Banned for warfare, but legal for riot control
Police in the United States are allowed to use tear gas even though it "has been classified as a chemical weapon and banned in international conflict since 1993."
Glory days, they'll pass you by, glory days
"In 1978, a student who worked a minimum-wage summer job could afford to pay a year's full tuition at the 4-year public university of their choice."
Let the states decide, Ernst says
Says U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst does not support "a national minimum wage."
It's pretty darn close
Concerned Veterans for America
Says Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, missed "79 percent of veterans affairs committee hearings."
That's pretty close, but beware a rural bias in the stats
"97 percent of the 100 poorest counties in America are in red states."
Because the courts are slow
"By some estimates, as few as 2 percent of the 50,000 (Central American) children who have crossed the border illegally this year have been sent home."
It might surprise you
Russia "has an economy the size of Italy."
"Overwhelming" is a little strong
Patriot Majority USA
A tax plan promoted by North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis will "overwhelmingly benefit the wealthy."
Judge must have been hungry
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit compared the health care law to buying a pepperoni and ham pizza from Domino's or Pizza Hut.
A full look at the data backs him up, mostly
"We've recovered (from the recession) faster and come farther than almost any other advanced country on Earth."
Keystone state does lag most of the U.S.
Fresh Start PA
Under Gov. Tom Corbett, "Pennsylvania ranks 49th in job creation."
So far as we know, they're gone
In Syria, "we struck a deal where we got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out."
The post is there but hard to verify
"The so-called defense minister of the People's Republic of Donetsk ... actually posted a bragging social media posting of having shot down a military transport. And then when it became apparent it was civilian, they pulled it down from social media."
A lot, but not quite that much
Alaska Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich "vote as much as 80 percent of the time together."
An old statistic that still happens to be right
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
"Women of childbearing age spend 68 percent more in out-of-pocket health care costs than men."
Using the most expensive scenario for day care
"In 31 states, decent child care costs more than college tuition."
Other countries have gaps in coverage, but yes
"The United States is the only developed country in the world without paid maternity leave."
Strongly against, yes. "Overwhelmingly?" Judgment call
"By 2006, the American people were overwhelmingly against the Iraq War."
Estimates vary but Westerners are there
"Thousands of Westerners and Americans" are fighting with extremists in eastern Syria and Iraq.
A bit oversimplified, but generally correct
"In Iran in 1979, the extremists hijacked the broad-based popular revolution against the Shah and established a brutal theocracy."
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