Posts by John Amick
VIDEO: Politifact gives ‘Pants on Fire’ rating to ad by conservative group Crossroads GPS claiming unions getting breaks on health reform
The venerable fact-check website PolitiFact rates a recent web ad by the Karl Rove-affiliated 501(c)(4) nonprofit group Crossroads GPS — on supposed breaks in complying with health care reform the Obama administration is giving to unions as favors — as ‘Pants on Fire,’ finding no proof of any secret deal.
As the federal government nears a shutdown, scheduled to begin in just over 10 hours, latest reports on negotiations between the House and Senate, led by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), respectively, posit that the two sides are close on a dollar amount to cut from the 2011 budget — about $5 billion, according to the Washington Post.
The U.S. House has voted 255-172 in favor of restricting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.
A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll delivers the latest edition of “Today’s Awful News” for British Petroleum. BP’s favorability rating now stands at 6 percent, lower than recent ratings for Phillip Morris (15 percent) and O.J.…