Factcheck.org on Texas Debate

February 27, 2008

http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/clinton-obama_pillow_fight.html

The last Obama-Clinton debate drew little blood, but we noted a few factual claims that could use correcting or clarifying: Read the rest of this entry »


Fact Check.org on Obama/Clinton mailings in Ohio

February 27, 2008

Analysis

Hillary Clinton Feb. 23 accused Barack Obama of “using tactics that are straight out of Karl Rove’s playbook” with two attack-mail pieces that criticize her stands on trade and health care. “This is wrong, and every Democrat ought to be Read the rest of this entry »


Obama and Clinton ads both claim all Americans would be covered by their health plans. Clinton’s would come close from Factcheck.org

February 27, 2008

They’ve Got You Covered?

February 14, 2008

Updated: February 15, 2008

Obama and Clinton ads both claim all Americans would be covered by their health plans. Clinton’s would come close.

Summary

In television ads, Clinton’s campaign says her health care plan is the only one that will provide universal coverage, while Obama says his plan will cover all Americans, too. We find:


Obama’s Healthcare Plan, it’s the pits.

February 26, 2008

image2863095g.jpgNot nearly enough attention has been paid to the differences between Obama and Hillary’s healthcare plan. While there is mainly just one difference, the lack of a mandate in Obama’s plan, that difference can be make or break for Read the rest of this entry »


Another debate another lie.

February 4, 2008

There was a moment at Monday night’s Democratic presidential debate where Sen. Hillary Clinton expressed frustration that it was hard to have a “straight up” discussion with Sen. Barack Obama because he allegedly keeps shifting his stances on issues. (Bet that’s not the first time she’s said that to a charismatic politician.)

She said that Obama once endorsed a single-payer healthcare system. Obama said he didn’t. The reasons this did-too, did-not dispute matters are twofold.

Clinton is trying to knock Obama’s halo off. It’s hard to be the standard bearer of “change” and a different kind of politics if you’re revealed to be another politician who opportunistically takes up and drops positions like changes of clothes.

Also, Read the rest of this entry »