Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - December 18, 2011

December 19, 2011 9:24 am ET

This week on the Sunday political talk shows, topics of discussion ranged far and wide. On Fox News Sunday, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney advocated for block granting Medicaid despite the harm that would do to those who rely on the program. On This Week, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) distorted the content of a CBO report on income inequality. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), appearing on Meet the Press, shared several false claims: that employers are concerned about "uncertainty," and that the Keystone pipeline would create 20,000 jobs. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), also on Meet the Press, did the same, falsely asserting that there's no evidence the payroll tax holiday created jobs and that Iran has threatened the U.S. and Israel with nuclear weapons.

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Has Rep. Ryan Changed His Mind About The Affordable Care Act?

December 15, 2011 4:12 pm ET

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AP: Affordable Care Act Adds 2.5 Million Young Adults To Ranks Of Insured

December 14, 2011 10:31 am ET

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Rep. Paul Ryan Lies In Email Urging People To Vote For Lie Of The Year

December 08, 2011 3:06 pm ET

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Floridians Benefiting From Affordable Care Act Despite Their Governor's Best Efforts

November 28, 2011 12:15 pm ET

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AP: The Affordable Care Act Shrinks The "Doughnut Hole" By 40 Percent

November 28, 2011 11:01 am ET

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Gingrich Organization Supported Health Care Mandate This Morning

November 17, 2011 3:41 pm ET

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GOP Senators Revive Malicious Distortion Of CBO's Health Care Calculations

November 16, 2011 2:15 pm ET

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U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Uses Old Health Care And Tax Lies To Attack Sen. Tester

November 16, 2011 12:50 pm ET

One new ad from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce attacks Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) in particularly uncreative fashion. The ad accuses Tester of giving families reason to fear higher energy taxes, basing the claim on two votes from 2007 and 2008 on comprehensive climate change bills. The only vote from this year is Tester's opposition to billions in tax giveaways to oil companies that have made nearly a trillion dollars in profit in the past decade, but which still receive government tax breaks. The ad also trots out the old falsehoods about "Obamacare," including PolitiFact's 2010 "Lie of the Year." The Chamber appears more interested in defeating Senator Tester than in telling Montanans the truth.

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Sen. Coburn Tries To Undermine The Social Safety Net Under The Guise Of Fairness

November 16, 2011 10:26 am ET

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