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French Candidate Takes Flak for Comments on Jews in WWII

Marine Le Pen says France not to blame for mass arrest in Paris

(Newser) - Marine Le Pen has been accused in the past of being anti-Semitic, and her words over the weekend on a famous World War II raid didn't help put that allegation to bed. Per Reuters , the far-right French presidential contender spoke to media groups Sunday and referenced the Vel d'... More »

Runaways Bassist Responds to Joan Jett Rape Denial

Jackie Fuchs says she understands why Jett, other bystanders didn't take action

(Newser) - Jackie Fuchs' bombshell claim that she was brutally raped in 1975 by the Runaways' manager while bandmates Joan Jett, Cherie Currie, and a host of other people watched was met with immediate denials by both Jett —who said she "was not aware of this incident"—and Currie,... More »

Military Says bin Laden Book 'Just Not True'

Author Pfarrer counters that he 'has truth on my side'

(Newser) - Chuck Pfarrer’s book SEAL Target Geronimo, which purports to tell the real, hidden story of the Osama bin Laden raid, is blatantly false, military officials tells the AP —so much so that they’re not even bothering to investigate who might have talked with Pfarrer. “It’s... More »

Palin: Gore's Wrong! I'm Not a Denier...

...I just don't think humans are to blame for global warming

(Newser) - Sarah Palin says Al Gore was wrong to call her a climate change “denier,” even though she doesn’t think humans are “primarily responsible” for global warming. Asked about a Palin op-ed that called for President Obama to boycott the Copenhagen climate change summit, Gore replied, “... More »

Health Reform Could Mean More Treatment Denials

None of the current bills force insurers to actually treat patients

(Newser) - Health care reform would force insurers to accept everyone, even those with pre-existing conditions; but it wouldn’t actually force them to treat those patients. None of the reform bills pending on Capitol Hill would restrict insurers’ ability to deny procedures for their customers, the LA Times reports. In fact,... More »

Obama Rips Holocaust Deniers at Buchenwald

(Newser) - President Obama blasted Holocaust deniers today on a tour of a Nazi concentration camp, Reuters reports. At Buchenwald, Germany, the president called Holocaust denial “baseless, ignorant and hateful.” Obama did not mention Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by name, but after Iran's president called the Holocaust a "great deception" ... More »

Iranian Prez Dropped Holocaust Denial From UN Speech

Ahmadinejad had called it 'ambiguous and dubious'

(Newser) - It didn't stop a mass walkout, but Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad actually toned down the speech he gave at a UN racism conference yesterday, the UN said today, dropping language denying the reality of the Holocaust. In the original text of his speech, he said of Western nations: "Following... More »

Bishop Will 'Look Into' Holocaust Record

Williamson yield after d

(Newser) - Under pressure to recant his Holocaust denial, Bishop Richard Williamson promises to crack open the history books. “Historical evidence is at issue, not emotions," he told Der Spiegel. "And if I find this evidence, I will correct myself. But that will take time." Williamson said his... More »

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