Chart Imitates Life: Executive orders

Chart Imitates Life: Executive orders

From The Maddow Blog

As promised, here is the chart featured in tonight’s “Chart Imitates Life” segment, showing executive orders issued by president per day in office. Note that the per-day average is slightly different from the per-year average in the chart Steve Benen posted earlier today. You can also see The American Presidency Project for a tally of the raw numbers of executive orders issued by every U.S. president, broken down by terms and totals. The New York Magazine source referenced on the chart can …

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Two Republican Lies Killed With One Stone

Two Republican Lies Killed With One Stone

There are so many lies that are told by Republicans on a daily basis, it would be easy to title every post the way this one is. But in terms of how significant these particular lies have been to the most important issue for Americans – the economy – it needs to pointed out, again, what has actually happened to the economy since President Obama came into office, and more to the point, was able to start passing legislation to fix the economy.

The two lies …

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Lawrence O’Donnell’s Epic Takdown of NRA President Wayne LaPierre

MittvMitt.com: The story of two men trapped in one body

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Romney Continues Serial Lying During Debate

Bush Chief Political Strategist: Paul Ryan’s Speech Was Full Of Lies

Paul Ryan’s speech before the Republican National Convention was riddled with lies, including a tall-tale blaming President Obama for the closure of a GM plant that announced its shutdown in June 2008. On ABC’s This Week on Sunday, Matthew Dowd, chief political strategist for former President Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign, criticized Ryan’s for its many falsehoods, saying, “at some point, the truth should matter”: (Source)

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Fact Check: Medicare Cuts Rhetoric

A Thoughtful Letter to the Editor vs. Hate and Ignorance

A glimpse into the mind of a typical supporter of President Obama and Governor Romney played out in recent Letters to the Editor to The Daily Record. The letter posted by Jim Bird highlighted the successes of Obama’s economic policies, particularly when it comes to the auto industry and its affects on Ohio. The letter by Sue Froehlich was full of lies and, without being over the top in our description of its content, hate. Unjustified and unprovoked hate.

Here is Mr. Bird’s letter:

Obama stands by workers

Editor:

Here in …

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More on Romeny’s Lies About Lawsuit to Restore Last Three Days of Early Voting

David Firestone (NYT): For the last four years, Republican lawmakers around the country have diligently tried to eliminate early-voting periods, which give people a chance to vote at their convenience. The reason is simple: early voting was wildly popular in 2008 – comprising a third of the vote – and many of the people who took advantage of it voted for Barack Obama.

More than half of Florida’s early voters in 2008 were Democrats, and many black voters went right from their church pews to the …

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So-Called “Liberal Media” Allows Romney Lie on Early Voting to Fester

Mitt Romney is attacking the Obama campaign for suing the state of Ohio for restore right to vote early, as was the case in the 2008 election.

The Romney campaign is arguing that the Obama camp is actually trying to limit military voting. And his supporters are eating the claim up on Facebook, where Romney posted the claim. But as the day goes by even rightwing commentators seem to be realizing that this is simply a lie.

The whole episode is tailor made to expose how corrupted …

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