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Four millionaires among Az’s congressional delegation

At least four members of Arizona’s congressional delegation had estimated wealth of more than $1 million in 2010.... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

Hey Mitt, I’ll see your China debt and raise you an F-35 program

The path to paying down our national debt runs through the Pentagon: In the first presidential debate, Mitt Romney said he’d judge every government program by whether it was “so critical it's worth borrowing money from China to pay for it.”... Read more»3

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Life is good for the Kochs

Charles Koch justifies his puny tax rate with the argument that government spending often "does more harm than good," and adds, "my business and non-profit investments are much more beneficial to societal well-being than sending more money to Washington."... Read more»3

Trump's history of lawsuits could damage bid for White House

Trump's heavy use of courts against critics or those he’s trying to gain a financial edge against could create image and political headaches for him if he chooses to run for the GOP nomination.... Read more»

Let the distortions begin: Election 2012 sneak preview

It has been seven weeks now since the midterms, but that doesn't mean there's no campaigning going on. Republican presidential aspirants are off and running, jockeying for exposure. We've been keeping track, and have noticed some twisting of the truth – already!... Read more»

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Fox News propaganda heats up

Another day, and another piece of incontrovertible evidence that the folks at Fox News are exclusively in the business of pushing propaganda, rather than reporting “news.” On health care and climate change, the channel chooses sides as it chooses its words.... Read more»

Factcheck: Are federal workers overpaid?

Republican leaders claim federal workers are overpaid, saying the average federal worker is paid twice as much as those in the private sector. The federal Office of Personnel Management says on average they are paid 24 percent less. Neither side is right.... Read more»

Correcting myths about federal pay

More than half of Americans mistakenly believe that federal workers are overpaid, and a third also wrongly think they are underqualified, according to a recent Washington Post poll. The truth is federal workers earn 22 percent less than their counterparts in the private sector.... Read more»

Factcheck: Hayworth's misleading attack on McCain immigration bill

Hayworth attacks the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 for potentially costing U.S. taxpayers $2.6 trillion and "rewarding illegal aliens with Social Security and Medicare benefits." The first claim is misleading, and the second is wrong.... Read more»

Does immigration cost jobs?

Do immigrants take American jobs? It’s a common refrain among those who want to tighten limits on legal immigration. But most economists say there’s little to support the claim.... Read more»

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