Mightier Than the Sword

Featured on Snopes today: The lowdown on the "$15,000 worth of pens" Nancy Pelosi supposedly used to sign the articles of impeachment, plus rumors that Poland has banned the building of mosques.

Published Jan 17, 2020

Rumor has it that U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi used $15,000 worth of ball-point pens in the ceremonial signing of articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump this week.

It’s not unusual for multiple pens to be used in such a ceremony, nor for those pens to be distributed as souvenirs to other lawmakers present, as was done in this case — in fact, it’s something of a tradition in Washington, D.C.

But did they really cost $15,000 of taxpayers’ money? We asked Speaker Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff about the price tag.

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