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Sen. Mike Lee of Utah said the FCC’s net neutrality policy "is essentially a massive tax increase." There will likely be additional fees. There’s a wide range of estimates -- anywhere from zero to $11 billion a year. Lee’s comment doesn’t account for the fact that the impact on consumers’ service bills is far from certain, and a telecom policy analyst said it's an overstatement to call the potential increases "massive." Half True.
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The Internet needs to remain a commodity, +My Kol​​​. Once you charge more for better access, you create huge barriers to entries for new businesses and stifle innovation. This move to regulate the backbone actually improves marketplace competition downstream where it really matters. The telecoms are not innovating and are just extracting value because they own a government facilitated monopoly. 
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"People think surely you must need a bigger enrichment system to make 90 percent enriched material for bombs than to make 4-5 percent enriched material for power reactors," Matthew Bunn of Harvard said. "But exactly the opposite is true." http://t.co/IgpO8ch2mT
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Coward in WH is POTUS but he will say, "I didn't know" when Iran sends its nuclear resolution to war in the MIddle East to Israel. Patience and appeasement will be King O's legacy. 
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George Zimmerman will not face federal charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the Justice Department announced today. Read our past fact-checks of the case and the controversy here: http://bit.ly/1DlF35A
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Fresh off insisting Obama doesn't love America, Giuliani now claims Obama said "that American exceptionalism is no more exceptional than the exceptionalism of any other country." It's False. Click to read what Obama actually said. http://bit.ly/1whxRIf
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He's trolling. The simpletons that listen to him will never fact check it or hear the truth, so whatever he says will be the truth to them. He's running a misinformation campaign to help them in 2016. Lies and misinformation become the truth to the ones that blindly believe the drivel that comes from the gop. 
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PunditFact​ fact-checked the other claim in John Legend's Oscar-night speech, that 'we live in the most incarcerated country in the world' http://t.co/fviUHJh8na
And the Oscar for Best Real Talk in an Acceptance Speech goes to — Actually, that’s a tough one. Some of Sunday’s Oscar winners issued sincere pleas for wage equality, suicide prevention and calling your parents, not to mention lingering racial injustice 50 years after the civil rights movement. Musicians John Legend and Common left the audience with a tear-inducing performance of their Oscar-winning Selma anthem
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at least some of the famous people americans spend money fawning over have some amount of empathy.
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While accepting an Oscar for a song from the movie "Selma" Sunday night, singer John Legend claimed that "there are more black men under correctional control today than were under slavery in 1850." PolitiFact Rhode Island fact-checked a nearly identical claim in December. http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2015/feb/22/what-john-legend-said-about-slavery-oscars/
While accepting an Oscar for a song from the movie
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Who's fault is that
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The Daily Show posted a Vine Wednesday titled, "50 Fox News lies in 6 seconds." We’ve fact-checked almost all of the statements they cited. For the record, we counted 49 claims, not 50, but the Vine moves fast and our pause fingers only work so well. So here they are 1-49. http://ow.ly/JGBy3
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Critics put a months-old fact-check about Ebola back under the microscope last week after they said an article in a scholarly medical journal supported a claim made by George Will that Ebola had gone airborne. So we decided to ask the article's author. ow.ly/JBsUP
Critics put a months-old fact-check about Ebola back under the microscope last week after they said an article in a scholarly medical journal supported a claim made by George Will that Ebola had gone airborne. In an October 2014 appearance on Fox News, Will claimed Ebola could be spread into the general population through a sneeze or a cough, saying the conventional wisdom that Ebola spreads only through direct contact with bodily fluids was wron...
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+Mike Maxwell Speculation, conjecture and hypothesis are not fact. This scenario has not been seen to happen. Even the report writers disagree with his statements. It did not warrant causing panic, it was a contrived statement meant only to spread disinformation and promote fear mongering. Are you saying Will knows more about what the report says than the medical professionals that wrote it? 
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Today, Obama vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline. Here are the answers to three key questions you might have about the proposal.
As one of the first acts of the 114th Congress, Republicans are committed to passing a bill that would permit construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada through the United States. But if the bill passes, the White House has said President Barack Obama wouldn’t sign it, claiming that this particular responsibility lies with the Executive Branch, not Congress. As the showdown plays out, we wanted to answer to three key questions you m...
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You'd think the republicans would've cut a deal in this bill to compromise something. Tar sands oil is already coming into the US by rail, which is hazardous.
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Critics put a months-old fact-check about Ebola back under the microscope last week after they said an article in a scholarly medical journal supported a claim made by George Will that Ebola had gone airborne. So we decided to ask the article's author.  ow.ly/JBsUP
Critics put a months-old fact-check about Ebola back under the microscope last week after they said an article in a scholarly medical journal supported a claim made by George Will that Ebola had gone airborne. In an October 2014 appearance on Fox News, Will claimed Ebola could be spread into the general population through a sneeze or a cough, saying the conventional wisdom that Ebola spreads only through direct contact with bodily fluids was wron...
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Still beating that dead horse?
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Eric Holder said that last year, "we saw the first reduction in the federal prison population in 32 years." The statistics show that Holder is correct. While it’s worth noting that the state prison population wiped out that decline, Holder worded his claim carefully, and federal prisons are the only ones in his portfolio. So we rate it True.
Federal prisons recently hit a notable benchmark, outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder said earlier this week. In remarks at the National Press Club on Feb. 17, 2015, Holder made the case for sentencing reform and touted the Smart on Crime initiative on his watch. That program discourages federal prosecutors from pursuing harsh minimum sentences for low-level, non-violent drug criminals.
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That's because they have released many criminals back onto the streets!
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President Barack Obama describes ISIS, or the Islamic State, as violent extremists and not Islamic. What's the difference, and why are so many people arguing about the terror group's label?
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Something as simple as how to define the enemy in the United States’ current fight in the Middle East has become a focal point in recent days. Are members of the Islamic State
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People that do not have the courage to put things in perspective and demand others to fight their personal wars are the cowards. The internet can become a world of disassociation to the real world. When a lazy and cowardly mind will not even attempt to look in the rear view mirror to see what casualties they have left behind it is hazardous to all. ...but why should anyone care to take that extra step when it does not affect them personally? Why would they even care to ask where the rear view mirror is located when empathy for others just did not exist in their minds? Why should we care to have perspective and rational thought when pushing that post button? Everyone needs to work on that.
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