False Categorical: Lew on Debt Ceiling Debate

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew employs a false categorical when he makes a claim about debate over the debt ceiling.

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False Categorical: Obama on U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions

President Obama (D) employs a false categorical when he makes a claim about the United States’ reduction of total carbon pollution.

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False Categorical: Romney vs. Obama on Immigration

When Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney claims that President Obama (D) “did nothing” on immigration, he is employing a false categorical.

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False Categorical: Economic Stimulus and Jobs

Republican candidates and groups employ a false categorical when their ads in the 2010 midterm elections falsely claim that the economic stimulus package did not create or save any jobs.

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False Categorical: Anti-Gun Laws ‘Always’ Lead to More Gun Violence

When Rep. Steve Stockman (R., Texas) makes a claim about anti-gun laws using the word “always,” he is creating a false categorical.

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False Categorical: Romney on Unemployment

During a debate, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney makes a statement about unemployment in the U.S. about which a viewer might ask: “Are there any exceptions?”

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False Categorical: Durbin on Social Security and Debt

Sen. Richard Durbin (D., Ill.) goes too far when he says categorically that Social Security is not adding “a penny” to the debt.

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The Great Space MisQuote

Mitt Romney claims President Obama has no plans for NASA, but Mars begs to differ.

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