All Half-True statements involving John McCain
"Over half" of science, technology, engineering and mathematics students "receiving advanced degrees are not citizens of the United States of America."
"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."
"We are within the margin of error."
If parents "don't have health insurance that Senator Obama wants them to have (for their children), they will be fined."
Barack Obama was "a trial attorney for ACORN."
"He voted twice for a budget resolution that increases the taxes on individuals making $42,000 a year."
On the economic troubles of 2008, "really the match that lit this fire was Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac."
"The Democrats in the Senate and some members of Congress defended what Fannie and Freddie were doing. They resisted any change."
Obama "voted for ... $3-million for an overhead projector at a planetarium in Chicago."
"I want to give every American a $5,000 refundable tax credit."
"John McCain fought to rein in Fannie and Freddie...but Democrats blocked the reforms."
"I will keep taxes low and cut them where I can. My opponent will raise them."
"Senator Obama thinks we can achieve energy independence without more drilling and without more nuclear power."
"First, he (Obama) opposed the surge. Then he confidently predicted that it would fail. Then he tried to prevent funding for the troops who carried out the surge."
In the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, offshore drilling "did not cause any real difficulties."
"We now have a pro-American president in France, which shows if you live long enough, anything can happen in this world."
Obama "voted against funding our troops."
Obama "voted for and even sponsored amendments that were intended to kill the (immigration overhaul) legislation."
"Barack Obama said he would debate 'anywhere, anytime' but has rejected joint town hall meetings."
"Throughout his time in elected office, Barack Obama has taken multiple positions on banning handguns and the D.C. handgun ban."
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