With just over a week to go in what can safely be described as a contentious election, this is a good time to think about facts. Exactly how accurate are the claims of politicians and political advertising?
There are a number of good web sites to help answer this question. PolitiFact.com , sponsored by the St. Petersburg Times, provides a "Truth-o-meter" judging the degree to which a claim or ad is accurate. For another site, try FactCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center .
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