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April 24, 2012 2:28 pm ET filed under Blog

A Look Back At Two Years Of Arizona's SB 1070

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February 22, 2012 5:06 pm ET filed under Foreign Policy Matters

Senate Trying To Force Obama To Go To War

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January 27, 2012 11:01 am ET filed under Blog

The 5.6 Million Reasons Behind GOP Senators' Letter To Obama

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January 24, 2012 2:30 pm ET filed under Blog

Heritage Foundation Exploits Tragic "Gendercide" To Push Anti-Choice Message

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January 20, 2012 12:45 pm ET filed under Blog

If Sheriff Babeu Can't Maintain His Own Budget, How Will He Fix Washington?

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January 03, 2012 2:30 pm ET filed under Blog

Ambitious Republicans Conveniently Discover Opposition To Abortion Just In Time To Woo Conservative Voters

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December 21, 2011 5:48 pm ET filed under Video

Sheriff Arpaio Says National Guard Border Drawdown Is "Ridiculous"

From the December 21, 2011, appearance by Sheriff Joe Arpaio (R-AZ) on Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto:

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December 16, 2011 11:37 am ET filed under Blog

Sheriff Babeu Defends Sheriff Arpaio By Politicizing Border Patrol Agent's Death

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December 15, 2011 10:31 am ET filed under Blog

Sheriff Paul Babeu Misleads On National Guard Border Withdrawal

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December 12, 2011 12:11 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Republicans: Payroll Tax Holiday Isn't "Stimulating" Enough

A prominent group of Republican lawmakers are opposing Obama administration efforts to extend a payroll tax holiday — due to expire on December 31 — that would continue putting more money in the pockets of working Americans. Opponents lean heavily on the argument that the current payroll tax holiday has not had a sufficiently stimulative effect on the economy, but experts disagree, arguing that the holiday has helped bolster the recovering economy.

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December 06, 2011 5:32 pm ET filed under Blog

Why Did Sheriff Arpaio's Office Botch So Many Sex-Crime Investigations?

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December 05, 2011 4:31 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Franks' Anti-Choice Hearing And The Radical Witness Who Will Testify

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December 01, 2011 5:37 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Perry Hypes Anti-Immigrant Sheriff's Endorsement To Bolster Right-Wing Immigration Cred

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November 21, 2011 10:12 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - November 20, 2011

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November 21, 2011 10:02 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - November 20, 2011

Sunday's political talk shows focused almost exclusively on the efforts of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, with a number of the committee's members appearing on separate shows. Democratic committee member Sen. John Kerry (MA) pointed out on Meet the Press that "we are not a tax-cutting committee. We're a deficit-reduction committee." However, that point doesn't seem to have gotten through to Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) and Sens. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Pat Toomey (R-PA), all of whom complained that the only thing stopping a deal was a refusal by Democrats to extend the costly and regressive Bush tax cuts. For the second time in as many weeks, Hensarling argued that the Bush tax cuts were not one of the largest drivers of the debt, while Kyl claimed that not extending them would wreck the economy. Toomey went so far as to say that that the federal government does not have a revenue problem but only a spending problem.

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November 18, 2011 1:30 pm ET filed under Blog

Does Sheriff Babeu Really Support Legal Immigration?

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November 09, 2011 3:19 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. McCain Laments "Plight Of The People" While Peddling Tax Cuts To Help Corporations Buy Yachts

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November 08, 2011 1:45 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. McCain: Obama's Private Advocacy For Israel Proves He's Anti-Israel

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November 02, 2011 2:07 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Lamar Smith: Little More Important Than Reaffirming "In God We Trust"

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November 02, 2011 12:27 pm ET filed under Blog

UPDATE: NRA Contributions To Holder's Critics Grows To Over A Quarter-Million Dollars

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October 31, 2011 3:50 pm ET filed under Blog

Holder's Critics Are NRA's Paid Congressional Gunslingers

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October 28, 2011 2:59 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Franks: Gay Marriage Threatens The Nation's Survival

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October 28, 2011 10:03 am ET filed under Blog

Gov. Brewer Initiates "Nuclear Option" To Impeach Redistricting Panel

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October 27, 2011 10:08 am ET filed under Blog

How The GOP And Fox News Make Anti-Immigrant Ideas "Mainstream"

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October 17, 2011 9:46 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - October 16, 2011

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October 17, 2011 9:37 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - October 16, 2011

Republicans spent their Sunday morning TV appearances blaming Democrats for the economy and trying to convince Wall Street protesters to join them in their scapegoating. Contrary to what Herman Cain and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) claimed, the facts show that private firms, not government entities, inflated the subprime mortgage bubble, and Wall Street, not Democrats, turned those loans into an elaborate casino game that left the entire country on the hook for their bad bets. Similarly, Cantor and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) were wrong to suggest that Democratic policies on taxes and regulations are hurting the economy, and that Republican proposals will do more to create jobs than President Obama's proposed American Jobs Act. In addition, Cain claimed that his "9-9-9" tax plan won't hurt the poor and implied that Obama has cut defense spending, Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) blamed the credit downgrade on the president, and Sen. McCain said that Obama never spoke up on behalf of Iranian protesters in 2009. In each case, the facts disagree.

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October 17, 2011 8:45 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Franks Jokes About Gun Violence While Supporting Criminals' Ability To Carry Guns

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September 21, 2011 10:36 pm ET filed under Fact Check

What Happened To The Republican Consensus On Climate Change?

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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August 22, 2011 11:15 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - August 21, 2011

This Sunday's talk shows echoed a quiet week in Washington, with newly-minted head of the Republican Governor's Association Bob McDonnell (R-VA) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) regurgitating standard lines on the President Obama's economic policies. McDonnell also faulted President Obama for the country's current debt and deficits, rejecting the notion that President George W. Bush bears any responsiblity. Long-shot presidential candidate Rick Santorum joined him in misplacing blame for deficits, claiming that safety net programs like Medicaid and food stamps are "the core problem with our deficit," before wrongly suggesting that repealing the health care reform law would create jobs and increase growth. Fellow presidential contender Jon Huntsman trotted out his flat tax plan, glossing over the truth about its disproportionate effect on the lower and middle classes. He also blamed the fact that corporations aren't hiring on "uncertainty and confusion," when business leaders themselves point to weak demand, not government policies.

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August 19, 2011 1:01 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Brewer: Obama Plan Could Be "Backdoor Amnesty" For "Millions"

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