Baseline Bluff: Sequestration and Deficit Cuts

President Obama (D) oversells the effect of $4 million in deficit reduction on the country’s finances.

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Overstating Effects: Obama on Deficit Reduction

President Obama (D) oversells the effect of $4 million in deficit reduction on the country’s finances.

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Loaded Language: Boehner ‘Steal’

House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) uses loaded language when he discusses tax increases.

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Understating Effects: Jindal on Spending Cuts

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) understates the effect of the sequester on government programs.

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Outdated Evidence: Ryan on Debt

Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.), chair of the House Budget Committee, uses outdated numbers to project the federal debt.

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Understating Effects: ‘3 Percent Cut’ in Spending

An ad from a group called Public Notice misses a key detail when it claims that the sequester involves only “a 3 percent cut in federal spending.”

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Loaded Language: Obama ‘Gut’ spending

By tying the word “gut” to hypothetical Republican positions on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, President Obama uses loaded language to insinuate that the Republicans support plans they have not advanced.

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Overstating Effects: Obama on Criminal Cases

President Obama (D) exaggerates the potential effects of the sequester on federal prosecutors’ criminal cases.

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Overstating Effects: Duncan on Teachers’ Jobs

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan overstates the potential effect of sequestration cuts on teachers’ jobs.

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