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October 16, 2010 12:29 pm ET filed under Ad Check

American Crossroads' Latest Lies About Health Care Go Too "Far"

Now that American Crossroads is advertising in House races across the county, they are bringing their smear campaign against the Affordable Care Act to a whole new level. In an ad attacking Democratic congressional candidate Dr. Ami Bera (CA) for arguing that the new health care law "doesn't go far enough," American Crossroads fear mongers about increased premiums and massive cuts to Medicare. Fortunately for California's families, the Affordable Care Act increases the level of care — not premiums — and doesn't cut Medicare, but rather strengthens the program and increases coverage for seniors.

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October 15, 2010 11:04 am ET filed under Ad Check

American Crossroads Gets It Wrong On Clean Energy

American Crossroads has released a new ad that relies solely on clean energy falsehoods to impugn Senate candidate Robin Carnahan (D-MO). The Karl Rove-associated group laments "vast new energy taxes" that will cost Missouri families thousands of dollars in taxes and cause a significant number of job losses. In reality, clean energy legislation will strengthen the economy and create millions of jobs across the country while costing American families only pennies a day. 

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October 13, 2010 9:54 am ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: Right-Wing Groups Have Now Aired 60,000+ TV Ads Since Aug. 1

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October 12, 2010 1:48 pm ET filed under Blog

Attack Ad Repeats Falsehood Ken Buck Called "Despicable" Nearly 1,200 Times

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October 08, 2010 10:48 am ET filed under Ad Check

The Only Thing Conning Kentucky Voters Is American Crossroads' Latest Ad

In addition to an unnecessarily vicious attempt to impugn Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway's name (literally), American Crossroads GPS' latest ad contains one of the most brazenly dishonest attacks from the group yet. Crossroads blames Conway for increases in utility rates in Kentucky despite the fact that the final decision on utility rates rests not with the attorney general but with a separate commission. The ad's statement that it's Conway's job to negotiate on the behalf of consumers is true, but the implication that Conway has in any way shirked that responsibility is utterly and demonstrably false.

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October 06, 2010 5:19 pm ET filed under Ad Check

American Crossroads' "Driver Error" Attack Collides Head-On With Facts

In a new ad attacking Alexi Giannoulias, Illinois State Treasurer and Democratic candidate for Illinois' open Senate seat, American Crossroads plays fast and loose with the facts. In addition to making misleading claims about Giannoulias' role with his family's Broadway Bank and his oversight of the state's college investment plan, the ad misuses a quotation from a newspaper article and falsely suggests that Giannoulias used $26,000 in taxpayer money to fund the purchase of an SUV.  In reality, Giannoulias played a limited role in Broadway Bank's failure, and the state's college investment plan lost money when a bond fund went awry. Additionally, the quotation from a newspaper article the ad uses was in reference to the bond fund's managers, not Giannoulias, and the SUV he drove was used as his Illinois state vehicle and was not paid for with taxpayer money.

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October 05, 2010 2:40 pm ET filed under Ad Check

Latest Anti-Bennet Ad From American Crossroads Throws In Health Care Falsehood Kitchen Sink

In its latest ad attacking Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), American Crossroads once more uses a litany of false and misleading claims about health care reform, accusing Bennet of having caused "tax increases, billions in Medicare cuts, and record deficits" by voting in favor of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In fact, Bennet's vote effected numerous positive reforms — such as increasing seniors' Medicare benefits and controlling the cost of medical care — while the inflated deficit is a legacy of Bush-era Republican policies.

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October 05, 2010 12:44 pm ET filed under Ad Check

American Crossroads' New Ad Is Riddled With Falsehoods

In a new ad attacking Gov. Charlie Crist (I-FL), American Crossroads recycles long-debunked claims about the "failed" stimulus, "Medicare cuts," and the "job-killing cap and trade energy tax." In reality, the Recovery Act saved millions of jobs, lowered unemployment, and boosted the nation's GDP. Furthermore, clean energy legislation would create jobs, and health care reform strengthens Medicare without reducing benefits for seniors.

