The Fact Checker is away on vacation and the regular column will return 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 whether Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had indeed admitted to the double-counting of Medicare funds in the new health care law. We gave Two Pinocchios to Republicans “who keep flogging this issue without acknowledging their own past complicity” in this type of government accounting.