Fact Check: Obama and a toothless commission

by Calvin Woodward Associated Press News January 28, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama told Americans the bipartisan deficit commission he will appoint won’t just be “one of those Washington gimmicks.” Left unspoken in that assurance was the fact that the commission won’t have any teeth.

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