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The 5 craziest conspiracy theories on bin Laden’s death

With word of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden’s death whipping up celebrations across America, another cross-section of people are doing their best to convince the public that it’s simply not true. While it is the case that the U.S. government has not yet released photos of bin Laden’s body —…

RNC chairman denies he ever repudiated ‘birthers’

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus gave an interview to US News & World Report in which he appeared to push back against Donald Trump and the so-called “birthers” — then later said the report describing his remarks was “inaccurate.” Priebus was paraphrased as telling the conspiracy theorists who believe…

Beck wants host who called for Bush’s indictment to replace him

Shortly after right-wing conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck announced plans to step away from his on-air role on Fox News, Fox Business’s libertarian host Judge Napolitano invited him on to chat about what’s next. Instead of the typical Beck conspiracy narrative, they both took the opportunity to hurl a few rather…

Glenn Beck’s Fox News show ending ‘later this year’

Conservative conspiracy host Glenn Beck announced plans Wednesday to “transition off” his Fox News program in favor of a realigned agreement between Fox and his production company, Mercury Radio Arts. The deal will see Beck’s company designing unspecified new media for the Fox News Channel and other Fox online properties,…

Syria leader dashes hopes of fast end to emergency rule

DAMASCUS – President Bashar al-Assad Wednesday blamed conspirators for unrest sweeping Syria and dashed hopes of an end to decades of emergency rule in his first speech since protests erupted two weeks ago. In a highly anticipated address to parliament that lasted almost an hour, Assad warned Syria’s “enemies” were…

Alaska militia members allegedly plotted to ‘kidnap or kill’ judge, police

Five members or associates of a militia group were arrested in Fairbanks, Alaska Thursday in connection with a plot to kidnap or kill state trooper and judges. Francis “Schaeffer” Cox, Lonnie Vernon, Karen Vernon, Coleman Barney and Michael Anderson were all charged with conspiracy to conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy…

Napolitano warns of ‘heightened’ terror threat

WASHINGTON — The United States is facing “heightened” threats of attacks from extremists, possibly the highest since the attacks of September 11, 2001, the head of US homeland security told lawmakers Wednesday. “There is no question that we have made many important strides in securing our country from terrorism since…

78-year-old woman gets death threats after Beck shouts conspiracy

A 78-year-old professor from New York became the target of death threats after Fox News conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck began castigating her as the source of what he called a communist plot to destroy America. Prof. Frances Fox Piven, who’s long taught sociology at the City University of New York…

WikiLeaks being ‘exploited to spread conspiracy theories,’ Jewish group claims

The release of thousands of US diplomatic cables by the secrets outlet WikiLeaks has unintentionally led to the proliferation of anti-Israel conspiracy theories, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The ADL said that conspiracy theories linking Israel to WikiLeaks have circulated through online publications, where it has been suggested that…

Former GOP congressman predicts new Sedition Act

Desire to stop secrets outlet WikiLeaks from disclosing more US documents could lead to a new Sedition Act, according to former Rep. Bob Barr (R-GA). Try as they might, US officials will not be able to convict WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange under current laws and will resort to passing new…

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