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June 26, 2012 2:39 pm ET filed under Blog

ALEC-Inspired Education Bill Helps Fund Loch Ness Monster Truthers In Louisiana

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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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January 26, 2012 3:03 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Vitter's $1 Million Hold On Science

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January 06, 2012 2:00 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Vitter Promises Greater Obstructionism In Response To Cordray Recess Appointment

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November 02, 2011 12:27 pm ET filed under Blog

UPDATE: NRA Contributions To Holder's Critics Grows To Over A Quarter-Million Dollars

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October 19, 2011 11:33 am ET filed under Blog

Heresy! Senate GOP Endorses Commerce Clause Authority Over Health Care Industry

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October 17, 2011 9:46 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - October 16, 2011

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October 17, 2011 9:37 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - October 16, 2011

Republicans spent their Sunday morning TV appearances blaming Democrats for the economy and trying to convince Wall Street protesters to join them in their scapegoating. Contrary to what Herman Cain and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) claimed, the facts show that private firms, not government entities, inflated the subprime mortgage bubble, and Wall Street, not Democrats, turned those loans into an elaborate casino game that left the entire country on the hook for their bad bets. Similarly, Cantor and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) were wrong to suggest that Democratic policies on taxes and regulations are hurting the economy, and that Republican proposals will do more to create jobs than President Obama's proposed American Jobs Act. In addition, Cain claimed that his "9-9-9" tax plan won't hurt the poor and implied that Obama has cut defense spending, Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) blamed the credit downgrade on the president, and Sen. McCain said that Obama never spoke up on behalf of Iranian protesters in 2009. In each case, the facts disagree.

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October 06, 2011 2:01 pm ET filed under Fact Check

The House GOP's Crusade Against Reproductive Rights

In September, Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, initiated an investigation of Planned Parenthood's financial records looking for misappropriated federal funds and requesting paperwork going back over 13 years. This Republican vendetta against Planned Parenthood is part of a larger fight in which Republicans are trying to prevent women from being in control of their reproductive health. To that end, House Republicans introduced a multitude of bills and amendments since January that would chip away at women's reproductive rights by eliminating Title X funding, defunding Planned Parenthood, imposing harsh restrictions on funding for abortions, replacing sexual education programs with abstinence-only programs, redefining rape to limit abortion exceptions, reinstating the global gag rule, supporting crisis pregnancy centers and imposing harsher parental notification laws.

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

Rep. Fleming Calls On Poor People To Shoulder More Of The Tax Burden

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July 07, 2011 2:11 pm ET filed under Blog

"First Of Its Kind" Study Shows Medicaid Provides Health And Financial Benefits To Poor

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June 07, 2011 2:13 pm ET filed under Blog

Louisiana Bill Would Criminalize Abortion Even In Cases Of Rape

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February 03, 2011 3:29 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Vitter: Health Care Mandate Violates Constitution Because It's Unprecedented

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January 20, 2011 3:53 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Cassidy: If You Think Medicaid For The Uninsured Is Good, "Republicans Disagree"

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January 19, 2011 5:56 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cassidy: If You Think Medicaid For The Uninsured Is Good, "Republicans Disagree"

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November 23, 2010 12:05 pm ET filed under Blog

Despite Bush's Katrina Failure, Gov. Jindal Says Private Sector Experience Would Have Aided Obama's Oil Spill Response

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November 22, 2010 9:57 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - November 21, 2010

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November 22, 2010 9:37 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - November 21, 2010

On Meet the Press, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) accused the Obama administration of coddling terrorists when in fact we have killed nearly 30 Taliban and al Qaeda leaders since the president took office, and military commissions have produced weaker results than did the much-discussed civilian trial of Ahmed Ghailani last week. Jindal rounded out his performance by dipping into dishonest right-wing rhetoric about Obama seeking to "apologize for America." Meanwhile, on Fox News Sunday, another southern Republican governor told some very different tall tales. Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) repeated his claim that Social Security amounts to "a Ponzi scheme," and when host Chris Wallace pointed out the basic dishonesty of Perry's rhetoric — far from a massive fraud, Social Security is a long-successful and honest system that is in some long-term trouble because of changing demographics — Perry smiled and claimed Wallace had just proven the program is a criminal enterprise.

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September 15, 2010 4:29 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Vitter: The DREAM Act Is Nothing More Than "Amnesty"

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September 15, 2010 2:46 pm ET filed under Video

Sen. Vitter: DREAM Act Is Amnesty

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August 26, 2010 9:27 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Fleming: Midterm Election A Choice Between "Godless Society" And "Christian Nation"

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June 12, 2010 10:39 am ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Scalise Spills False GOP Talking Points

During an appearance on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) went up against Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schulz (D-FL) to discuss the energy bill.  When challenged on the legislation, instead of offering real solutions that address the problems we face, Scalise spewed the standard GOP talking points that were developed to prevent Americans from achieving energy independence.

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May 26, 2010 11:18 am ET filed under Fact Check

GOP "Doctor's Caucus" Needs To Get Reacquainted With The Facts

While speaking on the House floor, Republican Reps. Paul Broun and John Fleming -- both doctors -- restated a litany of false charges and partisan distortions about the Affordable Care Act.

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April 08, 2010 3:40 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Fleming: Obama Is Undermining National Security "On Purpose"

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March 22, 2010 4:00 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Scalise Refuses To Condemn Bigoted Slurs Directed At Members Of Congress

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March 22, 2010 1:04 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Scalise On The Racist & Anti-Gay Slurs Hurled At Dem Lawmakers

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February 23, 2010 6:11 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Sherrod Brown Calls Out Sen. Vitter For Obstruction

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January 25, 2010 3:30 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Jindal Boosts His Political Profile At The Expense Of Louisianans

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October 06, 2009 4:48 pm ET filed under Blog

Does Gov. Jindal Back Democratic Reform Proposals?

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September 21, 2009 6:30 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Scalise Confused About "Czars"

Rep. Steve Scalise implied presidential "czars" are unconstitutional just days after cosponsoring a resolution explicitly stating that such advisers are allowed by the Constitution.

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