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May 1, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT answers your questions about U.S. politics.

April 17, 2009

Q: Did Oliver North warn Al Gore about Osama bin Laden at Senate hearings in 1987?

A: This ridiculous hoax has been circulating since 2001, even though the secretary of the U.S. Senate and North himself have debunked it.

Q: Did Obama ask Georgetown University to remove all religious symbols before he would speak there?

A: A religious symbol was covered at the Catholic and Jesuit institution after the White House asked for a neutral TV backdrop.

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