Many checkups once you're in but not much up front
"When people enter the service, there’s not a mental health evaluation."
The perks of leadership
Alison Lundergan Grimes
Says Sen. Mitch McConnell is "the No. 1 recipient of contributions from lobbyists this cycle."
Actually, the decline is even bigger than that
"The average family (is) now bringing home $4,000 less than they did just five years ago."
Clinton supported in 2012 but hasn't spoken on it since
American Petroleum Institute
Says "Bill Clinton and George Bush both say build the Keystone XL."
Pressler refused to get "hustled" by fake skeiks
"American Hustle shows the FBI making real-life bribes to Washington politicians. I know, because as your U.S. senator, I turned them down."
Statistic typically peaks after recessions
"Over the past three years, ‘deep poverty’ has reached its highest level on record."
Crimea and Russia have a long history together
Crimea was part of Russia "until 1954, when it was given to the Soviet Republic of the Ukraine."
True, though improving since the '90s
Says "by 4th grade, 86 percent of African-American boys and 82 percent (of) Hispanic boys are reading below proficiency levels."
Greentech Media report came up with stat
"Every four minutes, another American home or business goes solar."
For a variety of reasons
There is "more oil produced at home than we buy from the rest of the world – the first time that’s happened in nearly 20 years."
Federal statistics agree
During the past four years, "average wages have barely budged."
Activists on both sides agree
In the past three years, state legislatures have "enacted more of these restrictions (on abortion) than in the previous 10 years combined."
Drill, baby, drill
"For the first time in nearly two decades, we produce more oil here in the United States than we buy from the rest of the world."
Careful wording makes it true
"Only 3 percent of voters 18 to 34 don't believe that climate change is really happening."
He's on the money
"Our economy still has three people looking for every job (opening)."
Passes with flying colors
"By the time she turns 3 years old, a child born into a low-income home hears 30 million fewer words than a child from a well-off family."
It's been almost a century
"We, the bishops of the United States -- can you believe it -- in 1919 came out for more affordable, more comprehensive, more universal health care."
Right on both counts
"Just days ago, Iran's Supreme Leader (Ali) Khamenei, who will oversee implementation of this agreement, was calling Israel a 'rabid dog' and accusing the United States of war crimes."
It's right, but not by much
The United States "has never been richer, if you look at per capita GDP."
Some eerie similarities
"Things went wrong with the Medicare prescription D plan that George Bush rolled out."
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