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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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October 08, 2010 10:43 am ET filed under Ad Check
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has taken to the airwaves with cookie-cutter ads attacking Reps. Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Mary Jo Kilroy (D-OH), and John Boccieri (D-OH), as well as Kansas House candidate Stephene Moore, with misleading information on Medicare. The Chamber's ad claims that the Representatives have made (and Moore would make) problems such as unemployment, spending, and debt worse by supporting "big-government health care." The ad follows up this falsehood by claiming that Heinrich, Boccieri, and Kilroy voted to "gut Medicare" and are therefore hurting families in their respective states. Contrary to the Chamber's accusations, the Affordable Care Act actually strengthens Medicare and improves coverage of preventative benefits.
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Known nationally as a key proponent of anti-illegal immigrant legislation, Kris Kobach has also set his sights on becoming the Kansas Secretary of State. A large part of his push for the seat rests on his assertion that Kansas elections are rife with fraud. In truth, instances of voter fraud are rare in Kansas. That fact and Kobach's moves to enact laws that prevent the elderly and the poor from voting probably won't endear him to Kansans.
July 15, 2010 12:21 pm ET filed under Blog
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Kris Kobach seems to have made it his life's work to purge the United States of immigrants. Whether on the local, state, or national level, Kobach has made a lot of headway in his fight to rid the country of hardworking Latino residents.
July 15, 2010 11:52 am ET filed under Fact Check
As a professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City law school, Kris Kobach assigned students the book Who Are We? by Samuel Huntington. The text, written by Kobach's mentor Huntington, includes passages arguing that Mexican immigration is the cause of the immigration problems in the United States, that all Mexican immigrants should learn English and convert to Evangelical Protestantism, and cautions readers against the rising threat of a Reconquista.
July 15, 2010 11:40 am ET filed under Fact Check
Kansas Republican Kris Kobach, an attorney for FAIR and co-author of SB 1070, has spent a considerable amount of time addressing the tuition rates offered to university students who are illegal immigrants. So far, Kobach has inserted himself into the issue in at least three separate states - leaving a trail of lawsuits and appeals behind him.
July 15, 2010 11:18 am ET filed under Fact Check
Kris Kobach has achieved national stardom with his work on Arizona's controversial SB 1070 legislation. In addition to creating a bill that has brought a lot of attention to the issue of immigration, Kobach left the residents of Maricopa County, AZ with a $13,000 legal bill.
July 15, 2010 11:05 am ET filed under Fact Check
In the town of Hazleton, PA, Kobach became involved in a legal case to prevent illegal immigrants from renting homes within the city limits. After a lawsuit from the ACLU, getting overturned by a federal judge, and a pending appellate decision, the legislation has cost the town of 30,000 nearly $2.4 million.
July 15, 2010 10:57 am ET filed under Fact Check
Kris Kobach, Republican candidate for Kansas Secretary of State and active anti-immigrant lawyer, has helped craft legislation for the local government in Farmers Branch, Texas to put rental restrictions on illegal immigrants. His legislation has twice been judged unconstitutional and has thus far cost $4 million in legal fees, $100,000 of which have been pocketed by Kobach.
July 15, 2010 10:48 am ET filed under Fact Check
Like his work in other cities across the country, Kris Kobach injected himself into the immigration debate of the small town of Valley Park, MO. After his legislation was written, challenged, and appealed, Kobach left the town of 6,300 with a legal bill of $270,000.
July 15, 2010 10:41 am ET filed under Fact Check
As he did in other American cities, Kris Kobach drafted legislation to prevent illegal immigrants from renting property in Fremont, NE. Lawsuits against the ordinance are pending and although he offered to defend the case "pro-bono," the town's insurance provider rejected Kobach's offer and will seek counsel elsewhere.
July 15, 2010 10:32 am ET filed under Fact Check
Citing his 46% success rate and referring to other towns who said they would not go through the process again, the city of Albertville, AL voted against hiring Kris Kobach to represent them in possible immigration cases.