Extreme characterization of an agency/institution

Gov. Paul LePage: ‘New gestapo’

FlackCheck.org flags statements made by Gov. Paul LePage in a radio address regarding the Affordable Care Act and the IRS.

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Rep. Clyburn: ‘Raping Companies’

FlackCheck.org flags Rep. James Clyburn’s (D., S.C.) statements about Bain Capital, the private equity firm co-founded by former Gov. Mitt Romney.

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They Said WHAT?!: ‘Demagogic’

FlackCheck.org highlights a letter signed by 26 Republican members of Congress to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson that criticizes the agency’s enforcement policies.

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Sen. Rick Santorum: ‘Favor pornographers over children and families’

FlackCheck.org highlights former Sen. Rick Santorum’s characterization of the Obama administration’s enforcement of obscenity laws.

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Gov. Jon Huntsman: ‘Reign of terror’

FlackCheck.org’s take on former Gov. Jon Huntsman’s view of the EPA.

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Rep. Jeff Landry: ‘Gestapo’

FlackCheck.org features comments by the Louisiana Republican about the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement.

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Sen. Rick Santorum: Schools are ‘factories’

FlackCheck.org features Sen. Santorum’s suggestion that public schools are “factories.”

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Rep. Ron Paul Said What?!: “Thugs”

FlackCheck.org takes a look at comments that the Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate made about a claim that the IRS may have to hire 16,500 employees to administer the new health care law.

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Speaker Newt Gingrich said WHAT?!: “reactionary socialist institution”

A FlackCheck.org parsing of former Speaker Newt Gingrich’s commentary on the Congressional Budget Office.

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