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February 20, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST answers your questions about U.S. politics.

February 20, 2009

Q: Did Obama pay for Hamas-affiliated terrorists to emigrate to the United States?

A: This claim is false. The president's memorandum to the State Department would pay for refugee assistance in Gaza, not for transporting anyone to the U.S.

Q: Was Bush's exit from office a "Class Act" compared with Clinton's?

A: A widely forwarded e-mail contains some false and exaggerated claims, along with some truths. It also contains made-up headlines about Obama.

Q: What will the stimulus bill cost per family?

A: The added federal debt comes to about $10,000 per family. A Republican senator who used a figure 10 times higher than that is wrong.

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