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NO! Not at all! Politicians often use the Bible for political gain and are not interested in the truth. They look for an
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Bragging about sexual assault. Cheating on a spouse. Sexting. Fathering secret children. Do these behaviors obstruct a politician's ability to do their job? Read More...
More current and more accurate statistic to back up his claim would be a decrease of 71 percent, but the point is clear.
There is concern about a "marriage penalty," which exists for other
federal programs with sliding income eligibility scales, but experts said the effect may be marginal, as no one has done
the research to nail down reasonable expectations.
Barr guided DOMA to passage as a Republican in the mid-1990s. But then
Barr became a Libertarian and apologized for his role in getting the
bill passed. As a Libertarian, Barr has said DOMA has been used by the
government to overstep its authority.
The claim made in a newspaper ad just before an election cited examples which were shown to be false. (Groups who claim to represent morals should have some.)
According to the most recent data available, 2009, there is a record high of births to unmarried mothers. But births to unmarried teens as a percentage of all unmarried births has declined (21%).
In a message to more than 2,500 participants at the annual World
Economic Forum, the pontiff urged industrialists and bankers to promote
inclusive prosperity, but stopped short of chiding them for excesses
laid bare by the global financial crisis.
There has been a rise in fatherless children in all races, but there is no federal data to back up this exaggerated claim. In addition, the focus on Johnson and the Great Society is likely a red
herring, since broader, societal factors are believed to have played a
major role in rising rates of single-parenthood -- not just among
blacks, but also among whites.
Federal data shows 62% of people who earn the
federal minimum wage or below are women, however this doesn't account for women in states with a higher
One study says that if the federal government raises the minimum wage
to $10.10 an hour, women will benefit more than men by a 55-45 percent
What studies really show is that children are better off with two parents. Those studies do not focus on gender.
All reputable research so far indicates that children brought up by
gay parents are just well off as those brought up by straight parents.
Dads are important!
A study conducted between 1999 and 2005, showed that dad's involvement in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of
HIV, reduced the risk of transmitting the disease 40% compared to couples with no male involvement.
Few Americans have paid maternity leave. The rest of the developed world has at least
some paid benefits, but many developed countries still have inferior benefits.
Rapper, actor, political activist and former Sudanese child soldier Emmanuel Jal, shares how his book, War Child: A Child Soldier's Story
, and film, The Good Lie
, are bringing voices to those who
desperately need to be heard in South Sudan.
A 2010 study shows children who witnessed any intimate partner violence are 2.6 times as likely to perpetrate it themselves. Children who witnessed any
violence were 1.6 times as likely to become perpetrators. We need new studies.
The statement would be totally true except that they failed to specify that the study refers to Fair Market Rent, a number determined by the federal government for each region set at the 40th percentile of all rents in that area. People might be able to find a dump for minimum wage.
Perkins, who heads Family Research Council which fights against gay marriage, cites research on it's web site which misrepresents data and misquotes other legitimate research. (Christians shouldn't fudge data to support their views!)
This email implies that UT students were hustling up support for legalizing infanticide and child
killings. In reality, a visitor briefly collected signatures one day,
almost like attempting a trick.
Obama said, "Cuban American connections to family in Cuba are not only a basic right
in humanitarian terms, but also our best tool for helping to foster the
beginnings of grassroots democracy on the island."
Cecilia Abbott, with Hispanic roots through her mother and grandmother, will be the first Hispanic first lady since statehood. Other Hispanic women were first ladies only before Texas was a state.
While in office, Bush repeatedly said that he opposed gay marriage,
although he was reluctant at times to amend the state Constitution since
it was already banned in state law. He also opposed gay adults adopting
children. Since leaving office, Bush said that he supports "traditional
The rebuttal includes many fact and many points that had been debunked many times over. Read the entire speech and see, point by point, which statements were true or not.
PolitiFact reviewed the state of the Union speech line by line. Click the icon to review each point.
