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Paul Ryan blames Obama for GM plant closed in 2008 under Bush

August 17, 2012 GM stopped production at its Janesville, Wisconsin production facility in 2008, when George W. Bush was still president, but according to Paul Ryan the person to blame is President Obama. As you can see in the video at the top of the post, Ryan told a crowd in North Canton, Ohio yesterday that the president's energy policies had led to the factory's closure in 2009. Ryan delivered the attack ...

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In 2010, Paul Ryan denied making appeals for stimulus funds

Not the first, and probably not the last, time the Republican vice-presidential candidate has been caught lying. Which makes him the perfect running mate for Mitt Romney. After seeking millions of dollars from a federal stimulus program he opposed, Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan repeatedly denied lobbying the Obama administration for home state aid -- first on a Boston radio station i ...

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Christian Right Historian David Barton in Freefall Over ‘Jefferson Lies’

It seems that the right's favorite historian, a man who has long provided "intellectual" cover for its effort to remake American history, has finally been exposed as the fraud. We can only hope. David Barton has been a hero to the right for claiming the founding fathers wanted a Christian nation. But now even his conservative peers are disowning his work. By Michelle Goldberg August 11, 2012 At the Rediscov ...

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Defending Obama Against Swift-Boating: A Note From John Kerry

t's easy to look at the attacks, smears, and lies being told about President Obama and his record and say, "Come on, that's ridiculous. No one could possibly believe that." Trust me: You and I learned the hard way eight years ago this August that in the new world we're living in -- one with 24-hour news cycles, the internet, blogs, the echo chamber, and now the new Citizens United-fueled Republican money ma ...

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Herman Cain: ‘Not wrong’ to hope gas prices rise to hurt Obama

August 7, 2012 Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Tuesday that there was nothing wrong with hoping gas prices increase because it would hurt Barack Obama’s reelection chances. “Sometimes you need to hit people upside the head with a baseball bat in order to get their attention,” he said on the Neal Boortz radio show, which he was guest-hosting, according to Think Progress. Cain was re ...

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