The Zeller file:
Shawn Zeller
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Shawn Zeller

"Sen. Obama has never taken on his party leaders on a single major issue."

Obama "changed the rules in Washington. Gone are the free gifts from lobbyists. Gone are the fancy airplane rides for nothing."

"Senator McCain has been talking tough about earmarks, and that's good, but earmarks account for about $18-billion of our budget."

Henry Kissinger "said that we should meet with Iran — guess what — without precondition."

"He has asked for $932-million of earmark pork-barrel spending, nearly a million dollars for every day that he’s been in the United States Senate."

House Republicans "weren't part of the negotiations" on the Wall Street bailout plan.

"Last week Senator Obama's running mate said, get this, 'Raising taxes is patriotic.' "

McCain "voted to cut education funding, against accountability standards. He even proposed abolishing the Department of Education."

"Obama has asked for $932-million in earmarks, literally $1-million for every day that he’s been in Congress."

"I have never asked for a single earmark, pork barrel project for my state of Arizona."

Recent stories from Shawn Zeller
Prime-time promises

We check the facts on Obama's 30-minute prime-time ad buy.

No maverick cred for Obama

Still fighting to be the candidate who can deliver change, McCain accuses Obama of being too cozy with his party leaders.

McCain's pork project

McCain hammers at this point of distinction: he hates pork-barrel spending, Obama revels in it.

A lesson in cherry-picking

Voting records make senators east targets for attack ads, and nobody knows it better than Sen. John McCain. The DNC is only doing what George W. Bush did back in 2000.

McCain's POW record attacked, again

In a flashback to 2000, Sen. John McCain faces unfounded allegations about his past. This time, a flyer from the Vietnam Veterans Against John McCain alleges he's a traitor.

Romney haunted by liberal past

Mitt Romney's record as governor of Massachusetts and as a candidate for office put him in a vulnerable position as rival Republicans attack his past.

The intel numbers game

Rudy Giuliani blames President Clinton for the sad state of the intelligence budget.

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