Fact Checker Favorites: Obama and funding for Egyptian democracy

The Fact Checker is away on vacation and the regular column will return on Aug. 9. In the meantime, we will be presenting links to some of our most popular, controversial or provocative columns over the past six months.

 Old Fact Checker columns never really get stale because the misstatements keep getting repeated. If you have only recently become a regular reader, you may find these earlier columns especially interesting.

 In today’s installment, we look at a foreign-policy issue: How committed was the Obama administration to supporting democracy-minded civic and social organization in Egypt before the Arab Spring? We concluded “the administration’s performance appears to fall short” and awarded Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Two Pinocchios for pretending otherwise.


Glenn Kessler has reported on domestic and foreign policy for more than three decades. He would like your help in keeping an eye on public figures. Send him statements to fact check by emailing him, tweeting at him, or sending him a message on Facebook.

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