Congress passed it, but that's not the whole story
"The sequester is not something that I've proposed. It is something that Congress has proposed."
Romney wants more for defense
Says Mitt Romney wants to add $2 trillion to defense budget that the military hasn’t asked for.
Oversimplifies what Romney said
Says Romney said "we should ask Pakistan for permission" to take a shot at Osama bin Laden.
Obama's response was quiet but not silent
Says Barack Obama was silent on Iran "when the students took to the streets in Tehran and the people there protested, (and) the Green Revolution occurred."
A plausible path
"Pakistan has 100 nuclear warheads and they’re rushing to build a lot more. They’ll have more than Great Britain sometime in the relatively near future."
Depends on your definition of "almost as big"
"Latin America’s economy is almost as big as the economy of China."
Romney said little but he did offer something
Says Mitt Romney was clear that he "would not provide government assistance to the U.S. auto companies, even if they went through bankruptcy."
The stats show Obama's partially right
"Veterans’ unemployment is actually now lower than (the) general population. It was higher when I came into office."
Off-budget, he got a lot of federal help
"I went to the Olympics that was out of balance, and we got it on balance."
An unconfirmed quote
"The president said he was going to create daylight between ourselves and Israel."
UPDATE: Romney said foe, not threat
"A few months ago when you were asked what's the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia."
Highest percentage in the nation — his first year
Says a university survey concluded his Massachusetts administration "had more women in senior leadership positions than any other state in America."
Presidents and senators can't directly 'overturn' decision
Says Mitt Romney and George Allen "would overturn Roe v. Wade and allow states to end safe, legal abortion even in cases of rape, incest or when a woman's life is at risk."
Didn't suggest cutting domestic funding
"George Bush never suggested that we eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood."
The number actually hasn't changed much
"Regulations have quadrupled. The rate of regulations quadrupled under this president."
Didn’t make them, but his pension fund did
Says Barack Obama has pension investments that include Chinese firms, and "investments through a Caymans trust."
Not all Obama's doing
Says his administration put more border patrol agents on the U.S.-Mexico border than at "any time in history, and the flow of undocumented workers across the border is actually lower than it's been in 40 years."
A cherry-picked number -- again
Says his administration has created "5 million jobs … over the last 30 months in the private sector alone."
Romney supported moral exemption
Says Mitt Romney suggested that "employers should be able to make the decision as to whether or not a woman gets contraception through her insurance coverage."
A widely spread misquote
Says Mitt Romney "called the Arizona law a model for the nation."
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