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Rand Paul repeats baseless vaccine claims, back-peddles

SciCheck: Sen. Rand Paul gave false and misleading statements about vaccine safety in two separate interviews, including a claim that “many” children have developed “profound mental disorders” after vaccinations.... Read more»

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Video: Factchecking immigration claims

This FlackCheck.org video highlights misleading claims about immigration from both Democrats and Republicans.... Read more»


The great Obamacare premium debate continues

Rep. Michele Bachmann wrongly claims that we’re seeing “huge increases” in employer-sponsored plans, while President Obama touts historically low health care inflation, which experts say is mainly due to the slow economy, not the health care law.... Read more»

GOP fears about IRS’ access to medical records disputed

Listening to recent statements from some congressional Republicans, you might think that the 2010 health law allows the Internal Revenue Service to have access to your medical records.... Read more»

Think again

More Tea Party fiction

The number of Americans who call themselves members of the Tea Party is down to just 8 percent, a decline that's is entirely predictable in hindsight, considering just how much nonsense one had to believe in order to take seriously the absurdities that Tea Party leaders spouted.... Read more»1

Franks defends request for probe of Muslim infiltration of gov't

U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, this week defended his call for an investigation into the influence of Muslim groups on government organizations, even as the proposal came under more fire.... Read more»

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The conservative war on knowledge

As evidenced by the global warming “debate,” Tea Party-style conservatives have a problem with reality.... Read more»


Romney's 'gross' exaggeration on 'Obamacare'

Mitt Romney claims government will "constitute … almost 50 percent" of the U.S. economy when the new federal health care law takes full effect. That's nonsense.... Read more»

Perry assessing campaign after Iowa loss

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is going home for some "prayer and reflection" to decide whether to continue his presidential quest after a dismal fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses on Tuesday.... Read more»

Romney edges out Santorum by 8 votes in Iowa

Mitt Romney won the Iowa caucuses on Wednesday morning, beating underdog candidate Rick Santorum by only eight votes.... Read more»

Bachmann advisor flees to Paul camp

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann received a big blow to her GOP presidential campaign when her top Iowa advisor announced Wednesday night that he would ditch her for Ron Paul of Texas.... Read more»


More baloney at latest Republican debate

False and misleading claims were flying again at the latest Republican presidential candidates' debate in Iowa. (with video of full debate)... Read more»3

Cain reassessing bid for presidential nomination

Herman Cain told senior members of his campaign staff Tuesday that he was reassessing whether he should continue his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.... Read more»


GOP debate: Pre-Thanksgiving Leftovers

The latest GOP debate was thin on memorable moments or major factual bloopers, but we do have some leftover claims to dispute before we shut down for the Thanksgiving holiday. ... Read more»1

Poll: Gingrich edges out Romney among registered Republicans

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich edged out former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney among registered Republicans questioned in the latest USA Today/Gallup poll released Monday, according to the Los Angeles Times.... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

The Republican ticket that Democrats want

Do you think Democrats are behind the recent Republican scandals? Think again. ... Read more»1

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