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How The New York Times Will Fact-Check the Debate

nytimes.com – Carolyn Ryan – Sep 26, 12:13 PM – With clashes over truth, lies and exaggerations dominating the prelude to the first presidential debate, The New York Times has assembled a team of 17 fact-checkers for Monday night, drawing on the expertise of some of our most seasoned reporters.
Damon Darlin✒️ RT @Neil_Irwin: Get your debate night fact-checking right here. There are 18 of us on deck at the Times. t.co/LNSQ4imPp5 t.co/3MfmW7wEGK
Conor Dougherty RT @ceciliakang: The New York Times Will Have 18 Reporters/Subject Experts Fact-Checking the Debate t.co/sZNE2OvEZz
ceciliakang The New York Times Will Have 18 Reporters/Subject Experts Fact-Checking the Debate t.co/sZNE2OvEZz
Tom Jolly The New York Times has 18 fact-checkers watching the debate t.co/sayR4hh8Il
Patrick LaForge RT @EricLiptonNYT: NYT Fact Checking Squad For Tonight's Debate: 18 subject matter experts. Ready to shoot holes in hot-air balloons. t.co/go694C6QQQ
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Disney Working With Adviser on Potential Twitter Bid

Bloomberg.com – Sep 26, 10:48 AM
Bloomberg Disney is working with an adviser to evaluate a potential bid for Twitter, sources say t.co/SjletE7KK7 t.co/XgiUQi8Op6
Margaret Sullivan RT @business: Disney is working with an adviser to evaluate a potential bid for Twitter, sources say t.co/29m6GOSVHR t.co/zfkhwALzFp
ceciliakang RT @sherman4949: Scoop - Disney is working with an adviser on Twitter. Salesforce hired Bank of America: t.co/xAUHEoseFl
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Disney Working With Adviser on Potential Twitter Bid

Bloomberg.com – Alex Sherman – Sep 26, 10:48 AM – The Walt Disney Co. is working with a financial adviser to evaluate a possible bid for Twitter Inc., according to people familiar with the matter. After receiving some inbound interest, Twitter started a process to evaluate a potential sale.
Nanjira RT @harrymccracken: I have no insight to add to Twitter/Disney rumor, just wanted to tweet this image. t.co/AnwWiqziSl t.co/zbjYq3F00G
Sandy Sugawara Disney is working with an adviser on a potential Twitter bid t.co/KWTnIxw8Lf via @markets
Sarah Frier Microsoft was approached by Twitter's bankers to evaluate a bid, but wasn't interested, @dinabass sources say t.co/2w0GHitlY5
Rob Enderle That's sure fix the twitter bullies, Disney would clean Twitter up really fast... t.co/551QhEKJCF
Jennifer 8. Lee Both Jack Dorsey, Sheryl Sandberg are on Disney board, which could make more interesting acquisition discussions. t.co/8A17HsDnog
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Fact-Checking the First Debate Live

nytimes.com – Sep 26, 6:21 PM – • Hillary Clinton on Donald Trump's tax plan: Mrs. Clinton said that Mr. Trump's tax plan would increase the federal debt by “over $5 trillion,” and that it would penalize middle-income families. The conservative Tax Foundation…
Ryan Sarver .@nytimes: Our Fact Checks of the First Debate t.co/hO9ABvrXHV
Nicole Perlroth RT @felicitybarr: NY Times fact check, swift and satisfying. // Our Fact Checks of the First Debate t.co/L3zoouhtKq
Ellen Barry RT @jswatz: This instant fact check on the debate by NYT whizzes is a thing of beauty: smart, sober and strong. t.co/OYdnZnE94Y
Patrick LaForge RT @jswatz: This instant fact check on the debate by NYT whizzes is a thing of beauty: smart, sober and strong. t.co/OYdnZnE94Y
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The first debate featured an unprepared man repeatedly shouting over a highly prepared woman

Vox.com – Ezra Klein – Sep 26, 8:47 PM – The first presidential debate featured a man who didn't know what he was talking about repeatedly shouting over a woman who was extraordinarily prepared. The debate was a collision between Donald Trump's politics of dominance and Hillary Clinton's…
Jackie Reses RT @ezraklein: The first debate featured an unprepared man repeatedly shouting over a highly prepared woman: t.co/p6tkZ7pA7q
Farhad Manjoo RT @altonwang: The first debate featured an unprepared man repeatedly shouting over a highly prepared woman #Debates2016 t.co/fJ2yi8iPkl
julie hanna RT @ezraklein: The first debate featured an unprepared man repeatedly shouting over a highly prepared woman: t.co/p6tkZ7pA7q
Ezra Klein Reading Trump's answers in text form is a really bizarre experience: t.co/p6tkZ7pA7q t.co/cje7gGodYl
Kathy Savitt RT @ezraklein: The first debate featured an unprepared man repeatedly shouting over a highly prepared woman: t.co/p6tkZ7pA7q
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In 2002, Donald Trump Said He Supported Invading Iraq

