Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to a Southern California hospital with an infection but he is “on the mend,” his spokesman said.
Get ready to pay sharply higher bills for heating this winter, along with seemingly everything else.
Quick Take A Senate-approved $1 trillion infrastructure bill would create a voluntary pilot program aimed at studying per-mile user fees for motor vehicles to fund the Highway Trust Fund. The bill does not include a “driving tax,” as some s
Over the years, many claims have misrepresented Bill Gates’ views on how expanding access to health care — including vaccines — will lead people to have smaller families. An Oct. 6 article published on the website Tech Startups added a new clai
Did President Joe Biden cut funding for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) by $30 billion? No, that's not true: The Biden administration originally proposed more than $90 billion in funding for HBCUs, tribal colleges and
A bill proposing "forced vasectomies" and a "three-child limit" was created to parody abortion laws that restrict women's reproductive rights.
Bill Gates advocates vaccination. The claim originated from a satirical article on a conspiracy site and was amplified on social media.
Was former President Bill Clinton found dead in a jail cell at Guantanamo Bay, and was it ruled a homicide by poison? No, that's not true: This claim was made on Real Raw News, a self-described satirical website that publishes articles li
Studying a tax is not the same as implementing a tax.
Does the 2021 infrastructure bill include a $6,500 tax on dairy cows, $2,600 per head tax on beef cows and $500 per head tax on swine? No, that's not true: There is no such language in the infrastructure legislation, according to the publ
The Biden administration put final touches on consumer protections against so-called “surprise” medical bills.
With only hours to spare, Congress passed legislation that would avoid a partial federal shutdown and keep the government funded through Dec. 3, and sent the bill to President Joe Biden.
It’s a rare move for wildlife officials to give up hope on a plant or animal, but government scientists say they've exhausted efforts to find these 23.
Republican senators blocked a bill to keep the government operating and allow federal borrowing, but Democrats aiming to avert a shutdown pledged to try again — at the same time pressing ahead on President Joe Biden’s big plans to reshape government.
Was Bill Clinton found dead in his jail cell located at Guantanamo Bay? No, that's not true: No publicly available evidence supports the claim, made on Real Raw News, a satirical website that publishes articles like this one for entertain
On September 23 2021, an Imgur user shared a TikTok video in which a user claims that most hospitals have to “legally forgive your medical bills” if you earn less than 300 percent of the federal poverty guidelines”: Reposting for the
This is a falsehood that won't die -- and it's especially dismaying the former top U.S. diplomat repeats it on television.
The billboard prompted some disbelief online.
Do $100 bills contain tags in their blue 3-D security ribbons that are connected to devices used by law enforcement? No, that's not true: A representative from the U.S. Department of the Treasury confirmed that the claim is false. Additio
A screenshot claiming that Serco “magically disappeared” £37 billion has been shared on Facebook over 300 times. This appears to be a reference to the £37 billion budget for the first two years of the NHS Test and Trace programm
Gates smiled very often through the interview. He did not suggest that unvaccinated should be stripped of their Social Security.
Did a military tribunal convict Bill Gates? No, that's not true: A Pentagon duty officer told Lead Stories the claim is "completely false." Also, the claim originated from a self-described satirical website with a disclaimer that includes
Did the U.S. leave $85 billion worth of weaponry and equipment in Afghanistan after U.S. forces left the country? No, that's not true: The figure more closely reflects the cost of total security funding -- ranging from training to counter
The GOP-controlled Texas Legislature passed a broad overhaul of the state’s election laws, tightening already strict voting rules and dealing a bruising defeat to Democrats.
Former president Donald Trump and right-leaning social media accounts keep wrongly claiming that the Taliban seized more than $80 billion in U.S. military equipment.
Investments originating from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are unrelated to COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines.
Is Bill Gates on trial before a military tribunal on charges of trafficking children? No, that's not true: A duty officer at the Pentagon told Lead Stories: "No." And Gates has been active on social media during the time of the supposed t
House Democrats passed legislation that would strengthen a landmark civil rights-era voting law weakened by the Supreme Court over the past decade, a step party leaders tout as progress in their quest to fight back against voting restrictions advanced
A standoff in Texas over new voting restrictions that gridlocked the state Capitol for 38 consecutive days ended when some Democrats who fled to Washington, D.C., dropped their holdout, paving the way for Republicans to resume pushing an elections over
On August 16 2021, the Facebook page “Super News Supes” shared a screenshot in which science educator Bill Nye purportedly made a misogynistic comment about Kylie Jenner in a screenshot that was circulating as early as July 9 2019: In th
Was a digital billboard in Wilmington, North Carolina, hacked to feature memes that were critical of President Joe Biden? No, that's not true: According to Donald Tedder, owner of the digital billboard, the billboard was not hacked -- the
A U.S. defense official confirmed the Taliban’s sudden accumulation of U.S.-supplied Afghan equipment is enormous.
Pastor Greg Locke either fundamentally misunderstood, or grossly misrepresented, the contents of Executive Order 83, signed by the Republican governor in August 2021.
President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg overstated the impact of the bipartisan, Senate-approved infrastructure bill on job creation, likely citing instead an economic forecast that includes the much larger and partisan “h
The measure is now once again stalled since Democrats continue to stay away from the state House of Representatives in a standoff that has now entered a 32nd day.
The 69-30 tally provides momentum for this first phase of Biden’s “Build Back Better” priorities, now headed to the House.
The Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist has faced difficult questions over the nature of his relationship with the disgraced financier and convicted sex offender.
A widely-shared TikTok video added the former president to the already baseless "Montauk Project" conspiracy theory.
A popular meme quoted the stand-up comic philosophizing about risk, reward, and futons.