Millions are being spent on rival ads supporting and opposing two of President Bush’s most controversial judicial selections. Neither ad is completely accurate.
Are Democrats Causing Delays in Court?
Contrary to a pro-Bush TV ad, Republicans share the blame for “empty courtrooms,” and delays are shorter now than they were before Bush.
Bush Proposes Slowing Growth of Social Security Benefits for Future Retirees
Democrats call it a ‘cut.’ Compared to what?
Insurance Industry Ad Makes Fishy Claim About Lawyers
Lobby groups fight like animals over health care costs — implausible statistics vs. fact-free stereotypes.
A Rigged ‘Calculator’
Democrats harness false assumptions to generate projections that individual Social Security accounts would be losers.
A Fictional View of the Filibuster
Liberal group’s ad features movie hero Jimmy Stewart. But historic reality was often ugly.
AARP Claims Bush’s Plan Is a Homewrecker
The group’s latest TV ad passes off Social Security’s problems as minor; claims Bush’s solution would demolish the program.
Recycled Exaggerations: Local Ads Pressure Congress in Home States
A conservative group again overstates the Social Security shortfall, and attacks Democrats for doing nothing.
Pro-Bush Group Overstates Social Security Shortfall
Progress for America says Social Security will sink like the Titanic, a big exaggeration.
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