Statements about History
The minimum wage is "lower right now than it was when Ronald Reagan took office."
The ocean is now "much more acidic . . . than it has been for many millions of years."
The oceans "have become 30 percent more acidic."
Economic Development Commission Executive Director Keith Stokes "sent me a letter and he said the taxpayers will never be on the hook for these bonds" for 38 Studios.
"Seventy-four percent of Rhode Islanders support [a] national popular vote [for president] because they, as I, believe in one person-one vote."
As a student at Occidental College in Los Angeles from 1979 to 1981, "there were days where folks couldn't go outside. … because of all the pollution in the air."
Rhode Island "didn't ratify the 13th Amendment to the Constitution to pay federal income taxes. So Rhode Island doesn't even have to pay federal income taxes."
"The United States has never stood by and seen innocent people slaughtered to the extent that's happening in Syria."
"We haven't had a Republican senator in Washington for ... why, I think Clifford Case was our last Republican senator."
Says Democratic Party created Planned Parenthood
Says Democratic Party created the Ku Klux Klan.
"During the Civil War, more than 300,000 Ohioans served in the Union Army -- more per capita than any other state."
Says Sam Houston opposed slavery and as governor said Texas should not leave the union over slavery.
Historically, the Social Security tax has been assessed on about 90% of U.S. income. Now it captures 83% because there's been such a growth of income among the highest earners.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is buried "not far" from President Kennedy’s grave.
Says more Austinites voted in the city’s 1973 election featuring a mayor’s race than in the city’s most recent mayoral election.
"Narragansett Bay waters are getting warmer -- 4 degrees Fahrenheit warmer in the winter since the 1960s."
Says Abraham Lincoln supported an agreement that allowed slavery in New Mexico "and a law to return runaway slaves to their owners."
Ché Guevara "wrote extensively about the superiority of white Europeans over people of African descent."
Says it’s "an old wives’ story" that Margaret Thatcher told George H.W. Bush not to go wobbly.
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