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."
An extrapolation based on limited data
"Every year in the United States between 3,000 and 4,500 severe vaccine reactions are reported to the Centers for Disease Control. Not mild reactions. Severe reactions that land somebody in the hospital, the intensive care unit or cause a permanent disability or death."
On this, Obama measures up
Says President Barack Obama is "not paying women equally by his own measures in his own White House."
A reach to call it support
The Obama administration "supported Muslim allies trying to establish a new international blasphemy standard."
Oh, baby, baby, how are we supposed to know?
"The name Frank has risen in popularity by 20 percent" since the debut of 'House of Cards' on Netflix.
Land of oil sands long 'unlocked'
"Keystone means unlocking the Canadian tar sands."
Case of he said, they may have said
"There have even been Republican congressmen who have said, ‘If you give us more money we don't know where we would even put additional Border Patrol agents.’ "
On the edge maybe, but no violations
"We've caught Iran cheating on the interim (nuclear) deal."
Writer corrected column
The United States has "more of our people in prison than Russia, China, and North Korea combined."
Glosses over important protections even for terrorists
Terrorist detainees "were not covered by the Geneva Convention. They were unlawful combatants. And under those circumstances, they were not entitled to the normal kinds of courtesies and treatment."
Government's best data is flawed
"In 2012, 123 African-Americans were shot dead by police. ... Same year, 326 whites were killed by police."
Immigrants have done well but not that well
Immigrants "have captured all of the nearly 9 million jobs created since 2000."
Based on an old and preliminary tally
"4.7 million people have lost their insurance in 32 states" due to Obamacare.
No, but they are more reliable voters
"It is senior citizens, not Hispanics, who are the fastest-growing demographic in this country."
99% are temporary
"There would be tens of thousands of jobs created" if President Barack Obama approved the Keystone XL pipeline.
Ignores a lot of training
"U.S. troops are getting only 4 hours of Ebola training before deployment to Liberia."
Not really comparable
Blocking travel from countries with Ebola should be possible because President Barack Obama "has sealed off Israel in the past."
Ebola is the bigger humanitarian crisis
"This (Ebola) is not as bad as SARS was in 2003."
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