An exaggeration coupled with fuzzy words
Says Hillary Clinton "erased all of her emails even though they were subject to recall and review by Congress."
Obama's response was quiet but not silent
Says Barack Obama was silent on Iran "when the students took to the streets in Tehran and the people there protested, (and) the Green Revolution occurred."
Only if you keep yourself insured along the way
"Pre-existing conditions are covered under my (health care) plan."
The board doesn't make individual treatment decisions
Says Barack Obama "put in place a board that can tell people ultimately what treatments they're going to receive."
Cherry-picked in several ways
College tuition "costs have risen by 25 percent under the Democrats."
Projection, not promise
Says President Obama promised "he'd keep unemployment below 8 percent" if the stimulus passed.
Editorials don't count
Says five studies show his tax plan can cut rates and still bring the same revenue without raising taxes on the middle class.
Housing bust predated Obama
Under Obama, home values in Florida collapsed, construction jobs were lost and the state had a high foreclosure rate.
Distorts comments about coal and air pollution
Claims Joe Biden said "coal is more dangerous than terrorists."
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Says Barack Obama "robbed Medicare (of) $716 billion to pay for ... Obamacare."
A better comparison shows numbers much lower
"In June, jobless ranks were higher in nearly 90 percent of U.S. cities."
A selective reading of conflicts under Reagan
President Ronald Reagan sent troops into conflict "only in one circumstance, which was in Grenada … We were in a peacekeeping setting in Lebanon."
Stimulus dollars paid for "windmills from China."
Starting just one month later -- Obama's first full month -- paints a very different picture
"The total unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino workers has increased from 10% to 10.3%" between January 2009 and March 2012.
Argument is a red herring
"What president has the worst record on female labor force participation? Barack Obama."
Men lost more jobs earlier
"Women account for 92.3 percent of the jobs lost under Obama."
Passing budget not president's task
Says Obama has failed to pass a budget.
Wrong in a few ways
"This president ... could have gotten crippling sanctions against Iran. He did not."
President Obama told people "to skip coming here (Las Vegas) for conventions and meetings."
Projection, not a promise
"Three years ago, a newly elected President Obama told America that if Congress approved his plan to borrow nearly a trillion dollars, he would hold unemployment below 8 percent."
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