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October 04, 2010 1:38 pm ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: Right-Wing Money Machine Bought 45,000 Ads Since Aug. 1

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September 30, 2010 10:19 am ET filed under Ad Check

American Crossroads Falsely Blames Sen. Murray For The Debt In New Attack

American Crossroads has released a new attack ad against Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), attempting to blame her for the size of the debt and accusing her of wanting to raise taxes. In reality, annual deficits exploded because of Bush-era policies, including tax breaks for the rich that Murray opposed. Furthermore, the Democratic tax plan would extend tax cuts for about 97 percent of Americans, while saving the country $700 billion by ending giveaways for millionaires.

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September 24, 2010 5:01 pm ET filed under Ad Check

American Crossroads Ignores The Facts In Attack On Sestak

The Karl Rove-associated group American Crossroads has produced a new ad that attacks Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) for his support of the Affordable Care Act. The ad recycles long-debunked claims about job-killing taxes and Medicare cuts. Despite the Republican talking points, the Affordable Care Act will create jobs, strengthen Medicare without reducing benefits for seniors, improve the economy, and cut the deficit. 

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September 24, 2010 1:52 pm ET filed under Ad Check

American Crossroads Attacks Conway With Tired Health Care And Stimulus Falsehoods

American Crossroads has released a new ad in Kentucky attacking Jack Conway for supporting health care reform and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. In addition to mischaracterizing the Affordable Care Act as "Obama's liberal health care takeover," the ad falsely claims the stimulus package "failed." In reality, there was no takeover of health care and the Recovery Act saved millions of jobs, lowered unemployment, and boosted the nation's GDP. Most outrageous of all, the ad is full of innuendo about Conway's funding when American Crossroads is spending millions of dollars on these ads without saying where much of it comes from.

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September 23, 2010 3:10 pm ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: 7 Weeks, $26 Million, And 33,000 Right-Wing TV Ads

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September 22, 2010 11:48 am ET filed under Ad Check

American Crossroads Attacks Hodes For Support Of Economy-Boosting Stimulus

American Crossroads' new ad attacks Rep. Paul Hodes (D-NH) for his support of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (otherwise known as the stimulus). The ad claims that Hodes' support for the "pork-filled stimulus bill" shows that he is not a "real fiscal conservative." However, the ad mischaracterizes stimulus-funded projects and ignores the benefits of the bill. In fact, the Recovery Act saved millions of jobs, lowered unemployment, and boosted the nation's GDP. In addition, American Crossroads criticizes Hodes for authorizing $39 million for "office upgrades," funding which was actually sought by the Kansas legislature.

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September 21, 2010 1:16 pm ET filed under Blog

Shadow RNC Attempts Reid/Angle Role Reversal

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September 17, 2010 12:33 pm ET filed under Ad Check

No New Material In American Crossroads' Latest Attack On Carnahan

The Karl Rove-associated group American Crossroads GPS is out with yet another attack ad aimed at Senate candidate Robin Carnahan (D-MO) over her support for the Recovery Act and the Affordable Care Act. Suggesting that Obama, Pelosi and Reid need Carnahan's vote in order to wreak additional havoc, the ad claims that health care reform cuts Medicare and raises premiums, and that the stimulus package failed. In reality, the health care bill strengthens Medicare without cutting seniors' benefits and premiums will go down or stay the same for the majority of Americans. Additionally, the Recovery Act created jobs, lowered unemployment and boosted the GDP.

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September 16, 2010 9:22 am ET filed under Ad Check

American Crossroads Takes Sen. Bennet Out Of Context In Dishonest New Ad

American Crossroads has released a new ad attacking Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) for supporting the Recovery Act and the Affordable Care Act.  However, the ad quotes Bennet entirely out of context and falsely implies that the policies the senator voted for are responsible for the debt.  In reality, Bush administration policies and the economic downturn blew up the deficit, and the Affordable Care Act will actually reduce the deficit by $132 billion in ten years.

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September 10, 2010 12:28 pm ET filed under Blog

Anonymous Air Cover: Tracking The Right Wing's Ad Spending

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September 03, 2010 4:49 pm ET filed under Ad Check

American Crossroads' Attack On Sen. Bennet Is Full Of Distortions

The "shadow RNC" — Karl Rove's American Crossroads GPS 527 group — is back with another misleading ad attacking yet another incumbent Democrat.  This time, in their attack against Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), American Crossroads GPS takes aim at the Recovery Act's effect on Coloradans.  Not only does the group get several facts wrong, they mislead viewers on the goals of stimulus projects and fail to point out that without the Recovery Act our economic outlook would be much worse.

