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President Obama has never received a paycheck from a profitmaking business in his entire life.

"You can't read a speech by George Washington . . . without hearing him reference God, the Almighty."

Gov. Sarah Palin "got precisely zero support for her call for Alaska's Democratic Senator Mark Begich to resign because Ted Stevens' corruption conviction was overturned."

"Secretary Geithner has left the option on the table" of abandoning the dollar for a multinational currency.

"2008 was the deadliest year of the war (in Afghanistan) for American forces."

"The administration raises revenue for nationalized health care through a series of new taxes, including a light switch tax that would cost every American household $3,128 a year."

The Employee Free Choice Act mandates the "elimination of the secret ballot."

Obama nominee Dawn Johnsen "called motherhood 'involuntary servitude.'"

On whether he wrote a provision that allowed AIG to dole out bonuses.

Recent stories from Alexander Lane
Checking the pundits

We examine claims by pundits and talk show hosts and find Rachel Maddow was wrong about Sarah Palin, that George Washington didn't speak of God the way Rush Limbaugh claimed, and that George Will was right about troubled assets.

Distorting Geithner's comments about the dollar

A Minnesota congresswoman suggests incorrectly that the treasury secretary wants to dump the dollar.

'Light switch tax' isn't what Republicans claim

The Republicans contend Obama's cap-and-trade policy would impose a $3,128 tax per family. But it's not a tax and it wouldn't cost that much.

The kids are alright

Obama claims U.S. eighth graders are slipping at math. But we find they're actually improving.

McConnell's fuzzy math doesn't compute

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says the Democrats spent more in a month than the combined cost of Hurricane Katrina and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We crunch the numbers and find that's wrong.

High-speed train not a Mickey Mouse line

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal stretches the truth about a rail line that might get money from the stimulus.

Chain e-mails are back — and they're still wrong

Get ready to hit the Delete key. Chain e-mails are making a resurgence and landing in your inbox. We check two of them and find they're Pants on Fire wrong.

Is McCain within margin of error?

McCain claims he's "within the margin of error," but that's true only for the Fox poll.

Invoking the red menace

The McCain campaign went from tiptoeing around allegations that Obama is a socialist, to outright calling him one.

A radical Ayers allegation

The McCain campaign ratchets up its attempt to connect Barack Obama to former '60s radical William Ayers.

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