Latest Half-True Fact-checks on John McCain John McCain stated on September 6, 2016 in a political advertisement: Says Ann Kirkpatrick walked out "on constituents when questioned" on the Affordable Care Act. John McCain stated on April 26, 2013 in a speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: "Over half" of science, technology, engineering and mathematics students "receiving advanced degrees are not citizens of the United States of America." John McCain stated on July 29, 2010 in a campaign commercial: "The border security plan of Sens. McCain and Kyl called for 3,000 additional troops to keep us safe. President Obama says he'll send 524." John McCain stated on October 31, 2008 in a TV interview: "We are within the margin of error." John McCain stated on October 26, 2008 in Waterloo, Iowa: If parents "don't have health insurance that Senator Obama wants them to have (for their children), they will be fined." John McCain stated on October 10, 2008 in a memo on campaign Web site: Barack Obama was "a trial attorney for ACORN." John McCain stated on October 15, 2008 in a debate in Hempstead, N.Y.: "He voted twice for a budget resolution that increases the taxes on individuals making $42,000 a year." John McCain stated on October 7, 2008 in Nashville, Tenn.: "The Democrats in the Senate and some members of Congress defended what Fannie and Freddie were doing. They resisted any change." John McCain stated on October 7, 2008 in Nashville, Tenn.: On the economic troubles of 2008, "really the match that lit this fire was Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac." John McCain stated on October 7, 2008 in a debate in Nashville, Tenn.: Obama "voted for ... $3-million for an overhead projector at a planetarium in Chicago." John McCain stated on October 7, 2008 in a debate in Nashville, Tenn.: "I want to give every American a $5,000 refundable tax credit." John McCain stated on September 30, 2008 in an advertisement: "John McCain fought to rein in Fannie and Freddie...but Democrats blocked the reforms." John McCain stated on September 4, 2008: "Senator Obama thinks we can achieve energy independence without more drilling and without more nuclear power." John McCain stated on September 4, 2008 in St. Paul, Minn.: "I will keep taxes low and cut them where I can. My opponent will raise them." John McCain stated on August 11, 2008 in a speech in Las Vegas: "First, he (Obama) opposed the surge. Then he confidently predicted that it would fail. Then he tried to prevent funding for the troops who carried out the surge." John McCain stated on July 15, 2008 in Albuquerque, N.M.: In the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, offshore drilling "did not cause any real difficulties." John McCain stated on July 21, 2008 in a speech in South Portland, Maine: "We now have a pro-American president in France, which shows if you live long enough, anything can happen in this world." John McCain stated on July 18, 2008 in a television ad: Obama "voted against funding our troops." John McCain stated on July 14, 2008 in a speech in San Diego: Obama "voted for and even sponsored amendments that were intended to kill the (immigration overhaul) legislation." John McCain stated on July 8, 2008 in a news release: "Barack Obama said he would debate 'anywhere, anytime' but has rejected joint town hall meetings." John McCain stated on July 26, 2008: "Throughout his time in elected office, Barack Obama has taken multiple positions on banning handguns and the D.C. handgun ban." John McCain stated on June 17, 2008 in Houston, Texas: We are "borrowing Saudi money for Saudi oil" with the result being "dependency and debt." John McCain stated on June 2, 2008 in a town hall meeting in Nashville, Tenn.: "Casualties and deaths are at (their) lowest point since literally the beginning" of the war. John McCain stated on April 28, 2008 in a campaign stop at Miami children's hospital : "We spend a staggering amount of money on health care — over $2-trillion and almost twice as much as any other country per person." John McCain stated on April 20, 2008 in in an interview on "This Week.": Barack Obama "wants to nearly double the capital gains tax" increasing taxes on "mutual funds, 401(k)s" for "policemen, firemen, nurses." John McCain stated on January 30, 2008 in a debate in Simi Valley, Calif.: "(Romney's) record was that he raised taxes by $730-million." John McCain stated on January 24, 2008 in a debate in Boca Raton.: Hillary Clinton wants to "wave the white flag of surrender and set a date for withdrawal." John McCain stated on January 12, 2008 in a speech to the Americans for Prosperity Michigan summit in Livonia, Mich.: "Congress just passed another huge, pork-filled spending bill. The Democrats allowed less than a day to read all 3,400 pages and stuffed it with nearly 10,000 earmarks costing about $10-billion dollars." John McCain stated on September 28, 2007 in a speech to the Hispanic Business Expo in Detroit.: "Our tax code is so complicated it extracts $140 billion in extra tax preparation costs every year - one thousand dollars for every American family." John McCain stated on October 8, 2007 in a campaign Web site.: "Earmarked dollars have doubled just since 2000, and more than tripled in the last 10 years."