The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Greg Joyce
"The lifespan of the average American is less than that of people in nations that spend far less (on health care). ... To put it bluntly, we spend more and die sooner."
"He (Obama) has done several things well. Most of those things are places where he changed his view from where he had during the campaign. So, for instance, he's left our troops in Iraq and they're being more successful there. He boosted our effort in Afghanistan, which is the right course to take. He did not close Guantanamo, thank heavens."
Recent stories from Greg JoyceObama on health care reform: 50 plus one? Git 'er done!
We put Obama on the Flip-O-Meter and find that he rejects broad consensus in favor of passing his proposal.Fact-checker's delight: Bachmann vs. Grayson
Could we resist fact-checking the most quotable firebrands of the right and the left when they appeared together on CNN? No, we could not.No need to pay down the debt? Not what he said.
Hillary Clinton takes a few liberties in remembering Alan Greenspan's thoughts on the 2001 Bush tax cuts.Health care reform: A simple explanation, updated
We summarize the latest versions of the Democratic and Republican health care reform plans.GOP health care reform: A simple explanation, updated
We revisit our analysis of the Republican health care plan to cover the latest updates.The stimulus is funding what?
Republican leaders in Congress have put out lists of stimulus projects that they say are wasteful or unrelated to creating jobs. We took a look to see if the projects were as billed.The Sunday Veepstakes
Current and former vice presidents faced off on the Sunday news shows, and we check the facts.Palin says transparency meeting was behind closed doors
We examine Sarah Palin's claim that Vice President Biden met with the transparency board behind closed doors.Having their cake ... 'and voting against it, too'
We check Obama's claim that Republicans voted against the economic stimulus and then boasted about the programs it provided.Checking the GOP response to the State of the Union
Republicans offered some rebuttals to President Obama's State of the Union address. We check their facts.
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