Republicans favor a hike but support for $10.10 is mixed
"When I talk about (raising the) minimum wage ... half of Republicans agree with it."
Ruble started sinking before Ukraine intervention
"The (Russian) ruble is already going down."
Correct for black youth, mixed data for Latinos
"Fewer black and Latino men participate in the labor force, compared to young white men."
If you pick the right range of years
"Our economy (in Louisiana) has grown 50 percent faster than the national GDP, even since the national recession."
Tillis hasn't added "replace" to call for Obamacare repeal
Patriot Majority USA
North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis would let insurance companies "deny coverage for pre-existing conditions."
"Way more" is stretching it
"Americans work way more than an average of industrialized countries around the world."
Accurate except for one word
"If you have a union job, you're making on average $950 a week. If you have a non-union job, you're making $750 a week."
77 cents is the biggest gap, not the only one
Women "make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns."
We're No. 1 -- by one measure
"For the first time in over a decade, business leaders around the world have declared that China is no longer the world’s No. 1 place to invest; America is."
Adjusted for inflation, Obama's numbers are close
"The federal minimum wage is worth about 20 percent less than it was when Ronald Reagan" gave his first address to a joint session of Congress.
It hasn't been this low in a long time
Under President Barack Obama, "We’ve got the lowest labor force participation in over three decades, since 1978."
Most are under 30
"The minimum wage is mostly an entry-level wage for young people."
Today's bud is not your father's doobie
Marijuana today is "genetically modified," with THC levels that "far surpass the marijuana" of the 1970s.
We're No. 1 -- but mostly driven by industry
"Thanks in part to our all-of-the-above strategy for American energy," the United States generates "more natural gas than anybody."
Gates hits on 3 of 4
On foreign policy, Joe Biden was against aid for Vietnam, said the fall of the Shah was "a step forward" for human rights in Iran, opposed Reagan's defense build-up and voted against the first Gulf War.
Figure is a bit lower if you include part-time jobs
"If you have a job in this country, (there's a) 97 percent chance that you're not going to be in poverty."
Accurate, except for a few quibbles
Marriage "decreases the probability of child poverty by 82 percent."
There are lots of studies; what they mean for policy is less clear
"There are many studies that indicate" that the longer people get unemployment insurance, "it provides some disincentive to work."
Excluding the children, the disabled and the elderly
"60 percent of people on food assistance are working."
He could've said it a little better
"About 2 percent of Americans get paid the minimum wage."
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