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Fact-Checking Obama’s Criticism Of The Romney Medicare Plan

The Washington Post analyzes recent comments made by President Barack Obama about Medicare. Also, during a campaign appearance, Obama highlighted his differences with GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney regarding Planned Parenthood.

The Washington Post's Fact Checker: Obama Uses Out-Of-Date Data To Criticize Romney's Medicare Plan
On a campaign trip to Florida last week, President Obama — no surprise! — brought up the subject of Medicare. This is a highly emotional and difficult subject to understand. There's a reason why we suggested last year that readers would be best advised to mute the sound if any ad concerning Medicare aired — for either party. Let's look more deeply at the president's remarks (Kessler, 7/24).

Politico: Obama Gets Personal On Planned Parenthood
President Barack Obama got personal with his stump speech Tuesday. "Mr. Romney wants to get rid of funding for Planned Parenthood. I think that's a bad idea," Obama said to about 950 donors at the Oregon Convention Center as he highlighted differences with Mitt Romney. "I've got two daughters. I want them to control their own health care choices" (Samuelsohn, 7/24).

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