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Editor Imposed Fact-Checking 'Quota' on Bachmann

Minnesota Rep. made 'statements that just didn't add up'

(Newser) - A scary factoid from the world of fact-checking: Michele Bachmann made so many dicey claims during this year's primary season that listing them all would "overload" a debate story, said AP editor Jim Drinkard. "We had to have a self-imposed Michele Bachmann quota in some of those... More »

One of Louis Armstrong's Final Concerts Made Public

He performed for National Press Club in 1971

(Newser) - One of the final live performances by Louis Armstrong will be released to the public for the first time. The recording is of a concert on January 28, 1971, at the National Press Club in Washington. The legendary trumpeter was a featured act at the concert, held less than six... More »

Tea Party Honcho Needs to Bone Up on US History

Dick Armey gets Federalist Papers backward

(Newser) - “The small-government conservative movement,” asserts Dick Armey, “is about the principles of liberty as embodied in the Constitution, the understanding of which is fleshed out if you read things like the Federalist Papers.” The tea party honcho and former House majority leader was, of course, trying... More »

AP Wants Cred for 'Hope' Photo

Company demands credit and compensation for unauthorized alteration of AP photo

(Newser) - The Associated Press hold the copyright on the photograph used to create the iconic "Hope" portrait of Barack Obama and is demanding compensation and credit, reports Wired. Artist Shepard Fairey, who has rocketed to fame because of his multi-colored poster, is defending his unauthorized modification of the photo... More »

Cheney Apologizes for Incest Joke

West Virginians furious

(Newser) - Vice President Dick Cheney has been forced to apologize for a derogatory incest joke about West Virginians. Cheney, speaking about his distant blood relationship to Barack Obama, quipped to the National Press Club: "I had Cheneys on both sides of the family, and we don't even live in West... More »

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