One law repealed, but main protection still in place
Wisconsin Republicans "repealed a statewide fair pay law" that made "sure women are treated fairly on the job."
Accurately cites official figures, but they are an undercount
In 2012, there were nearly 12.2 million arrests and only 410 "uses of deadly force" by police in the United States.
Republican votes helped put it over the top
Wisconsin was the "first state to ban public and private sector employment discrimination based on sexual orientation."
Actually, founded by Civil War vets to improve marksmanship
The National Rifle Association was "founded by religious leaders who wanted to protect freed slaves from the Ku Klux Klan."
Claim goes too far
Says Abraham Lincoln supported an agreement that allowed slavery in New Mexico "and a law to return runaway slaves to their owners."
Few cars on this train
The Wisconsin law repealed by Republicans, which allowed discriminated workers to sue in state court, "was kind of a gravy train" for lawyers.
One legal option goes away, three remain
Says Wisconsin women facing pay discrimination can't "do something about it" under bill passed by Republicans.
Imprecise description ignores other safeguards
Says Wisconsin Assembly Republicans voted to repeal a law that ensures "that women cannot get paid less than a man for doing the same job."
Technically, yes, but ...
John Birch Society
Under a Wisconsin bill, "minor offenses such as violating pet leash laws, seat belt laws, parking infractions, etc., would now be arrestable offenses."
Not blanket protection
Wisconsin bill "grants drug companies and medical device manufacturers immunity from injuries and deaths caused by their products."
The accepted measure puts Milwaukee — the metro area — at No. 1
Milwaukee is "the most segregated city in America."
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