Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Facebook posts: "75 percent of the Obamacare tax falls on the middle class."

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On July - 9 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Facebook post says “75 percent of the Obamacare tax falls on the middle class” In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision upholding President Barack Obama’s health care law, many readers asked us to...

Mitt Romney: " ‘Obamacare’ puts the federal government between you and your doctor."

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On July - 9 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Health law puts government in between patients and doctors, Mitt Romney says The Republican position on the health care law is that it represents a government takeover of the health care system. In his response to t...
WASHINGTON -- Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday that Mitt Romney must be elected in November in order to "save America," arguing that...

Barney Frank Marries Longtime Partner

Posted by Elyse Siegel On July - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
By Tim McLaughlin BOSTON, July 7 (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Representative Barney Frank wed his longtime partner, James Ready, on Saturday, becoming the first...
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Nancy Pelosi says 'everybody' will get more and pay less under the health care law In the debate over health care reform, a central question is whether the Affordable Care Act will live up to its name and make healt...

HBO Abandons Fox News Movie

Posted by AP On July - 5 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
NEW YORK -- HBO is dropping its plans to make a film on Roger Ailes and the rise of Fox News Channel. The network had...

Mitt Romney: The Supreme Court said the individual mandate "is a tax. So it's a tax."

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On July - 5 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Mitt Romney says health care law's penalty is a tax In the days following the Supreme Court’s decision on President Barack Obama’s health care law, supporters and critics of the law sparred over th...

John Boehner: The United States has "the best health care delivery system in the world."

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On July - 5 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | John Boehner says U.S. health care system is best in world House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, says the health care law signed by President Barack Obama -- and upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court -- imperiled the n...
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Facebook post compares corporate, individual tax burden in 1950, today A reader recently forwarded us a Facebook post that sought to blame corporations for not carrying their fair share of the tax burden. It ...

Did Roberts Write Both ObamaCare Opinions?

Posted by Paul Campos, Salon On July - 3 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Paul Campos, SalonThis weekend CBS News' Jan Crawford reported that Chief Justice John Roberts switched his vote in regard to upholding the bulk of the Affordable Care Act. Crawford reports that Roberts voted with the rest of the court's con...

Obama Wants People to Depend on Gov’t

Posted by Gov. Bobby Jindal, FOX News On July - 3 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Gov. Bobby Jindal, FOX News"Absolutely not," Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) said when asked if the state of Louisiana will create health care exchanges that will assist those without coverage to find an affordable plan, a key step to implementing ...
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Mitt Romney says Dow Chemical chose Saudi Arabia over Oklahoma for plant Mitt Romney likes to draw a straight line between environmental regulations and the jobs they cost. That was the thrust of his statement at a ...

Can Afghanistan Survive Without America?

Posted by Dexter Filkins, New Yorker On July - 2 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Dexter Filkins, New YorkerIn the eleven years since the American invasion of Afghanistan, Abdul Nasir has become a modern and prosperous professional. A worldly man in his late thirties, he smokes Marlboros, drives a Toyota, and follows Spanish soccer...

CNN Host Scrutinizes Own Network For Health Care Blunder

Posted by Katherine Fung On July - 1 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
CNN's "Reliable Sources" proved to be somewhat awkward, as host Howard Kurtz dissected his own network's botched reporting of the Supreme Court's health care ruling....

Arianna Huffington: Sunday Roundup

Posted by Arianna Huffington On June - 30 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
This week was all about the Supreme Court -- and the suddenly surprising John Roberts. First, the Chief Justice guided the court through a split-the-baby decision on Arizona's immigration law, allowing the noxious "show-your-papers" provision to stand while striking down three others. (Splitting the baby was very much in vogue: see News Corp.) Then came the landmark health care ruling in which Roberts, perhaps mindful of a recent poll showing three-quarters of Americans think he and his fellow justices allow political views to influence their decisions, found a narrow way to uphold Obamacare -- a move that left many conservatives fuming, caused Justice Kennedy to accuse Roberts of "vast judicial overreaching," and prompted Albert Brooks to tweet: "It's a terrific day in America. I'm gonna go out and get wildly sick." Much closer to home, we mourned the passing -- and celebrated the life -- of Nora Ephron (see here, here, here, here, here -- and read Nora's HuffPost posts here).
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Barack Obama says that under his health care law, those who have health insurance will keep it After the Supreme Court upheld the health care bill he’d signed into law, President Barack Obama applauded the...
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Mitt Romney says "Obamacare" means up to 20 million Americans will lose insurance they like and want Following the Supreme Court’s decision upholding President Barack Obama’s health care law, Mitt Romney...

Mitt Romney: "Obamacare adds trillions to our deficits and to our national debt."

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On June - 28 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Mitt Romney says 'Obamacare' adds trillions to the deficit How is it that a law can raise taxes and cut spending, but also add trillions to the deficit? That was Mitt Romney’s claim after the U.S. Supreme Cou...

Sarah Palin: Obama "said (the individual mandate) wasn't a tax."

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On June - 28 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Sarah Palin says Barack Obama once said the individual mandate "wasn't a tax" Moments after the Supreme Court ruled that it was largely upholding President Barack Obama’s health care law, Republicans zeroed in ...

Rush Limbaugh: "Obamacare is . . . the largest tax increase in the history of the world."

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On June - 28 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Limbaugh, GOP have it wrong: Health care law is not the largest tax increase ever A silver lining for conservatives in the Supreme Court’s health care decision Thursday is that the court allowed the l...

The Future Is Better Than You Think

Posted by Peter Diamandis, Forbes On June - 27 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Peter Diamandis, ForbesWe are all unknowingly addicts.  Addicts of bad news.  Twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week, the news media is constantly feeding us negative stories on every digital device in their arsenal &qu...
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Obama says DREAM Act hasn’t changed since Republicans supported it, only politics has The debate over immigration was revived by President Barack Obama’s announcement of a reprieve for the children of ...
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Chain email says River School lip-reading instructor confirms first lady Michelle Obama said "All this for a damn flag" at 9/11 ceremonies Authors of chain emails love to question President Barack Obama&#39...

Arianna Huffington: Sunday Roundup

Posted by Arianna Huffington On June - 24 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
This week, Greece fended off a looming exit from the eurozone with its election of New Democracy's Antonis Samaras -- but couldn't fend off political nemesis Germany on the soccer field, falling 4-2 in the European Cup quarterfinals. In the U.S., the Obama campaign released a new video attacking Mitt Romney's record of shipping American jobs overseas -- both as governor and as a "corporate buyout specialist." Meanwhile, Bloomberg News reported that Romney had asked Florida's Republican governor to stop touting his state's good economic news because it clashed with the GOP candidate's message that Obama is destroying the economy. And there are still 135 more days until the election -- a long, hot run-up that promises to be increasingly ugly. Finally, Rodney King died this week, his plaintive "can we all get along?" plea resonating as a fitting epitaph for our times.