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Has Biden spent 40% of his presidency on vacation?

Fox News states: In a related story, Biden will be taking another long weekend at the beach and has spent 40% of his presidency on vacation," Fox News contributor Joe Concha posted Has Biden ...
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Do members of Congress get physical access to federally funded facilities?

This Feb 2024 Gateway Pundit article describes an attempt by two Republican congress members to inspect rooms at a Ramada Inn in Arizona that had allegedly been rented by the Casa Alitas program to ...
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Did a US soldier climb onto an unmanned T-54 during the Checkpoint Charlie standoff of Oct 1961?

A US soldier present at Checkpoint Charlie in 1961 says he climbed into or at least onto an unmanned T-54 and looked inside the unmanned driver compartment to identify it if was a Soviet or East ...
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Did San Francisco mayor London Breed "decline to veto" a resolution on a Gaza ceasefire?

The Associated Press reported on January 20: Amid a tough reelection fight, Mayor London Breed has declined to veto a non-binding resolution from the San Francisco supervisors calling for an extended ...
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Do one in three public school students wear at least partial animal costumes at school?

This video from Not the Bee, a somewhat popular American right-wing news site, claims, (quoted from YouTube's transcript, with punctuation added for readability and emphasis added to show the claim I'...
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Was Nikki Haley disqualified from a beauty pageant because of race?

2024 Republican Presidential candidate Nikki Haley just said this to NBC News: If you want to know what it was like growing up, I was disqualified from a beauty pageant because I wasn’t white or ...
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Has Donald Trump explicitly endorsed Project 2025?

Wikipedia claims in the opening paragraph of the article about Trump's 2024 campaign, "Trump has campaigned on vastly expanding the authority of the federal government, particularly the executive ...
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Is San Francisco's Chinatown contaminated with mercury from a 1901 "disinfection program"?

This one comes from Wikipedia's article Mercury(II) chloride, which cites Susan Craddock, "City of Plagues": Between 1901 and 1904 the Marines Hospital Service quarantined and engaged in an ...
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Did Joe Biden mumble/stutter after saying "America is a nation that can be defined in a single word"?

In a video of the Hindustan Times, Joe Biden seems to be saying: America is a nation that can be defined in a single word: Asufutimaehaehfutbw I can't help but wonder if it is a fake. US ...
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Did Henry Kissinger say "it may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal"?

It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal. This quote is attributed to Henry Kissinger. I did find many references such as this WSJ article that further this ...
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Was there widespread voter fraud in Michigan in the 2020 Presidential Elections?

Vosiznies (VINnews), a right-leaning Orthodox Jewish news site, has claimed that there has been disturbing and sizable evidence of systemic voter fraud in Michigan. They cite a video that they claim ...
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Does the US operate 400-metre tall towers/antennas in Israel?

Wikipedia had this claim up for about 15 years: Dimona Radar Facility (Hebrew: מתקן המכ"ם בדימונה) is a radar facility near Dimona, Israel, owned and operated by the United States. The Dimona ...
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Was Stuart Seldowitz "Obama's former/ex-director of the National Security Council"?

There's a related Q here about some other past job claims about him, but there's also, e.g. in the Daily Mail: Barack Obama's former director of the National Security Council has been unmasked as a ...
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Did Stuart Seldowitz work as Deputy Director/Senior Political Officer in the US State Department's Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs?

According to this New York Post article, former White House official Stuart Seldowitz said, “If we killed 4,000 Palestinian kids, it wasn’t enough,” the bigot identified by internet sleuths as ...
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Did US president Theodore Roosevelt call Democrats "prison vermin"?

According to two very non-primary references, the President called Democrats "prison vermin". The first is the 1902 Political X-rays, saying that it is quoting from an 8 November 1901 letter ...
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Would US president Theodore Roosevelt refer to his political enemies as "vermin"?

A publication of the Library of Congress says: Mr. Foulke in his letters reveals an unusual frankness in letting President Roosevelt know of the attitudes of his political enemies -- "small ...
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Does an Arrow 3 cost more than 10 times less than its closest US equivalent (SM-3 Block IIA)?

