Category Archives: Political Myths

Setting the Record Straight on Obama’s Record

Political Myth: According to PolitiFact.com, President Obama has kept only 37% of his campaign promises. Reality: That’s not the whole story Explanation PolitiFact.com is generally a reliable source of information when it comes to determining the accuracy of a claim made in … Continue reading

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A Few Gaffes That Never Actually Happened

Political Myth: During the 2008 Presidential campaign, Sarah Palin said “I can see Russia from my house.” Reality: That phrase was actually uttered by Tina Fey, who was imitating Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live.  While we make no guarantees as to how long … Continue reading

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The United States Isn’t Going To Adopt Sharia Law Any Time Soon.

Political Myth: There is an imminent danger that “Sharia Law” will be adopted by courts in the United States. Reality: Not even remotely likely. Explanation It was 1531, and King Henry VIII of England wanted the Convocation of the Clergy to declare him … Continue reading

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Members Of Congress Have Really Good Healthcare, But Not “Free Healthcare.”

Political Myth: Members of Congress, unlike the rest of us, get free healthcare. Reality: They have a good healthcare plan, but they pay for it. Explanation For an annual fee of $503, members of Congress can recieve primary healthcare from the Office … Continue reading

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Polling Results Within the “Margin Of Error” Are Not a “Statistical Tie.”

Political Myth: If the difference between two candidates’ polling numbers is less than the “margin of error” for the poll, then it’s a “statistical tie.” Reality: Even if the results are “within the margin of error,” the candidate with higher polling numbers … Continue reading

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Debunking the Myths About Marijuana

Although Marijuana is a “Schedule I Controlled Substance” under the Controlled Substances Act, meaning that it is forbidden by federal law to manufacture, distribute, or dispense, or possess with intent to manufacture, distribute, or dispense it, sixteen U.S. states and … Continue reading

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If You Don’t Think Members Of Congress Should Get Better Retirement Benefits Than Any Other Federal Employee, We Have Good News For You.

Political Myth: Members of Congress, unlike other federal workers, do not have to pay Social Security taxes, and they get a pension of $174,000 for life upon retirement. Reality: Members of Congress receive essentially the same retirement benefits as other federal workers.  Like … Continue reading

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