Obama publicly wanted the full withrawal
Says President Obama "has never made a statement ... that he wanted a residual force left (in Iraq)."
Some big names were for it
"(Obama's) entire national security team, including his secretary of state, said we want to arm and train and equip (Syrian rebel forces), and he made the unilateral decision to turn them down."
Meet the McCain
Says he holds the record for "most appearances on 'Meet the Press'."
All five were rated as "high" risks by U.S. officials
The five Taliban detainees being released from Guantanamo in exchange for captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl "are the hardest of the hard-core. These are the highest high-risk people."
Projects were tucked in massive appropriations bills
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."
Yes, but Obama voted for overall package
As a senator, Barack Obama supported "an amendment that basically gutted the legal temporary worker program."
Based on cost to taxpayers, he's right
A new presidential helicopter "is now going to cost as much as Air Force One."
Different statements, different numbers
Barack Obama said "people making less than $250,000 would benefit from his plan" then said "if you're a family making less than $200,000, you'll benefit."
Closer to 40 percent than 50 percent
Between 40 and 50 percent of tax filers do not owe any income tax.
Obama's been critical of NAFTA
"Obama said he would unilaterally renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement."
The idea is old, but the plan is McCain's
A mortgage buyback plan is "my proposal, it's not Sen. Obama's proposal, it's not President Bush's proposal."
McCain right on amount of Obama's pork requests
"He has asked for $932-million of earmark pork-barrel spending, nearly a million dollars for every day that he’s been in the United States Senate."
Bear study funding actually undersold
"You know, we spent $3-million to study the DNA of bears in Montana."
Their employees have donated
Barack Obama got more campaign contributions from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac "than any other member of Congress, except for the Democratic chairmen of the committee that oversees them."
McCain's got Obama over a pork barrel
"Obama has asked for $932-million in earmarks, literally $1-million for every day that he’s been in Congress."
He butted heads with Big Pharma
John McCain "took on the drug industry."
McCain's bear story is no bull
"We spent $3-million of your money to study the DNA of bears."
McCain hits the mark on Georgian history, more or less
"It (Georgia) was one of the earliest Christian nations. The king of then-Georgia in the third century converted to Christianity."
Right, but tax cuts were a major factor, too
Spending increases, not tax cuts, are the major cause of the federal budget deficit.
The campaign trail leaves little time for hearings
"Obama never held a single Senate hearing on Afghanistan."
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