Gotta Watch: The sky is falling
NASA graphic of the UAR satellite
September 23rd, 2011
09:30 AM ET

Gotta Watch: The sky is falling

NASA has announced that it expects a defunct satellite to tumble to Earth today, but scientists can't say exactly when or where. That's got some people worried. This isn't the first time that space junk has fallen from the sky, though. Gotta Watch brings you some of our favorites.
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Gotta Watch: Bear bonanza
A father and son have a very close encounter with a bear in Virginia.
September 21st, 2011
12:33 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Bear bonanza

There may not be any lions and tigers, but today's bear videos will make you say, "oh my!" From a father and son who venture too close to a wild bear to a real-life version of "Kung Fu Panda," Gotta Watch features some of our most intriguing videos about bears.
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Gotta Watch: They caught what?
A father and son on a fishing trip spot a fawn and it's all caught on tape.
September 16th, 2011
11:34 AM ET

Gotta Watch: They caught what?

Fishermen may sometimes tell tall tales about the enormous fish that got away, but you've never seen anything like this. These people really did get the catch of a lifetime - and got it all on tape. From animals that shouldn't even be in the water to 40-ton "catches," you've got to watch these unbelievable fishing videos.
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March 12th, 2010
02:16 PM ET

Are states able to overrule the federal health care guidelines?

Lawmakers in many states are trying to make it illegal to mandate that everyone buy health insurance - one of the key parts of the Democrats' health care reform efforts in Washington.In Kansas, lawmakers filed a resolution this week that aims to alter the state constitution to do so. State Sen. Mary Pilcher Cook, a co-sponsor of the legislation says, "States have a duty to protect their citizens' liberty."Could these proposed amendments affect health care reform in the nation's capital?

Fact Check: Can state governments overrule federal regulations on health care?

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March 12th, 2010
10:48 AM ET

Do more than five dozen nations not recognize Isreal?

On CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS," King Abdullah II of Jordan said that the only viable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a two-state solution. "Fifty-seven nations, a third of the United Nations, do not recognize Israel today," he said. "So, they're isolated in the neighborhood and further afield."

Fact Check: Are there really 57 nations that do not recognize Israel?

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March 12th, 2010
09:20 AM ET

How many political independents are there?

John Avlon, author of "Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America," railed on CNN against partisans on the far right and far left "that are always trying to divide rather than unite us."

He said on CNN's "American Morning" on Friday that "they really have developed a disproportionate influence over our politics that ends up drowning out most folks in the middle." He continued, "If independents could realize that there are more independents than Democrats or Republicans, I think we could help bring politics back to the center."

Fact Check: Are there more independent voters than Democrats or Republicans? How do they influence elections?

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March 11th, 2010
07:07 PM ET

U.S. exports: How the U.S. stacks up on what we ship out

President Obama has announced an ambitious goal to double exports in the next five years. He appeared Thursday before the Export-Import Bank's annual conference to lay out some details. 

"We remain the number one exporter of goods and services in the world. But we shouldn't be satisfied with being number one," he said. "When other markets are growing, and other nations are competing, we need to get even better."
 
Fact Check: Is the United States the No. 1 exporter of goods and services in the world?

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March 9th, 2010
01:49 PM ET

What is the status of the 'doc fix?'

President Barack Obama's health care plan has drawn criticism for failing to address rising costs. The administration says the Senate bill would reduce the budget deficit. But Republicans like Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, said at the health care summit that those estimates are based on "a bill that is full of gimmicks and smoke and mirrors." Ryan says the so-called doc fix is "the most cynical gimmick" in the bill.

The doc fix prevents a large reduction in annual federal Medicare fees for doctors. Ryan says, "It was in the first iteration of all of these bills, but because it was a big price tag and it made the score look bad ... that provision was taken out." Instead, it was put into a stand-alone bill.

"Hiding spending does not reduce spending," he says.

Fact Check: What is the status of the 'doc fix?'
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