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Donald Trump said "Hundreds of thousands of (illegal immigrants are) going to state and federal penitentiaries."  

In 2013, there were fewer than 100,000 noncitizens -- legal and undocumented -- in federal and state prisons. If you add in local jails, it’s quite possible but uncertain that the total number of incarcerated illegal immigrants is above 100,000, though it’s also possible that many of these individuals are held for immigration violations as opposed to other crimes. We just don’t have solid data on this point.

Without any good information to back it up, Trump’s claim falls flat. We rate it Mostly False.
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Undocumented is not immigration. Its infiltration and insurrection to usurp our independence, our Constitution, our Nation. We have no honor. 
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 Ted Cruz: the Supreme Court’s views "are radically out of step with public opinion" regarding its decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.
Most polls say around 60 percent favor same-sex marriage -- a high point. At the state level, the majority holds in most cases.Cruz’s staff said that Americans think legalizing same-sex marriage should be a state responsibility rather than something decided at the federal level. But different polls show different results on that point. There isn’t an obvious majority one way or the other.

Certainly there is a good chunk of the population that opposes the Supreme Court’s decision, but it’s definitely not a clear majority. We rate Cruz’s claim Mostly False.
The Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide isn’t what the American people wanted, says Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Cruz, who is running for president, is an outspoken critic of the court’s 5-4 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges that overturned the country’s remaining same-sex marriage bans. In an interview on Morning Edition June 29, NPR’s Steve Inskeep talked with Cruz about how he and other Republicans will respond.
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+Wade Mintz Point noted. I think Alabama was the last state whose law was struck down by a fed judge.
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NAACP President:  "We have at least 200,000 to 300,000 hate crimes in a given year."

Looking at the National Crime Victimization Survey does confirm his claim, with a 2012 report finding nearly 300,000 estimated victims of hate crime. And while the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program, an alternative method of data collection on hate crime, only found around 6,000 reported hate crimes in 2012, experts said it’s widely accepted that crimes are underreported with this method, mainly because of police non-participation and miscategorization.

Admittedly, the survey does carry its own flaws related to possible overcounting, but experts tend to agree that it comes closer to accurately estimating the total number of hate crimes. We rate Brooks’ statement Mostly True.
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^^^Sho nuff bubba^^^
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Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., said Sunday that the original compromise for the Confederate battle flag in South Carolina "was to put it on the back side of the statehouse, out of public view so it would not have any appearance of sovereignty."
The Confederate flag has returned as a flashpoint in South Carolina politics. While the flags of the United States and the state itself hang at half-staff over the state capitol in honor of the nine victims at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, the Confederate battle flag on the statehouse grounds remains at half-mast. As part of a 2000 law, it remains on tstatehouse grounds. That law itself was the result of protests a...
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+Glenn Raider​ Not for the reason you're suggesting. But that's not surprising. The race card is played with such ease these days. Bill Clinton may be many things but one thing he is not is a racist. In fact many African Americans considered him "the first black president". It was a cheap shot that cost Hillary Clinton (not a fan of hers) the election.
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Donald Trump said Chevy "doesn't exist" in Japan. It doesn't run deep, but it does exist. http://ow.ly/OrGaL
Bombastic billionaire and new GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump painted the United States as an international embarrassment these days, losing on everything from jobs to car sales to other countries.
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+Glenn Raider hahaha
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Donald Trump claimed the Islamic State "just built a hotel in Syria."

The Islamic State does occupy a luxury hotel, which they took over about a month and a half ago. However, it’s in Iraq, not Syria, and they didn’t build it. It’s an old hotel that the group refurbished and occupied. As far as we know, the hotel’s rooms are reserved for Islamic State commanders, and the event spaces are for weddings.

At least for now, Trump doesn’t have to worry about the Islamic State running him out of the hotel business. We rate his claim False.
Donald Trump is facing a lot of competition these days. The Republican real estate mogul announced he’s running for president -- against at least a dozen other candidates. In his June 16 announcement speech, Trump said he also has a new competitor in the hotel biz: a group of entrepreneurial terrorists who call themselves the Islamic State.
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Contrivance. ISIS has money to take over and occupy means they don't have a problem with "world domination". But I digress, this post is (progressive) progress...
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Five myths about immigration. (You've probably heard at least a few of them.) http://ow.ly/P5GJm 
Amnesty, self-deportation, a wall. Politicians have plenty of ideas to fix America’s immigration system. But where does rhetoric leave reality? PolitiFact and PunditFact have published more than 400 fact-checks dealing with immigration since 2007. Here are five myths we’ve heard. Myth: 2016 GOP presidential candidates unanimously oppose a path to citizenship
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Donald Trump, who in 1999 said he "was strongly pro-choice," says he's now against abortions and will nominate Supreme Court justices who share his stance. 

During a Sunday interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, Trump suggested his shift in position mirrors the feelings of the American public.

"In terms of polling, the pro-choice (support) is going down a little bit," Trump said.

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Over the last twenty years more and more people have become pro life 
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ICYMI: Ann Coulter said South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley "is an immigrant." Time to torch that claim http://ow.ly/OKYz5  
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+Lyle Blackett Who says I'm upset about anything?

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Fact-checking claims about the #ConfederateFlag in South Carolina http://ow.ly/OB4zS
The brutal killing of nine African-Americans at a historic Charleston, S.C., church Wednesday has fueled new calls to remove the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the South Carolina statehouse. What are the facts about the flag and its history? PunditFact and PolitiFact delved into a pair of claims made over the weekend. The first comes from Rep. James Clyburn, a South Carolina Democrat who participated in discussions that led to the fl...
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+Daniel Moak​ so your historical argument at the end is what?
Remove both the Stars n Stripes as well as the Stars and Bars?

Cuz I'm sure a lot of people might agree with that.

But if your point is that since the Stars and Stripes also represent evil, we should keep both it AND the Stars and Bars.... Well I'm afraid you lose me there.

Odd argument, but ok.
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The Supreme Court could deal a fatal blow to the Affordable Care Act. PolitiFact Sheets explans King vs. Burwell. http://ow.ly/Orfeq 
The Supreme Court could gut President Barack Obama’s signature health care law over four simple words,
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To include the GOP in negotiations was to open the door to their malicious sabotage. No one, not one law maker, has given any credence to the "construction" the bogus Plaintiff is trying to pull.
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Largest cyber attack in history? Huckabee claims it’s OPM, but it’s probably not.
When it comes to dealing with the massive cyberattack allegedly perpetrated by China, Mike Huckabee wants an eye for an eye and a hack for a hack. The Obama administration announced June 4, 2015, that the attack on the Office of Personnel Management could have compromised the personal information of 4.2 million current and former federal employees. Government officials as well as minority leader Sen. Harry Reid have pointed to Chinese hackers as ...
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Makes you wonder if Huckabee thinks our cyber units are tasked with reviewing video games all day...duh!
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