November 29, 2011 11:14 am ET filed under Blog
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September 21, 2011 10:36 pm ET filed under Fact Check
In May right-wing activist Marc Morano said Republican candidates "can believe in the science of global warming ... if you keep your mouth shut about it and you advocate no quote-unquote solution to the problem." By contrast, the following statements show that in previous years, prominent Republicans spoke about both the robust body of evidence indicating that human activities are changing the climate and the need to address the problem. While the political discourse has since regressed, the scientific consensus has not.
July 25, 2011 3:34 pm ET filed under Blog
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June 04, 2010 1:37 pm ET filed under Blog
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October 23, 2009 12:16 pm ET filed under Blog
July 30, 2009 5:36 pm ET filed under Blog
Rep. Eric Cantor's Washington Post column on "Obama's 32 Czars" is both "dishonest and absurd."
June 23, 2009 11:28 am ET filed under Fact Check
In a June 22, 2009 MSNBC appearance, Rep. Darrell Issa claimed the President needed to play "catch-up" on Iran. It is Rep. Issa, however, who seems behind the times.
June 15, 2009 2:46 pm ET filed under Fact Check
On June 15, 2009, Rep. Eric Cantor released a statement rebutting President Obama's remarks to the AMA before the address was finished. Evidently, the statement was written before the author had a chance to read the transcript.
June 15, 2009 11:51 am ET filed under Fact Check
In a New York Daily News op-ed on June 15, 2009, Rep. Eric Cantor criticized President Obama's stimulus plan and repeated the popular and false GOP claim that their package would have created twice as many jobs.
June 04, 2009 11:32 am ET filed under Blog
In a June 4, 2009 blog post on The Hill's "Congress Blog," Sen. John Cornyn criticized the Obama administration, writing, "We Need Real Health Care Reform, Not Reports And Empty Rhetoric." Sen. Cornyn proceeded to use empty rhetoric without offering any solutions for health care reform.
June 02, 2009 12:16 pm ET filed under Fact Check
In a June 2, 2009 Townhall blogpost, Phyllis Schlafly perpetuated a myth that is gaining traction in the conservative noise machine: that the Obama administration took a direct hand in GM and Chrysler car dealership closings and deliberately targeted dealerships that contributed to Republican candidates. This accusation is baseless. The Obama administration had no hand in deciding what dealerships would close, as GM and Chrysler CEOs have made clear. In addition, statistical analysis shows that car dealerships are overwhelmingly owned by Republicans, and more car dealerships that remained open are owned by Republicans than Democrats.
May 13, 2009 1:16 pm ET filed under Fact Check
In a May 13, 2009 blog post on The Hill's "Congress Blog," Senator Barrasso wrote: "Yesterday I exposed a 'smoking gun' White House memo to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The memo warns that regulation of small CO2 emitters will have 'serious economic consequences' for businesses and the overall economy." The reality is that the White House did not say that, and all Senator Barrasso exposed was an ability to ignore the facts.
May 08, 2009 4:04 pm ET filed under Fact Check
In an email sent to customers with outstanding student loans, Citgroup is asking their indebted clientele to write to their Members of Congress and ask them continue to support the Federal Family Education Loan Program over the Direct Lending program in the current budget. Could it be because corporations like Citigroup have directly benefited from this outdated system for decades?
May 07, 2009 2:50 pm ET filed under Fact Check
On May 7, 2009, the New Ledger published an interview with Rep. Eric Cantor during which he accused the White House of threatening Chrysler's bondholders. The only problem? Perella Weinberg, the "recipient" of the alleged threats, publicly denied the rumor long before Rep. Cantor was interviewed.
May 05, 2009 5:51 pm ET filed under Fact Check
On May 5, 2009, Congressmen Darrell Issa and Lamar Smith wrote a letter to President Obama chastising his White House for allegedly threatening to destroy the reputation of Perella Weinberg, a Chrysler bondholder. The only problem? Perella Weinberg publicly denied rumors of the threats a full day before the congressmen sent their letter.
May 01, 2009 5:20 pm ET filed under Blog
Rep. Tom Price's vow to oppose President Obama's agenda may be misguided.
April 29, 2009 12:24 pm ET filed under Fact Check
On April 29, 2009, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell issued a press release aimed at rewriting the record of Senate Republicans during President Obama's first 100 days in office. However, McConnell's claim that Republicans are a party of "principled support, principled opposition, and pragmatic, creative solutions" is far from true. In reality, Republicans have offered nothing more than 100 days of political grandstanding.
April 29, 2009 9:34 am ET filed under Fact Check
On April 28, 2009, Rep. John Boehner released his take on President Obama's first 100 days in office. The statement, filled with partisan jabs with little basis in truth, served to remind the reader why only 21% of Americans align themselves with the GOP.
April 28, 2009 7:01 pm ET filed under Fact Check
On April 28, 2009 Representative Darrel Issa, wrote a tweet that falsely implied President Obama knew in advance about the Air Force One flight over Manhattan.
April 28, 2009 6:26 pm ET filed under Blog
Forgetting the Bush presidency, Rep. Pence calls Obama the "most partisan" and "most fiscally irresponsible" President in history.
April 23, 2009 5:15 pm ET filed under Fact Check
On April 23, 2009, Rep. Tom Price issued a press release claiming "the President promised the American people an urgent recovery." Yet, Obama never claimed economic recovery would happen overnight. In fact, even before taking office, President-elect Obama warned, "things are going to get worse before they get better."
April 23, 2009 4:29 pm ET filed under Fact Check
The RNCC posted a resolution titled "Proposed RNC Resolution Recognizing the Democrats' March Towards Socialism." However, the RNCC seems to have forgotten that, by their own definition, the Republican-led Congress and President George W. Bush instituted several "socialist" policies. Where was their resolution then?
April 15, 2009 11:51 am ET filed under Fact Check
Newt Gingrich: Terrorist Tweeter