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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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December 09, 2011 1:00 pm ET filed under Blog

NPR Blasts A Hole In GOP's "Intuitive" Opposition To Millionaires' Surtax

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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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August 31, 2011 4:37 pm ET filed under Blog

NRA Pushes To Keep States From Deciding Their Own Public Safety Laws

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July 07, 2011 9:18 am ET filed under Blog

Senate Republicans Repeat False Claim That "There Is No Revenue Problem"

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June 08, 2011 1:57 pm ET filed under Blog

Up Is Down: Sen. Thune Accuses Democrats Of Being All Talk On Job Creation

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March 23, 2011 3:51 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Republicans Celebrate The Affordable Care Act's One-Year Anniversary By Reviving Old Lies

This morning on Fox News, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) declared that President Obama and supporters of the Affordable Care Act "keep saying things that aren't true" about the law, while Republicans continue to "put the facts out and our facts are backed up by the authorities." Of course, Hatch has it exactly backwards, which was evident today as Republicans commemorated the health care law's one-year anniversary by repeating worn out lies about a "government takeover" that will destroy jobs, cut Medicare benefits, increase the deficit, and raise premiums. Let's examine the real facts about the Affordable Care Act.

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December 01, 2010 3:55 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Despite Stated Opposition To Health Care Reform's 1099 Provision, Republicans Vote Against Repeal

For some time now, Republicans have desperately attempted to kill health care reform, peddling misleading claims and outright distortions to undermine the benefits of the law. In many instances, they have pointed to supposed ill-conceived provisions to denounce the legislation, using these specific details to contend that the bill is damaged beyond repair and therefore must be repealed. In particular, Republicans have decried the bill's 1099 reporting requirements for small businesses, claiming they are unnecessarily burdensome and will limit job creation. But when given an opportunity to vote on Sen. Max Baucus' (D-MT) amendment to repeal the 1099 provision and demonstrate their commitment to helping small businesses, Republicans balked. Indeed, despite their professed opposition to the 1099 provision, only two Republicans voted for the amendment.  

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November 16, 2010 4:04 pm ET filed under Blog

Forget Small Businesses: Sen. Thune Defends Tax Cuts For Millionaires

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February 25, 2010 6:54 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Thune Obfuscates The Truth On Health Care Reform Costs

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February 01, 2010 10:30 am ET filed under Video

Fact Checking the Sunday Shows - January 31, 2010

On Sunday, January 31, 2010, it was abundantly clear what the Republicans' talking points were. On Sunday show after Sunday show, the Republican guests repeated falsehoods about Democrats' actions to tackle the recession. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. John Thune (R-SD), were the worst offenders, repeatedly spreading falsehoods about the economy, jobs, the deficit, and health care.

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February 01, 2010 10:07 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking the Sunday Shows - January 31, 2010

On Sunday, January 31, 2010, it was abundantly clear what the Republicans' talking points were.  On Sunday show after Sunday show, the Republican guests repeated falsehoods about Democrats' actions to tackle the recession.  Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. John Thune (R-SD), were the worst offenders, repeatedly spreading falsehoods about the economy, jobs, the deficit, and health care.

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December 23, 2009 6:51 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Thune Channels Glenn Beck

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December 02, 2009 12:15 pm ET filed under Blog

Senate Republicans Attack Franken's "Partisan", "Daily Kos" Anti-Rape Amendment

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August 25, 2009 5:34 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Thune: No GOP Votes For Any Health Care Bill

On a conference call with reporters, Sen. Thune indicated that Republicans won't support any health care bill, even if Democrats completely abandon the notion of comprehensive reform.

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June 12, 2009 12:03 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Thune Distorts The Impact Of The Bailout

In a blog post at RealClearPolitics titled "New Bill Ends Government-Run Companies," Sen. John Thune touts the virtues of a new bill designed to control government investment in companies. But the bill is motivated by political bias, not fact-based analysis.

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May 11, 2009 11:57 am ET filed under Fact Check

Two For The Price Of One: Sen. Thune and Rep. Cantor Repeat Two Of The GOP's Favorite Discredited Talking Points

In a May 11, 2009 op-ed in Politico, Sen. John Thune and Rep. Eric Cantor questioned whether the new Democratic group Business Forward would be a friend to business. But what kind of "friends" are two Republicans who keep repeating the same damaging, disproven talking points?

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May 01, 2009 10:27 am ET filed under Fact Check

In Their Own Words: The Majority's Prerogative

In 2005, many Republican Senators went so far as to claim the filibuster of judicial nominees was unconstitutional. Now four years later, with President Obama's first Supreme Court appointment looming, will they remain consistent in their position or commit one of the most blatant acts of hypocrisy in the 220-year history of the United States Senate?

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