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August 03, 2011 3:10 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Kasich's Hypocritical Jet-Setting

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August 01, 2011 12:31 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Scott Celebrates Anti-Abortion Laws That 'Create Choice'

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July 26, 2011 3:08 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Scott Minimizes Consequences Of Default: "The Market Has Already Priced It In"

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June 29, 2011 5:24 pm ET filed under Blog

FAIR Pens Op-Ed Bashing States With Liberal Immigration Laws

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June 28, 2011 1:05 pm ET filed under Blog

The Results Are In: Cutting Spending Has Hurt Economy

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June 27, 2011 10:39 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - June 26, 2011

The last Sunday of June saw GOP presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) dominate the airwaves, making the rounds on Fox News Sunday and Face the Nation. On both, Bachmann repeated lies about health care reform's effect on jobs and Medicare, sentiments echoed by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on This Week. Bachmann and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) falsely stated that even if the debt ceiling weren't raised, the country would not go into default, something most economists disagree with. On Face The Nation Bachmann falsely called the stimulus a failure and continued to baselessly blame President Obama for high gas prices. Lastly, Sen.  Jon Kyl (R-AZ), fresh off his departure from the debt ceiling talks, was on Fox News Sunday to falsely claim that tax increases would hurt the economy, a claim that the previous decade proves false.

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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 13, 2011 1:24 pm ET filed under Blog

Pence Has A "Bold Vision" For Indiana, But Won't Say What It Is

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June 06, 2011 10:34 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - June 5, 2011

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June 06, 2011 10:09 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - June 5, 2011

The first Sunday in June saw potential GOP presidential candidate Sarah Palin and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour (R) dominating the misinformation in the Sunday talk shows. On Fox News Sunday, Palin distorted the truth about the economic recovery, blasting the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing efforts as ineffective and claiming that we've "hit a brick wall," when in fact economists agree that rounds of bond-buying easing helped stabilize the economy and that May's jobs numbers are merely a road bump. She also lied about the source of April's positive job-creation numbers, left out some key information about the U.S.'s corporate tax rate, and distorted Moody's warning about raising the debt ceiling. Palin and Barbour both had lots to say about the Republican budget proposal — all of it false. They both suggested that no one but Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has offered a viable plan to save Medicare, even though the Democrats have discussed building on reforms in the health care law in order to contain costs and save the program. Palin claimed the GOP plan will "save" Medicare (but it won't) and that it doesn't affect current seniors (but it does). Barbour repeated the old falsehood that the GOP plan will give seniors options just like those of Congress (which it won't). He also attacked the Obama administration with claims that it has helped Wall Street at the expense of Main Street; that President Obama is responsible for high gas prices; and that health care reform discourages job creation. The facts do not support those claims either.

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June 02, 2011 3:45 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Issa Crops Out The Truth To Advance A Partisan Sound Bite

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June 02, 2011 12:03 pm ET filed under Blog

After Cutting Taxes For Millionaires, Gov. Christie Wants to Eliminate Medicaid For Minimum Wage Earners

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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 23, 2011 4:26 pm ET filed under Blog

Tennessee Chamber Joins Local Anti-Gay Organization To Lobby Against LGBT Rights

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May 12, 2011 1:21 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Kasich Won't Listen To "Yelling And Screaming" Electorate Because He's "A Servant Of The Lord"

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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 22, 2011 6:01 pm ET filed under Blog

Iowa Governor Declares April "Abortion Recovery Month"

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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 07, 2011 1:09 pm ET filed under Blog

Virginia Bill Bars Abortion Coverage In Health Care Exchanges

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April 04, 2011 3:27 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Walker Adds Drunk-Driving Son Of Campaign Booster To State Payroll

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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 22, 2011 4:55 pm ET filed under Blog

Where Do Emails To Gov. Scott Go?

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March 17, 2011 11:29 am ET filed under Blog

Gov. Scott's Flawed Idea Of A Good Investment

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March 15, 2011 4:00 pm ET filed under Blog

Florida County's School Sports Fall Under Gov. Scott's Budget Axe

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March 15, 2011 3:08 pm ET filed under Blog

Peter Schiff Compares Miniscule Tax Hike On Top Earners To 'Getting Raped'

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March 15, 2011 12:45 pm ET filed under Blog

Maine's Gov. LePage Excludes Himself From "Shared Sacrifice"

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