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Day May 25, 2011

Fact Check: Cornyn Falsely Claims That GOP Plan Won’t End Medicare

Cornyn Claims That Republicans Don’t Want to End Medicare… Cornyn: “I will say that Republicans do not want to end Medicare as we know it.  That is an intentional Falsehood. That is a Lie.” [Cornyn Floor Speech, 5/25/11] …But The Wall Street Journal Does Not Agree. “The [Republican] plan would essentially end Medicare.”  [Wall Street…

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Reid: We Should Not Allow A Moment’s Interruption In The Intelligence Community’s Ability To Protect The American People

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Sen. Rand Paul holding up the Patriot Act. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: The national security of the United States is at stake, and the junior Senator from Kentucky is complaining that he has not been able…

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Fact Check: Ryan Falsely Claims Gop Budget Does Not Dramatically Cut Seniors’ Benefits

Paul Ryan Claimed That The GOP Budget Does Cut Benefits for Today’s Seniors. “Our budget says if you’re 55 years of age or above, we’re not changing your Medicare benefits at all.”  [Fox News, 5/25/11] …But That Just Isn’t True. The GOP Plan to end Medicare Would Re-Open the Donut Hole, Forcing Millions of Seniors…

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Fact Check: Johanns Falsely Claims GOP Budget Does Not Touch Current Seniors’ Benefits

Senator Mike Johanns Argued that That The GOP Budget Maintains Benefits for Today’s Seniors. Johanns emphasizes that the Republican budget,  “… protects the benefits for every American over age 55.”  [Politico, 5/25/11] …But That Just Isn’t True. The GOP Plan to end Medicare Would Re-Open the Donut Hole, Forcing Millions of Seniors to Pay More…

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Reid Statement On Inappropriate Coercion By Vitter

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on Republican Sen. David Vitter inappropriately pressuring Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to approve offshore drilling permits: “I have worked with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on this issue for weeks and it is wrong for Sen. Vitter to try to get something in return for moving forward…

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Reid: Republican Plan To Kill Medicare Is A Plan To Make The Rich Richer And The Sick Sicker

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor on the Republican plan to kill Medicare. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: This vote is about more than public policy.  It is about priorities.  It is about whether we hold fast to our values, or break our promises.…

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