August 5, 2012
Olympic-sized taxes

Politifraud did it again this week. Americans for Tax Reform came out with a press release linked to the Olympic fever pointing out that for those athletes that find themselves in to top tax bracket this year, each gold medal will cost them up to $9,000 in taxes. Note the “up to” and “top tax […]

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July 12, 2012
Politifraud does it again

The hits just keep on coming. First, somebody at Politifact just learned a new word after reading Mark Twain’s autobiography. In his 1906 autobiography Mark Twain wrote "figures often beguile me" in describing their persuasive ability to mislead. John Robitaille, a 2010 Republican candidate for governor in Rhode Island, cited a beguiling statistic when he […]

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June 14, 2012
What if…

Over at Sublime Bloviations, they've taken Politifact to the woodshed once again over a “Half-True” claim by President Obama that “Romney outsourced call center jobs to India.” I’ll summarize the situation for you. Back in 2004, when Romney was governor of Massachusetts, the legislature sent him a bill that contained a provision banning state contractors […]

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June 12, 2012
Advice for journalists

I received an email Tuesday afternoon from Politifact reporter Molly Moorhead. I’m not going to share it with you. What I am going to do is write some things that aforementioned letter inspired. Yes, I’d make an excellent editor. I’m not your editor. My goal isn’t to make your reporting better—it’s to hold you accountable […]

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June 11, 2012
GOP Pledge-O-Meter: Promise Kept

In 2009, Judicial Watch made a big splash when they revealed that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had been using military aircraft to travel to and from her home district in California to the tune of millions of taxpayer dollars. The spendthrift nature of the Democrat-controlled Congress was a key election issue in 2010 and Speaker […]

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May 25, 2012
Politifraud continues

It wasn't just Politifraud's "fact"-check of that Crossroads GPS ad that drew my ire this week as I looked at their latest analyses. It was also this whopper that purported to show that the same president who's presided over the addition of $5 trillion to the national debt in less than five years—and would've spent […]

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May 23, 2012
Dishonest hacks

The self-appointed “fact”-checkers at Politifraud are at it again. This time they’re going after a Crossroads GPS ad that makes a point that I’ve been making for years; President Obama’s promise that “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan.” It was a lie. Anyone with half […]

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April 4, 2012
Politifraud, again

The Fraud-O-Meter weighed in today on comments made yesterday by his fraudulency, President Barack Obama, regarding Ronald Reagan. Obama’s statement that Ronald Reagan “understood repeatedly that when the deficit started to get out of control, that for him to make a deal he would have to propose both spending cuts and tax increases.” Politifraud rates […]

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March 27, 2012
Also known as “Promise Kept”

Politifraud, the self-appointed arbiter of “truth” has graded House Speaker John Boehner’s promise that he would fly commercial, unlike his predecessor, Democrat Nancy Pelosi who famously acted as though the U.S. Air Force was her own private airline. The grade from Politifact: “In the works.” Here’s their research: His spokesman, Michael Steel, told The Hill […]

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February 13, 2012
Jack Lew’s Lies

Sunday morning White House chief of staff Jack Lew appeared on all 5 Sunday morning newscasts—ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN—and on two of them he made similar false claims. CNN’s State of the Union: Liar, liar CROWLEY: And I know -- I want to talk about the tax hike in a second, but I want […]

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“Assault weapon” and “hate speech” are similar in that both don’t mean anything specific and the term exists mainly to try to limit rights.

“I don’t want to ban guns, just ill-defined assault weapons.”

“I don’t want to ban speech, just ill-defined hate speech.”

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