"More businesses are closing than opening in Virginia today."
Off by about $6,055
"A (state) trooper with 10 years on the force is getting $500 a year more than a trooper with 10 minutes on the force."
"Since John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, more Americans have died by gunfire within our own country than American servicemen and women who were killed in all our wars."
King eschewed party labels
Martin Luther King Jr. "was a Republican."
More than 100,000 women in Texas "have attempted to self-induce abortion in the past year alone."
Virginia Del. Mark Cole "wants schools to check children’s genitals before using bathroom."
Medicaid expansion "could cost the Commonwealth of Virginia over $1 billion a year..."
Not if you factor inflation
"We are taking Virginia’s investment in public education to the highest level in the commonwealth’s history."
"Existing law" was changed in 2008
"Existing law right now requires 700 miles of double-layered border fencing" on the Mexico border.
A broad estimate
Forty percent of illegal immigrants are "people coming legally on visas and overstaying their visas."
The exact number varies
"Only nine" coalition nations with the U.S. "are truly actively involved" in fighting the Islamic State.
"Slip of the tongue"
Says he faced "a record budget deficit" in Virginia in 2014.
Not strictly by the book
In 2000, "I wrote about Osama bin Laden, ‘We’ve got to take him out.’"
Remains of recession
"Since 2008, we have cut 5,000 positions" from Virginia public schools.
Something to chew on
"There is a federal criminal law that says it's a crime to transport dentures across state lines."
Obama avoids broadbrushing Muslims
Says President Barack Obama "will not utter the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ and as matter of policy, nobody in the administration will say the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’"
An unhistorical claim
Says Thomas Jefferson helped "craft" the Constitution.
Depends on length of sentence
"It costs a hell of a lot more money to put somebody in jail than send them to the University of Virginia."
An embellished story
"When I became governor, I inherited a large deficit. You know what? We just turned that into the largest surplus in Virginia history."
Messy interpretation of a messy situation
On the VA: "Over 300,000 veterans have died waiting for care."
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