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Ben Carson said: "A lot of people who go into prison straight, and when they come out they’re gay." There is no research that supports this point. The one study that even begins to address the topic has too small a sample size -- and too many variables -- to shed light on Carson's claim. And its author finds Carson's view "simplistic." Further, Carson used this example to prove that sexual orientation is a personal decision. Respected scientists consider it settled that homosexuality is not a matter of choice. Additionally, experts told us the sex culture in prison is not comparable to sex culture outside of prison, making it a bad analogy. We rate Carson’s claim False.
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If this were anywhere near true, half the gay men in law enforcement would be trying to get Channing Tatum sent to prison.
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At the very least, we can say that when O’Reilly talked about the Falklands in the past, his phrasing was ambiguous — to the extent that reasonable people could understand him to mean he’d set foot in a place where military combat was taking place, not reporting from 1,000 miles away. http://t.co/8KTSyM8Dux
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Wow you guy really threaded the needle on this one. Were you afraid that he would call you a guttersnipe as well?
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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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At CPAC, Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson claimed that 110 million Americans now have a "sexually transmitted illness." But he misread the research. http://ow.ly/JVJwk
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+Kern Pegues The 'net has the same problem health insurance has: corporate greed.
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At the forefront of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Congress today is the fact that he and Obama don’t see eye-to-eye on Iran. Here are some fact-checks about Iran:
At the forefront of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Congress is the fact that Netanyahu and President Barack Obama don’t see eye-to-eye on Iran. House Speaker John Boehner invited Netanyahu earlier this year, angering the White House and many others. The White House holds that Boehner broke with protocol -- dealing with foreign leaders is the executive branch’s job -- and that has further damaged the relationship between Isra...
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You mean they aren't all blood thirsty, knife wielding demons with lasers shooting out of their eyes (I'm only paraphrasing Bibi's speech of course)
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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
The Daily Show posted a Vine Wednesday titled,
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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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