Fact check: Examining candidates’ platform points – GW Hatchet

Fact check: Examining candidates’ platform points  GW Hatchet The Hatchet sifted through each candidate’s initiatives and pulled out points where the SA hopefuls may have fallen short on the facts. Full Story Here Google Fact Check March 25, 2019 2:41 am Support Us

Exaggerated Claims About Girl Scout Cookies – FactCheck.org

Exaggerated Claims About Girl Scout Cookies  FactCheck.org A viral meme claims that Girl Scout cookies support Planned Parenthood, but the organization says it has no “relationship or partnership with Planned … Full Story Here Google Fact Check March 25, 2019 2:27 am Support Us

Darla Shine’s Measles Misinformation – FactCheck.org

Darla Shine’s Measles Misinformation  FactCheck.org Over a nearly 18-hour Twitter spree, Darla Shine, the wife of Bill Shine, President Donald Trump’s deputy chief of staff for communications, made a series of false … Full Story Here Google Fact Check March 25, 2019 2:27 am Support Us

Fact-checking Trump (and others) at CPAC – CNN

Fact-checking Trump (and others) at CPAC  CNN Trump spoke for more than two hours, delivering the longest speech of his presidency and touching on favorite topics ranging from the Mueller investigation, … Full Story Here Google Fact Check March 25, 2019 2:27 am Support Us

Trump Wrong About Obama Documents – FactCheck.org

Trump Wrong About Obama Documents  FactCheck.org In response to a sweeping document request from a congressional committee looking into potential criminal activity, President Donald Trump wrongly claimed … Full Story Here Google Fact Check March 25, 2019 2:27 am Support Us

Baseless Oklahoma City Bombing Conspiracy Theory – FactCheck.org

Baseless Oklahoma City Bombing Conspiracy Theory  FactCheck.org A viral meme has revived an old, baseless conspiracy theory claiming that Hillary Clinton is linked to the Oklahoma City bombing. Full Story Here Google Fact Check March 25, 2019 2:27 am Support Us

FactChecking Sanders’ CNN Town Hall – FactCheck.org

FactChecking Sanders’ CNN Town Hall  FactCheck.org In a televised town hall, newly announced presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders repeated several misleading claims that we have written about in the past … Full Story Here Google Fact Check March 25, 2019 2:11 am Support Us

Fact Check: Did Ivanka Trump create ‘millions of jobs’? – CNN

Fact Check: Did Ivanka Trump create ‘millions of jobs’?  CNN Washington (CNN) During an address to US governors Monday morning, President Donald Trump discussed the need for training programs and claimed that … Full Story Here Google Fact Check March 25, 2019 2:11 am Support Us

Fact-check: Is Trump’s NAFTA replacement already creating jobs? – CNN

Fact-check: Is Trump’s NAFTA replacement already creating jobs?  CNN Washington (CNN) On Thursday, President Donald Trump claimed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, his replacement for the North American Free … Full Story Here Google Fact Check March 25, 2019 2:11 am Support Us

Misinformation Follows House Approval of HR 1 – FactCheck.org

Misinformation Follows House Approval of HR 1  FactCheck.org Q: Did House passage of H.R. 1 allow noncitizens to vote? A: No. That bill would enact a host of changes to election laws, but it does not permit noncitizens to … Full Story Here Google Fact Check March 25, 2019 2:11 am Support Us

Larry Kudlow’s Revenue Deception – FactCheck.org

Larry Kudlow’s Revenue Deception  FactCheck.org On the day the Trump administration released its fiscal 2020 budget, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow misleadingly claimed that “overall revenues … Full Story Here Google Fact Check March 25, 2019 2:11 am Support Us

The Facts on the Born-Alive Debate – FactCheck.org

The Facts on the Born-Alive Debate  FactCheck.org Republicans and Democrats traded accusations on the topic of abortion after a “born-alive” bill failed in the Senate. Democrats say the legislation was … Full Story Here Google Fact Check March 25, 2019 2:11 am Support Us

Trump’s misleading spin on the 2018 GDP growth rate

The president says the media is manipulating the data, but the president himself is engaging in some cherry-picking to claim a 14-year high. Full Story Here Washington Post Fact Check March 25, 2019 1:11 am Support Us

Family Suffers Extreme Stalking Through Service Calls

Walt Gilmore’s family in suburban Salt Lake City has been the target since August of a stalker using phone calls and texts to send a parade of people to the home for legitimate services and illegal activities. Full Story Here Snopes March 24, 2019 11:26 pm Support Us

