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May 26, 2011 9:37 am ET filed under Fact Check

Slew Of House Republicans Falsely Claim President Obama Called For Israel To Return To "1967 Borders"

Since his speech on the Middle East last Thursday, President Obama's opponents have falsely attacked him for calling on Israel to return to its "1967 borders." In reality, Obama repeated the ordinary belief that an eventual Israeli-Palestinian peace deal should result in two states with secure borders "based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps," which will allow Israel to retain large settlements in the West Bank. Addressing the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the president explained very clearly that his original statement meant that the final border negotiated between the parties "will be different than the one that existed on June 4, 1967." However, that hasn't stopped many House Republicans from perpetuating a smear against Obama for something he never actually said.

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May 20, 2011 1:49 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor's Convenient Justification For Gutting Medicare

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May 05, 2011 2:40 pm ET filed under Blog

More Republicans Shy Away From GOP Medicare Plan

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May 05, 2011 11:33 am ET filed under Blog

GOP Struggling To Deal With Backlash Against Medicare Overhaul

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May 04, 2011 3:00 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Roe Ignores Rationing By Private Insurance Companies, Complains About Fertility Coverage

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May 04, 2011 11:18 am ET filed under Blog

Which Corporate Donor Will Judiciary Committee Republicans Back At Net Neutrality Hearing?

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May 03, 2011 2:39 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor Insists Republicans Are "Very United" On Medicare Scheme

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May 02, 2011 10:25 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - May 1, 2011

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May 02, 2011 10:03 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - May 1, 2011

Hours before President Obama announced U.S. Special Forces had killed Osama bin Laden, more pedestrian and partisan news ruled the Sunday morning airwaves. On Fox, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) falsely blamed $4 trillion of debt on President Obama and then incorrectly claimed that failing to raise the debt ceiling wouldn't be a big deal. On ABC, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) tried to defend his budget by claiming people don't like it because there is "misinformation" swirling around and not because it dismantles the social safety net. Elsewhere on Sunday, Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) and Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) each claimed that the U.S. needs a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, an idea rejected by experts on both sides of the aisle. And on NBC, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) dishonestly claimed that the Ryan Budget would increase funding to Medicare, while criticizing the Affordable Care Act for cutting Medicare, a claim which is also untrue.

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April 27, 2011 11:32 am ET filed under Video

Rep. Cantor Criticizes Obama For Rebutting Birther Conspiracy Theories

From the April 27, 2011, episode of America's Newsroom on Fox News:

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April 27, 2011 11:18 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor Criticizes Obama For Rebutting Birther Conspiracy Theories

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April 25, 2011 1:34 pm ET filed under Blog

No Surprise: The Supreme Court Denies Fast-Track Of Virginia Health Care Lawsuit

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April 18, 2011 11:41 am ET filed under Blog

Ignoring Progressive Caucus, GOP Leadership Presents False Choice On Debt Reduction

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April 14, 2011 6:17 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor Clinging To Absurd Notion That GOP Majority Is Responsible For Job Growth

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April 14, 2011 1:03 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. McDonnell Brushes Off Suffering Of The Middle Class And Poor: "That's The American Dream"

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April 14, 2011 10:34 am ET filed under Blog

FLASHBACK: In Fall 2010, Rep. Cantor Admitted Tax Cuts "Dig The Hole Deeper"

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April 13, 2011 1:21 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor Invokes 9/11 To Avoid Explaining Terrible Economic Growth After Bush Tax Cuts

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April 12, 2011 1:58 pm ET filed under Blog

Jobs Or Deficits? Rep. Cantor Tries To Have It Both Ways With Attack On Obama

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April 11, 2011 3:47 pm ET filed under Blog

Step One Of Rep. Randy Forbes' Jobs Plan: Develop A Plan

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April 11, 2011 1:38 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor Complains About "Inappropriate" Criticism Of GOP Attempt To Restrict Women's Health Care

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April 11, 2011 10:27 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - April 10, 2011

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April 11, 2011 10:13 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - April 10, 2011

With a government shutdown narrowly averted this weekend, the Sunday shows focused naturally on spending issues. On CBS, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) made the absurd assertion that government spending caused the recession (and not rampant fraud on Wall Street), and falsely claimed that a balanced budget amendment would help our fiscal situation. On Fox, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) repeated a favorite GOP lie about entitlement programs — that they "are not gonna be there for me when I retire" unless voters allow conservatives to rip holes in the safety net. And on NBC, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) misled viewers about his budget proposal that would undo safety net programs like Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps while cutting taxes for the richest Americans and protecting special interest tax loopholes for Big Oil. Meanwhile on ABC, Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) seemed to have forgotten that he voted in February to eliminate all Title X funding for family planning services.

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April 07, 2011 1:09 pm ET filed under Blog

Virginia Bill Bars Abortion Coverage In Health Care Exchanges

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April 05, 2011 11:30 am ET filed under Blog

House GOP Applauds Government Shutdown

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March 30, 2011 4:56 pm ET filed under Blog

House Republicans Get Silly On Shutdown Blame Game

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March 10, 2011 3:06 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor Announces Latest Gimmick, An "Interactive Forum On Job Creation"

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March 01, 2011 2:09 pm ET filed under Blog

AG Cuccinelli Claims President Obama Is "Backing Down" From The Affordable Care Act

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February 22, 2011 1:09 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor Calls On Democrats To Back Off "Threat" Of Government Shutdown

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February 07, 2011 10:01 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - February 6, 2011

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February 07, 2011 9:12 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - February 6, 2011

Nearly all the major Sunday morning political shows dedicated their airtime to the ongoing mass protests in Egypt, save for Fox News Sunday. The network, apparently worried that Americans might forget it was Super Bowl Sunday, dedicated the entire hour of its flagship news program to host Chris Wallace yukking it up with Terry Bradshaw, Joe Buck, Roger Goodell, Lynn Swan, and other newsworthy NFL personalities. So it was not until afternoon that Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) appeared on Fox News to flat-out lie about the recent right-wing attempt to smear Planned Parenthood. Cuccinelli's claim that Planned Parenthood is "happily willing to aid and abet" the "sex trafficking of minors" is utterly false; weeks before these heavily-edited videos surfaced, the organization actually contacted the FBI about the conservative pranksters who told clinic staffers they were running a child sex ring.

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