Sharron Angle calls Harry Reid "the best friend an illegal alien ever had"

We'll agree that it's fair for Angle to paint Reid as something less than Draconian in his stance toward former illegal immigrants. However, we find little to support the charge that Reid voted to "give special tax breaks to illegal aliens." Most of the Angle camp's cited votes were actually aimed at people in the U.S. legally (even though they may formerly have been illegal), and in at least two cases, we disagree that what was being voted on represented ... Full Story »

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Jon Mitchell
2.1
by Jon Mitchell - Sep. 28, 2010

Well, now it appears to me that the Sessions amendment contradicts what this author says about it. ORIGINAL TEXT: Great research into a tenuous claim, which seems to debunk it factually without overstepping into the realm of opinion.

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DeAndra Quirk
3.9
by DeAndra Quirk - Sep. 23, 2010

The article’s purpose was to explain the complexities of the issue of Harry Reid voting “to give special tax breaks to illegal aliens.” So yes, it did explain the complexities of the propositions he voted on and how they weren’t directly to benefit illegal aliens. The article offered depth and understanding of the issue by showing its knowledge of the amendments that Sharron Angle’s ad skewed. The article clarified all of my questions. I wondered if he was very partisan ... More »

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Neil R. Anderson
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by Neil R. Anderson - Oct. 5, 2010

Here is the text of the amendment in question: “…an alien who is unlawfully present in the United States, or an alien receiving adjustment of status under section 408(h) of this Act who was illegally present in the United States prior to January 7, 2004, section 601 of this Act, or section 613(c) of this Act, shall not be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit.”

That PolitiFact states “this amendment was not actually targeted directly at illegal aliens” is ... More »

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Isabella Sleister
3.5
by Isabella Sleister - Sep. 24, 2010

During campaigning periods, ads, news, and information about politicians tend to be very one-sided, and lack a lot of detail. I believe this story did a good job exposing the truth about a very sketchy ad. It provided quality information to allow viewers to form their own opinions and beliefs about the politicians and the subject at hand.

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Jillian Rogers
3.9
by Jillian Rogers - Sep. 24, 2010

This article gives indepth detail about the fight with immigration. The article gives a watchdog conscience to the issue. It gives balance because it does discuss the fight for immigrant rights and also against the immigrants. It creates a public forum by using providing background information about immigration rights.

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Max Wynne
4.0
by Max Wynne - Sep. 26, 2010

This article doesn't come out on any one side of the argument; it is focused on the factuality of one single claim, and in this it at least appears to be completely honest. While it is unsurprising that a political ad included some sensationalized language, regardless of the party it came from, it is a good reminder not to trust what we hear in such advertisements except, potentially, in basic principle.

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Christina Romeo
3.3
by Christina Romeo - Sep. 26, 2010

This article is a very interesting piece of journalism and is strongly opinionated, making it a solid example of good journalistic qualities. However, it is a bit biased. What makes this article interesting is the fact that the headline jumps at you and makes you want to read what information this article entails. The battle between Sharron Angle and Harry Reid is very popular, and an article sharing dirty drama between the two will almost always catch the attention of the media. What makes this article a good piece of journalism is also the fact that it gives straight facts and examples from various documents, amendments, etc. Despite the fact that the article is a bit biased, it is still an impressive and interesting article ... More »

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