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Snopes Butchers Fact Check Of Viral Smear Of Chick-Fil-A

Fact-checking website Snopes butchered its fact check of a viral but false tweet linking Chick-fil-A to anti-gay legislation in Uganda. A Ugandan official announced plans on Oct. 10 to reintroduce a bill providing the death penalty for homosexuality, though a spokesperson for the Ugandan president has since said that there “are no plans by the government to introduce a law like ...

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Ocasio-Cortez Says America Needs ‘To Have A Real Conversation’ About Abolishing Prisons

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promoted “prison abolition” in a pair of tweets Monday morning. Ocasio-Cortez called for “a real conversation about decarceration [and] prison abolition in this country,” adding: “A cage is a cage is a cage. And humans don’t belong in them.” “Prison abolition” is a radical left-wing movement to abolish prisons altogether⁠—including for violent offenders. The ...

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Caught Lying Again: Elizabeth Warren Said She Was Pushed Out Of Teaching Job for Being ‘Visibly Pregnant’ – Told Different Story In 2007

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has repeatedly claimed on the presidential campaign trail that she was pushed out of her job as a special needs teacher after one year because she was “visibly pregnant” — but she told a different story in 2007. The Democratic senator today portrays herself as a victim of discrimination; however, in 2007 she linked her departure ...

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NBC News Amplified Adam Schiff’s Misinformation

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NBC News left key context out of a YouTube video sharing House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff’s opening remarks at last week’s committee hearing on the whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump. Schiff fabricated Trump’s words in his statement, in a performance he later claimed was a “parody” of Trump’s conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. But NBC News provided YouTube ...

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Transgender Athletes Wreak Havoc In Women’s Rugby

Biological males who identify as transgender women are wreaking havoc in women’s rugby in Great Britain. Women’s rugby referees in England are quitting their jobs over the inclusion of the male athletes, according to a report in The Sunday Times this weekend. “Being forced to prioritize hurt feelings over broken bones exposes me to personal litigation from female players who ...

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New Study Finds Transgender Athletes Have Advantages In Women’s Sports, Even After 12 Months Of Hormone Therapy

Biological males who identify as transgender women are likely to retain strength advantages over biological females, even after undergoing 12 months of hormone therapy, according to a new study out of Sweden. The researchers who carried out the study found that biological males who underwent 12 months of hormone therapy lost muscle mass in their legs, but still retained leg ...

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Democratic Congressman Wants ‘An Explanation’ For Joe And Hunter Biden’s Conflicting Answers On Ukraine

Democratic Texas Rep. Vicente Gonzalez said Monday that former Joe Biden and his son’s contradictory answers on Ukraine need to be “cleared up.” Biden said on Saturday that he never spoke with his son, Hunter Biden, about the latter’s foreign business dealings. “I have never spoken with my son about his overseas business dealings,” the former vice president said. That ...

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We Spoke With This Former Olympian About Transgender Athletes. Here’s What She Said

Former Olympic athlete Rebecca Dussault warned against allowing biologically male athletes who identify as transgender to compete in women’s sports. “Every women’s record in sport will fall,” she warned in an interview with the DCNF. Male athletes have been piling up victories in girls’ and women’s sports. Dussault represented the U.S. at the Olympics and also won two world championships. ...

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NBC News Asks Americans to Confess Their Climate Change Sins

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NBC News is asking Americans to confess their climate change sins, though at least some people have taken the opportunity to troll the news company. “Even those who care deeply about the planet’s future can slip up now and then. Tell us: Where do you fall short in preventing climate change?” reads the introduction to NBC’s “Climate Confessions” project. Many ...

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Trump Campaign Releases Video Hammering Biden’s Mental Fitness

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign released a video Tuesday hammering former Vice President Joe Biden’s mental fitness, in a preview of a potential general election matchup. Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted out the video, which combines Biden’s mental slip-ups on the campaign trail with questions about Biden’s fitness from members of the media and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker. ...

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Women’s March Board Member: US Military And ISIS Terrorists Are ‘Comparably Evil’

A new board member for the left-wing activist group Women’s March has repeatedly compared the U.S. and Israeli militaries to the terrorist groups ISIS and Al Qaeda. The executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Zahra Billoo, is one of 16 new additions to the Women’s March board. The embattled activist group simultaneously cut ties with three board ...

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Washington Post Passed On Thinly Sourced Kavanaugh Story Before NYT Published It

The Washington Post passed on a thinly sourced, unproven allegation about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh before the New York Times published it in a misleading article in Sunday’s paper that has since been corrected. Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly left out exculpatory evidence in an article that claimed Kavanaugh had his pants down at a “drunken dorm ...

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NYT Left Out Exculpatory Evidence From New Brett Kavanaugh Story

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The New York Times left out exculpatory evidence in relaying a new, lurid story about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s time as an undergraduate student at Yale University. Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly published an article in Sunday’s paper drawing from their new book, “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation.” “A classmate, Max Stier, saw Mr. Kavanaugh ...

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Questions About Joe Biden’s Mental Fitness Creep Into Mainstream

Questions about former Vice President Joe Biden’s mental fitness are seeping into mainstream discussion, as Biden continues to make head-scratching remarks, and as his fellow Democratic candidates have started to broach the subject. Former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Julian Castro’s jab at Biden’s memory on Thursday night was widely interpreted as a veiled reference to Biden’s age and mental ...

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Democratic Debate Moderators Ask Zero Questions About National Debt — Again

Moderators entirely ignored the rapidly expanding national debt in Thursday night’s Democratic debate. ABC News and Univision journalists Linsey Davis, George Stephanopoulos, David Muir, and Jorge Ramos asked the 10 Democrats on stage a combined zero questions about the debt. Thursday night’s moderators followed the lead of NBC News’ moderators in the first round of debates and CNN’s moderators in ...

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