Monthly Archives: May 2021

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Greene’s ahistorical claim that the Nazis were socialists

The official name of the Nazi party included the word "socialist." But that doesn't mean Hitler was a socialist.

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The dueling histories in the debate over ‘historic Palestine’

A New York Times illustration prompts a debate over when "Palestine' was created -- or whether it ever existed.

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Timeline: How the Wuhan lab-leak theory suddenly became credible

The possibility that the coronavirus emerged from a lab was quickly dismissed by scientists in early 2020. This timeline shows which events and scientific publications had an impact on changing minds.

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Republican leaders’ claim that the Jan. 6 commission bill would not allow GOP staff hires

The bill includes language requiring some deference to Republicans on staff hiring decisions.

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Biden’s claim that his ‘great-grandpop’ was a coal miner

The president's incorrect statement that his great-grandfather was a coal miner reminded readers of the 1988 scandal that sank Biden's first presidential campaign.

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Rep. Omar’s off-kilter comparison of defense and health-care spending

The Minnesota Democrat suggested more was being spent on the military than health-care. But actually, it's the opposite.

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Fact-checking the Paul-Fauci flap over Wuhan lab funding

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) challenged Anthony S. Fauci over whether the U.S. government funded dangerous research in China. Here’s what they were talking about.

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McCarthy leadership PAC made payments to Luntz firm

The House minority leader cited his longtime friendship with pollster Frank Luntz when defending his rental of an apartment, but there was also a business relationship, FEC records show.

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This man says he’s related to Robert E. Lee. There’s no evidence.

Robert W. Lee IV says he's the great-great-great-great nephew of the Confederate general. But historical records dispute that.

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A refresher for Kevin McCarthy on people doubting Biden’s victory

The House GOP leader said Republicans no longer question the legitimacy of President Biden's victory in November.

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