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September 13, 2011 6:16 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Blackburn Insists Cutting Regulations Will Create More Jobs Than American Jobs Act

From the September 13, 2011, edition of Hardball:

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August 11, 2011 11:24 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Blackburn Laments Absence Of Republican Women On Super Committee

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June 03, 2011 3:52 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Republicans Suddenly Embrace Fact-Checkers Who Routinely Call Them Liars

In order to attack Democrats' credibility on the House-passed Republican budget proposal, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) have recently cited independent fact-checkers' analyses Democratic statements about the GOP plan to dismantle the Medicare system. But those same fact-checking organizations routinely point out Republicans' false claims — including their distortions about how their plan would affect Medicare. And while those organizations have taken issue with specific phrasing or excessive rhetoric from Democrats, it's well-established that the Republican plan would, in fact, turn Medicare into a voucher system that would shift rising health care costs onto future seniors rather than preserving the Medicare program as-is.

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June 02, 2011 5:28 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Blackburn Claims Democrats "Drove A Stake Through The Heart Of Medicare"

From the June 2, 2011, edition of Fox News' America Live:

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May 13, 2011 2:00 pm ET filed under Blog

House Republicans Ignore States' Rights In Push For Tort Reform

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February 18, 2011 5:16 pm ET filed under Blog

Republicans Divided On Slash-And-Burn Cuts

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May 10, 2010 2:18 pm ET filed under Blog

After Attacking Disaster Relief, Rep. Blackburn Asks For Disaster Relief

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March 03, 2010 4:42 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Blackburn Repeats Untrue Talking Points Against Clean Energy

During a Republican Press Conference on March 2, 2010, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn repeated a plethora of false rightwing talking points claiming efforts to shift the United States toward a clean energy economy would harm the economy and kill jobs. In reality, investing in clean energy would boost America's economy by $111 billion and create up to 1.9 million jobs.

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March 01, 2010 9:18 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking the Sunday Shows - February 28, 2010

On yesterday's political talk shows, Republican Senators Jon Kyl (AZ), John McCain (AZ), and Lamar Alexander (TN) along with Representatives Paul Ryan (WI), Marsha Blackburn (TN), and Eric Cantor (VA) repeated countless false talking points about Democratic health care reform proposals.

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February 25, 2010 10:38 am ET filed under Fact Check

Health Care Reform Summit: The GOP "Away Team"

The GOP Summit "Away Team" will have a rocky landing at President Obama's bipartisan summit on health care reform.  These 18 members of Congress have made no secret of their staunch opposition to health care reform - no matter how much their constituents support it or how it would benefit their districts.

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December 02, 2009 2:47 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Blackburn Blasts Earmarks, Forgetting Her Own

In a December 2, 2009 op-ed in the Washington Times, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) urged Republicans to campaign on earmark reform, noting she had "sworn off" earmarks herself.  During the preceding year, Congresswoman Blackburn requested nearly $12 million in earmarks.  As Blackburn has no doubt realized, it's easy to fast immediately after a $12 million meal.

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November 23, 2009 10:35 am ET filed under Fact Check

On This Week, Rep. Blackburn Waged False, Misleading Attacks On Democratic Health Care Bill

During a November 22, 2009 appearance on ABC's This Week, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn spread falsehoods about Democratic plans for health care reform.  Despite the Congresswoman's misleading statements, Democratic proposals would lower health insurance costs and extend access to millions.

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November 13, 2009 5:05 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Blackburn Spreads Lies On Comparative Effectiveness Research

During a Bloomberg forum on November 12, 2009, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn repeated a slew a false assertions on comparative effectiveness research (CER).

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November 07, 2009 5:02 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Blackburn Falsely Stated Democratic Bill Would Cost $2.4 Trillion

During a November 7, 2009 interview on MSNBC, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) claimed the Democratic proposal to expand access to affordable health care coverage would cost $2.4 trillion.  In reality, the bill would cost less than $1.1 trillion and cut $109 billion off the deficit.

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November 03, 2009 12:35 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP Targets Women In Health Care Debate

Despite what they say, Republicans aren't serious about making America's health care system work for women.

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October 28, 2009 2:22 pm ET filed under Blog

Republican Opposition To Network Neutrality At Odds With Position On Small Business

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October 23, 2009 11:34 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Blackburn Pens Convoluted Essay On Mothers And Health Insurance

In a new Politico op-ed, Rep. Marsha Blackburn tries (and fails) to promote the idea of free-market health care for America's mothers.

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September 17, 2009 3:30 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP Resolution Acknowledges "Czars" Are Constitutional And Commonplace

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July 22, 2009 12:34 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Blackburn: "We're Not Going To Cry 'Emergency' Every Time We Have A Katrina"

While speaking on the floor of the House on July 22, 2009, Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) shockingly exclaimed: "we're not going to cry 'emergency' every time we have a Katrina."

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June 26, 2009 10:48 am ET filed under Video

The Party of No

Rep. Marsha Blackburn proclaims the GOP the party of no.

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June 10, 2009 12:50 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Blackburn Attacks Health Care Reform By Misrepresenting A Discredited Study

In a video posted at the Heritage Foundation's blog, "The Foundry," Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) falsely claimed that a public health care option would lead to an additional "120 million Americans without health insurance."

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April 22, 2009 3:26 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha

On April 22, 2009, Rep. Marsha Blackburn discussed her "skepticism" of global warming, despite the unanimous views of scientific experts.  Could this be because big oil and gas companies have donated over $100,000 to her campaigns?

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