One law repealed, but main protection still in place
Wisconsin Republicans "repealed a statewide fair pay law" that made "sure women are treated fairly on the job."
— PolitiFact Wisconsin
So you're telling me there's a chance
"You cannot get (Ebola) from just riding on a plane or bus."
Lower costs, lower deficit projections
The cost of "health care is now the single-biggest factor driving down" the federal budget deficit.
A full look at the data backs him up, mostly
"We've recovered (from the recession) faster and come farther than almost any other advanced country on Earth."
Using the most expensive scenario for day care
"In 31 states, decent child care costs more than college tuition."
Other countries have gaps in coverage, but yes
"The United States is the only developed country in the world without paid maternity leave."
Republicans favor a hike but support for $10.10 is mixed
"When I talk about (raising the) minimum wage ... half of Republicans agree with it."
Correct for black youth, mixed data for Latinos
"Fewer black and Latino men participate in the labor force, compared to young white men."
Best-available stat backs him
"Most folks’ wages haven’t gone up in over a decade."
77 cents is the biggest gap, not the only one
Women "make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns."
We're No. 1 -- by one measure
"For the first time in over a decade, business leaders around the world have declared that China is no longer the world’s No. 1 place to invest; America is."
Adjusted for inflation, Obama's numbers are close
"The federal minimum wage is worth about 20 percent less than it was when Ronald Reagan" gave his first address to a joint session of Congress.
We're No. 1 -- but mostly driven by industry
"Thanks in part to our all-of-the-above strategy for American energy," the United States generates "more natural gas than anybody."
Thanks to a site run by Arkansas
Due to Obamacare, Arkansas "has covered almost 14 percent of its uninsured already."
Your bill may spike if you get sick
Nearly 6 in 10 uninsured Americans "can get health insurance for what may be the equivalent of your cell phone bill."
Just one survey of big businesses
"Half of all CEOs say that the shutdown and the threat of shutdown set back their plans to hire over the next six months."
More people have opinions on Obamacare than Part D
"At the time that (Medicare Part D) was passed (it) was actually less popular than the Affordable Care Act, according to the polls."
At the high end of estimates
"Up to half of all Americans have a pre-existing condition."
Three other years are within the margin of error
"This year, we're off to our best private-sector jobs growth since 1999."
It slipped under today's rate for most of Reagan's second term
The minimum wage is "lower right now than it was when Ronald Reagan took office."
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