The Democratic National Committee has released a new TV ad about health care legislation, this time on the Senate Finance Committee proposal. In the ad, the DNC takes on Republicans […]
Seventy-one percent of U.S. oil consumption is for transportation. Source: Energy Information Administration
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There are 42 gallons of oil in a barrel. Source: Energy Information Administration
The Republican National Committee claims in a new Web ad that Democratic health care plans propose taxes on “charities and small businesses. A doctor’s tax. Taxes on your health insurance. Even a tax on medical supplies.” It’s perfectly true, as the ad says, that “hundreds of billions” in taxes are being proposed – spread over …
Q: Did the Obama administration target Chrysler dealerships for closure according to their political contributions?
A: The best evidence shows that dealerships with Republican donors weren't disproportionately targeted – auto dealers overall tend to lean overwhelmingly Republican.
In 2007, there were 42,495 new cases of HIV/AIDS in adults and adolescents diagnosed in the U.S., with 74 percent of those for males. Source: Centers for Disease Control and […]
There are 2,139 bridges in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Source: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
In 1890, the United States Board on Geographic Names declared that all city names ending in "burgh" should drop the final "h." But in 1911, after protests from citizens, the […]
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Campaign for Responsible Health Reform has released a new ad that says politicians in Congress "want new taxes on health care companies, taxes that will […]