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FactCheck
www.FactCheck.org
Question: How can you tell when a politician is lying? Answer: His lips are moving.

Going to FactCheck is another way you can tell. So when one says inflation is up, and the other says inflation is down, go to FactCheck and find out who's the one playing loose.
FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting)
www.FAIR.org
Reporting news should be about providing an accurate picture of what's going on, rather than quoting officials who have their own agendas. When anyone from MSNBC to the New York Times presents a distorted picture of what's going on, FAIR not only will tell you, but they'll confront them - and tell you how they responded.

Don't watch TV News or read a newspaper without checking in with FAIR. And if you're too busy to do that, sign up for their alerts and they'll e-mail the most egregious stories to you.
Kaiser Family Foundation
KFF.org
A nonprofit organization that researches and reports on national health care policy issues.
PolitiFact
www.PolitiFact.org
Similar to FactCheck. Reading both will give you a more complete picture.
The Atlantic
www.TheAtlantic.com
Washington Post Wonkblog
www.Wonkblog.com
Part of the Washington Post, the Wonkblog explains what's going on with major policy issues.