Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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The states that are doing "better" are the ones that have no state income tax.  

Russia "has an economy the size of Italy."  

"The best evidence is that you lose -- if you use marijuana as a teenager regularly -- eight IQ points."    

Says a 9-year-old girl was recently raped in Austin, Texas, by a guy previously "caught four times and released."

Under President Ronald Reagan, illegal immigrants "were not pouring in like" they are now.

"Ninety percent" of people living in Gaza "don’t have access even to water."  

Between June 30 and July 10, CNN interviewed "17 Israeli public officials versus one" Palestinian official.  

Obama’s 2012 policy on younger immigrants "created these children coming across" the border.

"Right now, one third of all illegal aliens are going to California."  

Compared to President Obama, "President Reagan rushed home from Santa Barbara vacation, from the Reagan ranch when the Korean jetliner was shot out of the air by the Russians."

"Literally, by the time a child is 18 years of age, they've killed over 100,000 people in video games and other online things."

There are fewer wars, there are fewer people dying in wars "now than there have been in quite some time."

In Syria, "we struck a deal where we got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out."  

"The so-called defense minister of the People's Republic of Donetsk ... actually posted a bragging social media posting of having shot down a military transport. And then when it became apparent it was civilian, they pulled it down from social media."  

"For the first time in history, (Thor’s) hammer is being held by a woman."

"More than 50 percent of immigrants from (El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras) use at least one major welfare program once they get here."

"North Korea is telling its people that their men’s national team is in the World Cup final."

"Black voter turnout in 2012 exceeded the rate of white voter turnout, even in the states with the strictest voter ID laws."

"We are accepting more legal immigrants than we ever have in the history (of the United States.)"

Republicans "went out of the way to praise (Eric) Holder's nomination. ... Not a single Republican senator opposed Eric Holder's nomination."

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