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April 25, 2011 9:32 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - April 24, 2011

On Easter Sunday, two Republicans expressed the same dangerous, sweet-sounding idea about the debt limit. According to Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), we needn't worry about raising the limit because the Treasury can still make interest payments without borrowing further. That may be music to voters' ears, but economists say that such a move would undermine the recovery and wipe out investor confidence in the U.S., causing the economy to spiral downward. Coburn went on to falsely claim that the president has not included entitlement reform in his debt-reduction plans. Elsewhere on Sunday, would-be 2012 candidate Rick Santorum (R-PA) told Fox that the GOP's Medicare plan is "identical" to the Affordable Care Act and wouldn't cost seniors anything extra, while Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AL) told CBS that the plan does not replace traditional Medicare with a voucher system. None of these claims is true.

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April 06, 2011 5:22 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn Says House Republicans Should Drop Contentious Riders

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February 28, 2011 11:14 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cole: GOP Will Suffer From "Browner" Electorate In 2012

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January 31, 2011 2:49 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn, M.D. Mocks Breastfeeding And Obesity

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January 18, 2011 10:08 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - January 16, 2011

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January 18, 2011 10:06 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - January 16, 2011

With the multiple murders in Tucson still casting a long shadow over the political landscape, much of the Sunday talk shows were given over to discussions of gun control policy and political rhetoric. On NBC, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) pointed out that the Tucson shooter would not have been able to get a gun if he had been "taken under [psychiatric] care." Indeed, that is what the law says — but in reality, weak cooperation between states and the FBI on mental health records means the database used by gun sellers includes just half the mental health information it should. Despite the focus on political violence, Coburn was also asked about health care reform, and he falsely claimed that the Affordable Care Act eschews "market forces" in favor of a 'takeover' of health care. Meanwhile, on Fox News, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) claimed a voucher system would do a better job of expanding access to insurance than the Affordable Care Act. Pawlenty and Coburn each said the landmark bill will not drive down insurance costs, but they are wrong.

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January 06, 2011 5:07 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn Selectively Touts CBO Report On Repeal, Mocks Deficit Estimate

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December 22, 2010 11:33 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Peter King Urges Senate GOP To Lift Blockade On 9/11 Health Bill: 'People Are Dying'

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December 21, 2010 11:29 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn Promises To Obstruct 9/11 First Responders Bill

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December 09, 2010 12:25 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn Decides Dems Should Figure Out How To Pay For GOP Tax Cuts

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December 07, 2010 11:51 am ET filed under Blog

Top Conservatives Turned Off By Tax Deal's Inclusion Of Unemployment Benefits

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November 23, 2010 4:28 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. Coburn's Op-Ed Misleads On Content Of Food Safety Bill

In an op-ed published in USA Today, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) suggests "leverag[ing] the free market" as an alternative to the food safety bill pending in the Senate. Coburn uses ridiculous logic to argue that the bill, which would empower the Food and Drug Administration to prevent future outbreaks of food-borne illness and strengthen inspection of imported food, will double down on ineffective bureaucracy that stifles food safety. In the process, Coburn minimizes legitimate concerns over food safety, misrepresents a report from the Government Accountability Office, and ignores provisions of the bill that address the very problems that Coburn claims the bill fails to take on. 

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November 23, 2010 3:05 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn: Weak Regulation Is Proof That We Need No Regulation

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November 15, 2010 6:01 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Inhofe: The President Doesn't Care About Our Security

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November 12, 2010 3:38 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Inhofe: Proposed Earmark Ban "Trashes The Constitution"

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November 10, 2010 5:09 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Inhofe: Liberals "Brainwashed" Public Into Opposing Earmarks

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September 30, 2010 5:13 pm ET filed under Video

Sen. Coburn Objects To Bill Aimed At Protecting Sharks

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September 29, 2010 4:09 pm ET filed under Blog

More Obstruction From GOP: Sen. Coburn Objects To Shark Protection Bill

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July 02, 2010 1:44 pm ET filed under Blog

The Real Hoax Was Climategate

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June 10, 2010 6:34 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. Coburn's Bogus Attacks On Sotomayor, Kagan And International Law

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May 17, 2010 11:30 am ET filed under Fact Check

Oklahoma Lawmaker Seeking To Pass Immigration Bill Tougher Than AZ's SB 1070

With all the fervor over the anti-immigrant and anti-Latino legislation in Arizona, not nearly enough attention is being paid to the happenings in Oklahoma.  Republican state Representative Randy Terrill has been introducing legislation for years that is intended to "roll down the welcome mat for illegals."

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March 24, 2010 2:33 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn's Own Health Care Bill Doesn't Include Viagra Provision

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March 24, 2010 1:26 pm ET filed under Blog

Republican Reconciliation Games Exposed

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March 18, 2010 11:41 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn Says Democrats "Concocted" A Procedure To Pass The Cornhusker Kickback

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March 17, 2010 2:54 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. Inhofe Gets It Wrong On "Jackasses," "Global Warming Alarmism"

During a Senate Floor speech on March 15, 2010, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) embarked on a long, meandering journey smearing Al Gore, climate scientists, and clean energy. In particular, Inhofe criticized the "created science" showing "anthropogenic jackasses" (he meant to say "gases") cause global warming. Yet contrary to Inhofe's claims, the science shows the last decade was the warmest on record.

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March 15, 2010 4:38 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Inhofe Blasts House Republicans For Earmark "Moratorium"

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March 12, 2010 7:20 pm ET filed under Video

Sen. Inhofe: Liddy An "Authority" On Gitmo Because He Was In Prison

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March 12, 2010 7:18 pm ET filed under Video

Sen. Inhofe Reprises Debunked "$3,100" Cost Estimate For Clean Energy Bill

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March 12, 2010 3:40 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Inhofe: Liddy An "Authority" On Gitmo Because He Was In Prison

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March 12, 2010 2:55 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. Inhofe Reprises False "$3,100" Cost Estimate For Clean Energy Bill

During a March 12, 2010 appearance on G. Gordon Liddy's radio show, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) reprised the early-2009 talking point that clean energy legislation would cost families $3,100 per year. In reality, investing in clean energy would boost America's economy by $111 billion and create up to 1.9 million jobs.

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