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October 05, 2009 11:33 am ET filed under Blog

Republican Leaders Tell Steele To Mind His Business

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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 02, 2009 12:23 pm ET filed under Blog

Florida GOP Chairman: "Pied Piper Obama" Wants To "Indoctrinate America's Children"

According to the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, President Obama's address on education next week is really an attempt to "indoctrinate America's children to his socialist agenda."

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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 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 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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June 24, 2009 11:00 am ET filed under Fact Check

RNC Ad Is Straight Out Of Luntz's Playbook

On June 23, 2009, the Republican National Committee released an ad regarding the President's plan for health care reform.  Rather than substantively contributing to the debate, the RNC's "Bipartisan" ad rehashes talking points created by insurance industry-funded pollster Frank Luntz.

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June 22, 2009 3:00 pm ET filed under Fact Check

RNC's "Lights Out" Video Is Based On Falsehoods

In a new web ad titled "Lights Out," the Republican National Committee falsely claims the cap-and-trade provisions of the American Clean Energy and Security Act will make energy unaffordable.

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June 05, 2009 1:55 pm ET filed under Blog

Chair of George W. Bush Campaign Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison For Corruption

Mary B. McCarty, a 2000 Chair of George Bush's Presidential campaign, who allowed "two dozen Republican operatives" to "turn her commission office into a makeshift war room and watch the 2000 manual recount on closed-circuit television," was sentenced to 42 months in prison today for corruption.

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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 21, 2009 5:05 pm ET filed under Blog

RNC Shoots Pelosi In Bloody Web Ad

An offensive web ad produced by the Republican National Committee features Speaker Pelosi looking down the barrel of a gun.  As the viewers hear a gunshot, blood drips down the screen.

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May 21, 2009 10:37 am ET filed under Fact Check

RNC Hits Obama For Criticizing Slavery

On May 21, 2009, the RNC tweeted an out of context quote from Barack Obama regarding a flaw in the constitution. The "fundamental flaw" Barack Obama was referring to was slavery.

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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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