Two years isn't all that "many"
Minnesota’s "advantage" in economic growth has been having "Republicans in charge of at least one part of government" for all but two years, while Wisconsin Democrats "for many years" before 2011 controlled both legislative chambers and the governorship.
Only a reduction in some suicides
"There's no statistical evidence that" a waiting period for handgun purchases "reduces violence whatsoever."
Collectively, yes, but not true for many individuals
"Americans will spend more on taxes in 2015 than on food, clothing and housing combined."
Numbers don't favor Clinton, but no majority in most swing states
In recent polling in battleground states, a "majority of the people" said Hillary Clinton "is untrustworthy."
Three of the four gave to her foundation
Says Hillary Clinton took "money from kings of Saudi Arabia and Morocco and Oman and Yemen."
A climate change eruption misfires
"The elimination of essentially every automobile would be offset by one volcano exploding."
Experts (generally) agree
"When the Constitution was written, (only) 20 to 25 percent of the people in the country could vote."
Generally, yes, with some exceptions
In Wisconsin, a "second arrest for carrying pot is a felony," but a second or subsequent arrest "for carrying a gun illegally is a misdemeanor."
Similar language, but different context and intent
Says Bill Clinton signed a law "very similar to," and Barack Obama voted for a law "something like," Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
That's what the 2-1 vote was about
Wisconsin’s attorney general and state treasurer ordered the daughter of Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson not to discuss climate change on state time.
Less than Walker claims -- and less than increases before Obama took office
Under Barack Obama, "the average cost of family health care premiums has increased by $4,154."
Clearance rack + Kohl's Cash = Campaign speech applause line
Says he "paid one dollar for" a sweater at Kohl’s.
Voters have never had direct choice
An April 7, 2015 referendum would take "the choice of chief justice" of the Wisconsin Supreme Court "away from the people."
Accurate figure, despite rising minority population
"White people control almost 90 percent of the nation's wealth."
Party cites us, but we don't do that kind of rating
Says Gov. Scott Walker "has been rated America’s most factually-challenged politician."
Tuition hikes eased Doyle cut
Says Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed reduction in university spending is "about the size of the one" under Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle, but Democrats didn’t treat Doyle’s cut as so dire.
Yes, though many profs got no grants at all
"The average faculty member at UW-Madison brings in close to a quarter million dollars a year" in grant money.
Actually less than half
Beer drinking is not allowed in any Illinois state parks.
Accurately cites latest poll
Polling shows that nearly 74 percent of National Rifle Association members "support requiring background checks for all gun sales."
Tied for last
Wisconsin is "dead last in the Midwest for job creation."
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