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February 08, 2012 12:26 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Issa's Phony Concern For American Workers

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January 05, 2012 2:46 pm ET filed under Blog

Mitt Romney Revives Lies About NLRB In New Campaign Ad

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December 02, 2011 4:34 pm ET filed under Blog

House Oversights - Week of November 27

A weekly roundup of what House Republicans are and aren't doing with their committees.

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November 29, 2011 12:45 pm ET filed under Blog

Republican Obstructionism May Reduce NLRB "To A Shell"

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October 25, 2011 4:50 pm ET filed under Blog

Romney's Convenient 'No Comment'

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October 11, 2011 9:34 pm ET filed under Video

Romney Regurgitates False Right-Wing Claim That NLRB Told Boeing, "You Can't Build A Factory In A Non-Union State"

From the October 11, 2011, Bloomberg/Washington Post GOP primary debate:

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September 30, 2011 12:07 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP's Latest Funding Cuts Package Riddled With Same Old Ideological Riders

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September 28, 2011 11:58 am ET filed under Blog

Maine Gov. LePage Rewrites History Of Labor Mural Dispute

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September 26, 2011 11:50 am ET filed under Video

Gov. Walker Claims Pensions, Health Care Benefits Were "The Only Changes We Made" For Public Workers

From the September 26, 2011, edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe:

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September 13, 2011 2:24 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Mica Omits Union-Busting Push From Speech Whitewashing His FAA Shutdown

From the September 13, 2011, session of the U.S. House of Representatives:

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September 01, 2011 11:12 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn Threatens To Block Bipartisan Transportation Funding Backed By Labor And Chamber Of Commerce

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August 16, 2011 5:28 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Mica Rewrites History, Politics Of His FAA Shutdown

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August 16, 2011 5:19 pm ET filed under Fact Check

REALITY CHECK: Rep. Mica Rewrites History, Politics Of His FAA Shutdown

In a letter to the editor of the Florida Times-Union last Friday, Rep. John Mica (R-FL) attempted to rewrite the reasons behind the recent shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration. Unfortunately for the Republican transportation chairman, the real reasons are well documented: Mica led the GOP's effort last spring to revert to an old, anti-labor rule for union elections in FAA-regulated industries, and when Democrats rejected that move it became necessary to pass another short-term extension of FAA authority. With that short-term extension expiring, and Congress set to recess for the rest of August, Mica attempted to gain political leverage for the anti-union rule by including a cut to rural airport subsidies which would impact airports in states represented by Democratic senators. We know that Mica's move was about leverage and not policy because he said so himself, on the record.

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August 04, 2011 10:02 am ET filed under Blog

GOP Leaders Boehner, Cantor Brazenly Misrepresent Who 'Played Politics' With FAA

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August 02, 2011 12:48 pm ET filed under Video

Sen. Hutchison Slams House GOP For Shutting Down FAA: "It's Not Fiscally Responsible And It's Not Honorable"

From the August 1, 2011, session of the U.S. Senate:

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August 02, 2011 12:32 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn's Obstructionism Leaves Thousands Out Of Work, Costs Government $1.2 Billion In Revenues

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July 25, 2011 10:20 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - July 24, 2011

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July 25, 2011 10:12 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - July 24, 2011

This week's Sunday shows were largely about the struggle to reach an agreement to raise the debt ceiling. On Fox News Sunday, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) blamed Obama's policies for "out of control" spending without noting that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the recession, and the Bush tax cuts are the primary drivers of debt and deficits. He also touted the deeply problematic balanced budget amendment. On CNN, Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) claimed that the House-passed GOP budget eliminated all corporate loopholes when it really secures tax breaks for big oil, all while necessitating a middle-class tax hike. Price also minimized the very serious effects of the checks that won't get paid out if the debt limit isn't raised by August 2nd. Later, Tim Pawlenty falsely claimed that President Obama is responsible for tripling deficits within his term. On Face the Nation, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) wrongly said that spending alone is the problem driving deficits. Finally, on Meet the Press, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) justified the GOP's efforts to obstruct debt ceiling negotiations by distorting credit rating agencies' warnings, and then blamed Democrats for the GOP-driven politicization of a Federal Aviation Administration funding bill.

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June 02, 2011 3:12 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Steve King To Workers: Your "Labor Is A Commodity Just Like Corn Or Beans"

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May 12, 2011 5:44 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Issa Entirely Fabricates Union Exemption To Transparency Order

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May 12, 2011 1:21 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Kasich Won't Listen To "Yelling And Screaming" Electorate Because He's "A Servant Of The Lord"

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April 29, 2011 2:54 pm ET filed under Blog

Missouri Lieutenant Governor Accuses Labor Professors Of "Terrorism"

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April 14, 2011 5:44 pm ET filed under Blog

Wisconsin Gov. Admits Union-Busting Measure Doesn't Save Any State Money

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April 01, 2011 10:51 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. LaTourette Rips Fellow Republicans: "Welcome To Whack-A-Union Night"

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March 31, 2011 2:31 pm ET filed under Blog

White House Threatens Veto If GOP Passes Union-Busting Provision Today

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March 24, 2011 1:34 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP Bill Could Cut Families Off From Food Stamps If A Parent Goes On Strike

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March 14, 2011 9:57 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - March 13, 2011

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March 14, 2011 9:50 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - March 13, 2011

Natural disasters nearly crowded out political chatter on the Sunday talk shows, but conservative guests dutifully plugged talking points into the spaces between stories about leaking reactors and coastal devastation in Japan. Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Jon Kyl (R-AZ) are still clinging to the notion that the Recovery Act didn't lead to the current economy recovery, and each man blamed President Obama for the spike in gas prices that's followed recent political turmoil in the Middle East. McConnell also claimed the government's done nothing to address entitlement costs, although the Affordable Care Act took a number of steps to reign in the health care spending that's darkening our fiscal horizon. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-TN) falsely insisted that tax cuts increase revenues on Fox News Sunday, while Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN) misled Meet the Press viewers about Gov. Scott Walker's (R-WI) campaign rhetoric.

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March 11, 2011 4:03 pm ET filed under Blog

Michigan Passes Bill To Impose "Financial Martial Law"

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March 09, 2011 5:41 pm ET filed under Blog

Wisconsin Republican Fails To Support Claim That White House Is Behind Recall Efforts

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