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January 27, 2012 11:01 am ET filed under Blog

The 5.6 Million Reasons Behind GOP Senators' Letter To Obama

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January 11, 2012 1:22 pm ET filed under Blog

NumbersUSA Is Too Radical Even For GOP Field

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November 02, 2011 9:45 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. Lee Baselessly Suggests Cain Scandal Is An "Anonymous," "Racially-Motivated Attack"

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August 10, 2011 11:06 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. Lee: Tea Party Warned of Downgrade — Just Like Paul Revere

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August 05, 2011 5:25 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Cornyn Warns Of "Undue Political Influence" While Pushing For Merger Benefiting His Donor

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April 18, 2011 10:07 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - April 17, 2011

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April 18, 2011 9:45 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - April 17, 2011

On Sunday morning, first-year Tea Party Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) almost managed to upstage her party's budget chairman by wrongly insisting on ABC that the GOP's "Path to Prosperity" budget is not a voucher program, works just like the insurance benefits for members of Congress, and would be sufficient to cover the cost of medical care for seniors. But Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) still offered the biggest whopper of the morning, claiming on CBS that the GOP budget doesn't cut taxes for the rich. None of these claims is true. The Republican plan slashes income taxes for the wealthy to Herbert Hoover levels while eliminating the capital gains tax. For the non-rich, the plan would end Medicare as we know it, leaving the typical 65-year-old with over $20,000 in annual medical costs by the year 2030. Meanwhile, freshman Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) claimed President Obama hasn't helped grow the economy, which is demonstrably false, and Walsh joined Rep. Allen West (R-FL) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) in calling for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution that would in fact cripple Congress' ability to control spending and address recessions.

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April 13, 2011 3:49 pm ET filed under Blog

If It Ain't Broke... GOP Senators Propose Harmful Social Security 'Fixes'

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February 09, 2011 2:22 pm ET filed under Video

Tea Party GOPers Think Years-Old Net Neutrality Debate Is About Persecuting Tea Party

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February 09, 2011 1:01 pm ET filed under Blog

Tea Party GOPers Think Years-Old Net Neutrality Debate Is About Persecuting Tea Party

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January 03, 2011 9:55 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - January 2, 2011

The first Sunday political shows of 2011 continued the grand tradition of conservatives casually tossing off fact-free, up-is-down talking points in order to demonize Democrats. On CNN, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) brazenly claimed the Recovery Act didn't actually create any jobs, and the Affordable Care Act didn't really reform the health care system. On Fox News, anti-tax Senator-elect Mike Lee (R-UT) was chagrined that cutting taxes by $800 billion over the next two years will cost approximately $800 billion. In a similarly fact-averse appearance on CBS, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) falsely claimed that the Affordable Care Act is increasing health care costs. Meanwhile on NBC, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) claimed that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac caused the sub-prime mortgage meltdown that sabotaged the economy in 2007. That's a more complicated issue, but even experts who despise Fannie and Freddie say that private lenders, and not the government-backed mortgage giants, are responsible for the bad-mortgage bubble.

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