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DNC: It’s a myth the ACA makes taxpayers fund abortion

“Myth:  Obamacare requires American taxpayers to fund abortion.” —The Democratic National Committee, Nov. 25, 2013 on its “Your Republican Uncle” website   Overview The DNC’s … Continue reading

Fact Checking Bill Maher and tea party racism

“It was about a black president.” —Talk show host Bill Maher, on the origin of the tea party movement during the Feb. 28, 2014 airing … Continue reading

The DNC says it’s a myth that Obamacare should be unconstitutional

“Myth:  Obamacare should be unconstitutional.” —The Democratic National Committee, on its “Your Republican Uncle” website, Nov. 25, 2013 Overview As with some other claims on … Continue reading

“Government takeover”? The DNC says that’s a myth

“Myth: Obamacare is a government takeover of the health care system.” —The Democratic National Committee on its “Your Republican Uncle” website, Nov. 25, 2013   … Continue reading

DNC: It’s a myth that Obamacare hurts businesses

“Myth:  Obamacare hurts businesses.” —The Democratic National Committee on its “Your Republican Uncle” website, Nov. 25, 2013   Overview The DNC’s attempt to turn truth … Continue reading

DNC: It’s a myth that people can’t sign up for Obamacare because the website doesn’t work

“Myth:  The website doesn’t work so people can’t sign up for health care even if they wanted to.” —The Democratic National Committee, December 2013 on … Continue reading

PolitiFact’s 77-cent State of the Union fumble

“Barack Obama, in State of the Union, says women make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns … We rate the claim Mostly True.” … Continue reading

DNC: It’s a myth that Obamacare isn’t working

“Myth:  Obamacare isn’t working.” —The Democratic National Committee, December 2013 on its “Your Republican Uncle” website   Overview An ambiguous claim misleads, as ambiguous claims … Continue reading

The DNC says Obama’s tax policy doesn’t make life impossible for small businesses

“Myth: All of President Obama’s new taxes make life impossible for small businesses.” —Democratic National Committee, Nov. 27, 2013, on the “Your Republican Uncle” website … Continue reading

The DNC says it’s a myth that President Obama raised taxes?

“Myth:  Democrats like President Obama have raised my taxes.” —The Democratic National Committe’s “Your Republican Uncle” website, Nov. 27, 2013   Overview Third in our … Continue reading

Paul Ryan says budget deal doesn’t raise taxes

“This bill reduces the deficit by $23 billion, it does not raise taxes, and it cuts spending in a smarter way.” —Rep. Paul Ryan (R, … Continue reading

Did Obama deliver on his jobs promises?

“Myth: Where are the all [sic] jobs that President Obama promised?” —The Democrat National Committee’s “Your Republican Uncle” website, Nov. 25, 2013   Overview The … Continue reading

The Obama deficit increase a myth?

“Myth:  President Obama has increased the deficit” —DNC’s “Your Republican Uncle” website, Nov. 27, 2013     Overview The deficit claim is true, in a … Continue reading

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