60 votes usually means filibuster
Says of a failed cloture vote on nominating Chuck Hagel for defense secretary: "This is not a filibuster."
— PolitiFact National
Math solid, but Republicans ruled much of period
Says that when Democrats controlled Congress and the White House, federal spending as a share of the Gross Domestic Product leapt from 18.2 percent in 2001 to 25.2 percent in 2009 -- the largest such increase in any eight-year period since World War II.
Mixed reviews, but so far violence seems sporadic
"The spillover violence (from Mexico) in Texas is real and it is escalating."
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