First Presidential Debate 10/4, “Obama, Romney Clash Repeatedly Over Taxes,” Morning Edition  No direct fact-checks 10/4, “Close

Read: NPR Reporters Examine Denver Debate,” Morning Edition  John Ydstie and Steve Inskeep said Romney was incorrect; they noted that Romney‟s tax cuts would indeed cost about $5 trillion in the next 10 years; they noted that Tax Policy Center says there are not enough loopholes and deductions to pay for Romney‟s tax plan.  David Welna said Romney was incorrect; he cited incorrect numbers on his energy policy statements against Obama.  Julie Rovner said Romney was incorrect; the $716 billion does not change benefits that are guaranteed under Medicare; it comes out of overpayments to insurance companies, hospitals and drug companies.  Rovner said Obama was incorrect; not all of the $716 billion stays with seniors as he claimed.  Scott Horsely said Romney was incorrect in saying that he supports and has supported Simpson-Bowles.  Horsely said Obama was incorrect in saying that he supports and has supported Simpson-Bowles.  Inskeep noted Obama was correct in saying that Romney has ruled out revenue. 10/4, “Republicans Thrilled With Romney‟s Debate Showing,” All Things Considered  No direct fact-checks 10/4, “Romney‟s Tax Policy Still Has Holes After Debate,” All Things Considered  Ydstie and Audie Cornish said Obama was correct; they noted that Romney‟s tax cuts would indeed cost about $5 trillion in the next 10 years; they noted that Tax Policy Center says there are not enough loopholes and deductions to pay for Romney‟s tax plan.  Ydstie and Cornish said Romney was incorrect; they noted that Romney‟s tax cuts would indeed cost about $5 trillion in the next 10 years; they noted that Tax Policy Center says there are not enough loopholes and deductions to pay for Romney‟s tax plan.  Ydstie said Romney was incorrect; the six studies that Romney cited do not support the specifics of his proposal.  Ydstie said Romney was incorrect, the deduction cap would not cover the $5 trillion cost of Romney‟s tax cut. 10/4, “Romney Takes A Mini Victory Lap After First Debate,” All Things Considered  Melissa Block said Romney has not specified how his tax plan will not add to the deficit.  Shapiro said Romney was correct; he has indeed long said that he does not want to get rid of all regulations.  Ari Shapiro said Romney was incorrect; preexisting conditions are only covered under Romney‟s plan for people who already have insurance. 10/4, “Obama Criticized For Not Pushing Back During Debate,” All Things Considered  No direct fact-checks

Vice-Presidential Debate 10/12, “No. 2‟s, Biden, Ryan, Square Off In Combative Debate,” Morning Edition  No direct fact-checks 10/12, “Fact-checking Thursday‟s VP Debate,” Morning Edition  Michele Kelemen said Ryan was correct; security officials in Libya had asked for more security but did not get it.  Kelemen said Biden was incorrect; the administration did know they wanted more security.  Kelemen said Biden was incorrect; the State Department account from the night of the attack in Benghazi said the attack did not start as a protest.  Kelemen said Ryan was incorrect; there is no evidence that Iran is able to enrich enough uranium to make a nuclear weapon.  Kelemen said Ryan was incorrect; the sanctions against Iran have had an effect.  Tom Bowman said Biden was incorrect; all American forces will not be out of Afghanistan in 2014.  Larry Abramson said Ryan was correct; the White House has cut defense spending in the past.  Abramson said Biden was correct; Ryan and the rest of Congress agreed to these cuts in troops last year.  Abramson said Ryan was incorrect; Ryan and the rest of Congress agreed to these cuts in troops last year.  Ydstie said Biden was correct; the Romney tax plan is not mathematically possible (tax cuts along with preserving biggest deductions).  Ydstie said Ryan was incorrect; the Romney tax plan is not mathematically possible (tax cuts along with preserving biggest deductions).  Ydstie said Biden was incorrect; the Obama tax plan raises taxes on individuals making more than $200,000 a year and families making more than $250,000 a year, instead of just millionaires. 10/12, “Biden Brings High Energy To Vice Presidential Debate,” All Things Considered 10/12, “Ryan Attacks Biden On Libya Post-Debate,” All Things Considered  No direct fact-checks 10/12, “Week In Politics: Vice Presidential Debate,” All Things Considered  No direct fact-checks 10/12, “Vice Presidential Candidates Spar Over Medicare,” All Things Considered  Rovner said Biden was correct; the Romney/Ryan Medicare plan eliminates the guarantee of Medicare.  Rovner said Biden was correct; Ryan‟s current Medicare plan was not backed by a Democrat.  Rovner said Ryan was incorrect; Ryan‟s current Medicare plan was not backed by a Democrat.  Rovner said Ryan was incorrect; under Obamacare, 30 million more people will have insurance.  Rovner said Biden was incorrect; he and Sarah Palin did not discuss “death panels” at the last vice-presidential debate.

Second Presidential Debate 10/17, “Take-Charge Obama Shows Up For Second Debate,” Morning Edition  No direct fact-checks 10/17, “Close Read: NPR Reporters Examine Second Debate,” Morning Edition  Jeff Brady said Romney was correct; oil production on federal land and offshore was down 14 percent last year.  Brady said Romney was incorrect; domestic oil production is up.  Brady said Obama was correct; domestic oil production is up.  Renee Montagne said Romney was correct; gas prices have increased from 2008 to now.  Brady said Romney was incorrect; a President does not usually have the ability to control gas prices.  Ydstie said Romney was incorrect; he will cut everyone‟s tax rate by 20 percent and his tax plan doesn‟t add up.  Ydstie said Obama was incorrect; Romney was not managing Bain Capital invested in companies that outsourced to China.  Ydstie said Romney was correct; anyone who owns a broad portfolio of stocks or mutual funds is profiting from companies that have shipped jobs overseas.  Rovner said Romney has changed his position on contraception coverage.  Kelemen said Obama was correct; Obama did use the term “acts of terror” on Sept. 12.  Kelemen said Romney was incorrect; Obama did use the term “acts of terror” on Sept. 12.  Kelemen said Romney was correct; days after the consulate attack, Susan Rice went on numerous television shows blaming the video for the attack.  Ted Robbins said Romney was correct; Obama did not put out an immigration plan in his first year as he promised during his campaign.  Robbins said Obama was incorrect; Romney did not endorse the entirety of SB1070, the Arizona immigration law.  Robbins said Romney was correct; Romney did not endorse the entirety of SB1070, the Arizona immigration law. 10/17, “Two Writers Comment On Presidential Debate,” Morning Edition  No direct fact-checks 10/17, “Obama Focused, Energetic After Second Debate,” All Things Considered  No direct fact-checks 10/17, “GOP Angry With Moderator Crowley After Debate,” All Things Considered  No direct fact-checks 10/17, “Divided Wis. Voters Unite In Debate Viewing,” All Things Considered  No direct fact-checks 10/17, “Gun Control A Surprise Issue In Presidential Debate,” All Things Considered  Rebekah Metzler said Romney was incorrect; it‟s not technically illegal to have an automatic weapon.  Metzler said Romney was correct; he tried to get both sides of the debate to sign an assault weapon ban while he was Governor of Massachusetts. 10/17, “Contraception, Pell Grants „In Context‟ After Debate,” All Things Considered

Claudio Sanchez said Romney was incorrect; Paul Ryan‟s position on cutting education makes it difficult to keep Pell Grants intact.

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