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Sam Stein

The Cycle Of 'Mediscare' Will Not, Cannot, Be Broken | Sam Stein | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In May 2011, a group of freshmen House Republicans wrote a letter to the White House calling for a serious, sober conversation on entitl...

Friday Talking Points -- Scary Medicine

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Mitt Romney opened up several new lines of attack on his taxes this week -- such as labeling him "Mister Thirteen Percent" for his admitted tax rate. Even juicier is attacking what Mitt Romney would pay under Paul Ryan's budget plan.

Sam Stein

Romney Campaign Uses 'Mediscare' Tactics | Sam Stein | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign and a like-minded conservative group launched seemingly uncoordinated but highly tellin...

Politifact's Road To Salvation

Dan Froomkin | Posted 02.20.2012 | Media
Dan Froomkin

Yesterday, I sent an email to Politifact editor Bill Adair, expressing my horror over his group's decision to designate "Republicans voted to kill Medicare" as the "lie of the year." Today, I'm sending him a draft of what I imagine his explanation should look like.

Michael McAuliff

Democrats Label Mitch McConnell Hypocrite For Medicare Complaints | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are mocking Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in a new video Monday that contrasts his dire warnings about Democrats' Med...

Corroded Clockwork

Will Durst | Posted 08.03.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

Like corroded clockwork, the Republicans once again find themselves in the middle of a public relations disaster the size of Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede. Specifically, their plan to reform Medicare, which some folks say is akin to a tornado's plan to reform trailer courts.

You Are Pathetic

Michael Maslansky | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Michael Maslansky

Our leaders routinely use language to manipulate meaning. They misuse words to confuse, obfuscate and distort. It's as if their goal in life is to help themselves politically. They'll help the country when they can find the time.

Michael McAuliff

GOP Releases Scary Medicare Ad After Republicans Decry 'MediScare' Tactics | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 87-member Republican freshman congressional class of 2010 may be among the most consequential crops of new legislators ever, but the...