According to the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, an Arrow 3 costs $2,200,000, while a Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) Block IIA costs $36,387,000. Both of these are 21 inch (fit in that tube diameter) ...
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"Most kids don't even know that Hamas is a terrorist organization"?

On ‘Fox & Friends Weekend’, in the context of discussing a (Quinnipiac) poll about the degree of support "of the way Israel is responding to the Hamas terrorist attack" in the 18-34 age ...
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Did almost 300k children get married in 2000–2018 in the USA?

The article Child Marriage in the United States: Prevalence and Implications from the Journal of Adolescent Health makes the following shocking claim right at the top: We found that some 297,033 ...
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Are "Warranty voided if removed"-labels illegal?

NPR wrote in 2018 The Federal Trade Commission says they're [Warranty voided if removed labels] illegal. Are "Warranty voided if removed"-labels illegal? What, if any, is the practical ...
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Was the average prison sentence of men who kill their female partners 2 to 6 years in 1989?

According to this Jan 12, 2019 article from the Guardian: The average prison sentence for men who kill their female partners is two to six years. Such short sentencing sounds unrealistically short ...
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Have crime rates climbed in US cities with "rogue" progressive District Attorneys?

In a 2020 article, the Heritage Foundation claims that "rogue prosecutors" (described in the article as prosecutors who are part of the "so-called progressive prosecutor movement") ...
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Did Emperor Norton ever kneel in defiance of racist mobs?

There is a rumour on the Chinese internet that during one of the anti-Chinese riots in the 1860s, Norton stood in front of the Chinese migrants, and, facing the rabid racist mobs, kneeled down and ...
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As of 26 July 2023, will four million US citizens turn 18 before the US presidential election (5 November 2024)?

Goodbye Republicans. Your damn days are numbered. 4,000,000 17 year olds turn 18 before the November election Twitter (5k+ retweets, 21k+ likes); screenshot on Reddit r/WhitePeopleTwitter (score 30k+)...
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Does Iowa have more farmland suitable for growing corn and wheat than Canada?

Stephen Haber ("professor of political science, professor of history, and professor of economics" at Stanford) claims in a 2014 podcast: the state of Iowa has more farmland suitable for ...
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Did the US government claim that it has the right to control "cognitive infrastructure", i.e. thoughts?

A 8 July 2023 tweet contained a snippet of an America This Week vodcast, with author Walter Kirn: Kirn: The thing that stunned me the most was the Government's contention repeated in the ruling that ...
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Was the request to build a website in 303 Creative LLC v Elenis falsified?

I came across an article that claims that 303 Creative v Elenis uses misleading information in its filing: The Supreme Court is expected to deliver its opinion in a case in which Stewart plays a ...
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Does a Michigan law make it a felony to purposefully use the wrong gender pronouns?

Recently Fox News claimed that Michigan House passed a bill that: [...] could make it a felony to intimidate someone by intentionally using the wrong gender pronouns, according to some legal experts. ...
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Is the word "field" part of the trigger warnings in US universities?

Note: I am French, we do not really have the concept of "trigger warnings", except during the national TV news where there would be sometimes a warning about a violent scene. In a video ...
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Did the ACLU prepare a lawsuit against The Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem for gender discrimination?

The Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem, formerly known as the The Young Women's Leadership Academy, is an all-girls charter school in Manhattan. The school's Wikipedia page contains an ...
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Did Ron DeSantis torture people at Guantanamo Bay?

According to self-described "MAGA communist" Jackson Hinkle, Ron DeSantis "tortured innocent prisoners at Guantanamo Bay when he was in the military". Is this true?
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Does California allow (or plan to allow) post-birth abortion?

Ron DeSantis recently appeared on Fox News where he said: California wants to have abortion all the way up til birth, I think they actually allow it post-birth, if you can believe that, which I think ...
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Did Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird ignore direct orders from Nixon during the EC-121 crisis, as Henry Kissinger alleged?

It's mentioned in a paper on the Vietnam war that (contemporaneously): When [... in 1969] a North Korean jet shot down a U.S. EC-121 surveillance plane, Laird again acted on his own as he ignored a ...
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Do the US have enough gas resources to last about 90 years?

