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January 27, 2012 11:01 am ET filed under Blog

The 5.6 Million Reasons Behind GOP Senators' Letter To Obama

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January 25, 2012 5:42 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. DeMint: GOP Needs To Appeal To Income Tax-Paying Americans "Who Are Working And Know Better"

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January 13, 2012 3:56 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. DeMint: Welfare Caused Rise In Unwed Births

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January 12, 2012 10:36 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. DeMint's Sports Simile Falls Short

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November 10, 2011 11:58 am ET filed under Video

Sen. DeMint Pushes Bogus Christmas Tree Tax Claim Against President Obama

From a November 10, 2011, appearance by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) on Fox News' America's Newsroom:

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October 19, 2011 4:30 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. DeMint Slips Anti-Choice Amendment Into Agricultural Bill

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September 06, 2011 11:41 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. DeMint: "A Lot" Of Unemployed Americans Don't Want To Work

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September 06, 2011 10:15 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - September 4, 2011

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September 06, 2011 9:59 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - September 4, 2011

The Labor Day editions of the Sunday political shows featured a would-be president lying about energy policy and a so-called "Tea Party kingmaker" lying about safety net programs. On CBS, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) defended her promise that as president she would bring gas prices below $2 per gallon by claiming that President Obama has put American energy resources "off limits." Actual energy experts have said repeatedly that government policies aren't behind rising gas prices, which were "inevitable" in light of the artificially low prices brought about by the economic collapse. And the statistics don't back up Bachmann's accusations about Obama's policies. Meanwhile, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) told ABC viewers that Social Security is bankrupt (even though it isn't) and claimed on CNN that unemployment benefits don't create jobs (even though they do).

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July 22, 2011 1:16 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. DeMint's Transparent Trust Fund Flip-Flop

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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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July 11, 2011 11:30 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - July 10, 2011

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July 11, 2011 11:09 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - July 10, 2011

This week's Sunday political talk shows focused largely on the looming default crisis, with a chorus of Republican leaders singing the GOP talking points on the negotiations. In the wake of Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) reported rejection of President Obama's proposal of trillions in deficit reduction for an increase in the debt ceiling, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) dishonestly told Fox News Sunday viewers that "Nobody is talking about not raising the debt ceiling." Also on Fox, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) defended his demand for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution by misleadingly stating that 49 states are required to balance their budgets every year. On CNN, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) misrepresented Senate Democrats' proposal for lowering the debt and wrongly claimed that federal revenues went up as a result of the Bush tax cuts. And on NBC's Meet the Press, presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty unleashed a series of false attacks on President Obama's economic record.

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July 07, 2011 4:59 pm ET filed under Video

Sen. Demint "Willing" To Cause "Serious Disruptions" In Economy For The Sake Of Balanced Budget Amendment

From the July 6, 2011, edition of Fox News' Freedom Watch:

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July 07, 2011 3:24 pm ET filed under Blog

Accidental Honesty: GOP Leaders Shed Light On True Priorities

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July 06, 2011 10:56 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. DeMint Claims Democrats Want Debt Talks To Fail: "It's All About Creating A Crisis"

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June 27, 2011 11:12 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - June 26, 2011

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June 27, 2011 10:39 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - June 26, 2011

The last Sunday of June saw GOP presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) dominate the airwaves, making the rounds on Fox News Sunday and Face the Nation. On both, Bachmann repeated lies about health care reform's effect on jobs and Medicare, sentiments echoed by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on This Week. Bachmann and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) falsely stated that even if the debt ceiling weren't raised, the country would not go into default, something most economists disagree with. On Face The Nation Bachmann falsely called the stimulus a failure and continued to baselessly blame President Obama for high gas prices. Lastly, Sen.  Jon Kyl (R-AZ), fresh off his departure from the debt ceiling talks, was on Fox News Sunday to falsely claim that tax increases would hurt the economy, a claim that the previous decade proves false.

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June 23, 2011 12:21 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. DeMint Is (Sort Of) Right About Something

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April 05, 2011 5:27 pm ET filed under Blog

Senators Fighting Financial Regulation Are Bankrolled By Wall Street

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March 28, 2011 2:37 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. DeMint: "Fiscal Trouble" Is The Result Of "Damage To Our Culture"

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March 03, 2011 2:09 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. DeMint Erases Wall Street's Role In Recession To Bolster GOP Attack On Public Workers

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January 04, 2011 5:39 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. DeMint: "There's More Bipartisanship Than We Need In The Senate"

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December 17, 2010 5:17 pm ET filed under Video

Sen. DeMint: START Treaty Will Increase Number Of Nuclear Weapons

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November 15, 2010 10:05 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - November 14, 2010

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November 15, 2010 9:58 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - November 14, 2010

This week's Sunday shows were all about ducks and pork. The fight over pork-barrel earmark spending is largely a matter of opinion, though, so the falsehoods were limited to the tax and spending fights expected in the lame duck session that starts this week. On Fox, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) repeated long-discredited talking points about "small businesses" and tax cuts, and exaggerated the tax rates American companies actually pay. On NBC, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) suggested keeping tax breaks for the rich would help the economy despite the evidence to the contrary. Meanwhile, Rand Paul (R-KY) and Newt Gingrich each claimed that government workers are overpaid because they make more on average than private sector workers, but neither man acknowledged that the pay gap reflects differences in skills and education levels between the two groups. And on ABC, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said he can't vote for the New START Treaty because of concerns about "modernization" and missile defense systems, even though President Obama upped the budget for modernizing our nuclear arsenal, and the general in charge of missile defense says the treaty will actually make his job easier.

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November 10, 2010 11:51 am ET filed under Video

Sen. DeMint: "You Can't Be A Fiscal Conservative and Not Be A Social Conservative"

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November 10, 2010 11:31 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. DeMint: "You Can't Be A Fiscal Conservative and Not Be A Social Conservative"

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November 08, 2010 11:32 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - November 7, 2010

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