Conflating two related, but separate, votes
"We're not allowed to read it (the Trans-Pacific Partnership) before representatives vote on it."
A genuine American innovation
"The United States invented the community college. Nobody else had ever done anything like it."
Almost unprecedented historically
Says Loretta Lynch’s nomination "has been now sitting there longer than the previous seven attorney general nominees combined."
The 1% is raking in the recovery
"99 percent of all new income today (is) going to the top 1 percent."
The numbers are valid, the comparison is questionable
"American families work hard to earn $4,250 a month. Obama is spending $18,972 a month on each illegal immigrant child."
One, certainly not all
Says "all my grandparents" immigrated to America.
Jobs picture is improving, but not income
"We are in the sixth year of recovery, and median income is below what it was at the start of the recovery."
No hard evidence for that
Says Howard Zinn, "an anti-American Marxist," wrote "the most popular textbook that's taught in our high schools in America."
'Voted to deport' goes too far
Says Marco Rubio "voted to deport" young people known as Dreamers.
Different ways to count, but very close
"Ninety percent of American workers don't own their own business."
Multiple requests, but we don't know if she knew
Says Hillary Clinton "completely ignored" "dozens and dozens of requests for more security" for the Benghazi consulate.
When satire goes viral
Facebook has unveiled new rules to stop their users from creating posts related in any way to religion.
It's a confusing statement
"Debt doubled" under Bush "and now it’s tripling under Barack Obama’s watch."
Estimates suggest Obama overstated Iran's spending
"Iran’s defense budget is $30 billion. Our defense budget is closer to $600 billion."
GOP needs to woo workers, he says
Seventy percent of Americans "don't have a college degree."
Wants Congress to weigh in, actually
"Rand Paul supports Obama's negotiations with Iran."
Vintage Internet rumor returns
Says Hillary Clinton will receive her "congressional salary until she dies" and the Secret Service pays her mortgage.
He's right that voter turnout is weak
"In this last election in November, ... 63 percent of the American people chose not to vote, ... 80 percent of young people, (and) 75 percent of low-income workers chose not to vote."
Minnesota has done well, but not THAT well
Despite raising taxes on the wealthy and hiking the minimum wage, Minnesota "is creating jobs at a record pace, unemployment is at a historic low, median income is skyrocketing, and (the) state has a billion-dollar surplus."
It's moved sideways more than down
In the United States, we’ve had "12 years in a row of wages declining."
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