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September 02, 2010 7:08 pm ET filed under Ad Check

American Crossroads Attacks Carnahan With A Baby Swaddled In Health Care Lies

American Crossroads GPS, the "shadow RNC" 527 group tied to Karl Rove, has produced a second attack ad against Robin Carnahan that recycles familiar lies about the Affordable Care Act. This time, the lies are cleverly couched in soft-focus images of a baby and a woman's voice warns that the baby might not have health care because of "the Obamacare law that could raise our health insurance premiums and cuts billions from Medicare." Cute babies don't change the facts, though. The Affordable Care Act will lower premiums for most people, and far from cutting Medicare, it strengthens the program — all while lowering the federal debt by hundreds of billions of dollars.

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August 31, 2010 5:26 pm ET filed under Ad Check

American Crossroads' New Ad Is Full Of Bad Facts

American Crossroads, a conservative 527 group linked to Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie, has produced a new ad attacking Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and the Affordable Care Act. The ad recycles the well-worn Republican lies about "job-killing taxes," insurance premiums going up, and Medicare cuts. In reality, the Affordable Care Act will lower premiums, create jobs, strengthen Medicare without reducing benefits for seniors, improve the economy and cut the deficit.

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August 25, 2010 4:56 pm ET filed under Ad Check

American Crossroads' Misleading Attack On Robin Carnahan

American Crossroads, a conservative 527 group linked to Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie, has produced a new ad attacking Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan for supporting the Affordable Care Act and for not supporting a lawsuit the state's Lt. Governor has brought forth aimed at stopping the implementation of reform.  The ad accuses Carnahan going against the wishes of "71% of Missouri voters" who opposed the individual mandate. But the figure is highly misleading — only 23% of voters participated in the primaries and Republicans outnumbered Democrats two to one — and takes away from the larger issue: the mandate is both constitutional and vital to reform.

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August 25, 2010 3:54 pm ET filed under Ad Check

American Crossroads' Misleading Attack On Jack Conway

American Crossroads, a conservative 527 group linked to Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie, has produced a new ad attacking Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway for supporting the Affordable Care Act and for refusing to sue the federal government to stop its implementation.  The ad accuses Conway of supporting cuts to Medicare and higher insurance premiums.  But none of that is true. Worse, the ad neglects to mention the benefits of health care reform.

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August 25, 2010 2:37 pm ET filed under Ad Check

American Crossroads' Misleading Attack On Rep. Sestak

American Crossroads, a conservative 527 group linked to Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie, has produced a new ad attacking Rep. Joe Sestak for supporting health care reform.  The ad accuses Sestak of voting to gut Medicare and allowing higher insurance premiums.  But none of that is true. Worse, the ad neglects to mention the myriad of benefits of the Affordable Care Act.

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August 20, 2010 12:59 pm ET filed under Blog

Poll: 69 Percent Of Americans Disagree With GOP On Bush Tax Cuts

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July 16, 2010 12:13 pm ET filed under Blog

"Shadow RNC" Dishonestly Attacks Senator Reid In New Ad

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July 16, 2010 10:44 am ET filed under Ad Check

Ad Check: American Crossroads Smears Sen. Reid Over Stimulus

A new ad from American Crossroads — the so-called "shadow RNC" launched by Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie — attacks Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) over the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Specifically, the ad claims that Nevada received less stimulus money than "every other state but one."  However, data from Recovery.gov and ProPublica.org unequivocally shows the claim to be false.

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June 29, 2010 11:42 am ET filed under Ad Check

American Crossroads Ad Skews Sen. Reid's Comments On Jobs

During a Senate floor speech on March 5, 2010, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) reacted positively to the day's news that fewer Americans than expected had lost their jobs in February.  In an ad out today, American Crossroads takes Reid's comments out of context to falsely claim Reid believed it was a "good thing" that 36,000 Americans lost their jobs.

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