Ninety-three percent of U.S. households with residents considered their neighborhood to be safe, according to 2003 Census data. Source: Census Bureau
The AFL-CIO is running a print ad this week arguing that "the House bill gets it right" on health care. The Senate bill? Not so much, says the labor federation. […]
The American Future Fund, a conservative advocacy group, has released a new ad that uses the H1N1 vaccine as the crux of its argument against health care overhaul legislation. The […]
The claim that the House bill would amount to "government-run health care" suffered a blow last week, when the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the so-called "public plan" in the […]
Americans consumed 23.8 pounds of candy per capita in 2008. Source: Census Bureau
Q: Did President Obama declare a national state of emergency because of H1N1?
A: Yes, but claims that this is an effort to instill panic in the American population show a misunderstanding of what such a declaration actually means.
The World Series began as a best-of-9 championship in 1903, but was changed to a best-of-7 in 1905. It reverted to a best-of-9 briefly, in 1919-1921. Source: MLB.com
In a 2008 survey of teenagers on their cell phone use, 42 percent of respondents said they could text while blindfolded or without looking at the keypad. Source: Harris Interactive
This week, readers sent us comments on cap and trade, "Obama phones" and insurance coverage for abortions. In the FactCheck Mailbag we feature some of the e-mail we receive. Readers […]
The first words stored on a hard drive were: "This has been a day of solid achievement." Source: Computerworld