In the 2012 State of the Union Address the then president Obama stated: We have a supply of natural gas that can last America nearly 100 years Since the speech was done more than 10 year ago, now ...
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Did the 1937 single issue magazine "Rising Tide" include the "Rules for Revolution"?

The New York Times 10 July 1970 article Communist ‘Rules’ For Revolt Viewed As Durable Fraud inaccurately states: The earliest publication of the “rules” turned up in search was in The New World ...
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Was the "Chinese spy balloon" a project of the University of Fairbanks to study the weather above the North Pole?

When asked about his take on the balloon shot down that the US government say was a Chinese spy balloon, Seymour Hersh says it was more likely a [federally funded] project of the University of ...
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Is the USA the largest trading partner of Vietnam nowadays?

According to Seymour Hersh, the fall of Saigon was irrelevant (wrt. to containing China etc.) because We're the largest trading partner of Vietnam now. By "we" he surely means the USA. Is ...
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Did a pro-Ukraine group blow up Nordstream pipeline?

A recent NYT post claims that "Intelligence Suggests Pro-Ukrainian Group Sabotaged Pipelines, U.S. Officials Say". How true is this claim?
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Did over 1000 people in the US die of cannabis overdose in 2021?

According to the National Safety Council, in 2021 in the US, 1159 people died of cannabis overdose, of which 1130 of the deaths were preventable: Is this true? I'm skeptical because the drug ...
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Was the 2023 Ohio train derailment the 'worst environmental disaster in US history'?

According to Impact Nottingham: East Palestine, Ohio: Exploring The Worst Environmental Disaster in the History of the USA On 3rd February 2023, a freight train carrying various potentially hazardous ...
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Did Biden say that the Boeing-Air India deal will support 1 million jobs?

This Business Insider India news report is one of many that claim that Biden said that a $34 billion dollar Air India order for 220 Boeing planes will support 1 million US jobs, and that many of those ...
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Are George Santos and Gretchen Whitmer the same person?

Some right-leaning (maybe that's not a strong enough term) sources, such as Not the Bee, have claimed or at least implied that Gretchen Whitmer does not really exist, but is actually George Santos in ...
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Who would really be paying for the proposed property tax cuts that the state of Texas is considering? [closed]

Quoting State of Texas: Budget plans leave billions of available funds on the table: In his inauguration speech, Abbott touted Texas’ pro-business stance and unveiled some plans for the state’s ...
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Did one of the 9/11 hijackers use a Conch Republic passport to enter the United States?

I read: Anderson, who resumed the running of the Conch Republic souvenir business and the official Conch Republic Days festival until his death in 2014, was subjected to an FBI inquiry after reports ...
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Did Coke pay the NAACP to paint their opponents as racist?

Several news outlets recently reported Coca-Cola tried to minimize health issues associated with their sugary beverages by paying NAACP to paint their opponents as racist. Why Coke went woke ...
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Is Stanford's "Elimination of Harmful Language Initiative" real?

The Wall Street Journal claims that this document is a legitimate initiative of Stanford University. It recommends, for example, that the term "blind study", widely used in experimental ...
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Did Greg Abbott send a busload of migrants to Kamala Harris' house on Christmas Eve?

I can't square this one. Greg Abbott is a Republican governor who espouses conservative Christian values, so when I read that he deliberately redirected a busload of migrant families to a political ...
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Did the United States spend $118,000 to study if a metal replica of Thanos could snap his fingers?

According to this video, Rand Paul states the United States spent $118,000 USD to see if a metal replica of Thanos could snap his fingers. Is this what they were trying to figure out with these funds? ...
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Has Zelensky "declared war against Christianity"?

One headline on the December 21, 2022 episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight claimed that "Zelensky has declared war against Christianity", referring to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy ...
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Did Florida manage a better COVID death rate than the US average despite strong resistance to prevention measures?

I was reading about Ron Desantis on Wikipedia and was a little surprised by the section about his handling of COVID-19 in Florida. It lists a huge number of actions to oppose standard COVID ...
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