1994 assault weapons ban exempted hundreds of hunting guns
National Rifle Association
"Bill Nelson voted for a ban on millions of commonly owned firearms, which included many popular hunting and target rifles."
'Fast and Furious' born in 2009
"Fast and Furious" began under the Bush administration.
No seniors asked to day trade
Says Connie Mack IV co-sponsored a bill to "take a third of the Social Security Trust Fund ... give it in individual accounts to the senior citizens, who then were to invest it in the stock market."
Lot of counting tricks here
Says Bill Nelson "voted to raise our taxes 150 times."
The state tried for years to reach these folks
American Civil Liberties Union of Florida
"13,000 Floridians are able to vote -- but their governor won't tell them."
Creative editing confuses the issue
Americans for Prosperity
Says President Obama said of the national debt, "If I don't have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition."
Reagan released one
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
"Mitt Romney is the first major party candidate for president of the United States in modern times not to release at least 12 years of tax returns."
Twisting government jargon
Floridians for Ethics and Truth in Politics
Says state Senate candidate Aaron Bean voted to give health care subsidies to illegal immigrants.
Saunders good buddies with Scott? Hardly
Tomorrow's Vision of Florida
Says Ron Saunders "made the choice to stand with Rick Scott" on expanding school vouchers, restricting scholarships and giving tax breaks to the wealthy.
"Test-taking time" -- not "instructional time"
FCAT tests "account for less than 1 percent of the instructional time provided during the year."
Local candidate misreads the numbers
The Pasco County budget "has doubled in the past three years."
Very different treatment for rich and poor
The health care law "adds around $800 billion of taxes on the American people. It does not discriminate between rich and poor."
A misreading corrected months ago
The health care law could cost up to $2 trillion, "double what we were promised."
More like 2,600
Gov. Rick Scott "tried to kick 180,000 people off the voter rolls."
Not "every one" refused
"Every one of the 67 supervisors of elections" in Florida refused to carry out the effort to remove noncitizens from the voter rolls.
Inflates, oversimplifies state estimate
The Medicaid expansion is "going to cost Florida $1.9 billion a year."
'Rationing' charge is empty rhetoric
Says the health care law rations care, like systems in Canada and Great Britain.
Law factors in weekends, holidays
Under Florida’s voting law, a requirement to turn in voter registrations within 48 hours "makes it impossible to meet the deadline if you’re working right to the end of the week."
UPDATE: Corrected ruling
An "Obamacare slush fund" paid to spay and neuter dogs and cats, then counted it as an "anti-obesity campaign."
This claim is DOA
"Millions could lose their health care coverage and be forced into a government pool" under the new health care law.
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