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January 24, 2012 2:30 pm ET filed under Blog

Heritage Foundation Exploits Tragic "Gendercide" To Push Anti-Choice Message

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December 05, 2011 4:31 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Franks' Anti-Choice Hearing And The Radical Witness Who Will Testify

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November 02, 2011 2:07 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Lamar Smith: Little More Important Than Reaffirming "In God We Trust"

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November 02, 2011 12:27 pm ET filed under Blog

UPDATE: NRA Contributions To Holder's Critics Grows To Over A Quarter-Million Dollars

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October 31, 2011 3:50 pm ET filed under Blog

Holder's Critics Are NRA's Paid Congressional Gunslingers

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October 28, 2011 2:59 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Franks: Gay Marriage Threatens The Nation's Survival

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October 17, 2011 8:45 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Franks Jokes About Gun Violence While Supporting Criminals' Ability To Carry Guns

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October 14, 2011 1:49 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Franks Jokes About Gun Violence In Arizona

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October 13, 2011 3:50 pm ET filed under Blog

Will GOP Stop States From Keeping Guns Out Of Bars?

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August 02, 2011 12:05 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Franks Responds To Balanced Budget Amendment Question With Allusions To Nazis

From the August 1, 2011, session of the U.S. House of Representatives:

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August 02, 2011 11:45 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Franks Responds To Balanced Budget Amendment Question With Allusions To Nazis

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July 19, 2011 10:45 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Franks Uses Fallen Soldiers To Argue For Republican Policy

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March 28, 2011 4:33 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Franks: Planned Parenthood "Kills Children For Profit"

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February 08, 2011 2:56 pm ET filed under Blog

House Subcommittee Calls Lila Rose's Funder For Abortion Testimony

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January 10, 2011 2:46 pm ET filed under Blog

House Republicans Change Committee Names To De-Emphasize Civil Rights, Civil Liberties And Labor

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December 01, 2010 1:37 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Franks: Obama Has "Ideological Commitment" To "Weaken America"

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December 01, 2010 1:26 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Franks: Obama Has "Ideological Commitment" To "Weaken America"

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November 18, 2010 5:48 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Republicans Collectively Freak Out About The Ghailani Verdict

In the wake of a civilian court verdict convicting suspected terrorist Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani of only one of the over 280 charges brought against him, Republicans had a field day decrying the Obama administration's decision to try suspected terrorists before civilian courts instead of military tribunals. The denunciations ranged anywhere from declaring such a decision "insanity" to suggesting that the Obama administration "nearly allowed this terrorist to get away." In reality, there is no evidence that trying Ghailani in a military court would have produced a more severe verdict. Indeed, whereas terrorists tried in military commissions have served relatively short prison sentences, those tried in criminal courts have faced significantly longer prison terms.

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July 12, 2010 10:03 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - July 11, 2010

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July 12, 2010 9:56 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - July 11, 2010

The Sunday shows were quiet yesterday save for Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), who offered a weak and inaccurate defense of Arizona's notorious new immigration law. The Arizona Republican insisted to CNN's Candy Crowley that Arizona's immigration enforcement law does not allow racial profiling and mirrors federal law. The truth is that SB 1070 hinges on a police officer's "reasonable suspicion" that someone is in the country illegally, and supporters of the law have argued that dress and grooming can identify "illegals." Most damning of all, emails show the law's coauthor was eager to give Arizona cops the authority to demand papers from people who violate city ordinances by having "cars on blocks in the yard." And Franks' claim that Arizona's law does not go beyond existing law was shown to be false long ago.

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June 18, 2010 4:32 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Franks Now Says Obama Dishonestly Taking Credit for BP Escrow Fund

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February 26, 2010 3:22 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Trent Franks: Blacks Better Off Under Slavery

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January 22, 2010 2:57 pm ET filed under Fact Check

GOP Reps Falsely Claim Clean Energy Legislation Would Harm Economy, Kill Jobs

On January 21, 2010, Reps. Lamar Smith (R-TX), Sam Graves (R-MO), Trent Franks (R-AZ), and Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) wrote a letter to Cass Sunstein, the White House administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.  In the letter, the congressmen falsely claimed clean energy policies would kill jobs and harm the economy.  In reality, increasing our investment in clean energy technology would create 1.9 million American jobs and boost household income by nearly $1,200 per year!

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December 02, 2009 4:08 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Franks Blasts Afghanistan Decision As "Worse Than Completely Giving Up"

In a statement, Rep. Trent Franks accused President Obama of "undercutting the generals on the ground." The generals disagree. 

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October 15, 2009 4:40 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Republican Lawmakers Leading Witch Hunt Against Muslim Group

The Council of American-Islamic Relations has recently come under attack from four Congressional Republicans who accuse the group of attempting to plant spies in key Congressional offices in order to affect policy.  Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC), Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ), Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), and Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) held a press conference yesterday accusing the Muslim advocacy group of "trying to infiltrate the offices of members of Congress by placing interns in the offices."  The accusations against CAIR are in large part frivolous and are based on a new book written by authors known for their history of deception and bigotry.

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August 10, 2009 1:17 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Franks Falsely Claimed Health Insurance Reform Will Expand Abortion

On Sunday August 9, 2009, Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) stated that the passage of a Democratic insurance reform bill would be the "largest expansion of abortion in the United States since Roe v. Wade."  Unfortunately for Rep. Franks, many independent organizations have explicitly proven otherwise.

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