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October 24, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT answers your questions about U.S. politics.

October 24, 2008

Q: What about that Anne Kilkenny e-mail?

A: The facts in the e-mail message about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin are mostly correct.

Q: Did Obama request a $3 million 'overhead projector,' as McCain claimed?

A: Obama did seek a $3 million earmark, but it was not for the sort of 'overhead projector' commonly found in classrooms or offices. It would have replaced the Adler Planetarium's projector, last upgraded in 1969.

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