Did California’s Governor Sign a Law Requiring All Students to Learn Spanish? – Snopes.com

Snopes.comDid California’s Governor Sign a Law Requiring All Students to Learn Spanish?Snopes.comIn May 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law requiring all students in the state to learn Spanish. False. RATING. False. ORIGIN. Fears about immigration from Mexico and other Spanish-speaking Central and South American countries have … and more » Full Story Here Google Fact… Read More

Did a Gay Baboon Terrorize an African Village? – Snopes.com

Snopes.comDid a Gay Baboon Terrorize an African Village?Snopes.comThe baboon is said to have attacked more than six men in the past week and what’s baffling the villagers is the fact that the baboon only attacks guys and does not hurt it’s victims but rather performs sexual acts on top of the terrified victim and leaves.… Read More

Study Finds 87% Of Knowledge About Nation Comes From Side Of U-Haul Trucks

WILLIAMSBURG, VA—A general education study conducted by the College Of William & Mary’s School of Education found the average American citizen receives 87 percent of their knowledge concerning the geography, ecology, and history of the United States from the graphics of “America’s Moving Adventure” featured on the… Read more… Full Story Here The Onion May… Read More

Trump’s Gamble Hits Reality Check in North Korea Negotiations – New York Times

New York TimesTrump’s Gamble Hits Reality Check in North Korea NegotiationsNew York TimesWASHINGTON — President Trump attempted a revolutionary approach to North Korea — a gamble that negotiating prowess and deal-making charm in a face-to-face meeting with Kim Jong-un could accomplish what no American president or diplomat had … and more » Full Story Here Google Fact… Read More

Trump’s Misleading LA Story – FactCheck.org

FactCheck.orgTrump’s Misleading LA StoryFactCheck.orgHowever, the police chief on May 22 told the Los Angeles Times that the president got his facts wrong. Beck said the murder occurred during the summer and the suspect, Juan Ramirez, wasn’t arrested for the murder until February — so the police did not … Full Story Here Google Fact Check May… Read More

Funeral Attendees Getting Misty-Eyed During First Dance With Corpse

FRANKLIN, TN—Wiping away bittersweet tears as the lights dimmed and the lovely couple took the floor for the first time as widower and wife, attendees at the funeral of Martha Bowers got misty-eyed Thursday during the traditional first dance with the corpse. “You could just see the love in [Phillip Bowers’] eyes when… Read more…… Read More

Sinkhole Opens In White House Lawn

A sinkhole spotted roped-off on the White House’s North Lawn appears to be growing larger daily, journalists say. What do you think? Read more… Full Story Here The Onion May 24, 2018 4:40 pm Support Us

The Onion’s Summer 2018 Movie Preview

The summer of 2018 promises to offer the typical onslaught of blockbusters, thrillers, and occasional artsy fare. The Onion takes a look at the most anticipated movies of the summer of 2018. Read more… Full Story Here The Onion May 24, 2018 4:13 pm Support Us

ECHO Fact Check: Communication with council – Evansville Courier & Press

Evansville Courier & PressECHO Fact Check: Communication with councilEvansville Courier & PressECHO Fact Check: Communication with council. CLOSE. Evansville City Council members questioned ECHO Housing interim director Chris Metz at Monday’s meeting. We fact-checked his statements. Evansville. by Taboola by Taboola. AD CONTENT. Full Story Here Google Fact Check May 24, 2018 3:54 pm Support… Read More

Was a Muslim Educator Named Superintendent of Atlanta’s Schools? – Snopes.com

Snopes.comWas a Muslim Educator Named Superintendent of Atlanta’s Schools?Snopes.comA Muslim man named “Mike Alig-Juzfahrted” was appointed superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools. False. RATING. False. ORIGIN. In May 2018, “satirical” blog America’s Last Line of Defense seized on a picture from an actual news outlet for a Facebook … Full Story Here Google Fact Check May 24,… Read More

Red Sox Team Doctor Unclear Whether He Supposed To Join Fight Or Not

TAMPA BAY, FL—Watching with puzzled concern as his team ran onto the field and began shoving the opposing players, Boston Red Sox physician Adam Foster told reporters Wednesday that it was unclear if he should join a bench-clearing brawl with the Tampa Bay Rays. “I’m always happy to help the team, but I’m not sure… Read More

Trump’s and Pelosi’s Immigration Spat – FactCheck.org

Trump’s and Pelosi’s Immigration SpatFactCheck.orgPresident Donald Trump’s use of the word “animals” in what he says was a reference to MS-13 gang members has resulted in a spat between the president and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi: Pelosi criticized Trump for saying “undocumented … and more » Full Story Here Google Fact Check May 24, 2018 3:13… Read More

Nancy Pelosi – Did Congress approve $1.6 billon for school safety?

