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President Obama's big moment came tonight as he accepted the Democratic nomination for reelection in Charlotte. But did his assertions check out? The Wonkteam looked into it.

  • Suzy Khimm, Sarah Kliff, and Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 7, 2012
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Bill Clinton delivered a 48 minute speech last night, longer than any other prime time speakers we've seen at either party's convention this year. But it was only half the time he spent speaking at the 1996 convention.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Sep 6, 2012
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Bill Clinton's speech Wednesday night was full of policy substance. But does that substance check out?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 6, 2012
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Former president Bill Clinton is speaking at the Democratic National Convention tonight, and is sure to spark a lot of commentary about the contrast between the economic boom times of the Clinton administration and the stop and start recovery of the past four years. But what actually was Clinton's economic record?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 5, 2012
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The general pattern in Patrick's speech is that he overreached in trying to indict Romney's record but generally told the truth when bragging about his own. What's going on here, basically, is that Massachusetts is an extraordinarily well-run state.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 5, 2012
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Bain Capital invested in plenty of companies that offshored jobs. But is Obama really the anti-outsourcing advocate that Strickland makes him out to be?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 5, 2012
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Republican and Democratic party conventions are no longer quite as important as they used to be--they're now little more than four-day scripted commercials. And yet, says historian Julian Zelizer, they still matter quite a bit, and can often change the course of political history in unexpected ways.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 1, 2012
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Romney didn't lie last night. Every one of his claims was true as he phrased it. But a viewer could be forgiven for thinking that poverty and inflation have been at unprecedented highs under Obama. They haven't.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 31, 2012
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Ohio Senator Rob Portman (R) says Mitt Romney will end China's currency manipulation. One problem: China has stopped manipulating its currency.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 30, 2012
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A lot of claims have been made at the RNC so far. How many of them are true?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 30, 2012
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Rick Santorum says that if you stay in school, get a job and wait to have kids, you won't be poor. It's not really that simple.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 29, 2012
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