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Why Are Medical Conspiracy Theories So Popular?

With the latest measles outbreak in New York City, more attention is being paid, finally, to the problem of anti-vaccination conspiracy theorists, who often have a prominent platform to spread their paranoid nonsense. But anti-vaccination paranoia is not the only medical conspiracy theory out there that might lead to people…

GOP lawmaker scheduled to take part in rally calling for Obama’s overthrow in ‘second American Revolution’

A Republican congressman is listed on the roster of right-wing cranks, conspiracy theorists and gun advocates who plan to rally next week to call for the overthrow of President Barack Obama. Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) is expected to join Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman for the planned Nov. 19 “Reclaim…

WikiLeaks’ ‘CableGate’ server up for auction on eBay

Server geeks and conspiracy theorists wanting to own a little piece of history have a shot at owning the actual server that was at the center of a political firestorm after WikiLeaks used it to release more than 250,000 secret U.S. embassy cables in…  …

White House: No contact yet from E.T.

WASHINGTON — In a galaxy, far, far away, there is a mathematical chance that alien life exists — but the White House says it has no evidence that extraterrestrials have ever tried to contact humans. In a blow to conspiracy theorists everywhere, a senior Barack Obama administration official also says…

Supreme Court rejects bid to disqualify Obama as president

WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court Monday slapped down a new bid seeking to show that Barack Obama was ineligible to be elected president of the United States in the 2008 White House race. The nation’s highest court refused to take up a case brought by three people “who claim…

Almost 10 years on, 9/11 conspiracy theories abound

For some Americans, the deaths of nearly 3,000 people was not the scariest thing about 9/11. It was realizing who carried out the attacks: yes, the American government. Defying countless official and non-governmental enquiries, media reporting, and often common sense, a significant number of people fervently disbelieve that Osama bin…

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