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March 02, 2011 1:43 pm ET filed under Blog

Mike Huckabee Didn't Misspeak

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February 28, 2011 10:12 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - February 27, 2011

This week's Sunday political chatter was focused on two very, very different places: Wisconsin and Libya. Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) defended his union-busting efforts on Meet the Press by arguing that union contract agreements in recent weeks prove public workers aren't being honest when they say they'll accept his pension and health insurance demands, but that's disingenuous; the agreements he referenced had been in the works long before his power grab. Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS) joined Walker in suggesting that collective bargaining is to blame for state budget troubles, but the facts don't bear that out. Meanwhile on Fox News Sunday, Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN) asserted that public employees are overpaid (before absurdly claiming that the Bush tax cuts worked) and Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) told ABC viewers that Walker is simply fulfilling a campaign promise.  None of these claims is true. On other topics, Mike Huckabee (R-AR) lied about the national debt on Fox News and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) falsely asserted that President Obama never showed support for Iranian protesters in the summer of 2009.

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October 22, 2010 1:40 pm ET filed under Ad Check

AFP's Latest Ad Says "Yes" To Big Falsehoods

Americans for Prosperity's latest attack ad targets Arkansas House candidate Chad Causey, portraying him as a Washington insider before he's even been elected to Congress. AFP criticizes Causey for being a "lifelong Congressional staffer" and — to the dismay of AFP — earning a salary while he worked for Rep. Marion Berry (D-AR). The organization also slams Causey for his support of the Recovery Act — even though the program was instrumental in reviving the economy and creating millions of jobs — and his "refusal" to sign a pledge to stop a potential "energy tax," presumably referring to a cap-and-trade policy that Causey, in fact, opposes.

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October 20, 2010 9:46 am ET filed under Ad Check

American Action Network's Stale Attack On Causey

The American Action Network's new attack ad aimed at House candidate Chad Causey (D-AR) for his support of the stimulus package and health care reform is as dishonest as it is unoriginal. Indeed, the ad relies on tired misrepresentations of Democratic policies to scare viewers, referring to the Recovery Act as "wasteful" and the Affordable Care Act as a "trillion-dollar health care takeover" that "left us a debt of $14 trillion." In reality, the stimulus put millions of Americans to work and saved the economy from the brink of a depression, and health care reform — which did not take over the private health system — will actually reduce the deficit. What's more, it was Republican policies and the economic downturn that caused deficits to explode.

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April 16, 2010 5:39 pm ET filed under Blog

Chamber Uses Republican Pollster To Fight Wall Street Reform

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November 12, 2009 2:20 pm ET filed under Fact Check

60 Plus Airing New Round Of Misleading Anti-Reform Ads

In a series of three very similar ads, the right-wing group 60 Plus has attacked the pro-reform votes of Congressmen Snyder (D-AR), Hill (D-IN), and Pomeroy (D-ND).  Just like their other ads, however, this series is full of misleading information and scare tactics.

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