Loose definition of "surrounding"
"Why are Muslim armies so useless against ISIS? ... There are 20,000 or 30,000 (ISIS fighters). The countries surrounding ISIS have armies totaling 5 million people."
— Politifact PunditFact on Monday, February 22nd, 2016
But he did want to arm Syrian moderates
"Marco Rubio voted against authorizing President Obama to strike Syria after Assad used chemical weapons on his own people."
— Politifact National on Thursday, January 7th, 2016
Toothless, but support nonetheless
Says Bernie Sanders "voted for regime change with respect to Libya."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
The exact number varies
"Only nine" coalition nations with the U.S. "are truly actively involved" in fighting the Islamic State.
— Politifact Virginia on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
Data backs up claim, but questions about FBI watch list linger
"Since 2004, more than 2,000 suspected terrorists have legally purchased weapons in the United States."
— Politifact California on Thursday, December 17th, 2015
Let's go to the transcript!
"Two months ago, Donald Trump said that ISIS was not our fight."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015
Data is opaque, but Rubio seems in the ballpark
"Three or four countries" out of roughly 60 in the anti-ISIS coalition "are providing military force."
— Politifact National on Sunday, December 13th, 2015
Sorting out sorties
"Up until recently, 75 percent of all the sorties that left the base came back without dropping their ordnances, because there was such a concern about making sure that there were no civilian casualties."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, December 10th, 2015
'Thousandfold' is rhetorical flourish, but he's mostly on target
"In France, they have a (surveillance) program a thousandfold more invasive" than the United States.
— Politifact National on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't
"It is already in the law that there is a requirement to screen (refugees) for religion."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
In raw dollars, U.S. is No. 1
"The United States (is) the largest provider of humanitarian assistance to displaced persons and refugees."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
The process typically takes 2 years
"It takes almost a year for a refugee to be processed in the United States."
— Politifact National on Sunday, November 15th, 2015
And the Benghazi committee makes 8
"There have been seven investigations (of Benghazi) led mostly by Republicans in the Congress" that concluded "nobody did anything wrong, but there were changes we could make."
— Politifact National on Monday, October 12th, 2015
Numbers are close, greater argument up for debate
Number of Americans killed by terrorism in the last decade: 24. Number of Americans killed by guns in the last decade: 280,024.
— Politifact National on Monday, October 5th, 2015
Explosive devices, bomb plot
Iran’s "regime is responsible for more than 1,000 American casualties during the Iraq war" and "has plotted a terrorist attack here in our nation's capital."
— Politifact Texas on Monday, October 5th, 2015
Studies, experts agree
Says "the cascading effects" of climate change contributed to the rise of ISIS.
— Politifact National on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
Accurate in a narrow sense
More money is dedicated within the Department of Homeland Security to climate change than what's spent combating "Islamist terrorists radicalizing over the Internet in the United States of America."
— Politifact National on Thursday, May 14th, 2015
President wants Cuba off list of state sponsors of terrorism
The Castro regime ‘violated international norms’ by secretly shipping weapons to North Korea in violation of a U.N. embargo.
— Politifact Georgia on Friday, April 24th, 2015
Possible, but probable?
"Wholly domestic communication between you and your wife can go to New York to London and back and get caught up in the (NSA) database."
— Politifact PunditFact on Thursday, April 9th, 2015
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."
— Politifact National on Monday, March 16th, 2015