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The Frustrations of Fact Checkers

Midway through a Wednesday morning panel discussion with the nation’s top political fact checkers,’s Brooks Jackson asked his colleagues if they could think of a case where candidates this cycle have “paid a price” …

How Libya Makes Obama Vulnerable — and the GOP Knows It

Rally-around-the-flag time is over. For the most part, Republicans — with the exception of Mitt Romney — had held their fire in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. embassy in Cairo and consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which claimed the lives of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens. But as …


Caught on candid camera, whispered into a hot mic or blurted out on the campaign trail, gaffes are what make a presidential race hum. Here’s TIME’s running tally of some of the biggest verbal blunders this year.

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