Claim is more than just hot air
As a student at Occidental College in Los Angeles from 1979 to 1981, "there were days where folks couldn't go outside. … because of all the pollution in the air."
Cincinnati tops the list ... at No. 30
Long-term federal investment in U.S. airports is urgent because "there was a recent survey of the top airports … in the world, and there was not a single U.S. airport that came in the top 25."
High support for policy, but polls asked before bills emerged
A "wide majority of NRA households ... supported this legislation" on gun background checks.
Tax increases and spending cuts
Says a majority of Americans -- and Republicans -- support his approach for deficit reduction.
Some discretion in cutting, but not much
The sequester "won’t consider whether we’re cutting some bloated program that has outlived its usefulness, or a vital service that Americans depend on every single day. It doesn’t make those distinctions."
Romney, Obama on same side
Says he and Mitt Romney agreed on tying minimum wage increases to inflation.
True of background checks -- but other proposals?
Says "overwhelming majorities of Americans" support gun legislation "like background checks."
No details but an easing of current rules
Says "Mitt Romney’s plan rolls back regulations" on banks.
Not all dimes are back
"We got back every dime used to rescue the banks."
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Romney wanted gradual drawdown
Says Mitt Romney "just gave a speech a few weeks ago" and said "we should still have troops in Iraq."
Didn't suggest cutting domestic funding
"George Bush never suggested that we eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood."
A dodge for Romney
Says Mitt Romney refused to say whether he'd sign the Lilly Ledbetter bill.
A familiar, pretty accurate refrain
Romney "would turn Medicare into a voucher program."
Tire jobs saved, others lost
Chinese tire imports threatened 1,000 American jobs, so President Obama "stood up to China and protected American workers. Mitt Romney attacked Obama's decision."
Weak economy is a big reason
"Taxes are lower on families than they've been probably in the last 50 years."
Some money yes, but probably not much
"Even today part of Romney’s fortune is invested in China."
Geopolitical foe = enemy
Says Romney called Russia our No. 1 enemy.
See the stimulus, 2010 tax deal and more
"I've cut taxes for ... middle-class families, small businesses."
College tax breaks go down the tubes
Says under the Romney-Ryan budget ... "the American Opportunity Tax Credit for college tuition would be eliminated."
Would have been a sweet deal
"His new running mate, Congressman Ryan, put forward a plan that would let Governor Romney pay less than 1 percent in taxes each year."
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