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October 16, 2009 2:39 pm ET

Anita Dunn's Hero is Mao Zedong

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September 21, 2009 2:26 pm ET

Using The NEA, The Administration Urged Artists To Promote Legislative Agenda

Conservatives are accusing the National Endowment for the Arts of attempting to finance propaganda for the Obama administration.  In reality, the NEA and Serve.gov hosted a conference call to inform artistic leaders about opportunities to give back to their communities.

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September 17, 2009 12:01 pm ET

Cass Sunstein Wants To Allow Animals To Sue Humans

Conservatives have said that OIRA administrator Cass Sunstein believes animals should be able to sue humans.

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September 17, 2009 10:01 am ET

Carol Browner Is A Socialist

Carol Browner, Director of White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy, is a Socialist who will implement her radical ideas that will violate freedoms.

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September 17, 2009 10:01 am ET

Mark Lloyd Wants To Reinstate The Fairness Doctrine

While conservatives in the media have called Lloyd a "neo-Nazi" who wants to shut down conservative media, he has explicitly rejected the premise of the Fairness Doctrine.  He simply wants to "expand media opportunities for women, people of color, small businesses, and those living in rural areas."

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September 17, 2009 10:01 am ET

Cass Sunstein Is Going To Ban Hunting

Glenn Beck has reported that Cass Sunstein wants to ban hunting because it is cruel to animals.

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September 17, 2009 9:59 am ET

Cass Sunstein Will Allow The Government To Regulate Your Email And Internet Use

Glenn Beck and other conservative outlets have reported that Cass Sunstein will create a government board to monitor internet content and to ensure all emails sent are civil.

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September 17, 2009 9:59 am ET

John Holdren Favors "Forced Abortions, Mass Sterilization"

John Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy has been accused of supporting "forced abortions" and "mass sterilization" in order to control the population.  The right-wing smear machine spreading these falsehoods relied on out-of-context descriptions, not endorsements, of existing views from a 30 year-old text book.

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September 17, 2009 9:58 am ET

John Holdren Believes An "Ecocatastrophe" Or "Thermonuclear War" Is Imminent

John Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, has been accused of saying an "ecocatastrophe" is imminent.  The right-wing smear machine misrepresented a paper written by Dr. Holdren when he was 26 years old.  In reality, Dr. Holdren is within the scientific maintstream.

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September 17, 2009 9:56 am ET

AmeriCorps Is Obama's "Civilian National Security Force" Akin To Hitler's SS

Conservative conspiracy theorists insist President Obama is determined to turn AmeriCorps into a "civilian national security force" akin to Hitler's SS.  The claim originates from a single speech then-Sen. Obama delivered emphasizing the need for Americans to serve their communities.  Needless to say, the claim has been widely debunked.

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September 17, 2009 9:55 am ET

Tara O'Toole Is A Marxist

Glenn Beck accused Tara O'Toole, Under Secretary for Science and Technology in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, of being a Marxist. 

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September 17, 2009 9:54 am ET

Ezekiel Emanuel "Says Medical Care Should Be Reserved For The Nondisabled."

The right-wing smear machine has claimed Ezekiel Emanuel, Health Policy Adviser at the White House's Office of Management and Budget, favors rationing health care on the basis of age and disability.  This frivolous claim has been soundly debunked by a myriad of reliable sources.

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September 17, 2009 9:50 am ET

An ACORN Employee Killed Her Husband

Investigators found former husbands "alive and well."

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September 17, 2009 9:50 am ET

The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act Gave Billions Of Dollars To ACORN

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 does not mention ACORN or otherwise single it out for funding. ACORN itself has said that it is ineligible for the funds and has no plans to apply for them.

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September 17, 2009 9:50 am ET

ACORN Thugs Are Obama's Civilian Force

President Obama's civilian force will be made up of ACORN thugs.

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September 17, 2009 8:55 am ET

Van Jones Is A 9/11 "Truther"

In 2004, Van Jones reportedly signed a petition requesting further investigation into the 9/11 attacks.  The petition did not suggest that the Bush administration "blew up the World Trade Center," but rather that there were still "unanswered questions" about the administration's inadequate response to the pending attacks. Jones has since stated that the petition does not reflect his views.

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September 17, 2009 8:32 am ET

Van Jones Is An Avowed Communist

Glenn Beck has incorrectly stated that Van Jones is a Communist.

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