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Did Congress approve $1.6 billon for school safety? It isn’t often that President Donald Trump and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., use a similar talking point. But it happened recently with regard to funding for school safety — and neither Trump nor Pelosi was accurate. In remarks to… Read More

Trump Casts Doubt On North Korea Summit

President Trump told reporters in the Oval Office that there was a “very substantial chance” that the summit with North Korea would not work out in June, but noted it may still occur at a later date. What do you think? Read more… Full Story Here The Onion May 24, 2018 2:09 pm Support Us

Fact check: Trump puts words about spying in Clapper’s mouth – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneFact check: Trump puts words about spying in Clapper’s mouthChicago TribuneTHE FACTS: That’s a distortion of Clapper’s statements on ABC’s “The View” on Tuesday when he was asked about recent reports that an FBI informant spoke with several members of the Trump campaign. “They were spying on — a term I don’t particularly …Trump Misquotes… Read More

Nation’s Rich And Powerful Wondering When Rest Of Americans Will Just Give Up

WASHINGTON—Finding themselves increasingly annoyed with the inexplicable and infuriating persistence of their feeble socioeconomic inferiors, America’s rich and powerful were at a loss Wednesday as to exactly when the rest of the country would finally relinquish all hope and simply give up, sources close to the 1… Read more… Full Story Here The Onion May… Read More

Netflix Cancels ‘Jimmy Carter’s World Of Peanuts’

LOS ANGELES—After a nine-season run featuring the 39th president of the United States exploring the history, manufacturing, and culture surrounding the versatile legume, Netflix announced Wednesday the cancellation of Jimmy Carter’s World Of Peanuts. “Despite our great appreciation for President Carter’s entertaining,… Read more… Full Story Here The Onion May 24, 2018 1:49 pm Support… Read More

Margaret Atwood: ‘The Handmaids Are Supposed To Be Aliens’

TORONTO—Clarifying the storyline for fans of her book and its television adaptation, author Margaret Atwood announced Wednesday that the handmaids in her best-selling novel The Handmaid’s Tale are supposed to be aliens. “I appreciate the conversations about patriarchy and feminism my book has sparked, but what I wrote… Read more… Full Story Here The Onion… Read More

Was an ‘Ed, Edd n Eddy’ Reboot Announced by Cartoon Network? – Snopes.com

Snopes.comWas an ‘Ed, Edd n Eddy’ Reboot Announced by Cartoon Network?Snopes.comCartoon Network announced in May 2018 that they were rebooting the comedy series “Ed, Edd n Eddy.” False. RATING. False. ORIGIN. On 21 May 2018, the “Three Eds” Facebook page, a fan page for the popular cartoon but not an official source of news, … Full… Read More

Jared Kushner Excited To Finally Visit White House After Gaining Security Clearance

WASHINGTON—Following a period of uncertainty during a months-long FBI background check, Senior Adviser to the President Jared Kushner told reporters Thursday he’s excited to finally visit the White House after gaining permanent security clearance. “Oh, my God, I can’t believe I’m going to see where the president… Read more… Full Story Here The Onion May… Read More

Obamas Sign Deal To Produce Netflix Shows, Movies

Former presidential couple Barack and Michelle Obama announced a production deal with Netflix in which they will produce television shows and films for the streaming service. What do you think? Read more… Full Story Here The Onion May 24, 2018 12:52 pm Support Us

Trump replaces Kim with Trump on redesigned peace talks challenge coin

WASHINGTON — The White House Communications Agency says it will melt down the hundreds of commemorative coins it had minted earlier this week for a US-North Korea peace summit and re-press them to feature President Donald Trump facing off with President Donald Trump. The decision to change the design of the coin came hours after… Read More

I Am 4 Years Old And I Just Saw A Cow!!!! Ask Questions At Me.

