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Marco Rubio: "I can tell you with certainty (cap and trade) would have a devastating impact on our economy."
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | 'With certainty' cap-and-trade would wreck the economy, Rubio says
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<p>It&rsquo;s no secret that Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is skeptical of human-caused climate change. While he&rsquo;s unsure of the effect humans have on the climate, Rubio is certain that addressing the problem would wreck the economy. &quot;If we do the things they want us to do, cap&nbsp;and&nbsp;trade, you name it, how much will that change the pace of climates change vs. how much will it cost to our economy?&quot; Rubio asked rhetorically on CBS&rsquo; Face the Nation April 19. &quot;Scientists can&#39;t tell us what impact it would have on reversing these changes. But I can tell you with certainty it ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/apr/23/marco-rubio/rubio-cap-and-trade-would-hurt-economy-might-not-h/">>> More</a>  more...
Martin O&#39;Malley: &quot;We&#39;re not allowed to read it (the Trans-Pacific Partnership) before representatives vote on it.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Martin O'Malley says Congress won't see Pacific trade deal before they vote on it
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<p>President Barack Obama&rsquo;s efforts to pursue a landmark trade agreement with countries on the Pacific Rim has split his own party. Obama is seeking to finalize an agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The deal has been in negotiation since 2009 between the United States, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. Combined, these countries account for roughly 40 percent of the world&rsquo;s economy. Trade deals often draw opposition from the left, due in part to concerns from labor unions -- a key Democratic-leaning constituency. For this reason, Obama&rsquo;s push for the deal has ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/apr/23/martin-omalley/martin-omalley-says-congress-wont-see-pacific-trad/">>> More</a>  more...
Hillary Clinton: &quot;The United States invented the community college. Nobody else had ever done anything like it.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Hillary Clinton says U.S. was first to create community colleges
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<p>In her bid for the White House, Hillary Clinton is lavishing attention on community colleges. She met with groups of community college students in both of the early caucus and primary states -- Iowa and New Hampshire -- and during those roundtables, Clinton sang the praises of how community colleges give a new generation of students skills to succeed in a changing job market. At a session with students and teachers at NHTI-Concord&rsquo;s Community College on April 21, 2015, she said, &quot;The United States invented the community college. Nobody else had ever done anything like it.&quot; She added, ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/apr/21/hillary-clinton/hillary-clinton-says-us-was-first-create-community/">>> More</a>  more...
Barack Obama: Says&nbsp;Loretta Lynch&rsquo;s nomination &quot;has been now sitting there longer than the previous seven attorney general nominees combined.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Is Loretta Lynch nomination delayed longer than 7 other attorneys general combined?
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<p>Democrats have recently been accusing Senate Republicans of obstructing the nomination of Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as attorney general. Lynch, currently the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, would become the first African-American woman to head the Justice Department, but she&rsquo;s been awaiting a confirmation vote by the full Senate for several months. While observers expect Lynch to win confirmation, the Senate&rsquo;s Republican majority has been withholding a vote as leverage to secure other legislative items. In addition, some Republicans have taken issue with Lynch&rsquo;s refusal to speak out against President Barack Obama&rsquo;s executive actions ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/apr/20/barack-obama/loretta-lynch-nomination-delayed-attorney-generals/">>> More</a>  more...
Bernie Sanders: &nbsp;&quot;99 percent of all new income today (is) going to the top 1 percent.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Bernie Sanders says 99 percent of 'new' income is going to top 1 percent
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<p>When U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., finds a microphone these days, you can expect him to harp on the erosion of the American middle class. Sanders, who has said he is considering a 2016 presidential run and caucuses with Democrats, made a striking point about the country&rsquo;s income inequality over the last 40 years in an April 19 interview on Fox News Sunday. &quot;What we&#39;re seeing, Chris, right now is that for 40 years, the American middle class has been disappearing. Millions of people are working longer hours for lower wages despite a huge increase in technology and productivity,&quot; Sanders ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/apr/19/bernie-s/bernie-sanders-says-99-percent-new-income-going-to/">>> More</a>  more...
