Monthly Archives: August 2022

  • Analysis

The White House’s tricky comparison between student loan relief and GOP tax cuts

In touting the student loan plan over GOP tax cuts, the White House relied on an apples-and-oranges comparison.

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The IRS retirements wave — and whether current funding would cover it

Readers urged another look at whether the Biden administration is blowing smoke when it says the IRS funding bill will not double the size of the agency.

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Assessing Ron Klain’s viral claim about Biden’s achievements

The White House chief of staff's bold claim includes some double-counting and funny numbers.

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Biden’s bogus boast of 1 million ‘construction jobs’

The president claims 1 million construction jobs would be created by the CHIPS Act. The number in the report he cites is just 6,200.

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Cortez Masto’s misfired attack on Laxalt’s opioid record

In a hard-fought Senate race, Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto has ginned up misleading claims about opioid lawsuits in her attack ads.

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Hyperbolic GOP claims about IRS agents and audits

No, the bill boosting funding for the IRS will not mean 87,000 new agents or a surge in audits of middle-class Americans.

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Fact-checking Trump’s new campaign-style video

Trump made 18 statements of material fact in his new campaign-style video. Almost 90 percent are false or misleading.

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The Senate bill and Biden’s pledge to not raise taxes on people making less than $400,000

The president made a big promise during the campiagn. Whether he kept it depends on how you look at arcane tax math.

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