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September 21, 2011 1:18 pm ET filed under Video

Sen. Graham Ignores The Main Reason For Weak Hiring

From the September 20, 2011, episode of Freedom Watch on Fox Business:

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September 20, 2011 2:02 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Ryan Decries Iraq, Afghanistan Savings He Himself Has Touted As "War Gimmick"

From the September 20, 2011, edition of The Laura Ingraham Show:

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September 12, 2011 9:17 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Bachmann Repeats "Blank Check" Debt Ceiling Foolishness

From the September 12, 2011, CNN/Tea Party Republican primary debate:

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September 12, 2011 12:15 pm ET filed under Blog

Before She Wanted To 'Save' It, Rep. Bachmann Wanted To 'Wean Everybody' Off Social Security

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September 07, 2011 9:00 pm ET filed under Video

Bachmann: The CBO Says "Obamacare" Is Killing Jobs For Kids

From the September 7, 2011, GOP Reagan presidential debate on MSNBC:

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August 29, 2011 5:28 pm ET filed under Fact Check

FLASHBACK: Rep. Cantor Did Not Mention Offsetting Cuts In 2004 Requests For Disaster Relief

In 2011, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) has consistently opposed federal disaster relief without offsetting budget cuts. However, Cantor didn't always prioritize fiscal "discipline" over helping his constituents recover from disasters. After Tropical Storm Gaston hit the Richmond, VA area in 2004, Cantor appealed to President Bush and DHS Director Tom Ridge for disaster assistance and took credit for securing federal funds when they became available.

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August 29, 2011 3:22 pm ET filed under Blog

FLASHBACK: Rep. Cantor Did Not Mention Offsetting Cuts In 2004 Requests For Federal Disaster Relief

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August 22, 2011 5:06 pm ET filed under Video

Romney Dodges Payroll Tax Cut Question

From the August 22, 2011, episode of Your World with Neil Cavuto on Fox News:

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August 22, 2011 11:15 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - August 21, 2011

This Sunday's talk shows echoed a quiet week in Washington, with newly-minted head of the Republican Governor's Association Bob McDonnell (R-VA) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) regurgitating standard lines on the President Obama's economic policies. McDonnell also faulted President Obama for the country's current debt and deficits, rejecting the notion that President George W. Bush bears any responsiblity. Long-shot presidential candidate Rick Santorum joined him in misplacing blame for deficits, claiming that safety net programs like Medicaid and food stamps are "the core problem with our deficit," before wrongly suggesting that repealing the health care reform law would create jobs and increase growth. Fellow presidential contender Jon Huntsman trotted out his flat tax plan, glossing over the truth about its disproportionate effect on the lower and middle classes. He also blamed the fact that corporations aren't hiring on "uncertainty and confusion," when business leaders themselves point to weak demand, not government policies.

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August 18, 2011 10:05 am ET filed under Video

Priebus: "There Was Compromise, The Republicans Passed Cut, Cap And Balance"

From the August 18, 2011, episode of The Daily Rundown on MSNBC:

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August 17, 2011 3:11 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Gohmert: "Evil Emperor" Obama Wants "Hatred To Flow Through Your Veins"

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August 17, 2011 11:24 am ET filed under Blog

Reps. Boehner, Cantor Perpetrate A Fraud In The Pages Of USA Today

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August 15, 2011 2:29 pm ET filed under Blog

Buffett: "Stop Coddling The Super-Rich"

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August 12, 2011 5:49 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Hunter: Defense Cuts Would Mean That "We Can't Go to Israel If They Get Invaded"

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August 11, 2011 11:24 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Blackburn Laments Absence Of Republican Women On Super Committee

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August 09, 2011 3:25 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Gohmert: "Even Bin Laden Could Never Have Foreseen" Deficits This Big

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August 08, 2011 9:46 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - August 7, 2011

The highlight of yesterday's Sunday political talk shows was Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) deceptive performance on Fox. Ryan misled on a range of topics, from the causes of the S&P downgrade of U.S. debt, to the drivers of that debt, to President Obama's policy positions, to the reasons businesses aren't expanding today, with plenty of stops in between. By comparison, Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) dishonesty about Afghanistan and Social Security, Sen. Lindsey Graham's (R-SC) bogus economic statistics, and Sen. Jeff Sessions' (R-AL) deceit on deficits under President Bush and Democrats' willingness to cut spending were barely even blips on the radar.

