September 26, 2011 11:15 am ET filed under Video
From the September 26, 2011, episode of America's Newsroom on Fox News:
September 26, 2011 11:13 am ET filed under Blog
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This week's Sunday talk shows saw Republicans sloppily blaming President Obama wholesale for America's economic woes. On Fox News Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) used his bully pulpit to claim President Obama made "every problem" he inherited from Bush's failed economic polices "much worse." On Face the Nation, RNC Chair Reince Priebus took the same tack by claiming DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz couldn't "point to one economic statistic in this country that Barack Obama has made better." Graham also absurdly claimed that cuts to the defense department triggered if the super committee fails to reach a compromise would "destroy the Defense Department." And on State of the Union, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) struggled to absolve the Tea Party of blame for a third budgetary standoff in the House, instead accusing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) instead of 'manufacturing a crisis.'
September 22, 2011 9:22 pm ET filed under Video
From the September 22, 2011, GOP Presidential Fox News/Google debate:
September 21, 2011 1:18 pm ET filed under Video
From the September 20, 2011, episode of Freedom Watch on Fox Business:
September 20, 2011 2:02 pm ET filed under Video
From the September 20, 2011, edition of The Laura Ingraham Show:
September 12, 2011 9:17 pm ET filed under Video
From the September 12, 2011, CNN/Tea Party Republican primary debate:
September 12, 2011 12:15 pm ET filed under Blog
September 07, 2011 9:00 pm ET filed under Video
From the September 7, 2011, GOP Reagan presidential debate on MSNBC:
August 29, 2011 5:28 pm ET filed under Fact Check
In 2011, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) has consistently opposed federal disaster relief without offsetting budget cuts. However, Cantor didn't always prioritize fiscal "discipline" over helping his constituents recover from disasters. After Tropical Storm Gaston hit the Richmond, VA area in 2004, Cantor appealed to President Bush and DHS Director Tom Ridge for disaster assistance and took credit for securing federal funds when they became available.
August 29, 2011 3:22 pm ET filed under Blog
August 22, 2011 5:06 pm ET filed under Video
From the August 22, 2011, episode of Your World with Neil Cavuto on Fox News:
August 22, 2011 11:15 am ET filed under Fact Check
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.
August 18, 2011 10:05 am ET filed under Video
From the August 18, 2011, episode of The Daily Rundown on MSNBC:
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August 08, 2011 9:46 am ET filed under Fact Check
The highlight of yesterday's Sunday political talk shows was Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) deceptive performance on Fox. Ryan misled on a range of topics, from the causes of the S&P downgrade of U.S. debt, to the drivers of that debt, to President Obama's policy positions, to the reasons businesses aren't expanding today, with plenty of stops in between. By comparison, Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) dishonesty about Afghanistan and Social Security, Sen. Lindsey Graham's (R-SC) bogus economic statistics, and Sen. Jeff Sessions' (R-AL) deceit on deficits under President Bush and Democrats' willingness to cut spending were barely even blips on the radar.
August 04, 2011 1:30 pm ET filed under Blog
August 01, 2011 3:37 pm ET filed under Video
From the August 1, 2011, edition of The Laura Ingraham Show:
August 01, 2011 3:10 pm ET filed under Blog
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August 01, 2011 9:45 am ET filed under Fact Check
Sunday's political talk shows focused exclusively on a possible debt ceiling increase deal being negotiated between the White House and congressional Republicans. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who appeared on two separate shows, repeated the false claim that the federal government does not have a revenue problem. In fact, revenues are at an all-time low. McConnell also made the misleading charge that corporate tax rates are among the highest in the world. On both State of the Union and Face the Nation, McConnell proposed adding a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, a provision that was included in a package passed by House Republicans last week. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the third-highest ranking Republican in the House, also defended the balanced budget amendment on Fox News Sunday, arguing that if a similar effort during the 1990s had been successful, the country would not be having a debt problem. McCarthy pointed to the fact that almost all states have an amendment or statute that requires them to balance their budgets. He failed to mention, however, that many states have been able to balance their budgets or deal with other shortfalls due to assistance from the federal government. Most importantly, a balanced budget amendment such as the one proposed by Republicans will make the task of balancing the budget more difficult by limiting the ability of legislators to increase revenue in the event of shortfalls.
July 29, 2011 6:23 pm ET filed under Blog
July 29, 2011 5:20 pm ET filed under Video
As Republicans risk massive uncertainty for small businesses by playing chicken with the debt ceiling, Political Correction takes a look back at GOP leaders from the House and Senate bemoaning the risk of uncertainty for job creators in order to push the extension of the Bush tax cuts.
July 29, 2011 5:13 pm ET filed under Blog
July 29, 2011 2:32 pm ET filed under Video
Today on Fox Business, Rep. Louie Gohmert said:"It's looking like the Senate leadership can't find their rear with both hands and it's time to grab hold and get something done."