U.S. was careful not to guarantee anything
"Ukraine voluntarily gave up its nuclear weapons because the United States of America" said it would "ensure (its) territorial integrity from Russia."
Confuses "attacks" with "activity"
"During the last five years, Iran has perpetrated terror attacks in 25 different countries on five continents."
Says Senate Republicans are "following a longstanding tradition of not filling vacancies on the Supreme Court in the middle of a presidential election year."
The data backs him up
"According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 120 Americans on average die from a drug overdose every day. Overall, drug overdose deaths now outnumber deaths from firearms."
60 Minutes interview out of context
Says Donald Trump promised "to take care of everybody (through government-run healthcare and) the government's going to pay for it."
Not quite the same thing
Senate Democrats "have never held up a Supreme Court nomination."
Media can't get enough of Trump
Says Donald "Trump got, you know, $1.8 billion worth of free media. I got, like, none."
Widely shared Democratic graphic is accurate
"Six justices" on the U.S. Supreme Court have been "confirmed in presidential election years since 1912."
Expert: He got the name of country right, but that's it
Under the Iran nuclear deal, "we give them $150 billion, we get nothing."
Trend long predates Obama
Says President Barack Obama has "been presiding over our jobs going overseas for seven years."
The CDC data adds up
"Gun violence is by far the leading cause of death for young African American men, outstripping the next nine causes of death combined."
Old data quoted incorrectly, but trend is right
The rate of U.S. female homicide victims outnumbers 24 other developed countries by more than 2½ to 1.
Obnoxious? Yes. A terrorist? No.
Says the man who rushed the stage at him in Dayton, Ohio, "had chatter about ISIS, or with ISIS" in his social media posts.
A kinder, gentler Cruz
"More than once, I've actually had a conversation with the protesters on substance."
A pretty small slice of the pie
Foreign aid "is less than 1 percent of our federal budget."
"GDP was zero essentially for the last two quarters."
He liked the concept, not the details
"I opposed TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and have always opposed TPP."
States alone choose to adopt and implement
Common Core is "education through Washington D.C."
He voted that way; significance is up for debate
In 2006, Bernie Sanders "voted in the House with hard-line Republicans for indefinite detention for undocumented immigrants, and then he sided with those Republicans to stand with vigilantes known as Minutemen who were taking up outposts along the border to hunt down immigrants."
Sanders wants more ambitious plan, but supports this one
"The Clean Power Plan is something that Sen. Sanders has said he would delay implementing."
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