All statements involving John McCain

Fleeing Syria, "a million children are now refugees."

"Over half" of science, technology, engineering and mathematics students "receiving advanced degrees are not citizens of the United States of America."

Says iPads and iPhones "are built in the United States of America."

Earmarks requested in a federal spending bill included  "$277,000 for potato pest management in Wisconsin."

"The senior senator from Arizona (John McCain) said he couldn't support repealing 'don't ask, don't tell' because of the economy."

Federal stimulus money went to a Georgia Tech project that will "apparently involve the professor jamming with 'world-renowned musicians' to 'hopefully also create satisfying works of art.'"  

"The border security plan of Sens. McCain and Kyl called for 3,000 additional troops to keep us safe. President Obama says he'll send 524."

McCain opposed the border fence.

"Of all the illegals in America, more than half come through Arizona."

As a Congressman, J.D. Hayworth was an avid earmarker who supported such pork as "$220,000 to renovate a Maine Blueberry farm" and "$5.8 million for a Vermont snowmobile trail."

As a senator, Barack Obama supported "an amendment that basically gutted the legal temporary worker program."

John McCain "began his career in Washington as a lobbyist when he was appointed in 1976 as the Navy's liaison to the United States Senate."

"Phoenix, Arizona, is the No. 2 kidnapping capital of the world."

John McCain "voted against the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003, wrongly claiming they helped only the rich."

After J.D. Hayworth "was voted out of Congress, he became a registered lobbyist" who was "paid thousands by a Florida corporation to lobby the very committee he used to serve on."

"Obama has more czars than the Romanovs."

"The president's plan, even after the end of its withdrawal timeline is reached, will leave in place up to 50,000 U.S. troops."

A new presidential helicopter "is now going to cost as much as Air Force One."

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