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Does an Americans for Prosperity ad about a woman with lupus tell the whole story?

We explore the issues raised by a recent political ad that features one person talking to a camera about the health care law.

By Steve Contorno :: Published on Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at 11:49 a.m.

Ad Watch: Will Obamacare raise your health insurance premiums?

Despite projections that Obamacare will reduce most premiums -- and predictions to the contrary -- the law is very complicated and the result will vary depending on what type of health insurance you have.

By Nancy Madsen :: Published on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.

Ad Watch: Crafty splice tags Obama with a promise

An Americans for Prosperity ad shows President Barack Obama promising to cut the national deficit during his first term and saying, "If I don't have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition." Did President Obama really give himself a three-year deadline to accomplish that goal?

By Nancy Madsen :: Published on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 at 09:32 a.m.

Americans for Prosperity's traffic light claim

Is stimulus money paying for traffic lights on Chinese streets? That's a claim made by Americans for Prosperity in a TV ad running in Ohio and seven other states. The ad blames President Barack Obama for sending stimulus money overseas while Americans are out of work. The claim about traffic lights is the third one we've checked out.    

By Becky Bowers, Robert Higgs :: Published on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 at 10:50 a.m.

Line by line: How an ad uses sleight-of-hand to distort facts on stimulus

An ad from Americans for Prosperity is a case study in how to weave falsehoods, exaggerations and the occasional fact. We take a closer look.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Friday, May 4th, 2012 at 02:34 p.m.

Americans for Prosperity cites stimulus for Finland

Is your tax money paying for jobs in Finland? That's one of the claims in an ad Americans for Prosperity is airing in eight states, including Ohio. The ad takes aim at President Barack Obama, claiming that stimulus money was sent overseas while Americans are out of work. The claim about Finland is the second one we've checked out.

By Becky Bowers, Robert Higgs :: Published on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 at 04:55 p.m.

Checking the claims from Americans for Prosperity

Americans for Prosperity takes aim at President Barack Obama in a ad running in Ohio and seven other states, claiming that stimulus money was sent overseas while Americans are out of work. "Tell President Obama, American tax dollars should help American taxpayers," the narrator says. Instead, $2.3 billion in tax credits funded jobs in Mexico, Finland and China, the ad claims. We checked it out the so-called funding for jobs in Mexico and found the claim somewhat incendiary.

By Becky Bowers, Robert Higgs :: Published on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 at 12:00 p.m.

Fact-checking Solyndra

The company's unique solar cells once attracted private investors. Now taxpayers could lose millions. We check the facts.

By Becky Bowers, Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at 12:04 p.m.

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