Claim is exceptionally wrong
Says President Barack Obama said "that American exceptionalism is no more exceptional than the exceptionalism of any other country."
Walker was only a candidate then
Says award-winning Milwaukee Public Schools teacher Megan Sampson was laid off because Gov. Scott Walker cut state aid to education.
A flawed comparison
There were more people on welfare than working in 2013.
'A bit of a mess'
"It will cost $50,000 per enrollee in Obamacare over the next 10 years."
Bet Obama doesn't think so
Says President Barack Obama got "a pass" over controversal remarks by Rev. Jeremiah Wright, while a 12-year-old speech by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has blown up into a national story.
There's no data to back this up
The wealth gap between blacks and whites in the United States is "greater than the black-white wealth gap was in apartheid South Africa."
A very misleading characterization
Says Saddam Hussein "had a 10-year relationship with al-Qaida."
Scientific consensus says otherwise
"There is no good data showing secondhand smoke kills people."
A statistic that doesn't exist
"The conviction rate is almost exactly the same" for whites and blacks who commit murder.
No, they're temporary construction jobs
The State Department says the 42,000 jobs created by the Keystone XL pipeline are "ongoing, enduring jobs."
An exercise in radically cherry-picked data
"We’re above 800 million Muslims radicalized, more than half the Muslims on Earth That’s not a minority. That’s now a majority."
Studies agree: Uninsured rate is dropping
"More people are losing their insurance (due to Obamacare) than are becoming newly insured."
Not what 2013 law says
A new Colorado law "literally allows residents to print ballots from their home computers, then encourages them to turn ballots over to ‘collectors.’ "
More like violent vomiting
Some doctors say Ebola can be transmitted through the air by "a sneeze or some cough."
It's always been a possibility
"We were told there would never be a case of Ebola in the United States."
Social science without the science
"We know from the social science that children do best with a mom and a dad."
ISIS is small, but not Double A small
The Islamic State is so small it "couldn't fill a Double A ballpark in Charleston, W. Va."
A sustained surge under Clinton, too
"The last time there was a sustained surge of confidence in government's competence was under Ronald Reagan."
Wasn't true when Obama said it either
The Justice Department’s Fast and Furious gun-walking program "started in the Bush administration."
Bad dates, bad history
This Congress "adjourned earliest of any time in congressional history before an election."
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