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.
June 28, 2011 1:05 pm ET filed under Blog
August 05, 2009 6:17 pm ET filed under Fact Check
In a Senate floor speech on August 5, 2009, Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) argued that Judge Sonia Sotomayor's 17-year record as a mainstream jurist was "unpersuasive" because, "as a judge on the court of appeals, Judge Sotomayor has been constrained by Supreme Court precedent." His statement contradicted Sen. Richard Burr's (R-NC) claim earlier today that Sotomayor has a record of ignoring judicial precedent.
August 04, 2009 5:07 pm ET filed under Fact Check
During a videotaped address to the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, Sen. Sam Brownback repeated a slew of falsehoods about the American Clean Energy and Security Act. In reality, the bill would create jobs in every state and help America become more energy independent, all for less than a quarter a day.
July 13, 2009 10:10 am ET filed under Blog
As our nation suffers through the greatest economic decline in a generation and our country's brightest minds are working tirelessly to reverse course, what does Sen. Brownback propose? Banning mermaids. Seriously.
May 01, 2009 10:27 am ET filed under Fact Check
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?