Video: Criminals Arrested at Southern Border – FactCheck.org

Video: Criminals Arrested at Southern Border  FactCheck.org In this video, CNN’s Jake Tapper breaks down a misleading claim from the Trump administration about the number of people with criminal records arrested at … Full Story Here Google Fact Check January 20, 2019 11:11 am Support Us

AP fact check: Trump revisits old fictions about Iran money – PBS NewsHour

AP fact check: Trump revisits old fictions about Iran money  PBS NewsHour President Donald Trump is recycling familiar fictions concerning the Iran nuclear deal as he lashes out at a Republican senator who criticized him and a U.S. … Full Story Here Google Fact Check January 20, 2019 10:56 am Support Us

The Inaccuracies in Pompeo’s Cairo Speech – The New York Times

The Inaccuracies in Pompeo’s Cairo Speech  The New York Times Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a major speech in Cairo on Thursday, rebuked the Obama administration’s policies in the Middle East and hailed the … Full Story Here Google Fact Check January 20, 2019 10:56 am Support Us

Trump’s Budget Wouldn’t Erase Deficits, CBO Said – FactCheck.org

Trump’s Budget Wouldn’t Erase Deficits, CBO Said  FactCheck.org Under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018, there would have been hundreds of billions of dollars in deficits each year from 2018 to … Full Story Here Google Fact Check January 20, 2019 10:56 am Support Us

Trump speech: Times and AP bungled their fact checks — badly – Vox.com

Trump speech: Times and AP bungled their fact checks — badly  Vox.com Fact-checkers wandered into false equivalency territory Tuesday night after President Trump’s Oval Office address on immigration and Democrats’ response to it. Full Story Here Google Fact Check January 20, 2019 10:56 am Support Us

Trump Administration Distorts the Facts On Climate Report – FactCheck.org

Trump Administration Distorts the Facts On Climate Report  FactCheck.org Since the National Climate Assessment dropped on Black Friday, members of the Trump administration have inaccurately attacked the report for lacking … Full Story Here Google Fact Check January 20, 2019 10:41 am Support Us

Fact Check: Trump’s Emergency Powers And The Border Wall – NPR

Fact Check: Trump’s Emergency Powers And The Border Wall  NPR President Trump has suggested that he might resort to using “emergency” powers to build his border wall if he is not able to reach agreement on funding with … Full Story Here Google Fact Check January 20, 2019 10:41 am Support Us

Video: FactChecking Trump’s Immigration Address – FactCheck.org

Video: FactChecking Trump’s Immigration Address  FactCheck.org In this video, we review four statements that President Donald Trump made during his national address on illegal immigration. In his Jan. 8 speech, the president … Full Story Here Google Fact Check January 20, 2019 10:41 am Support Us

FACT CHECK: Trump Speech On Border Security ‘Crisis’ Amid Shutdown – NPR

FACT CHECK: Trump Speech On Border Security ‘Crisis’ Amid Shutdown  NPR President Trump used his first prime-time address from the Oval Office to make the case for a $5.7 billion border wall. That demand and Democrats’ opposition … Full Story Here Google Fact Check January 20, 2019 10:41 am Support Us

Misleading Border Crime Statistic – FactCheck.org

Misleading Border Crime Statistic  FactCheck.org U.S. Border Patrol encountered 6,259 immigrants with criminal convictions, many of them for illegal entry charges, in fiscal 2018, according to the most recent … Full Story Here Google Fact Check January 20, 2019 10:41 am Support Us

Fact-checking the DHS border presentation – CNN

Fact-checking the DHS border presentation  CNN Washington (CNN) The Trump administration is continuing to raise alarm about the situation along the southern US border, as it urges Congress to provide … Full Story Here Google Fact Check January 20, 2019 10:41 am Support Us

Social Posts Distort Facts of 2013 Shutdown – FactCheck.org

Social Posts Distort Facts of 2013 Shutdown  FactCheck.org Viral Facebook posts say that former President Barack Obama “shut down the government to force Obamacare.” That’s misleading. Full Story Here Google Fact Check January 20, 2019 10:26 am Support Us

FactChecking Trump’s Immigration Address – FactCheck.org

FactChecking Trump’s Immigration Address  FactCheck.org In a national address, President Donald Trump called on Congress to provide $5.7 billion for a border wall to address what he called a “crisis” on the border. Full Story Here Google Fact Check January 20, 2019 10:11 am Support Us

