Democratic Convention 2012

Elizabeth Warren's Speech Called Short on Facts

You mean, a politician lied?

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Elizabeth Warren gave a stirring populist speech to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night. Currently much pundit discussion is focused on Bill Clinton's defense of President Obama, and rightly so, but Ms. Warren – the warmup act – got some of the biggest cheers of the evening by attacking Wall Street and positioning herself as a champion of a beleaguered middle class.

But did Warren stretch some facts to make her charges? That's what some independent fact checkers say. In particular, they've focused on her flat assertion that Romney's economic plan raises taxes on middle-income earners.