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Says paid family leave is "a program that is standard in all but five nations around the world."
"We had people that were getting killed (in Benghazi), we had people who are willing to risk their lives to go save them, and somebody told them to stand down."
"Over the last several months, there was a review board headed by two distinguished Americans, Mike Mullen and Tom Pickering, who investigated every element of" the Benghazi incident.
When Susan Rice spoke about Benghazi on Sunday news shows, she said "that al-Qaida might be involved, or other al-Qaida affiliates might be involved, or non-al-Qaida Libyan extremists, which I think demonstrates that there was no effort to play that down."
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- Texas — Says Texas high school graduates must pass Algebra II to be eligible for automatic admission to state's public universities. — Leticia Van de Putte
- Florida — "We are already almost halfway to our 2010 goal of creating 700,000 new jobs in seven years." — Rick Scott
- Georgia — Says Fulton County government hasn’t raised its millage rate since 1991. — John Eaves
- Wisconsin — A state report’s "projection is that approximately half of public employees" would live outside municipal boundaries in a decade if the state bans local residency requirements. — Tom Barrett
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