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.
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."
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