October 18, 2010 9:46 am ET filed under Blog
October 18, 2010 9:46 am ET filed under Fact Check
This Sunday's political chatter featured Liz Cheney lying on Face the Nation about what President Obama has said about foreign money, the Chamber of Commerce, and political advertising. Obama made a point about the lack of disclosure from outside spending groups that included a reference to the possibility of foreign influence, and Cheney turned that into an outright accusation. Meanwhile, on Fox News Sunday, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senate candidate Carly Fiorina (R-CA) each claimed that government spending has exploded in the last few years. But factoring in the recession, government spending has held steady since the beginning of 2007. Cornyn also found time to mislead about the expiring Bush tax cuts, a topic that Christine O'Donnell (R-DE) also dissembled about in an appearance on ABC's This Week. In reality, the Democrats have consistently called for extending the tax cuts for 97% of the country, and their plan would not affect small businesses the way O'Donnell suggested.
September 23, 2010 11:47 am ET filed under Blog
August 31, 2010 1:44 pm ET filed under Blog
August 31, 2010 1:42 pm ET filed under Foreign Policy Matters
July 13, 2010 3:34 pm ET filed under Blog
July 02, 2010 10:13 am ET filed under Video
July 01, 2010 5:46 pm ET filed under Blog
June 14, 2010 1:14 pm ET filed under Blog
June 14, 2010 10:30 am ET filed under Blog
June 14, 2010 10:11 am ET filed under Fact Check
On Sunday, Carly Fiorina advanced her Senate campaign with a series of false Republican talking points about border security and her own background. Fiorina misrepresented her tenure at Hewlett-Packard, and lied about President Obama's funding for border security and the recently-departed head of the Minerals Management Service. House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence called the Obama administration's handling of the gulf oil disaster "slow." A timeline shows that claim is false. And since it wouldn't be Sunday without a Republican voice misrepresenting the Recovery Act, Rep. Pence pretended the package did not cut taxes (it did) and that it is not turning the economy around (it is).
June 10, 2010 10:58 am ET filed under Blog
June 10, 2010 10:52 am ET filed under Fact Check
During a June 9, 2010 appearance on Fox News' On the Record, Carly Fiorina attempted to deflect criticism of her tenure as CEO of Hewlett Packard, claiming, "I'm really proud of my record, and the good thing about business is the facts are clear." The facts are clear, but they're nothing Fiorina should be proud of. She fired at least 18,000 people, sent jobs overseas, instigated a disastrous merger with Compaq, and was eventually fired.
June 03, 2010 12:18 pm ET filed under Blog
June 03, 2010 11:44 am ET filed under Fact Check
On June 2, 2010, California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina released an ad mocking her Democratic opponent, Sen. Barbara Boxer, for discussing climate change as a threat to American national security. While Fiorina derides Boxer for worrying about "the weather," national security experts take the threat of climate change seriously.
May 25, 2010 2:55 pm ET filed under Fact Check
During a May 24 interview on Fox Business News, California GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina boasted about her opposition to government bailouts. However, in 2008, Fiorina defended the big bank bailout as "necessary."
February 01, 2010 1:07 pm ET filed under Blog
January 27, 2010 11:10 pm ET filed under Fact Check
Carly Fiorina - the same Carly Fiorina who fired 18,000 people - had the gall to criticize President Obama for his comments on jobs during the State of the Union address.
August 24, 2009 1:45 pm ET filed under Fact Check
Former McCain adviser and Hewlett-Packard CEO extraordinaire Carly Fiorina's record of failure continues with a failure to insist upon the truth about her position on abortion.
August 20, 2009 10:27 am ET filed under Fact Check
After firing 18,000 employees as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, Carly Fiorina believes Californians "have serious concerns about job creation."