Significantly more contagious than Ebola
"If someone is in a room that has measles and leaves and you walk in two hours later, you could get measles from that person."
A big problem in developing countries
"Measles is one of the most common causes of child blindness worldwide."
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."
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."
Federal data generally backs him up
"More than 72 percent of children in the African-American community are born out of wedlock."
Laws that set mandatory spending can be changed
Federal spending is "all discretionary, other than interest on the national debt. Social Security is discretionary. We have the discretion to change the law. Same is true with Medicare and Medicaid."
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