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October 31, 2011 1:54 pm ET filed under Blog

Reps. Forbes And Akin: Obama Is “Hacking Away” At The Marine Corps

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August 19, 2011 11:13 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Akin Still Won't Discuss Liberal "Hatred Of God" Comments With Concerned Clergy

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June 20, 2011 4:24 pm ET filed under Blog

Right-Wing Reps. Spent Thousands Of Taxpayer Dollars On 2009 Rally Disguised As Press Conference

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March 03, 2011 2:56 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Akin: Deficit Issue Is Like Slavery Question That Led To Civil War

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December 09, 2010 3:48 pm ET filed under Blog

Reminder: Republican Hysteria About "The Death Tax" Is Based On Misinformation

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December 09, 2010 2:42 pm ET filed under Video

Republicans' Misinformed "Death Tax" Hysteria

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December 09, 2010 2:29 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Reminder: Republican Hysteria About "The Death Tax" Is Based On Misinformation

Since the White House and Senate Republican leaders announced the framework of a deal to extend the Bush tax cuts for two years, the provisions regarding the estate tax have drawn criticism from Democrats and Republicans alike. Under the deal, the estate tax would be set at 35 percent and would only apply to estates larger than $5 million. While Democrats reportedly oppose those generous parameters, many congressional Republicans insist that any "death tax" at all is unacceptable and even "cruel." In that stance, Republicans are wrong both on policy — even at a stiffer $3.5 million threshold, the estate tax only impacted the wealthiest one of every 400 households in 2009 — and politics. The Bush tax cuts gradually reduced the estate tax from 55 percent in 2001 to 45 percent in 2009, and then sprung a political trap by completely eliminating the tax for just one year before allowing it to spring back to 55 percent in 2011. This provision, which one American Enterprise Institute scholar called "absurd-on-its-face," means that Republicans who criticize the estate tax provisions of the proposed deal are in essence opposing a 36 percent cut in the estate tax, and a threshold even more generous than the 1-in-400-estates tax proposed in President Obama's budgets.

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October 11, 2010 8:36 am ET filed under Blog

Republicans Fan The Flames Of Violence

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September 22, 2010 11:10 am ET filed under Blog

Is The Difference Between Free-Market Capitalism And Marxism Really 4.6%?

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May 13, 2010 1:39 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Akin: Just Plain Wrong On Stimulus, Job Creation

Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) took to the House floor on Wednesday night to argue that the Democratic Party and President Obama are turning the current recession into another Great Depression. Akin claimed that the Recovery Act has failed, that any and all good news about the economy is part of a bubble created by the Federal Reserve and that Democratic legislation to address climate change will tax anyone who touches a light switch. The facts show that the Missouri Republican is wrong on all three counts.

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April 15, 2010 8:57 pm ET filed under Video

Reps. Akin & Turner: Cutting Nukes Creates More Nukes

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April 15, 2010 5:58 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Akin's Cold War Fantasies

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March 04, 2010 6:11 pm ET filed under Blog

Conservative Republicans Vote Against School Lunches

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February 25, 2010 12:05 pm ET filed under Video

Reps. Akin & Kingston Attack The Department Of Education

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December 17, 2009 4:38 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Akin Finds Economic Solutions In The Bible

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November 30, 2009 5:13 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Akin's Attack On Safety Nets Masks Growing Problem In Missouri

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November 20, 2009 3:11 pm ET filed under Blog

Missouri State Rep. Continues Her Assault On Social Services

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October 29, 2009 12:52 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Akin: The Right To Food Is A Communist Ideal

While speaking on the floor of the House on October 28, 2009, Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) repeated the common Republican mantra that health care is not a right.

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October 21, 2009 5:41 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Akin Lies: At 62, I Couldn't Get A Hip Replacement In Canada

Speaking on the House floor, Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) repeated a claim debunked by his hometown newspaper over two months ago.

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October 20, 2009 9:00 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Akin Praises Government Job Creation In His Own District After Deriding Stimulus

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August 06, 2009 10:00 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Akin Jokes About Democrats Getting "Lynched" At Townhalls

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