To say "we know" is a far stretch
"It is true that we know that ISIS is present in Ciudad Juarez (Mexico)"
Exact measurement difficult, but trend true, experts say
Children who witness domestic violence are "twice as likely to commit it themselves."
Correlation does not equal causation
"Income inequality is worse in towns run by Democrat mayors than in towns run by Republican mayors."
The percentage has dropped precipitously since 2009
Says "John Barrow voted with Obama 85 percent of the time."
That was then; this is now
Says "Nick Rahall voted with Obama 94 percent of the time."
No such tax breaks exist
Says Mitch McConnell voted "three times for corporate tax breaks that send Kentucky jobs overseas."
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."
Paul's claim sinks
In Tripoli, "jihadists today swim in our embassy pool."
A theoretical possibility, but pretty remote
Saturday Night Live executive producer "Lorne Michaels could be put in jail under this amendment for making fun of any politician."
For today's retirees, Medicare is a VERY good deal
Says cuts to Medicare affect people who have already "paid in. We paid for it."
An old, problematic talking point
Says Democratic Senate candidate "Bruce Braley voted to cut $700 billion from Medicare to support Obamacare."
Even proponents are skeptical
Says on contraception, his plan is "cheaper and easier for you" than Sen. Mark Udall’s
The JV team is now varsity
Says his comment about extremists being a JV team "wasn’t specifically referring to" Islamic State.
An incorrect claim debunked since 2006
Says Mark Pryor voted "to give Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants."
A baseless ad, now pulled
Says Dan Sullivan approved a "light sentence" for a sex offender who got out of prison and is now charged with a gruesome murder and sexual assault.
Assets up but net worth is down
Says Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s "wealth has surged while in public office."
Both wrong and uncharitable
"Over 73% of all donations raised (from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge) are going to fundraising, overhead, executive salaries, and external donations."
She doesn't oppose equal pay
Says Michigan U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land "said guaranteeing equal pay for women who do the same job as men is not a good idea."
Several allies did not sign up for strikes
The United States had "allies lined up" for air strikes in Syria and then Obama "pulled the rug out."
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