Fact-check: Democratic debate from Houston

Washington (CNN)Welcome to CNN’s fact check of the third Democratic presidential primary debate. We will be posting our checks of candidates’ claims as we complete them. Here are the facts. How many people would be covered under Biden’s health care plan Castro attacked Biden’s health care plan, saying “the problem with your plan is that it leaves 10 million uncovered.” Facts First: Castro is right. It’s not the first time a Democratic contender has criticized Biden’s plan. Harris made an issue of it on the debate stage in Detroit. Biden’s proposal — which builds on the Affordable Care Act by creating a government-backed health insurance option and increasing Obamacare’s federal subsidies — would insure more than an estimated 97% of …

WeWork has become poster child for everything wrong with tech unicorns

New York (CNN Business)WeWork was supposed to be one of the most high-profile Wall Street debuts of the year. Instead, it’s rapidly shaping up to be one of the most high-profile IPO debacles in recent memory. A spokesperson for WeWork declined to comment for this story, citing quiet period rules ahead of a public offering. WeWork is effectively fielding intense scrutiny and criticism less for being an anomaly in the tech industry than for the many ways it is a poster child for the worst excesses of other tech unicorns — the term used for private companies valued at $1 billion or more — going public this year. Like Uber (UBER), The We Company lost well over $1 billion in …

Trump Stirs The Pot With Bogus 2024 Campaign Poster And Twitter Users Flip Out

Donald Trump is really into his little joke about running for a third term in 2024. just a day earlier about extending his time in office: The president has a history of suggesting an extended stay in the Oval Office, including praised Chinese President Xi Jinping for his limitless term, saying “I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll give that a shot someday.” Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Debra Messing retweets post calling Ivanka, Jared ‘national security threats’

Actress Debra Messing retweets someone describing Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner as “national security threats.” @DebraMessing/Twitter “This is exactly right. It’s also why way more attention needs to be paid to Ivanka and Kushner, who are both national security threats,” she said in the post retweeted by Messing. Messing, a vociferous critic of the president, has received attention for recently calling on The Hollywood Reporter to publish the names of people attending a fundraiser for Trump. She also received criticism for praising a sign that called black Trump voters mentally ill — something for which she later apologized. Messing, on Tuesday, also retweeted conservative writer David Frum, who blasted national security officials for refusing to call out the president’s alleged incompetence. Original …

Boris Johnson had a torrid week. Now he’s fighting to take back control

London (CNN)On a visit to Scotland late last week, Boris Johnson lost control of a bull — which duly barged into a member of his security detail. And now, with options dwindling, Johnson is primed for another weeklong battle. Parliament returns Monday for a high-stakes final week before a lengthy recess begins, and with plenty of pressing matters on the docket. By Friday, the course of Brexit could be clearer — but the intervening period will be anything but calm. Early election or another rejection? The Prime Minister starts his week with a visit to Dublin, where he will meet his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar. Johnson will likely talk up the state of negotiations with the European Union and the …

Mick Jagger slams Trump over environmental policy

(CNN)Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger took on President Donald Trump’s environmental policies and slammed him for leaving the Paris climate agreement at the Venice Film Festival this weekend. In a sharp departure from former President Barack Obama, the Trump administration has attempted to remove many of the prior guardrails that were installed to limit greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to declaring its intention to leave the Paris agreement, the Trump administration has weakened fuel economy standards, replaced the Clean Power Plan and opened public lands and waters offshore to oil and gas drilling. Earlier on Saturday, hundreds of activists staged a sit-in at the Venice Film Festival’s red carpet to demand a ban on large cruise ships in Venice and …

South Carolina Republicans vote to skip 2020 primary

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN)The South Carolina Republican Party executive committee voted Saturday to skip a presidential primary in 2020, leaving an open path for President Donald Trump to win all of the Palmetto State’s delegates without competition. “President Trump and his administration have delivered for South Carolinians, and we look forward to ensuring that Republican candidates up and down the ballot are elected in 2020,” McKissick said. McKissick also said that this isn’t the first time that the state party has decided to do this — when former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush were running for reelection in 1984 and 2004, respectively, South Carolina did not hold a Republican primary. In addition, the state party points to the …

