Immigration bill was a no-show
Says Obama broke his promise to offer a comprehensive immigration bill in his first year.
See YouTube video, 2009
Says Obama promised to cut the deficit in half.
He cites an accurate stat
"Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax."
Company joined first lady's Let's Move campaign
At Bain Capital, "we helped start an early childhood learning company called Bright Horizons that First Lady Michelle Obama rightly praised."
He said it
In his first TV interview as president, Obama said we "should talk to Iran."
Rough time for college grads
"Half the kids coming out of college this year … can't find a job, or a job that's consistent with a college degree."
— PolitiFact New Hampshire
In a speech and an ad
"In 2008, candidate Barack Obama attacked John McCain for proposing cuts to Medicare."
Number of trips: zero
"As president, Barack Obama has never visited Israel."
It happened, however enthusiastically
Says "Rick Santorum supported (Arlen) Specter over conservative candidates twice."
Not the usual measure, but he frames it right
"If you take into account all the people who are struggling for work, or have just stopped looking, the real unemployment rate is over 15 percent."
Lobbyists direct "strategic advice"
Says Newt Gingrich’s contract was with "the lobbyists at Freddie Mac."
— PolitiFact Florida
Deleting e-mails is standard practice for Mass. governors
Says he followed state law and the precedent of other Massachusetts governors when he erased electronic communications as he left office.
This claim's in perfect health
"The people in Massachusetts like (the state health care plan) by about a 3-1 margin."
Tough talk straight from Perry's book
"In writing his book, Gov. Perry pointed out that … by any measure Social Security has been a failure."
True for January; for three prior months, the U.S. created many more
"In the month of January, Canada created more new jobs than we did."
Correct -- we spend a lot more and die a bit sooner
"The lifespan of the average American is less than that of people in nations that spend far less (on health care). ... To put it bluntly, we spend more and die sooner."
McCain said it
John McCain has said the economy is "not his strong suit."
Americans consume a lot
"Two-thirds of our economy is a consumer economy."
McCain switched tax vote
"Now, I also support the Bush tax cuts. Sen. McCain voted against them originally. He now believes they should be made permanent. I'm glad he agrees they should be made permanent."
Dad was a dinosaur hunter
"(My dad) used to campaign against the gas-guzzling dinosaurs."
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