Henry J. Gomez

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If Fitz endorses but no one’s around, does he make a noise?

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Experts split on which month marks the start

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Even in an age of fact checking, the whopper lives

Politicians of all parties have been bending the truth since the beginning of the republic. The two previous presidential administrations are perhaps best known for lies or untruths -- see Lewinsky, Monica, and weapons of mass destruction. And even in this, another presidential election year, rare is the day when a candidate does not utter or repeat a claim that will be debunked by an independent truth squad. Why do they do it? Those who study politics and communications say the consequences appear to be minimal.