Did Strom know what he was doing?
"We knew Strom Thurmond had proposed" the amendment that blocked Puerto Rico’s use of Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection.
Of the 30 states with set rates, yes
Wisconsin pays criminal defense lawyers who represent the indigent $40 per hour, "the lowest in the country."
Loose definition of "surrounding"
"Why are Muslim armies so useless against ISIS? ... There are 20,000 or 30,000 (ISIS fighters). The countries surrounding ISIS have armies totaling 5 million people."
Yes, but there are other options
In Sauk City, Wisconsin, "the ID office" that provides identification for voting "is only open on the fifth Wednesday of every month" -- a total of four days in 2016.
Less worry, but concerns remain
"People think AIDS is done -- it’s not done."
Carpooling down, SUVs and crossovers popular
Despite attention on global warming, "fewer Americans carpool today to work than carpooled in 1980" and "SUVs have never been a larger proportion of the vehicles being sold in this country."
Up and up
"15 years ago, cancer drugs cost an average of $10,000 a year. Now it’s $10,000 a month."
Though he has voted for the exception
Says Marco Rubio opposes abortion "even in the case of rape and incest."
Is South the HIV/AIDS epicenter?
HIV/AIDS is "dramatically on the rise in the U.S. South."
Grim and largely accurate
"More preschoolers are shot dead each year than police officers are in the line of duty."
Colbert isn't joking
Says Ronald Reagan "reversed his world’s ‘largest tax cut’ and raised taxes when revenues did not match the expectations."
A meeting with many interpretations
Says Pope Francis "took the name of a saint who basically reached out to Muslims."
Whole lot of shakin' going on
At this point in 2012, "Rick Perry was ahead at 29.9 percent, and we had seven more leads before it finally settled on Mitt Romney."
Clinton's support last described as 'unenthusiastic'
Bernie Sanders opposes the death penalty, and Hillary Clinton supports it.
MIA: Hillary's enthusiasm for TPP
Bernie Sanders opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and Hillary Clinton supports it.
Numbers right, but comparison imperfect
"The U.S. has now spent more on reconstructing Afghanistan than was spent on the Marshall Plan and the reconstruction of Europe."
Takin' it back to the USSR
Says Bernie Sanders chose "to spend his honeymoon in the Soviet Union in 1988."
Counting lions an inexact science
"In 1947, when I was born, there were about 450,000 lions. In the mid-70s, when my kids were born, there were about 100,000. Today, there are less than 30,000."
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