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July 27, 2011 11:44 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn's 'Cut First, Ask Questions Later' Attitude Draws More Criticism

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July 25, 2011 10:20 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - July 24, 2011

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July 25, 2011 10:12 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - July 24, 2011

This week's Sunday shows were largely about the struggle to reach an agreement to raise the debt ceiling. On Fox News Sunday, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) blamed Obama's policies for "out of control" spending without noting that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the recession, and the Bush tax cuts are the primary drivers of debt and deficits. He also touted the deeply problematic balanced budget amendment. On CNN, Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) claimed that the House-passed GOP budget eliminated all corporate loopholes when it really secures tax breaks for big oil, all while necessitating a middle-class tax hike. Price also minimized the very serious effects of the checks that won't get paid out if the debt limit isn't raised by August 2nd. Later, Tim Pawlenty falsely claimed that President Obama is responsible for tripling deficits within his term. On Face the Nation, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) wrongly said that spending alone is the problem driving deficits. Finally, on Meet the Press, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) justified the GOP's efforts to obstruct debt ceiling negotiations by distorting credit rating agencies' warnings, and then blamed Democrats for the GOP-driven politicization of a Federal Aviation Administration funding bill.

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July 22, 2011 5:28 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn Admits Spending Cuts Could Hurt The Economy

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July 19, 2011 2:14 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn's Gimmicky Plan Gives Big Oil A Free Pass

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July 15, 2011 10:17 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn's Shortsighted Attack On Science

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July 14, 2011 3:52 pm ET filed under Blog

Flashback: Reagan Proposed Tax Hikes, Unemployment Benefits Extension

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July 13, 2011 12:38 pm ET filed under Blog

Coburn: Republicans Are Playing Politics With Debt Ceiling

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July 11, 2011 2:36 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn's Definition Of "More Fair" Would Put More Burden On The Poor

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July 07, 2011 9:18 am ET filed under Blog

Senate Republicans Repeat False Claim That "There Is No Revenue Problem"

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July 01, 2011 1:17 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn Embraces GOP Effort To Voucherize Medicare, Exaggerates Defensive Medicine Costs

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June 30, 2011 10:30 am ET filed under Blog

Coburn/Lieberman Medicare Cuts Win Support From Activist Who Wants To 'Drown Government In The Bathtub'

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June 29, 2011 8:46 am ET filed under Blog

Coburn Medicare Plan Relies On Health Exchanges He Has Denounced

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June 28, 2011 4:27 pm ET filed under Blog

Coburn/Lieberman Plan Cuts Medicare To Pay For Tax Cuts For The Wealthy

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June 28, 2011 3:18 pm ET filed under Blog

Coburn/Lieberman Plan To Raise Retirement Age Hits Lower-Income Workers Hardest

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June 27, 2011 2:40 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn's Nonsensical Excuse For Preserving Tax Breaks For Big Oil

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June 23, 2011 6:49 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn's Radical Enumeration Of Powers Act

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June 17, 2011 5:04 pm ET filed under Blog

Americans For Tax Reform Fighting To Stay Relevant After Ethanol Fight Shatters No-Tax Pledge

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June 16, 2011 12:30 pm ET filed under Blog

Did Sen. Coburn Misinterpret the Hippocratic Oath?

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June 15, 2011 4:00 pm ET filed under Blog

Did Sen. Coburn's Office Lie About Seeking Comment From Scientists?

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June 15, 2011 11:58 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn Interested In Counterproductive Lieberman Plan To Raise Medicare Eligibility Age And Premiums

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June 14, 2011 3:10 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn Demands Cuts 50 Percent Bigger Than Paul Ryan's, Implies Tax Cuts Don't Work

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June 14, 2011 12:30 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn Misdiagnoses The Senate: "Dr. No" Is The Cause Of Inaction, Not The Solution

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June 10, 2011 1:48 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn's Misplaced Economic Priorities

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June 07, 2011 1:30 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn's False Denial Of Involvement In Ensign Hush-Money Scheme Deserves Scrutiny

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May 19, 2011 11:40 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn, AKA "Dr. No," Hypocritically Blasts Senate "Dysfunction And Lethargy"

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May 10, 2011 5:25 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP Jobs Plan: Cut Funding For Job Training Programs

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April 27, 2011 3:26 pm ET filed under Blog

Coburn-Norquist Spat Underscores GOP's Irrational Stance On Taxes

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April 25, 2011 9:35 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - April 24, 2011

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April 25, 2011 9:32 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - April 24, 2011

On Easter Sunday, two Republicans expressed the same dangerous, sweet-sounding idea about the debt limit. According to Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), we needn't worry about raising the limit because the Treasury can still make interest payments without borrowing further. That may be music to voters' ears, but economists say that such a move would undermine the recovery and wipe out investor confidence in the U.S., causing the economy to spiral downward. Coburn went on to falsely claim that the president has not included entitlement reform in his debt-reduction plans. Elsewhere on Sunday, would-be 2012 candidate Rick Santorum (R-PA) told Fox that the GOP's Medicare plan is "identical" to the Affordable Care Act and wouldn't cost seniors anything extra, while Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AL) told CBS that the plan does not replace traditional Medicare with a voucher system. None of these claims is true.

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