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January 11, 2012 4:01 pm ET filed under Blog

Tea Party Caucus Members Are Twice As Rich As Typical Member of Congress, Push Tax Policies That Favor Wealthy

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January 03, 2012 11:09 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann: Obama Decreed That "Free Morning-After Abortion Pills" Be Given Out

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December 21, 2011 5:10 pm ET filed under Blog

Absentee Rep. Bachmann Admonishes Senate For Absenteeism

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December 19, 2011 9:26 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - December 18, 2011

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December 19, 2011 9:24 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - December 18, 2011

This week on the Sunday political talk shows, topics of discussion ranged far and wide. On Fox News Sunday, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney advocated for block granting Medicaid despite the harm that would do to those who rely on the program. On This Week, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) distorted the content of a CBO report on income inequality. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), appearing on Meet the Press, shared several false claims: that employers are concerned about "uncertainty," and that the Keystone pipeline would create 20,000 jobs. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), also on Meet the Press, did the same, falsely asserting that there's no evidence the payroll tax holiday created jobs and that Iran has threatened the U.S. and Israel with nuclear weapons.

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December 16, 2011 4:51 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann's "Biblical" Perspective On The Courts Is Also Inconsistent

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December 16, 2011 9:30 am ET filed under Blog

Candidates Play It Safe In Fox News' Iowa Debate

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December 15, 2011 10:09 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Bachmann Blames Fannie And Freddie For Housing Crisis

From the December 15, 2011, Fox News GOP debate in Sioux City, Iowa:

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December 15, 2011 10:02 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Bachmann: After Last Week's Debate, PolitiFact Said "That Everything I Said Was True"

From the December 15, 2011, Fox News GOP debate in Sioux City, Iowa:

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December 12, 2011 12:11 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Republicans: Payroll Tax Holiday Isn't "Stimulating" Enough

A prominent group of Republican lawmakers are opposing Obama administration efforts to extend a payroll tax holiday — due to expire on December 31 — that would continue putting more money in the pockets of working Americans. Opponents lean heavily on the argument that the current payroll tax holiday has not had a sufficiently stimulative effect on the economy, but experts disagree, arguing that the holiday has helped bolster the recovering economy.

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December 12, 2011 9:59 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - December 11, 2011

This week's Sunday political talk shows saw a major focus on the debate over the payroll tax cut extension. On Face the Nation, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) attacked President Obama and "Newt Romney" — a name for Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney she came up with during Saturday's debate — over the payroll tax cut, saying there's no evidence the cut helped create jobs. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called the tax cut an 'emergency measure' and said it wouldn't be necessary if President Obama's "failed" policies hadn't resulted in a higher deficit and jobless rates. McConnell, along with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), also pushed for the Keystone Pipeline using discredited job creation numbers.

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December 06, 2011 11:29 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann On Dragging Undocumented Immigrants Onto Buses In Front Of Crying Children: "It Can Be Done"

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December 05, 2011 11:35 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann: Judges "Need To Act Like Judges," Not Tell People "What Their Laws Are"

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December 05, 2011 10:00 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - December 4, 2011

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December 05, 2011 9:52 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - December 4, 2011

On the first Sunday of December, GOP presidential contender Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN) and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus each brought their share of falsehoods to the table. On CNN's State of the Union, Bachmann dismissed the economic significance of the payroll tax holiday even though economists explain that putting more money in the hands of workers would give an appreciable boost to the economy. She also appeared on Fox News Sunday, where she falsely claimed that businesses aren't hiring because they don't have enough money. During his appearances, Priebus did his best to attack the Obama administration's record, distorting the reasons behind November's unemployment rate drop on Meet the Press. He also tried to blame President Obama for deficits that are a legacy of Bush-era Republican policies and for a rising poverty rate that's the result of the recession.

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December 02, 2011 6:00 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann's Twisted Logic On Support For LGBT High School Kids

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December 01, 2011 3:48 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Bachmann: "I Can Unify Our Party" Because I'm The Only Candidate Involved In National Security And Fiscal Policy

From a November 29, 2011, appearance by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on Fox News' On the Record with Greta Van Susteren:

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November 30, 2011 5:17 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann Puts China And Russia In "New Axis Of Evil"

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November 29, 2011 5:00 pm ET filed under Blog

Does Rep. Bachmann Agree With The Obama Administration On Immigration?

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November 22, 2011 9:27 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Bachmann Still Thinks The Debt Ceiling Deal Was A "Blank Check"

From the November 22, 2011, CNN Republican National Security Debate:

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November 22, 2011 8:38 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Bachmann: Obama Has "Outsourced" CIA Interrogation "To The ACLU"

From the November 22, 2011, CNN Republican National Security Debate:

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November 22, 2011 3:45 pm ET filed under Blog

How Lying About The Financial Crisis Enables The GOP's Misunderstanding Of The Occupy Movement

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November 18, 2011 2:08 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Bachmann: Solyndra "Makes Watergate Look Like Child's Play"

From a November 18, 2011, appearance by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on Fox News' America Live:

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November 14, 2011 10:37 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - November 13, 2011

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November 14, 2011 10:29 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - November 13, 2011

The Penn State sexual abuse scandal headlined the political talk shows on Sunday, but Republican leaders still found plenty of time to air dishonest talking points about conservative policies. GOP super committee members Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) and Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) misled viewers about the root of the debt problem the committee is trying to solve and what Republicans have proposed to address it. In particular, both lawmakers severely distorted the impact of the failed Bush tax cuts. Elsewhere, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus declared that Republicans want to "reduce taxes on every single American," ignoring the party leaders demanding that the poor pay higher taxes, and struggling presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) claimed that "what we need to win this war on terror" is the reinstatement of Bush-approved torture techniques.

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November 11, 2011 5:46 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann On The 99 Percent Movement: "I Completely Oppose Everything That They Stand For"

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November 10, 2011 9:23 am ET filed under Blog

"Oops": Perry's Gaffe Steals The Show

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November 09, 2011 8:46 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Bachmann Continues To Mislead On Corporate Tax Rate

From a statement by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) during the November 9, 2011, "Your Money, Your Vote" Republican presidential debate:

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November 09, 2011 3:16 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Bachmann: President Obama Is No Friend To The Jewish People

From the November 9, 2011, edition of Fox News' America Live:

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November 07, 2011 3:20 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann Suggests The Uninsured Shouldn't "Covet What Belongs To Our Neighbor"

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