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Slaloming Through Olympic Facts
False claims abound on Romney‘s Olympic earmarks.
Santorum’s Bogus Euthanasia Claims
He gets plenty wrong on euthanasia in the Netherlands.
Santorum Exaggerates Dropout Rate
He’s off the mark on the number of U.S. kids dropping out of school.
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- Rick Santorum Misleads on Obama and Irans Green Revolution | Mother Jones (aboriginalpress.wordpress.com)
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- What Can Be Done About Super PAC Spending and Advertising? (bigthink.com)