Supergirl reveals Lex Luthor’s master plan

What I wouldn’t give to be a fly on the wall in the Supergirl writers’ room. It seems likely that the idea of Lex Luthor manipulating the whole season is at least a little bit of a retcon, but when did the writers come up with it? Had they just been dropping in random scenes… Read More

Thrifty Minor Leaguer to Live in School Bus During Season

A relief pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization used his $3,000 signing bonus to purchase a school bus, and he and his girlfriend plan to live out of the renovated “skoolie” during the 2019 season. Full Story Here Snopes March 24, 2019 8:56 pm Support Us

Billions adds a new billionaire to the mix as the season’s arcs emerge

New characters are the lifeblood of a veteran series, so it’s no surprise that even with last year’s new adversaries Jock Jeffcoat and Grigor Andolov still in play, Billions has added another player as season four kicks into gear. And with Malin Akerman’s greatly reduced screen time (she has yet to appear, but will… Read… Read More

DOJ: Trump Campaign Did Not Coordinate with Russia in 2016

The Justice Department says that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation did not find evidence that President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. Full Story Here Snopes March 24, 2019 2:41 pm Support Us

Norway Cruise Ship Guests Recall Tipping, Terror of Water

Rescue helicopters took more than 475 passengers from a cruise ship that got stranded off Norway’s western coast in bad weather before the vessel departed for a nearby port under escort and with nearly 900 people still on board. Full Story Here Snopes March 24, 2019 9:41 am Support Us

ISIS bride launches bath bomb business on Etsy

AL-HOUL CAMP, Syria – ISIS bride Hoda Muthana is fighting to return from Syria the old fashioned American way — by running her own business until she can afford the airfare home. “I’ve always had this innate, entrepreneurial drive,” said Muthana. “That’s why I created my own line of bath bombs and started a business… Read More

Streisand Apologizes for Remarks on Michael Jackson Accusers

Streisand had received bitter criticism online after she was quoted in The Times of London as saying that Jackson’s accusers were “thrilled to be there” during the alleged abuse, which “didn’t kill them.” Full Story Here Snopes March 23, 2019 7:26 pm Support Us

Kevin Hart to Replace Jussie Smollett in ‘Empire’ Hollywood Sources Say

Comedian, actor and producer Kevin Hart, recently the subject of social media backlash after old remarks and messages expressing anti-LGBT sentiment resurfaced, will reportedly replace indicted “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, industry sources with no knowledge of ongoing discussions say. “I feel five-and-one-half feet tall, and on top of the world!” said Hart, after a representative… Read More

Duffel Blog guide to safe for work porn sites

Feeling a little lonely while you do your shift at the duty desk? Pulling night watch in the motor pool and feeling a bit amorous? Or has it just been awhile since you got your ashes hauled or your clam slammed? Well, we hate to break it to you (if you didn’t already know), but… Read More

Museum Confirms: Yes, It’s Really a Van Gogh

Its authenticity was called into question in 1990 by art historian and Van Gogh expert Walter Feilchenfeldt, who raised concerns about many purported Van Goghs around the world. Full Story Here Snopes March 22, 2019 6:26 pm Support Us

Now What? Mueller Ends the Russia Investigation

We may not get all the juicy details uncovered over the past 22 months — at least not right away — but this story is far from over. Full Story Here Snopes March 22, 2019 4:41 pm Support Us

Serta Wholesaler Lets Customers Cut Their Own Length Of Mattress

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL—In an effort to eliminate the middleman and sell directly to the public, a new Serta wholesaler that opened Friday reportedly allows customers to select and cut their own lengths of mattresses. “I like that I have the flexibility to get just the amount I want instead of being confined to the… Read… Read More

Woodstock 50 Announces Lineup

The 50th anniversary concert of Woodstock announced its lineup this week, including headliners The Killers, Dead & Company, and Jay-Z as taking part in a commemoration of the historic ’60s concert. What do you think? Read more… Full Story Here The Onion March 22, 2019 2:42 pm Support Us

5 Pictures Of Dolly Parton Dunking That You Can’t Find Anywhere Else…Because They’re Fake, Okay?! They Aren’t Real! We Made Them In Photoshop So You Would Like Us

These five incredible, one-of-a-kind pictures of Dolly Parton dunking are absolutely mind blowing—so if you love Dolly Parton and love basketball, you are seriously going to want to give these a share, pronto. Trust us, these never-before-seen photos of the queen of country herself performing absolutely epic dunks are… Read more… Full Story Here ClickHole… Read More

