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January 24, 2012 10:23 am ET filed under Blog

The 27 Republican Bills That Aren't About Jobs

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January 13, 2012 10:34 am ET filed under Blog

Virginia AG Cuccinelli: D.C. Pest Law Is "Worse Than Our Immigration Policy"

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January 06, 2012 10:03 am ET filed under Blog

GOP Leadership Spends Few Words On December Jobs Numbers

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December 21, 2011 11:57 am ET filed under Blog

Now Rep. Cantor Wants To Get To Work?

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December 08, 2011 10:43 am ET filed under Blog

GOP Leadership Promotes REINS Act With False Jobs-Deregulation Link

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November 29, 2011 12:45 pm ET filed under Blog

Republican Obstructionism May Reduce NLRB "To A Shell"

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November 15, 2011 1:51 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Scott Rigell Says Fellow Republicans “Not Dealing With Reality” In Debt Debate

From the November 14, 2011, session of the U.S. House of Representatives:

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November 15, 2011 1:34 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Scott Rigell Says Fellow Republicans “Not Dealing With Reality” In Debt Debate

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November 11, 2011 3:21 pm ET filed under Blog

VIDEO: Rep. Cantor Flip-Flops On Whether "Anybody" Should Pay Higher Taxes

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November 09, 2011 10:27 am ET filed under Video

Gov. McDonnell: Tell Wall Street "They Do Something Good Because They're Job Creators"

From a November 9, 2011, appearance by Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) on MSNBC's Morning Joe:

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November 08, 2011 5:54 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor Wishes 'Regulation' Concerns Into Survey Of Small Businesses

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November 04, 2011 3:46 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP Responses To Jobs Report Ignore Main Obstacle To Growth

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November 04, 2011 3:05 pm ET filed under Fact Check

GOP Responses To Jobs Report Ignore Main Obstacle To Growth

With the news this morning that the private economy added 104,000 jobs but the public sector shed 24,000, prominent Republicans had a chance to trot out the same tired, debunked explanation for slow economic growth they've been using throughout the Obama presidency. According to the GOP, job creators are not hiring because of regulations and high spending from Washington, D.C. But according to the job creators themselves, regulations, taxes and spending are not the issue — they simply don't have enough customers to justify expanding their workforces. The problem continues to be weak demand.

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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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October 21, 2011 5:24 pm ET filed under Blog

In Canceled Speech, Rep. Cantor Planned To Miss The Point On Economic Inequality

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October 21, 2011 9:45 am ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Cantor's Class Warfare

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) is speaking at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School today (Update: Cantor's scheduled speech was canceled), where he plans to discuss how to bridge the gap between rich and poor in the United States. Given that Cantor has dedicated his political career to upholding this disparity, he has wealth of knowledge on the topic. Since becoming House Majority Leader, Cantor has done everything in his power to protect the wealthy from making the same sacrifices he's determined to force upon everyone else. Whether he's working to end Medicare for seniors, withholding relief from disaster victims to secure further spending cuts, or using the unemployed as political fodder while rejecting policies that will create jobs, Eric Cantor has proven that he is committed to making life easier for people who are already on top, even if it comes at the expense of those who are struggling.

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October 17, 2011 9:46 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - October 16, 2011

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October 17, 2011 9:37 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - October 16, 2011

Republicans spent their Sunday morning TV appearances blaming Democrats for the economy and trying to convince Wall Street protesters to join them in their scapegoating. Contrary to what Herman Cain and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) claimed, the facts show that private firms, not government entities, inflated the subprime mortgage bubble, and Wall Street, not Democrats, turned those loans into an elaborate casino game that left the entire country on the hook for their bad bets. Similarly, Cantor and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) were wrong to suggest that Democratic policies on taxes and regulations are hurting the economy, and that Republican proposals will do more to create jobs than President Obama's proposed American Jobs Act. In addition, Cain claimed that his "9-9-9" tax plan won't hurt the poor and implied that Obama has cut defense spending, Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) blamed the credit downgrade on the president, and Sen. McCain said that Obama never spoke up on behalf of Iranian protesters in 2009. In each case, the facts disagree.

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October 07, 2011 11:45 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor Hypocritically Maligns Occupy Wall Street's "Growing Mobs"

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October 06, 2011 11:16 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Wolf's Problem Is With The Modern Republican Party, Not Just Norquist

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October 04, 2011 2:02 pm ET filed under Blog

While Targeting Life-Saving Regulations, Rep. Cantor Demands Policies That "Actually Help People"

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October 04, 2011 12:31 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP Rep. Wolf Blasts Anti-Tax Pledge Signed By 277 GOP Members Of Congress

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October 03, 2011 3:56 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor On House GOP: "We Are In Essence A Blocking Minority"

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October 03, 2011 10:30 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - October 2, 2011

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October 03, 2011 10:20 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - October 2, 2011

On the first weekend in October, the Sunday talk shows saw a presidential candidate, two governors, and a former vice president's daughter. Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS) appeared on CBS and CNN to absolve President George W. Bush for the current economic situation while solely placing the blame on President Barack Obama. Not to be outdone by Barbour, Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) appeared on Meet the Press to lie about the president's previous statements on unemployment. Herman Cain, still riding high from his Florida straw poll victory, appeared on Fox News Sunday to falsely claim that his "9-9-9 plan" is actually fairer than the current progressive tax system. Lastly, Keep America Safe's Liz Cheney appeared on State of the Union to claim that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said that enhanced interrogation led us to Osama bin Laden. In fact, Panetta has said that the Bush-era torture program produced lies and misinformation about the identity of bin Laden's personal courier.

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September 28, 2011 10:00 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor's Convenient Interest In "Commonality" With Obama

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September 16, 2011 2:46 pm ET filed under Blog

Chipping Away At Abortion Rights: Medically Unnecessary VA Clinic Rules Take Away Choice

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September 09, 2011 2:45 pm ET filed under Blog

All Or Nothing: Rep. Cantor's Confused Approach To Compromise

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September 07, 2011 4:15 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor Admits House Republicans Have Not Been Focused On Jobs

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August 31, 2011 12:17 pm ET filed under Blog

The GOP War On Regulations: Weakening Public Health

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