Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Fact Checking The Debates: Round III

Oct 16, 2012 | Budgets & Projections

Tonight at 9 PM on the grounds of Hofstra University is the second presidential debate and the only debate with a town hall format. This will allow questions from audience members, and with such a broad consensus that something needs to be done about the national debt, we expect at least a few questions on fiscal policy in tonight's debate. As before, we will be live fact checking from Twitter (@BudgetHawks) and our live feed will appear below.

With the final debate to focus specifically on foreign policy, this may be the last chance for the candidates to clearly lay out how they are going to deal with our unsustainable debt problem. The previous presidential and vice presidential debates both featured an interesting back and forth on fiscal policy, although the candidates did stray from the facts at times. If you haven't already, check out our fact checking from the first and second debates to know what to watch out for.

Check back tonight to see our fact checking of the debate as it unfolds.