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November 02, 2011 12:27 pm ET filed under Blog

UPDATE: NRA Contributions To Holder's Critics Grows To Over A Quarter-Million Dollars

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October 31, 2011 3:50 pm ET filed under Blog

Holder's Critics Are NRA's Paid Congressional Gunslingers

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July 18, 2011 10:38 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - July 17, 2011

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July 18, 2011 10:21 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - July 17, 2011

The looming default crisis dominated the Sunday talk shows, which meant Republicans were busy misrepresenting their own proposals, the polling about their proposals, and the policies that put us in this mess to begin with. On NBC, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) claimed the GOP's balanced budget amendment scheme is the only way to satisfy credit raters about U.S. creditworthiness, which is simply not true. On ABC, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) pretended that polling supports the GOP's anti-tax zealotry despite at least 21 polls this year that show broad opposition to their ideological stance. On Fox, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) falsely claimed the GOP's scheme doesn't require even steeper cuts to the safety net than the House 2012 budget and unfairly laid the blame for our debt entirely at President Obama's feet, and Herman Cain lied about who pays top-end income tax rates. Meanwhile, Rudy Giuliani misrepresented recent economic history and exaggerated his own budget accomplishments in New York City, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) misled viewers about Social Security.

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February 10, 2011 2:27 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Labrador Brings Birther Joke To CPAC

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November 01, 2010 1:43 pm ET filed under Ad Check

Super PAC's "Voter Guide" Leads Viewers In The Wrong Direction

Dick Morris' Super PAC for America is on the air promoting falsehoods about policies supported by Democratic members of Congress in seven districts across the country. The ads bill themselves as "voter guides" purporting to give voters the "facts" about candidates, when in fact they deride legislation like the "healthcare takeover" and the Recovery Act, while flat-out lying about a "$500 billion Medicare cut" — the Affordable Care Act actually strengthened the program. For the two representatives targeted by Super PAC who didn't vote for health care reform, the ad highlights their refusal to advocate for repeal of the law, without mentioning that repeal would cost millions of Americans their coverage and add billions to the deficit.

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October 29, 2010 2:46 pm ET filed under Ad Check

Despite His Conservative Record, NRCC Absurdly Suggests Minnick Is Rampantly Liberal

In a new ad attacking Rep. Walt Minnick (D-ID), the National Republican Congressional Committee all but outright lies when it says that Minnick is "part of the problem" with "out of control spending, national energy tax, government takeover of health care." You see, Rep. Minnick, who can lay claim to the title of most conservative Democrat in the House, voted against the Recovery Act (and all other forms of fiscal stimulus), clean energy legislation, and health care reform. Furthermore, holding up the statistic that Minnick votes with Speaker Pelosi 70 percent of the time as evidence that Minnick votes the party line is absurd: Minnick bucks his own party more often then any of the 435 House members, Republicans included. 

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January 19, 2010 12:38 pm ET filed under Blog

Idaho Delegation Hypocritically Calls For Assistance For Potato Farmers

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August 28, 2009 11:10 am ET filed under Blog

Will The RNC Repudiate GOP Candidate Who Joked About Assassinating President Obama?

Earlier this week, Indiana Republican gubernatorial candidate Rex Rammell "joked" about shooting President Obama.  By not condemning this type of speech, the RNC sends a message to the country that these types of jokes are an acceptable part of our political dialogue. Will they step up and do the right thing?  I'm not holding my breath.

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