Ask FactCheck: Week ending May 9

May 9, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
FactCheck.org answers your questions about U.S. politics.

May 9, 2008

Q: Has McCain ever made any earmarks?
A: Not for fiscal year 2008 and never explicitly, though over the course of his career, there are several that might deserve the label.

Q: Did electing a Democratic Congress in 2006 really lead to increased unemployment, higher gas prices and more home foreclosures?
A: No, and most of the figures in a widely-circulated e-mail are made up. In fact, the entire premise of the e-mail is a logical fallacy.

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