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April 27, 2010 6:01 pm ET filed under Video

Sen. McCain: "Legitimate Questions" About Immigration Law Are Justified By "Frustration"

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April 27, 2010 12:12 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. McCain: "Legitimate" Issues With Arizona Law Are Justified By "Frustration"

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April 26, 2010 12:33 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. McCain Not Sure If Immigration Bill He Praised "Is Legal Or Not"

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April 23, 2010 9:53 am ET filed under Fact Check

John McCain: The Ultimate Hypocrite On Immigration Reform

To those familiar with the life and career of Senator John McCain, his current position on immigration reform is incredibly disappointing.  Facing a far-right primary challenger, McCain has turned his back on his constituents and the causes he once championed.

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April 20, 2010 11:37 am ET filed under Video

McCain: AZ Bill's Racial Profiling Aspect Is Fine Because Immigrants "Are Intentionally Causing Accidents."

During an episode of The O'Reilly Factor, host Bill O'Reilly asked Sen. John McCain if the new Arizona immigration bill would result in racial profiling.  In a bizarre argument, McCain retorted: "drivers of cars with illegals in it that are intentionally causing accidents on the freeway."

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April 19, 2010 10:52 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - April 18, 2010

On Sunday's political talk shows, the economy was front and center -- along with plenty of false and misleading statements. On Fox News Sunday, Sen. John McCain claimed that taxes have gone up in the past year. On Face the Nation, Sen. Scott Brown claimed that no one has talked about job creation since he was sworn in -- right after he talked up the jobs bill he voted for way back in February. And Sen. Mitch McConnell used an appearance on State of the Union to reassert falsely that the financial reform bill will bail out Wall Street. Sen. Marsha Blackburn echoed that falsehood on Meet the Press.

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April 01, 2010 2:31 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. McCain Lurches To The Right On Immigration

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March 12, 2010 7:14 pm ET filed under Video

Sens. McCain and Alexander Keep Lying About Reconciliation

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March 11, 2010 12:50 pm ET filed under Blog

Senators McCain And Alexander Keep On Lying About Reconciliation

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March 05, 2010 6:26 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. McCain Renounces The Rule Of Law

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March 01, 2010 9:18 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking the Sunday Shows - February 28, 2010

On yesterday's political talk shows, Republican Senators Jon Kyl (AZ), John McCain (AZ), and Lamar Alexander (TN) along with Representatives Paul Ryan (WI), Marsha Blackburn (TN), and Eric Cantor (VA) repeated countless false talking points about Democratic health care reform proposals.

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February 25, 2010 10:38 am ET filed under Fact Check

Health Care Reform Summit: The GOP "Away Team"

The GOP Summit "Away Team" will have a rocky landing at President Obama's bipartisan summit on health care reform.  These 18 members of Congress have made no secret of their staunch opposition to health care reform - no matter how much their constituents support it or how it would benefit their districts.

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February 12, 2010 11:36 am ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Ryan's "Roadmap" Mixes & Matches The Worst Policies Of Bush And McCain

On January 27, 2010, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, the ranking member on the House Budget Committee, released a "Roadmap for America's Future" budget proposal.  Despite Ryan's efforts to frame the plan as fresh and new, a quick glance shows his ideas are simply mixed and matched from the worst policies of President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain.

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February 09, 2010 6:20 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Sherrod Brown: When Republicans Have Nothing To Say, They Invoke ACORN

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January 25, 2010 9:01 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - January 24, 2010

After the game-changing Massachusetts special election and Supreme Court decision, much of the focus on this week's Sunday political talk shows was on strategic decisions for the coming year.  Regarding the future of health care reform, Senators Cornyn, McCain, and McConnell attempted to convince viewers that the Republican Party has wanted to work with the Democratic majority on health care reform - when, in fact, the GOP has actively and openly fought the process every step of the way.