Study Reveals That Girls Who Play Princess Grow Up With Skewed Perceptions Of The Role Of Modern Monarchy In A Democratic Society

NEW YORK—Shedding new light on the environmental factors influencing women’s views of royal privilege and responsibility, a study released Friday by New York University’s Department of Psychology found that the majority of girls who play princess develop skewed and possibly unrealistic perceptions of the role of the… Read more… Full Story Here The Onion March… Read More

Myspace Loses All Content From Before 2016

Due to an alleged server error, social network Myspace has lost millions of photos, videos, and songs published on the website before 2016. What do you think? Read more… Full Story Here The Onion March 22, 2019 12:26 pm Support Us

Girl Power! 7 Women Who Are On This List

Get ready for your daily dose of inspiration: These seven amazing women all had what it takes to make it onto this list! Read more… Full Story Here ClickHole March 22, 2019 10:26 am Support Us

South Florida Sees a Boom in Russian ‘Birth Tourism’

Every year, hundreds of pregnant Russian women travel to the United States to give birth so that their child can acquire all the privileges of American citizenship. Full Story Here Snopes March 22, 2019 10:11 am Support Us

Floods Show National Security Threat Posed by Climate Change

Late-winter floods that swept over Plains states — breaching levees, halting Amtrak trains, and killing at least three people — are also the second major inundation in less than a decade to hit the air base outside Omaha. Full Story Here Snopes March 22, 2019 8:56 am Support Us

Pros And Cons Of Breaking Up The Big Tech Companies

A recent proposal by Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren to break up big tech companies like Apple, Google, and Amazon has revived debate over whether they have too much power. The Onion looks at the pros and cons of breaking up the big tech companies. Read more… Full Story Here The Onion March 22, 2019… Read More

Disney Closes $71B Deal for Fox Entertainment Assets

Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox’s entertainment business, putting “Cinderella,” ″The Simpsons,” ″Star Wars” and “Dr. Strange” under one corporate roof. Full Story Here Snopes March 22, 2019 8:27 am Support Us

Amy Klobuchar – Did African-American incarceration drop 65% under Amy Klobuchar?

The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Did African-American incarceration drop 65% under Amy Klobuchar? EDITOR’S NOTE, March 22, 2019: We initially rated this statement Half True, in an article we have archived here. However, we reviewed our findings after the Washington Post Fact Checker subsequently noticed problems with the Vera Institute’s data. We have changed our… Read More

Brooklyn Nine-Nine finally analyzes Jake Peralta’s need for therapy

Jake Peralta’s need for therapy is something Brooklyn Nine-Nine has acknowledged for years. The why’s have always been clear (especially regarding his parents, in addition to the traumas endured as part of the Nine-Nine), but it’s also always been a matter of when—if at all—Jake will get the help he needs. While Jake… Read more…… Read More

Rip It teases plan for GWOT 20-year-anniversary can

PLANTATION, Fla. — Rip It Energy Drinks teased plans for a unique can design that honors the 20 year anniversary of the Global War on Terror and will be available in combat zones by late 2021, in a press release today. “We want to go all out to impress our troops,” said head of Rip… Read More

Gordon looks to the past to find love in a middling The Orville

I probably wouldn’t have been so quick to use a Futurama Space Pope reference if I knew how frequently the show would visit the interpersonal relationship with an AI well, which is evidently both a deep and easily-accessible well. The thing is, there were no major flaws to this episode. No strange tonal missteps that…… Read More

Oh yeah, The OA is back!

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23. All times are Eastern. Read more… Full Story Here AV Club March 21, 2019 11:11 pm Support Us

GOP Won More Seats in 2018 Than Suggested by Vote Share

Republicans may have benefited from a built-in advantage in some states, based on how political districts were drawn, that prevented deeper losses or helped them hold on to power. Full Story Here Snopes March 21, 2019 8:41 pm Support Us

Michael risks it all with little reason on Star Trek: Discovery 

Last week, I praised Star Trek: Discovery for how it handled a crew member’s death. While not making up for the show’s frustrating reluctance to develop its secondary characters, “If Memory Serves” at least offered us a chance to care about Airiam before shooting her out of an airlock. Not everyone agreed with me, and…… Read More

