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November 16, 2011 2:03 pm ET filed under Ad Check

Chamber Ad Misleadingly Attacks Sen. Sherrod Brown For Energy Votes

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is getting an early start on its 2012 attack ads with a spot going after Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) for his votes on domestic energy policy. The ad claims that Brown "had the chance to help cut energy costs" for Ohio families — but that's nothing more than spin. Brown voted to eliminate tax breaks for oil companies and against speeding the permitting process for offshore drilling, but experts explain that even increasing domestic energy production on a far larger scale would have no impact whatsoever on the price of energy.

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November 09, 2011 10:56 am ET filed under Ad Check

Ain't That A Shame: Pat Boone And 60 Plus Attack Sen. Sherrod Brown With Recycled Health Care Lies

In a new ad from the 60 Plus Association, renowned Top 40 crooner Pat Boone misrepresents the role, responsibilities, and powers of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) set up by the Affordable Care Act to slow the dangerous rise of health care costs. But Boone, whose cover of Fats Domino's "Ain't That A Shame" was a No. 1 hit in 1955, is behind the times. It's been well established for a year now that IPAB doesn't have the power to ration care or change Medicare benefits, and the board's members have to be confirmed by the Senate. Furthermore, while Boone claims IPAB's savings will "fund more wasteful spending" and accuses Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) of "ignoring the problem" with Medicare's finances, the changes in the health care law actually extended the life of Medicare. Boone leaves one golden oldie about $500 billion in Medicare cuts to the narrator — but it's still not true.

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November 09, 2011 10:56 am ET filed under Fact Check

Ain't That A Shame: Pat Boone And 60 Plus Attack Sen. Sherrod Brown With Recycled Health Care Lies

In a new ad from the 60 Plus Association, renowned Top 40 crooner Pat Boone misrepresents the role, responsibilities, and powers of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) set up by the Affordable Care Act to slow the dangerous rise of health care costs. But Boone, whose cover of Fats Domino's "Ain't That A Shame" was a No. 1 hit in 1955, is behind the times. It's been well established for a year now that IPAB doesn't have the power to ration care or change Medicare benefits, and the board's members have to be confirmed by the Senate. Furthermore, while Boone claims IPAB's savings will "fund more wasteful spending" and accuses Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) of "ignoring the problem" with Medicare's finances, the changes in the health care law actually extended the life of Medicare. Boone leaves one golden oldie about $500 billion in Medicare cuts to the narrator — but it's still not true.

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June 07, 2011 12:19 pm ET filed under Foreign Policy Matters

Israel's New "Friends" Are Just Obama's Enemies

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November 30, 2010 6:05 pm ET filed under Video

Sen. Sherrod Brown: Eric Cantor "Failed Logic Class"

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July 26, 2010 4:46 pm ET filed under Blog

Illinois Republican Clings To Breitbart, Invokes Apartheid Martyr

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July 22, 2010 5:10 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. King, Clinging To "Default Mechanism" Comments, Cries Victimhood

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March 16, 2010 5:20 pm ET filed under Blog

Progressives Need To Back Obama, Not Netanyahu

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February 23, 2010 6:44 pm ET filed under Video

Sen. Sherrod Brown Calls Out Sen. Vitter For Obstructionism

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February 23, 2010 6:11 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Sherrod Brown Calls Out Sen. Vitter For Obstruction

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February 18, 2010 2:17 pm ET filed under Blog

Missouri Republicans Grasping At Straws

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February 09, 2010 6:20 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Sherrod Brown: When Republicans Have Nothing To Say, They Invoke ACORN

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December 04, 2009 5:08 pm ET filed under Video

Sen. Franken Becomes A Cosponsor Of Vitter/Coburn Amendment

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