Ask FactCheck: Week ending Mar. 6

March 6, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
FactCheck.org answers your questions about U.S. politics.

March 6, 2009

Q: Is the fairness doctrine coming back, and would it shut down conservative talk radio?

A: Obama has made it clear he opposes it. If it were revived, it probably would reduce the overall number of radio hours devoted to conservative talk shows.

Q: Does Rahm Emanuel pay property taxes?

A: The president's chief of staff does pay taxes on his home. Failed attempts to find his records are the fault of shoddy research.

Q: Is Congress about to give Social Security to illegal immigrants?

A: Congress hasn't voted on any measure to pay benefits to illegal immigrants, and has no plans for any such vote.

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