The most fascinating people on the planet are right here on ClickHole to answer all your fascinating questions about the most fascinating topics, all in real time. So join the convo on today’s Ask Questions At Me! Read more… Full Story Here ClickHole May 24, 2018 10:18 am Support Us

Han Solo Met Chewbacca After Clubbing Chewie’s Parents To Death And Stealing Him As A Cub: Everything You Need To Know About ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Without question, ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is the most anticipated film of the 2018 summer blockbuster season. The Han Solo origin film boasts an all-star cast, including Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, and newcomer Alden Ehrenreich filling Harrison Ford’s shoes as the iconic intergalactic smuggler.… Read more… Full Story Here ClickHole May 24,… Read More

A Beautiful Reunion: This High School Football Player Got The Surprise Of A Lifetime When He Removed His Helmet To Reveal That He Was His Father Who Had Been Fighting In Afghanistan For The Past 2 Years

Brace yourself for a good cry, because it’s impossible not to be moved by this beautiful reunion: This high school football player got the surprise of a lifetime when he removed his helmet to reveal that he was his father who had been fighting in Afghanistan for the past two years. What an absolutely incredible… Read More

‘Skirmish Time Is Now!’: 6 Mediocre Catchphrases Michael Buffer Dabbled With Before Landing On ‘Let’s Get Ready To Rumble’

For decades, Michael Buffer has been the voice of professional boxing thanks to his incredibly iconic catchphrase, “Let’s get ready to rumble!” However, the world-famous announcer didn’t start out knowing exactly what to say before every boxing match. Here are six mediocre catchphrases Michael Buffer dabbled with… Read more… Full Story Here ClickHole May 24,… Read More

5 Episodes Of ‘Tales From The Crypt’ Where The Crypt Keeper Is Too Angry That Sinéad O’Connor Tore Up A Picture Of The Pope To Introduce Any Scary Stories 

After singer Sinéad O’Connor’s controversial ‘SNL’ performance on October 3, 1992, where she tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II, the Crypt Keeper, the undead host of the horror anthology series ‘Tales From The Crypt,’ was absolutely furious. Here are five episodes of ‘Tales From The Crypt’ where the ghoulish… Read more… Full… Read More

Incredible Realism: The Campaign In The Next ‘Call Of Duty’ Will Begin At Your Avatar’s High School Cafeteria When He’s Being Tricked Into Joining The Military By A Recruiter

Call Of Duty fans, prepare for the next level in military gaming. Activision has taken its flagship shooter’s legendary immersive gameplay a step further in the franchise’s latest sequel by doing something that’s never been done before: having your avatar start out in his high school cafeteria, where he’s tricked into… Read more… Full Story… Read More

Powerful: The Cast Of ‘The West Wing’ Reunited In Richard Schiff’s Garage Last Night To Say The Words ‘Resist Trump’ Back And Forth To Each Other Without Filming It

Members of the #Resistance itching for a high-profile takedown of our commander in cheat, Donald Drumpf, AND a reunion of the best show ever got an early Christmas present today: The cast of The West Wing reunited in actor Richard Schiff’s garage last night to say the phrase “Resist Trump” back and forth to each… Read More

Mattis says Trump asked the difference between Navy SEALs and seals

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump asked his defense secretary to explain whether seals and Navy SEALs were the same thing during a recent national security briefing, sources confirmed today. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at one point had to mime a special operator raising a rifle while rising out of the water in contrast to a… Read More

Fact Check: Campaigning On The ‘Taxpayer’s Dime’ – MTPR

MTPRFact Check: Campaigning On The ‘Taxpayer’s Dime’MTPRThe four candidates seeking the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate. From left to right: Russ Fagg, Troy Downing, Matt Rosendale and Al Olszewski. They faced off for their first debate at Montana State University at an event sponsored by the College … Full Story Here Google Fact Check May… Read More

Survivor crowns a winner in an unprecedented final tribal council

Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers… Read more… Full Story Here AV Club May… Read More

A little quicksand can’t drag down Danger Island’s best outing yet

It only took five episodes—i.e., more than half this season’s entire order of shows—but Archer has finally zeroed in on what makes Danger Island great: Stick Pam and Archer somewhere, give them something to fight about (with Crackers on the outskirts to crack jokes and catch an occasional “Shut up, bird”), and let the… Read… Read More

Does the US Experience Far More School Shootings Than Any Other Country? – Snopes.com

Snopes.comDoes the US Experience Far More School Shootings Than Any Other Country?Snopes.comThe experienced many times more school shootings between 2009 and 2018 than 27 other countries combined. Mostly True. RATING. Mostly True. WHAT’S TRUE. According to estimates gleaned from multiple databases, the U.S. experienced vastly more … and more » Full Story Here Google Fact Check May… Read More

The Expanse changes gears… in space!

