Thursday, April 18, 2013

Only Correct

On Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Steve Benen* noted an incorrect claim of fact in The New York Times

The New York Times reports today that on background checks, "just enough Democrats broke with their party to make a difference." That's demonstrably wrong: 51 Democrats supported the bill, as did four Republicans, while four Democrats broke ranks. For the math impaired, 51 + 4 + 4 = 59. It took 60 votes, not 59, to overcome the GOP filibuster.

Days without a correction of the error so far 0.

*as per my title I corrected a typo here.

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