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April 12, 2011 12:37 pm ET filed under Blog

Tea Party Express Ad Uses Image Of Terrorist Captured In 1999 For Anti-Obama Attack

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April 12, 2011 12:27 pm ET filed under Ad Check

Ad Check: Tea Party Express Filters Old Lies Through New Front Group

While the "Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama" sounds new, it is merely the newest name for the Tea Party Express (aka Our Country Deserves Better PAC). Similarly, their latest TV ad puts shiny video packaging around long-debunked attacks on President Obama's first two years in office. The ad only breaks new ground by using an image of a terrorist apprehended in 1999 to accompany the allegation that the current administration is soft on terror. In the alternate universe where this ad gets its facts, Barack Obama caused the recession and the growing national debt and has earned "a reputation for incompetence around the globe" while government workers earn double what the private sector pays. In reality, President Obama's policies have turned a spiraling economy into 13 straight months of private-sector job growth and improved world opinion toward the U.S. substantially, while the federal pay claim has been thoroughly debunked.

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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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November 22, 2010 1:38 pm ET filed under Blog

Rand Paul On President Obama: The Tea Party "Isn't Against Him Personally"

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November 09, 2010 10:03 am ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: 20 Largest Right-Wing Groups Bought 144,000 TV Ads, 77% Anonymously Funded

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October 22, 2010 11:50 am ET filed under Ad Check

Tea Party Express Is Back... With Nothing But The Same Old Lies

With an ad decrying "higher taxes," "bailouts" and "higher deficits," the Tea Party Express aims to rally Americans around the cause of stopping the "failed policies" of Obama, Pelosi and Reid. Unfortunately, the Tea Party Express's attempt to place blame on leading Democrats turns out to be no more than empty rhetoric. The bailouts and deficits are legacies of Bush-era Republican policies, and taxes under President Obama are at near-historical lows. In fact, the Recovery Act provided Americans with tax relief, and taxes are only scheduled to increase because Republicans wrote it into law.

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October 13, 2010 9:54 am ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: Right-Wing Groups Have Now Aired 60,000+ TV Ads Since Aug. 1

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October 04, 2010 1:38 pm ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: Right-Wing Money Machine Bought 45,000 Ads Since Aug. 1

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September 23, 2010 3:10 pm ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: 7 Weeks, $26 Million, And 33,000 Right-Wing TV Ads

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August 02, 2010 5:23 pm ET filed under Video

Uni-TEA Rally Neither Diverse Nor Well Attended

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August 02, 2010 5:23 pm ET filed under Blog

Uni-TEA Rally Neither Diverse Nor Well Attended

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July 15, 2010 1:41 pm ET filed under Blog

Tea Party Leader Mocks NAACP "Coloreds" In Online Screed

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July 14, 2010 3:25 pm ET filed under Blog

Tea Party Express: NAACP Makes "More Money Off Race Than Any Slave Trader"

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June 18, 2010 9:37 am ET filed under Blog

NSFW: Anonymous Playboy Author Lifts The Veil On The Tea Party

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January 14, 2010 1:43 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Tea Party Express Attacks Coakley Over Bush's Deficit

On January 14, 2010, the Tea Party Express released an ad endorsing Massachusetts state senator Scott Brown. The ad uses the fiscal year 2009 budget deficit to attack Massachusetts state attorney general Martha Coakley and Washington Democrats. However, even the New York Times article shown in the ad explains Obama's deficit was largely inherited from the Bush administration.

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