Every week while the season is airing, I log onto a website and click on a link for the latest episode of The Expanse; and every week, I breathe a sigh of relief at the running time. Out of every drama I’ve covered in the past three or four years (or more), this is the… Read More

FACT CHECK: Tesla Safety Claims Aren’t Quite Right – NBC Bay Area

NBC Bay AreaFACT CHECK: Tesla Safety Claims Aren’t Quite RightNBC Bay AreaFor years, Tesla has boasted that its cars and SUVs are safer than other vehicles on the roads, and CEO Elon Musk doubled down on the claims in a series of tweets this week. The electric vehicles are under intense scrutiny from federal investigators… Read More

Trump Misquotes Clapper on FBI ‘Spy’ – FactCheck.org

CBS NewsTrump Misquotes Clapper on FBI ‘Spy’FactCheck.orgIn a morning tweetstorm on the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump misquoted James Clapper. Trump claimed the former intelligence director said, “Trump should be happy that the FBI was SPYING on his campaign,” when, in fact, Clapper said the …Trump Incorrectly Quotes James Clapper to Falsely Claim FBI Spied on… Read More

Beer Summit 2.0: President Trump Has Invited The Racist NYC Lawyer And The Woman He Yelled At To The White House So The Lawyer Can Finish Yelling At Her

The shocking video footage of the bigoted New York City attorney Aaron Schlossberg threatening to call ICE on a deli employee simply for speaking Spanish outraged the nation last week. Today, the Trump administration is taking a huge step forward in addressing this racially motivated incident with a spiritual… Read more… Full Story Here ClickHole… Read More

Will Snapchat’s ‘Cosmo After Dark’ Channel Show Pornography to Children? – Snopes.com

Snopes.comWill Snapchat’s ‘Cosmo After Dark’ Channel Show Pornography to Children?Snopes.comThe Snapchat channel “Cosmo After Dark” features pornography and will be shown to children as young as 13. Mostly False. RATING. Mostly False. WHAT’S TRUE. Cosmopolitan Magazine announced a new Snapchat channel called “Cosmo After Dark” that … and more » Full Story Here Google Fact Check May… Read More

Steve Martin and Martin Short bring broad comedy and minimal banjo to Netflix

Here’s the most important thing to know about Steve Martin and Martin Short’s new Netflix comedy special: There are about five minutes of straight banjo. This is a petty yet useful detail for most people who have long loved Martin’s comedy while warmly acknowledging his bluegrass—perhaps even turning up to a bluegrass… Read more… Full… Read More

‘When I’m Onstage Performing, There Can Be Up To A Dozen Confused Birds Flapping Around The Ceiling And I Hardly Notice Them At All’: 5 Questions With Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe first made her mark in the music world in 2010 with her critically acclaimed debut album, The ArchAndroid, and her incredible artistry and vision have garnered six Grammy nominations since. Monáe has also brought her powerful storytelling abilities to the big screen with roles in two beloved recent… Read more… Full Story Here… Read More

I Only Invaded Iraq To Impress Slenderman (By George W. Bush)

In the nine years since I had the honor of serving this great nation as president, I’ve had ample opportunity to reflect on my time in the Oval Office. There are accomplishments I’m proud of, as well as mistakes that I regret. One of my more controversial actions was declaring war against Iraq in 2003,… Read More

Switching Gears: Michelin Guide Has Announced That It’s Tired Of Judging Restaurants And It’s Just Going To Give 3 Stars To Any Restaurant That Does That Liquid-Nitrogen Shit

The foodies of the Michelin Guide have been combing meticulously through tens of thousands of restaurants around the world for more than a century, but the gold standard in restaurant ratings is about to undergo a major change: Michelin has announced that it’s tired of judging restaurants and it’s just going to give… Read more…… Read More

From Bible study to Google: How some Christian conservatives fact-check the news and end up confirming their … – Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

Nieman Journalism Lab at HarvardFrom Bible study to Google: How some Christian conservatives fact-check the news and end up confirming their …Nieman Journalism Lab at HarvardThese lies have become known. We know that the mainstream media is lying to people.” “To me, ‘fake news’ is, in a nutshell, people pushing a personal bias as the… Read More

Can Roseanne be fixed?

