7 would be more accurate, maybe more
"We have four combat-ready brigades out of 40 in the U.S. Army."
This is speculation
Says President Barack Obama attacked potential terrorist targets in Syria in the middle of the night "to minimize terrorist casualties."
Blaming the Fed is peculiar, economists say
"Over the last 40 years, real wage growth has been flatlined because of the policies of the Federal Reserve ... It was all driven by the Federal Reserve."
The kids started coming before the policy shift
Obama’s 2012 policy on younger immigrants "created these children coming across" the border.
Reagan wanted to stay on the ranch
Compared to President Obama, "President Reagan rushed home from Santa Barbara vacation, from the Reagan ranch when the Korean jetliner was shot out of the air by the Russians."
A neutral term, at best
Redskins is "used historically" as "a term of respect."
The Pentagon wanted the change
"At the mere request from Putin, President Obama withdrew the plans for a missile defense program based in Poland and the Czech Republic."
You need to look further back, like 1910
"A lot of the problems with forest fires ... is because of bad policy (not to clear out the forests) that was put in place by environmentalists."
Easy peesy? Not really.
"If you want out of the individual mandate... all you have to do now is tick off the box that says 'hardship' and you're out."
Over-spinning a more nuanced reaction by Bush
After Russia went to war with Georgia in 2008, the U.S. sent a "very strong message" to Vladimir Putin by sending "warships to the Black Sea" and airlifting "combat troops that Georgia had in Afghanistan" back to Georgia.
1998 is convenient starting point
Earth "has not warmed for the last 17 years."
At most, an indirect motivation
"Social Security was advocated … in the 1930s as a way of getting people to quit working, because they thought we were confined to a permanent scarcity of jobs in this country."
Confuses jobs with workers
"The CBO now says the president's health care law will cut the number of full-time jobs in the United States by 2.3 million by 2021."
Dark hints ain't fair and balanced
Says he didn't tell viewers that the Obama campaign hid news about the motives behind the attack in Benghazi because Obama was running for re-election.
High-profile changes but limited reach
"Most of the (Affordable Care Act) has already in some sense been waived or otherwise suspended."
Changes prompted by law
"The insurance companies are making that choice (to cancel or change policies), not the president."
How many Liberty Bonds are still at liberty?
"Woodrow Wilson borrowed $30 billion to fund World War I in 1917. That money has not been paid back. And we are still paying interest on it."
Not the mainstream opinion
"There is a growing body of evidence that radiation in excess of what the government says are the minimum amounts you should be exposed to are actually good for you and reduce cases of cancer."
Not an apples-to-apples comparison
In Wisconsin, teachers make $89,000 in salary and benefits, compared to $48,000 for all other workers in the United States.
Only if you eliminate the final third of FDR's presidency
Franklin Roosevelt never allocated more than 12 percent of GDP to federal spending, while the percentage for Barack Obama is not projected to drop below 22.8 percent.
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