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October 28, 2011 10:36 am ET filed under Video

Rep. Gohmert Whines About "Little Hissy Fit" From "Low Instructor" Obama

From the October 28, 2011, session of the U.S. House of Representatives:

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October 11, 2010 8:36 am ET filed under Blog

Republicans Fan The Flames Of Violence

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August 10, 2010 4:22 pm ET filed under Video

House Republicans Dishonestly Attack State Aid Bill

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August 10, 2010 4:10 pm ET filed under Blog

House Republicans Dishonestly Attack State Aid Bill

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July 30, 2010 4:09 pm ET filed under Video

The Outrageous, Irrelevant Reasons The GOP Blocked Free Health Care For 9/11 Responders

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July 30, 2010 2:49 pm ET filed under Blog

WATCH The Outrageous, Irrelevant Reasons The GOP Blocked Free Health Care For 9/11 Responders

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June 21, 2010 5:32 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Steve King Says Barton's "Shakedown" Statement Was "Spot-On"

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June 21, 2010 11:05 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows — June 20, 2010

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June 21, 2010 10:54 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking the Sunday Shows — June 20, 2010

On Sunday, Republicans struggled to deflect attention from Rep. Joe Barton's (R-TX) ridiculous apology to BP. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) ludicrously suggested that President Obama has taken so much money from BP that he is more likely than the GOP to side with Big Oil — which has given Republicans $188 million since 1990. McConnell and Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) each claimed that Barton's comments are not the Republican position, but the 114-member Republican Study Committee has expressed similar concerns. Elsewhere, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) proved that she doesn't understand the basics of cap-and-trade by calling that system of economic incentives a "command-and-control type of system."

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June 17, 2010 4:48 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Barton Apologizes For His "Misconstrued Misconstruction"

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June 17, 2010 12:52 pm ET filed under Blog

The GOP Stands Up For BP

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April 07, 2010 12:47 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Barton: "We're Not Gonna Repeal Everything" In The Affordable Care Act

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February 25, 2010 3:16 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Even Before Summit, Republicans Declared It A Failure

Today the president is hosting a bipartisan, bicameral health care summit at the Blair House in hopes of finding the common ground between Republicans and Democrats.  Yet even before the summit had started, Republicans were publicly deriding it as a useless photo-op.

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February 25, 2010 10:38 am ET filed under Fact Check

Health Care Reform Summit: The GOP "Away Team"

The GOP Summit "Away Team" will have a rocky landing at President Obama's bipartisan summit on health care reform.  These 18 members of Congress have made no secret of their staunch opposition to health care reform - no matter how much their constituents support it or how it would benefit their districts.

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December 09, 2009 2:03 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Barton Thoughtlessly Praises Himself For Thinking

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July 17, 2009 3:58 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Barton Still Obsessing Over Bogus EPA "Scandal"

Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) won't let go of the false claim that the EPA "suppressed" a report that was skeptical of global warming.

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June 25, 2009 10:00 am ET filed under Fact Check

Top Republicans Have Close Ties To Big Oil & Utility Companies

As the vote on the American Clean Energy and Security Act draws near, Republicans in the House are sure to fight it tooth and nail.  However, examining their close ties to the oil, gas and electric utility industries raises the question: "Whose side are they on?"

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June 24, 2009 2:18 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Barton: I Haven't Read The Bill, But I'm Going To Criticize It Anyway

At least he's being honest.

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May 20, 2009 2:02 pm ET filed under Blog

The GOP's Alternative (Energy) Reality

A new GOP strategy memo further proves that Republicans just don't have any new ideas when it comes to energy.

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April 22, 2009 3:56 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Barton vs. Pangaea

On April 22, 2009, the House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans, led by Rep. Joe Barton, issued a press release with the snarky header: "Q. How'd the oil get to Alaska, hitchhike? A. Yes."  Obviously, no one would say that oil hitchhiked to Alaska.  And Energy Secretary Steven Chu certainly didn't take the bait when Rep. Barton questioned him.  It is clear that Rep. Barton and his allies are ignorant of a widely accepted geologic fact.

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April 21, 2009 12:44 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Barton's Cap-and-Trade Distortions

On April 20, 2009, Rep. Joe Barton penned an op-ed smearing President Obama's cap-and-trade plan. Among other falsehoods, Rep. Barton stated, "The climate is changing, and that is normal." Of course, calling global warming "normal" is absurd. However, Republicans trying to scare people about legislation that would help save the economy has become far too ordinary.

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