They have received nearly 900 scraps of paper
Says the State Department has "had half a year" to respond to a Benghazi document request, yet "I have not gotten a single, solitary scrap of paper."
A lot has changed since 1934
"Every president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt has had" fast-track trade authority.
UPDATED: 14 weren't a senator or a governor
"About half of the presidents have been governors; half of them, senators."
President wants Cuba off list of state sponsors of terrorism
The Castro regime ‘violated international norms’ by secretly shipping weapons to North Korea in violation of a U.N. embargo.
Secret memo is highly contested
Mackubin Thomas Owens
"In the early 1980s, Sen. Edward Kennedy secretly offered to help Soviet leaders counter the Reagan administration’s position on nuclear disarmament."
— Rhode Island
Other sources say the centrist usually sides with Dems
Says U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy has "sided with the GOP on key votes twice as often as he sided with Democrats."
Claim was wrong when Dems used it against GOPers too
National Republican Senatorial Committee
U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy "voted to allow members of Congress to receive taxpayer-funded health care for life."
No letter, and based on a dodgy memo
Says "Ted Kennedy sent a letter to then Soviet leader Yuri Andropov apologizing for Ronald Reagan and begging the Soviets not to overreact."
It depends on what numbers you use
"The vast majority of our international commitments take effect without congressional approval."
GOP majority capitulated
President Obama said "22 times" he could not authorize immigration reform by executive order.
Record is mixed
Ann McLane Kuster
Says she has opposed measures to weaken the Dodd-Frank Wall Street regulatory bill and campaign-finance legislation when they were offered as stand-alone bills.
— New Hampshire
Congress has long history of weighing in
The current debate over authorizing military action against the Islamic State "would be the first time Congress would place limits on the commander-in-chief's ability to be commander-in-chief."
Until someone blinks?
The Department of Homeland Security is "the only federal department not funded for this entire fiscal year" by Congress.
More interesting factoid than sign of cooperative Senate, experts say
"Amazing fact: Senate has already voted on more amendments in 2015 than Reid allowed ALL YEAR last year."
Just about what he said
Says Mitch McConnell credits Republicans "for recent economic improvements" even though they took control of the Senate only "days ago."
In the last few decades
"This Congress made history as the least productive, most unpopular Congress in the history of this proud nation."
Many have used their passports
"Congress is a very special group of people. More than 80 percent of them never left the United States."
If anything, he could be overestimating
In 2010, uninsured voters made up "about 5 percent of the electorate."
Reid's allowed a few votes
"The Democratic leader in the Senate, Harry Reid, has blocked any vote on the Keystone pipeline for years."
We hate 'em, but we keep voting 'em in
Congress has 11 percent approval ratings, yet 96.4 percent of incumbent lawmakers were re-elected in 2014.
© 2015 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
About PolitiFact | Contact Us | Advertise