Statements about History
Shutdowns are "a normal part of the constitutional process," with 12 shutdowns under Democratic House Speaker Tip O’Neill and two during his own speakership.
The very first meal on the surface of the moon was the Holy Communion.
Says there's a "100-year-old international norm not to use chemical weapons."
"The House did vote against engagement in Kosovo, and Bill Clinton kept fighting anyway. And, then, ultimately, a vote did pass."
The R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority "was supposed to exist only until the bonds used to build the Newport Bridge were paid off through tolls. Once the bonds were paid, the Newport Bridge was to be transferred to the State of Rhode Island and become toll-free."
Says Terry McAuliffe is "the person who invented the scheme to rent out the Lincoln Bedroom."
"Global surface temperatures have been flat for 16 years."
Twenty four states have voter ID or comparable restrictions; before Barack Obama was elected, it was two.
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."
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