Citizenship requirements for voting grew over time
"The right to vote in this country has never been intrinsically tied to citizenship."
Third Shoe assertion doesn't stand
Says Nikita Khrushchev brought an extra shoe to a United Nations session in 1960, which he banged on the desk in protest.
HUD grants come with strings
"There’s nothing in the [RhodeMap RI] plan that takes away local government control and local zoning control."
2014 was hot stuff
"January through November 2014, the year so far, were the hottest first 11 months of any year recorded."
A pot of money
"Colorado raked in $60 million in marijuana taxes and licensing fees in the past year."
No definitive evidence despite decades of research
Exposure to the electromagnetic fields from power lines "has been associated with childhood leukemia and other diseases."
They called it the "water cure."
The United States "decided waterboarding was torture back when we court-martialed American soldiers for waterboarding Philippine insurgents in the Philippine revolution."
It’s just one unconfirmed survey
"Surveys of teens in high school reveal that knowing a classmate who sells cannabis is 90 times more common than knowing a classmate who sells alcohol."
Millionaires can rest easy
"According to HUD, it is patently unfair and socially unjust that wealthy people can live in an exclusive neighborhood."
Numbers add up
"There are more African American men in prison, jail, on probation or parole than were enslaved in 1850."
Strong legislature, weak governor
Rhode Island's legislature is "the strongest in the country."
It's actually lower
"Our median income here in Providence is the same as the median income in Mississippi."
Inflated factoid ignores most long-term homeless
"In Rhode Island, a recent study showed that among a group of people who had been homeless for a year or more, Medicaid costs averaged about $60,000 per person."
Most studies show smaller drop in value
"Proximity to high-voltage power lines lowers property values by as much as 30 percent."
I spent only $36.29 on my campaign for governor.
Among the lowest
"We have the third-lowest minimum wage … of developed countries."
An estimate that misleads
Gina Raimondo "paid 70 million in taxpayer dollars to millionaire hedge fund managers."
No evidence that she did more than express concern
"I fought 38 Studios from the beginning."
$2 billion worth of assumptions
Seth Magaziner "plans to spend billions more of your money."
Four members of the Rhode Island General Assembly "went to vote in 2010 and were told they had already voted."
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