They are -- and we're working on similar technology
China is "practicing how to blow up our satellites."
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Lots of missed votes
In 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama "missed 60 or 70 percent of his votes." In 2004, John Kerry missed "close to 60 to 70 percent" and Bob Graham missed "over 30 percent of his votes."
Respected think tank report backs it up
"For the first time in 35 years, we have more businesses dying than we do starting."
The differences could kill the deal
"The Iranians are now saying that what we're saying the deal is and what they understand it to be are two different things."
At least a half dozen must okay the plans
A private company building a natural gas pipeline into Florida "is being forced to spend months under the review of six federal agencies."
Right on both counts
"Just days ago, Iran's Supreme Leader (Ali) Khamenei, who will oversee implementation of this agreement, was calling Israel a 'rabid dog' and accusing the United States of war crimes."
A consistent 'no'
"I did not support the sequester."
It shrank slightly, but it did shrink
"Our economy actually shrank during the last three months of 2012."
He's right, in part because we're such a big country
"A million people a year come into the U.S. legally. No other country even comes close to that figure."
Simple stat exposes Social Security's problems
"When Social Security first started, there was 16 workers for every retiree. Today there are three workers for every retiree and soon there will be only two for every retiree."
An army of newbie drivers
"Some of the men serving in the (Afghan) armed forces have never driven a vehicle before."
Parents sometimes do understand
"Forty cents of every dollar being spent by the federal government is being borrowed from my children."
It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it (with shovels and plastic bags)
“We are picking up oil with shovels and paper and plastic bags.”
Was Crist's surprise veto political revenge?
Charlie Crist "bizarrely vetoed" $9.7 million for a teaching hospital at the University of Florida "despite having previously argued the budget request had merit."
State may be purple, but most voters are blue or red
"By registration fewer than 20 percent of Florida voters are Independents."
Very close on target
"Since that famous day in February where the governor campaigned with Barack Obama on behalf of the stimulus program, 211,000 Floridians have lost their jobs."
Fresh off the news, he's right
"Just this week we received the news that for the first time Social Security is now paying out more in benefits than it's taking in. That was something that was supposed to happen in 2016."
Back to the back wax
The Associated Press called Charlie Crist's attacks "over the top," "out of context," and "not true."
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