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."
A credible estimate says so
The Affordable Care Act is "a major reason why we’ve seen 50,000 fewer preventable patient deaths in hospitals."
Words matter, as how people interpret them
Says Barack Obama voted for the "very same language" of Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act when he was in the Illinois state Senate. Sexual orientation "doesn't have anything to do with this law."
It's not that specific
"From 2013-2015, the richest 14 Americans increased their net wealth by more than $157 billion, yet the Republican budget would not require these Americans to contribute one penny to deficit reduction."
It's a study of 3,000 kids -- not an across-the-board requirement
Say Michelle Obama "mandates" weighing children in day care.
Clinton's still in the lead
Says according to recent polls, no Republican candidate "is doing better against Hillary Clinton than myself."
'Imagine' this was accurate
"Small businesses (are) going out of business in record numbers."
Garbled talking point
Job growth in the United States is now at the "fastest pace in this country's history."
All aboard the post-election walk-back tour!
Says Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "didn't change his position" on a two-state solution.
My world's on fire, how 'bout yours?
"Many of the alarmists on global warming, they’ve got a problem because the science doesn’t back them up. In particular, satellite data demonstrate for the last 17 years, there’s been zero warming."
If you have a 401k, you'll feel richer
"The stock market has almost tripled since April of 2009."
Reasonably accurate summation
Says Secretary of State John Kerry, "when he was a senator, flew to Managua and met with a communist dictator there, Daniel Ortega, and accused the Reagan administration of engaging in terrorism."
She didn't use those words
Says that "Susan Rice, the president's national security adviser, has already conceded that Iran will have a robust uranium enrichment capability."
It depends on what numbers you use
"The vast majority of our international commitments take effect without congressional approval."
Senators' letter to Iran has a point, but lacks nuance
If President Barack Obama strikes a nuclear deal with Iran, "the next president could revoke such an executive agreement with the stroke of a pen and future Congresses could modify the terms of the agreement at any time."
Even if true (it's not) would be symbolic
"The Iranian parliament will get to say yes or no on this deal, and I think the United States Congress should have the exact same input into the process."
There's a big racial gap, but not as big as he says
Today in Selma, Ala., "the poverty rate is roughly nine times that of whites."
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