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March 16, 2011 5:05 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Nunes Wants 200 Nuclear Plants, Says Meltdown Is 'Least Of Our Worries' If Tsunami Hits

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March 14, 2011 9:57 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - March 13, 2011

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March 14, 2011 9:50 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - March 13, 2011

Natural disasters nearly crowded out political chatter on the Sunday talk shows, but conservative guests dutifully plugged talking points into the spaces between stories about leaking reactors and coastal devastation in Japan. Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Jon Kyl (R-AZ) are still clinging to the notion that the Recovery Act didn't lead to the current economy recovery, and each man blamed President Obama for the spike in gas prices that's followed recent political turmoil in the Middle East. McConnell also claimed the government's done nothing to address entitlement costs, although the Affordable Care Act took a number of steps to reign in the health care spending that's darkening our fiscal horizon. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-TN) falsely insisted that tax cuts increase revenues on Fox News Sunday, while Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN) misled Meet the Press viewers about Gov. Scott Walker's (R-WI) campaign rhetoric.

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February 02, 2011 1:28 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Mark Kirk Blames His Anti-Science Evolution On Al Gore

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January 05, 2011 6:00 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Upton Struggles To Explain His Carbon Backpedal

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January 03, 2011 11:41 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Upton Struggles To Explain His Carbon Backpedal

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October 29, 2010 3:51 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Mark Kirk Blames His Vote For Cap-And-Trade On His Own "Ignorance"

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October 20, 2010 4:41 pm ET filed under Blog

Scontras' Company Encourages Clients To Use Government Programs He Opposes

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October 20, 2010 12:01 pm ET filed under Blog

What Would Scontras Cut? Medicare

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October 12, 2010 9:30 am ET filed under Blog

Vast Majority Of Chamber's 27,000 Ads This Year Focus On Health Care Reform

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October 01, 2010 10:42 am ET filed under Blog

Oil Giants Spread Lies About CA's Clean Energy Law

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September 13, 2010 2:17 pm ET filed under Fact Check

"Young Guns" Lie About Energy

In their new book Young Guns, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA), Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) repeat the same old dishonest talking points about clean energy legislation and the party's American Energy Act.  Contrary to the trio's false claims, investing in clean energy would boost America's economy by $111 billion and create up to 1.9 million jobs.  And at a time when Americans are seeking new solutions to rebuild our economy and break our dependence on foreign energy sources, House Republicans have proposed the failed policies pursued by President Bush.

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August 30, 2010 9:22 am ET filed under Blog

For Cape Wind Opponents, Free Market Fundamentalism Replaces Coal-Funded Hot Air

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August 20, 2010 12:13 pm ET filed under Blog

Koch Companies Have Received Almost $100 Million In Government Contracts

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July 14, 2010 2:53 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Burton Overstates Cost Of Clean Energy By 5000%

Last night on the House floor, Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN) lied about the cost of Democrats' proposals for clean energy legislation. According to Burton, a cap-and-trade policy would "cost every family in this country about $4,000 more for utility bills." Burton is off by a factor of 50; according to estimates, the legislation passed in the House would add about $83 per year to family energy costs, or 23 cents per day. The Senate proposal would cost families $146 per year at worst, and might actually reduce family costs by $35 per year.

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July 09, 2010 3:13 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Mark Kirk "Smears" Opponent Over Alleged BP Ties

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July 08, 2010 1:28 pm ET filed under Blog

Sharron Angle Calls BP Escrow Account A "Slush Fund"

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July 08, 2010 10:28 am ET filed under Fact Check

NRSC Site "The Real Harry Reid" Full Of Unreal Statements

In an obvious and uncreative comeback to the "Real Sharron Angle" website published by the campaign of Senator Harry Reid, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has published a site called "The Real Harry Reid."  However clever the NRSC thinks it is, the information on the new site is inaccurate and misleading on Sen. Reid's plan for energy and jobs in Nevada.

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July 06, 2010 11:26 am ET filed under Blog

Oil Cleanup "Falls Vastly Short Of BP's Promises"

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June 28, 2010 9:49 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows — June 27, 2010

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June 28, 2010 9:44 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows — June 27, 2010

On Sunday's political talk shows, Republicans were hard at work managing expectations for this week's Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the Elena Kagan nomination. Senators Cornyn (TX), Graham (SC) and McCain (AZ) each pushed the false notion that Kagan banned military recruiters from Harvard Law School while she was Dean there. A number of Kagan's former students have defended her against such charges, and the fact is recruiters had access to the Harvard campus and Harvard Law students throughout Kagan's tenure. Elsewhere, Sen. Graham raised the red herring of Kagan's praise for an Israeli judge as a reason to oppose her nomination, and Sen. Cornyn reiterated the tired Republican lie that clean energy legislation will kill jobs.

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June 23, 2010 12:25 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Gohmert Touts Column Comparing Obama To Hitler Over Handling Of BP

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June 21, 2010 5:32 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Steve King Says Barton's "Shakedown" Statement Was "Spot-On"

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June 21, 2010 12:55 pm ET filed under Blog

Does Sen. Murkowski Really Understand Clean Energy Policy?

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June 21, 2010 11:05 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows — June 20, 2010

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June 21, 2010 10:54 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking the Sunday Shows — June 20, 2010

On Sunday, Republicans struggled to deflect attention from Rep. Joe Barton's (R-TX) ridiculous apology to BP. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) ludicrously suggested that President Obama has taken so much money from BP that he is more likely than the GOP to side with Big Oil — which has given Republicans $188 million since 1990. McConnell and Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) each claimed that Barton's comments are not the Republican position, but the 114-member Republican Study Committee has expressed similar concerns. Elsewhere, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) proved that she doesn't understand the basics of cap-and-trade by calling that system of economic incentives a "command-and-control type of system."

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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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June 17, 2010 4:48 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Barton Apologizes For His "Misconstrued Misconstruction"

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June 17, 2010 2:55 pm ET filed under Blog

Heritage Foundation Fellow: BP Hearing Is "A Public Lynching"

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June 17, 2010 12:52 pm ET filed under Blog

The GOP Stands Up For BP

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