In reporting on Sen. Hillary Clinton's $5 million loan to her presidential campaign, National Journal's Hotline On Call claimed that "Clinton had to borrow funds from her husband, former President Bill Clinton." In fact, Sen. Clinton has said that the loan was "my money," and, indeed, it would be illegal for her to use assets belonging solely to her husband to fund her presidential campaign. Hotline On Call also claimed that Sen. Barack Obama was asked about "what it meant that Clinton had to borrow funds from her husband," but there is no evidence that Obama was asked that question or that he remarked on her purportedly having "borrow[ed] funds from her husband."
Ignoring conflicting statements by John McCain on gay and lesbian issues, The Hotline's Chuck Todd asserted that on the issue of same-sex marriage, McCain is "being true to what he is and what he thought conservatism was." Todd also likened McCain to Barry Goldwater, suggesting they held similar views on gay rights; in fact, while McCain supported an Arizona effort to ban legal recognition of gay and lesbian couples and supports the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military, Goldwater became a strong supporter of gay rights and opposed the ban on gays in the military.