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October 31, 2011 10:49 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - October 30, 2011

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October 31, 2011 10:24 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - October 30, 2011

This week's Sunday talk shows included several GOP presidential contenders who have figured out that ignoring facts is a winning formula among their party's voters. While all the candidates who appeared on the shows parroted the same points they've been making for the past several months, there were also several new allegations. On Face the Nation, GOP frontrunner Herman Cain, after having adjusted his 9-9-9 tax plan to avoid tax hikes on those living in poverty, claimed that the exemption was there all along and that his critics simply misreported his plan. That's unlikely given that Cain has been on record defending taxing the income of those living in poverty. On This Week, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) was called out for misrepresenting immigration statistics. Rather than acknowledge her mistake and move on, Bachmann claimed that she did not say what the video clearly showed her saying. And on Fox News Sunday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) repeated a slew of easily debunked economic talking points, including that President Obama had overseen the creation of "practically no jobs."

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October 27, 2011 10:08 am ET filed under Blog

How The GOP And Fox News Make Anti-Immigrant Ideas "Mainstream"

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October 25, 2011 1:30 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann Pushes The NRA's U.N. Treaty Conspiracy

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October 24, 2011 9:46 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - October 23, 2011

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October 24, 2011 9:40 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - October 23, 2011

This week's Sunday political talk shows focused primarily on national security, with the shows' Republican guests universally condemning the administration's announcement late last week that the remaining American troops would withdraw from Iraq by the end of 2011. In the process of trashing President Obama's record on foreign policy on Fox News Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) found time to suggest that trying terrorist suspects in civilian courts was unprecedented and dangerous, even though the Bush administration successfully prosecuted a number of prominent terrorists in federal courts, which tend to hand down stricter sentences than military commissions. Later on the same show, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) misrepresented President Ronald Reagan's legacy when she explained that her economic policy proposal "takes a page out of Ronald Reagan's blueprint," which she claimed created an "economic miracle" in the 1980s. On State of the Union, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) focused on economic falsehoods, attacking proposals to tax income over $1 million by inflating the number of small businesses affected and suggesting falsely that the American people don't support such a plan. He continued misinforming the audience, suggesting their biggest concern is over-reguation despite strong evidence that lack of demand is a much more pressing issue.

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October 20, 2011 2:07 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Bachmann On "Anchor Babies": "We Can Do This Legislatively"

From an October 18, 2011, appearance by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on Fox News' On The Record With Greta Van Susteren

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October 19, 2011 9:49 am ET filed under Blog

What Happened In Vegas: Candidates Feel The Heat In GOP Debate

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October 18, 2011 9:20 pm ET filed under Video

Michele Bachmann Misleads On Economic Effect Of Immigrants

From the October 18, 2011, CNN Western Republican Presidential Debate:

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October 18, 2011 9:06 pm ET filed under Video

Bachmann On The 14th Amendment: "The Issue That You're Referring To Is The Issue Of Anchor Babies"

From the October 18, 2011, CNN Western Republican Presidential Debate:

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October 13, 2011 10:17 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann Hits Cain On Taxes: "I Want To Adopt The Reagan Tax Plan"

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October 12, 2011 9:20 am ET filed under Blog

GOP Debate Features Right-Wing Economic Illiteracy

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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 29, 2011 11:31 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann Doesn't Want The Supreme Court To Do Its Constitutional Duty

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September 23, 2011 11:33 am ET filed under Blog

Latest GOP Debate Pummels Perry

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September 22, 2011 10:44 pm ET filed under Video

Bachmann Stands By Dubious Criticism Of HPV Vaccinations

From the September 22, 2011, GOP Presidential Fox News/Google debate:

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September 22, 2011 9:35 pm ET filed under Video

Bachmann Demands "Private Solutions That Are Permanent In The Private Sector"

From the September 22, 2011, GOP Presidential Fox News/Google debate:

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September 21, 2011 9:50 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann: "Conservative Women Are The Ones Who Are Self-Made People"

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September 16, 2011 1:37 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann Labels Mandatory Vaccinations "Perrycare"

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September 13, 2011 10:38 am ET filed under Blog

Pressure On Perry: Highlights From The CNN/Tea Party Debate

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September 12, 2011 9:41 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Bachmann Invents Unilateral Obama Order Mandating Free 'Morning After Abortion Pills'

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

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September 12, 2011 9:17 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Bachmann Repeats "Blank Check" Debt Ceiling Foolishness

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

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September 12, 2011 8:32 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Bachmann: "Obama Stole Over $500 Billion Out Of Medicare To Switch It Over To Obamacare"

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

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September 12, 2011 12:15 pm ET filed under Blog

Before She Wanted To 'Save' It, Rep. Bachmann Wanted To 'Wean Everybody' Off Social Security

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September 12, 2011 10:07 am ET filed under Blog

Meet The Woman Rep. Bachmann 'Hopes To Be Someday'

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September 12, 2011 9:53 am ET filed under Fact Check

Meet The Woman Rep. Bachmann 'Hopes To Be Someday'

GOP presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) recently praised anti-feminist crusader Phyllis Schlafly as her "lifeline to what was happening in the world" when she was "a young bride and a young mother." Calling the woman who says paper diapers did more for women than feminism "the mother of the modern conservative movement," Bachmann insisted Schlafly is "there on every issue, on every front." Schlafly's major claim to fame is her role in defeating the Equal Rights Amendment; today she warns against encroaching socialism as a result of President Obama's policies. A closer look at the woman Bachmann calls "my dear mentor and the person that I hope to be some day" reveals the type of president Bachmann intends to be.

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September 09, 2011 1:10 pm ET filed under Blog

Elephants In The Room - September 9, 2011

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September 08, 2011 10:18 am ET filed under Blog

GOP Reagan Library Debate Highlights

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September 07, 2011 9:49 pm ET filed under Video

Bachmann Repeats Indefensibly False "Indefensible 1967 Borders" Line

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

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September 07, 2011 9:00 pm ET filed under Video

Bachmann: The CBO Says "Obamacare" Is Killing Jobs For Kids

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

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