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December 03, 2009 2:02 pm ET filed under Blog

"Party Of No" Says "Yes" To Nuclear Waste

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November 20, 2009 3:41 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Pence: 9/11 Trials "The Most Naïve And Dangerous" Decision Ever

According to Rep. Mike Pence, "This administration's decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and his cohorts, in our civilian criminal courts is the most naïve and dangerous decision I have ever witnessed the United States government make."

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October 28, 2009 12:56 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP Leaders Hype Op-Ed Calling On Them To Produce A Bill

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October 22, 2009 2:40 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Pence Defends Limbaugh And Beck

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September 30, 2009 2:07 pm ET filed under Blog

Will The Republican Leadership Hypocritically Support A Grayson Resolution?

House Republicans set a standard when they opposed on principle a resolution condemning Rep. Joe "You Lie" Wilson.  Rep. Tom Price's new resolution demanding an apology from Rep. Alan Grayson clearly violates that standard.  Will the GOP leadership maintain their principled stance?

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September 29, 2009 3:20 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Pence Is Wrong On Honduras

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September 16, 2009 11:59 am ET filed under Fact Check

Republicans Brazenly Misrepresent Cap-And-Trade Cost Numbers

On September 16, 2009, Republicans opposed to clean energy legislation circulated a blog post flaunting a Freedom of Information Act request by the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute.  The documents include a cost-estimate of an out-dated, abandoned cap-and-trade plan that immediately auctioned 100% of carbon allowances.  The American Clean Energy and Security Act does not do this.  In order to contain costs, the bill initially awards allowances for free, rendering CEI's revelation meaningless.

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September 15, 2009 2:52 pm ET filed under Blog

House GOP Conference Promotes Column Calling Health Care Crisis A "Dubious Claim"

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August 12, 2009 5:00 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Pence Denies Opposing Government-Run Health Care: I Said "Government Takeover"

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August 10, 2009 12:46 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Pence Claims Democrats Voted Down An Amendment That Passed

On August 10, 2009, Rep. Mike Pence was interviewed on WANE-TV in Fort Wayne, IN about health insurance reform.  During the interview, Pence claimed that Senate Democrats had voted down an amendment requiring members of Congress to enroll in the public plan if it's part of the eventual reform bill.  But that's blatantly false; the amendment passed.

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July 23, 2009 6:27 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Pence: I Object To 3% - Therefore Planned Parenthood Should Lose 100% Of Its Funding

In a post on Townhall on July 23, 2009, Rep. Mike Pence argued that Planned Parenthood should be stripped of the federal funding it uses to provide STI testing, cancer screening, and adoption services.

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July 20, 2009 3:02 pm ET filed under Blog

House GOP Conference Promotes Rep. Tiahrt's Inflammatory Remarks

The House Republican Conference is promoting a floor speech by Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-KS) in which he asked Americans to imagine the hypothetical abortion of our president.

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July 14, 2009 5:33 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Pence Relies On Misleading Talking Points From Health Insurance Industry-Funded Pollster

On July 14, 2009, House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence issued a statement regarding health care reform.  Unfortunately, Rep. Pence simply regurgitated misleading talking points written by health insurance-industry funded pollster Frank Luntz.

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

AGAIN, Rep. Pence Falsely Claimed The American Clean Energy And Security Act Would Cause Job Losses

For the second time today, while speaking on the House floor, Rep. Mike Pence falsely stated the American Clean Energy and Security Act would "cost millions of American jobs." In reality, this legislation would create 1.7 million American jobs, reduce harmful emissions and help America become more energy independent - all for the price of a postage stamp per day.

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June 26, 2009 10:31 am ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Pence Falsely Claimed The American Clean Energy And Security Act Would Cause Job Losses

While speaking on the House floor on June 26, 2009, Rep. Mike Pence falsely stated the American Clean Energy and Security Act would "cost millions of American jobs." In reality, this legislation would create 1.7 million American jobs, reduce harmful emissions and help America become more energy independent - all for the price of a postage stamp per day.

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June 25, 2009 2:10 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Mike Pence Disputes Reality

On June 25, 2009, in a speech on the House floor, Rep. Mike Pence claimed there was "no" dispute "the Democrat [sic] cap and trade bill will raise the cost of energy to every household in America, every small business, every family farm, and it will cost millions of American jobs." However, Pence has a dispute with the facts.

