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President Barack Obama speaks in the White House press room Aug. 28 ... in a tan suit?

President Barack Obama speaks in the White House press room Aug. 28 ... in a tan suit?

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Al Sharpton went to Ferguson, Mo., and is "declaring as a matter of fact that ... Michael Brown didn't use any deadly force or posed no deadly threat to the officer."

"In 1952, the corporate income tax accounted for 33 percent of all federal tax revenue. Today, despite record-breaking profits, corporate taxes bring in less than 9 percent."

Says Tom Cotton "voted against preparing America for pandemics like Ebola."

"Cory Gardner is sponsoring a bill to ban all abortions right now."

Wisconsin is "dead last in income growth" among midwestern states during Gov. Scott Walker’s term.

"My campaign alone has created more jobs in the state of Rhode Island than Narragansett Beer."

Says he holds the record for "most appearances on 'Meet the Press'."

Says Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad chartered a plane to remove 124 young illegal immigrants from his state and take them back to Honduras.

Heroin and prescription opioids are "the number one cause of accidental or preventable death in Wisconsin."

"Every 28 hours" an unarmed black person is shot by a cop.

"I was able to go and buy an automatic weapon … Most people can go out and buy an automatic weapon."

Says Thom Tillis "gives tax breaks to yacht and jet owners."

Police in the United States are allowed to use tear gas even though it "has been classified as a chemical weapon and banned in international conflict since 1993."

"The growth rate of women-owned businesses in Texas has nearly doubled that of the nation since President Obama has taken office."

Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein "gave hundreds of thousands of campaign cash to control Crist’s appointments of key state judges."

"The United States is the only industrialized country that does not guarantee paid time off to care for a new child."

Says of Mitch McConnell, "What can happen in 30 years? A senator can become a multi-millionaire in public office."

The Obama administration originally "wanted 10,000 troops to remain in Iraq -- not combat troops, but military advisers, special operations forces, to watch the counterterrorism effort."

The No. 1 cause of death for African-American males 15-34 is murder.

Says he "invested over $100 million in worker training."

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