Words Out of Context: League of Conservation Voters vs. Davis

A TV ad from an environmental group called the League of Conservation Voters edits a quote about climate change from Rep. Rodney Davis (R., Ill.) to alter its meaning.

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Out of Context: FAIR vs. Ryan on Labor Shortage

Third-party group Federation for American Immigration Reform takes a statement by Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) regarding future labor shortages out of context.

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Data Out of Context: Lew on Manufacturing Jobs

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew cherry-picks data to support his claim about growth in manufacturing jobs.

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Data Out of Context: Labrador on Nonagricultural Guest Visas

When Rep. Raul Labrador (R., Idaho) criticizes the number of nonagricultural guest visas in the Senate immigration bill, he cites the number allowed in only one year.

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Selective Use of Evidence: Lee on CBO’s Immigration Report

Sen. Mike Lee (R., Utah) cherry-picks information from a nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office report about the impact of the Senate immigration bill on wages and unemployment.

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Data Out Of Context: Senate Majority PAC on $127 billion cuts

Third party group Senate Majority PAC offers data out of context citing an AARP study in an attack ad against Massachusetts Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez.

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Selective Use of Evidence: American Commitment on Medicaid

In a series of Web ads, a third-party group calling itself American Commitment distorts information from a study of the health effects of Medicaid coverage. The ads urge Arizona lawmakers to reject Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicare expansion proposal under the Affordable Care Act.

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Rewriting History: Obama on Benghazi Emails

President Obama (D) misrepresents what a congressional committee concluded about White House emails related to talking points on the attack in Benghazi, Libya.

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Selective Use of Evidence: Stewart on Climate Change Survey

Rep. Chris Stewart (R., Utah) cherry-picks numbers from an online survey to support his opinion that the science on climate change is “anything but settled.”

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