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."
A Whopper whopper
After merging with Tim Hortons of Canada, Burger King is "not moving. … Our headquarters will remain in Miami" and "(we) will continue to pay all of our federal, state and local U.S. taxes."
A whopper of a decline
"In 1952, the corporate income tax accounted for 33 percent of all federal tax revenue. Today, despite record-breaking profits, corporate taxes bring in less than 9 percent."
Ebola wormed its way into the election
Says Tom Cotton "voted against preparing America for pandemics like Ebola."
Impact is not entirely clear
"Cory Gardner is sponsoring a bill to ban all abortions right now."
Meet the McCain
Says he holds the record for "most appearances on 'Meet the Press'."
Fantasy, not fact
Says Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad chartered a plane to remove 124 young illegal immigrants from his state and take them back to Honduras.
He left the breaks in place, he didn't create them
Says Thom Tillis "gives tax breaks to yacht and jet owners."
Banned for warfare, but legal for riot control
Police in the United States are allowed to use tear gas even though it "has been classified as a chemical weapon and banned in international conflict since 1993."
Most of his wealth comes from his wife
Says of Mitch McConnell, "What can happen in 30 years? A senator can become a multi-millionaire in public office."
Neither he nor lawmakers really go on vacation
Congress is on "vacation."
Ad has a point, but overreaches
Says Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst "would privatize Social Security."
It's an incentive, but not the root cause
"Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts."
Pryor's talking about today's teens; ad is directed at seniors
While "Arkansas seniors depend on Social Security and Medicare," Sen. Mark Pryor supports an overhaul so they "couldn’t get Social Security until they turn 68 or 69."
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