Trump’s factual emergency: Weekly fact check – ABC News

Trump’s factual emergency: Weekly fact check  ABC News President Donald Trump dominated the news this week with a prime-time speech, a trip to the border, and gaggles with reporters – offering plenty of claims to fact … Full Story Here Google Fact Check January 20, 2019 9:56 am Support Us

Troops in Afghanistan heartbroken after Speaker Pelosi’s visit cancelled

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan — Service members currently deployed to Afghanistan were devastated when they learned that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and her entourage of congressmen had cancelled their planned visit this past weekend, sources confirmed today. President Donald Trump halted the congressional delegation’s trip seemingly in response to Pelosi suggesting the president… Read More

Students in ‘MAGA’ Hats Mock Native American After Rally

A diocese in Kentucky apologized after videos emerged showing students from a Catholic boys’ high school mocking Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial after a rally in Washington. Full Story Here Snopes January 20, 2019 12:26 am Support Us

Trump Expected to Make New Shutdown Offer to Democrats

President Donald Trump is expected to announce that he is open to trading protections for young immigrants in exchange for money for his long-promised border wall. Full Story Here Snopes January 19, 2019 12:26 pm Support Us

The Punisher finds a new spark by exploring Frank Castle as a dad

We’re a little less than halfway through The Punisher’s second season and “Nakazat” (the Russian word for “punish”) is the episode where things finally feel like they get going. Better late than never I suppose? Most importantly, this is an episode that puts Frank front and center. I’m on record as… Read more… Full Story… Read More

Model Apologizes in Claim of Russia Election Interference

A Belarusian model who claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election says she won’t be saying anything more about the matter. Full Story Here Snopes January 19, 2019 10:11 am Support Us

The Punisher heads to the gym with bloody results

It would be a stretch to call Frank Castle a mentally healthy character, but I’m fascinated by the way this season is built around Frank as its relatively well-adjusted center. There are no more endless flashbacks to Frank’s personality-free dead wife. He really has moved on, even as everyone around him is left… Read more…… Read More

Polar Vortex Splits Into U.S.-Chilling Rings

The polar vortex—the swirling winds above the arctic—has fractured into three rings that will spread freezing temperatures through the eastern U.S. in late January. What do you think? Read more… Full Story Here The Onion January 19, 2019 7:11 am Support Us

Amazing! Afghanistan’s ’10-year challenge’ picture looks exactly the same

KABUL, Afghanistan — The small, landlocked nation of Afghanistan once again made headlines this week after posting photos to social media for Facebook’s “10-year challenge,” State Department officials confirmed today. The mountainous and war-torn state uploaded two, juxtaposed pictures yesterday taken a full decade apart with the caption, “Can’t believe it’s been ten years! Felt… Read More

RuPaul’s Drag Race’s much-hyped “LaLaPaRUza” is more filler than fabulous

After weeks of build-up and fan speculation, the eliminated queens are back on All Stars 4, and it’s—well, it’s fine. “LaLaPaRUza” is a victim of overhype, with promos playing up Ru’s dramatic revocation of All Stars rules two episodes ago, after “Jersey Justice.” When this twist didn’t materialize until the final… Read more… Full Story… Read More

Romney Backs Trump in Shutdown Showdown, Questions Pelosi

U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah said he backs an idea by Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin that would ensure essential government workers who are still working, but without pay, get paid. Full Story Here Snopes January 18, 2019 5:56 pm Support Us

Michael Cohen Says He Paid To Rig Polls In Trump’s Favor

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen revealed that he paid $13,000 at the direction of Trump to rig several 2016 polls in the then-presidential candidate’s favor. What do you think? Read more… Full Story Here The Onion January 18, 2019 3:56 pm Support Us

Sick Fuck: This Dog Is Way Too Happy About Smelling Cancer

Here’s a story about an absolutely disgusting animal that will make you furious: This dog can smell cancer, and he gets really, really happy when he does. Read more… Full Story Here ClickHole January 18, 2019 3:11 pm Support Us

John Bolton Insists Iran Likely Harboring Dangerous Terrorist Osama Bin Laden

WASHINGTON—In an impassioned call for preemptive action against the Middle Eastern nation, United States national security advisor John Bolton insisted Thursday that Iran was likely harboring the dangerous terrorist Osama bin Laden. “For the good of our nation, we must act immediately,” said Bolton, citing several… Read more… Full Story Here The Onion January 18,… Read More

Trump, North Korean Leader to Hold 2nd Summit

News of a second meeting with the reclusive North Korean leader came after Trump met at the White House for 90 minutes with a North Korean envoy, Kim Yong Chol, who had traveled to Washington to discuss denuclearization talks. Full Story Here Snopes January 18, 2019 1:41 pm Support Us