ForAmerica: &quot;American families work hard to earn $4,250 a month. Obama is spending $18,972 a month on each illegal immigrant child.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Meme compares spending on undocumented immigrants with typical U.S. family income
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<p>Is President Barack Obama lavishing almost five times as much money on undocumented immigrant children than the typical household earns in a month? A meme making the rounds on social media says that&rsquo;s the case. The meme, forwarded to us by a reader, was created by ForAmerica, a conservative group founded by longtime activist L. Brent Bozell III. The meme says: &quot;American families work hard to earn $4,250 a month. Obama is spending $18,972 a month on each illegal immigrant child. Like if you&#39;re sick of Obama rewarding illegal immigrants.&quot; The visual that accompanies this text ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/apr/17/america/meme-compares-spending-undocumented-immigrants-typ/">>> More</a>  more...
Hillary Clinton: Says &quot;all my grandparents&quot; immigrated to America.
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | In Iowa, Hillary Clinton claims 'all my grandparents' came to the U.S. from foreign countries
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<p>Hillary Clinton this week became the latest example of a politician flubbing her family&rsquo;s ancestry while making the case for her presidency. Clinton was speaking at a business roundtable inside an Iowa produce store when she related her personal family heritage to the struggles of undocumented immigrants trying to work in the United States. &quot;I think if we were to just go around this room, there are a lot of immigrant stories,&quot; Clinton said, according to a video of the event. &quot;All my grandparents, you know, came over here, and you know my grandfather went to work in ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/apr/16/hillary-clinton/hillary-clinton-flubs-familys-immigration-history-/">>> More</a>  more...
Jeb Bush: &quot;We are in the sixth year of recovery, and median income is below what it was at the start of the recovery.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Jeb Bush correct that median income has fallen in U.S. since end of recession
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<p>Jeb Bush is making economic opportunity a major theme of his not-yet-official presidential campaign. One of his main gripes with the economy is that income isn&rsquo;t going up. &quot;If we grew at a far faster rate, the middle would no longer be as squeezed as they are,&quot; Bush said. &quot;We are in the sixth year of recovery, and median income is below what it was at the start of the recovery.&quot; Bush, the former Republican governor of Florida, made the remarks during a recent visit to Ohio, where he talked with Pittsburgh Tribune-Review political writer Salena Zito before addressing the ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/apr/16/jeb-bush/jeb-bush-correct-median-income-has-fallen-us-end-r/">>> More</a>  more...
Rick Santorum: Says Howard Zinn, &quot;an anti-American Marxist,&quot; wrote &quot;the most popular textbook that&#39;s taught in our high schools in America.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Is book by Howard Zinn the 'most popular' high-school history textbook?
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<p>A debate over high school history books doesn&rsquo;t seem like the most obvious point to bring up during a speech to members of the National Rifle Association. But potential presidential candidate Rick Santorum did just that during the group&rsquo;s annual convention last week. In addition to touching on gun rights issues in his speech, Santorum, a former Republican senator from Pennsylvania, criticized teachers for assigning works by the late Howard Zinn, including A People&rsquo;s History of the United States, that cast a critical -- and often sharply negative -- light on the past actions of the U.S. government. ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/apr/15/rick-santorum/book-howard-zinn-most-popular-high-school-history-/">>> More</a>  more...
People for the American Way: Says Marco Rubio &quot;voted to deport&quot; young people known as Dreamers.
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Did Marco Rubio vote to deport Dreamers?
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<p>On the day Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., announced his presidential campaign, opponents came out with an ad attacking his record. People for the American Way, a liberal advocacy group, released a Spanish-language radio ad that calls Rubio &quot;just another Republican with a dangerous plan&quot; and claims he supports tax cuts for the wealthy and cutting Medicare funding. The ad is set to run in Denver and Miami, Rubio&rsquo;s hometown. The ad also pits Rubio against &quot;Dreamers&quot; -- young people who arrived in the United States illegally as children who have been granted temporary status for deferred deportation under ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/apr/14/people-american-way/did-marco-rubio-vote-deport-dreamers/">>> More</a>  more...

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