Ask FactCheck: Week ending Feb. 29

February 29, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
FactCheck.org answers your questions about U.S. politics.

Feb. 29, 2008

Q: Which state has been home to more U.S. presidents: Ohio or Virginia?
A: It's either Virginia, Ohio or a tie, depending on how you count.

Q: What kind of tax breaks does the U.S. give to oil companies and to corporations that send jobs overseas?
A: Companies with overseas subsidiaries can keep their income untaxed by the IRS if they don't transfer that revenue back to the U.S. Oil and gas companies received tax breaks and subsidies from a 2005 energy bill, but the bill led...

Q: How can Panamanian-born McCain be elected president?
A: Though born abroad, he is considered a natural-born U.S. citizen.

Q: Could former President Bill Clinton be vice president?
A: Probably not, but it's an untested constitutional conundrum.

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