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Warming to Blame for Western Wildfires?

Q: Did climate change cause the wildfires out West?

A: Scientists say a hot and dry summer — conditions more likely in a warmer world — caused widespread wildfires in Western states. But land use changes also have played a role.

Stretching the Facts in Idaho

A hard-hitting TV ad from Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho goes a little too far in its attacks on challenger Bryan Smith’s debt collection business.

Obamacare for the Mortgage Industry?

A slate of new ads from the 60 Plus Association evoke a well-worn conservative punching bag — “Obamacare” — to attack seven senators for supporting a lesser-known plan to overhaul the housing finance market.

Simpson’s TARP Turnabout

Rep. Mike Simpson falsely says in a TV ad that he voted to “repeal the Wall Street bailout and repay taxpayers.”

Club for Growth Action

The super PAC of the conservative Club for Growth, which advocates for limited government.