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June 21, 2011 10:33 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. West: "Idiot Liberals" Who Criticize Me Are "A Bunch Of Losers"

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June 20, 2011 1:17 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Paul Ryan Praises Medicare Fraudster Rick Scott As "Health Care Expert"

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June 06, 2011 3:11 pm ET filed under Blog

House Republicans Introduce Bill Designed To Kill Jobs

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May 31, 2011 1:57 pm ET filed under Blog

As Obama Jumps In Florida Polls, Gov. Scott Signs Bill Hampering Voter Registration

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May 31, 2011 11:02 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - May 29, 2011

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May 31, 2011 10:39 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - May 29, 2011

The Sunday political talk shows cranked out their usual smorgasbord of misinformation and talking points this weekend. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) misled NBC viewers about the relationship between President Bush's tax cuts and our current national debt, and implied that President Obama has raised taxes when the opposite is true. On CBS, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) claimed the House GOP's "Path to Prosperity" budget will "save" Medicare (though it would in fact replace the entire program with undervalued health care vouchers) and deflected all criticism of the GOP's plan by claiming that "Democrats have not put forward any plan whatsoever," even though that's not true. Cantor capped his appearance by exaggerating the debt reduction in the GOP plan by about $6 trillion. 2012 hopeful Tim Pawlenty told ABC viewers the president is "doing nothing" on Medicare, even though that program's trustees say President Obama's signature health care law extended the life of the program by eight years. And on Fox, freshman Rep. Allen West (R-FL) falsely claimed that 'only Democrats' have voted to cut Medicare.

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May 26, 2011 9:37 am ET filed under Fact Check

Slew Of House Republicans Falsely Claim President Obama Called For Israel To Return To "1967 Borders"

Since his speech on the Middle East last Thursday, President Obama's opponents have falsely attacked him for calling on Israel to return to its "1967 borders." In reality, Obama repeated the ordinary belief that an eventual Israeli-Palestinian peace deal should result in two states with secure borders "based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps," which will allow Israel to retain large settlements in the West Bank. Addressing the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the president explained very clearly that his original statement meant that the final border negotiated between the parties "will be different than the one that existed on June 4, 1967." However, that hasn't stopped many House Republicans from perpetuating a smear against Obama for something he never actually said.

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May 24, 2011 12:55 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Scott's Waiver Request Could Hurt Floridians Where It Counts, In The Wallet

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May 11, 2011 12:45 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Allen West's Economic Incoherence

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May 04, 2011 12:30 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. West On Bin Laden Killing: Obama "Should Think About Giving Back That Nobel Peace Prize"

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May 02, 2011 10:25 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - May 1, 2011

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May 02, 2011 10:03 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - May 1, 2011

Hours before President Obama announced U.S. Special Forces had killed Osama bin Laden, more pedestrian and partisan news ruled the Sunday morning airwaves. On Fox, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) falsely blamed $4 trillion of debt on President Obama and then incorrectly claimed that failing to raise the debt ceiling wouldn't be a big deal. On ABC, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) tried to defend his budget by claiming people don't like it because there is "misinformation" swirling around and not because it dismantles the social safety net. Elsewhere on Sunday, Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) and Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) each claimed that the U.S. needs a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, an idea rejected by experts on both sides of the aisle. And on NBC, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) dishonestly claimed that the Ryan Budget would increase funding to Medicare, while criticizing the Affordable Care Act for cutting Medicare, a claim which is also untrue.

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April 25, 2011 1:02 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. West: Planned Parenthood "Neutering American Men," Making Men "Subservient"

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April 22, 2011 1:19 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. West: Obama Uses "Marxist Demagogic Rhetoric"

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April 22, 2011 12:04 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Allen West's Class Warfare

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April 21, 2011 1:49 pm ET filed under Blog

Rick Scott Vs The Press: An Insider's Viewpoint

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April 18, 2011 4:33 pm ET filed under Blog

Florida Senate Committee Rejects Life-Saving Protections For Women

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April 18, 2011 10:07 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - April 17, 2011

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April 18, 2011 9:45 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - April 17, 2011

On Sunday morning, first-year Tea Party Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) almost managed to upstage her party's budget chairman by wrongly insisting on ABC that the GOP's "Path to Prosperity" budget is not a voucher program, works just like the insurance benefits for members of Congress, and would be sufficient to cover the cost of medical care for seniors. But Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) still offered the biggest whopper of the morning, claiming on CBS that the GOP budget doesn't cut taxes for the rich. None of these claims is true. The Republican plan slashes income taxes for the wealthy to Herbert Hoover levels while eliminating the capital gains tax. For the non-rich, the plan would end Medicare as we know it, leaving the typical 65-year-old with over $20,000 in annual medical costs by the year 2030. Meanwhile, freshman Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) claimed President Obama hasn't helped grow the economy, which is demonstrably false, and Walsh joined Rep. Allen West (R-FL) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) in calling for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution that would in fact cripple Congress' ability to control spending and address recessions.

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April 15, 2011 2:59 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Scott's Lawyer Admits To Getting Crucial High-Speed Rail Fact Wrong

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April 12, 2011 9:52 am ET filed under Blog

Gov. Scott Claims Credit For Avoiding A Shutdown

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April 08, 2011 12:53 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. West "Disgusted" By Fellow Republicans Playing Politics With Troop Funding

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April 07, 2011 5:45 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. West Invokes Fort Hood Massacre To Argue Against DADT Repeal

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April 01, 2011 9:49 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. West Has No Sympathy For Blind Woman On Food Stamps: "Stop Creating Victims"

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March 31, 2011 2:31 pm ET filed under Blog

White House Threatens Veto If GOP Passes Union-Busting Provision Today

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March 31, 2011 11:41 am ET filed under Blog

For Gov. Scott, The Disabled Make A Great Photo Op But Don't Deserve State Funding

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March 29, 2011 1:01 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Scott's Constituents Don't Like Him Either

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March 28, 2011 12:15 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Scott's Conflict Of Interest

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March 23, 2011 3:06 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Allen West: 'Drop The Bomb' On Gaddafi Because It Worked For Reagan

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March 22, 2011 4:55 pm ET filed under Blog

Where Do Emails To Gov. Scott Go?

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