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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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June 22, 2011 11:42 am ET filed under Blog

GOP: We're Pro-Woman Because We're Pro-Business

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June 08, 2011 1:57 pm ET filed under Blog

Up Is Down: Sen. Thune Accuses Democrats Of Being All Talk On Job Creation

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February 24, 2011 5:44 pm ET filed under Blog

Confused Republicans Cherry-Pick CBO Report To Attack "Failed" Stimulus

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February 15, 2011 11:00 am ET filed under Blog

South Dakota Bill Could Legalize Murder Of Abortion Providers

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February 01, 2011 10:39 am ET filed under Blog

South Dakota Republicans Revive George Washington's Individual Mandate For Gun Ownership

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November 16, 2010 4:04 pm ET filed under Blog

Forget Small Businesses: Sen. Thune Defends Tax Cuts For Millionaires

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October 31, 2010 4:58 pm ET filed under Ad Check

AAN Peddles Well-Worn Health Care Lies In Anti-Herseth Sandlin Ad

The American Action Network (AAN) has released another ad that disparages the Affordable Care Act and urges Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD) to vote for repeal of the bill. In addition to disingenuously painting the Affordable Care Act as a "job-killing" initiative, AAN's ad stokes fears of harmful provisions that do not appear anywhere in the text of the bill. These non-existent provisions include cuts to seniors' Medicare benefits and expanding health care reform to undocumented immigrants. 

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October 25, 2010 2:50 pm ET filed under Ad Check

American Action Network Impugns Herseth Sandlin In Latest Attack On Stimulus

The American Action Network (AAN) is out with a new attack ad aimed at Rep. Herseth Sandlin (D-SD) over her support for the Recovery Act. AAN's ad decries stimulus projects involving "African ants" and "road crossings for turtles" that were funded by the Recovery Act, but ignores the fact that specific projects such as these were not directly included in the bill. Moreover, the supposedly "wasteful" Recovery Act helped us avoid another Great Depression and created millions of new American jobs. 

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October 16, 2010 2:53 pm ET filed under Ad Check

AAN Attacks Health Care Reform With Severe Misinformation

The American Action Network released an ad that tries to discredit the health care reform bill and urges Reps. Herseth Sandlin (D-SD) and Critz (D-PA) to vote for repeal of the bill.  Not only does the ad muddle several facts about the bill, it also misleads voters into believing that the bill includes certain harmful provisions that, in fact, do not exist.  These non-existent provisions include expanding health care reform to undocumented immigrants and billions in cuts to Medicare.  Both of these claims are complete lies.

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September 17, 2010 10:39 am ET filed under Blog

Assembly-Line Advertising: How The Right Wing Recycles Ads To Spread Misinformation All Over The Country

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September 14, 2010 6:28 pm ET filed under Ad Check

American Future Fund Trying To "Trick" Voters In 5 States With New Attack Ad

The American Future Fund's new ad, "Trick", attacks Reps. Baron Hill (D-IN), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD), Chet Edwards (D-TX), and Denny Heck (D-WA) for supposedly deceiving voters on their voting records. But the ad is a smoke-and-mirrors act that makes the facts about health care reform disappear. Contrary to AFF's insinuations, the Affordable Care Act does not cut $500 billion from Medicare, but strengthens the program. The national debt ballooned because of the Bush tax cuts and the economic downturn, and the Affordable Care Act cuts hundreds of billions off the deficit.

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February 25, 2010 6:54 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Thune Obfuscates The Truth On Health Care Reform Costs

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February 01, 2010 10:30 am ET filed under Video

Fact Checking the Sunday Shows - January 31, 2010

On Sunday, January 31, 2010, it was abundantly clear what the Republicans' talking points were. On Sunday show after Sunday show, the Republican guests repeated falsehoods about Democrats' actions to tackle the recession. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. John Thune (R-SD), were the worst offenders, repeatedly spreading falsehoods about the economy, jobs, the deficit, and health care.

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February 01, 2010 10:07 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking the Sunday Shows - January 31, 2010

On Sunday, January 31, 2010, it was abundantly clear what the Republicans' talking points were.  On Sunday show after Sunday show, the Republican guests repeated falsehoods about Democrats' actions to tackle the recession.  Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. John Thune (R-SD), were the worst offenders, repeatedly spreading falsehoods about the economy, jobs, the deficit, and health care.

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December 23, 2009 6:51 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Thune Channels Glenn Beck

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August 25, 2009 5:34 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Thune: No GOP Votes For Any Health Care Bill

On a conference call with reporters, Sen. Thune indicated that Republicans won't support any health care bill, even if Democrats completely abandon the notion of comprehensive reform.

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June 12, 2009 12:03 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Thune Distorts The Impact Of The Bailout

In a blog post at RealClearPolitics titled "New Bill Ends Government-Run Companies," Sen. John Thune touts the virtues of a new bill designed to control government investment in companies. But the bill is motivated by political bias, not fact-based analysis.

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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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