Ask FactCheck: Week ending Mar. 21

March 21, 2008 9:23:23 PM PDT
FactCheck.org answers your questions about U.S. politics.

Mar. 21, 2008

Q: Did 10 percent of Hillary's votes come from "Limbaugh Democrats" in the Ohio and Texas primaries?
A: According to exit polls, she didn't get that many of her votes from Republicans, and it's hard to know how many of those she did get were the result of Rush Limbaugh's exhortations.

Q: Was Obama correct to say 90% of his money comes from donors giving $50 or less?
A: No. He gets more from small donors than either Clinton or McCain, but two-thirds of his money still comes from those giving $200 or more.

Q: Are Barack Obama and Dick Cheney cousins?
A: Yep. But they are quite distant relatives.

Q: Is Obama right to say some CEOs make more in 10 minutes than an average worker does in a year?
A: By our calculations only Steve Jobs did so in 2006.

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