Brand & Martinez for August 31, 2012

Fact-checking the Republican National Convention

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Delegates watch campaign videos of presidential candidate Mitt Romney after the chairman of the Republican National Convention (RNC) Reince Priebus gaveled the convention to order at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 27, 2012. Due to tropical storm Isaac, the convention was called to order and then immediate recess until the afternoon on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

The Republican National Convention wrapped up last night with speeches by Mitt Romney, Senator Marco Rubio and Clint Eastwood. As with any political event, lots of claims were made. Some of those claims were true, some not so true. Angie Holan is deputy editor of Politifact, an organization that checks out the statements of politicians. She joins the show to fact check the RNC.

Guest:

Angie Holan, deputy editor of Politifact.


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