November 02, 2011 12:27 pm ET filed under Blog
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September 13, 2011 11:39 am ET filed under Video
During this morning's hearing on a bill that would require states to recognize the concealed-carry permits of all other states, Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) advanced the false comparison between such permits and driver's licenses, which are issued by states and recognized by all other states:
June 02, 2011 11:26 am ET filed under Video
Last night on the House floor, Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) introduced an amendment to the Department of Homeland Security funding bill to prevent DHS from using any funds for "deferred action," which is the practice of indefinitely postponing a deportation due to special circumstances. Poe's amendment allows exceptions for "humanitarian reasons" and "significant public benefit to the United States," which led Rep. David Price (D-NC) to support the amendment because it shores up "the department's broad discretionary authority to grant administrative relief" to deserving individuals scheduled for deportation.
May 26, 2011 9:37 am ET filed under Fact Check
Slew Of House Republicans Falsely Claim President Obama Called For Israel To Return To "1967 Borders"
Since his speech on the Middle East last Thursday, President Obama's opponents have falsely attacked him for calling on Israel to return to its "1967 borders." In reality, Obama repeated the ordinary belief that an eventual Israeli-Palestinian peace deal should result in two states with secure borders "based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps," which will allow Israel to retain large settlements in the West Bank. Addressing the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the president explained very clearly that his original statement meant that the final border negotiated between the parties "will be different than the one that existed on June 4, 1967." However, that hasn't stopped many House Republicans from perpetuating a smear against Obama for something he never actually said.
April 28, 2011 9:46 am ET filed under Fact Check
Two years ago, the Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed complaining about President Obama's decision to "finance oil exploration off Brazil." Although the article noted that it was only a "preliminary commitment," conservatives expressed outrage over Obama's supposed decision to finance drilling in Brazil and not at home instead. The issue resurfaced when gas prices spiked in March, prompting a round of attacks against the president. In reality, however, President Obama has not financed drilling in Brazil. The loan given was issued to Brazil by The Export Import Bank, an independent, non-taxpayer funded organization, and requires that the money be used to purchase American products, stimulating America's economy and creating American jobs.
July 01, 2010 2:30 pm ET filed under Blog
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June 08, 2010 4:01 pm ET filed under Blog
June 08, 2010 2:50 pm ET filed under Fact Check
Speaking on the House floor, Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) argued against Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's confirmation, claiming that she "banned" the military from Harvard's campus for "personal and biased reasons." In reality, Kagan upheld longstanding university policy, facilitated military recruitment through the law school's Veterans Association, and complied with court rulings.
May 11, 2010 11:13 am ET filed under Blog
May 06, 2010 6:00 pm ET filed under Video
April 30, 2010 10:57 am ET filed under Blog
March 24, 2010 10:31 am ET filed under Video
March 23, 2010 5:22 pm ET filed under Fact Check
On March 23, 2010, Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) criticized "anti-American energy elites" because "we don't drill off our own coast" in the Gulf of Mexico. That is not true. In fact, the federal government already leases over 35 million acres for drilling in the Gulf.
December 14, 2009 8:11 pm ET filed under Video
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October 14, 2009 10:52 am ET filed under Blog
While speaking on the floor of the House on October 14, 2009, Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) criticized the Obama administration for "ponder[ing]" whether to deploy more troops into Afghanistan.
September 30, 2009 1:23 pm ET filed under Fact Check
On September 29, 2009, Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) took to the floor of the House to criticize the administration over its "czars." However, the nonpartisan website FactCheck.org has already debunked this line of attack.
September 15, 2009 1:08 pm ET filed under Blog
Unsurprisingly, Rep. Ted Poe continues to inflate crowd estimates for the 9-12 Taxpayer March on Washington.
July 24, 2009 4:33 pm ET filed under Blog
Birther Rep. Poe: Official State Document Is "Like Me Sending Out A Birth Announcement For One Of My Children"
Rep. Ted Poe either doesn't understand what a certificate of live birth is or he sends out some pretty fancy personal announcements.
July 09, 2009 7:07 pm ET filed under Video
Rep. Ted Poe Falsely Claimed EPA Economist Alan Carlin Was A "Scientist"
July 09, 2009 11:07 am ET filed under Fact Check
In a floor speech on July 9, 2009, Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) perpetuated the myth that the EPA suppressed a report produced by a "veteran scientist" named Alan Carlin. But in reality, Carlin is an economist with no expertise in climate science, and his "report" was rejected because it was full of previously discredited, unoriginal research.