Topic: Dirty Politics
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As Christians, are we showing a public image of love and grace? Or do non-believers see us as judgmental, critical and selfish? Read More...
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PolitiFact has published more than 7,000 Truth-O-Meter fact-checks since they launched six years ago. Read about the extensive research and criteria used in determinations. Read full article Read More...
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Jon Steward challenged Fox news to a lie-off, pitting their lies against his. Read More...
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A Challenge to Christians Who Believe That The Message Of Jesus Is About Grace, Love, Integrity, and Peace for ALL.
Look at a review of the most amazing political lies told. Check out who lies the most.
15 members of Congress got farm subsidies in 2012, including Rep. Steve Fincher of Tennessee, who has collected nearly $3.5
million in subsidies since 1999; Rep. Doug LaMalfa of California and his wife own one
third of DSL LaMalfa Family Partnership, which in 2012 alone got
$188,570; Rep. Marlin Stutzman of Indiana has received $196,268 in farm subsidies since 1997.
Conservative Sen.Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has led the effort to defund or delay Obamacare..Out of 25 statements reviewed by PolitiFact, only 8 were true, mostly true, or half true. Lying is not a Christian value.
PolitiFact found no sign of such a statement -- or anything close..Cruz says Democrats are "fighting a war on religious liberty," but there is no basis for this wild, outrageous claim. Christians should uphold the truth.
As of Jan. 20, 2014, he had issued only 168. FDR signed off on more than 3,500 executive orders,
and, in fact, Obama is on pace to issue fewer executive orders than any
two-term president since 1900. This same email promotes other wild, outrageous lies.
PolitiFact found that at least seven presidents -- including some of the
nation’s most admired occupants of the White House (Bush, Nixon, Reagan, Truman, A. Johnson, Lincoln) acted, at least on
occasion, in ways that ignored specific laws or constitutional
protections. (read details)
The data show wealthy Americans are not universally Republican, though they tend to lean and vote that way. Cruz never really explains why he believes this is the “biggest
lie.” Instead, he attacks President Obama for presiding over an increase
in income inequality and says that the president’s policies, such as
the health-care law, have negatively affected “young people, Hispanics,
African Americans, single moms.
Although America’s stature worldwide slipped last year, its favorability
was still much higher than during the last year of the George W. Bush
administration, including in major countries such as France, Germany and
Japan, according to the latest polls from the Pew Research Center.
Generation Opportunity, a Koch brothers-backed group, didn’t bribe students, but they did offer alcohol
to young people at Opt-Out events near college campuses, to encourage young people to consider buying health insurance other than the Affordable Care Act.
Americans for Prosperity, the political organization founded by the Koch brothers, has never received higher than a Half True on any of the 13 ads reviewed by the PolitiFact national team. Four were false; five were mostly false; and two were rated pants-on-fire. That averages to a composite score of between false and mostly false.
It’s ridiculous to suggest that donors who contributed less than 1
percent of his warchest weighed more heavily on his vote than his
ideology, his past campaign promises and his partisan affiliation.
PolitiFact checked eleven popular quotes regarding the oft-investigated Benghazi tragedy. Two were rated Pants-on-fire; three were False; five were mostly false, one was half-true; and none were true or partly true. Millions of dollars are spent to support unfounded claims for political gain.
Davis appeared at a fund-raiser for a Democratic U.S. House member who
may have participated in DSA chapter meetings in the 1980s. There’s no
sign Schakowsky is a current DSA member, nor is there evidence Davis
raised money for a socialist group. Greg Abbott, TX gubernatorial candidate also made this fabricated claim.
Rogers did not provide any proof, but it appears he got his information
from an online list of 252 perceived transgressions by Obama that
include accusations of lying, broken promises, ethical lapses and
objectionable policies. PolitiFact determined that the article offered 13 instances
of what the author saw and another 13 instances of Obama breaking
First, Paul cherry picked data from outdated estimates/ not facts. His figures are not mathematically possible. Using the narrowest definition
of "sign-ups," there would have to be 3.3 million cancellations in the
state for his figures to be true. In fact, it’s reasonable to argue that more people in Kentucky have coverage through Obamacare than have been canceled.
As many as 400,000 Virginians could become eligible for Medicaid
under Obamacare, and the U.S. would pay their entire health care costs
But the $5 million-a-day figure comes from an old state estimate. Updated data shows loss of $3.5 million a day for the 2014 budget year, and about $4.5 million a day
during the following budget year.
The research was to find ways to control spread of HIV. The ad misleads by cherry pickking a handful of out-of-date votes to create the impression that
Simpson and Pelosi are in ideological lockstep. Suggesting any substantial
alliance between Simpson and Pelosi is ridiculous.
group of 47 Republican senators have written an open letter to Iran's
leaders warning them that any nuclear deal they sign with President
Barack Obama's administration won't last after Obama leaves office. This grossly immature and unethical manipulation of National policy to undermine national security is unthinkable. If Iran does not sigh the agreement we are left with two horrible options; a nuclear Iran or war.
Democrats allied with Hillary Rodham Clinton
are mounting a nationwide legal battle seeking to single out voting laws in Texas
Carolina, New Jersey
, Ohio and Wisconsin
participation, especially among minorities, the poor and younger voters,
who disproportionately cast their ballots for Democrats.
Presidential candidate and Sen. Lindsey Graham is furious about Fox News' rules for the first GOP primary debate
. Graham said Fox's poll-driven process is "destroying" the opportunity for all
of the scrappy, underfunded candidates to win over voters in the small,
early primary states.
Mannatech paid $7 million to settle a deceptive marketing lawsuit in Texas based on their claims that their products could cure autism, cancer, etc. the problem is not that Carson boldly endorsed the company, since he sincerely believed it it. The problem is that he boldly lied about his involvement without blinking.
Full Video of Ben Carson endorsing Mannatech.
As of June 10, 2016, PolitiFact has reviewed 154 statements by Donald Trump. Twelve (12) were true or mostly true. Forty nine (49) were 1/2 True of Mostly-False. And Ninety three (93) were False or Pants-on-Fire. Below are just a few:
After spending more than two years and $7 million, the House Select Committee on Benghazi released a report Tuesday that found — like eight investigations before it — no evidence of wrongdoing by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or other members of the Obama administration.