Wealth gap may be even wider
"A white family is likely to have about six times as much wealth than a black or Hispanic family coming out of the recession."
It's happened only twice
Before "our last three presidents, you have to go back to the 1800s, early 1800s to find three presidents in a row being consecutively re-elected."
Pollution is pollution even if it's legal
"The Koch brothers are one of the biggest polluters in the country."
Money couldn't buy off the slave owners
Says Abraham Lincoln tried to buy slaves' freedom in border states, but the states "all rejected it."
Yes, but it's not a top priority
Katrina vanden Heuvel
"The majority support (raising) the minimum wage."
Does Russia want its gift back?
"Crimea became part of Ukraine only in 1954. Crimea was historically part of Russia, and (Nikita) Khrushchev gave it to Ukraine in a gesture that mystified some people."
A bumpy ride in the air is okay; not on the ground
"When the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport needed to stop its earthquake spike a few years ago, they temporarily shut down the wells that were injecting fracking fluid into the ground ... (and) those earthquakes stopped."
From 'Mein Kampf' on
The words "subhuman mongrel," which Ted Nugent called President Barack Obama, were used by the Nazis to "justify the genocide of the Jewish community."
Which is kind of the point
The Keystone pipeline creates "35 permanent jobs" after construction, according to a government report.
Obamas are first no-shows since 1998
"It’s been 14 years since a president or a vice president or a member of their family has not gone and attended at least an event at the Olympics."
The fact is up ... and it's good
"The extra point is almost automatic. … (The NFL) had five missed extra points this year out of 1,200 some odd" attempts.
QB is often the star
Quarterbacks "won the (Super Bowl) MVP more than 50 percent of the time."
This box score puts Obama on top
"The Obama administration has used the Espionage Act to go after whistleblowers who leaked to journalists ... more than all previous administrations combined."
It grew quite a bit last year
"Forty percent of the country is going to be in states that are tolerant of gay marriage or at least civil unions."
He's right on the data; no one's certain why
"Medicare costs have slowed down dramatically. In fact, the first two months of this fiscal year, Medicare costs were down even in nominal terms relative to the previous year."
Though lots of lawyers advise Obama
Iran President Hassan "Rouhani has more Cabinet members with Ph.D.s from American universities" than members of Barack Obama’s Cabinet.
Bill would overturn school gun ban
Says Rep. Steve Stockman "basically wants gun-filled zones in schools."
All three flip-flopped
"Harry Reid was against (the nuclear option) before he was for it. Mitch McConnell was for it before he was against it. President Obama was against it before he was for it."
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