Eventually, the White House says
The Obama administration is using as its "legal justification for these airstrikes (on the Islamic State), an authorization for military force that the president himself has called for repeal of."
Studies show spankings are common
"Much more than 50 percent of parents out there are spankers."
Spot on, experts say
"More than three women per day lose their lives at the hands of their partners."
An indirect link
Says Dick Cheney "de-Ba’athisized the Iraqi government and created ISIS."
Though experts question the comparison
Says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell interviewed domestic abuse victim Janay Rice with Ray Rice present and for "every domestic violence agency, every law enforcement agency, that’s a no-no."
Dentists, radio reporters and teachers, too
"The president referred to the Syrian opposition just a few months ago as pharmacists and doctors, and so on."
Republicans have bounced back in recent polls
"The Republican Party has the worst reputation in American polling of any political party in history."
An old claim, recycled
A flight from Atlanta to Houston was canceled due to a "terrorist dry run."
Extremely wishful thinking
"There were fewer civilian casualties in Cambodia than there have been from American drone attacks."
An unscientific poll, but nothing out there better
A poll found that "20% of young adults use (smartphones) during sex."
Not pulled out of thin air, but not accurate
"Fox admits they lie" and, under the First Amendment, "have the right to lie or deliberately distort news reports on public airwaves."
Closest estimate puts U.S. in middle of the pack
The United States has "the most number of deductions available to corporations" for the corporate income tax.
Officially, U.S. rate is high, though firms usually pay less
The United States has "the highest corporate tax rate in the free world."
G.W. Bush did the gutting
"Obama admin gutted @ProjChildSafe budget to provide trigger locks and safety kits."
Crunching the numbers in the toss-up states
"Eight out of the nine states with competitive Senate races, Hispanics make up less than 10 percent of the electorate."
A wild, outdated claim
"McDonald’s hamburgers are only 15 percent ‘real beef.’ The other 85 percent is meat filler cleansed with ammonia, which causes stomach and intestinal cancer."
Adds a new angle to the Happy Meal
"McDonald’s workers in Denmark have a union. Earn $45,000/year."
Buying power ≠ GDP
"If black America were a country, it’d be the 15th wealthiest nation in the world."
Political ties are pretty loose -- to either party
The prosecutor who brought the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry "has ties to Obama. He has ties to the Democrats."
Not if you read the WSJ editorial
On tax inversions, the Wall Street Journal "surprisingly attacked this tax scheme."
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