Friday factcheck: Michele Bachmann's claims don't add up

03/22/2013 | (St. Petersburg, Fla.)

Michele Bachmann stepped back into the national spotlight at CPAC -- and made a number of claims that don't stand up to close examination. Bachmann claimed that researchers could cure Alzheimer's within a decade if freed from government interference, and that 70% of the federal food-stamps budget goes to administrative costs. The researchers on whose work Bachmann apparently based her claims say she's flat-out wrong and is misrepresenting their work.

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