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January 25, 2012 3:55 pm ET filed under Blog

"No Side Issues, No Drama"? Gov. Daniels Ploughs Ahead With Both In State Of The Union Response

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March 14, 2011 9:57 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - March 13, 2011

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March 14, 2011 9:50 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - March 13, 2011

Natural disasters nearly crowded out political chatter on the Sunday talk shows, but conservative guests dutifully plugged talking points into the spaces between stories about leaking reactors and coastal devastation in Japan. Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Jon Kyl (R-AZ) are still clinging to the notion that the Recovery Act didn't lead to the current economy recovery, and each man blamed President Obama for the spike in gas prices that's followed recent political turmoil in the Middle East. McConnell also claimed the government's done nothing to address entitlement costs, although the Affordable Care Act took a number of steps to reign in the health care spending that's darkening our fiscal horizon. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-TN) falsely insisted that tax cuts increase revenues on Fox News Sunday, while Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN) misled Meet the Press viewers about Gov. Scott Walker's (R-WI) campaign rhetoric.

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February 28, 2011 10:25 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - February 28, 2011

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February 28, 2011 10:12 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - February 27, 2011

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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August 09, 2010 12:41 pm ET filed under Blog

Midwest Two-Step: Heartland GOPers Dance Around Bush Tax Cut Questions

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August 09, 2010 12:41 pm ET filed under Video

(FULL VIDEO) Heartland GOPers Dance Around Bush Tax Cut Questions

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August 09, 2010 10:04 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - August 8, 2010

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August 09, 2010 10:02 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - August 8, 2010

On Sunday's Meet the Press, Reps. John Boehner (R-OH) and Mike Pence (R-IN) dodged repeated questions about the cost of extending the Bush tax cuts. Both indirectly suggested that government doesn't need to pay for tax cuts. There is a clear consensus among economists across the political spectrum that tax cuts don't pay for themselves, and that letting tax cuts swell deficits is, in a Bush adviser's words, "just future taxes." Rep. Boehner also suggested Social Security is unsustainable, and Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN) agreed on Fox News Sunday. In fact, Social Security is solvent through 2037, and the shortfall thereafter is fairly small. Elsewhere, Tony Perkins told Face the Nation viewers that the Prop. 8 decision ignored the impact of no-fault divorce laws on marriage, when in fact the ruling specifically addressed the subject.

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May 29, 2009 6:37 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Gov. Mitch Daniels: Wrong On Cap-And-Trade

In the Republican radio address set to air on Saturday May 30th, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels repeats numerous debunked GOP talking points.

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May 15, 2009 12:54 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Gov. Mitch Daniels: Wrong On Energy

On May 15, 2009, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal criticizing the American Clean Energy and Security Act.  Despite the series of misleading criticisms, the most striking feature of the op-ed is that Gov. Daniels' intentionally neglected to mention "the largest scientific and economic questions." Why? Because he's on the wrong side of the issue.

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