October 21, 2010 5:49 pm ET filed under Blog
October 07, 2010 6:43 pm ET filed under Ad Check
At the start of her new ad "Big Clue," Sharron Angle tells us she personally approves the message that follows. She shouldn't have. The ad is as disgusting as it is predictable. After launching two tired attacks (on the stimulus, which actually did work, and on Reid's support for immigration reform) Angle drops the big one: Harry Reid wants to give Viagra to "convicted child molesters and sex offenders." If that seems crazy, stupid, or offensive, that's because it's all three: Republicans carefully set up these attacks during the health care debate when Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) forced a vote on an amendment preventing states from providing Viagra to sex offenders. Their attempt to derail the landmark Affordable Care Act failed. This smear should too.
September 21, 2010 1:16 pm ET filed under Blog
September 02, 2010 2:44 pm ET filed under Ad Check
Americans for New Leadership, a 527 group founded by Tea Party activist Eric Odom, is raising money to get their "Harry Reid Is Wrong For Nevada" ad on the air. The ad accuses Reid of supporting a "$500 billion Medicare cut" that simply doesn't exist in the Affordable Care Act, and implies that Reid's support for the Recovery Act, clean energy legislation and the unpopular TARP rescue package prove that Reid is "Wrong for Nevada." In reality, Congress' response to the economic crisis pulled us back from the brink, and clean energy laws would strengthen the economy further.
August 11, 2010 3:58 pm ET filed under Blog
August 11, 2010 3:55 pm ET filed under Fact Check
The National Republican Senatorial Committee is attacking Majority Leader Harry Reid for saying, "I don't know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican," but Sen. Reid's comments make a lot of sense when you consider the record. Republicans have said and done plenty to alienate Hispanic voters in recent years. By condemning efforts to fix our immigration system as "amnesty," by killing comprehensive immigration reform in the Senate in 2006 and 2007, by writing laws that encourage law enforcement to target Hispanics, and by spreading misinformation about the impact of illegal immigration on our economy and society, the GOP has earned the distrust of Hispanic voters.
July 16, 2010 10:44 am ET filed under Ad Check
A new ad from American Crossroads — the so-called "shadow RNC" launched by Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie — attacks Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) over the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Specifically, the ad claims that Nevada received less stimulus money than "every other state but one." However, data from Recovery.gov and ProPublica.org unequivocally shows the claim to be false.
July 08, 2010 10:28 am ET filed under Fact Check
In an obvious and uncreative comeback to the "Real Sharron Angle" website published by the campaign of Senator Harry Reid, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has published a site called "The Real Harry Reid." However clever the NRSC thinks it is, the information on the new site is inaccurate and misleading on Sen. Reid's plan for energy and jobs in Nevada.
June 29, 2010 11:42 am ET filed under Ad Check
During a Senate floor speech on March 5, 2010, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) reacted positively to the day's news that fewer Americans than expected had lost their jobs in February. In an ad out today, American Crossroads takes Reid's comments out of context to falsely claim Reid believed it was a "good thing" that 36,000 Americans lost their jobs.
March 29, 2010 2:07 pm ET filed under Fact Check
On March 29, 2010, Sue Lowden's campaign used the same old GOP lies about health care reform to try and raise money. The fundraising e-mail, sent through Human Events, is a blatant display of how disrespectful the Lowden campaign is of Nevadan citizens.
March 12, 2010 6:16 pm ET filed under Fact Check
The conservative American Future Fund has created a new attack ad seeking to portray Democrats as hypocrites on the process of reconciliation. Their ad highlights various statements made in 2005 in which Senate Democrats opposed a Republican plan to change the rules for confirming judicial nominees. Because they have no facts to attack Democrats on the merits of the argument, they've egregiously resorted to taking quotes out of context. Budget reconciliation and the Republican-led "nuclear option" plan to change the rules of the Senate are entirely separate things.
March 05, 2010 1:43 pm ET filed under Fact Check
During a Senate floor speech on March 5, 2010, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) reacted positively to the day's news that fewer Americans than expected had lost their jobs in February. Taking Reid's comments out of context, Republicans are falsely claiming Reid believes it is a "good thing" that 36,000 Americans lost their jobs.
December 06, 2009 3:50 pm ET filed under Video
August 24, 2009 3:41 pm ET filed under Fact Check
Even Without A Senate Bill, Conservative Women's Group Spreads Misinformation About Choice Provisions
The anti-choice Susan B. Anthony List has released a new ad targeting Senator Harry Reid's position on abortion. Keeping with the conservative habit of broadcasting bald-faced lies, this new ad is full of misinformation and distortions because it references legislation that hasn't been written yet.