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April 07, 2011 3:16 pm ET filed under Blog

Amid Budget Negotiations, Speaker Boehner Attends Fundraiser For Lobbyists

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April 06, 2011 4:50 pm ET filed under Blog

Even House GOP Leaders Don't Take House GOP Budget Projections Seriously

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April 06, 2011 1:23 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner Demands Budget Alternative That Obama Released In February

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April 05, 2011 4:36 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner: Divisive Policy Riders "Just As Important" To GOP As Spending Cuts

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April 05, 2011 11:30 am ET filed under Blog

House GOP Applauds Government Shutdown

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April 04, 2011 5:07 pm ET filed under Blog

FLASHBACK: Speaker Boehner Promised To "Repeal These Medicare Cuts"

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April 04, 2011 2:09 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner "Not Very Interested" In Working With Democrats To Avoid Shutdown

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April 01, 2011 1:00 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP Tries To Twist Positive Job Growth Into "Painful Reminder" Of Lack Of Job Growth

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March 23, 2011 3:51 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Republicans Celebrate The Affordable Care Act's One-Year Anniversary By Reviving Old Lies

This morning on Fox News, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) declared that President Obama and supporters of the Affordable Care Act "keep saying things that aren't true" about the law, while Republicans continue to "put the facts out and our facts are backed up by the authorities." Of course, Hatch has it exactly backwards, which was evident today as Republicans commemorated the health care law's one-year anniversary by repeating worn out lies about a "government takeover" that will destroy jobs, cut Medicare benefits, increase the deficit, and raise premiums. Let's examine the real facts about the Affordable Care Act.

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March 23, 2011 11:23 am ET filed under Blog

Boehner Touts Poll Showing Most Americans Disagree With GOP Stance On Health Care

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March 15, 2011 5:48 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner Caves To Rep. Bachmann On "Mandatory Spending Slush Funds"

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March 14, 2011 1:19 pm ET filed under Blog

REPORT: The Republican Party's War On Jobs

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March 04, 2011 12:35 pm ET filed under Blog

Strong February Jobs Report Prompts Another Round Of Posturing From GOP Leaders

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February 28, 2011 1:43 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner Obliviously Rails Against "Job-Destroying" Policies

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February 24, 2011 3:15 pm ET filed under Blog

The GOP's Absurd Notion Of Compromise

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February 23, 2011 2:43 pm ET filed under Blog

DOMA: Speaker Boehner Hypocritically Slams President Obama For 'Stirring Up' Controversial Issue

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February 22, 2011 4:46 pm ET filed under Blog

RNC Chairman Priebus And Speaker Boehner Cite Flawed Poll On Support For Wisconsin Governor

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February 17, 2011 6:32 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner's Hasty Defense Of WI Gov. Covers Up Self-Inflicted Budget "Crisis"

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February 17, 2011 5:34 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Flake: GOP Pandering To Birthers Is Not 'Helpful'

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February 17, 2011 3:44 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner Pretends GOP Isn't Threatening To Shut Down Government

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February 15, 2011 12:10 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner: If GOP Spending Cuts Kill Jobs, "So Be It"

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February 15, 2011 12:05 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Speaker Boehner Is Wrong About "200,000 New Federal Jobs" In Obama Era

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) claimed this morning at a press conference that "under President Obama, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs." That's at least a 344 percent overstatement. In reality, Bureau of Labor Statistics data show the federal workforce has grown by only 58,000 jobs since Obama took office (and by just 25,000 jobs since his economic policies began to impact the economy). Furthermore, Boehner's implication that government workers are thriving in a recession does not jibe with the larger picture. While the private sector has added 381,000 net jobs since Obama policies took effect, overall government employment has fallen by 309,000 jobs over the same period.

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February 14, 2011 2:14 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner, Where Is The Leadership?

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February 14, 2011 10:13 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - February 13, 2011

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February 14, 2011 9:54 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - February 13, 2011

With Valentine's Day looming, the Sunday shows provided a timely reminder of the GOP's love for false talking points. While Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) wrongly claimed that President Obama "refused to support" pro-democracy protestors in Iran in 2009, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) confined themselves to stale misinformation about the economy. On Fox, Ryan implied that government workers have benefited most from Democrats' economic policies, alleged that President Obama tried to raise taxes by $2 trillion last year, and claimed that the president has increased spending by 84 percent. Meanwhile on NBC, Speaker Boehner told viewers that Obama's policies "destroy jobs." No matter how many times Republican leaders say these things, the facts continue to demonstrate that they're just not true.

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February 08, 2011 8:47 am ET filed under Blog

Health Insurance Companies Reward GOP's Lack Of Focus On Jobs

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February 04, 2011 12:27 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner Cites Widely Ridiculed "Pledge" As GOP "Plan" For Jobs

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January 31, 2011 5:20 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner Celebrates Health Care Ruling By Misrepresenting Reporter

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January 31, 2011 10:15 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - January 30, 2011

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January 31, 2011 10:13 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - January 30, 2011

With the eyes of the world on Egypt, the political talk shows on Sunday still found time to let the Republican leaders in Congress recite dishonest talking points about domestic policy. On NBC's Meet the Press, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) declared that President Obama's economic philosophy "doesn't work," even after 12 consecutive months of private-sector job growth, and repeated the false claim that the Affordable Care Act cuts $500 billion from Medicare. On Fox News Sunday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) described the Affordable Care Act as "job killing," despite the fact that nonpartisan experts disagree, and falsely stated that repealing the law would save money.  

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