First, the number is dubious. Comstock uses Kaiser’s 2008
survey as the base year for Obama. That means she’s blaming Obama for
some premiums that went into effect a year or more before he was
It's not income as most people think of it. It's how much a poor single
parent with two children under age 5 would have to earn to get the
equivalent value of all programs, including food stamps, medical care,
heating assistance and housing subsidies, plus $6,648 a year in cash
The number of "welfare" recipients -- unlike the number of workers -- is
enlarged by the inclusion of children and senior citizens. The
comparison also ignores that many "welfare" recipients actually work, so
trying to separate the two categories creates a false dichotomy.
The claim is based on hard numbers from the CDC, and the general trend has been consistent for the last decade and a half.
Best we can tell, married couples who share the same last name is not
rare at all. The latest U.S. census figures on the topic show that as of
2004, some 94 percent of married, American-born women in the U.S. were
using their husband's last name.
Planned Parenthood’s annual report show that the agency
conducted 1.1 million pregnancy tests, 3.7 million tests for
sexually transmitted diseases, prenatal services, and childbirth classes, among other services, but the agency does not track abortion numbers. The Bishop's figures have no factual basis.
The technology behind government electronic benefit cards blocks that. While the card could have cash value from another program such as TANF, no ATM would dispense cash based on a person’s food stamp allowance.
The numbers cited by the meme are framed in a misleading way. The sum of money cited has been allotted
to a small fraction of all undocumented immigrant children in the United
States, and it isn’t going into their pockets as family earnings are.
PolitiFact cites done by both pro- and anti-abortion rights groups that back up this claim.
Coulter, a conservative social and political commentator, based this statement on a study that counted all people of Mexican origin in the US.
But Coulter ignored that 65 percent of those were born in America and
about a third came from families in which both parents were born in
America. America couldn’t "take them in" because most have been
here for generations.
Cruz made a crass and poorly timed joke about Vice President Joe Biden on
Wednesday, days after Biden's son Beau died from brain cancer. "Vice President Joe Biden. You know the nice thing? You don't need a punch line," Cruz said.
"I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and
sincere and was not damaging to anyone else, and I don't see that gay
marriage damages anyone else," Carter said in a HuffPost Live interview
with Marc Lamont Hill published Tuesday.
There is no evidence of any Mexican policy that pushes people out of
Mexico and into the United States. As it has been the case for decades, a
combination of economic and family factors accounts for most of the
migration from Mexico to the United States.
The latest academic study shows that nearly all
women proceed with an abortion
even after seeing the ultrasound.
Other courts would be bound by the Supreme Court’s precedent, making the ruling applicable throughout the nation.
Pope Francis "has encouraged debate on changing pastoral practices to allow divorced and remarried Catholics to take communion." "For how can we encourage these parents to raise their children in the Christian life, to give them an example of Christian faith, if we keep them at arm's length?"
Once you strip out full-time students, senior citizens, the disabled,
and those who have chosen not to work to take care of their children, a
more reasonable estimate of "out of work" Americans is somewhere in the
neighborhood of 21 million, or less than a quarter of Trump’s figure.
Meanwhile, he is flat wrong that the government reclassifies discouraged
workers as "employed."
"The real tragedy is the hypocrisy that so many clergy engage in." "We need to be humble and to embrace our flawed humanity as we seek through our faith and experience to better ourselves." When we truly face our humanity, we will stop pointing the finger at others in order to distract from our own sins.
Huckabee was asked if he would issue a second
divorce to Kim Davis, or refuse since Jesus condemned divorce, but said
nothing about homosexuality. Huckabee could not answer. He quoted Matthew 19 to support his narrow
definition of marriage, however that verse was actually one where Jesus was condemning
Francis met with "several dozen" people at the Vatican's embassy and such meetings are due to the pope's "kindness and availability." Many believe that Kim Davis was a trap for the Pope, who had no prior knowledge of the controversy.
This is a reported script of the contact where she repeatedly talked over the Pope
Drug abuse by parents is the second most prevalent reason for a parent losing custody of a child to foster care services.