Mark Mothersbaugh on crafting the creepy score for Bravo’s Dirty John

Based on the breakout true crime podcast, Bravo’s Dirty John is a retelling of the spiraling romance between Debra Newell (Connie Britton) and con man John Meehan (Eric Bana). Setting the tone for the Los Angeles-based series is composer and Devo frontman Mark Mothersbaugh, who recently scored Thor: Ragnarok, … Read more… Full Story Here… Read More

Americans Killed in Syria Attack Identified

The attack, claimed by the Islamic State group, also wounded three U.S. troops and was the deadliest assault on U.S. troops in Syria since American forces went into the country in 2015. Full Story Here Snopes January 18, 2019 1:11 pm Support Us

Officer Who Killed Teen Used Racial Slurs, Excessive Force

Prosecutors are highlighting the accusations now to persuade a judge that Jason Van Dyke, the Chicago police officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonald in 2014, deserves a stiffer prison sentence. Full Story Here Snopes January 18, 2019 1:11 pm Support Us

The A.V. Club is recapping Marvel’s The Punisher

Episode 1: “Roadhouse Blues” | Episode 2: “Fight Or Flight” | Episode 3: “Trouble The Water” | Episode 4: “Scar Tissue” | Episode 5: | Episode 6: | Episode 7: | Episode 8: | Episode 9: | Episode 10: | Episode 11: | Episode 12: | Episode 13: | Read more… Full Story Here AV… Read More

Pelosi Asks Trump To Delay State of the Union During Shutdown

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked the president to delay the State of the Union—typically scheduled for January 29—until the shutdown ends, citing security concerns and obstacles in planning. What do you think? Read more… Full Story Here The Onion January 18, 2019 12:27 pm Support Us

8 Balloons For 8 Celebrities

We gave our eight favorite celebrities eight wonderful balloons to let them know they’re appreciated for all the entertaining acting and singing they do for us. Here they all are enjoying their nice balloons! Read more… Full Story Here ClickHole January 18, 2019 12:27 pm Support Us

The Punisher unmasks its villain to mixed results

I’m entirely agnostic about live action superhero properties staying true to their comic book character designs, but if you spend three episodes building up to the big reveal of your villain’s scarred face, it better have at least a little bit of oomph to it. Instead, The Punisher pulls the… Read more… Full Story Here… Read More

ICE Launches Campaign To Reunite Immigrant Children With Arresting Officer

WASHINGTON—In an attempt to ease the transition of vulnerable young refugees into an unfamiliar new home, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced a new campaign Friday which aims to reunite immigrant children with their original arresting officer. “We intend to extend every effort to find the ICE officer… Read more… Full Story Here The Onion… Read More

Black Monday is just ridiculous enough for ’80s Wall Street

What is it about the 1980s that has so sparked the imagination of TV writers in recent years? Is it the geopolitical tensions of yesterday, still echoing today? The massive success of one ’80s period piece in particular? The fact that we, as a culture, haven’t managed to jettison one of the era’s most odious… Read More

The Punisher gets pulpy during a tense small town standoff

I spent most of my time watching “Trouble The Water” trying to figure out if this was an episode I found really dumb or really fun. And while it would naturally seem to follow that this episode is “dumb fun,” I’ve always felt The Punisher is a little too serious to be lumped into that… Read More

Ames Executives Scrambling After New Shovel Design Leaks

CAMP HILL, PA—Noting that the revamped tool was not scheduled to be unveiled for another six months, Ames executives were reportedly scrambling Thursday after designs for the new Ames 9443 Snow Shovel were leaked to the public. “The company is currently in the process of investigating how these top-secret designs were… Read more… Full Story… Read More

Netflix Raising Prices

In its largest such increase in history, Netflix will raise prices to $13 per month on its most popular subscription plan. What do you think? Read more… Full Story Here The Onion January 18, 2019 10:27 am Support Us

Frank holes up in a motel as The Punisher frustratingly slows down its pace

If I’m being charitable, I’d say that “Fight Or Flight” is an episode with about 20 minutes of story stretched across a 55 minute runtime. It’s not that the plot and character choices the episode makes are bad, per say, it’s just that they’re way too simplistic. And once they’re established, the… Read more… Full… Read More

Yahoo! Turns 25

Founded in January 1994, Yahoo! has been involved in many of the internet’s biggest changes and challenges over its existence. The Onion looks back at the biggest moments in the web service provider’s 25-year history. Read more… Full Story Here The Onion January 18, 2019 9:26 am Support Us

