By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
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 Washington Post's fact-checker Glenn Kessler says, "The president is cherry-picking a number that puts the improvement in the economy in the best possible light," leaving out critical data.
"According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job creation in Obama's entire presidency is plus or minus a few hundred thousand jobs, depending on whether you date his presidency from January or February of 2009. At this point, Obama is on track to have the worst jobs record of any president since World War II," he said.