Lukas Pleva is a student at the University of Chicago and an intern with PolitiFact
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Republicans "don't think it's a good idea" to make the child care tax credit "stronger."
The United States is "50th in life expectancy" in the world.
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The Democratic talking point that Republicans want to "privatize Social Security" has been a potent attack since 2005, when it helped defeat a proposal from President Bush. Now Democrats are using it against Republican candidates.Did the stimulus cost more than the Iraq War?
An editorial writer says the stimulus will end up costing more than the war. We check the facts.
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