Saturday, February 21, 2015

Three stories everyone should read this week

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You're one of the best messengers we've got in this movement. Here's some recommended reading that's easy to share. No fluff, just facts -- that's the Truth Team way.

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1. Guy Who Gets Paid to Say Obamacare Doesn't Work Can't Find a Single True Fact to Support His Case - New York Magazine

Obamacare has increased enrollment in its health care exchanges to more than 11 million, and the conservative response to the law's demonstrable success at carrying out its goals has been fascinating to behold. Measured by volume, the right-wing backlash has diminished severely, as great roaring waves of furious anger have given way to irregular ripples of discontent. But measured by its content, very little has changed.

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2. Boehner ready to let funding lapse for Homeland Security agency - Reuters

John Boehner, the Republican House of Representatives speaker, said he is willing to let funding for the Department of Homeland Security lapse as part of a Republican push to roll back President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration.

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3. Barack Obama urges audience to "do a fact check." We oblige - Politico

During a Feb. 20, 2015, address to the winter meeting of the Democratic National Committee, President Obama urged the audience to "do a fact check" on the state of the economy, particularly in light of longstanding Republican criticisms of his policies. We have indeed checked many Republican claims over the years about Obama's policies. Some, such as the assertion that bills Obama supported will be "job killers," didn't fare so well on the Truth-O-Meter, while others on deficits and debt ranged from mixed to largely accurate.

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