Polls show public interest holds steady
Says history suggests sports will "quickly subsume a lot of the attention span of the country" in the presidential primary.
Hinges on definition of developed
"The United States doesn’t have the highest murder rate among developed countries. You look at Russia, you look at Brazil, those are countries that have 3 to 5 times higher murder rates than what we have here in the United States."
Not a crime by itself
"For most black people in the history of this country … it was illegal to pass as a white person. You were actually put in jail if you tried to pass."
Not the case for most Muslim countries
"In Muslim countries, under the Sharia, there is a death penalty for blaspheming Mohammad."
Raw numbers not the best measurement
"There are more people living in this country who were not born here than at anytime in the history of the country."
Republicans have bounced back in recent polls
"The Republican Party has the worst reputation in American polling of any political party in history."
It's a 'napkin calculation'
"Literally, by the time a child is 18 years of age, they've killed over 100,000 people in video games and other online things."
IRS tougher on tea party than liberals
The IRS "also investigated liberal groups, groups that had progressive in their name. ... The IRS was basically looking at everybody."
Close, but not exactly
"The U.S. spends more money on its military than the 16 biggest military budgets in the world" combined.
Closer to half
"Two-thirds of the people who start out in minimum wage are above the minimum wage within a year."
Not worse than doing nothing
A government report shows that alternatives to the Keystone XL pipeline "are worse" for the environment.
All scoops should be this easy
Says in 2000, Fox News broke the story of George W. Bush’s drunk driving arrest. "Who broke it? Fox News."
CBO said extending benefits would create jobs
"The CBO just said if we cut this (unemployment benefits) extension, we will kill jobs, because those people who are looking for work won't have any money to spend."
The number is right, but the shutdowns weren't equivalent
Shutdowns are "a normal part of the constitutional process," with 12 shutdowns under Democratic House Speaker Tip O’Neill and two during his own speakership.
UPDATED: O'Malley and Gingrich fight to a draw in statistical faceoff
Since 2007, "Texas has gained 440,000 people" while "Maryland has lost 20,000."
He cites FBI data, but it's a rough estimate
"Gangs have increased by 40 percent since this president was elected."
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