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."
Pretty on-target except for the opium claim
"By the time I left" the State Department, "economic growth was up and opium production was down" in Afghanistan, while "infant mortality declined" and school enrollment rose by more than sevenfold.
All five were rated as "high" risks by U.S. officials
The five Taliban detainees being released from Guantanamo in exchange for captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl "are the hardest of the hard-core. These are the highest high-risk people."
Too bigger to fail?
"Today, the five largest financial institutions are 38 percent bigger than they were back in 2008, when they were too big to fail."
She was against it before she was for it
Says Hillary Clinton opposed an individual mandate and favored an employer mandate back in 1993.
Statistically, the frozen north is hot
"Canadian middle class incomes are now higher than in the United States. They are working fewer hours for more pay, … living longer on average, and facing less income inequality."
Not many on-the-record believers in current Congress
"Virtually no Republican" in Washington accepts climate change science.
Earmark explosion is more of a 1990s thing, though
Congress used earmarks "for more than 200 years."
Actually, there are a few more
"During the George W. Bush period, there were 13 attacks on various embassies and consulates around the world. Sixty people died."
Survey says yes
"A small majority of Americans don’t think they like the Affordable Care Act, but a large majority of Americans don’t want to do away with the protections that are in the Affordable Care Act."
Generally, repeal more unpopular but polls vary
Democratic National Committee
"One thing that is much more unpopular than the Affordable Care Act is repealing the Affordable Care Act."
They're second, to the Waltons
The Koch brothers are "the richest people in the world. Individually, they're only fifth. Put them together they're the richest in the world."
Even though drilling is stalled for now, he did help push it along
Says he "forced Washington to open up the Arctic Ocean to oil drilling."
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