U.S.-Mexico border isn't so dangerous - World news - Americas MEXICO CITY — It's one of the safest parts of America, and it's getting safer. It's the U.S.-Mexico border, and even as politicians say more federal troops are needed to fight rising violence, government data obtained by The Associated Press show it actually isn't so dangerous after all. Obama vs. Romney Presidential Debate Fact-Check Part 3: Who Lied? On a brisk spring evening in March 1882, Robert Koch walked into the library at the University of Berlin, and prepared to change the course of medicine for all time. There were about 100 men gathered in the room, the greatest scientists in Germany. Koch barely acknowledged them as he began his demonstration. He showed his test tubes and cultures. He explained how he had tested and retested his work. There was no grandstanding, no theater.
Fact-Checking Obama, Romney Ahead of Debates: Blue Truth, Red Truth No one would ever mistake the White House press briefing room for a courthouse or a confessional, so the blue curtains and official seal made an ironic backdrop this summer for President Obama’s impromptu homily on honesty in public life. “The truth of the matter is you can’t just make stuff up,” he told the scribblers who get paid to check his facts. “That’s one thing you learn as President of the United States. You get called in to account.” It was just what reporters wanted to hear, even if it was not exactly true. Veep Debate Violations Summary The Biden-Ryan debate was marked by some spirited claims that didn’t always match the facts. Ryan said Obama’s proposal to let tax rates rise for high-income individuals would “tax about 53 percent of small-business income.” Wrong.
Biden Vs. Ryan Vice Presidential Debate Fact-Check: Who Lied? The far-right Christian Patriarchy—brought to American audiences by the Duggar family—is on the verge of collapse after a series of alleged sex scandals involving the movement’s leaders. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have put many years and a lot of work into putting a smiling, nearly normal-seeming face on the extreme Christian right. The couple adheres to a fringe strain of fundamentalist Christianity dubbed the “Christian patriarchy” or sometimes the “Quiverfull” movement, and while there is a lot of internal diversity to the movement, they generally preach a combination of beliefs that run counter to mainstream America: absolute female submission, a ban on dating, homeschooling, a rejection of higher education for women, and shunning of contraception in favor of trying to have as many children as humanly possible. The strategy has been surprisingly effective, with Michelle Duggar being able to act like she’s just like any other reality TV star, giving sex tips and sharing recipes.
VP debate: Five big dubious claims from the Biden/Ryan showdown. Photograph by Saul Loeb/AFP/GettyImages. I've got five fingers on each of my hands, and five seriously questionable arguments advanced by the vice presidential contenders earlier tonight: 1. Joe Biden on unemployment: "We can and we will get it under 6 percent." I hope we can and I hope we will, but there's nothing the Obama-Biden administration has put on the table that would accomplish this on any reasonably short time frame. Indeed, even the White House's own claims about its American Jobs Act don't support a change on that scale.
Romney’s Clean Energy Whoppers Mitt Romney made numerous bogus claims in the Oct. 3 debate about the $90 billion in grants, guaranteed loans and tax breaks for energy projects in the stimulus bill: Romney falsely claimed “about half” of the clean-energy companies that received U.S.-backed loans “have gone out of business.” But 26 companies received loan guarantees under a loan program cited by Romney, and three of those have filed for bankruptcy. The three firms were approved for about 6 percent of the loan guarantees.Romney incorrectly claimed the “$90 billion in breaks to the green energy world” was provided “in one year.”
Mitt Romney says Barack Obama has 'doubled' the deficit During the first presidential debate in Denver, Mitt Romney took President Barack Obama to task for his record on the deficit. "The president said he’d cut the deficit in half," Romney said. "Unfortunately, he doubled it." We already ruled the first half of this statement True, noting that Obama said on Feb. 23, 2009, "Today I am pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office."
Romney distorts truth on green jobs Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, order food at a Wendy's restuarant in Richmond Heights, Ohio, on Tuesday. Romney boards his campaign plane in Bedford, Massachusetts. The Romney camp has decided to continue campaigning on Election Day. President Barack Obama gets emotional at his final campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, November 5, on the eve of the U.S. presidential election. Obama vs. Romney Presidential Debate Fact-Check: Who Lied? The second episode of Season 4 brought us another wedding ceremony for the ages, and ended with a bang. [Warning: SPOILERS] In retrospect, we really should have seen it coming. I am referring, of course, to the Big Shocking Plot Twist at the end of Sunday night’s episode of Game of Thrones.
Bill Clinton says TARP turned a profit The financial crisis of 2008 spawned some new terminology -- "too big to fail" and the Troubled Asset Relief Program. TARP, as it's more commonly known, is the $700 billion in government money set up to rescue banks such as Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Bank of America, and a host of other financial entities, big and not so big. There were dire predictions on TARP’s final cost to taxpayers. The Congressional Budget Office said it could top $350 billion.