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"Americans will spend more on taxes in 2014 than they will on food, clothing and housing combined."

Last election, the Koch brothers "spent three times what the top 10 unions spent combined."

The U.S. Justice Department has "taken on more than 100 voting rights cases since 2009."

Says North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis "called Obamacare ‘a great idea.’ "

"Social science is irrefutable" that children are better off being raised by a mom and a dad.

Liberals have figured out a Facebook algorithm and "all the people getting banned from Facebook are somehow conservatives."  

"Obama has proposed 442 tax hikes since taking office."

"When you get a commercial pilot’s license, you learn to communicate in English no matter where you are in the world."

"One thing that is much more unpopular than the Affordable Care Act is repealing the Affordable Care Act."

"ObamaCare enrollment lie: Obama counts an enrollee as a web user putting a plan in ‘their online shopping carts.’"

Women are paid 77 cents for every $1 men get for the same work.

"In Rhode Island today, 25 percent of our households either don't have a bank account at all, or they have a bank account and they're still relying on high-cost financial services like payday loans, pawn shop check cashing and so on."

"Did you know US population growth is at its lowest since the Great Depression?"

"Typical minimum wage earners in America are teenagers living with their parents in middle class families."

"In the last couple of days, notices were sent (by officials in Ukraine) to Jews in one city indicating that they had to identify themselves as Jews."

"David Dewhurst currently owes more than $1 million to vendors for services provided to his 2012 U.S. Senate campaign."

Says opposing the Paycheck Fairness Act is part of the Koch brothers’ agenda.

"On average, women make 77 cents for every dollar men make."

"Did you know that in 2013 over 50 percent of all babies born in Oregon were Hispanic?"

"Eighty percent of Wall Street executives and their spouses' donations go to Democrats."

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