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June 25, 2009 10:00 am ET filed under Fact Check

Top Republicans Have Close Ties To Big Oil & Utility Companies

As the vote on the American Clean Energy and Security Act draws near, Republicans in the House are sure to fight it tooth and nail.  However, examining their close ties to the oil, gas and electric utility industries raises the question: "Whose side are they on?"

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June 23, 2009 5:27 pm ET filed under Blog

The Right Wing Is Wrong About 'Hot Dog Diplomacy'

Last week, congressional Republicans and their conservative allies persistently attacked President Obama for not speaking out more aggressively against the Iranian government.  Now, it seems a new right-wing meme is emerging.

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June 22, 2009 12:14 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Pence Distorts Obama's Position On Iran

In a Redstate blog post on June 22, 2009, Rep. Mike Pence made a number of false assertions regarding President Obama's reaction to the turmoil in Iran.

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June 18, 2009 4:27 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Pence:  A Lot Of Wrong In Just A Few Words

On June 18, 2009, Rep. Mike Pence penned a piece - titled "Freedom Can't Be Rationed" - that appeared in the American Spectator.  In addition to using the same old Luntz language, Rep. Pence is just flat out wrong on many points.

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June 12, 2009 4:45 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Pence's False Radio Address

In the Republican Radio Address set to air on Saturday, June 13, 2009, Rep. Mike Pence repeats false statistics and touts a Republican energy plan based on the failed policies of President Bush.

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June 10, 2009 9:50 am ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Pence Repeats False Cap-And-Trade Cost Estimate

On June 9, 2009, Indiana Rep. Mike Pence appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to discuss the Republican alternative to the American Clean Energy and Security Act. During the interview, Rep. Pence repeated the false claim that the Democrats' cap-and-trade plan could raise energy costs by "some $3,000 per year per household."

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June 09, 2009 4:39 pm ET filed under Fact Check

The GOP's Misguided Attacks On The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act

Unable to escape the partisanship of Washington, DC, Congressional Republicans are out of touch with Americans who are witnessing the success of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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June 03, 2009 4:26 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Pence: Do As I Say, Not As I Do

On June 3, 2009, House Republican Conference Chair Mike Pence criticized Congressional Democrats for including non-troop items in a war funding bill.  Rep. Pence must have a short memory, because in 2007, he voted for a Bush war funding bill that included $17 billion in the non-troop items he now loathes.

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May 27, 2009 11:27 am ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Pence Takes Energy Legislation Myths On A Cross-Country Tour

On May 27, 2009, Rep. Mike Pence issued a press release including his prepared remarks for an American Energy Solutions Group Energy Summit to be held in Indiana. It would seem Rep. Pence is taking his prepared misinformation on a cross-country tour.

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May 26, 2009 11:37 am ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Pence Repeats Disproven Myths About American Clean Energy And Security Act

On May 26, 2009, Rep. Mike Pence issued a press release including his prepared remarks for an American Energy Solutions Group Energy Summit to be held in Pennsylvania. "Prepared remarks," in this case, means, "prepared repetition of misleading, already disproven statements on the upcoming energy bill."

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May 18, 2009 10:44 am ET filed under Blog

A For Effort, C For Work Completed

Recently, Rep. Mike Pence has made a point of speaking out for our troops. On May 14, 2009, he took to the House floor and rose to support "the military funding in H.R. 2356, the FY 2009 War Supplemental Appropriations Bill. It will provide nearly $85 billion to support our men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, those who every day make the sacrifices necessary to ensure our freedom and that of our posterity." Those are beautiful words, but Rep. Pence's actions aren't in keeping with his rhetoric.

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May 14, 2009 9:36 am ET filed under Blog

GOP Tries Out Luntz's Talking Points...On President Obama

Do House Republicans really think President Obama will fall for Frank Luntz's dirty tricks?

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May 12, 2009 4:23 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Pence: Frank Luntz's Puppet

On May 12, 2009, House Republican Conference Chair Mike Pence issued a press release strictly obeying the rules set forth by GOP wordsmith Dr. Frank Luntz.

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May 11, 2009 7:28 pm ET filed under Blog

Hate Crimes: The Same Three Arguments They Always Make, And The One Thing They Never Say

A particularly contentious bill has passed the House and makes its way towards the Senate, gathering steam and vitriol from conservatives as it goes: the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, known among laymen as Hate Crimes, or "The Matthew Shepard Bill."  For a bill so simple, so straightforward, and so carefully worded, it generates a truly astonishing amount of crazed opposition - and a lot of repetition.  Below are the same three unsupportable arguments conservatives always make against the Hate Crimes bill - and the one thing they never talk about.

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