What are the most dubious things that presidential candidates say?

at 12:18 PM ET, 10/10/2011

The Washington Post and Bloomberg News are sponsoring an economics-focused debate among the 2012 Republican presidential candidates at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire on Tuesday.

In preparation for that debate we have produced three videos that examine some of the most common sound bites used during previous debates — and what’s factually wrong with them. The videos cover three distinct areas.

‘Obamacare’

The economy

Foreign policy

Our question for you: What are some other common pearls of wisdom that the candidates have said on the campaign trail that beg for checking? We just launched our Pinocchio Tracker today and some readers have noticed we have not yet rated Herman Cain, so we are on the lookout for things he likes to assert.

Offer your thoughts via Quora or in the comments section below. We’ll incorporate the best into a Fact Checker post-debate update.

 
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