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Democratic National Convention: Fact-Checking and Sen. Merkley

OPB | Sept. 6, 2012 12:06 p.m. | Updated: Sept. 10, 2013 11:58 p.m.

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Last week, Paul Ryan made a series of claims in his keynote address at the Republican National Convention that caught fact-checkers’ attention.

We checked in then with a group of journalists from the National Journal who have been closely watching the claims being made at the conventions, and we’re following up with them again this week.

So far, the hardest claims to back up involve how many jobs Obama has created and what a voucher-like Medicare system would cost and look like.

We’ll hear where Julian Castro, Elizabeth Warren, and Bill Clinton have been stretching the truth. And later, we’ll check in with Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley.

Here’s a slideshow of scenes from the floor, including Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, on the second night of the DNC:

Slideshow credit: David Miller/OPB

What claims made so far at the DNC do you find suspicious? What questions do you have for Senator Jeff Merkley?


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