The Fact Checker challenge

I’ve issued a challenge to President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney--give at least one 15-minute campaign speech without embellishing the truth.

Will they succeed?

Read my full article in The Washington Post’s Outlook section. The video above offers some tips for how they can meet this challenge.

You can also participate. Write a factually correct, distortion-free campaign speech for Obama or Romney, in 400 words or less on a substantive policy issue or debate. List all the sources you’ve used, include your full name and e-mail address, and send it to outlook@washpost.com. If the facts check out, the Outlook section will publish the best speech next week.

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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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