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‘The Democratic Party Has Some Real Problems’: Former Congressman Lays Out GOP’s Opportunity To...

Former Republican Texas Rep. Will Hurd explained Sunday that “the Democratic Party has some real problems” and that the Republicans have an opportunity to take back the House of Representatives in the 2022 elections. In an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Hurd was asked by host Chuck Todd about the future of the Republican…

‘The Civil War Is Over’: NBC Analyst Claims ‘Mainstream Conservatism’ Is Being ‘Killed By...

NBC political analyst Cornell Belcher claimed Sunday that the “civil war” within the Republican Party is over and “mainstream conservatism” has lost because it’s “being killed by Donald Trump and his tribalism.” While appearing as part of a panel on “Meet the Press,” Belcher and former Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory discussed with host Chuck…

FACT CHECK: Did Donald Trump Jr Say Texas Has A Democratic Governor?

Some journalists and political commentators claimed on Twitter that Donald Trump Jr., the son of former President Donald Trump, said Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is a Democrat. Don Jr thinks Texas has a Democratic governor https://t.co/k58lUF1rNj — EricaGrieder (@EricaGrieder) February 19, 2021 Who wants to tell him that the Governor of Texas is a…

New York Legislature ‘Inching Toward’ Impeachment Probe Of Cuomo, Democratic Assemblyman Says

A Democratic state assemblyman in New York says that lawmakers are “inching toward” opening an impeachment probe of Gov. Andrew Cuomo over his handling of coronavirus deaths in nursing homes. In an interview on the “Skullduggery” podcast, Ronald Kim, a Queens assemblyman, also said he is willing to cooperate with federal investigators in an ongoing…

FACT CHECK: Is Disney CEO Bob Chapek In Jail For Abusing Children?

An image shared on Facebook claims Disney CEO Bob Chapek is in jail “for abusing 2 little girls.” Verdict: False There is no evidence that Chapek has been arrested, charged or jailed for such a crime. The claim was originally posted on a website that has previously published misinformation. Fact Check: Bob Iger, in February…

FACT CHECK: Does This Photo Show A Helicopter Spraying De-Icer Made From Fossil Fuels...

An image shared on Facebook over 1,100 times purportedly shows a helicopter spraying a wind turbine in Texas with de-icing chemicals made from fossil fuels on Feb. 15. Verdict: False The photo, which was taken several years ago, shows a helicopter spraying hot water on a wind turbine in Sweden. Fact Check: In the viral…

FACT CHECK: Does The Fire Suppression System In Yale’s Beinecke Library Cut Off Oxygen...

An image shared on Facebook claims the fire suppression system at Yale University’s Beinecke Library cuts off all oxygen during a fire, killing “all who are inside in order to protect the rare books.” Verdict: False Beinecke Library uses a fire suppression system that is safe for humans, according to the communications director for the…

‘We Haven’t Really Done The Reckoning’: Freshman Democrat Says It’s Time For A ‘Truth...

February 14, 2021 3:43 PM ET Democratic California Rep. Sara Jacobs told CNN’s Brian Stelter that she felt it was time for a “truth commission” to root out extremism in the United States. Jacobs made a Sunday appearance on “Reliable Sources” to talk about the next steps after former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial…

Biden Announces 200M New Vaccine Doses, Rips Trump Admin Distribution Plan

February 11, 2021 5:38 PM ET President Joe Biden’s administration has secured the purchase of an additional 200 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine, the White House announced Thursday. The administration announced in January that it was “working to purchase” an additional 100 million doses each from Pfizer and Moderna. That effort is now successful,…

Are Americans Going To Reach Herd Immunity Faster Than The Media Is Telling You?

February 10, 2021 5:44 PM ET Vaccination rates are ramping up and case rates are falling, and the math says America may be on track to reach herd immunity faster than many people expected.

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