The Roseanne revival, once just a segment on daytime TV, became a ratings-devouring reality earlier this year, bringing in 27 million viewers with its two-part premiere in late March. Those are Big Bang Theory numbers, which are increasingly difficult for network shows to hit, let alone one with such a controversial… Read more… Full Story… Read More

Did Trump Echo Hitler by Calling Undocumented Immigrants ‘Animals’? – Snopes.com

Snopes.comDid Trump Echo Hitler by Calling Undocumented Immigrants ‘Animals’?Snopes.comDonald Trump called undocumented immigrants “animals,” just as Adolf Hitler called Jewish people “animals.” Mixture. RATING. Mixture. WHAT’S TRUE. Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party consistently described Jewish people as animals. WHAT’S FALSE.Remarks by President Trump at a California Sanctuary State RoundtableWhitehouse.govTrump’s “animals” remark and the ensuing… Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Russia probe, border; Pruitt claims – WFTV Orlando

WFTV OrlandoAP FACT CHECK: Trump on Russia probe, border; Pruitt claimsWFTV OrlandoTHE FACTS: Trump’s suggestion that Mueller’s team is a Democratic cabal is unsupported. Mueller is a Republican and some others on his team owe their jobs largely to Republican presidents. Some have indeed given money to Democratic candidates over …Fact check: Trump on Russia probe,… Read More

It might be time for Legion to stop with the educational monologues

This was a terrific episode of Legion: An exciting jailbreak, a mindfuck of a desert journey, and some intriguingly elusive telepathic trickery all came into play. Unfortunately, then it stopped dead in its tracks for a hoary after-school special about the danger of cell phones. It may be time to retire Jon Hamm’s… Read more…… Read More

This is the way The Middle ends: not with a bang but a whisper

In a recent interview with Variety, Les Charles, one of the co-creators of Cheers, reflected on the 25th anniversary of the final episode of that series and, in doing so, reflected on the inherent problem in ending sitcoms in general, zeroing in on the fact that last episodes don’t tend to be typical episodes. Read… Read More

Tina Smith – Is the minimum wage worth less now than 50 years ago?

The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Is the minimum wage worth less now than 50 years ago? Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., took to Twitter recently to tout her support for a $15 minimum wage. In the tweet, Smith wrote that “one of the proudest things I did” as lieutenant governor serving under Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton… Read More

UnREAL to hopefully die a merciful death after season 4 on Hulu

UnREAL, a dramatization of the behind-the-scenes machinations of a Bachelor-like reality show, had a stellar, Peabody Award-winning first season—and has been trying to get that mojo back ever since. After a decidedly conflicted season two, and a better, but not much better season three, The Hollywood Reporter announced today Read more… Full Story Here AV… Read More

Arrested Development feels like its old self again

Five years since Arrested Development made its improbable comeback—thanks to Netflix’s then-nascent foray into original content—the verdict on its fourth season, its mere existence miraculous, is a shrug. When Netflix announced Arrested Development as part of its first slate of original content back in 2011—which… Read more… Full Story Here AV Club May 22, 2018… Read More

Tig Notaro does a victory lap in the exultant Happy To Be Here

Tragedy and resilience have marked Tig Notaro’s stand-up career as much as her deadpan delivery and delightfully serpentine storytelling. In 2012, her breakout year, Notaro was reeling from the death of her mother, a breakup, and a cancer diagnosis when she took the Largo stage in Los Angeles. She introduced herself… Read more… Full Story… Read More

Marine Corps adds ‘file to trash bin’ to Command Climate Survey procedures

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Marine Corps has updated its procedures for command climate surveys (CCS) in order reduce time between reading the surveys and throwing them into the garbage, sources confirmed today. The surveys, which are used to evaluate the morale and welfare of unit troops, are taken anonymously and ask scaled questions about topics such as… Read More

Can the president be indicted or subpoenaed?

