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Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 08/07/2012

Harry Reid’s pants on fire; Romney’s grocery list; and Rep. Issa wants more IG info (read-this roundup)


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. (J. Scott Applewhite - AP)
Pants on fireThe Fact Checker weighs in on that bombshell claim by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) that GOP nominee Mitt Romney hasn’t paid taxes for 10 years, and here’s the verdict: four Pinocchios (aka, a big old whopper).

Bargain hunter — Like something out of those spreads in a glossy magazine that show celebs schlepping shopping bags (“Stars: They’re Just Like Us!”), Mitt Romney went grocery shopping! In his cart: Caffeine-Free Diet Coke, Diet Pepsi Wild Cherry, Greek yogurt, corn.

Need to know — House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa wants agency IGs to notify Congress about their major investigations. Maybe he’s running out of subjects on which to hold hearings? Nah...

Vocabulary quiz — Our campaign lexicon keeps expanding. Obamacare, Mitticulous, and now Romney Hood. For more Romney puns, see Matt Miller’s compendium here.

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