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Twisting Cuccinelli's Tax Plan
Posted On Friday, September 13th, 2013

Democrat Terry McAuliffe uses the reluctance of his Republican opponent, Ken Cuccinelli, to name the tax exemptions and loopholes he would eliminate to offset his proposed tax cuts as the basis for misleading, doomsday claims about Cuccinelli's tax plan.

Inhofe Misquotes Obama's Chief Military Adviser
Posted On Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Sen. Jim Inhofe badly misquoted Gen. Martin E. Dempsey when he claimed the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff described the current state of the U.S. military as "so degraded and unready, it would be immoral to use force."

More (Mostly Accurate) Virginia Attacks
Posted On Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe's latest ad says Republican Ken Cuccinelli "twists the facts" by saying McAuliffe made millions from a company that went bankrupt, leaving thousands of workers unemployed and with worthless pension funds.

Kerry Spins His Record on Iraq
Kerry Iraq
Posted On Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry says both he and Chuck Hagel, now the secretary of defense, "opposed the president's decision to go into Iraq" as senators. But both voted to give President Bush the authority to use military force in Iraq.