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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 08, 2011 12:45 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Dold Responds To Question About Underwater Mortages By Touting Deregulation

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November 08, 2011 12:04 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Barbour And American Crossroads Rewrite Economic History

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November 07, 2011 3:20 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann Suggests The Uninsured Shouldn't "Covet What Belongs To Our Neighbor"

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November 07, 2011 11:34 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Hensarling: "The House Has Been A Jobs Bill Factory" Under GOP Rule

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November 07, 2011 11:06 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - November 6, 2011

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November 07, 2011 10:57 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - November 6, 2011

With much of the airtime on this week's Sunday political talk shows devoted to discussing the Herman Cain scandal and Gov. Rick Perry's (R-TX) antics, the substantive issues took a back seat. Yet a few key Republicans still managed to squeeze in a couple of standard GOP attacks. On This Week, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) claimed that the stimulus "has not worked," a falsehood echoed by presidential candidate Jon Huntsman on Meet the Press. Boehner also found time to inflate the effect of a millionaires' surtax on small-business owners, and to deny that congressional Republicans have gone after America's social safety net. In fact, one major Republican initiative — the House-passed GOP budget plan — proposed to upend major safety net programs for children, the poor, and seniors.

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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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November 04, 2011 9:46 am ET filed under Blog

Unemployment Ticks Down, Public-Sector Losses Limit Growth

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November 03, 2011 1:20 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Rokita: People Who Say The Rich Aren't Paying Fair Share "Are Going To Come After The Middle Class"

From a November 2, 2011, statement by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives:

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November 03, 2011 11:45 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Paul Ryan Knows A Thing Or Two About 'Straw Men'

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November 03, 2011 11:38 am ET filed under Video

Rep. Ryan Accuses Obama Of "Preying On Resentment And Envy"

From a November 3, 2011, appearance by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on MSNBC's Morning Joe:

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November 02, 2011 11:35 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. McConnell: "There's No Denying" That Obama's Policies "Made A Bad Situation Worse"

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November 01, 2011 4:28 pm ET filed under Blog

Tea Party Economics Is Republican Economics

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November 01, 2011 11:15 am ET filed under Blog

On Right-Wing Radio, Rep. Paul Ryan Lurches Between Desperate, Contrary Talking Points

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November 01, 2011 9:19 am ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner Swears Off "Compromising"... Again

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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 31, 2011 10:49 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - October 30, 2011

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October 31, 2011 10:24 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - October 30, 2011

This week's Sunday talk shows included several GOP presidential contenders who have figured out that ignoring facts is a winning formula among their party's voters. While all the candidates who appeared on the shows parroted the same points they've been making for the past several months, there were also several new allegations. On Face the Nation, GOP frontrunner Herman Cain, after having adjusted his 9-9-9 tax plan to avoid tax hikes on those living in poverty, claimed that the exemption was there all along and that his critics simply misreported his plan. That's unlikely given that Cain has been on record defending taxing the income of those living in poverty. On This Week, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) was called out for misrepresenting immigration statistics. Rather than acknowledge her mistake and move on, Bachmann claimed that she did not say what the video clearly showed her saying. And on Fox News Sunday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) repeated a slew of easily debunked economic talking points, including that President Obama had overseen the creation of "practically no jobs."

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October 28, 2011 3:59 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Paul Ryan Has No Idea What He's Talking About

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October 27, 2011 3:14 pm ET filed under Blog

The Real Simple Truth About Washington Regulations And Jobs

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October 27, 2011 2:03 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner Claims Obama Has 'Given Up On The Economy And The American People'

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October 27, 2011 11:34 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Joe Walsh Declares President Of The United States Not "Relevant Anymore"

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October 26, 2011 3:09 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Perry's Not-So-Bold Promise On Job Creation

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October 26, 2011 2:17 pm ET filed under Blog

When Business Owners Say "Lack of Demand," Republicans Hear "Too Many Regulations"

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October 25, 2011 2:58 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Kinzinger Revives "8 Percent" Lie To Blast "Stimulus 2"

From an October 25, 2011, speech by Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives:

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October 25, 2011 2:41 pm ET filed under Video

Sabotage: The Story Behind The Republican Party's "Top Political Priority"

Political Correction released this documentary on October 25, 2011:

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October 25, 2011 2:20 pm ET filed under Blog

GRAPHIC: A Timeline Of GOP Economic Sabotage

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October 25, 2011 10:51 am ET filed under Fact Check

GRAPHIC: A Timeline Of GOP Economic Sabotage

After leading his caucus in a record-breaking number of filibusters during 2009 and 2010, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) declared in November 2010 that "our top political priority over the next two years should be to deny President Obama a second term." Below is an infographic demonstrating some of the major episodes of Republican economic sabotage in the year since McConnell announced that top priority. These moments are the backdrop to our documentary, Sabotage: The Story Behind the Republican Party's Top Political Priority, in which economists Jared Bernstein (CBPP), Heather McGee (Demos), and John Irons (EPI) explain how Republicans have reversed their past support for various common-sense policies during this recovery to serve their political goals.

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