Higher than other states, but not that high
"Having an entirely Democrat congressional delegation in 2009, when the [federal stimulus] bill passed, increases the per capita stimulus dollars that the state receives per person by $460."
— PolitiFact Rhode Island
Do private prisons walk the (property) line?
"Private prisons do not chase escaped inmates past the perimeter like the public prisons do, which means more escaped prisoners in our communities."
— PolitiFact Florida
'Many' is tough to confirm
"Many of the companies bankrolling the ad campaign against Amendment 4 are recipients of a congressional bailout, in the form of humongous tax refunds earlier this year."
Obama released a plan, and Congress has introduced legislation, but it hasn't yet passed
Obama "closed offshore tax safe havens."
Probably, but then he called Israel's prime minister too
Obama's "first call (as president) to any head of state was to Mahmoud Abbas, leader of Fatah party in the Palestinian territory."
He considered, but later changed his mind
"Barack Obama's nominee for 'regulatory czar' has advocated a 'Fairness Doctrine' for the Internet" that would require links to opposing opinions.
Story of banned books is murky
"While Sarah was Mayor of Wasilla she tried to fire our highly respected City Librarian because the Librarian refused to consider removing from the library some books that Sarah wanted removed."
E-mail takes college work out of context
Obama's wife said her goal in life was to put the black community "first and foremost."
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