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January 30, 2012 11:30 am ET filed under Blog

'Get The Hell Out Of The U.S.' Isn't So Different From What Establishment GOP Is Saying

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January 24, 2012 12:40 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP In 2012: Running On Redistricting, Not On Their Record

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January 24, 2012 10:23 am ET filed under Blog

The 27 Republican Bills That Aren't About Jobs

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January 18, 2012 11:35 am ET filed under Blog

The Keystone XL Corporations Lining Speaker Boehner's Pockets

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January 18, 2012 11:25 am ET filed under Fact Check

The Speaker's Pipe Dreams: Big Oil Investments Muddy Boehner's Message On Keystone XL

Shortly after the Keystone XL pipeline permit process started gaining steam in Canada and the American Midwest, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) began investing significantly in companies tied to the project. In addition, since 2008 a number of companies that stand to benefit from Keystone XL have donated thousands of dollars to Boehner since 2008. As approval has floundered, Boehner has used his clout as Speaker of the House to try to push the project through in the name of "jobs."

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January 06, 2012 10:03 am ET filed under Blog

GOP Leadership Spends Few Words On December Jobs Numbers

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January 04, 2012 2:15 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner Admits Real Reason GOP Blocked Consumer Protection Nominee

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December 20, 2011 3:50 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner: "There's No Reason We Can't Do" What Should've Been Done Weeks Ago

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December 20, 2011 12:00 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner Grasping At Straws With Churchill Bust Bill

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December 19, 2011 6:08 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. McConnell And The Politicization Of The Payroll Tax

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December 19, 2011 9:26 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - December 18, 2011

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December 19, 2011 9:24 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - December 18, 2011

This week on the Sunday political talk shows, topics of discussion ranged far and wide. On Fox News Sunday, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney advocated for block granting Medicaid despite the harm that would do to those who rely on the program. On This Week, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) distorted the content of a CBO report on income inequality. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), appearing on Meet the Press, shared several false claims: that employers are concerned about "uncertainty," and that the Keystone pipeline would create 20,000 jobs. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), also on Meet the Press, did the same, falsely asserting that there's no evidence the payroll tax holiday created jobs and that Iran has threatened the U.S. and Israel with nuclear weapons.

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December 14, 2011 5:51 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner Doesn’t Get ‘Stressed’ Over His Dead-End Legislation

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December 08, 2011 10:43 am ET filed under Blog

GOP Leadership Promotes REINS Act With False Jobs-Deregulation Link

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December 01, 2011 3:07 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner: Only Middle-Class Tax Cuts Have To Be Paid For

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November 07, 2011 11:06 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - November 6, 2011

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November 07, 2011 10:57 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - November 6, 2011

With much of the airtime on this week's Sunday political talk shows devoted to discussing the Herman Cain scandal and Gov. Rick Perry's (R-TX) antics, the substantive issues took a back seat. Yet a few key Republicans still managed to squeeze in a couple of standard GOP attacks. On This Week, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) claimed that the stimulus "has not worked," a falsehood echoed by presidential candidate Jon Huntsman on Meet the Press. Boehner also found time to inflate the effect of a millionaires' surtax on small-business owners, and to deny that congressional Republicans have gone after America's social safety net. In fact, one major Republican initiative — the House-passed GOP budget plan — proposed to upend major safety net programs for children, the poor, and seniors.

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November 04, 2011 3:46 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP Responses To Jobs Report Ignore Main Obstacle To Growth

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November 04, 2011 3:05 pm ET filed under Fact Check

GOP Responses To Jobs Report Ignore Main Obstacle To Growth

With the news this morning that the private economy added 104,000 jobs but the public sector shed 24,000, prominent Republicans had a chance to trot out the same tired, debunked explanation for slow economic growth they've been using throughout the Obama presidency. According to the GOP, job creators are not hiring because of regulations and high spending from Washington, D.C. But according to the job creators themselves, regulations, taxes and spending are not the issue — they simply don't have enough customers to justify expanding their workforces. The problem continues to be weak demand.

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November 01, 2011 9:19 am ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner Swears Off "Compromising"... Again

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October 27, 2011 2:03 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner Claims Obama Has 'Given Up On The Economy And The American People'

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October 18, 2011 9:43 am ET filed under Blog

UPDATED: Congressional GOP "Now Far More Extreme" Than GOP Voters

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October 14, 2011 10:21 am ET filed under Blog

Why Republicans Are Wrong About Wall Street And The Financial Crisis

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October 13, 2011 11:40 am ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner's Version Of What "The American People Are Telling Us"

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September 27, 2011 2:32 pm ET filed under Blog

Ignoring Polls, Speaker Boehner Claims Dem "Machine" Must "Build Support For Tax Hikes"

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September 26, 2011 5:37 pm ET filed under Blog

Five Of Boehner's Six "Fiscal Experts" Agree: Deficit Reduction Requires Revenue Increases

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September 21, 2011 10:36 pm ET filed under Fact Check

What Happened To The Republican Consensus On Climate Change?

In May right-wing activist Marc Morano said Republican candidates "can believe in the science of global warming ... if you keep your mouth shut about it and you advocate no quote-unquote solution to the problem." By contrast, the following statements show that in previous years, prominent Republicans spoke about both the robust body of evidence indicating that human activities are changing the climate and the need to address the problem. While the political discourse has since regressed, the scientific consensus has not.

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September 02, 2011 11:20 am ET filed under Blog

"Fog Of Uncertainty": Speaker Boehner Ignores Business Owners' Actual Concerns

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September 01, 2011 10:28 am ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner's Honesty Problem

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August 31, 2011 5:26 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner Falsely Claims Request That Obama Move Jobs Speech Was On Behalf Of Democrats

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