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February 25, 2010 4:52 pm ET filed under Video

Sen. Durbin Takes On Republicans During White House Health Summit

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February 16, 2010 4:26 pm ET filed under Video

Rachel Maddow Exposes Rep. Aaron Schock's Recovery Act Hypocrisy

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February 15, 2010 10:06 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking the Sunday Shows - February 14, 2010

On yesterday's political talk shows, Sen. Lindsey Graham and fmr. Vice President Dick Cheney continued the barrage of rightwing falsehoods assaulting the Obama administration's national security policies.  Liz Cheney and Rep. Aaron Schock, respectively, relied on debunked conservative talking points to slander clean energy legislation and the Recovery Act.

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February 03, 2010 3:44 pm ET filed under Blog

Senate Hopeful Mark Kirk Well Compensated For Fighting For Mideast Status Quo

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January 08, 2010 3:00 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Kirk Repeats Inaccurate 61 Detainees Figure

Over the past few months, Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) has become a leading critic of the Obama administration on matters pertaining to the prison at Guantanamo Bay.  Yesterday, Kirk argued his case by claiming "61 former releasees are now waging jihad against the United States." However, that figure was proven to be inaccurate nearly a year ago.

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November 11, 2009 6:12 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Kirk: "I Think I Am Who I Am...I Haven't Changed My Views"

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October 20, 2009 12:50 pm ET filed under Blog

House Republicans Warn That Reform Is Too Risky For Dems To Support

In spite of recent polling showing an increasing majority of Americans support a public insurance option, some House Republicans are desperately warning that Democrats "risk losing their jobs if they vote for reform."

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October 16, 2009 9:39 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Kirk: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Has "Worked Out Well"

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August 27, 2009 11:37 am ET filed under Fact Check

ATR vs. Reality: Green Jobs in Illinois

Americans for Tax Reform claims Waxman-Markey will hurt Illinois.  In reality, an increased investment in clean energy technology would create 70,000 Illinois jobs.

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August 26, 2009 3:21 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Conservatives Consistently Question Whether To Rebuild New Orleans

Conservative talk radio host Neil Boortz recently said, "Obama wants to rebuild New Orleans? Build it and they will come. They? The debris that Katrina washed out." Sadly, Boortz is not alone in his beliefs. While conservative elected officials tend to use more tact in their public statements questioning whether to rebuild the city, the gist is the same.

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June 18, 2009 11:28 am ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Roskam Pushes Frank Luntz Talking Point On Health Care

In a June 18, 2009 blog post on The Hill, Rep. Peter Roskam posted "5 Principles for Health Care Reform." The very first principle was a Frank Luntz talking point.

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June 09, 2009 6:02 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Kirk's Irresponsible Stunt

In today's 24-hour new cycle, we're used to politicians relying on mini-controversies and staged photo-ops to earn free media coverage.  Yet in an extraordinarily desperate maneuver, Rep. Mark Kirk attempted to garner media attention by telling the Chinese government they should not trust the United States.

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June 05, 2009 4:36 pm ET filed under Blog

Confused Tweet Alert: Rep. Schock

On June 5, 2009, Rep. Aaron Schock tweeted, "Watch me speak on the House Floor against the misguided the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act." But Rep. Schock made the same point in support of the bill that Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who authored the bill, made herself.

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May 19, 2009 3:41 pm ET filed under Fact Check

GOP Can't Pick A Number On Cap-And-Trade

In a blog post on May 18, 2009, Rep. Jason Chaffetz said: "The Left obviously does not want taxpayers to know the real cost of the tax-and-trade scheme." However, Republicans have claimed, over the course of five days, that cap-and-trade could cost $1,500, $2,200, $3,000, and $3,100, as opposed to the $150 estimate released by the Environmental Protection Agency.  It would seem that it is those on the Right who don't want people to know the true cost of cap-and-trade.

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