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Distorting de Blasio’s Words in NYC

A TV ad from Republican New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota distorts Bill de Blasio’s words amid violent imagery intending to portray the Democrat as soft on crime.

Defining Default

President Obama says failing to raise the debt limit will “force the United States to default on its obligations.” Sen. Rand Paul contends “there’s no reason for us to default.” Who’s right?

Boehner and the Medical Device Tax

House Speaker John Boehner exaggerated when he said the 2.3 percent medical device excise tax in the Affordable Care Act “is costing us tens of thousands of jobs that are being shipped overseas.”

GOP Attack on Health Care Navigators

Republicans wrongly claimed in a blog post that the Obama administration went back on its word not to send federal health care “navigators” door to door to enroll Americans in the insurance exchanges.

Sex Questions from Your Doctor?

Q: Will doctors be required to ask patients questions about their sexual history under the Affordable Care Act?
A: No. A program created by the stimulus law – not Obamacare — encourages health professionals to use electronic records. But there is no requirement in the program to ask anything about sexual history.