We're closer to New Guinea than New Zealand
The United States is "the only advanced country on Earth" that doesn’t guarantee "paid maternity leave to our workers."
When asked as a thumbs-up, thumbs-down question
"A strong majority of Americans support" the Keystone XL pipeline.
Depends on the starting point
We've seen "our deficits cut by two-thirds."
The numbers add up in a still-troubled market
"Today, home sales are up nearly 50 percent from where they were in the worst of the crisis."
He left out biofuels
"We’ve doubled the production of clean energy."
It's been dropping since 1998
"Factories are opening their doors at the fastest pace in almost two decades."
By one measure of income
"The average family not in the top 10 percent makes less money today than they were making a generation ago."
Claim gets an A-minus
Administrative employees at colleges and universities have "more than doubled over the last 25 years, outpacing the growth of students by more than 2 to 1."
Gains, but more to be done
Since the United States began negotiations with Iran, "that's probably the first year and a half in which Iran has not advanced its nuclear program in the last decade."
Castros have kept Cubans from connecting
"The reason why Cubans don't have access to 21st century telecommunications — like smart phones, like access to the Internet — is because it is illegal in Cuba."
Little to nothing on paper
In the U.S. agreement with the Cuban government, "no commitment was made to allowing the establishment of political parties or to even begin the semblance of a transition to a democracy."
We'd be more like Europe without them
"We are younger than our competitors, and this is entirely because of immigration."
He gets the general trend right
"In 1990, the U.S. led the world in the percentage of 25-34 year olds with college degrees. Today we are in 12th place."
So you're telling me there's a chance
"You cannot get (Ebola) from just riding on a plane or bus."
What a difference 58 years makes
Says the 1956 Republican Party platform supported equal pay, the minimum wage, asylum for refugees, protections for unions and more.
Lower than some Senate Republicans
Says Mark Pryor "votes with Obama 93 percent of the time."
Close — it's 900,000
Alison Lundergan Grimes
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, "would help lift over a million Americans out of poverty."
Singles out high end of estimated outcomes
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour "will destroy between half a million and one million jobs."
Lower costs, lower deficit projections
The cost of "health care is now the single-biggest factor driving down" the federal budget deficit.
It's a state thing
"The Common Core was not put together by the Department of Education in Washington. It was put together by governors and by states."
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