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November 16, 2011 2:15 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP Senators Revive Malicious Distortion Of CBO's Health Care Calculations

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November 11, 2011 11:43 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn And Barrasso Aren't Trying To Save Medicare — They're Trying To Kill It

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September 26, 2011 6:03 pm ET filed under Video

Sen. Barrasso: "If An Emergency Happens Like It Does In Your Family, You Have To Find A Way To Pay For It"

From a September 26, 2011, appearance by Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) on Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto:

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September 23, 2011 9:03 am ET filed under Blog

One Year Later, The Affordable Care Act's Consumer Protections Are Working

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September 22, 2011 2:52 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP Senators Falsely Claim Affordable Care Act's Medicaid Expansion Is "Crushing" States

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September 08, 2011 4:30 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP's Coordinated Prebuttal To President's Jobs Speech: Obama "Made It Worse"

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May 17, 2011 12:03 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Barrasso Actually Wants To Pay More Out Of Pocket For His Health Care?

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May 02, 2011 10:25 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - May 1, 2011

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May 02, 2011 10:03 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - May 1, 2011

Hours before President Obama announced U.S. Special Forces had killed Osama bin Laden, more pedestrian and partisan news ruled the Sunday morning airwaves. On Fox, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) falsely blamed $4 trillion of debt on President Obama and then incorrectly claimed that failing to raise the debt ceiling wouldn't be a big deal. On ABC, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) tried to defend his budget by claiming people don't like it because there is "misinformation" swirling around and not because it dismantles the social safety net. Elsewhere on Sunday, Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) and Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) each claimed that the U.S. needs a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, an idea rejected by experts on both sides of the aisle. And on NBC, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) dishonestly claimed that the Ryan Budget would increase funding to Medicare, while criticizing the Affordable Care Act for cutting Medicare, a claim which is also untrue.

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April 25, 2011 2:03 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Barrasso: "No One's Talking About Defaulting On Our Debt"

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April 05, 2011 9:15 am ET filed under Blog

State Health Care Waiver Shows Law's Flexibility, Not Failure

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March 25, 2011 3:29 pm ET filed under Blog

The Lies They Love To Tell: Republicans On The Affordable Care Act

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March 22, 2011 8:51 am ET filed under Blog

Republicans Attempt To Scare Seniors With Health Care Lies

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February 14, 2011 3:23 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. Barrasso Lies At CPAC About The Health Care Reform Law

At the Conservative Political Action Conference, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) spoke for over twenty minutes about the Affordable Care Act, unleashing a flurry of misleading statements and outright lies about the impact and implementation of the health care reform law.

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January 25, 2011 11:53 am ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. Barrasso: The Affordable Care Act Takes $500 Billion From Medicare And Seniors

Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) told Neil Cavuto that the Affordable Care Act takes $500 billion from Medicare and seniors to create a new entitlement program. Not only is Barrasso misleading viewers about the changes to Medicare — the $500 billion actually comes from savings from phasing out Medicare Advantage — he asserts that Republicans will protect Medicare despite his party's long record of supporting cuts to the program.

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December 14, 2010 1:14 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. Barrasso Falsely Suggests Bill Clinton Supports Health Care Repeal

Appearing on Fox News' America's Newsroom, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) took remarks by former President Bill Clinton out of context to suggest that Clinton would support Barrasso's statement that the health care reform law "is not the way to go for this country." In fact, while Clinton suggested that the Affordable Care Act could be improved, he simultaneously stated that "it's worth fighting against" its repeal. 

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September 22, 2010 9:36 am ET filed under Fact Check

Six Months Later, Senator Barrasso Is Still Using The Same Old Health Care Falsehoods

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) took to Fox News' airwaves to laud Republican attempts to repeal elements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care, leveling a number of misleading attacks on the health care reform law in the process.  Barrasso claimed that the law is "bad" for both patients and providers and suggested it holds high costs for taxpayers. In reality, the law contains numerous positive reforms for consumers and providers, and it reduces the deficit.

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September 15, 2010 5:08 pm ET filed under Video

Memo To GOP: Americans DON'T Support Tax Cuts For The Rich

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September 15, 2010 4:49 pm ET filed under Blog

VIDEO: Republicans Ignore Polling, Pretend Americans Support Tax Cuts For The Rich

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July 20, 2010 5:47 pm ET filed under Blog

After The Filibuster: Republicans Committed To Protecting The Rich, Ignoring The Jobless

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July 07, 2010 1:00 pm ET filed under Blog

Republicans Feign Outrage Over Berwick Appointment

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June 10, 2010 1:38 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Barrasso Uses The Oil Spill As A Reason To Block EPA Regulations

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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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August 20, 2009 11:55 am ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. Barrasso Said There's "Nothing Good" About Green Jobs

While speaking to the Petroleum Association of Wyoming about the American Clean Energy and Security Act, Sen. John Barrasso said "there's nothing good about it." In reality, this legislation would create 1.7 million American jobs, reduce harmful emissions and help America become more energy independent.

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July 07, 2009 2:24 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. Barrasso Misrepresents Both The Lewin Group Study And CBO Analysis

In a July 7, 2009 blog post on The Hill's "Congress Blog," Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) attempted to offer a doctor's perspective on the health care debate.  Yet not even doctors can get away with skewing the facts.  In his post, Sen. Barrasso misrepresented both a study published by the insurance company-funded Lewin Group AND an analysis provided to congress by the Congressional Budget Office.

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June 11, 2009 4:39 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. Barrasso Cites Debunked Sources To Criticize ACES

On June 11, 2009 Sen. John Barrasso wrote a blog post on The Hill criticizing the American Energy and Security Act (ACES). In it, he managed to make a number of false and previously debunked claims by quoting a number of false and already debunked sources.

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June 10, 2009 11:11 am ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. Barrasso: Parroting Tired Republican Rhetoric

On June 10, 2009, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) appeared on Fox News to discuss health care reform.  Ever the team player, Sen. Barrasso repeated the same Republican talking point that the Democrats' plan for health care reform is a "Washington takeover."

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May 13, 2009 1:16 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. Barrasso's Gun Is Not Smoking

In a May 13, 2009 blog post on The Hill's "Congress Blog," Senator Barrasso wrote: "Yesterday I exposed a 'smoking gun' White House memo to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The memo warns that regulation of small CO2 emitters will have 'serious economic consequences' for businesses and the overall economy." The reality is that the White House did not say that, and all Senator Barrasso exposed was an ability to ignore the facts.

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