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June 04, 2010 1:37 pm ET filed under Blog

Steele: Why Are We Redacting Email Addresses Of White House Staffers?

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June 03, 2010 5:34 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Issa Compares Romanoff Offer To The Manhattan Project

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June 01, 2010 9:36 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - May 30, 2010

On Fox News Sunday, Rep. Darrell Issa repeated his claim that the Obama administration committed a crime when it offered Rep. Joe Sestak a job. Either Rep. Issa isn't paying attention to the expert consensus that there was nothing criminal about the Sestak affair, or he's determined to keep this story alive because the GOP is using it to criticize the president in an election year. On Meet the Press, Arizona's J.D. Hayworth decried any effort at comprehensive immigration reform as "amnesty."

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May 26, 2010 5:36 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Hatch Baselessly Suggests The White House Broke The Law In Sestak "Scandal"

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February 05, 2010 11:02 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. Shelby Holding "All" Obama Nominees Hostage Until He Gets His Earmarks

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January 27, 2010 12:14 pm ET filed under Fact Check

The Far-Right Funding Behind The Alleged Phone Buggers' Collegiate Network

On January 27, 2010, Talking Points Memo reported that three of the four men arrested for allegedly attempting to wiretap Sen. Mary Landrieu's office were involved with conservative student newspapers.  All three of those conservative papers were supported by the conservative Collegiate Network, administered by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Below, Media Matters Action Network exposes the funding behind the organizations that spawned the three alleged felons.

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January 20, 2010 12:28 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen.-Elect Scott Brown Implies GOP "Beholden" To "Special Interests," Doesn't Look For Solutions

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October 28, 2009 1:27 pm ET filed under Fact Check

RNC Feigns Outrage Over Benign Meetings With Supporters

Responding to a Washington Times report on White House visits for Democratic donors, the RNC feigned outrage in a statement saying "the seriousness of this issue requires an immediate investigation." Yet the same Times article mentions that the same was done by President Bush and Michael Steele himself admitted, "well it's part of what happens, you know, you reward those, your supporters who have been a part of helping you achieve success in winning the election."

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October 21, 2009 5:18 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Holding Leonard Davis To Lenny Ben-David's Standards

On October 21, 2009, former AIPAC official Lenny Ben-David wrote a post on Pajamas Media attempting to smear the pro-Israel, pro-peace organization J Street.  A close look at Ben-David's record reveals a striking level of hypocrisy.  He wants his readers to distrust J Street based on tenuous connections to people whose only "faults" are being of Arab descent or Muslim.  If Mr. Ben-David believes such connections are worthy of criticism, why has he engaged in nearly identical behavior himself?

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August 11, 2009 4:51 pm ET filed under Blog

Emails Show Bush White House Staffers Joked About Following Orders Like Nazis

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August 05, 2009 1:44 pm ET filed under Blog

Gingrich's American Solutions Is Bankrolled By The World's Largest Coal Company

On August 5, 2009, the Center for Public Integrity released new analysis regarding Newt Gingrich's American Solutions for Winning the Future. What did it find? The group's anti-American Clean Energy and Security Act crusade attracted another $250,000 donation from Peabody Energy.

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July 31, 2009 2:37 pm ET filed under Blog

Report: Special Interests Fuel Newt Gingrich's American Solutions Group

A new exposé from Politico finds that Newt Gingrich's American Solutions for Winning the Future is bankrolled by special interests and huge corporations while it fights to enact their agenda.

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July 31, 2009 12:05 pm ET filed under Blog

D.C. Lobbying Firm Sent Forged Letters To Congressman Regarding Cap-And-Trade

Bonner & Associates, a D.C. lobbying firm, sent forged letters to the office of Rep. Tom Periello (R-VA).  With so many important issues before Congress, it's more important than ever for legislators to hear from those they represent. However, conservative astroturfing efforts intended to mislead the American people have become all too common in today's political climate.

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July 28, 2009 12:00 pm ET filed under Fact Check

The GOP "Health Care Rapid Response Team" Rakes In Money From Health Care Special Interests

Each morning, the House Republican Conference provides the press with the roster of its "Health Care Rapid Response Team," which lists House Republicans who "are available to talk about health care this week." However, a quick glance at who's filling their campaign coffers raises the question: just whose interests do these members have at heart?

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July 27, 2009 1:18 pm ET filed under Blog

Palin's Relationship With Fraudster Raises Questions

While she has her share of critics, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin also has a number of passionate supporters. Fred Malek is a big one. Yet, in 2004 Malek was fined $250,000 for what the SEC called a "fraudulent scheme." For a woman whose favorite political zinger criticized then-Senator Obama for "pallin' around" with shady figures, she best be careful who she associates with herself.

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June 24, 2009 1:55 pm ET filed under Blog

FLASHBACK: Rick Scott's Columbia/HCA Was Fined $1.7 Billion For Defrauding Medicare

At $100 Million, the newest Medicare fraud case still doesn't come close to what Rick Scott's company paid for defrauding Medicare.

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May 20, 2009 7:03 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Pharmaceutical Lobbyist Dick Armey Inspires GOP To Obstruct Health Care Reform

On May 20, 2009, former House Majority Leader and current healthcare lobbyist Dick Armey tweeted that he had given a talk to the House GOP about stopping President Obama's healthcare plans.

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May 15, 2009 12:11 pm ET filed under Blog

Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire

Rick Scott, his new group Conservatives for Patients Rights (CPR), and their dirty politics PR team have falsely stated that Comcast pulled a Health Care for America Now (HCAN) ad off the air.

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May 12, 2009 12:52 pm ET filed under Blog

"Having Rick Scott As Your Spokesman Against Health Care Reform Is Like Having An E. Coli Bacterium As Your Spokesman Against Hand Washing."

What about Rick Scott's past makes him qualified to speak about health care in America?  He defrauded Medicare, a government program meant to support the most vulnerable Americans, and then profited from the oppression of millions of people in countries where the populace has few, if any, civil rights.

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May 12, 2009 12:46 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rick Scott Profitably Aided Oppressive Regimes

Disgraced Columbia/HCA executive Richard L. "Rick" Scott has been in the media lately for spearheading Conservatives for Patients Rights, an organization adamantly opposed to health care reform.  In addition to the fraudulent practices of his former empire, Scott serves on the boards of two companies that helped the Saudi Arabian and Iranian regimes suppress their citizens by censoring access to the Internet.

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April 16, 2009 3:22 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Lobbyist Tea Party

On April 16th, 2009, FreedomWorks announced it would host a "March on Washington" Tea Party in September of 2009.    Rather than relying on a passionate citizenry to organize the protest, the September Tea Party is organized and funded by large corporations opposed to President Obama's brand of change.    FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey's lobbying firm, DLA Piper, represents a host of clients intent on maintaining the Bush-era status quo.

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April 14, 2009 4:20 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Heritage Hires Abramoff Crony and Ethically Challenged ex-Representative Tom Feeney

On April 14, 2009, the Heritage Foundation announced it hired ex-Representative Tom Feeney to "consult" on community outreach.

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