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PolitiFact rates Jon Stewart’s remark about Fox News misinformation as ‘false’

The fact-checking website PolitiFact gave Jon Stewart a “false” rating on its Truth-O-Meter for claiming that Fox News viewers were consistently the most misinformed group of media consumers, but admitted Tuesday that a slew of readers had criticized their analysis. “Who are the most consistently misinformed media viewers?” Stewart, host…

Rick Santorum wonders if U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is eating shrooms

Former U.S. Senator and GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum blasted President Barack Obama and his administration during a campaign stop Monday night. The Des Moines Register reported Santorum took issue with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for advocating the use of civilian courts to try terrorist suspects. “Maybe he is…

Human retina protein can function as a magnetic sensor

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have discovered that a protein expressed in the human retina has the capability of sensing magnetic fields when placed into fruit flies. “It poses the question, ‘maybe we should rethink about this sixth sense,’” Steven Reppert, of the University of Massachusetts Medical…

The Secret To Great Secondary Education

Newsweek has released its list of America's best high schools, which reveal one startling key to a great high school: selectively screening all but the highest achieving children. This is not a lamentation on bias towards smart kids – that's pretty much the last problem you'd ever find with these…

Clinton backs Saudi women’s right to drive

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday publicly threw her support behind a campaign by Saudi women to lift a ban on female driving in the ultra conservative, oil-rich kingdom. “What these women are doing is brave, and what they are seeking is right,” Clinton said,…

Pro-gay lawmaker channels Gaga: ‘I’m a Republican — I was born that way’

Appearing at a gay rights rally Tuesday, Republican New York state Sen. Jim Alesi said that voting for marriage equality would be “the most important thing I think I can do in my 20-year career as a legislator.” “I’m a Republican — I was born that way,” Alesi said, referring…

Obama will ‘likely’ pull 10,000 troops from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama will “likely” withdraw about 10,000 US troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year, with half coming out this summer and the remainder leaving later in 2011, a senior US defense official said Tuesday. Another 20,000 troops, which formed part of a troop…

New AIDS guidelines target global discrimination of gays

GENEVA — The World Health Organisation published Tuesday new global guidelines for expanding AIDS treatment, focusing for the first time on homosexuals, who face discrimination in many countries. “If we do not pay major attention to the epidemic in key populations, we will not be able to eliminate HIV” —…

Bill would approve US role in Libya retroactively

WASHINGTON — Two top US senators on Tuesday introduced a bill that would retroactively support America’s military role in Libya, amid a raging debate over whether President Barack Obama flouted the law by not getting prior congressional approval. “I believe we will find a strong, bipartisan majority that is in…

Gingrich finance team quits as campaign faces $1 million debt

A comeback for Republican presidential candidate appeared less likely Tuesday as two more high level staffers reportedly departed with the campaign carrying at least $1 million in debt. Fundraising director Jody Thomas and fundraising consultant Mary Heitman both resigned, according to The Associated Press. The setback comes less than two…

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