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September 16, 2011 4:56 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Gov. Perry Shows His Ignorance On The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has written an op-ed, published in both the Jerusalem Post and Wall Street Journal, assailing the impending Palestinian statehood initiative before the United Nations and, unsurprisingly, putting much of the blame on the Obama administration. Perry, of course, has little knowledge of foreign policy, which is evident by the fact that he signed his name to such easily refutable claims. Highlighting his inability to accurately connect interrelated issues or make logical conclusions, Perry writes that through their statehood efforts at the U.N., "the Palestinians are signaling that they have no interest in a two-state solution." Of course, the whole point of the U.N. move, as even opponents understand, is to create a Palestinian state alongside Israel. By definition, those would be two different states. This sort of ignorance permeates the piece.

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September 07, 2011 9:49 pm ET filed under Video

Bachmann Repeats Indefensibly False "Indefensible 1967 Borders" Line

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

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September 01, 2011 12:01 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Walsh's Stance On U.S. As "Honest Broker" In Middle East Lasts 38 Seconds

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August 19, 2011 10:39 am ET filed under Blog

The Coburn Doctrine: Troops Can't Come Home Until We Gut The EPA

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July 22, 2011 9:45 am ET filed under Blog

Misplaced Priorities: GOP Committee Uses International AIDS Funding To Widen War On Women

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June 13, 2011 12:13 pm ET filed under Blog

Gingrich Says U.S. Should Deal With Iran The Way Reagan Would

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May 31, 2011 12:21 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. McCain Suggests Muslims Are "Not Exactly Who We Would Like" Fighting Gaddafi

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May 27, 2011 2:31 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Gohmert: Palestinians Are "Occupying" The West Bank, Obama Wants To "Cut Israel Up"

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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 19, 2011 3:08 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann Accuses President Obama Of 'Betraying' Israel

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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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April 07, 2011 9:24 am ET filed under Blog

The Donald Doctrine: "Only Interested In Libya If We Get The Oil"

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March 30, 2011 12:13 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann's Nonsensical Libya Criticism

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March 28, 2011 9:13 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. McCain Invents A Contradiction In Obama's Libya Speech

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March 28, 2011 10:19 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - March 27, 2011

The situation in Libya dominated Sunday's political talk shows in advance of President Obama's address to the nation this evening. However, while the usual posturing on domestic issues fell by the wayside, the serious nature of the conflict did not prevent conservatives from misinforming viewers about foreign policy. On Fox News Sunday, presidential aspirant Newt Gingrich brazenly denied that he reversed his stance on U.S. intervention in Libya, despite indisputable evidence that he has shifted positions and contradicted himself on multiple occasions. Meanwhile, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld promoted his new book on ABC's This Week, where he distorted the legacy of the Bush administration's engagement in the Middle East.  

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March 23, 2011 12:54 pm ET filed under Blog

Gingrich Shamelessly Flip-Flops On Libya Intervention To Attack President Obama

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March 22, 2011 11:27 am ET filed under Blog

It's Complicated: Romney Rips President Obama For Being "Nuanced"

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March 21, 2011 3:53 pm ET filed under Blog

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

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March 18, 2011 4:20 pm ET filed under Blog

What Gingrich Would Have Done In Libya: "I Would Have Studied Eisenhower And Reagan"

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March 17, 2011 3:09 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP Rep. Brags About Foreign Aid Cuts That Could Undermine U.S. Mission Abroad

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March 04, 2011 4:26 pm ET filed under Blog

In Rambling Floor Speech About Pirates, Rep. Gohmert Claims African Village Elder Criticized Obama Foreign Policy

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December 20, 2010 10:17 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - December 19, 2010

With "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and the DREAM Act each put to bed, the Sunday shows shifted focus squarely to the New START arms-reduction treaty with Russia. On Fox News Sunday, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) claimed that Condaleeza Rice wants the Senate to amend the treaty, but Rice actually called for changes to the resolution of ratification — a move more in keeping with the Senate's "advise and consent" role. Furthermore, Kyl's underlying concerns about missile defense are not grounded in fact. On CNN, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blamed the treaty's verification provisions for his decision to vote 'no,' and accused Democrats of "rushing" the process. But that's foolish — we've already gone more than a year without nuclear inspectors in Russia because the Senate is dragging its feet on START, and the vetting process that began in the spring has been unusually thorough compared to previous arms treaties. Elsewhere, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) said the judge who ruled the individual mandate unconstitutional got it right despite an error in his decision that one conservative legal expert called "obvious." And Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) ignored the Bush administration's terrible fiscal legacy in claiming that "every bit" of our debt problem comes from entitlements.

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August 27, 2010 11:41 am ET filed under Blog

Republican Jewish Coalition Says Supporting Blockade Of Gaza Is A Litmus Test For Congress

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June 04, 2010 9:58 am ET filed under Blog

MJ Rosenberg Responds To Glenn Beck's Attacks

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April 23, 2010 11:23 am ET filed under Blog

Schumer And Dershowitz Vs. Obama

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April 21, 2010 12:38 pm ET filed under Blog

Former US Ambassador to Israel: Don't Ignore Obama

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April 19, 2010 6:00 pm ET filed under Video

MJ Rosenberg Discussing President Obama's Peace Initiative On Al Jazeera

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April 19, 2010 11:43 am ET filed under Blog

The Washington Post's Conservative Editorial Page

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April 16, 2010 10:15 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor Makes Things Up

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April 15, 2010 1:13 pm ET filed under Blog

Times Reports Shift In US Mideast Policy

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