The Annenberg Political Fact Check project went through last Thursday's Republican debate and fact-checked candidates' statements, and came up with some interesting spin -- and a few gross inaccuracies as well.
- Giuliani claimed that adoptions shot up 65 to 70 percent while he was mayor. In fact, the net increase over his entire tenure was 17 percent.
- Brownback hyped the medical potential of stem cells taken from adults and not embryos, failing to mention their limitations.
- Hunter claimed that 155,000 non-Mexicans were seized crossing illegally from Mexico last year. The actual figure is 98,153.
- Romney described a Massachusetts health care plan he backed as "a fabulous program," when in fact it has not fully taken effect and only half the low-income persons who are eligible have signed up.
The linked page goes into detail on these questions and few others, such as Giuliani's claim regarding crime rates in New York, and McCain's bogeyman argument regarding "special interests" hogging radio frequencies.
The site also has a page detailing their fact-checking of the Democratic Debate - and the Democrats faired far better under the same scrutiny.
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