We don’t know what special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is thinking. But lawmakers, pundits, legal analysts and President Trump’s attorney, Rudolph W. Giuliani, have offered various views on two of the biggest questions surrounding Mueller’s investigation. Can a judge issue a subpoena for the president to testify before a grand jury? Can a grand jury indict… Read More

Actually, Supergirl’s about ethics in superhero secret identities

It’s almost hard to remember now, but back in Supergirl’s first season we used to spend almost as much time with Kara Danvers as we did with Supergirl. Hell, I used to spend these reviews bemoaning the fact that the DEO half of the show wasn’t anywhere near as interesting as the CatCo stuff. Now…… Read More

Witch hunts and benevolent kidnappings enliven a much-improved iZombie

You can tell when iZombie starts to pull a season together because the episodes are so full of plot you barely have time to take a breath. After really struggling to strike a consistent balance between character and plot in the back half of the season, this penultimate episode finally settles in and sets things… Read More

Westworld’s Wu-Tang cover ruled everything around it

Westworld’s period-appropriate cover songs have always been a love-it-or-hate-it proposition, and I have, accordingly, always sort of loved and sort of hated them. There’s a bit of comic sparkle to the entire concept, rolling up a somber player-piano cover of Radiohead or Soundgarden or whatever for each new montage… Read more… Full Story Here AV… Read More

Mo Brooks – Mo Brooks' incomplete comments on Antarctic ice

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Mo Brooks’ incomplete comments on Antarctic ice It’s not every day that a hearing of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee goes viral, but that’s what happened on May 16, 2018, when a Republican lawmaker questioned aspects of climate change. The most frequently shared exchange from the hearing… Read More

Are human-smuggling cartels at the U.S. border earning $500 million a year?

“To be clear — human smuggling operations are lining the pockets of transnational criminals. They are not humanitarian endeavors. Smugglers prioritize profit over people. And when aliens pay them to get here, they are contributing $500 million a year — or more — to groups that are fueling greater violence and instability in America and… Read More

Sink your teeth into The Terror finale

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Monday, May 21. All times are Eastern. Read more… Full Story Here AV Club May 20, 2018 11:41 pm Support Us

Bob’s Burgers ends season eight with a double dose of Belcher pride

The Belchers always stick together. Even though each family member has their turn being irrational, overly ambitious, and putting everyone in their lives in a dangerous situation, they will always get the support of the rest of their family. In the case of the final two episodes of the season, that means standing by… Read… Read More

Westworld brings in a new world with some old ideas

How much do the stories we live by matter when we find out those stories are a lie? It’s an idea that Westworld keeps coming back to, especially in its second season, when the show has more or less surrendered itself completely to the hosts. Maeve knows that her daughter was a plotline she was… Read More

The Simpsons ends its 29th season straining for some unearned emotion

Hey, remember how the final sequence of Six Feet Under was a unique, sublimely devastating summation of the show’s vision of its characters’ shared human experience? Pretty great stuff. Well, imagine an animated sitcom conservatively a decade-and-a-half past its prime grafting that ending onto its own middling,… Read more… Full Story Here AV Club May… Read More

Billions introduces a new antagonist late in the game

The downside to wrapping up your major storylines in the middle of a season is that it can take a while to get ramped back up again. In the case of Billions, the creative team appears content to take the show’s central conflict off the back burner entirely and stow it in the freezer. Instead,… Read More

A series of betrayals leads Killing Eve towards a fierce confrontation

So what happens when both your law enforcement figure and your criminal can’t trust their bosses? As we head into the first season finale of Killing Eve, both Eve and Villanelle find themselves cut adrift from the systems that created them. Eve has finally gotten confirmation (she thinks) that Carolyn knows more than… Read more…… Read More

Local man claims he could be US Navy SEAL after Fortnite victories

BOSTON — A 32-year-old Boston man claims his success on the popular video game “Fortnite” could lead to a successful career as a United States Navy SEAL. Dave McTavern, who goes by gamertag “SkillzDatKillz6969,” pronounced his intentions to enlist into the SEAL training program to his nearly 250,000 followers on the popular live video streaming… Read More

