Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy. (Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images.)A pep talk to myself.The post The Case for Moderate Optimism on the Debt Ceiling appeared first on The Dispatch.
Graduates at a college graduation ceremony.In a tight labor market, many U.S. employers are dropping four-year college degree requirements.The post Breaking the ‘Paper Ceiling’ appeared first on The Dispatch.
The national debt clock. (Photo by Fatih Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)Plus, more on George Santos and the last word (we hope) on gas stoves. The post Our Best Stuff from the Week We Hit the Debt Ceiling appeared first on The Dispatch.
Rep. Chip Roy and Rep. Patrick McHenry walk to a closed-door GOP caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)Republicans want to rein in spending but can’t agree on exactly what to ask for. The post The Coming Debt Ceiling
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 10: U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen meets with colleagues. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)Lawmakers gear up for yet another fight over raising the debt limit.The post Understanding the Debt Ceiling Debate appeared fi
Clips from Hilary Clinton's speech were taken out of context and shared with a conspiratorial narrative.
Video shows Hillary Clinton talking about a glass dome over the Earth.
All three colors of Congress' flag – saffron, white, and green – were used to set the pandal's ceiling for its Chintan Shivir meeting.
The government has reneged on promises to investors four times in U.S. history.
The Republican leader is wrong, as the U.S. government continues to borrow heavily to pay for Trump's tax cuts.
A photo of an impressive looking indoor icicle was shared frequently online during the Texas blackouts.
The Home Depot and King of Fans, Inc. said that the recalled Hampton Bay ceiling fans have blades that "can detach from the fan while in use."
A suspected third snake had not yet been found.
The hive produced about 80 to 100 pounds of honey, although only about 15 to 20 pounds was able to be salvaged.
Was a satanic pentagram displayed on the ceiling above the stage of the Democratic presidential debate stage in Westerville, Ohio? No, that's not true: A purported photo showing the pentagram above the Democratic candidates was digitally alter
A Florida woman faces multiple charges after authorities say she climbed into the ceiling of a Big Lots store to avoid a shoplifting arrest.
A woman says she got more than she bargained for at a Los Angeles restaurant after a live rat fell from the ceiling.
A flippant and fabricated article about a genuinely horrific subject is an example of the worst of junk news.
Did 28-year-old Nora Jackson tie a baby to a ceiling fan while babysitting under the influence of drugs in Orlando, Florida and did the kid stay suspended for 26 hours before being rescued? No, that's not true: the whole thing was made up by s
President Donald Trump and the bipartisan leadership of Congress have agreed to a must-pass package that, among other things, extends the debt ceiling through Dec. 15. For something that could have a profound effect on the nation’s economy, the d
In May, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urged Congress to raise the debt ceiling before lawmakers recessed for the summer. Yet with lawmakers’ attention turned to health care for so long, there was little movement on the issue. And now, summer
A screen shows the national debt clock after the US hit its debt limit and the Treasury started using "extraordinary measures" to avoid default on January 19. (Photo by Fatih Aktas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)No one knows exactly what wou
“The largest contributor to the debt ceiling, or to our deficit, has been the Trump tax cuts.”
On January 25 2023, a Reddit account shared a screenshot of a tweet by musician and political blogger Jeff Tiedrich to r/WhitePeopleTwitter, asserting that former United States President Donald Trump’s tax cuts were “responsible for”
Are there massive hidden structures located below Antarctica, hiding a "lost city unlike any other"? No, that's not true: There is no written record, geological or archeological evidence to prove that there are hidden structures or a lost
Does a video shared on social media show an authentic "human clone robot factory"? No, that's not true: The video shared on Instagram and Facebook in December 2022 showed a prosthetics studio used in the making of props for television and
Is it impossible that Nazi Germany used a gaseous form of hydrogen cyanide, also known as Zyklon B, to commit mass murder in World War II concentration camps because the compound is "air soluble" and conditions in gas chambers "would not
The Georgia runoff, the debt-ceiling vote, and the fate of Kevin McCarthy. The post Three Dates That Will Shape Politics Through 2024 appeared first on The Dispatch.
Is the Earth flat and surrounded by a transparent barrier that prevents rockets from leaving the Earth's atmosphere? Beyond this barrier, is there a firmament composed of water or a liquid-like substance? Does this explain why the U.S. go
Does the potassium in a banana react with the aluminum of a license plate so that somehow traffic cameras cannot record the numbers on the plate, but only see a glare? No, that's not true: The effect shown is not the result of a chemical
Is the Apple logo honoring Alan Turing, whose theoretical work led to the computer and died, possibly by suicide, after eating an apple that may have been poisoned? No, that's not true: Apple co-founder Steve Jobs denied it, saying, "It i
Ketanji Brown Jackson has been sworn in to the Supreme Court, shattering a glass ceiling as the first Black woman on the nation’s highest court.
On June 14 2022, a Reddit user shared a claim to to the subreddit r/nottheonion (“for true stories that are so mind-blowingly ridiculous, that you could have sworn it was an Onion story”) that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) had bla
(Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)Viral social media posts claim that members of Congress have raised their pay by 21 percent in passing a recent bill.Christine Petrasso @ChristinePFarmsSo, anyone else pissed that congress gave themselves a 21
Chuck Grassley was “voting to slash Medicare” when voting against the debt ceiling bill.
Cheri Gypin thought something had fallen from the ceiling when she heard several large bangs at the largest shopping mall in Boise, Idaho.
In TV ads, the pharmaceutical industry claims congressional plans to allow the federal government to negotiate drug prices in Medicare would deny beneficiaries’ access to medicines their doctors prescribe. Experts say that’s unlikely, and a
On October 13 2021, a Facebook user published the following warning about rent-to-own appliances and large purchases, describing the manner in which such transactions functionally served as a tax on low-income people: STAY AWAY FROM RENT to Own Places
Did the Department of Defense "confirm" the majority of those dying and hospitalized with COVID-19 were vaccinated? No, that's not true: The claim is made without any offer of proof. There is no public record of a Pentagon statement about
Democrats and Republicans are once again in a standoff over a looming debt limit crisis. Congress must raise or suspend the limit on federal borrowing soon or the U.S. government won’t be able to pay its bills. Here we provide the facts on the po