Multiple requests, but we don't know if she knew
Says Hillary Clinton "completely ignored" "dozens and dozens of requests for more security" for the Benghazi consulate.
It's a confusing statement
"Debt doubled" under Bush "and now it’s tripling under Barack Obama’s watch."
He's right that voter turnout is weak
"In this last election in November, ... 63 percent of the American people chose not to vote, ... 80 percent of young people, (and) 75 percent of low-income workers chose not to vote."
Minnesota has done well, but not THAT well
Despite raising taxes on the wealthy and hiking the minimum wage, Minnesota "is creating jobs at a record pace, unemployment is at a historic low, median income is skyrocketing, and (the) state has a billion-dollar surplus."
It's moved sideways more than down
In the United States, we’ve had "12 years in a row of wages declining."
Words matter, as how people interpret them
Says Barack Obama voted for the "very same language" of Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act when he was in the Illinois state Senate. Sexual orientation "doesn't have anything to do with this law."
It's not that specific
"From 2013-2015, the richest 14 Americans increased their net wealth by more than $157 billion, yet the Republican budget would not require these Americans to contribute one penny to deficit reduction."
It depends on what numbers you use
"The vast majority of our international commitments take effect without congressional approval."
There's a big racial gap, but not as big as he says
Today in Selma, Ala., "the poverty rate is roughly nine times that of whites."
A stretch on the number, and the implication
Says President Barack Obama made "unilateral changes" to Obamacare "38 times."
Fees, not taxes, and some are modest
The FCC’s net neutrality policy includes what is "essentially a massive tax increase."
They're not quite on the verge of extinction
"Monarch butterflies are becoming extinct" because of increased use of crops genetically modified to withstand pesticides.
Some movement, most still oppose
Alabamians "haven’t changed their opinion" on same-sex marriage since voting to ban it in 2006.
There's nothing new here
Under Common Core standards, it takes "more than a minute" to teach a student "how to add nine plus six."
25 percent is error, not fraud, rate
"When you look at the earned income tax credit, it has about a 25 percent fraud rate. We're looking at $20 billion to $30 billion."
Most firms won't feel the pinch
The Affordable Care Act "basically puts a penalty or a tax on employers for every new job they create."
Makes it sound better than it is
"In Iraq and Syria, American leadership, including our military power, is stopping (the Islamic State’s) advance."
No smoking gun for numbers that high
"Obamacare has caused millions of full-time jobs to become part-time."
How do we measure putting people back to work?
"Since 2010, America has put more people back to work than Europe, Japan, and all advanced economies combined."
Glosses over some important details
Says President Barack Obama's own administration has done five environmental impact assessments of the Keystone XL pipeline, "all of which have said it would have a minimum impact on the environment."
© 2015 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
About PolitiFact | Contact Us | Advertise