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Politics Fact-checking the fifth Democratic debate in Atlanta

05:36  21 november  2019
05:36  21 november  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

Here is who made the November debate stage

  Here is who made the November debate stage Ten Democratic presidential candidates have qualified for the November debate, the Democratic National Committee announced on Thursday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The most notable candidate to miss this month's debate will be Julián Castro, the former Housing and Urban Development secretary, who did not receive a single poll that moved him closer to reaching the committee's polling threshold.Former Rep.

NBC News is fact checking Democratic candidates' claims at the November 20, 2019, debate hosted by MSNBC and WaPo. Here's the latest for the 2020 Ten candidates took the stage Wednesday for the fifth Democratic presidential primary debate in Atlanta , a matchup hosted by MSNBC and The

MSNBC aired the fifth Democratic presidential debate on Feb. Not every statement could be easily fact - checked , but following is a list of 12 suspicious or interesting claims. As is our practice, we do not award Pinocchios when we do a roundup of facts in debates .

Ten candidates took the stage Wednesday for the fifth Democratic presidential primary debate in Atlanta, a matchup hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post.

Image: Ten candidates took the stage in a Democratic presidential debate hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post in Atlanta on Wednesday night.© Chelsea Stahl Image: Ten candidates took the stage in a Democratic presidential debate hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post in Atlanta on Wednesday night.

This debate is expected to find South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg getting front-runner treatment, and takes place amid the unfolding impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. As always, we'll be fact-checking White House hopefuls in real time.

Check back for the latest fact checks and visit our live blog of all the latest.

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Ten Democrats will take the stage in Atlanta for the fifth debate of the 2020 presidential primary. The debate , hosted by The Washington Post and MSNBC, is scheduled to run from 9 to 11 p.m. on Nov. 20. It features a slightly smaller lineup after fewer candidates met qualification requirements set by the

Does the math behind Elizabeth Warren's 2-cent wealth tax add up?

"I have proposed a 2-cent wealth tax," Warren said on Wednesday night. "Your first 50 billion is free and clear — but your 50 billionth and first dollar, you gotta pitch in 2 cents, and when you hit a billion dollars, you gotta pitch in a few pennies more."

First, Warren misspoke here in the first part of her wealth tax plan. She meant to say "the first $50 million," not $50 billion. We know because it's how Warren's been pitching her wealth tax for weeks — your first 50 million dollars are "free and clear," but once you hit 50 million and one dollar, a wealth tax of 2 cents kicks in.

It sounds simple, right?

Well, it's not really. Yes, the tax is 2 cents on the dollar of assets over $50 million and 6 cents of every dollar over $1 billion. (She recently hiked that top bracket from 3 cents on every dollar above a billion to 6 cents, to pay for her health care plan.)

Debate crowd erupts in laughs as Sanders chimes in 'I wrote the damn bill' on Medicare for All

  Debate crowd erupts in laughs as Sanders chimes in 'I wrote the damn bill' on Medicare for All Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) scored the first laugh of the fifth Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday by dredging up an old line: "I wrote the damn bill."Sanders first made the quip - a reference to his signature Medicare-for-All legislation - during the second Democratic primary debate in July after one of his rivals, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), suggested that the Vermont senator was unaware of what the single-payer health care proposal actually entailed.Since then, Sanders has capitalized on that phrase, repeating it at times during public appearances and even selling campaign merchandise emblazoned with the slogan.

Ten of the Democratic presidential primary candidates take the stage on Wednesday in Georgia for the fifth Democratic debate of the 2020 campaign. Watch CBSN Live. Democrats face off in presidential primary debate in Atlanta today - live updates.

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But, this tax is applied annually, so it would keep wealth from growing in many cases and act like an income tax in many ways. Wealthy investors with assets seeing a 6 percent return annually, for instance, would essentially see a 100 percent tax on those assets.

It may sound like pennies, but the dollars add up big time: Two economists who advised Warren estimated recently that if her wealth tax had been in effect since 1982, Bill Gates' wealth would be a fraction of what it is now.

Did Donald Trump admit to diverting charity money from veterans, as Pete Buttigieg said?

"The president had to confess in writing, in court, to illegally diverting charitable contributions that were supposed to go to veterans," Buttigieg said Wednesday night, responding to a question about impeaching President Donald Trump.

This is true. The president did admit to illegally misusing the Trump Foundation — in particular the $2.8 million raised for veterans in an event in Iowa days before the 2016 caucuses — in a court filing. Those dollars were controlled and disbursed by Trump's campaign staff at campaign events, instead of being overseen by the Foundation. The money was eventually donated to charitable causes.

MSNBC's Democratic debate was the least-watched so far .
Wednesday's Democratic debate, the fifth this year, was the least-watched debate of this election cycle. The ratings for MSNBC were down more than 20% from last month's match-up on CNN.Wednesday's Democratic debate, the fifth this year, was the least-watched debate of this election cycle. The ratings for MSNBC were down more than 20% from last month's match-up on CNN.

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