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The fourth Republican presidential debate featured fewer candidates, but no shortage of factual missteps. Read more»

The Republican presidential candidates who failed to make the cut for the Aug. 6 prime-time debate repeated a number of past false and misleading claims, while adding some new ones that we hadn’t heard before. Read more»

Several Republican presidential candidates made false and exaggerated claims at a candidate forum in New Hampshire on Aug. 3. Read more»

A parade of potential Republican presidential candidates took turns at delivering speeches and answering questions at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference that started on Feb. 26. Along the way there were some distortions of facts. Read more»

The air traffic control tower at Phoenix's Sky Harbor.

A number of Republicans are using misleading numbers when they say the Federal Aviation Administration should cut consultants and travel before resorting to furloughs that are causing airport delays. Read more»

Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana has just added his name to the ranks of governors who have proposed eliminating their state's income tax. If Arizona is going to compete with states like Texas or Louisiana – both of which have geographic advantages that Arizona simply does not have – we are going to have to be better than they are at the tax competition game. Read more»

Smart v. Stupid: The Republican Party is re-branding. Will voters forget the old, white, boys club that it is today? The current party cannot survive in a multicultural America where a whites-only election strategy can no longer win national elections. Read more»

Sen.-elect Rand Paul (R-KY), above on election night, believes the government should intervene when it comes to pregnant women—forcing them to continue their pregnancy, even in cases of incest or rape. In fact, by the latest count, the midterm elections brought 44 more antiabortion votes to the House and six more votes to Senate.

Now that the midterm elections are over and a sizable number of conservatives have won office based on promises to shrink the government, you might think that economic issues have trumped social-cultural issues in the public mind. Not so fast. Read more»

Abortion opponents worry that vague language used in the new health care reform bill could lead to the coverage of elective abortions in new high risk insurance pools and say that may already be starting in New Mexico and Pennsylvania. Read more»