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."
A recent, respected survey confirms it
In Massachusetts, "half of the primary care doctors are not accepting new patients."
Yes, the first time in quite a while
"For the first time since the Korean War, total federal spending has gone down for two years in a row."
C.W. Bill Young
If the government shuts down, "all military personnel will continue to serve and accrue pay but will not actually be paid until appropriations are available."
War Powers Act lets president act, then ask
President Barack Obama "had the legal authority" to strike Syria without a vote from Congress.
A strikingly wide gap
According to a recent poll, "there are more young Republicans enrolled in their parents' (health insurance) plans than young Democrats."
If anything, the number is even higher
Fleeing Syria, "a million children are now refugees."
Trade deficit is still there, though
"We now sell more products made in America to the rest of the world than ever before."
Surveys confirm cost is biggest obstacle
"Why didn't (uninsured Americans) buy insurance? Because of the expense."
For two years, no rate-setting power for new plans
Says Florida refused to allow the insurance commissioner to "negotiate lower rates with companies or refuse rates that are too high" under Obamacare.
For that period, yes, though not always the case
"This year, the overwhelming majority of new jobs are part time."
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