Insinuation: FAIR vs. Ryan on Wisconsin Workers

An ad from the third-party group Federation for American Immigration Reform unfairly implies that Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) has a low opinion of workers’ skills in Wisconsin.

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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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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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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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Misleadingly Incomplete Citation: Americans for a Conservative Direction

Americans for a Conservative Direction, a group connected to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us, hijacks the credibility of a news source when it implies in an ad that the quotes from a conservative columnist’s opinion pieces are from a major paper’s editorial board or news stories.

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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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Rewriting History: Rubio on Pathway to Citizenship

Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) mischaracterizes his past position on a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

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Deceptive Framing: Organizing for Action vs. Broun on Climate Change

Organizing for Action, a nonprofit group that supports President Obama’s policies, employs deceptive framing in a web video by editing together a 2011 House vote and 2009 statement from Rep. Paul Broun (R., Ga.).

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Out of Context: Democratic Video on Climate Change ‘Hoax’

A nonprofit group called Organizing for Action that champions President Obama’s policies distorts a House vote about who should set climate change policy.

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