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scot lehigh

Armed with a pre-debate fact check

Viewers, beware. Presidential debates, sad to say, aren’t always exercises in scrupulous political accuracy or honesty.

Fact-checkers usually tag dubious claims a day or two later. But here, drawing on three of my favorite truth-squadders — FactCheck.org, PolitiFact.com, and the Washington Post’s Fact Checker — is a day-of-the-debate guide to arm unwary viewers against false attacks.

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