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Just the Facts 2010: Attack Ads

The 2010 elections are heating up. In California’s GOP gubernatorial primary, Steve Poizner launched a false ad attacking Meg Whitman. And the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was wrong when it accused a Republican House candidate in Hawaii of pledging to protect tax breaks …

Tax Breaks and a ‘Private Army’

In episode 7 of our podcast, we look at a Democratic ad that falsely claims a Republican House candidate pledged to protect tax breaks for companies that send jobs abroad. We also tell listeners about the political involvement of Massey Energy, the company involved in the West Virginia mining disaster, and we explain the truth behind Internet rumors claiming the health care law gives the president a “private army.”
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A False Tax Attack

A new Democratic attack ad accuses a Republican House candidate in Hawaii of signing a pledge protecting tax breaks for sending jobs overseas. It could be a prototype of future attack ads against any number of other Republican House members and candidates, most of whom have signed …