That oil is worth a lot
"A lot of what (Cuba’s) survival depends on is Venezuelan oil money, which is drying up."
The practice is not exclusive to Islam
Says female genital mutilation is "a central African problem," not an Islamic problem, as Bill Maher suggested.
Angering his base, Granderson says
Says President Barack Obama has launched "twice as many strikes (on) countries that are predominantly Muslim" than President George W. Bush.
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."
Stat shows grim reality of current crisis
Israel in the last three weeks has "killed more Palestinian children, more than 200, than the total number of Israeli soldiers killed in military operations since 2006."
So that's why Obama got World Cup fever
"If you look at the states where soccer is most popular, they're overwhelmingly blue states, and the states where soccer is least popular are red states."
Hobby Lobby execs claimed they didn't know
"Hobby Lobby provided this (birth control) coverage before they decided to drop it to file suit."
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."
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.
The rate is a lot higher here
"Americans are 20 times as likely to die from gun violence as citizens of other civilized countries."
Someone get median men a raise!
"The median male worker in this country has not seen a raise, inflation adjusted, for 30 years, basically."
Few options after you go public with secret docs
"Under the Espionage Act, (Edward Snowden would not be) allowed to come into court and say ‘I was justified in disclosing this information.’ There is no whistleblower exception in the Espionage Act."
Saving while spending almost $1 trillion
"(The farm bill) has a provision that would in many ways reduce the deficit."
Ideas yes, but will they deliver?
Republican ideas on health care don’t give people "an option to even enroll in something that they can afford."
Christie said funding was duplicative
Says Chris Christie "vetoed Planned Parenthood funding five times over the course of his governorship."
It could be a bit higher, but not much
Emergency rooms account for "2 percent of all health care spending."
The win that got away
Democrats already agreed to "a deal that Republicans wanted, that Eric Cantor said would be a win."
Yes, but majority favors most elements of reform
"(Obamacare) is a bill which has never once had a majority of Americans favor it."
More school usually means more pay
"A high school dropout makes on average $19,000 a year, a high school graduate makes $28,000 a year, a college graduate makes $51,000 a year."
What about the multiplier effect?
U.S. taxpayers paid $71,500 per job created by the stimulus bill.
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