FactCheck.org's Weekly Update for July 29, 2011
New FactCheck Wire Items
Default ‘Danger’ Revisited
The U.S. has been in danger of defaulting before, contrary to what Obama's communications director says.
Romney’s Economic Exaggerations
The presidential candidate made a few false and misleading statements in a campaign appearance in California.
McConnell’s Debt Claim ‘Rejected’
Obama has supported Sen. Reid's proposal, contrary to what Sen. McConnell says.
Medicare Message in Spanish
The DNC criticizes the Ryan Medicare plan in a Spanish-language ad, its first of the 2012 campaign.
A spoof of prescription drug ads goes too far in criticizing government spending.
The liberal Patriot Majority distorts Rep. Paul Ryan's Medicare plan.
Obama Inflates Defense ‘Cut’
The president misleadingly says he's cut $400 billion from the defense budget.
Barrasso’s Subsidy Speculation
The senator assumes all employer-provided health insurance will go away when making claims about the cost of subsidies under the health care law.