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April 28, 2010 2:41 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP Lawmakers Gang Up On Rep. Grijalva

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January 14, 2010 5:55 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Shadegg Blasts Private Insurance Industry: "I'm With The Progressives On This One!"

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November 17, 2009 5:59 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Shadegg Skips Out On MSNBC Interview

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November 17, 2009 10:26 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Shadegg Suggests Mayor Bloomberg's Daughter Will Be "Kidnapped" By A Terrorist

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October 20, 2009 12:50 pm ET filed under Blog

House Republicans Warn That Reform Is Too Risky For Dems To Support

In spite of recent polling showing an increasing majority of Americans support a public insurance option, some House Republicans are desperately warning that Democrats "risk losing their jobs if they vote for reform."

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October 15, 2009 4:40 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Republican Lawmakers Leading Witch Hunt Against Muslim Group

The Council of American-Islamic Relations has recently come under attack from four Congressional Republicans who accuse the group of attempting to plant spies in key Congressional offices in order to affect policy.  Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC), Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ), Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), and Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) held a press conference yesterday accusing the Muslim advocacy group of "trying to infiltrate the offices of members of Congress by placing interns in the offices."  The accusations against CAIR are in large part frivolous and are based on a new book written by authors known for their history of deception and bigotry.

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August 18, 2009 1:39 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Shadegg's Legislation Will Fail To Provide Americans With Tangible Help Acquiring Health Insurance

During an August 18, 2009 appearance on CNN, Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ) said he has written legislation that will give Americans cash with which to purchase health insurance.  Since Americans will need anywhere between $13,000 and $25,000 per year to purchase private health coverage over the next few years and Rep. Shadegg is under the impression that private health insurance only costs a family $5,800, this plan isn't exactly well thought out.

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August 13, 2009 9:54 am ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Boehner Falsely States Reps. Pelosi & Hoyer Called Dissent Un-American

On August 13, 2009, House Minority Leader John Boehner falsely claimed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer called their opposition "un-American." In reality, Pelosi and Hoyer were criticizing those on the right who relied on disrupting town hall meetings and "drowning out" those with opposing views.

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August 11, 2009 7:39 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Shadegg Agrees: Town Hall Disruptions Are "Un-American"

According to Rep. John Shadegg, "it would be, in fact, un-American to disrupt a town hall."

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July 28, 2009 12:00 pm ET filed under Fact Check

The GOP "Health Care Rapid Response Team" Rakes In Money From Health Care Special Interests

Each morning, the House Republican Conference provides the press with the roster of its "Health Care Rapid Response Team," which lists House Republicans who "are available to talk about health care this week." However, a quick glance at who's filling their campaign coffers raises the question: just whose interests do these members have at heart?

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July 17, 2009 12:41 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Shadegg Used Biased Data To Support His Inadequate Health Care Legislation

During a July 17, 2009 appearance on Fox News, Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ) touted his own "figures" to support the tax credits allowed in his health care legislation.  However, the figure he cited is the product of an AHIP study and is much lower than the figures produced by other, less biased, surveys.

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June 19, 2009 2:07 pm ET filed under Fact Check

6 Ways Rep. Shadegg Gets It Wrong On Health Care

In a June 19, 2009 blog post on The Hill titled "Six Reasons Government-Run Health Care is Bad for America", Rep. John Shadegg illustrates at least six reasons conservatives can't be trusted to factually and fairly represent this vital topic.

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May 22, 2009 11:59 am ET filed under Fact Check

Yet Another GOP Cost Estimate For Cap-And-Trade

In a May 21, 2009 posting on Fox Nation, Rep. John Shadegg claimed cap-and-trade legislation would cost American families $4,300. Over the course of the last week Republicans have claimed that cap-and-trade could cost $1,500, $2,200, $3,000, and $3,100. Are Republicans just making it up as they go along?

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May 21, 2009 9:59 am ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Shadegg Misleads RedState Readers On Carbon Labeling

On May 20, 2009, Rep. John Shadegg wrote a blog post on in which he insisted the House Committee on Energy & Commerce passed an amendment requiring all products sold in the U.S. to be labeled with their CO2 content. This is pure fiction.  The actual amendment funded a study to determine the feasibility of a voluntary carbon labeling program.

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May 15, 2009 1:54 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Shadegg: More Healthcare Scare Tactics

On May 15, 2009, Rep. John Shadegg in a blog post at The Hill's Congress Blog claimed: "Instead, President Obama has proposed putting the government between Americans and their health care." This is just more of the same fear mongering we've come to expect from House Republicans.

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May 06, 2009 7:24 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Shadegg: Turning Dr. Luntz's Memo Into A Blog Post

On May 6, 2009, Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ) wrote a blog post, based on Dr. Frank Luntz's memo The Language of Healthcare 2009, asserting that the Democrats' proposals for health care reform would be bad for America.

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