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Greg Sargent draws our attention to two quotes today. The first is from Mitt Romney a couple of weeks ago: “You know, the various fact checkers look at some of these charges in the Obama ads and they say that they’re wrong, and inaccurate, and yet he just keeps on running them.”

And then there’s this one from a Romney strategist today about the “gutting welfare reform” ad that every fact checker on the planet has said is a flat-out lie: “Fact checkers come to this with their own sets of thoughts and beliefs, and we’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers.”

More here from Greg.

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