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When Obama went to Pakistan in 1981, he could not have been traveling as a U.S. citizen.
No such story, no released transcript
A transcript released by Occidental College proves that Barack Obama was an Indonesian citizen.
Fake story, wrong court procedure, bogus outcome
Justice Antonin Scalia agreed for the Supreme Court to hear a case about whether Barack Obama is eligible to be President.
More dollars but worth less
"Tim Pawlenty has cut education funding in Minnesota. Classrooms are overcrowded. Districts have gone to four-day school weeks."
Only three advanced nations have lighter total tax burden
"I don't think the argument can be credibly made that the United States of America is undertaxed compared to our competitors."
It's poised to decline, but the hard part will be carrying it out
The president's budget "would take ... non-defense spending to its lowest level ... as a percentage of the economy since JFK."
Data show she's right
Over the last 10 years, incomes for the top 1 percent "have grown." Meanwhile, the bottom half of the country, "they've seen their wages stagnate."
By most calculations, the claim is not accurate
"25 percent of our economy is the financial sector."
Racial, ethnic differences persist
The Latino unemployment rate is higher than the white rate and the black rate is higher than the Latino rate.
A popular talking point with little to back it up
People in the top tax bracket, "these so-called wealthy, most of them are small-business owners."
Too many nuances
"For every dollar we put in unemployment, it pays back about $1.60."
"We've seen six months of positive job growth by the private sector."
No one "said" a word, but Fox websites wrote a few
Shirley Sherrod "was forced to resign before anybody on Fox said a word about this."
Colorado voters supported it, too.
"Jane Norton supported the largest tax hike in Colorado history."
Some state funding went down
The "state bureaucracy" Jane Norton managed "grew by $43 million in just three years."
His bosses say it was worth it
"Ken Buck's (District Attorney's) office? His spending skyrocketed by 40 percent."
Charge appears to be accurate -- but amounts to $100 or so
In New Mexico, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Diane Denish "spent federal stimulus funds on campaign Christmas cards."
Criminal case? It was a different administration
"Attorney General Eric Holder is involved in the dismissal of the criminal charges" against the New Black Panther Party for voter intimidation
How did they get here?
"Of all the illegals in America, more than half come through Arizona."
How recent? Just days after the bill passed in early 2009
"Recent data showed Nevada ranks 50th in the money received from" the stimulus bill.
Poll data is contradictory, and flawed
Democrats in the 1930s wanted President Franklin Roosevelt "to be more conservative."
Is Bo the master of the skies?
Obama's dog has his "own plane"
Democrats would at least keep the cuts for all but the richest
"Should Democrats get their way, every income tax bracket will increase on Jan. 1, 2011. Every single one."
Not even close
"Sixty percent of the Hispanics" support the Arizona immigration law
Three semi-autonomous regions; but one central government
"I never called for a partition" of Iraq.
They're up and down
"The health care numbers are going up."
If it quacks like nation-building...
"We're not engaged in nation-building" in Afghanistan.
Johnson writes New York out of the Great Lakes
Russ Feingold "voted against the law that protected our lakes" and "was the only Great Lakes senator to vote no."
Projects were tucked in massive appropriations bills
As a Congressman, J.D. Hayworth was an avid earmarker who supported such pork as "$220,000 to renovate a Maine Blueberry farm" and "$5.8 million for a Vermont snowmobile trail."
Health care reform debate, Part 2
The Obama administration will give Pennsylvania $160 million to pay for health insurance plans that cover "any legal abortion."
He's talking capacity, not actual production
"We had 2 percent of the global market (for advanced batteries) when he (Obama) started. We now have 16 percent, headed to 40 percent by 2015."
He's pretty close
"We went from losing 3 million jobs in the last six months of the Bush Administration," adding almost 600,000 private sector jobs in the first six months of the year.
Ten billion here, ten billion there
"We're spending $1 trillion a year on our foreign policy."
The richest 3 percent got a lot, but not over half
"Most" of the Bush tax cuts went to people "in the top 3 percent of this country."
He's off by a few months
Under President George W. Bush, the U.S. had "52 months of ... uninterrupted job creation" and "revenues were at an all-time high in 2007."
Very different times, but yes
Republicans extended unemployment insurance under President Bush "when he asked to extend unemployment insurance."
That was fast!
On whether BP's $20 billion fund to compensate oil spill victims is "a slush fund."
An economic projection, with heavy disclaimers
Says that President Obama said if Congress passed the economic stimulus bill, "we would have unemployment at 8 percent and no higher. And it went higher."
As best we can tell with old estimates
"Forty percent of the undocumented workers in this country" entered the U.S. legally and "overstayed their visa."
Incorrect on several levels
"The top 1 percent pay over half of the entire revenue for this country."
If you use a table that includes Maldives, Burundi, Swaziland...
The U.S. "only ranks 25th worldwide on defense spending as a percentage of GDP."
She gets it right
"We spend three times more on entitlements and debt services than we do on defense."
He muffs two statistics in two sentences
"Subsidies for oil and gas companies make up 88 percent of all federal subsidies. Just cutting the oil and gas subsidies out would save the U.S. government $45 billion every year."
Bank had bigger problems than bad loans to mobsters
"At his father's bank, Alexi made tens of millions in risky loans to convicted mobsters. Then, the bank collapsed."
"He (Kirk) did violate Pentagon rules, twice actually, for improperly mingling politics with his military service."
BP! BP! BP!
"Alexi Giannoulias' top aide was a longtime BP lobbyist."
Some do. Some don't.
"Law enforcement in the state of Arizona supports" the state's new immigration law.
Yes, state and federal stats show crime is down
"Crime is down in Arizona."
Yes, but Obama voted for overall package
As a senator, Barack Obama supported "an amendment that basically gutted the legal temporary worker program."
Try rebooting the country
"There are mechanisms in place to shut down the Internet privately."
13 is the new 25, apparently
Japan's "interest on its own debt" is "25 percent of its national budget"
Part of a long-term enforcement trend
"President Barack Obama has deported more people in his first year in office than George W. Bush in his last year in office."
A case could be made either way
John McCain "began his career in Washington as a lobbyist when he was appointed in 1976 as the Navy's liaison to the United States Senate."
It's more than doubled since 1997
"Today, we have more boots on the ground near the Southwest border than at any time in our history."
After mocking McCain during campaign, Obama created four
On the use of presidentially appointed commissions.
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