Minot Air Force Base launches search for missing Minuteman nuclear missile

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — Airmen stationed at a North Dakota base known for housing the land-based leg of the nuclear triad are frantically searching for a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile that went missing earlier this week, sources confirmed today. “It was just here,” said Lt. Jenna Singleton, a missileer. “Where the hell… Read More

Alex Jones Suggests Flying False Flag at Half-Staff for Shooting Victims

<Austin, TX>Renowned radio show host and fake news creator Alex Jones has reportedly asked his audience to fly the false flag at half-staff in honor of today’s shooting victims.  While details of the shooter have not been released, Alex is likely spinning up all kinds of untruths in order to satisfy his legion of brain-dead… Read More

Neller wishes Mattis would hurry up and approve his Memorial Day leave request

THE PENTAGON — Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller is really hoping that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will “hurry the hell up” and approve his Memorial Day leave request, sources confirmed today. Sources say Neller has been observed anxiously pacing the halls of the Pentagon’s E-ring, mumbling to himself as he rehearsed the potentially awkward conversation… Read More

Mike Pence – Is Mike Pence right that religion is gaining new life in US?

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Is Mike Pence right that religion is gaining new life in US? Speaking at a commencement ceremony at Hillsdale College in Michigan, Vice President Mike Pence told the graduates that religion in the United States is going strong. “The percentage of Americans who live out their religion on a weekly… Read More

National Infantry Museum to host gallery of porta-potty artwork

FORT BENNING, Ga. — The U.S. Army’s National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center plans to host a gallery of artwork etched and scratched into the walls of porta-potties on U.S. military bases worldwide, highlighting the incredible creativity of men and women in uniform. “I’ve never seen so many cocks in one place before. And I’ve… Read More

The news media does apologize for mistakes, unlike the White House

“Here’s where the president has a point, though. When does the mainstream media apologize to him? When did The Washington Post apologize for saying that he moved the MLK statue, when he did not?” — Steve Cortes, former Trump campaign adviser, on CNN, May 14, 2018 A reader sent this clip to The Fact Checker,… Read More

Donald Trump – Donald Trump exaggerates on number of MS-13 gang members deported

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Donald Trump exaggerates on number of MS-13 gang members deported In a ceremony honoring law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, President Donald Trump underlined the threat of MS-13 gang members and his administration’s efforts to deport them. “Recently, MS-13 gang members called for the assassination of… Read More

VIDEO: ‘What happened to the tapes?’ Gina Haspel’s role in destroying evidence of the CIA’s torture program

Senators pressed veteran spy Gina Haspel, President Trump’s nominee to lead the CIA, about her role in the agency’s 2005 destruction of videotapes documenting interrogation sessions with al-Qaeda detainees using brutal techniques, including waterboarding. Haspel said Jose Rodriguez, who was then director of the National Clandestine Service and her boss, took it upon himself to give… Read More

Pentagon to lift ban on Democrats serving in the military

THE PENTAGON — The Defense Department has announced plans to repeal a long-standing policy that barred Democrats from serving in the military, sources confirmed today. “Democrats, liberals, and swing voters will now be able to serve openly in the armed forces,” Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a statement. “As long as they meet readiness… Read More

Jacky Rosen – Rosen misleads on Heller Yucca Mountain vote

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Rosen misleads on Heller Yucca Mountain vote Yucca Mountain is a hot-button issue in Nevada. The idea of storing up to 110,000 metric tons of highly radioactive spent fuel from nuclear power plants has few fans inside the state. President Donald Trump supports the plan and put $110 million… Read More

Army officer reports stolen valor, found later in duffel bag

Marquette, MI — For one veteran the issue of stolen valor is more than a viral YouTube video meme. It truly hits home. Lt. Col. John Landsteiner was all set to hang his valor up on the wall following his retirement last fall, thinking it would fit well in his Army-themed man-cave and serve as… Read More

Is This an Asian Giant Hornet?

Asian giant hornets are real, and large, insects — but a viral photograph purporting to show one actually features a movable insect model. Full Story Here Snopes May 11, 2018 1:53 pm Support Us

Nancy Pelosi – Nancy Pelosi wrong on Medicaid's role for children, elderly

The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Nancy Pelosi wrong on Medicaid’s role for children, elderly During an appearance at a fiscal policy summit in Washington, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., delved into who – and what — the Medicaid program pays for. Medicaid, the federal-state program that serves many poor Americans, is one of several… Read More