’60 Minutes Australia’ Slammed For Racist Meghan Markle Hit Piece

Meghan Markle is the victim of sexist and racist commentary from the media once again. “From adored to insufferable in less than a year. What went wrong for Meghan, and how it affects hubby Harry. … Inside a Royal crisis,” the tweet declares, “Can the ghost of The clip features known far-right bigot and self-proclaimed “Biggest Bitch in Britain” commentator Katie Hopkins saying that Meghan “wears bad clothes,” “is a no one” and is also “the biggest hypocrite there is.”  “60 mins Australia interviewed Katie Hopkins, a woman who is unquestionably racist and xenophobic, for this ‘story’ about the first black member of the Royal Family,” HuffPost and New York Magazine contributor Some suggested that the focus should instead be …

MPs ‘have time’ to block no-deal Brexit

He said: “One thing that I can say with some confidence is that there is a general view across the political spectrum… who do recognise that a no-deal Brexit was not what was voted for in 2016 [and] has no democratic mandate. “A move to rule out a no-deal Brexit is more likely to gain cross-party consensus and support than any more difficult alternatives.” But speaking on BBC One’s Andrew Marr show on Sunday, Michael Gove, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, refused to confirm the government would abide by legislation blocking a no-deal Brexit. Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption Antoinette Sandbach has been the Conservative MP for Eddisbury in Cheshire since 2015 Mr Johnson said on Friday …

New Zealand banning tourists from swimming with dolphins, claims visitors are ‘loving them too much’

That’s why New Zealand officials are banning tourism services that offer swims with dolphins, saying tourists are “loving them too much.” The Bay of Islands region — off the western coast of the country’s north island — has suffered a 66% decline in their bottle-nose dolphin population and a 65% increase in calf mortality rate, according to New Zealand’s Department of Conservation. At this point, only 19 bottle-nose dolphins are now regularly visiting the region. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Environmental authorities say they are shutting down all tourist-dolphin swimming operations in the region for three years, and restricting boat tours for dolphin watching to morning and early afternoon only — for just 20 minutes per trip, …

Plcido Domingo Gets Standing Ovation At Salzburg

Domingo and his co-stars in a concert of Verdi’s tragic opera “Luisa Miller” all shared in 10 minutes of applause at the end of the show ― but a standing ovation at the start of the show was for the 78-year-old opera legend alone. The singers walked out single file and the applause intensified as Domingo, second to last, appeared from behind the curtain, growing to a crescendo until most of the house was on its feet. The Domingo accusations have divided the opera world. Two U.S. opera houses immediately canceled planned appearances. European opera houses have so far confirmed engagements scheduled through November 2020, in what some see as an effort to slow a perceived rush to judgment in …

Florida Man Who Fatally Shot Black Man During Parking Dispute Found Guilty

Jurors in Clearwater, located roughly 25 miles west of Tampa, deliberated for six hours on Friday before announcing their verdict against Michael Drejka, 49, in the shooting death of Markeis McGlockton, Drejka’s attorneys reportedly plan to appeal the verdict after their client’s sentencing hearing, which has been scheduled for Oct. 10. He faces up to 30 years in prison. according to his girlfriend, Britany Jacobs. “I was scared,” Jacobs, 26, reportedly told the jury. “I didn’t know who this strange, suspicious man was.” Security video shows McGlockton leaving the store and shoving Drejka to the ground. Seconds later, Drejka shot McGlockton in the chest as he was backing away. Drejka “took the life of another human being without any legal justification,” Pinellas-Pasco …

Lindsey Graham To U.S. Consumers: ‘Accept The Pain’ Of Trump’s Trade War

Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) acknowledged on Sunday that the mounting trade war between the U.S. and China will hurt consumers, despite repeated assertions to the contrary from President “The Democrats for years have been claiming that China should be stood up to,” he said during an appearance on CBS’ “ The senator ― who has become a close ally of the president ― said that his South Carolina constituents would have to withstand “some” consequences of Trump’s escalating tariff battle, including a hike in consumer prices. Peter Navarro claimed on CNN’s “State of the Union” that that there has been “ Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the CPI crept upward by 0.3% in July, after rising by only 0.1% the previous …

Florida man found guilty of manslaughter in parking lot shooting that led to ‘Stand Your Ground’ trial

Clearwater, Florida (CNN)Michael Drejka, who fatally shot an unarmed man, Markeis McGlockton, last summer in Florida during a dispute over a handicapped-accessible parking spot, was found guilty of manslaughter Friday night. The judge sent the jury back to the deliberations room after rereading the instructions to them, and about a half hour later the jury announced it had a decision. McGlockton’s family wept at the verdict. Drejka at first had no reaction but then started wiping his face as the judge spoke to the jury. Defense attorneys rested their case earlier in the day after two expert witnesses testified about the defendant’s state of mind and his actions at the time of the controversial shooting. The court later instructed jurors …