Truth-o-Meter on the Web

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Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney says the U-S Military began shrinking under Bill Clinton's administration. Delaware Senator and Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden says President Bush is brain dead. Both claims have been vetted by politifact, a website created by the St. Petersburg Times and Congressional Quarterly. It's staffed by 20 reporters, investigating various campaign claims and using a 'truth-o-meter' to rate politicians' claims. Statements receive grades ranging from true to false to pants on fire. WUSF's Susan Giles Wantuck spoke with Bill Adair, the Washington Bureau Chief of the Times about Poltifact, from the Times office in St. Petersburg.

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