The Punisher’s second season kicks off with some kiss kiss, bang bang

It’s a weird time for the Defenders universe. With Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Daredevil rather unceremoniously canceled (the first two with overt setups for new seasons in place), that leaves just The Punisher’s second season and Jessica Jones’ upcoming third to wrap up the Marvel Netflix universe.… Read more… Full Story Here AV Club… Read More

Congress to Probe Report that Trump Directed Lawyer to Lie

A BuzzFeed story reports that Michael Cohen told Robert Mueller that President Trump personally instructed him to lie about the timing of the project in order to obscure Trump’s involvement. Full Story Here Snopes January 18, 2019 8:57 am Support Us

Shutdown Reaches Day 28 as Trump, Pelosi Feud Heats Up Again

The political tit-for-tat between President Trump and House Speaker Pelosi laid bare how the government-wide crisis has devolved into an intensely pointed clash between two leaders determined to prevail. Full Story Here Snopes January 18, 2019 8:41 am Support Us

McConnell’s Maneuvers Take Backseat to Trump in Shutdown

The Kentucky Republican, who is up for re-election in 2020 in a state where Trump tends to be more popular than he is, sees no other choice than to stand back and let the president decide how he wants to get out of the shutdown. Full Story Here Snopes January 18, 2019 8:41 am Support… Read More

Researchers Come Face-to-Face with Huge Great White Shark

Two shark researchers who came face-to-face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that would protect sharks in Hawaii. Full Story Here Snopes January 18, 2019 8:27 am Support Us

Trump asks new secretary of defense to get Don Jr. job as an “Army guy”

WASHINGTON —  President Donald Trump pulled aside Patrick Shanahan, the acting secretary of Defense, following a cabinet meeting to ask him about finding employment for Donald Trump Jr. as an “Army guy,” sources confirmed today. “Pat, question for you,” the president began, “There’s my son, Don, you know him, Don Junior. He always wanted to… Read More

Ed is forced to confront the sins of his past on The Orville

It was the moment she said she was cold. I don’t know if it’s that Lt. Janel Tyler (Michaela McManus) just felt more like a plot point than a character from the start, or if consuming decades of pop culture trains you to detect the Chekov’s Gun from even the most innocuous statement, or if… Read More

The Good Place, annotated: “Chidi Sees The Time-Knife”

In addition to being one of the best shows on TV, The Good Place is a dense knot of running jokes, visual humor, references to dense philosophy tomes, and breadcrumbs for later episodes. In order to help you keep it all straight, The A.V. Club will be annotating the show’s third season. Catch something that… Read More

Star Trek: Discovery is back and ready for action

Star Trek: Discovery’s second season premiere doesn’t waste much time. Within ten minutes, we’ve got our portentous opening narration; a flashback establishing Michael Burnham’s difficult relationship with her brother; and, in the present day, Christopher Pike beaming over to the Discovery from a severely damaged … Read more… Full Story Here AV Club January 17,… Read More

This Amazing New Anti-Bullying Campaign Reminds Kids That Even Though Bullying Might Be Fun, Rewarding, And Cool, It Can Sometimes Make You Tired

Bullying has long run rampant in American schools, but this important PSA campaign from the Ad Council will hopefully make kids think twice before terrorizing their classmates: This amazing new anti-bullying campaign reminds kids that even though bullying might be fun, rewarding, and cool, it can sometimes make you… Read more… Full Story Here ClickHole… Read More

Mike Pence – Mike Pence wrong that ISIS has been defeated

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Mike Pence wrong that ISIS has been defeated Vice President Mike Pence took something of a victory lap for the administration on countering ISIS, the terrorist group that set out to establish an Islamic caliphate in portions of Iraq and Syria starting in 2014. “Thanks to the leadership of… Read More

A Discovery Of Witches is Underworld for the tweed jacket set

A woman sits alone in the Bodleian Library, poring over multiple ancient texts and summoning up even rarer books, including a highly coveted one that’s not been seen for hundreds of years. This young professor is given virtually free rein of one of the world’s oldest research libraries, where she works without… Read more… Full… Read More

Let’s watch new dad Pete Holmes rate baby names

Pete Holmes’ semi-autobiographical HBO comedy Crashing returns for its third season this Sunday. In honor of the show’s premiere and the birth of his first child in 2018, we sat down with Holmes at L.A. kid emporium The Reckless Unicorn and had him rate a few baby names for us. Read more… Full Story Here AV Club… Read More

