Overgeneralization: Blunt on Income Verification

Sen. Roy Blunt (R., Mo.) makes a false claim about the income verification requirement of the federal health care law.






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Overgeneralization: Graham on ‘Enemy Combatants’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) overstates the extent to which information from ‘enemy combatants’ contributed to locating Osama bin Laden.











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Overgeneralization: Obama on Investing in Early Childhood Education

President Obama (D) overgeneralizes when, in his 2013 State of the Union address, he claims, “Every dollar we invest in high-quality early education can save more than seven dollars later on.”











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Overgeneralization: Obama on Early Education Studies

Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post’s Fact Checker, points out that President Obama overgeneralized when discussing the benefits of pre-K education.











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Overgeneralization: Weapons ban exemptions

An email from TeaParty.net makes a false claim that “all government officials” would be exempt in Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D., Calif.) proposed assault weapons ban.











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Overgeneralization: Child Homicides in U.S.

Mark Kelly, whose wife, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was wounded in an Arizona shooting, oversteps the available evidence with a claim about the number of worldwide child deaths caused by guns.











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