Right on Paul's shift, wrong about a bill
Says Rand Paul denied that he "put forward a bill ... to zero out foreign aid and specifically spoke about Israel."
A careful choice of words
"I never said I was on the Falkland Islands."
It's hard to quantify al-Qaida
"Al-Qaida has grown fourfold in five years."
Reid's allowed a few votes
"The Democratic leader in the Senate, Harry Reid, has blocked any vote on the Keystone pipeline for years."
Puffs up an old story
Democrats give "Newports to the homeless to get them to the polls."
Obscures the broader Muslim condemnation of 9/11
Muslim nations did not "call out" the people who celebrated the 9/11 attacks.
He's a tad high
"Right now, one third of all illegal aliens are going to California."
Risk wasn't a factor
The Obama administration "went to court to keep one of these five in jail at Guantanamo just three years ago because he was such a huge risk."
Not expressly her opinion
Says Hillary Clinton "defended Syria’s President Assad as a possible reformer at the start of that country’s civil war."
Moves were largely non-military
In the Georgia-Russia conflict, "we flew a brigade of Georgian soldiers" from Iran to Georgia and "sent U.S. ships into the Black Sea and provided various kinds of supplies."
Not a universal translation, interpretation
"When you read the Koran, it talks about don't take Christians and Jews as your friends."
Numbers are right, but as an attack on Obama, it rings hollow
"Of all the jobs President Obama claims to have created since he started, only 38.5 percent are women. So 61.5 percent have gone to men."
Penalties are still up in the air
Businesses "will be required to certify to the IRS – under penalty of perjury – that Obamacare was not a motivating factor" for cutting staff.
He may not like the press, but he does like to run
Says Marshawn Lynch is "second all-time in terms of average yards per rush only to Terrell Davis."
Leaves out critical context
A gun "background check is futile. Something like 42 (people during the) last year … were prosecuted for trying to buy a gun with a criminal record out of 11 million."
There's redistribution, but not "massive"
Obamacare is a "massive, massive income redistribution" with "$250 billion a year in Medicaid expansion (and) in the subsidy structure that's basically being paid for by people on Medicare, through Medicare cuts, and a lot of tax increases."
Republican support was half-hearted
Obamacare "was the Republican plan in the early '90s."
An interesting story about West's past
Says Allen West helped thwart a terrorist plot by shooting a gun in the direction of an Iraqi detainee, then reported the incident to his superior and said it was wrong.
Aggregate of polls show more even divide
The majority of people in polls do "not support Obamacare."
Beck's count on census is flawed
"The 2000 Census cost $4.5 billion. The 2010 Census is set to cost up to $14.5 billion."
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