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Cantor earns Pants on Fire for World of Warcraft

By Sean Gorman
Published on Friday, February 22nd, 2013 at 11:24 a.m.

House Majority Leader Cantor says Washington’s spending habits are so bad that they’ve entered the realm of fantasy.

"The National Science Foundation spent $1.2 million paying seniors to play World of Warcraft to study the impact it had on their brain," Cantor, R-7th, claimed in a Feb. 19 news release identifying examples of what he said are wasteful spending.

PolitiFact Virginia plunged into the depths of Azeroth to investigate his claim and found his backpack was empty. Pants on Fire!

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