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May 19, 2009 10:12 am ET filed under Fact Check

BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina's Desperate Attempt To Deceive

In an effort to preserve the broken status quo, insurance giant BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina is preparing three television ads based on myths, half truths and downright hypocrisy.  The ads make it clear that the company is more concerned with protecting their stranglehold on American patients than earnestly improving the country's health care system.  The accusations lead one to ask: If BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina is so sure a public health care option would be a disaster, why are they so afraid to compete with it?

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May 13, 2009 6:24 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. McHenry: Republicans Need Twitter And Facebook, Not Better Ideas

In the Heritage Foundation's weekly Conservative Bloggers Briefing, Rep. McHenry said the GOP needs to make better use of technology, but the principles of 1976 are still "solid."

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May 13, 2009 5:21 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. McHenry Has No Idea What The Public Thinks About Global Warming

On May 12, 2009, during the Heritage Foundation's weekly Conservative Bloggers Briefing, Rep. Pat McHenry (R-NC) claimed the American people think global warming is "a bunch of bull." But recent polling shows that the American people overwhelmingly believe that global warming is real.

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May 01, 2009 10:27 am ET filed under Fact Check

In Their Own Words: The Majority's Prerogative

In 2005, many Republican Senators went so far as to claim the filibuster of judicial nominees was unconstitutional. Now four years later, with President Obama's first Supreme Court appointment looming, will they remain consistent in their position or commit one of the most blatant acts of hypocrisy in the 220-year history of the United States Senate?

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April 29, 2009 2:10 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Foxx Called Matthew Shepard Hate Crime "A Hoax"

On April 29, 2009, in a speech on the House floor, Rep. Virginia Foxx claimed that Matthew Shepard's death was merely the result of a robbery gone bad. While his killers Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson did rob him, they also admitted they knew his sexual orientation and even pretended they were gay to lure him away from the bar he was in at the time. The most striking feature of her comments, however, is that during the course of a normal robbery, the victim is not beaten, tied to a post and left for dead.

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