Deadly Class needs to concentrate harder to graduate beyond a guilty pleasure

Syfy’s breakneck Deadly Class filters the counterculture aesthetic of Reagan’s America to a generation raised on cinematic tales of vengeance and assassins. Produced by the Russo brothers, it’s very much a story of ‘80s rebellion, complete with John Hughes archetypes, but that tale is one that has been influenced by… Read more… Full Story Here… Read More

Entire military granted shaving profile following Gillette commercial

WASHINGTON — The entire military was granted an emergency shaving profile days after Gillette released a new ad campaign inspired by the #MeToo movement, sources confirmed today. The two-minute ad critiqued “toxic masculinity” and “the boys will be boys” attitude, which ignited a social media firestorm. Millions of service members reported for duty with a… Read More

4 Bunnies We Must Pet And 2 Bunnies We Must Eat

No matter what kind of day you are having, it is ALWAYS a good idea to stop and enjoy some pictures of cute bunnies. Luckily, we’ve got you covered—take a few minutes and enjoy these four adorable bunnies we must pet and also two bunnies we must absolutely eat. Read more… Full Story Here ClickHole… Read More

Supreme Court torches appeal in giant, toxic burn pit on front steps

Washington — In a stern rebuke to 60 veterans’ lawsuits, all eight fuctioning Supreme Court justices dismissed “burn pit” appeals by torching them in a massive blaze on the front steps of the court’s building Monday. The military used burn pits, located in Afghanistan and Iraq, to destroy waste, including batteries, tires and millions of… Read More

The Power Of People: When These Parents Came Together And Demanded That There Never Be A School Where All The Teachers Are Pedophiles, The School District Released A Statement Saying They Agreed

Here’s an incredible story that shows how much a community can accomplish when they work towards a common goal: When these parents came together and demanded that there never be a school where all the teachers are pedophiles, the school district released a statement saying they agreed. Read more… Full Story Here ClickHole January 15,… Read More

Woman who sent 65,000 text messages after one date tapped for recruiting duty

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. — A woman who allegedly sent one man 500 text messages a day over a four-month period has been selected to screen the next generation of warfighters, sources with U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) confirmed today. Jacqueline Ades achieved widespread notoriety after bombarding one man’s phone with 65,000 text messages after a… Read More

ISIS unfollows STRATCOM on Twitter after offensive New Year’s tweet

Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. – The terrorist group ISIS has “unfollowed” the U.S. Strategic Command on Twitter after suffering mental anguish by recent STRATCOM messaging, possibly taking information warfare to a new direction, sources confirm today. The ISIS move is a reaction to a Dec. 31, 2018, STRATCOM tweet that stated as the famed… Read More

Payday lenders still kicking ass since shutdown doesn’t affect military

Columbus, Ga. — Tensions are high throughout the government with the current shutdown, but payday lenders outside the gates of military installations across the country are doing absolutely fabulous, sources confirmed today. As more and more service members are brought home from the current conflicts, they find themselves wanting to buy $1,349 worth of alcohol in… Read More

Marine Corps to reduce infantryman’s load by recruiting fewer wussies

In an attempt to reduce the weight carried by already overburdened infantryman, the Marine Corps announced today that it would seek to reduce troops’ combat loads by recruiting fewer wussies. “Studies by the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab and Center for Naval Analyses have shown that we can greatly decrease injury rates by reducing the number… Read More

Trump Paints Himself Into A Corner in Oval Office

Image Source: Flikr Donald J. Trump, fresh from a second contentious Oval Office meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, wasted no time blaming both Democrats for the breakdown in negotiations designed to bring an end to the federal government’s shutdown, now entering its third week. Donald Trump’s done the… Read More

Elizabeth Warren – Warren overstates share of tax cuts for the rich

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Warren overstates share of tax cuts for the rich In her first extended interview after saying she’d run for president, Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren took on the Republicans’ 2017 tax bill. Warren told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow that the package was a $1.5 trillion gift to “billionaires and corporations.”… Read More

Donald Trump – Trump gets facts wrong on Soviet invasion of Afghanistan

The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Trump gets facts wrong on Soviet invasion of Afghanistan President Donald Trump attempted to rewrite history by claiming that the reason for the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan was to defeat terrorists entering Russia. While fielding questions from White House reporters about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, Trump revisited… Read More

Marines with no combat experience haze Marines with equal amount of combat experience

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. – A hazing scandal has rocked the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center after multiple reports of inappropriate treatment towards junior Marines, sources confirmed today. The alleged perpetrators, a group of lance corporals with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, maintain their innocence, citing their solemn duty as non-commissioned officers to train their Marines.… Read More