A very few did have ties to Islamist groups
"Recent reports state that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has apprehended several members of known Islamist terrorist organizations crossing the southern border in recent years."
All pain, little gain
When it comes to fighting terrorism, "Another thing we know that does not work, based on lots of empirical evidence, is torture."
Except for all the vetting that goes on
Says "Barack Obama is apparently not for vetting people and saying just anybody can come" to the United States.
The list isn't perfect, but data backs him up
"91% of suspected terrorists who attempted to buy guns in America walked away with the weapon they wanted."
No line item, but government spends on violent extremism
Says President Barack Obama’s homeland security budget had "$16 million to fight climate change" but "didn't have a line item to fight violent extremism."
No calls for internment by Rubio
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Says Marco Rubio said "we should be considering internment" of Muslims, and "maybe we should close down cafes and diners where Muslims gather and in fact compared them to the Nazi party."
'Thousandfold' is rhetorical flourish, but he's mostly on target
"In France, they have a (surveillance) program a thousandfold more invasive" than the United States.
Clerical errors led to delay
The Charleston, S.C., shooter "should have never been given a gun, but the universal background check was not fast enough."
Off by hundreds of thousands
"There are over 700,000 Americans on some watch list or another that would all be captured" in a Democratic amendment intended to stop suspected terrorists from buying guns.
Two dozen narrowly defined
The United States has "10,000 IRS agents making sure that you don't take an improper charity deduction," but to fight terrorism, it has "less than two dozen people focusing on countering violent extremism at home."
Homeland Security says individuals turned 'selves in, seeking asylum
"8 Syrians caught at Texas border in Laredo."
Ability exists, but not foolproof
"There is currently no ability to vet these people," referring to Syrian refugees.
8 million in the labor force, but not all employed
Some 8.1 million of the estimated 11 million to 12 million people "in this country illegally are working."
Supporters and critics both make fair points
"Thanks to the Obama administration’s negotiations, Iran’s nuclear program will be under lock, key and camera 24 hours a day, 365 days a year."
Obama called climate change a serious threat, but didn't say No. 1
Says Barack Obama told the U.S. Coast Guard Academy "that the number one threat to the military and the world today is global warming."
Survey results not that precise
"Twenty-five percent of people in the country have said they changed their email and phone habits because of" the collection of data allowed by the Patriot Act.
"We’re the only nation in the world that does not use the military to secure our border."
The records aren't changing hands
The USA Freedom Act undercuts privacy because "the phone records will be in the hands of the phone companies with hundreds of people available to look at the records, versus 20 or 30 people in the government."
Depends on your definition of abuse
"There is not a single documented case of abuse" of the bulk metadata collection program.
Accurate in a narrow sense
More money is dedicated within the Department of Homeland Security to climate change than what's spent combating "Islamist terrorists radicalizing over the Internet in the United States of America."
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