Miscasting Bills: Bush vs. McCain on Breast Cancer Research

The 2000 primary campaign of Texas Governor George W. Bush mischaracterized a vote by his primary opponent Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) against a defense bill that contained funding for breast cancer research.

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Promises That Can’t Be Kept: Obama on Keeping Health Insurance Plan

President Obama (D) wrongly asserts that under proposed health care legislation, individuals will not be forced to change insurance plans.

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Sabotaging Minority Party: Thompson vs. Baldwin on 9/11

In a 2012 Senate race in Wisconsin, former Gov. Tommy Thompson (R) attacks Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) for voting against a resolution that commemorated the 9/11 anniversary but also contained provisions that Baldwin opposed.

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Sabotaging Minority Party: NRCC vs. McIntyre

An ad from the National Republican Congressional Committee misleads when it attacks Rep. Mike McIntyre (D., N.C.) for a vote on a nonbinding House GOP budget resolution.

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Legislative Traps: SEIU vs. Halvorson

A radio ad from the Service Employees International Union distorts a vote by former Rep. Debbie Halvorson’s (D., Ill.) on jobless benefits.

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Miscasting Omnibus Bills: ‘Bridge to Nowhere’

In a web video, former Sen. George Lemieux (R., Fla.) attacks Sen. Ben Nelson (D., Fla.) for voting for Alaska’s “bridge to nowhere” when he wasn’t voting specifically on it but rather on a complex omnibus highway bill that included it.

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Inflation Omission: Boehner on 2013 Revenue

House Speaker John Boehner (R) suggests government revenue will be at its highest in 2013 but fails to account for inflation or population growth.

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Overestimating an Individual’s Power: Balancing the Budget

Former President Bill Clinton (D) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich exaggerate their role in determining the federal budget.

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Promises That Cant Be Kept: Obama on Health Care for Every American

When candidate Barack Obama said that as president he would make health care available to “every single American,” he was promising to do something that was not in his power to deliver.

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