Apprehensions, Mr. President
Illegal "immigration is lower than it’s been in 40 years."
— PolitiFact Texas
Maybe an energy plan, but not climate change
"There is not a single candidate in the Republican primary that thinks we should do anything about climate change."
It's a fuzzy claim, but a good case can be made
"The United States of America, right now, has the strongest, most durable economy in the world."
By at least one measure
"We spend more on our military than the next eight nations combined."
Improvement since the last State of the Union, in fact
We have cut "our deficits by almost three-quarters."
Possible, but a little complicated
"A violent felon can buy (a gun) over the Internet with no background check, no questions asked."
In raw dollars, U.S. is No. 1
"The United States (is) the largest provider of humanitarian assistance to displaced persons and refugees."
When measured as a percentage of GDP
Today, the deficit is "below the average deficits over the past 40 years."
A correlation, but maybe not causation
"States with the most gun laws tend to have the fewest gun deaths."
The stats that are available support that
Since 2009, "we've cut homelessness (among veterans) by a third."
Math wise, yes, but a few caveats
"We've cut the deficit by two-thirds."
— PolitiFact Wisconsin
Hasn't happened since 1998
"By one leading measure, what business owners pay out in wages and salaries is now finally growing faster than what they spend on health insurance" for the first time in 17 years.
Other data exists, but Obama's is credible
"Here are the stats: Per population, we kill each other with guns at a rate 297x more than Japan, 49x more than France, 33x more than Israel."
Almost unprecedented historically
Says Loretta Lynch’s nomination "has been now sitting there longer than the previous seven attorney general nominees combined."
Estimates suggest Obama overstated Iran's spending
"Iran’s defense budget is $30 billion. Our defense budget is closer to $600 billion."
A credible estimate says so
The Affordable Care Act is "a major reason why we’ve seen 50,000 fewer preventable patient deaths in hospitals."
CDC survey backs him up
"Nearly one in five women in America has been a victim of rape or attempted rape."
U.S. is tops in generation, but not capacity
"America is No. 1 in wind power."
Yes, using the most common measure
"Our unemployment rate is now lower than it was before the financial crisis."
We're closer to New Guinea than New Zealand
The United States is "the only advanced country on Earth" that doesn’t guarantee "paid maternity leave to our workers."
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