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From a November 18, 2011, House Natural Resources Committee hearing on oil drilling in Alaska:
October 07, 2011 12:30 pm ET filed under Blog
September 21, 2011 10:36 pm ET filed under Fact Check
In May right-wing activist Marc Morano said Republican candidates "can believe in the science of global warming ... if you keep your mouth shut about it and you advocate no quote-unquote solution to the problem." By contrast, the following statements show that in previous years, prominent Republicans spoke about both the robust body of evidence indicating that human activities are changing the climate and the need to address the problem. While the political discourse has since regressed, the scientific consensus has not.
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October 20, 2010 12:58 pm ET filed under Ad Check
Club for Growth has released a new ad that attacks Scott McAdams (D-AK) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) for supporting clean energy legislation. Contrary to the ad's false claims, investing in clean energy legislation would boost America's economy by billions and create up to 1.9 million American jobs — including 4,000 in Alaska — at very little cost to taxpayers. And despite the ad's insinuation that McAdams' supports cap-and-trade, he has not yet expressed his position on the policy; rather, he favors the "responsible development" of Alaska's natural resources.
October 19, 2010 5:20 pm ET filed under Blog
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September 20, 2010 10:00 am ET filed under Fact Check
A huge state and a tiny one dominated the Sunday political talk shows, with the Tea Party takeovers in Alaska and Delaware sucking most of the oxygen out of other subjects. Still, Karl Rove brought his white board to Fox News Sunday and used it to misrepresent the polling on President Obama's proposed middle-class tax cuts. Despite Rove's cherrypicked numbers, major polls show a clear majority of Americans want the rich to start paying their fair share again. Alaska Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller, meanwhile, argued erroneously that unemployment benefits are unconstitutional. The question was settled in 1937 when the Supreme Court found the constitutional responsibility of Congress to "provide for the general welfare" included providing food money to the jobless.
August 30, 2010 10:02 am ET filed under Blog
August 30, 2010 9:59 am ET filed under Fact Check
Sunday on Face The Nation, Republican Senate hopeful Joe Miller (AK) stoked fears about Social Security's finances and Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS) wrapped his sugary drawl around a variety of sour attacks on Democrats' economic policies. Miller claimed "the trust fund is empty," but in reality Social Security holds assets of $2.5 trillion and is solvent through the Baby Boomers' golden years. Later, Gov. Barbour dissembled about the cost-cutting Affordable Care Act — the bill actually reigns in health care spending while expanding coverage dramatically and cutting the deficit — and suggested Democrats aren't creating jobs despite the expert consensus that the Recovery Act and other measures saved millions of jobs and turned the economy around.
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June 21, 2010 10:54 am ET filed under Fact Check
On Sunday, Republicans struggled to deflect attention from Rep. Joe Barton's (R-TX) ridiculous apology to BP. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) ludicrously suggested that President Obama has taken so much money from BP that he is more likely than the GOP to side with Big Oil — which has given Republicans $188 million since 1990. McConnell and Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) each claimed that Barton's comments are not the Republican position, but the 114-member Republican Study Committee has expressed similar concerns. Elsewhere, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) proved that she doesn't understand the basics of cap-and-trade by calling that system of economic incentives a "command-and-control type of system."
June 08, 2010 9:37 am ET filed under Blog
November 13, 2009 9:44 am ET filed under Fact Check
In a November 12, 2009 Facebook note, Sarah Palin falsely claimed clean energy legislation was a "job-killing scheme." In reality, an increased investment in renewable energy would create millions of American jobs across every single state.
September 24, 2009 10:08 am ET filed under Fact Check
While delivering a paid speech in Hong Kong, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin criticized President Obama for eliminating the Air Force's F-22 program. However, President Obama, the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Air Force Chief of Staff, the Secretary of the Air Force and even Sen. John McCain believe Sarah Palin is wrong.
July 27, 2009 1:18 pm ET filed under Blog
While she has her share of critics, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin also has a number of passionate supporters. Fred Malek is a big one. Yet, in 2004 Malek was fined $250,000 for what the SEC called a "fraudulent scheme." For a woman whose favorite political zinger criticized then-Senator Obama for "pallin' around" with shady figures, she best be careful who she associates with herself.
July 14, 2009 10:44 am ET filed under Fact Check
On July 14, 2009, Gov. Sarah Palin wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post that falsely claimed cap-and-trade would harm low-income Americans and kill jobs. In reality, the American Clean Energy and Security Act would create jobs in every state and help America become more energy independent, all for the price of a postage stamp per day.