Statements This Week - ABC News

"Groups that receive foreign money are spending huge sums to influence American elections."

In most Muslim countries, "We can't have a church. We're not able to build synagogues. It's forbidden."

Independent groups behind ads attacking Democratic candidates are "front groups for foreign-controlled companies."

The GOP's "Pledge to America" includes "a 20 percent cut ... for education. ... Eight million kids would have their college aid slashed under this budget."

It's "not true" that since he's been the president, executions in Iran have increased by four times.

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani "was never sentenced to stoning."

"Over 10 years, (extending tax cuts for the wealthy) would add less to the deficit than Obama added with the stimulus in one year."

John Boehner has called for "repealing the rest of the stimulus, which would raise taxes on 110 million middle class people."

Extending current tax rates would "average more than $100,000 a year to millionaires and even billionaires."

"The president's party always gets shellacked in midterms. It's only twice, 1934 and 2002, that the president's party actually gained in both the House and the Senate."

Likens Obama's predicament to 1982, saying, "when Reagan just started out, (unemployment was at) exactly the same point. He was two years into his term. The unemployment was well over 10 percent, and it did come out of it."

"The states that actually have lots of teachers in teacher unions tend to be the states that have done the best in terms of academic success in this country."  

McDonald's in England only sells organic milk and free-range eggs, which provides more nutritious offerings than in the U.S.

"Forty-five percent of those who've been unemployed, they've been unemployed for six months or longer."

"In this country, we have a 25 percent dropout rate."

"This is not a mosque. It's a cultural center that has a prayer area."  

The United States is "number 14, number 15" in college graduation rates, and "we're leading the world in high school dropout rates."

"Unemployment for those with college educations is now 4.5 percent. Unemployment for those with more than a college education, below 4 percent."

Obama's approval numbers 'are in the low 40s.'

Despite the U.S. spending $10 billion on Iraq's electrical system, Baghdad still only gets five hours of electricity a day.

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