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Topic - Glenn Kessler
The unraveling of Barack Obama's dysfunctional presidency started when it became clear his policies were not improving a jobless economy that is still on the Federal Reserve's temporary life-support system.
Dire predictions about the fate of certain government programs hardly have been in short supply as sequestration-related budget cuts loomed. It was hardly a surprise, then, when Education Secretary Arne Duncan got in on the act.
We heard some real whoppers in this year's campaign, but the biggest of them all was President Obama's wildly exaggerated jobs claim.
There was a huge, gaping hole in former President Bill Clinton's defensive speech Wednesday night on behalf of Barack Obama's bid for a second term.
Time to fact-check the fact-checkers.
It should be clear by now that Barack Obama is running his shaky presidential campaign in 3-D: dishonesty, deception and distraction.
The emergence of fact-checkers is one of the major stories of the 2012 presidential campaign, with the self-appointed arbiters of truth inserting themselves into all of the thorniest issues.
President Obama gave a speech in Iowa recently in which he told one of the biggest whoppers of his 2012 re-election campaign.
Presidents are identified in the history books by their accomplishments, if they have any.
Donald Trump has been saying things about himself and others lately that are untrue, suggesting that he has a tendency to make up his own reality as he goes along.
"The administration is defending this pledge with a rather slim reed — that there is nothing in the law that makes insurance companies force people out of plans they were enrolled in before the law passed," Mr. Kessler writes.
The White House continues to peddle the bogus line that manufacturing jobs are growing, but The Washington Post's fact-checker, Glenn Kessler, reported Sunday that "the growth in manufacturing jobs has basically stalled over the past year."