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November 29, 2011 5:00 pm ET filed under Blog

Does Rep. Bachmann Agree With The Obama Administration On Immigration?

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November 29, 2011 12:45 pm ET filed under Blog

Republican Obstructionism May Reduce NLRB "To A Shell"

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November 28, 2011 4:02 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Gohmert: Jesus Didn't Want Taxes To Help Poor People

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November 28, 2011 9:24 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - November 27, 2011

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November 28, 2011 9:19 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - November 27, 2011

On the last Sunday of November, Republicans had a lot of airtime — and lots of lies. On Meet the Press, anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform regurgitated the false Republican talking point that Obama's stimulus plan "killed jobs." Freshman Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) made an appearance on This Week to claim the deficit is not a revenue problem, a statement disputed by historically low revenue intake. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) appeared on Fox News Sunday to hype the "Toomey Plan", claiming that it would have raised revenues while paying down the debt, leaving out that the plan trades regressive tax cuts for only small revenue increases. Lastly, Herman Cain appeared on State of the Union to claim that unemployment benefits shouldn't be extended because they are a 'distraction' from the real problem of a lack of economic growth. But the Congressional Budget Office has found that unemployment benefits are a "timely and cost-effective" way to spur on the economy.

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November 23, 2011 10:14 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Brooks Credits Alabama's Immigration Law With Declining Unemployment Rate

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November 22, 2011 9:27 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Bachmann Still Thinks The Debt Ceiling Deal Was A "Blank Check"

From the November 22, 2011, CNN Republican National Security Debate:

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November 22, 2011 8:38 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Bachmann: Obama Has "Outsourced" CIA Interrogation "To The ACLU"

From the November 22, 2011, CNN Republican National Security Debate:

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November 22, 2011 3:45 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Walsh Models GOP's False Depiction Of Financial Crisis, Occupy Wall Street

From the November 21, 2011, edition of Fox Business' Follow the Money:

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November 22, 2011 3:45 pm ET filed under Blog

How Lying About The Financial Crisis Enables The GOP's Misunderstanding Of The Occupy Movement

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November 22, 2011 2:59 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Huizenga's $1 Trillion Lie

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November 22, 2011 11:35 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Hensarling Touts "Progressivity" Of Regressive GOP Tax Plan

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November 22, 2011 10:30 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. West: "Why Do We Have A Department Of Commerce When We Have A U.S. Chamber Of Commerce?"

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November 21, 2011 4:20 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP Kills No-Cost Climate Measure For No Good Reason

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November 21, 2011 3:21 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Young Explodes At Arctic Wilderness Expert: "You Be Quiet!"

From a November 18, 2011, House Natural Resources Committee hearing on oil drilling in Alaska:

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November 21, 2011 11:22 am ET filed under Blog

Why The Super Committee Was Destined To Fail

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November 21, 2011 10:12 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - November 20, 2011

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November 21, 2011 10:02 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - November 20, 2011

Sunday's political talk shows focused almost exclusively on the efforts of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, with a number of the committee's members appearing on separate shows. Democratic committee member Sen. John Kerry (MA) pointed out on Meet the Press that "we are not a tax-cutting committee. We're a deficit-reduction committee." However, that point doesn't seem to have gotten through to Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) and Sens. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Pat Toomey (R-PA), all of whom complained that the only thing stopping a deal was a refusal by Democrats to extend the costly and regressive Bush tax cuts. For the second time in as many weeks, Hensarling argued that the Bush tax cuts were not one of the largest drivers of the debt, while Kyl claimed that not extending them would wreck the economy. Toomey went so far as to say that that the federal government does not have a revenue problem but only a spending problem.

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November 18, 2011 3:45 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Gohmert Invokes Lincoln's "Die By Suicide" Speech To Bolster Balanced Budget Amendment

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November 18, 2011 2:56 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Paul Ryan Blames Economic Woes On "Moral Relativism" And "People Just Having No Work Ethic"

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November 18, 2011 2:08 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Bachmann: Solyndra "Makes Watergate Look Like Child's Play"

From a November 18, 2011, appearance by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on Fox News' America Live:

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November 18, 2011 9:51 am ET filed under Blog

The Problem With The GOP's 'Family Budget' Argument

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November 17, 2011 4:16 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Steve King Is Still Carrying An Acorn In His Pocket, Still Mad About Imaginary Voter Fraud

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November 16, 2011 4:25 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Peter King's Occupy Wall Street Victory Lap: "Bunch Of Lowlife Dirtbags"

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November 16, 2011 3:38 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Gohmert Suggests DHS Working Group Is Run By Muslim Brotherhood

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November 16, 2011 11:15 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Paul Ryan: GOP Compromised By Offering Plan To "Replace" The Bush Tax Cuts

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November 15, 2011 1:51 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Scott Rigell Says Fellow Republicans “Not Dealing With Reality” In Debt Debate

From the November 14, 2011, session of the U.S. House of Representatives:

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November 15, 2011 1:34 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Scott Rigell Says Fellow Republicans “Not Dealing With Reality” In Debt Debate

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November 15, 2011 10:00 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Issa Sabotages His Own Good Idea

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November 14, 2011 3:30 pm ET filed under Blog

What Rep. Bachus Was Saying While Profiting From The Financial Crisis

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