Ask FactCheck: Week ending Mar. 28

March 28, 2008 4:04:40 PM PDT
FactCheck.org answers your questions about U.S. politics.

Mar. 28, 2008

Q: Was Barack Obama really a constitutional law professor?
A: Yes, the University of Chicago Law School confirms that Obama was a professor.

Q: Did Hillary Clinton work for Goldwater?
A: She was a high-school Young Republican and "Goldwater Girl" in 1964 but swung to supporting Democrat Eugene McCarthy's campaign in 1968 and George McGovern's in 1972.

Q: Is it legal for candidates to raise funds overseas for a presidential race?
A: Yes, but they can't legally accept donations from individuals who are neither U.S. citizens nor permanent U.S. residents.

Q: How many times was a president elected who did not win the popular vote?
A: It has happened four times.

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