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October 02, 2009 6:03 pm ET filed under Blog

RNC: President Obama "Ignored" Afghanistan To Make Bid For Olympics

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September 30, 2009 4:25 pm ET filed under Blog

RNC Tied To Website That Promoted Military Coup Against Obama

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September 29, 2009 4:25 pm ET filed under Blog

RNC Excludes Sotomayor From Video Celebrating Hispanic "Firsts"

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September 09, 2009 11:16 am ET filed under Blog

Sarah Palin Vs. Michael Steele: Medicare

As Michael Steele and the RNC attempt to convince Americans that Republicans are the party of preserving Medicare, Sarah Palin has proposed dismantling the current system and forcing seniors to purchase insurance on the private market.

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

RNC Repeats Distortions In New Health Care Ad

Today, the Republican National Committee released a new ad in support of its so-called "Seniors' Bill of Right." The ad features RNC Chairman Michael Steele repeating many of the same falsehoods he propagated in his Washington Post column last week, when the RNC first rolled out the "Seniors' Bill of Rights." As one might expect, Steele's claims are equally disingenuous one week later.

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August 27, 2009 12:20 pm ET filed under Blog

Michael Steele Claims Republicans Aren't Trying To Scare People With Sound Bites

During an NPR Morning Edition interview that aired August 27, 2009, RNC Chair Michael Steele tried to convince listeners that neither he nor the Congressional leadership have issued sound bites that are meant to scare the American public.

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August 26, 2009 12:12 pm ET filed under Fact Check

New RNC "Research" Conducts An Experiment On The Public's Tolerance For Misleading Information

On August 25, 2009, the RNC released a new "research" document titled "Obama's Experiment On...Seniors With Medicare."  In reality, the RNC is conducting an experiment on how many misleading "research" points they can slip past the American public.

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August 25, 2009 10:02 am ET filed under Blog

Steele Repeats "Death Book" Lie on Fox & Friends

In an appearance on Fox News, Michael Steele embraced the right wing's latest conspiracy theory.

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August 24, 2009 3:46 pm ET filed under Blog

Steele Attempts To Rewrite History, Says "The People Of This Country" Started Death Panel Rumor

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August 24, 2009 11:05 am ET filed under Blog

After Proclaiming "I Don't Do Policy," Steele Botches Policy In WaPo Op-Ed

Steele's misleading column is part of the Republicans' larger effort to terrify seniors into opposing reform.

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August 24, 2009 10:51 am ET filed under Fact Check

RNC Chairman Steele's Op-Ed Attempts To Distract Seniors From The Truth

On August 24, 2009, RNC Chairman Michael Steele wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post regarding seniors' health care and outlining the GOP's "Seniors Health Care Bill of Rights."  However, instead of offering real solutions or finally agreeing to cooperate with Democrats, Steele's piece spreads falsehoods and misinformation with the goal of derailing efforts to help America's senior citizens.

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August 21, 2009 11:50 am ET filed under Blog

Steele: Democrats Are Trying To "Repackage Damaged Goods"

RNC Chairman Michael Steele has pretty extensive experience in the "repackaging" business.

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August 19, 2009 11:22 am ET filed under Blog

The Republican National Committee Vs. Reality

This morning, the Republican National Committee (RNC) published a "research" document titled "Obama's Experiment On...American Families." But, in what's becoming a trend, the document was full of misinformation.

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August 12, 2009 2:25 pm ET filed under Blog

RNC Pretends To Read Rolling Stone

Much has been made of RNC chairman Michael Steele's plan to make the GOP cool again.  Part of that strategy, apparently, includes pretending to read Rolling Stone.

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August 07, 2009 4:04 pm ET filed under Blog

POLL: GOP Still Lacking Leadership

In light of another recent poll showing the GOP's lack of clear leadership, Media Matters Action Network took a look at who was perceived to be leading the Democrats when they were last in the minority.  The results are telling.

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August 06, 2009 5:24 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Michael Steele's Op-Ed Is Missing The Facts

On August 6, 2009, RNC Chairman Michael Steele wrote an op-ed on CNN.com titled "Obama's first 200 days a reckless experiment."  However, his many complaints about President Obama's time in office can be easily countered by basic facts.

