Ask FactCheck: Week ending Jan. 11

January 11, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
FactCheck.org answers your questions about U.S. politics.

Jan. 11, 2008

Q: Does the person with the most money ALWAYS win the presidential nomination?
A: No. The biggest money-raisers are beaten fairly regularly. Just ask Howard Dean.

Q: Why are there only two major parties in the U.S.?
A: The winner-take-all system in the U.S. favors two stable parties.

Q: Did Giuliani break the law using city funds while visiting his mistress?
A: No. Reporters who broke the story didn't suggest he acted illegally.

Q: What percentage of the U.S. population has at least a bachelor's degree?
A: According to the Census Bureau, the figure is 27 percent of adults.

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