Change in tactics, not substance
Says Marco Rubio "was for immigration reform and a pathway to citizenship before he was against it."
It's a problem that's not easy to quantify
"Insured Floridians pay about $2,000 for every hospital stay to cover the cost of the uninsured."
No evidence of online fraud so far
Online voter registration is a "more secure" way of doing voter registration.
Ever heard of TRIM?
Says he "balanced the budget without raising taxes."
We may be the 'Sunshine State' but we're not the Solar State
"Currently, Florida is one of only five states in the nation that prohibit citizens from buying electricity from companies that will put solar panels on your home or business."
Not true anymore
Tampa Bay is "leading the state in jobs creation."
Many high ratings, but not all
Says he "secured the highest possible bond rating" for the city of Tampa.
At least a half dozen must okay the plans
A private company building a natural gas pipeline into Florida "is being forced to spend months under the review of six federal agencies."
No evidence to support this fairy tale
"When Disney was looking to build Disney World, they came to Miami and we told Disney to take a hike."
Debatable estimate downplays other reasons people move
"Estimates say individuals who escaped these high tax states have taken with them around $2 trillion in adjusted gross income."
A supporter of 'traditional marriage' with softer rhetoric
Says Jeb Bush "not only opposes marriage equality, he’s said he ‘personally’ believes gay couples should be banned from adopting children."
Obama talked up "libertad" in 08 speech in Miami
Says that in 2008, President Barack Obama said normalization with Cuba would first require "liberation of all political prisoners and some basic steps toward freedom, including freedom of the press, political parties, labor unions."
Tries to stop Obama's immigration action, not checks specifically
A bill from U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho attempts to restrict the administration's ability to conduct national security and criminal background checks on undocumented immigrants.
Committee drew from IG interviews of CIA officials
The authors of a report on CIA’s torture techniques "never interviewed a single CIA official."
Bush meant to say one-third fail the test
"The pass rate for a high school level test to join the military" is 35 to 40 percent.
Want to join the Army? Think before you ink!
"Too many" tattoos "on visible body parts" keep some applicants out of the military.
Numbers are right, but comparison imperfect
Citing his efforts to secure the border, Obama said, "Overall, the number of people trying to cross our border illegally is the lowest it has been since the 1970s."
50 is the new zero
The Orange County, Florida, school board "voted to make it impossible for a student to receive a grade below 50."
Campaign listed donations from a Koch corporation
Says he has "never received any contributions from the Koch brothers."
He was arrested and could face jail time though it appears unlikely
"No one was taken into custody" for feeding the homeless.
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