CLAIM: President Donald Trump had to “confess” to “illegally diverting charitable contributions that were supposed to go to veterans.” VERDICT: False. The money did go to veterans. South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg claimed at Wednesday night’s Democrat debate that President Donald Trump ought to have left office after having to “confess, in writing, in court, to illegally diverting charitable contributions that were supposed to go to veterans.”Buttigieg misstated the finding of the court. The issue was that the money, which Trump raised in January 2016 at an event for veterans (in lieu of attending the Iowa caucuses debate), was distributed by the Trump campaign rather than the Trump Foundation. As National Public Radio reported, “Justice Saliann Scarpulla says the funds did eventually reach charity organizations supporting veterans.” New York Attorney General Letitia James wanted the court to impose a higher penalty, … [Read more...] about Fact Check: No, Trump Did Not Divert Money ‘Supposed to Go to Veterans’
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close Video Kurtz: 2020 candidates didn't break any new ground on policy 'MediaBuzz' host Howard Kurtz breaks down the 2020 Democratic debate. After a day of impeachment hearings with some devastating developments for President Trump, the fifth Democratic debate opened Wednesday night in Atlanta with everyone seeming a bit more nervous than usual, but then quickly settled into candidates delivering their respective campaign messages. While many expected the debate to focus attacks on the front runners – including the newly minted member of the club, South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg – that didn’t happen. However, Sen. Kamala Harris of California delivered a prosecutorial dissection of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii that was the attack everyone will remember, after the latter criticized the Democratic Party and Harris brought the receipts that Gabbard was never really a member of it. RISING BUTTIGIEG FENDS OFF ATTACKS, TAKES ON FAR-LEFT FLANK AT DEM … [Read more...] about Mary Anne Marsh: Fifth Democratic debate’s big winners and surprising losers
London (CNN Business)Happy Wednesday. A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business' Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. The story of the retail industry has increasingly become about winners and losers. Walmart? By and large, they've been a winner. Others haven't been so lucky. Kohl's (KSS), for example, disappointed investors on Tuesday, highlighting how hard it is to engineer a turnaround amid pressure from Amazon, online brands and big box retailers. The company said sales at stores open at least a year grew an anemic 0.4% during its most recent quarter, my CNN Business colleague Nathaniel Meyersohn reports. Profit fell 24% compared to one year ago, and the retailer slashed its outlook heading into the all-important holiday shopping season. The rub: That's despite makeover efforts by CEO Michelle Gass, who has shrunk the size of some stores and rented out extra space to companies like Aldi and Planet Fitness, while partnering with … [Read more...] about It’s a big week for retail. The stakes just got higher
The most ardent supporters of Proposition C, a San Francisco ballot measure aimed at slashing homelessness, celebrated their victory inside a Mission District nightclub Tuesday. Organizers of the Yes on C campaign threw a bash at Roccapulco to watch election results come in. An estimated 300 people packed the club to eat tacos, drink and show thanks to donors and volunteers. In the case of Prop. C, that included Salesforce chief Marc Benioff, who committed $7.9 million in personal and corporate money to the Yes on C campaign. Benioff, who watched the results from home with his family, tweeted: “Let the city come together in love for those who need it most!” after early returns showed the measure passing. Marion Wellington, who campaigned for the measure, said she believes Benioff’s involvement helped push the vote in its favor. Prop. C supporters Annie Dillon (left) and Sonja Lockhart watch for election results.Photo: Amy Osborne / Special to The Chronicle “I … [Read more...] about Prop. C backers, tech workers and homeless advocates, celebrate tax’s passage
Hands-down winner of last night’s general election TV debates was Nigel Farage: the only authentic politician, the only man willing or able to tell it like it is. He even gave a straight answer to an elephant trap of a question about what he did personally to save the environment:“I drive all over the country. I catch a lot of aeroplane flights every year. I am not a leading example.” That was while being cross-examined on ITV after the main debate in which only Boris and Corbyn took part. His performance on a BBC Question Time special with Fiona Bruce, though, was even better because it was punchier. It was just Farage, on his own, in front of a studio audience which — typical BBC — sounded as if it had been bussed in from a Labour Momentum meeting. One questioner effectively accused Farage of being a racist; another whiny female SJW creature contrived to take fake offence at the legal structure of Farage’s Brexit Party and just wouldn’t shut … [Read more...] about Delingpole: Neither Boris nor Corbyn Won the TV Debate. Nigel Farage Did.