September 21, 2011 10:36 pm ET filed under Fact Check
In May right-wing activist Marc Morano said Republican candidates "can believe in the science of global warming ... if you keep your mouth shut about it and you advocate no quote-unquote solution to the problem." By contrast, the following statements show that in previous years, prominent Republicans spoke about both the robust body of evidence indicating that human activities are changing the climate and the need to address the problem. While the political discourse has since regressed, the scientific consensus has not.
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February 28, 2011 10:12 am ET filed under Fact Check
This week's Sunday political chatter was focused on two very, very different places: Wisconsin and Libya. Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) defended his union-busting efforts on Meet the Press by arguing that union contract agreements in recent weeks prove public workers aren't being honest when they say they'll accept his pension and health insurance demands, but that's disingenuous; the agreements he referenced had been in the works long before his power grab. Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS) joined Walker in suggesting that collective bargaining is to blame for state budget troubles, but the facts don't bear that out. Meanwhile on Fox News Sunday, Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN) asserted that public employees are overpaid (before absurdly claiming that the Bush tax cuts worked) and Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) told ABC viewers that Walker is simply fulfilling a campaign promise. None of these claims is true. On other topics, Mike Huckabee (R-AR) lied about the national debt on Fox News and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) falsely asserted that President Obama never showed support for Iranian protesters in the summer of 2009.
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June 28, 2010 1:55 pm ET filed under Fact Check
A common complaint among conservatives is that President Barack Obama, for some reason or other, is hesitant to use the words terrorist or terrorism. The latest to make the claim is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee who does so in an article for his political action committee, Huck PAC. Unfortunately for Huckabee, the argument is demonstrably false.
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August 05, 2009 5:08 pm ET filed under Fact Check
On August 5, 2009, former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee posted a video on his website blatantly using scare tactics to dissuade Americans from supporting health insurance reform.