Loaded Language: House Republicans on ‘War on Coal’

When Republican lawmakers in the House refer to a “war on coal,” they are employing hyperbolic language.

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Overstating Problem: Cantor on Economy

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) makes a misleading claim about Americans’ confidence in the economy.

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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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Overstating Effects: Boehner on Obama Climate Change Plan

House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) exaggerates the effect of President Obama’s climate-change policy on the cost of electricity in Ohio.

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Overstating Problem: Numbers USA on Unemployed Americans

Third-party group Numbers USA pads statistics in its ad opposing immigration legislation when it claims that 20 million Americans can’t find a job.

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Overstating Effects: Numbers USA on ‘Foreign Job Seekers’

An ad from third-party group Numbers USA overstates the potential effects of immigration legislation on unemployed American job seekers.

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Overstating Effects: Vitter on Costs of Immigration Reform

In a press release, Sen. David Vitter (R., La.) overstates the cost of immigration reform when he cites a report from the Heritage Foundation.

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Overstating Problem: Grassley, Rubio, Paul on Student Visas

Sens. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) and Rand Paul (R., Ky.) falsely imply that more than one of the 9/11 hijackers had student visas.

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Loaded Language: Amnesty

In the debate over immigration policy, amnesty is an emotionally charged term that is used to influence the audience’s perception of a course of action.

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