Broad emissions-cutting program embraced
Says that as Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney "condemned coal-fired plants, saying they kill people."
— PolitiFact Ohio
A lesson in Washington linguistics
Says Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan "want to turn Medicare into a voucher system."
Score one for the millionaires
Mitt Romney is proposing a tax plan "that would give millionaires another tax break and raises taxes on middle class families by up to $2,000 a year."
It would -- and it would cut taxes for the non-rich too
"Gov. Romney's plan would cut taxes for the folks at the very top."
This Google search comes close
The federal government has made investments in science and technology inventing the products that led to the creation of Google.
— PolitiFact Georgia
They don't all make $1.3 million - range is $352,000 and up
"Over the last few decades, the income of the top 1 percent grew by more than 275 percent -- to an average of $1.3 million a year."
More than just a change in politics
The DREAM Act "was written by members of both parties. When it came up for a vote a year and a half ago, Republicans in Congress blocked it. The bill hadn’t changed. ... The only thing that had changed was politics."
Steel plant's fortunes tanked under Bain
After they bought GST Steel, "Mitt Romney and his partners loaded it with debt, closed the Kansas City plant and walked away with a healthy profit, leaving hundreds of employees out of work with their pensions in jeopardy."
Romney said he won't change law
Says Mitt Romney "has refused to say whether he would have vetoed or signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act."
Outside analysis bears him out
Mitt Romney has "proposed cutting his own taxes while raising them on 18 million working families."
Production up, but not on federal land last year
"Under President Obama, domestic oil production is at an eight-year high."
— PolitiFact Virginia
Reagan accepted tax increases but didn't often propose them
Says Ronald Reagan "understood repeatedly that when the deficit started to get out of control, that for him to make a deal he would have to propose both spending cuts and tax increases."
A lot rarer fate than media coverage would suggest
Because of the new health care law, "Americans no longer will see their coverage dropped or capped when illness strikes."
Money was expected to go fast
By the time Obama took office, "The Bush administration had given the car companies $13 billion and the money was now gone."
Widely cited number, but there's a smaller alternative figure, too
Because of the new health care law, "2.5 million young adults now have coverage."
He's talking licenses, not plants built
"We supported the first new nuclear power plant in three decades."
— PolitiFact Florida
UPDATED: Right on private-sector job stats, but who gets credit?
"In the last 22 months, businesses have created more than 3 million jobs. Last year, they created the most jobs since 2005."
An accurate statistic, though administration was only one factor of many
"Right now, American oil production is the highest that it’s been in eight years."
Yes, if Bush tax cuts are extended
"Fifty percent of Speaker Gingrich’s tax plan goes to the top 1 percent."
Obama was major force for health reform
"Because of Barack Obama 32 million new people will have healthcare."
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