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

Rep. Allen West Compares Poverty And Income Inequality To Performance Of NFL Teams

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December 12, 2011 12:11 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Republicans: Payroll Tax Holiday Isn't "Stimulating" Enough

A prominent group of Republican lawmakers are opposing Obama administration efforts to extend a payroll tax holiday — due to expire on December 31 — that would continue putting more money in the pockets of working Americans. Opponents lean heavily on the argument that the current payroll tax holiday has not had a sufficiently stimulative effect on the economy, but experts disagree, arguing that the holiday has helped bolster the recovering economy.

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December 12, 2011 10:17 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - December 11, 2011

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December 12, 2011 9:59 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - December 11, 2011

This week's Sunday political talk shows saw a major focus on the debate over the payroll tax cut extension. On Face the Nation, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) attacked President Obama and "Newt Romney" — a name for Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney she came up with during Saturday's debate — over the payroll tax cut, saying there's no evidence the cut helped create jobs. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called the tax cut an 'emergency measure' and said it wouldn't be necessary if President Obama's "failed" policies hadn't resulted in a higher deficit and jobless rates. McConnell, along with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), also pushed for the Keystone Pipeline using discredited job creation numbers.

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December 09, 2011 12:00 pm ET filed under Blog

House Oversights - Week of December 4

A weekly roundup of what House Republicans are and aren't doing with their committees.

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December 08, 2011 5:41 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Virginia Foxx: For-Profit Colleges Are More Effective

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December 08, 2011 3:06 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Paul Ryan Lies In Email Urging People To Vote For Lie Of The Year

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December 08, 2011 11:30 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Sensenbrenner Invokes "Impeachment" Over Fast And Furious

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December 08, 2011 10:43 am ET filed under Blog

GOP Leadership Promotes REINS Act With False Jobs-Deregulation Link

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December 07, 2011 4:35 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Gohmert: Congress Lures Young Women Into Out-Of-Wedlock Pregnancy

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December 07, 2011 2:45 pm ET filed under Blog

Defense Department Witness Declines To Answer Rep. Lungren: "I'm Not Going To Aid And Abet" Al Qaeda's Propaganda Efforts

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December 07, 2011 1:00 pm ET filed under Blog

Gingrich Downplays Bipartisan Ethical Reprimand As "A Nancy Pelosi-Driven Effort"

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December 06, 2011 11:29 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann On Dragging Undocumented Immigrants Onto Buses In Front Of Crying Children: "It Can Be Done"

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December 05, 2011 5:15 pm ET filed under Blog

Does Rep. Gohmert Think All Latinos Are Mexican?

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December 05, 2011 4:31 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Franks' Anti-Choice Hearing And The Radical Witness Who Will Testify

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December 05, 2011 12:30 pm ET filed under Blog

Even When Republicans Do The Right Thing, It's For The Wrong Reason

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December 05, 2011 11:35 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann: Judges "Need To Act Like Judges," Not Tell People "What Their Laws Are"

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December 05, 2011 10:00 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - December 4, 2011

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December 05, 2011 9:52 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - December 4, 2011

On the first Sunday of December, GOP presidential contender Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN) and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus each brought their share of falsehoods to the table. On CNN's State of the Union, Bachmann dismissed the economic significance of the payroll tax holiday even though economists explain that putting more money in the hands of workers would give an appreciable boost to the economy. She also appeared on Fox News Sunday, where she falsely claimed that businesses aren't hiring because they don't have enough money. During his appearances, Priebus did his best to attack the Obama administration's record, distorting the reasons behind November's unemployment rate drop on Meet the Press. He also tried to blame President Obama for deficits that are a legacy of Bush-era Republican policies and for a rising poverty rate that's the result of the recession.

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December 02, 2011 6:00 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann's Twisted Logic On Support For LGBT High School Kids

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December 02, 2011 4:34 pm ET filed under Blog

House Oversights - Week of November 27

A weekly roundup of what House Republicans are and aren't doing with their committees.

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December 02, 2011 11:30 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. Grassley Holds Up Rare Bipartisan Immigration Bill

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December 01, 2011 3:48 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Bachmann: "I Can Unify Our Party" Because I'm The Only Candidate Involved In National Security And Fiscal Policy

From a November 29, 2011, appearance by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on Fox News' On the Record with Greta Van Susteren:

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December 01, 2011 3:07 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner: Only Middle-Class Tax Cuts Have To Be Paid For

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December 01, 2011 2:00 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Steve King Explains Gridlock: House Dems Are A Pack Of Marx-Worshipping Leftists

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December 01, 2011 1:50 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Steve King Explains Gridlock: House Dems Are A Pack Of Marx-Worshipping Leftists

From the November 30, 2011, session of the U.S. House of Representatives:

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November 30, 2011 5:17 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann Puts China And Russia In "New Axis Of Evil"

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November 30, 2011 4:00 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Woodall On Federal Education Aid: If College Is So Valuable, "Why Do We Have To Pay People To Do It?"

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November 30, 2011 1:07 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Gohmert Makes Up Border Security Facts

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November 30, 2011 10:50 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Lamar Smith's One-Hit Blunder

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