Cesar Sayoc Pleads Guilty to Mailing Bombs to Trump Foes

He sent 16 rudimentary bombs — none of which detonated — to targets including Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden, several members of Congress, former President Barack Obama and actor Robert De Niro. Devices were also mailed to CNN offices in New York and Atlanta. Full Story Here Snopes March 21, 2019 6:41 pm… Read More

Trump Backs Release Of Mueller Report

While fielding questions from journalists, President Trump stated that he looks forward to the release of the investigation into the 2016 election, saying, “Let it come out. Let people see it—that’s up to the attorney general.” What do you think?  Read more… Full Story Here The Onion March 21, 2019 3:12 pm Support Us

Experts Caution New Car Loses 90% Of Value As Soon As You Drive It Off Cliff

HEATHROW, FL—Warning consumers of the hidden pitfalls of vehicle depreciation, experts from the American Automobile Association cautioned Thursday that the average new car loses 90 percent of the original sticker price as soon as you drive it off a cliff. “It’s important buyers be aware that when they purchase a… Read more… Full Story Here… Read More

Mind-Blowing History: This Photo Of U.S. And Iraqi Soldiers Banding Together To Disembowel An Elvis Impersonator During The Gulf War Will Take Your Breath Away

Even in history’s darkest, most brutal wars, there are times when people find a way to place love and compassion above hatred and unite together in a shared humanity. One recently uncovered photograph from the Gulf War that’s been taking the internet by storm is an amazingly hopeful example of just that: The photo… Read… Read More

Coachella Unveils Premium VIP Areas Where Fans Will Be Able To See, Hear Bands

INDIO, CA—Touting the tickets as offering the best experience for fans of the music festival, Coachella organizers on Thursday reportedly unveiled premium VIP areas where fans will be able to see and hear the bands. “For just $1,299, our special VIP passes give festival attendees parking, admission to the campground,… Read more… Full Story Here… Read More

None Of Mom’s Clothes Can Be Cleaned Using Washing Machine

MEQUON, WI—Taken aback by their mother’s high-maintenance wardrobe, household sources confirmed Thursday that none of Bianca Dern’s clothes can be simply placed in a standard washing machine for cleaning. “Mom won’t even let me touch any of her laundry. I’ve tried to help out, but everything needs to be washed… Read more… Full Story Here… Read More

Arctic Locked In To Warm 9 Degrees By End Of Century

A United Nations report revealed that even if carbon pollution stopped tomorrow, the region’s winters would warm by 9 degrees Fahrenheit by 2100. What do you think? Read more… Full Story Here The Onion March 21, 2019 8:56 am Support Us

Badge hunter to become latest Army badge

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command announced the most recent attempt at Army retention today — another badge. The Army says the badge-hunter badge will distinguish the service, citing the successes of historic organizations like the Boy Scouts of America, the restaurant Chotchkie’s from the movie Office Space, and Mattel’s… Read More

Documentary Now! questions the sanctity of the tortured male artist

Episodes of Documentary Now! naturally stand on their own as self-contained installments, connected to the original work they send up but not necessarily to each other. And yet, there are some clear throughlines in this third season, whether intentional or not. Many of these episodes have a subtle underlying theme… Read more… Full Story Here… Read More

Deadly Class graduates from its first season in style

Syfy’s Deadly Class had a rocky first season but ends in style, recalling everything from Kill Bill to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to The King of Comedy. When the bodies are counted, Fuckface is dead, Lex has been shot, and Gao has kidnapped her niece to induct her into the family business. It’s a great… Read More

Modern Family deals with insecurity in a mostly touching way

If there’s one thing that will never change about the group of people that make up Modern Family, it’s that they’re all deeply insecure. That’s not a bad thing though. Part of being human is harboring unkind thoughts towards ourselves, and if my 31 years in this world is any indication, that never really changes.… Read More

Biden Pulls Off Dusty Tarp Covering Old Campaign Motorcycle

WASHINGTON—Saying it was time to “get out the hog for one last ride,” former Vice President Joe Biden pulled the dusty painter’s tarp off of his old campaign motorcycle Wednesday, gently running his hand along the polished chrome headlight and muttering “welcome back, baby.” Read more… Full Story Here The Onion March 20, 2019 12:42… Read More

The Act is a dishy guilty pleasure wrapped up in a pretty prestige bow

Calling Dee Dee Blanchard an “overprotective mom” would be a dramatic understatement. Blanchard suffered from Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a more-common-than-you-might-think mental disorder where a caregiver fakes, or even induces, illness in someone in their care in order to gain money, sympathy, or some other form… Read more… Full Story Here AV Club March 20,… Read More

