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September 28, 2010 4:53 pm ET

Tom Tancredo Repeats Immigration Falsehoods To Advance His Long-Shot Bid For CO Governor

Tom Tancredo has built a national reputation on anti-immigration zealotry, and now he's using it to fuel his run for Governor of Colorado. The Constitution Party candidate argued in an interview last week with the Pueblo Chieftain that cracking down on illegal immigrants in Colorado could solve the state's budget problems. In reality, illegal immigrants contribute more to public budgets than they take out in services. Tancredo also claimed that an E-Verify law would help the state's economy, despite evidence that such programs do more economic harm than good. Worst of all, Tancredo claimed that illegal immigration hurts low-skilled American workers, but that dog won't hunt; the evidence shows there's no such negative effect on the native workforce, even in low-skill industries.

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September 27, 2010 10:02 am ET

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - September 26, 2010

Sunday's political talk shows didn't feature anything new as GOP Pledge Week wrapped up. Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Tea Party Senate favorite Ken Buck (R-CO) each suggested in separate appearances that cutting rich people's taxes helps the economy by spurring investment (it does not). Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) misled Face the Nation viewers about the impact of the Recovery Act (which helped the economy start growing again, despite what he says). Meanwhile, Senate hopeful Marco Rubio (R-FL) exaggerated the effect of the Arizona legislature's follow-on legislation that supposedly prevents racial profiling in the hunt for illegal immigrants. In reality, however, the add-on legislation was a cosmetic measure designed to expand profiling opportunities to include municipal ordinance violations.

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August 10, 2010 1:14 pm ET

Jane Norton: Anti-Choice, Anti-Child

Colorado GOP Senate candidate Jane Norton has been called one of Sarah Palin's "pink elephants."  However, Norton has a history of suppressing a woman's right to choose, has defunded Planned Parenthood, and has made it difficult for low-income families to provide health care for their children.

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August 18, 2009 5:06 pm ET

ATR vs. Reality: Green Jobs in Colorado

Americans for Tax Reform claims Waxman-Markey will hurt Colorado.  In reality, an increased investment in clean energy technology would create 28,000 Colorado jobs.

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