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August 04, 2011 1:30 pm ET filed under Blog

Pawlenty Doubles Down On Economic Illiteracy

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August 01, 2011 3:37 pm ET filed under Video

After Declaring Husband, Clinic Off-Limits, Rep. Bachmann Touts Their "Small Business" Credentials

From the August 1, 2011, edition of The Laura Ingraham Show:

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August 01, 2011 3:10 pm ET filed under Blog

Does Rep. Bachmann Even Understand What The Debt Ceiling Is?

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August 01, 2011 10:01 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - July 31, 2011

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August 01, 2011 9:45 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - July 31, 2011

Sunday's political talk shows focused exclusively on a possible debt ceiling increase deal being negotiated between the White House and congressional Republicans. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who appeared on two separate shows, repeated the false claim that the federal government does not have a revenue problem. In fact, revenues are at an all-time low. McConnell also made the misleading charge that corporate tax rates are among the highest in the world. On both State of the Union and Face the Nation, McConnell proposed adding a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, a provision that was included in a package passed by House Republicans last week. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the third-highest ranking Republican in the House, also defended the balanced budget amendment on Fox News Sunday, arguing that if a similar effort during the 1990s had been successful, the country would not be having a debt problem. McCarthy pointed to the fact that almost all states have an amendment or statute that requires them to balance their budgets. He failed to mention, however, that many states have been able to balance their budgets or deal with other shortfalls due to assistance from the federal government. Most importantly, a balanced budget amendment such as the one proposed by Republicans will make the task of balancing the budget more difficult by limiting the ability of legislators to increase revenue in the event of shortfalls.

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July 29, 2011 6:23 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Johnson Walks Back Claim That Default "Doesn't Have To Be A Crisis"

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July 29, 2011 5:20 pm ET filed under Video

Remember When Republicans Were Worried About Uncertainty?

As Republicans risk massive uncertainty for small businesses by playing chicken with the debt ceiling, Political Correction takes a look back at GOP leaders from the House and Senate bemoaning the risk of uncertainty for job creators in order to push the extension of the Bush tax cuts.

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July 29, 2011 5:13 pm ET filed under Blog

House GOP Uses "Martial Law" Rule In Debt Ceiling Fight

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July 29, 2011 2:32 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Gohmert: "The Senate Leadership Can't Find Their Rear With Both Hands"

Today on Fox Business, Rep. Louie Gohmert said:"It's looking like the Senate leadership can't find their rear with both hands and it's time to grab hold and get something done."

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July 29, 2011 1:35 pm ET filed under Blog

FLASHBACK: Speaker Boehner Promised To "Educate" Far-Right Members On Default

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July 29, 2011 1:27 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Hensarling: "I Mean, We're Compromising All Over The Place Here"

From the July 29, 2011, episode of Happening Now on Fox News:

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July 29, 2011 10:22 am ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Camp Blames Obama For Debt From GOP Policies Camp Supported

During a July 28 speech on the House floor, Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) produced a chart comparing the debt accumulated under the Obama and Bush administrations. According to Camp, "President Obama's actions" have led to "twice the debt in half the time" as his predecessor. However, Camp's wildly misleading assertion blames President Obama for a projected FY 2009 deficit that was already over $1 trillion when he took office, while ignoring the fiscal impact that Bush's policies are still having. Not surprisingly, Camp voted for the Bush policies that caused the deficit to explode.

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July 28, 2011 6:52 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Paul Ryan: "Let's Pass A Bill To Cover The Moon With Yogurt"

From a July 28, 2011, speech on the floor of the House of Representatives:

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