Pros And Cons Of Canceling Student Loan Debt

Student loan debt in the United States has risen to $1.5 trillion owed by tens of millions of people, leading to calls for it to be wiped out, although opponents are concerned about the economic and ethical consequences. The Onion evaluates the pros and cons of canceling student loan debt. Read more… Full Story Here… Read More

Literary Historians Uncover Collection Of Breezy, Upbeat Edgar Allan Poe Writings Penned After Author Took Up Jogging

BOSTON—In a discovery shedding light on the famous macabre author’s less-acknowledged qualities, literary historians at Harvard University unearthed Wednesday dozens of uplifting poems and breezy short stories written by Edgar Allan Poe later in his life after he got into the habit of jogging. “Poe’s later, much more… Read more… Full Story Here The Onion… Read More

One Million Pounds Of Pork Seized At New Jersey Port

Federal agents seized 1 million pounds of pork products at a New Jersey port in the largest agricultural bust in U.S. history. What do you think? Read more… Full Story Here The Onion March 20, 2019 9:12 am Support Us

Facebook Removes 1.5 Million Videos Of New Zealand Mass Shooting

In the first 24 hours after the attacks, Facebook removed 1.5 million videos of the recent New Zealand terror attacks, 1.2 million of which were blocked immediately at upload to reduce the act’s virality. What do you think? Read more… Full Story Here The Onion March 19, 2019 3:41 pm Support Us

Yelp-Like App Helps Trump Supporters Find MAGA-Friendly Restaurants

After a spat of patrons being ejected from restaurants for wearing MAGA hats, a new app named 63red Safe will help users find restaurants that serve patrons of all political beliefs. What do you think? Read more… Full Story Here The Onion March 19, 2019 2:42 pm Support Us

Historians Uncover Lost Socrates Dialogues Where He Just Gave Up And Started Screaming That Opponent A Fucking Brainwashed Shill

CAMBRIDGE, MA—In a landmark discovery that sheds new light on the development of Western thought, historians announced Tuesday they had found several lost Socratic dialogues in which the ancient Greek philosopher simply gives up and screams that his debate opponents are all fucking brainwashed shills. “In these newly… Read more… Full Story Here The Onion… Read More

Amy Klobuchar – Did African-American incarceration drop 65% under Amy Klobuchar?

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Did African-American incarceration drop 65% under Amy Klobuchar? Public sentiment about criminal justice policy has evolved in recent years, putting pressure on the former prosecutors who are running for president to answer for their records in the judicial system, particularly about any racial disparities in arrests and sentencing. We previously… Read More

Major forced to go to morning PT spontaneously combusts

Fort Bragg, N.C. — An Army major met a disastrous end when he was forced to attend morning PT formation for the first time in seven years, sources confirmed today. Maj. Eric Hindenburg burst into a ball of fire the moment the battalion commander called the unit to attention. “We couldn’t tell if it was the… Read More

134 percent of Marines arrested in nationwide ASVAB cheating scam

Federal officials charged thousands of active duty Marines, including several prominent recruiters, today in what the Justice Department says was a costly $5 scheme to cheat ASVAB testing standards. Nine gazillion Marines allegedly paid a strange man in a trench coat who said he would fabricate test scores and organize bribes to help men and… Read More

Parents bribe service academies to not accept their children’s applications

WEST POINT — As a string of high-profile college bribery scandals come to light, the FBI has also uncovered that affluent parents are covertly paying service academy admissions to reject applications coming from their children, sources confirmed today. “I wouldn’t want my child to suffer through a service academy either,” says chief investigator Gary Burkmire.… Read More

Carrier forced into early retirement after being exposed as maritime supremacist

WASHINGTON — Pentagon officials confirmed today that their announcement calling for the unexpected retirement of USS Harry S. Truman stemmed from shocking revelations of the aircraft carrier’s dark history as a maritime supremacist. “I think it’s safe to say with a namesake like that [Truman], it was only a matter of time before another N-bomb was dropped,”… Read More

Army to name new attack helicopter after Elizabeth Warren

FORT RUCKER, Ala. — The U.S. Army will honor Elizabeth Warren and her Native American ancestry with the latest addition to its helicopter fleet, the AH-68 Warren, sources confirmed today. The Warren will join the Black Hawk, Kiowa, Apache, and Lakota in the Army’s impressive legacy of combat aircraft named after Native American tribes. The… Read More