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."
A troubling trend for the GOP
Says 18 states and the District of Columbia have voted Democratic in six consecutive presidential elections.
Congress gave spies a long leash
Congress "is bewildered at the scope and reach of our spying apparatus" but in 2008 and 2012 "explicitly rejected an amendment calling for more disclosure."
The generic ballot a year before election day may not mean much
"Before the Republican wave in 2010, Democrats had an advantage on the generic ballot in Congress. Even in 1994 with the Gingrich revolution ... Democrats had that advantage."
Paul caught red-handed
"Rand Paul’s speech ... on 'Gattaca' was totally ripped off of Wikipedia."
Some ridiculed her column, but this claim is correct
"Even after Obamacare is fully implemented, there still will be tens of millions of people not covered."
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