Not the case for most Muslim countries
"In Muslim countries, under the Sharia, there is a death penalty for blaspheming Mohammad."
Congress mandated PTC a long time ago
The lack of an automatic braking system that could have prevented the Philadelphia Amtrak crash "wasn't driven by a lack of funding. It just takes a while. They (Congress) just passed it in the recent past."
"You can be an NFL player with murder charges and not be suspended."
Accounting for only 100 school districts
"Baltimore spends the third highest per capita on its public schools."
That recession thing was probably important too
"America has lost over 50,000 manufacturing factories on other trade deals."
Right on Paul's shift, wrong about a bill
Says Rand Paul denied that he "put forward a bill ... to zero out foreign aid and specifically spoke about Israel."
Words matter, as how people interpret them
Says Barack Obama voted for the "very same language" of Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act when he was in the Illinois state Senate. Sexual orientation "doesn't have anything to do with this law."
A careful choice of words
"I never said I was on the Falkland Islands."
When it comes to praise, once is not often
Says he "often" appeared on The O’Reilly Factor and "often was praised" by Bill O'Reilly.
More in theory than in practice, at least so far
Homeopathy, acupuncture and aromatherapy "have been given elevated legitimacy under the Affordable Care Act."
Religious exemptions have existed as well
"It used to be that the only children at school who weren't vaccinated were those who had true medical" conditions. "Now there are 19 states that allow personal belief exemptions."
It's hard to quantify al-Qaida
"Al-Qaida has grown fourfold in five years."
Possible, but Granholm is guessing
Says Mitt Romney "pays less tax than the guys who installed his car elevators."
Motives can be murky
"Since 9/11, right-wing extremists (incl anti-abortion, anti-gov) have killed more Americans than Islamic extremists."
"A golf course closes somewhere in America every 48 hours."
No requirements on data collection
"The number of killings of citizens by police is at a two-decade high."
Police rarely charged regardless of race
Says "99 percent of the time police officers aren't charged when they kill young people of color."
Raw numbers not the best measurement
"There are more people living in this country who were not born here than at anytime in the history of the country."
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