Fact Checks

Bush Admin. Had a Plan To Create An Agency for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac In 2003-Truth!

An eRumor quoting a New York Times article from 2003 that claims the Bush administration had recommended the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing industry in a decade, A new agency would be created under the Department of the Treasury to assume supervision of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. The concept was met with opposition by the Congressional Democrats because at the time the lending agencies were not facing any kind of financial crisis.

News Article Said Vice President Biden's Weekend Trips Cost Taxpayers $1 Million Annually-Truth!

This is a forwarded email that contains what appears to be a news article that said that Vice President Joe Biden racked up $1 Million in weekend trips during his term, commuting from his Delaware home to our nation’s capital. The article also reported that the Vice President flew on Saturdays to play golf with President Obama at Andrews Air Force Base, at taxpayer expense.

Biblical Historian Says He Does Not Respect President Obama-Fiction!

This is a forwarded email that says Biblical historian David Barton was a guest on Charles Stanley’s In Touch Christian television program on the topic of “Is the United States a Christian Nation.” The email says that Barton said that although he respects the office of the President of the United States that he does not respect President Obama.

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Did ‘a Muslim Man’ Disrupt a Concert in the Netherlands?

Several versions of a story about a Muslim man who disrupted a concert in the Netherlands to invite Queen Beatrix of Holland to the Islamic faith. Some versions say that the man was the orchestra conductor and that all the members of the orchestra walked off the stage in a sign of solidarity.