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American Crossroads: As a result of Obamacare, "California seniors face benefit cuts of over $1,700."
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Rove PAC says Obamacare cuts $1,700 from Medicare benefits in California
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<p>Even though Rep. Ami Bera,&nbsp;D-Calif., wasn&rsquo;t in office when Obamacare passed, a pro-Republican ad in California&rsquo;s seventh congressional district is using the law to attack him. Bera&nbsp;is running against Republican Doug Ose for a second term, and it&rsquo;s a tight race. Less than six months into his first term, Bera voted against repealing the Affordable Care Act, and American Crossroads, Karl Rove&rsquo;s conservative political action committee, used this fact to appeal to California seniors in a recent ad. &quot;Bera voted to keep Obamacare, which cut $716 billion from Medicare, slashing Medicare Advantage,&quot; the ad&rsquo;s narrator says. ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/oct/31/american-crossroads/rove-pac-says-obamacare-cuts-1700-medicare-benefit/">>> More</a>  more...
Color of Change: Republicans are &quot;trying to impeach our president.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Republicans are trying to impeach Barack Obama, civil rights group says
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<p>In a last-ditch effort to mobilize voters before Election Day, Democrats and their supporters are warning that Republicans will try to impeach President Barack Obama if the GOP wins the Senate. On Oct. 28, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., wrote a fundraising letter for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee claiming that a &quot;Republican House and Senate could go beyond shutting down the government &mdash; they could waste months of our lives on impeachment.&quot; In the South, a New York Times story noted the progressive civil rights group Color of Change echoed similar sentiments in a ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/oct/30/color-change/gop-trying-impeach-obama-civil-rights-group-says/">>> More</a>  more...
NARAL Pro-Choice America: &quot;If Cory Gardner gets his way, you&#39;d better stock up on condoms.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Ad in Colorado Senate race suggests Cory Gardner would ban condoms
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<p>Even amid a torrent of campaign ads during the waning days of the 2014 midterm election cycle, a new television ad in Colorado&rsquo;s tight Senate race certainly stands out. It addresses a topic -- abortion and birth control -- that have recurred often in the campaign between incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and Republican Rep. Cory Gardner. But the imagery, and the claim, make the ad unusual. The ad shows footage of a young, partially dressed couple in a bed, with the man reaching for a condom on the night table. &quot;Guys, guys, guys, guys, guys!&quot; the narration says. ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/oct/30/naral-pro-choice/ad-colorado-senate-race-suggests-cory-gardner-woul/">>> More</a>  more...
Facebook posts: Says Sen. Elizabeth Warren &quot;lives in a $5.4 million mansion.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Critics say Elizabeth Warren 'lives in a $5.4 million mansion'
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<p>Nothing animates political discussions like the appearance of hypocrisy. And for some critics these days, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., offers a tempting target. Warren, elected in 2012, has become a leader of the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, decrying the excesses of Wall Street and income inequality. These efforts -- and the possibility that she could run for president in 2016 -- has made her a high-profile political figure. Here&rsquo;s a social media meme we recently received: &quot;Senator Liz Warren lives in a $5.4M mansion, claimed &#39;Native American&#39; status to score a Harvard gig paying $350,000 to ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/oct/29/facebook-posts/critics-say-elizabeth-warren-lives-54-million-mans/">>> More</a>  more...
Barack Obama: &quot;You cannot get (Ebola) from just riding on a plane or bus.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Barack Obama says you can't get Ebola from riding on a bus or plane
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<p>President Barack Obama has sought to assuage fears about Ebola in the face of panic and misinformation. In his Oct. 18 weekly address, he called on people to &quot;be guided by the science and &quot;remember the basic facts.&quot; &quot;Ebola is actually a difficult disease to catch,&quot; Obama said. &quot;It&#39;s not transmitted through the air like the flu. You cannot get it from just riding on a plane or a bus.&quot; That last line, repeated often by the administration in various forms, has caught the ire of critics, who believe the statement is too cavalier. It&rsquo;s also at odds ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/oct/29/barack-obama/barack-obama-says-you-cant-get-ebola-riding-bus-or/">>> More</a>  more...
Facebook posts: Says the 1956 Republican Party platform supported equal pay, the minimum wage, asylum for refugees, protections for unions and more.
