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February 18, 2010 2:17 pm ET filed under Blog

Missouri Republicans Grasping At Straws

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February 12, 2010 1:30 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Roy Blunt Smears Robin Carnahan With False Attacks On Recovery Act

In Missouri, 7th district Congressman Roy Blunt is in a heated race with Secretary of State Robin Carnahan for the state's open U.S. Senate seat.  On February 11, 2010, the 7th District Congressional Republican Committee released an ad smearing Carnahan for supporting the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that "failed to create jobs." In reality, the Recovery Act has created up to 2.4 million American jobs, saved 105,000 Missourians from poverty, and provided $638 million for Missouri's dilapidated roads and highways.

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January 22, 2010 2:57 pm ET filed under Fact Check

GOP Reps Falsely Claim Clean Energy Legislation Would Harm Economy, Kill Jobs

On January 21, 2010, Reps. Lamar Smith (R-TX), Sam Graves (R-MO), Trent Franks (R-AZ), and Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) wrote a letter to Cass Sunstein, the White House administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.  In the letter, the congressmen falsely claimed clean energy policies would kill jobs and harm the economy.  In reality, increasing our investment in clean energy technology would create 1.9 million American jobs and boost household income by nearly $1,200 per year!

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December 17, 2009 4:38 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Akin Finds Economic Solutions In The Bible

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December 07, 2009 4:48 pm ET filed under Blog

Fmr. Speaker Of Missouri House Faces Felony Assault Charges

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December 02, 2009 12:15 pm ET filed under Blog

Senate Republicans Attack Franken's "Partisan", "Daily Kos" Anti-Rape Amendment

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November 30, 2009 5:13 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Akin's Attack On Safety Nets Masks Growing Problem In Missouri

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November 20, 2009 3:11 pm ET filed under Blog

Missouri State Rep. Continues Her Assault On Social Services

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November 17, 2009 3:50 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. Bond Repeats Debunked Claims In USA Today Op-Ed

In a November 17, 2009 op-ed in USA Today, Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO) falsely stated clean energy legislation would kill jobs and drastically increase expenses. Contrary to Bond's statement, legislation increasing our investment in clean energy technologies would create jobs in every state and help America become more energy independent, all for less than a quarter a day.

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November 10, 2009 4:09 pm ET filed under Blog

MO Lt. Gov. Falsely Claimed Obama Wants To Jail Those Who Don't Buy Health Insurance

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October 29, 2009 12:52 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Akin: The Right To Food Is A Communist Ideal

While speaking on the floor of the House on October 28, 2009, Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) repeated the common Republican mantra that health care is not a right.

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October 22, 2009 1:16 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Sens. Hutchison & Bond Make Misleading Charges About Clean Energy Legislation

On October 21, 2009, Republican Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX) and Kit Bond (MO) wrote an op-ed in the Washington Times in which they make a slew of misleading charges about clean energy legislation. In reality, legislation increasing our investment in clean energy technologies would create jobs in every state and help America become more energy independent, all for less than a quarter a day.

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October 21, 2009 5:41 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Akin Lies: At 62, I Couldn't Get A Hip Replacement In Canada

Speaking on the House floor, Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) repeated a claim debunked by his hometown newspaper over two months ago.

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October 20, 2009 2:32 pm ET filed under Blog

Missouri Woman Faces 15 Years In Prison For Allegedly Cutting In Line; Prosecutor Sends Offensive Email

Racial injustice rears its ugly head again, this time in rural Missouri, where heavy-handed prosecutor Stephen Sokoloff is threatening to impose a lengthy prison sentence on a woman after an altercation at a local Wal-Mart almost three years ago.

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October 20, 2009 9:00 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Akin Praises Government Job Creation In His Own District After Deriding Stimulus

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August 06, 2009 10:00 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Akin Jokes About Democrats Getting "Lynched" At Townhalls

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July 23, 2009 11:15 am ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. Bond Gets It Wrong On Missouri Green Jobs

On July 22, 2009 Sen. Kit Bond told a Missouri radio station that "green jobs are not created, but instead must be bought." In reality, over 11,000 Missourians are already employed by the clean energy economy, and increased investment would create 36,000 new jobs in the state.

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July 22, 2009 4:31 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Bond Denounces Sen. DeMint's "Waterloo" Comment: "I Think He Was Way Off-Base"

Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO) had some harsh words for his Republican colleague.

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May 01, 2009 10:27 am ET filed under Fact Check

In Their Own Words: The Majority's Prerogative

In 2005, many Republican Senators went so far as to claim the filibuster of judicial nominees was unconstitutional. Now four years later, with President Obama's first Supreme Court appointment looming, will they remain consistent in their position or commit one of the most blatant acts of hypocrisy in the 220-year history of the United States Senate?

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