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January 27, 2012 1:55 pm ET filed under Blog

Santorum Gives Away GOP Game On Health Care

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January 10, 2012 12:00 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Gingrich Denies Facts About Same-Sex Adoption In Massachusetts, D.C.

During an appearance on the January 10, 2012, edition of CNN’s Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien, GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich attempted to advance his claim that the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. had forced Catholic Charities and other religious institutions to put an end to their adoption services. O’Brien attempted to correct Gingrich by pointing out that, in both cases, Catholic Charities were simply being asked to abide by non-discrimination laws in order to receive public funding. Gingrich rejected O’Brien’s explanation, but her analysis was exactly correct.

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December 09, 2011 5:05 pm ET filed under Blog

Karl Rove Group Slams Elizabeth Warren As A Shill For Corporate America

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November 10, 2011 11:15 am ET filed under Blog

Rove Group Smears Warren With Caricature Of Occupy Wall Street As Violent Druggies

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November 03, 2011 3:13 pm ET filed under Blog

Warren Not Mad At "Socialist Whore" Heckler, But At Those "Pre-Packaging That Poison"

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October 11, 2011 4:37 pm ET filed under Blog

The Symbiotic Relationship Between "Moderate" Republicans And The Tea Party

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October 06, 2011 2:32 pm ET filed under Blog

The GOP's Increasingly Nasty Infighting

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September 12, 2011 8:55 pm ET filed under Video

Romney, Perry Trade Social Security Falsehoods

From the September 12, 2011, CNN/Tea Party Republican primary debate:

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September 07, 2011 8:29 pm ET filed under Video

Romney Blames Poor Jobs Record On Conditions He Inherited

From the September 7, 2011, GOP Reagan presidential debate on MSNBC:

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September 07, 2011 12:24 pm ET filed under Video

Romney Describes Massachusetts' Decline To Below-Average Employment As "Progress"

From the September 6, 2011, episode of On the Record with Greta Van Susteren on Fox News:

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September 07, 2011 11:13 am ET filed under Blog

Romney Describes Massachusetts' Decline To Below-Average Employment As "Progress"

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August 11, 2011 9:50 pm ET filed under Video

Mitt Romney Flat-Out Denies Raising Taxes As Massachusetts Governor

From the August 11, 2011, GOP presidential primary debate in Iowa:

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August 09, 2011 1:44 pm ET filed under Blog

How "Moderate" Republicans Block Economic Progress

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June 02, 2011 9:02 am ET filed under Fact Check

Mitt Romney's 'Jobs Record' Is A Sham

Mitt Romney is attempting to establish himself as the Republican presidential candidate with the most credibility on job creation, but the former Massachusetts governor may have trouble defending his record. During Romney's tenure as governor, Massachusetts' job growth was bested by every state in the nation except three, including Hurricane Katrina-devastated Louisiana. As CEO of Bain Capital, Romney profited as five of the companies under his firm's direction went bankrupt, and thousands of workers lost their jobs. One particularly brutal round of firings came back to haunt Romney during his failed 1994 Senate campaign, when laid-off workers protested his candidacy.

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May 23, 2011 2:15 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Scott Brown Runs Away From House GOP Plan To Unmake "Medicare As We Know It"

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April 11, 2011 6:08 pm ET filed under Blog

Romney Ignores Private-Sector Growth In Presidential Announcement

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October 19, 2010 2:29 pm ET filed under Ad Check

American Action Network Misleads On Health Care And Taxes In Attack On Keating

American Action Network (AAN) is out with a new ad attacking Bill Keating (D-MA) for supporting a supposed job-killing tax hike on small businesses and the "health care overhaul" that cut seniors' Medicare benefits "by half a trillion dollars." Despite the ad's misleading claims, the impending tax increases are the result of legislation authored by Republicans, and leading Democrats favor extending the Bush tax cuts for 97 percent of Americans. Furthermore, the Affordable Care Act strengthens Medicare without cutting seniors' benefits. 

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October 16, 2010 2:36 pm ET filed under Ad Check

NRCC Travels Back In Time To Smear Keating

It's official: debunking the NRCC's attack ad against Bill Keating is about as easy as picking low-hanging fruit. The ad makes the absurd accusation that Keating supported the stimulus plan that used American tax dollars to create jobs in China while voting to "raise his own paycheck 66 percent." However, Keating's vote to raise his paycheck — from $18,000 to $30,000 — occurred in 1982, over twenty-five years before the stimulus package took effect. What's more, renewable energy grants provided by the stimulus have created thousands of American jobs; the claim that they have created jobs in China stems from a distortion of an economic report.  

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August 30, 2010 9:22 am ET filed under Blog

For Cape Wind Opponents, Free Market Fundamentalism Replaces Coal-Funded Hot Air

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August 17, 2010 3:11 pm ET filed under Blog

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Denies Appearing At Rally With Birther

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June 29, 2010 10:07 am ET filed under Blog

On Wall Street Reform, Sen. Scott Brown Is Dancin' With The One That Brung Him

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May 13, 2010 6:07 pm ET filed under Blog

Supreme Battle: Sen. Scott Brown vs. Sen. John McCain

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April 19, 2010 10:52 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - April 18, 2010

On Sunday's political talk shows, the economy was front and center -- along with plenty of false and misleading statements. On Fox News Sunday, Sen. John McCain claimed that taxes have gone up in the past year. On Face the Nation, Sen. Scott Brown claimed that no one has talked about job creation since he was sworn in -- right after he talked up the jobs bill he voted for way back in February. And Sen. Mitch McConnell used an appearance on State of the Union to reassert falsely that the financial reform bill will bail out Wall Street. Sen. Marsha Blackburn echoed that falsehood on Meet the Press.

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March 30, 2010 11:20 am ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. Scott Brown Gets It Wrong On The Affordable Care Act

In a Boston Globe op-ed published on March 30, 2010, Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) repeated false Republican talking points attempting to smear the newly-adopted Affordable Care Act.

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March 05, 2010 5:47 pm ET filed under Video

Sen. Scott Brown: "Not One New Net Job"

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March 04, 2010 4:52 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Scott Brown Completes Recovery Act Reversal

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February 23, 2010 4:15 pm ET filed under Blog

Conservatives Compare Sen. Scott Brown To Judas And Benedict Arnold

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February 19, 2010 4:54 pm ET filed under Video

Sen. Brown: No New Jobs from Stimulus

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February 18, 2010 6:25 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Scott Brown Echoes GOP's New "Net Jobs" Argument

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February 05, 2010 11:59 am ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. Brown Falsely Claims The Recovery Act "Didn't Create One New Job"

At a press conference yesterday, newly minted Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) stated the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act "didn't create one new job." In reality, the Recovery act created up to 1.6 million jobs and kept 6 million Americans out of poverty, including an estimated 98,000 in Brown's home state of Massachusetts.

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