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July 21, 2009 3:04 pm ET filed under Blog

Michael Steele Doesn't Know What Kind of Health Insurance He Has

Steele's confusion is further proof that he has no business being at the center of the debate over health care reform.

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July 20, 2009 1:49 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Chairman Steele Follows Instructions To A Tee

In his July 20, 2009 speech to the National Press Club, RNC Chairman Michael Steele had some interesting things to say about the ongoing effort to reform health care.  His comments were interesting because they were based, almost word for word, upon a newly released GOP health care messaging document.

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July 20, 2009 1:33 pm ET filed under Blog

Hypocrisy Watch: Michael Steele Vs. The AMA

RNC Chairman Michael Steele says the AMA only knows "what doctors are going through" when they agree with Republicans.

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June 30, 2009 10:11 am ET filed under Fact Check

RNC Chairman Steele Is Confused About The State Of Health Care In The U.S.

During a June 30, 2009 interview with Megyn Kelly on Fox News, Michael Steele falsely stated that cost is the only aspect of health care that needs reform.  He is evidently unaware of the American citizens who are denied health care coverage and who experience poor care every single day.

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June 16, 2009 4:07 pm ET filed under Fact Check

New RNC Video Misrepresents Health Care Reform

On June 15, 2009, the Republican National Committee (RNC) released a new web video titled "Government Run Health Care." After the opening segment, which fantasizes about the challenges of getting health care services from an automated answering machine, the video blatantly misrepresents President Obama's vision for health care reform.

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June 05, 2009 5:26 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Michael Steele: Wrong On Unemployment Numbers

On June 5, 2009, RNC Chairman Michael Steele cited new unemployment numbers as evidence that President Obama's stimulus package isn't working. However, job losses in May were lower than expected for the third consecutive month, which is an encouraging sign that the economy is starting to turn around.

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June 02, 2009 11:12 am ET filed under Blog

Answering Rick Santorum's Questions About Judge Sotomayor

In a new Politico column, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum asks some misleading and easily answered questions about President Obama's pick for the Supreme Court.

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June 02, 2009 10:55 am ET filed under Fact Check

Michael Steele Echos Conservatives' Double Standard On Empathy

In a June 2, 2009 op-ed in Politico, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele wrote, "'empathy' has no place in a court room, especially the Supreme Court." Yet two of the prominent conservative icons on the Supreme Court, Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, have also expressed the importance of being empathetic on the bench.

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May 29, 2009 1:43 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Michael Steele vs. Michael Steele: Judge Sotomayor

In his latest off-message outburst, RNC Chairman Michael Steele broke his own guidelines for the review of Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor.  Additionally, Steele is scrambling to criticize President Obama and Judge Sotomayor for views also held by prominent Republicans.

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May 27, 2009 5:21 pm ET filed under Blog

Steele vs. Herman

RNC New Media Director Todd Herman seems to disagree with his boss, RNC chairman Michael Steele, on how Republicans should approach the debate on the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

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May 19, 2009 1:27 pm ET filed under Blog

Steele Deluding Himself On Relevance Of GOP

In remarks prepared for a meeting of GOP party chairmen on May 19, 2009, RNC Chairman Michael Steele says: "Republicans may be the minority party at the moment, but we represent the ideas and concerns of the majority of Americans." Recent polling finds that if the GOP stands for the ideas and concerns of Americans, Americans don't know it; Republicans trail behind China in popularity polls, and less than half of youth voters feel Republicans speak to the issues they care about most.

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May 18, 2009 9:44 pm ET filed under Fact Check

More Cap-and-Trade Myths from RNC Chairman Michael Steele

On May 18, 2009, Michael Steele sent a fundraising email to the Republican National Committee list in which he continued to pedal the myth that cap-and-trade legislation will cost $3,100 per family.

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May 14, 2009 11:40 am ET filed under Fact Check

RNC Suggests Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Was Obama's "Payback" For Union Support

On May 13, 2009, the Republican National Committee (RNC) released a "research" document titled "It's 'Payback' Time," examining the Obama administration's relationship with labor organizations.  The document falsely claims that the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which addresses pay discrimination on the basis of gender, was a favor for unions.

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May 12, 2009 10:29 am ET filed under Blog

Does Michael Steele Care About Minnesotans? "Hell No"

RNC Chairman Michael Steele promised that former Sen. Norm Coleman's election challenge will "get bumped to the next level."

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