Ask FactCheck: Week ending June 26

June 26, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
FactCheck.org answers your questions about U.S. politics.

June 26, 2009

Q: Is ACORN providing workers for the 2010 census?

A: No. ACORN employees will not be taking the census. The group is one of more than 30,000 "partners" that will help publicize the event.

Q: Is Obama planning to increase the federal tax on gun ammunition by 500 percent?

A: No such proposal has been made by the Obama administration. And nobody in Congress has introduced any bill to increase the 11 percent federal excise tax on ammo.

Q: Is it true that Al Gore's mansion uses significantly more energy than the typical home?

A: The main claim in a chain e-mail was true when the original message began making the rounds in 2007. Since then, the Gores have made several changes to their home.

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