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Viral meme says 1956 Republican platform was pretty liberal
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<p>Liberals are getting nostalgic about the 1950s Republican agenda -- at least judging by the social media meme several readers recently sent us. The meme, created by the group Occupy Democrats, summarized a few planks from the 1956 Republican Party platform, followed by the wistful comment, &quot;Share if you miss the good old days!&quot; Here are the seven planks listed in the meme, which to today&rsquo;s ear sound more like Democratic talking points: 1. Provide federal assistance to low-income communities; 2. Protect Social Security; 3. Provide asylum for refugees; 4. Extend minimum wage; 5. Improve unemployment benefit system so ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/oct/28/facebook-posts/viral-meme-says-1956-republican-platform-was-prett/">>> More</a>  more...
Don Young: Suicide comes from federal government largesse &quot;saying you are not worth anything but you are going to get something for nothing.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Alaska's Don Young says suicide is linked to federal government largesse
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<p>In mid October, long-serving Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, provoked a firestorm with a series of comments about suicide. It&rsquo;s a significant issue in his home state: In recent years, Alaska has experienced suicide at roughly twice the national rate. The controversy began when Young spoke to more than 100 students and staff at Wasilla High School on Oct. 21, 2014, just days after a student at the school had committed suicide. Young, according to news reports, told an audience that suicide shows a lack of support from friends and family -- a claim that inspired an immediate negative ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/oct/27/don-young/alaskas-don-young-says-suicide-linked-federal-gove/">>> More</a>  more...
Rand Paul: Ebola is &quot;incredibly contagious,&quot; &quot;very transmissible&quot; and &quot;easy to catch.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Is the Ebola virus 'incredibly contagious' and 'easy to catch,' like Rand Paul says?
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<p>Count Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., among Republicans who don&rsquo;t think the White House has taken the Ebola threat seriously enough. While campaigning for Republicans in New Hampshire on Oct. 16, Paul&nbsp;told Concord News Radio that President Barack Obama &quot;has so tried to downplay the transmissibility of&quot; the Ebola virus that it&rsquo;s putting people at risk. &quot;This is an incredibly contagious disease,&quot; Paul said. &quot;People in full gloves and gowns are getting it. So really they need to be honest &mdash; this is a very transmissible disease.&quot; Paul added: &quot;They&rsquo;re still learning about this. We&rsquo;re all still learning about ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/oct/27/rand-paul/ebola-virus-incredibly-contagious-and-easy-catch-r/">>> More</a>  more...
Adam Kinzinger: Says&nbsp;Rand Paul&nbsp;&quot;has put out budgets to cut the military in half.&quot; &nbsp;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Claim: Rand Paul's budget would cut military in half
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<p>Midterm elections are less than two weeks away, but the Sunday political shows were already peeking ahead to the 2016 presidential field. On ABC&rsquo;s This Week, host Martha Raddatz asked a panel of pundits and politicians what impact Monica Lewinsky&rsquo;s recent foray back into the national scene would have on Hillary Clinton&rsquo;s chances. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, an Illinois Republican who said he was a teenager when the Lewinsky scandal broke, didn&rsquo;t bite and instead weighed in on the GOP hopefuls. &quot;I think on 2016, by the way, I&#39;d love to see Jeb (Bush). I&#39;d love to see Chris Christie. I ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/oct/26/adam-kinzinger/claim-rand-pauls-budget-would-cut-military-half/">>> More</a>  more...
Darrell Issa: Says Thomas Eric Duncan came into the United States &quot;with an elevated temperature.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Did Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan enter the United States with an elevated temperature?
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<p>How much airport Ebola screening is too much? That was the big question on the Sunday talk shows Oct. 26. Over the weekend, New York, New Jersey and Illinois upped their Ebola screening guidelines, quarantining anyone passing through John F. Kennedy,&nbsp;Newark and Chicago-O&#39;Hare&nbsp;international airports who had contact with Ebola patients, even if they&rsquo;re not showing symptoms. The guidelines surpass federal regulations and have been subject to criticism, particularly from administration officials, arguing that they are unnecessary. JFK, Newark and O&#39;Hare already have screening processes, along with three other American airports, (more on that later) and people who <a ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/oct/26/darrell-issa/did-ebola-victim-thomas-eric-duncan-enter-united-s/">>> More</a>  more...

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