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OXFORD, MISS.--John McCain and Barack Obama will have at each other for the first time Friday night at the University of Mississippi debate. This general election debate may be harder hitting than their primary debates because they don't have to worry about carving up a fellow Republican or Democrat.

A lot will be said and viewers--as do journalists-- have two blue chip fact-checking outfits to help sort out sins of omission, commission, exaggerations and various misstatements.
Check out FactCheck.org's debate night special and the reams of data at Politifact.com. Both outfits are run by journalists who don't have a horse in the race.

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