Voted for two major bailout measures, against another
"Paul Ryan is one of less than a dozen Republican congressmen to have voted for every bailout to come before Congress."
Numbers right, but comparison imperfect
"The U.S. has now spent more on reconstructing Afghanistan than was spent on the Marshall Plan and the reconstruction of Europe."
The man he cites says he got it wrong
Between 2008 and 2014, "criminal aliens accounted for 38 percent of all murder convictions in the five states of California, Texas, Arizona, Florida and New York."
When President Abraham Lincoln signed his Emancipation Proclamation, "there were over 300,000 slaveholders who were fighting in the Union army."
That was then. This is now.
Says Donald Trump "has supported a Canadian-style universal health care system."
Many releases ordered by the courts
"134,000 (criminal) aliens have been released by the (Obama) administration in just the past two years."
Update: The Trews responds
"The American murder rate is 50 times that of any other developed nation."
No boycott talk
Say Apple’s Tim Cook "will not do business with Indiana."
Funding a student study does not a regulation make
"EPA wants to regulate … the family BBQ."
More in theory than in practice, at least so far
Homeopathy, acupuncture and aromatherapy "have been given elevated legitimacy under the Affordable Care Act."
A reckless distortion
"Sheriffs Call For Obama’s Lynching While Leader Meets With GOP Senators"
A flawed comparison
There were more people on welfare than working in 2013.
Writer corrected column
The United States has "more of our people in prison than Russia, China, and North Korea combined."
At least they didn't confuse her with Loretta Lynn
Loretta Lynch, the new nominee for attorney general, "was a member of Bill Clinton's defense team during the 1992 Whitewater corruption probe."
Cuts not for the faint of heart
Says Sen. Rand Paul’s 2011 budget "included a big cut in the CDC."
Truth is the best disinfectant for this rumor
"According to a government supplier of emergency products, the Disaster Assistance Response Team was told to be prepared to be activated in the month of October for an outbreak of Ebola."
It's both worse and better
Based on current trends, "15.5 million girls will be married in the next 16 years as children."
Suits are one-time use, bound for Africa
"The U.S. State Department has ordered 160,000 Hazmat suits for Ebola, prompting concerns that the federal government is anticipating the rapid spread" of the virus.
'Operation Hornet's Nest' is a conspiracy rabbit hole
Documents released by Edward Snowden reveal that American, British and Israeli intelligence agencies worked together to create the Islamic State.
That'd be a pretty awesome power, if it actually existed
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau "passed a rule giving the agency unprecedented power to shut down businesses, no matter what the reason, at any time it wishes."
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