Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
President Barack Obama addressed the nation on Sept. 10, 2014. (AP Photo)

President Barack Obama addressed the nation on Sept. 10, 2014. (AP Photo)

PunditFact fact-checks the Sept. 14 news shows

Pundits discussed President Barack Obama's plan to defeat the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, as well as the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice case.


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Says Dick Cheney "de-Ba’athisized the Iraqi government and created ISIS."

Says "Nick Rahall voted with Obama 94 percent of the time."

Women still do not get paid as much as men, even "for the same work, period."

Says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell interviewed domestic abuse victim Janay Rice with Ray Rice present and for "every domestic violence agency, every law enforcement agency, that’s a no-no."

"The president referred to the Syrian opposition just a few months ago as pharmacists and doctors, and so on."  

"Over 40 of our 100 (House of) Delegates seats go uncontested every year, and over 40 percent of our state senate seats go uncontested every year."

Says Glenn Grothman pushed through state tax credits that when phased in, "someone that owns a factory that produces millions in income" will pay "less tax than their nephew would if he worked full time at Taco Bell for minimum wage."  

Says Gina Raimondo's "venture capital firm secured a secret no-bid contract funded by taxpayers."

Says Mitch McConnell voted "three times for corporate tax breaks that send Kentucky jobs overseas."

More people are apprehended after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border a week "than are born in Texas each week."

Says President Obama "has never made a statement ... that he wanted a residual force left (in Iraq)."

"The Republican Party has the worst reputation in American polling of any political party in history."  

Says Michelle Nunn has acknowledged allowing a convicted felon to hold a fundraiser for her.

"(Obama's) entire national security team, including his secretary of state, said we want to arm and train and equip (Syrian rebel forces), and he made the unilateral decision to turn them down."  

Says in Tripoli, "jihadists today swim in our embassy pool."

Saturday Night Live executive producer "Lorne Michaels could be put in jail under this amendment for making fun of any politician."

A flight from Atlanta to Houston was canceled due to a "terrorist dry run."  

"There were fewer civilian casualties in Cambodia than there have been from American drone attacks."

"Fox admits they lie" and, under the First Amendment, "have the right to lie or deliberately distort news reports on public airwaves."  

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