October 31st, 2008
06:20 PM ET
5 years ago

Fact Check: Would McCain tax health benefits for the first time ever?

 The Obama-Biden campaign released an ad called Rear View on Thursday.
The Obama-Biden campaign released an ad called Rear View on Thursday.

The Statement: In a television ad titled "Rear View," that began airing Thursday, October 30, the campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama attacks Republican opponent Sen. John McCain's economic policies, saying, in part, that McCain "would tax your health care benefits for the first time ever."

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October 31st, 2008
04:43 PM ET
5 years ago

Fact check: Would McCain 'only reward wealth'?

Is Obama right about McCain's tax plan?
Is Obama right about McCain's tax plan?

The Statement:
At a rally Thursday, October 30, in Columbia, Missouri, Sen. Barack Obama said, "The choice in this election isn't between tax cuts and no tax cuts, it's whether you believe we should only reward wealth or whether we should also reward work and the workers who create it."

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October 31st, 2008
04:00 PM ET
5 years ago

Fact check: Does Palin have more 'experience' than Obama and Biden combined?

The Statement
Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, in an interview October 31 on ABC's "Good Morning America," praised his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, saying in part that she has "more experience than Senator Biden and Senator Obama put together."

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Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Fact Check • John McCain
October 30th, 2008
05:34 PM ET
5 years ago

Fact check: Does group McCain chairs have link to Columbia professor Khalidi?

The Statement
The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, on Wednesday, October 29, responded to Republican opponent Sen. John McCain criticism of Obama's relationship with Rashid Khalidi, an Arab studies professor at Columbia University, by suggesting that McCain also had a link to Khalidi. It said, "John McCain should answer why, under his own chairmanship, the International Republican Institute repeatedly funded an organization Khalidi founded, the Center for Palestine Research and Studies, over the course of many years."

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October 30th, 2008
02:45 PM ET
5 years ago

Fact Check: Did experts say Obama plan would 'destroy' 6 million jobs?

Would Obama’s plan really cost the country jobs?
Would Obama’s plan really cost the country jobs?

The Statement

In a news release Thursday, October 30, responding to news that the U.S. gross domestic product fell in the third quarter of this year, the campaign for Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain criticized Democratic opponent Sen. Barack Obama's tax proposals. "According to the independent Center for Data Analysis, Barack Obama's new policies will destroy nearly 6 million jobs over the next decade," the release said.

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October 30th, 2008
08:52 AM ET
5 years ago

Fact Check: Does Obama's 'tax calculator' show what an individual's tax cut would be?

 Does Obama's 'tax calculator' show what an individual's tax cut would be?
Does Obama's 'tax calculator' show what an individual's tax cut would be?

The Statement: On its Web site and in a television commercial, the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama is featuring a "tax calculator" that the campaign says voters can use to see how much their tax cut would be under Obama's plan.

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October 29th, 2008
06:50 PM ET
5 years ago

Fact check: Is Columbia professor Khalidi a 'political ally' of Barack Obama?

Get the facts about Gov. Palin's statements Wednesday.
Get the facts about Gov. Palin's statements Wednesday.

The Statement: Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, speaking on Oct. 29 in Bowling Green, Ohio, said Barack Obama "spent a lot of time with" Rashid Khalidi. "Rashid Khalidi, he, in addition to being a political ally of Barack Obama, he's a former spokesperson for the Palestinian Liberation Organization," she said.

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Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Fact Check • Sarah Palin
October 29th, 2008
03:00 PM ET
5 years ago

Fact check: Obama, Biden 'creeping down' on who gets tax cuts?

What have Obama and Biden said about their tax cuts?'
What have Obama and Biden said about their tax cuts?'

The Statement

In a campaign speech Tuesday, October 28, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain accused Democratic opponent Sen. Barack Obama and his running mate, Sen. Joe Biden, of being inconsistent on taxes.

"Senator Obama has made a lot of promises. First he said people making less than $250,000 would benefit from his plan. Then this weekend he announced in an ad that if you're a family making less than $200,000, you'll benefit," McCain said. "But yesterday, right here in Pennsylvania, Senator Biden said tax relief should only go to middle class people, people making under $150,000 a year .... It's interesting how their definition of rich has a way of creeping down."

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October 28th, 2008
06:00 PM ET
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Fact check: McCain tax cuts give $200 billion to corporations, $4 billion to oil companies?

What are the facts about McCain's tax cuts?
What are the facts about McCain's tax cuts?

The Statement:
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, speaking in Canton, Ohio, on October 27, referred to Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain's tax plans and said, "It's not change when he wants to give $200 billion to the biggest corporations or $4 billion to the oil companies."

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October 28th, 2008
04:57 PM ET
5 years ago

Fact check: Did Joe The Plumber say Obama's comment 'sounded like socialism'?

What did Joe the Plumber say about Obama's tax plans?
What did Joe the Plumber say about Obama's tax plans?

The Statement:
Vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, speaking at an October 27 rally in Leesburg, Virginia, referred to Barack Obama's October 12 conversation about tax policy with Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, the citizen now known as "Joe the Plumber." She said Obama said he "wants to spread the wealth" and that "Joe the Plumber said to him, it sounded like socialism."

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