On April 20, President Barack Obama caused a bit of a splash when he gathered members of his Cabinet and directed them to cut (collectively) $100 million in expenses within [...]
Mexico was the United States’ third-leading trading partner in 2008, with $367.5 billion worth of goods traded between the two countries. Source: Census Bureau
In 2007, 29.2 million U.S. residents were of Mexican origin. That’s 10 percent of the total U.S. population and 64 percent of the Hispanic population. Source: Census Bureau
Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Source: Census Bureau
In the New York Times‘ "Caucus" blog today, Kate Phillips offers a well-documented and thorough analysis of a lingering controversy: Did Winston Churchill really say about torture what President Obama [...]
Q: Was H.R. 1388 passed "behind our backs"?
A: This latest e-rumor is a double-header. It recycles one false claim and alludes to another. We’ve debunked both before.
Half of single-race Asians 25 and older in the U.S. had at least a bachelor’s degree in 2007, compared with 28 percent for all Americans in that age group. Source: [...]
The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, containing about 650 miles of bookshelves. Source: Library of Congress
The Asian population in the U.S. grew by 2.9 percent between 2006 and 2007, when it totaled 15.2 million residents. Source: Census Bureau
At President Obama’s April 29 news conference, he claimed that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has "already saved or created over 150,000 jobs." Wait a minute. Isn’t the number [...]