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January 11, 2010 1:42 pm ET filed under Blog

McCain & Lieberman Undermine U.S. Policy While In Israel

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December 14, 2009 3:19 pm ET filed under Fact Check

60 Plus Association's "Courage" Ad Lacks The Courage To Tell The Truth

The conservative, anti-health care reform group 60 Plus is airing a new round of ads alternately attacking or thanking senators for their votes on a recent McCain amendment.  The big thinkers at 60 Plus failed to notice, however, Sen. McCain's decades of disgraceful votes that have slashed Medicare for America's seniors.

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December 05, 2009 2:52 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. McCain's Lobbyist Hypocrisy On The Senate Floor

During the December 5, 2009 Senate debate on health care reform, Arizona Republican John McCain railed against what he saw as lobbyists' role in the Democratic health care reform legislation.  McCain is suffering from a particularly acute case of convenient amnesia, however, since he has befriended, relied upon, and compensated lobbyists throughout his career.

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December 05, 2009 2:52 pm ET filed under Fact Check

McCain's Big PhRMA Lobbyists

While speaking on the Senate floor during Saturday's special health care debate, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) offered his take on PhRMA's role in the current Democratic health care reform legislation.  The distinguished senator from Arizona has forgotten, however, how much money he accepted from PhRMA during his failed bid for the presidency.

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December 03, 2009 4:18 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. McCain Continues To Mislead Americans On Medicare Changes

In a December 3, 2009 op-ed in USA Today, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) expressed his disdain for proposed changes to Medicare Advantage in the Senate health care reform bill.  However, it is obvious that Sen. McCain failed to do any thorough research on the topic before penning the piece.

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December 02, 2009 5:40 pm ET filed under Blog

Washington Independent Fact Checks Sen. McCain's Opinion Of

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December 01, 2009 3:48 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Contrary To What He Says, McCain Has Spent Most Of His Career Voting AGAINST Patient Protections

While addressing Sen. Durbin on the Senate floor on December 1, 2009, Sen. John McCain asserted his long history of defending American patients.  Unfortunately for McCain, his record proves otherwise.

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December 01, 2009 11:52 am ET filed under Fact Check

Republican Senators Have Voted To Cut $1.31 Trillion From Medicare

During Senate debate this morning, several Republican Senators took to the floor to encourage passage of the McCain amendment and to discuss their wrong interpretation of Medicare funding in the Democrats' health care reform legislation.  What is most interesting about this morning's debate is that these senators who falsely accused Democrats of cutting Medicare have themselves cut Medicare by $1.31 trillion during their collective tenure in Congress.

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November 30, 2009 6:26 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. John McCain Has Forgotten His Friendship With "Mr. Enron"

In what will, no doubt, be a recurring trend from Senate Republicans as they fight health care reform, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) decried the Senate Democrats' legislation by using faulty and fact-less rhetoric.  McCain falsely accused the Senate health care reform of using "Enron accounting" measures.  His comments are ironic, however, in light of his close, personal relationship with Phil "Mr. Enron" Gramm.

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November 14, 2009 4:12 pm ET filed under Blog

"Palling Around With Terrorists" Incident Shows Cracks In McCain-Palin Campaign

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October 28, 2009 2:22 pm ET filed under Blog

Republican Opposition To Network Neutrality At Odds With Position On Small Business

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September 11, 2009 6:23 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. McCain Forgets His Health Care Record In Petition Request

On Thursday September 10, 2009, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) emailed a petition request to his supporter list.  The letter contains several misleading statements on President Obama's efforts to reform the American health care delivery system and entirely disregards Sen. McCain's own record on health care legislation.

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August 27, 2009 3:44 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. McCain Says "Deathers" Are "Well Informed" And "Knowledgeable"

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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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August 26, 2009 10:22 am ET filed under Blog

FLASHBACK: Sen. McCain Conceded It Would Be Hypocritical For GOP To Oppose Reconciliation

In an appearance on Fox News last night, Sen. McCain said that the use of reconciliation would set a "terrible precedent" that would "blow up" the Senate.  However, in March, he admitted that Republicans had already set that precedent when they were in power.

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