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November 26, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
FactCheck.org answers your questions about U.S. politics.

November 26, 2008

Q: Did Nancy Pelosi get wage breaks and tax credits for the American Samoan operations of a company in which her husband owns $17 million worth of stock?

A: This widely e-mailed claim is false. Pelosi's husband doesn't own that stock, despite what a bogus Wikipedia entry briefly claimed. Furthermore, American Samoa never got the minimum wage exemption it sought.

Q: How can one get inauguration tickets?

A: Tickets to watch the swearing-in can be requested through the Washington, D.C., offices of an individual's representative or senators. But you'll need some luck to score one.

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