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Fox News fact checks Sarah Palin’s ‘dollar conspiracy’

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In an speech to a Minnesota anti-abortion crowd last week, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin seemed to see a conspiracy in a decision to put “In God We Trust” on the edge — rather than the face — of new presidential dollar coins.

“She began her remarks with a puzzling commentary on the design of newly minted dollar coins,” Politico wrote. “Noting that there had been a lot of “change” of late, Palin recalled a recent conversation with a friend about how the phrase “In God We Trust” had been moved to the edge of the new coins.

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“Who calls a shot like that?” she inquired. “Who makes a decision like that?”

“It’s a disturbing trend,” she added.

Turns out, the decision was made by former Republican President George W. Bush, and approved in 2005.

Raw Story was the first to note Palin’s “conspiracy theory” Monday. The story then traveled to the Huffington Post, and then to — of all places — Fox News.

And Fox fact-checked Palin’s claim. In the clip below, Fox’s Brett Baier notes that the decision to put the godly phrase on the side of the coin was made under a Republican administration, and not reversed until 2007 — with the support of Democrats in Congress.

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Buffalo cops dispute mass resignation was in solidarity with suspended officers who shoved elderly man: report

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In an exclusive report with WKBW, two police officers who were part the Buffalo Police Department’s Emergency Response Team disputed reports that all of the officers resigned in support of two of the colleagues who were suspended and may face criminal charges for shoving a peaceful 75-year-old protester to the ground where he was severely injured.

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GOP scrambling to find delegates willing to attend Trump’s convention after he bailed on North Carolina: report

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On Saturday, The New York Times reported that Republicans are struggling to find delegates to attend the GOP convention.

"Adding to the uncertainty surrounding the convention is the trepidation delegates are feeling about attending a crowded gathering," reported Annie Karni and Maggie Haberman. "Already, states like Indiana are having difficulty filling both their delegate and alternate spots. Many convention delegates are over 60 and therefore more vulnerable to the virus."

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Jim Cramer: Coronavirus pandemic triggered ‘one of the greatest wealth transfers in history’

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CNBC's Jim Cramer said Thursday that that coronavirus pandemic has triggered "one of the greatest wealth transfers in history."

The remark from the network's "Mad Money" host came amid "ominous" economic data but a rebounding stock market.

"How can the market rebound without the economy? Because the market doesn't represent the economy; it represents the future of big business," said Cramer. "The bigger the business, the more it moves the major averages."

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