Amid tough circumstances, elections had some difficulties
"The Libyan people have voted twice in free and fair elections for the kind of leadership they want."
One controversial program shuttered
The New York Police Department used to have "surveillance going on in and around mosques in New York City. ... Our mayor totally cut that out."
No data for last month
"Since we last debated in Las Vegas, nearly 3,000 people have been killed by guns."
In some places, coverage is nearly universal but not a right
The United States is "the only major country on earth that doesn't guarantee health care to all people as a right, not a privilege."
They have risen -- but only a tiny amount
"Wages adjusted for inflation haven’t risen since the turn of the last century."
Unusually little, but not none
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has "no congressional oversight."
An awfully high estimate
Says President Dwight Eisenhower "moved 1.5 million illegal immigrants out of this country."
It doesn't mean much
Income inequality "seems to be worst in cities run by Democrats."
By one report, not by another
"There’s only one of us who’s actually cut government spending -- not two, there’s one and you’re looking at him."
Worst for GDP, second worst for jobs
Says the United States is in "the worst recovery from an economic recession since World War II."
He liked the idea
"When President Obama was running for re-election … Senator Sanders was trying to find someone to primary him."
Small sample size
Says that in polls about 2016 candidate leadership skills, he comes out "two and three and four times higher than anybody else."
Measured one way, not another
Under his tax plan, "the greatest gains, percentage-wise," will be "at the lower end of our plan."
Difference between raw numbers and rate
"We have record numbers of people living in poverty."
The only estimate, but it's not very reliable
Among manufacturers with fewer than 50 employees, "the average cost in terms of regulations is $34,000 per employee."
UPDATED: Latest Census data shows beginning of new trend
"For the first time in 35 years, we have more businesses closing than starting."
Cherrypicking in the marketplace
Because of Obamacare "people’s premiums ... are going up 35, 45, 55 percent."
Down the tubes?
"I don’t think anybody makes television sets in the United States anymore."
Make up your mind
Says as secretary of state she was reserving judgment about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and "hoped it would be the gold standard."
Not by the official statistics
"African-American youth unemployment is 51 percent. Hispanic youth unemployment is 36 percent."
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