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AP editor: There wasn’t enough time and space to debunk Bachmann lies

An editor for the Associated Press said in a panel discussion on Wednesday that during coverage of the Republican primaries, fact-checkers for the organization would have to limit themselves to a “quota” of misstatements by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) during debates. According to the Washington Post, the AP’s Jim Drinkard…

iPad thieves arrested after high-speed chase and crash into media van

Three suspects are in custody after an attempt to steal a San Francisco woman’s iPad led to a high speed chase that ended in a spectacular crash. The three men plowed their silver Mercedes SUV into a Mazda minivan less than a mile from the scene of the theft, injuring…

Pro-choice group buys clinic of slain abortion doctor

The Trust Women Foundation, an abortion and reproductive rights advocacy group, is reopening the clinic of murdered physician Dr. George Tiller, who was killed by an anti-abortion extremist in 2009. According to the Wichita Eagle, Trust Women filed documents with the Kansas Secretary of State’s office indicating that the foundation…

Colbert: Coming bacon shortage is ‘creeping Sharia law’

On Wednesday night’s edition of the Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert warned that the rumored looming shortage of pork and bacon could well be part of an Islamic plot, which is ultimately part of President Barack Obama’s plan to turn the United States of America into the Ottoman Empire. Agricultural…

Science warns that your voting choices may be completely irrational

Are you voting for the more attractive candidate to represent your district in Congress?  Are you backing Barack Obama for president because you prefer the sound of his voice to that of Mitt Romney’s?  According to an article in Scientific American, you may not think you are, but issues of…

Study shows women use contraception to control lives, complete education and achieve goals

A recent study by the reproductive health and rights group the Guttmacher Institute confirms what many people have long known and suspected, that access to contraception helps women better care for themselves and their families, complete their education and achieve economic security and stability. The study, titled “Reasons for Using…

Name-calling begins as reported rift opens between ‘Stench’ Romney and ‘Gilligan’ Ryan

(UPDATE: According to a piece at BuzzFeed and a recently added disclaimer at Politico, Roger Simon, the author of “Paul Ryan vs. The Stench” intended the column as a work of satire.  To wit:  [Author’s note: Jonathan Swift did not really want Irish people to sell their children for food…

Colbert: Romney supporters beginning to cycle through ’5 stages of grief’

On Tuesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed the steadily worsening prospects of former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s bid for the presidency. A new poll in the National Journal shows that President Barack Obama leads Romney in the polls by 7 points, garnering 50 percent of…

Report claims you can die of a broken heart

A report that aired on Monday night on “NBC Nightly News” claims that a broken heart is a medical syndrome that can be as lethal as a heart attack or a stroke. Most people have watched a relative or friend pass away not long after the death of a loved…

Ralph Reed group mailer asks if Obama is worse than the Nazis, Communists or U.S. Civil War

The Faith and Freedom Coalition (FFC), a group helmed by former Christian coalition leader and disgraced Jack Abramoff cohort Ralph Reed, has sent out a mail-in questionnaire asking recipients whether President Barack Obama is a bigger threat to America than the Nazis, the Communists or the “American Civil War.” The…

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