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Looking for fact checks during the last presidential debate?

at 05:00 PM ET, 10/22/2012


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During Monday night’s presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney on foreign policy, we will again be posting live fact checks on The Washington Post’s Election 2012 Blog. We will have a full report on this Web page that will post in the wee hours of Tuesday.

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 In the meantime, here are links to our fact checks of the first and second presidential debate and the vice presidential debate between Vice President Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan, as well as links to some of the key issues likely to come up in this debate. We are fairly certain some previously debunked claims will be repeated.

The First Presidential Debate

We looked at a baker’s dozens of suspect claims.

The Vice Presidential Debate

Lots of fishy facts were tossed around by Biden and the Republican vice presidential nominee, and we examined 18.

Debate leftovers

Some further digging into claims from the first two debates.

The Second Presidential Debate

We examined 15 suspect claims in the feisty second debate between Obama and the Republican presidential nominee.

Fact Checking Tools

Iran

We examined Mitt Romney’s critique of President Obama’s policy toward Iran.

Israel

Read our extensive look at Obama’s policy on Israel and the Palestinians. Is the current stalemate because of poorly-executed diplomacy or policy flaws?

Libya

We produced the definitive timeline of the administration’s statements after the attack that killed the U.S. ambassador in Libya and three others at the embassy.

China

The Obama campaign has leveled many claims about Romney’s career at Bain Capital, including the allegation that he outsourced jobs to China. We examined the evidence and found it wanting.

Obama’s ‘Apology Tour’

Romney frequently makes this 4-Pinocchio charge. Here’s our original column debunking it.

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