Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Newsdome: Does the HPV vaccination cause mental retardation as Michele Bachmann claims?

Posted By on Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 11:39 AM

Michele Bachmann
>> Michele Bachmann is making the media rounds attacking Rick Perry for signing an executive order mandating that 12-year-old girls receive a HPV vaccination despite bypassing the legislature and putting young women at risk. Bachmann repeats a story of a girl "that suffered mental retardation as a result of that vaccine." But according to the CDC, out of the 35 million doses of the vaccine Gardisil, only 1498 reported "serious" adverse events and there's no reports of Gardasil causing mental retardation. Let's get an expert to weigh in—what do you say, Jenny McCarthy? (YouTube, CDC)

>> The Department of Justice is investigating whether eBay stole confidential information from Craigslist for its recently launched Classifieds section. eBay bought a $32-million minority stake in Craigslist in 2004 and now sits on its board of directors, where the theft is thought to have occurred. I'll go look at some Missed Connections to further research this breaking story. (the Wall Street Journal)

>> Republican Bob Turner won Anthony Weiner's former congressional seat last night, the district's first Republican congressman in 90 years. Ruh roh, not looking so good for Obama. Meanwhile, Weiner will be a first time father to a son, "little Weiner" if you will. Blame Page Six for that horrible name. (NY1, Mediaite)

>> Obama's support among Hispanic voters has dropped to 48 percent in a recent Gallup poll because the president has not come close to enacting promised immigration reform. The Hispanic population is an important demographic for democrats, just ask Gloria Estefan. (Gallup, NY Mag)

>> And finally: A record number of Americans, 96 percent of black people polled and 84 percent of white people polled, approve of interracial marriage, up from 70 percent of blacks and 44 percent of whites polled in 1992. Great news! Now with your approval, America, I'm going to go gay marry someone of another ethnicity! (Gallup)

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