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October 25, 2011 10:40 am ET filed under Blog

Gov. Perry: Birther Nonsense Is "A Good Issue To Keep Alive"

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October 17, 2011 4:15 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Rick Scott Tries To Steal Occupy Wall Street's Thunder

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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 12, 2011 9:20 am ET filed under Blog

GOP Debate Features Right-Wing Economic Illiteracy

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October 11, 2011 10:25 pm ET filed under Video

Gov. Perry Reiterates Support For Turning Medicaid Into Block Grants

From the October 11, 2011, Bloomberg/Washington Post GOP primary debate:

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October 06, 2011 11:47 am ET filed under Blog

Gov. Walker: Wall Street Greed Has Nothing To Do With "Real Issues"

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October 03, 2011 10:30 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - October 2, 2011

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October 03, 2011 10:20 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - October 2, 2011

On the first weekend in October, the Sunday talk shows saw a presidential candidate, two governors, and a former vice president's daughter. Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS) appeared on CBS and CNN to absolve President George W. Bush for the current economic situation while solely placing the blame on President Barack Obama. Not to be outdone by Barbour, Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) appeared on Meet the Press to lie about the president's previous statements on unemployment. Herman Cain, still riding high from his Florida straw poll victory, appeared on Fox News Sunday to falsely claim that his "9-9-9 plan" is actually fairer than the current progressive tax system. Lastly, Keep America Safe's Liz Cheney appeared on State of the Union to claim that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said that enhanced interrogation led us to Osama bin Laden. In fact, Panetta has said that the Bush-era torture program produced lies and misinformation about the identity of bin Laden's personal courier.

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September 29, 2011 4:14 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Perry Has Slashed Funding For Public Education He Says Was His "Key To The Future"

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September 28, 2011 11:58 am ET filed under Blog

Maine Gov. LePage Rewrites History Of Labor Mural Dispute

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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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September 21, 2011 4:59 pm ET filed under Blog

Romney's Failure To Capitalize On Rick Perry's Ethics Record May Be For His Own Good

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September 16, 2011 1:37 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann Labels Mandatory Vaccinations "Perrycare"

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September 14, 2011 6:07 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Perry Is Right: $5,000 Is Way Below Market Price For His Political Favor

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September 14, 2011 1:23 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Scott Falsely Claims Florida "Never" Gets Back Its Federal Tax Money

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September 12, 2011 10:02 pm ET filed under Video

Gov. Perry Struggles To Explain Texas' DREAM Act-Like Legislation

From the September 12, 2011, CNN/Tea Party Republican primary debate:

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September 12, 2011 9:01 pm ET filed under Video

Gov. Perry Claims The Recovery Act "Created Zero Jobs"

From the September 12, 2011, CNN/Tea Party Republican primary debate:

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September 12, 2011 8:55 pm ET filed under Video

Romney, Perry Trade Social Security Falsehoods

From the September 12, 2011, CNN/Tea Party Republican primary debate:

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September 12, 2011 11:42 am ET filed under Blog

Despite New Tone, Gov. Perry's Social Security Op-Ed Is The Same Old Scam

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September 07, 2011 10:07 pm ET filed under Video

Perry: "I've Never Struggled" With Executing 234 People

From the September 7, 2011, GOP Reagan presidential debate on MSNBC:

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August 25, 2011 3:10 pm ET filed under Blog

Time-Traveling Rick Perry: Obama Policies Have Us 'At The Precipice Of Defaulting'

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August 24, 2011 3:31 pm ET filed under Blog

As Predicted, Florida Loses Money On Gov. Scott's Welfare Drug Testing Scheme

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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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August 17, 2011 4:03 pm ET filed under Blog

Rick Perry: Proud Member Of Glenn Beck's Army

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August 15, 2011 4:48 pm ET filed under Blog

What Rick Perry Doesn't Want To Talk About

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August 15, 2011 4:27 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rick Perry's Ethics: Pay-To-Play Government And "Junk" Justice

Now that Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is officially running for president, his record as a chief executive deserves national scrutiny. Non-partisan watchdog Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington named Perry one of the most unethical governors in the country, in part because of Perry's brand of graft is particularly efficient: One of every five dollars his campaign raised through 2010 came from political appointees. The rest of the picture is even uglier. The case of Cameron Todd Willingham — where Perry allowed a man to be executed despite being given scientific evidence may have exonerated him, and then sought to derail an investigation into the episode years later — may prove more damaging to Perry's candidacy.

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August 15, 2011 4:27 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rick Perry's Convenient Constitution: Views Shift With The Political Tides

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) owes his fame in large part to his prominent statements about the federal government intruding on states' rights, but he supports imposing his repressive right-wing ideas on abortion and sexuality upon the whole nation through constitutional amendments. According to Perry, safety net spending and the direct election of U.S. senators are also on the wrong side of the Constitution.

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August 15, 2011 4:26 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rick Perry's Texas: Not All It's Cracked Up To Be

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is quick to take credit for the Texas economy, boasting that his time in office has seen Texas lead the nation in growth. But the reality is that Texas' job growth has not kept up with its population growth, and as a result its unemployment rate throughout the recession has been comparable to that of other states. Moreover, Texan jobs come more from the natural blessings of location and resources that Texas enjoys than from Perry's policies.

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August 09, 2011 9:37 am ET filed under Blog

Gov. Christie And News Corp.'s Hacking Past

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