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James Carville and Laura Ingraham tussled over the Affordable Care Act on ABC's "This Week."

James Carville and Laura Ingraham tussled over the Affordable Care Act on ABC's "This Week."

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Last election, the Koch brothers "spent three times what the top 10 unions spent combined."

"Social science is irrefutable" that children are better off being raised by a mom and a dad.

Liberals have figured out a Facebook algorithm and "all the people getting banned from Facebook are somehow conservatives."  

"ObamaCare enrollment lie: Obama counts an enrollee as a web user putting a plan in ‘their online shopping carts.’"

"Democrats very much are in the pocket of the NRA."

"We know that Sunday mornings have usually been given over to conservative white men."

"The U.S. spends more money on its military than the 16 biggest military budgets in the world" combined.

"A lot of the move to free the slaves ... did not come from the federal government. It came from a growing movement among the people, particularly people of faith."

The insurance risk corridors aren't going broke like Republicans predicted.

Obamacare is "costing 2 million jobs."

Says Rep. Michele Bachmann said President Barack Obama might be to blame for the Fort Hood shootings.

The health care law reduces "the number of uninsured in America by 3 percent for how much money? $2 trillion."

A North Carolina study proves that "probably over a million people voted twice in (the 2012) election."

Before "our last three presidents, you have to go back to the 1800s, early 1800s to find three presidents in a row being consecutively re-elected."

"Young women today in metropolitan areas" who are childless and single are out-earning childless, single young males.

"Of all the jobs President Obama claims to have created since he started, only 38.5 percent are women. So 61.5 percent have gone to men."

"The Koch brothers are one of the biggest polluters in the country."

"The numbers of people that support Obamacare and like it have been steadily dropping."

"If you want out of the individual mandate... all you have to do now is tick off the box that says 'hardship' and you're out."

"Less than 1 percent of 1 percent of the American population has given an amount over $200" to a federal political campaign.

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