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."
All presidents acted, but few so sweepingly
"The actions I’m taking" are "the kinds of actions taken by every single Republican president and every single Democratic president for the past half-century."
Reid's allowed a few votes
"The Democratic leader in the Senate, Harry Reid, has blocked any vote on the Keystone pipeline for years."
Should've skipped 'vast'
"Every single day in this country, 1,000 people are deported and the vast majority of those people that are deported aren't criminals."
A big share, but not quite
"We've created more jobs in the United States than every other advanced economy combined since I came into office."
People both trust and distrust Fox News
Leonard Pitts, Jr.
"America’s least-trusted news sources are also its most popular."
Numbers uncertain, but experts give GOP edge
2014 midterm election spending by "the left and the right are both equal."
Puffs up an old story
Democrats give "Newports to the homeless to get them to the polls."
Most mutations go nowhere
"Every time somebody new gets the Ebola virus, it mutates."
An estimate of an estimate
"Every year the average woman loses around $11,000 to the wage gap," which amounts to "a $500,000 vagina tax" over her working career.
Obscures the broader Muslim condemnation of 9/11
Muslim nations did not "call out" the people who celebrated the 9/11 attacks.
It's not all about ships and troops anymore
Under sequestration, the military was cut "down to the smallest Army since 1940, the smallest Navy since 1915."
It's both worse and better
Based on current trends, "15.5 million girls will be married in the next 16 years as children."
Americans want limited action
Katrina vanden Heuvel
Americans now "support strikes (against ISIS) but the support for ground troops is not there. The support is very thin."
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.
Republicans have bounced back in recent polls
"The Republican Party has the worst reputation in American polling of any political party in history."
Several allies did not sign up for strikes
The United States had "allies lined up" for air strikes in Syria and then Obama "pulled the rug out."
Ignores that whites far outnumber blacks
"More whites than blacks are victims of deadly police shootings."
The data isn't that clear
"More (student-athletes) graduate than the students who aren't student-athletes."
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