BuzzFeed – For months, Donald Trump has claimed that he opposed the Iraq War before the invasion began — as an example of his great judgment on foreign policy issues. But in a 2002 interview with Howard Stern, Donald Trump said he supported an Iraq…
Farhad Manjoo RT @igorvolsky: Here is the audio of Donald Trump telling Howard Stern he supported the Iraq war in 2002: t.co/LQYf5UqKaZ
Ben Smith RT @igorvolsky: Here is the audio of Donald Trump telling Howard Stern he supported the Iraq war in 2002: t.co/LQYf5UqKaZ
David Leonhardt RT @igorvolsky: Here is the audio of Donald Trump telling Howard Stern he supported the Iraq war in 2002: t.co/LQYf5UqKaZ
Jim Prosser 😐 RT @JustinWolfers: The record shows that Trump was in support of the war in Iraq. t.co/zgfh1BOCBY t.co/q5GoP2mjWa
Laura J. Nelson RT @lizzieohreally: Here is the 2002 audio of Trump supporting the Iraq war: t.co/FXL9km4QhI
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Trump directed $2.3 million owed to him to his charity instead

washingtonpost.com – Sep 26 – Donald Trump's charitable foundation has received approximately $2.3 million from companies that owed money to Trump or one of his businesses but were instructed to pay Trump's tax-exempt foundation instead, according to people familiar with the…
Farhad Manjoo RT @ktumulty: Trump campaign won't say if he paid taxes on nearly $2m in income diverted to his charity, by @Fahrenthold t.co/VZADANR5Jc
Peter Eavis RT @bterris: Trump team: I challenge you to prove this thing. @Fahrenthold: Ok, here's some proof. Trump team: no, another one t.co/H2tacU8S4h
Maggie Haberman RT @thamburger: Trump campaign won't say if he paid taxes on nearly $2m in income diverted to his charity, by @Fahrenthold t.co/tiFdq1Pvx9
Thomas Roessler RT @ClaraJeffery: The only way Trump can prove he paid taxes on these funds-$1.9M- is to release his tax returns. t.co/JZoFDkWJ7g
Danielle Ivory A worthwhile read, and out just in time for #debatenight t.co/WQQ7SXuDrB
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Disney Working With Adviser on Potential Twitter Bid

Bloomberg.com – Sep 26, 10:48 AM
Jessica Guynn RT @selenalarson: I can show you the world Tweets, RTs, and mentionnnnns Tell me princess now when did you last get harassed online? t.co/VRi9PwjYVW
Farhad Manjoo RT @BloombergTV: JUST IN: Disney is working with a financial adviser on a potential Twitter bid t.co/OqrnijvW9R t.co/RYbAIzmKn0
Jeffrey Cane Looking forward to seeing the Twitter Bird and Fail Whale at the Magic Kingdom. t.co/bw6P2hIEVx
Shira Ovide Dilemma: Twitter is a better asset for a media company but media company investors don't want a Twitter acquisition. t.co/AHh3d9vEF5
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Trump interrupted Clinton 25 times in the first 26 minutes of the debate

Vox.com – Emily Crockett – Sep 26, 7:14 PM – Photo by Pool/Getty Images It didn't take long during Monday night's presidential debate before Donald Trump started interrupting Hillary Clinton. A lot, and aggressively. We kept count — and Trump interrupted Clinton 25 times in the first…
Rukmini Callimachi Trump interrupted Clinton 25x in first 26 mins. t.co/h6QAGEa154
Rukmini Callimachi RT @sarahkliff: Trump interrupted Clinton *25 times* in the first 26 minutes of the debate. t.co/ms6hAkckJM
Megan Liberman RT @womenactmedia: Trump interrupted Clinton 25 times in the first 26 minutes of the debate t.co/wyGUMNaSrJ via @voxdotcom #sexism
Kathy Savitt RT @emilycrockett: Trump interrupted Clinton 25 times in the first 26 minutes of the debate t.co/lLSoSLfUJq
Jessica Guynn RT @emilycrockett: Trump interrupted Clinton 25 times in the first 26 minutes of the debate t.co/lLSoSLfUJq
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CNN Launches Manhunt After Lester Holt Vanishes from Debate

The New Yorker Andy Borowitz (@BorowitzReport) – Sep 26, 7:01 PM – HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (The Borowitz Report)—CNN launched an urgent manhunt Monday after Lester Holt, the moderator of the first Presidential debate of the 2016 general election, mysteriously vanished two minutes into the contest. Network officials…
Stephen E. Wright #mia #no practice #embarrassing | CNN Launches Manhunt After Lester Holt Vanishes from Debate t.co/Mrc7zKjNHq via @BorowitzReport
Jessica Guynn RT @susanmcp1: CNN Launches Manhunt After Lester Holt Vanishes from Debate t.co/hQnm4QHXIl via @BorowitzReport
Suzanne Spector RT @NewYorker: .@BorowitzReport: CNN Launches Manhunt After Lester Holt Vanishes From Debate t.co/XCnrDRI9pe
Kathy Savitt RT @NewYorker: .@BorowitzReport: CNN Launches Manhunt After Lester Holt Vanishes From Debate t.co/XCnrDRI9pe