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."
Many options on table, but few specifics
Says Thom Tillis "refuses to say what we should do to combat ISIS."
She's not winning an attendance award
Says Sen. Kay Hagan "has missed half of the (Senate Armed Services) Committee's hearings in 2014."
A key qualifier would make it more accurate
"There is no state in the U.S. where a 40-hour minimum wage work week is enough to afford a two-bedroom apartment."
Exact measurement difficult, but trend true, experts say
Children who witness domestic violence are "twice as likely to commit it themselves."
Obama publicly wanted the full withrawal
Says President Obama "has never made a statement ... that he wanted a residual force left (in Iraq)."
Some big names were for it
"(Obama's) entire national security team, including his secretary of state, said we want to arm and train and equip (Syrian rebel forces), and he made the unilateral decision to turn them down."
A whopper of a decline
"In 1952, the corporate income tax accounted for 33 percent of all federal tax revenue. Today, despite record-breaking profits, corporate taxes bring in less than 9 percent."
Meet the McCain
Says he holds the record for "most appearances on 'Meet the Press'."
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."
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