Biography of Obama's mother reveals new details
Said his mother had to fight with health insurance companies for treatment because of a pre-existing condition.
One poll supports, others contradict
"The clear majority of Republican voters think that any deficit reduction package should have a balanced approach and should include some revenues."
Depends on your definition of fence
"The (border) fence is now basically complete."
They did in 1995, and probably would again
If there’s a government shutdown, "people don’t get their Social Security checks."
Some medical records, not all
"Veterans can now download their electronic medical records with a click of the mouse."
Government jobs, yes. Not worth saving, no.
John Boehner said the jobs of "teachers and nurses and police officers and firefighters" are "'government jobs' that weren't worth saving."
But residents are now taxed by higher fees
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett "has held the line on property taxes."
— PolitiFact Wisconsin
Thin evidence -- and Republicans have supported the credit
Republicans "don't think it's a good idea" to make the child care tax credit "stronger."
One Republican leader; not a plan to entirely privatize
"Some Republican leaders in Congress" are "pushing to make privatizing Social Security a key part of their legislative agenda if they win a majority in Congress this fall."
Few of those are on par with Guantanamo detainees
The Bush administration prosecuted 190 suspected terrorists in federal courts.
$10,000 went to music festival ... in 1997
"We're also cutting a Forest Service economic development program that strayed so far from any mission that it funded a music festival."
Why Alito shook his head
"Last week, the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that I believe will open the floodgates for special interests – including foreign corporations – to spend without limit in our elections."
It was in his campaign literature
"I didn't campaign on a public option."
"The Senate Finance Committee approved a reform proposal that has both Democratic and Republican support."
Most of the adopted Republican amendments were minor/technical
"It’s a plan that incorporates ideas from many of the people in this room tonight – Democrats and Republicans."
They like it, but do they like it, like it?
AARP is "endorsing" the health care reform bill.
A guess-timate at best
In the 100 days since its passage, the economic stimulus has "saved or created nearly 150,000 jobs."
Accounting method inflates the number
"Already we've identified $2 trillion in deficit reductions over the next decade."
Cherry-picking the last number
"As a percentage of gross domestic product, we are reducing nondefense discretionary spending to its lowest level since the '60s, lower than it was under Reagan, lower than it was under Clinton, lower than it was under Bush, or both Bushes."
Proposed cuts are too vague
"For my energy plan, my economic plan, and the other proposals you'll hear tonight, I've offered spending cuts above and beyond their cost."
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