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June 13, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
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June 13, 2008

Q: Is it true John McCain voted with George Bush 95 percent of the time?
A: Yes, it's true, according to Congressional Quarterly's assessment of McCain's voting record.

Q: Do the poor drive farther than the rich, as McCain claims?
A: No. McCain is wrong when he claims repeatedly that low-income people drive more. In fact, the affluent drive twice as many miles.

Q: Is a letter from an anonymous teacher about illegal immigrants getting school grants true?
A: No. It cobbles together misleading statements to give the impression that illegal immigrants are receiving perks from taxpayers, when, in fact, they are not.

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