More 'conflicts,' fewer 'wars'
There are fewer wars, there are fewer people dying in wars "now than there have been in quite some time."
So far as we know, they're gone
In Syria, "we struck a deal where we got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out."
The post is there but hard to verify
"The so-called defense minister of the People's Republic of Donetsk ... actually posted a bragging social media posting of having shot down a military transport. And then when it became apparent it was civilian, they pulled it down from social media."
Using a broad definition, yes
"More than 50 percent of immigrants from (El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras) use at least one major welfare program once they get here."
"Radio Marti and TV Marti have spent more than $500 million to reach less than 1 percent of the Cuban population."
So that's why Obama got World Cup fever
"If you look at the states where soccer is most popular, they're overwhelmingly blue states, and the states where soccer is least popular are red states."
Hobby Lobby execs claimed they didn't know
"Hobby Lobby provided this (birth control) coverage before they decided to drop it to file suit."
In February, John McCain "suggested" the Bergdahl-Taliban swap that he now calls "outrageous and dangerous."
On the decline since 1999
"We’ve seen a remarkable reduction in the number of Americans being executed -- it’s down nearly two-thirds over the past generation."
Not necessarily the best company
"We're fifth in the world (in executions), behind China, Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia."
Not many on-the-record believers in current Congress
"Virtually no Republican" in Washington accepts climate change science.
CBO's best guess
The CBO says that if you raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, "half a million people would lose their jobs."
A flat recovery for most Americans
"95 percent of the income gains in the last few years have gone to the top 1 percent."
Young women more likely to finish college
"Young women today in metropolitan areas" who are childless and single are out-earning childless, single young males.
She's pretty close
"Two-thirds of the people who receive the minimum wage are female."
Though there are multiple views of the data
"Manufacturing wages today in America on a per-hour basis are actually a bit lower than average wages in the economy as a whole."
Yeah, this happened
"Medicare has spent $172 million on penis pumps in the last five years at $360 a pop."
Crimea accounted for most, but not all, of ex-president's margin
Russian annexation of Crimea "removes a million residents of the Ukraine that have provided the margin of victory for (Viktor) Yanukovych, the pro-Moscow prime minister in his last election."
Famous line "often misquoted," scholars say
Says Vladimir Putin once said, "The breakup of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical tragedy of the 20th century."
They are wearing uniforms, but with no markings
"The Russians didn’t wear uniforms when they came in" to Ukraine.
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