No letter, and based on a dodgy memo
Says "Ted Kennedy sent a letter to then Soviet leader Yuri Andropov apologizing for Ronald Reagan and begging the Soviets not to overreact."
An old claim a reader asked us to look into
Says Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has an "immigrant family background."
Vast majority share last name
"A married couple that" use the same last name "is rarer and rarer in our country."
Indicates a high fever
The children coming across the southern U.S. border "were never examined after they got here and quarantined if they had a disease. They were just sent out across the country. Many of them had measles ... We now have an outbreak of it all because of our immigration policy."
Most mutations go nowhere
"Every time somebody new gets the Ebola virus, it mutates."
Extremely wishful thinking
"There were fewer civilian casualties in Cambodia than there have been from American drone attacks."
Ignores that whites far outnumber blacks
"More whites than blacks are victims of deadly police shootings."
Aired video before CNN, Fox
When news broke that Ferguson 18-year-old Michael Brown was a suspect in a robbery, "MSNBC practically went off the air for a while to have behind-closed-doors meetings to figure out how to deal with this new revelation."
'A profound mischaracterization of human nature'
"We know how to stop AIDS: persuade men not to have sex with men."
The United States is the leading nation in the world "with the highest amount of doubt about the conventional wisdom of climate change."
More 'conflicts,' fewer 'wars'
There are fewer wars, there are fewer people dying in wars "now than there have been in quite some time."
An influx of conspiracy theory
"Obama regime planned the influx of illegal alien children at the border."
Tribunal of Bush-era appointees
The decision to cancel the trademark of the Washington Redskins "is not the Patent and Trademark Office. This is Barack Obama."
A wrong turn, historically
Americans "invented the automobile."
Some = Oprah
"Some of the wealthiest Americans are African-American now."
Don't downplay the feds
"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."
She's pretty close
"Two-thirds of the people who receive the minimum wage are female."
Wrong on both counts
Wisconsin is "one of the bluest" states, but under Scott Walker its unemployment rate "is around 3.5%."
A reach is right
President Barack Obama shut down NASA space flights and turned the agency "into a Muslim outreach department."
Right report, wrong policy
A Congressional Budget Office report says President Barack Obama’s executive order to raise the minimum wage for new federal contract workers "will cost the economy 500,000 jobs."
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