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.
A credible estimate, though hard numbers obviously are hard to find
Says 21 million people "still suffer slavery today."
Christie says process was fair
Chris Christie "helped funnel $6 million in federal Hurricane Sandy money to a senior center in Belleville, N.J., a place that suffered no damage."
No snow but totally a good day to be indoors
Says "(President) Reagan's second inaugural was moved inside the Capitol. It was. Because of a terrible snowstorm."
Bill is a bit of a chatterbox
Says Bill O’Reilly spoke 40 percent of the words in an interview with President Barack Obama.
Study examines players from 1959 to 1988
NFL "players are living, on average, longer than the average male."
Worse in the cold but many are
Says Peyton Manning struggles in cold weather games.
Not that wide a gap
"The majority of teams (are) now spending their dollars on the offensive side of the football."
Largely ripped from a news report
"We had 6,000 oil and gas spills in 2012" with "more oil and gas spreading in the United States than the entire Exxon Valdez spill."
It's been a good time to be rich
"Since Barack Obama became president of the United States, 95 percent of economic gains have been made by the richest 1 percent."
The rate is a lot higher here
"Americans are 20 times as likely to die from gun violence as citizens of other civilized countries."
Someone get median men a raise!
"The median male worker in this country has not seen a raise, inflation adjusted, for 30 years, basically."
Longest period of combat
"We have been in Afghanistan longer now than we have been in any foreign land conducting a war in our nation’s history."
Not the only way to look at it
"US: Change in Income, 2009-13. Top 1%: +31.4%. Bottom 99%: +0.4%."
Few options after you go public with secret docs
"Under the Espionage Act, (Edward Snowden would not be) allowed to come into court and say ‘I was justified in disclosing this information.’ There is no whistleblower exception in the Espionage Act."
Insurers get the money even if they don't get to keep it all
Because of the health care law, "by 2017, we will be funneling over $100 billion annually to private insurance companies."
Saving while spending almost $1 trillion
"(The farm bill) has a provision that would in many ways reduce the deficit."
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