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Joe Biden claims Medicare benefits increased under the Affordable Care Act

Vice president Joe Biden: “President Obama has increased the benefits available to people on Medicare today by the action he took.” Overview During a Sept. 28 campaign stop in South Florida, Vice President Joe Biden played up new Medicare benefits under the Affordable Care Act while omitting mention that the ACA has features that may restrict seniors’ ability to access…
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President Obama repeats claim he did not raise taxes

President Obama: “I haven’t raised taxes.”   Overview On the CBS program “60 Minutes” aired on Sept. 23, President Obama said “I haven’t raised taxes” as part of his defense against Mitt Romney’s attacks on his economic policies. Justifying the statement appears difficult. The Facts Mr. Obama’s statement occurred during the following exchange with CBS interviewer Steve Kroft:   KROFT:…
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Introducing Zebra Fact Check

Journalists trend ideologically left. That’s just a fact.   In findings likely to fuel the raging debate over the issue of media bias, a new book concludes that the nation’s journalists have moved a bit to the right since the 1990s, but are still considerably more liberal than the general public. This political snapshot of the media comes from the…
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Fact checkers awry on Romney’s ’47 percent’ claim

Mitt Romney: “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what … Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax.” Overview Many mainstream news accounts, including fact checks, based interpretations on questionable assumptions about what Mitt Romney was saying during a private talk at a fundraising event. Fact checkers ended up fact checking…
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