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President Donald Trump lashed out on Twitter Thursday, targeting Fox News, Neil Cavuto, former House Speaker Paul Ryan and more in less than 180 characters.“Could somebody at @foxnews please explain to Trump hater A.B. Stoddard (zero talent!) and @TeamCavuto, that I won every one of my debates, from beginning to end. Check the polls taken immediately after the debates. The debates got me elected. Must be Fox Board Member Paul Ryan!” he wrote.The tweet was a response to A.B. Stoddard of RealClearPolitics, who went on-air with Cavuto Thursday during his show “Your World with Neil Cavuto” and described Trump’s own presidential debates as “disastrous.”Also Read: Top 3 Democrats in New Hampshire Primary Were Also the Ones Who Didn't Shun Fox NewsAfter leaving Washington, Ryan joined the board at Fox in March of 2019.Trump has been attacking Fox News with some frequency lately, and while individual on-air talents — including Cavuto — respond from time to time, the network has not ever issued an official response. In January, he criticized the news channel for booking Democratic lawmakers to appear on shows, asking what “the hell” happened to the network he once praised above competitors like CNN and MSNBC.In other attacks on Fox News over the past few months, Trump has said the network used to be comprised of “proud warriors” and insulted its polling unit. Fox News stood by the polling unit.Cavuto addressed the president’s tweet at the end of his show today.“Meanwhile the president not wasting any time, he heard A.B. Stoddard and tweeted out this, that she’s a Trump hater and that ‘I won every’ debate the last go around. You can read that as well as I,” Cavuto said. “But, just to point out, he did not. When you look at polls that came out from FOX, NBC, CNN, Politico, YouGov and a host of others, the initial read was that he had failed to do well in those debates. He ultimately won, but he didn’t poll well in those debates.”Read original story Trump Goes Off on ‘Fox Board Member Paul Ryan’ and ‘Hater’ Guest on Fox News’ Neil Cavuto Show At TheWrap
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Chasten Buttigieg, husband of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, responded Thursday to comments made by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh about the pair’s sexuality earlier this month.“I’ve been dealing with the likes of Rush Limbaugh my entire life,” he told ABC News’ Linsey Davis in an interview for the network’s new election series, “Running Mates.”Davis hosts the series, which premieres Thursday night on ABC News Live, the streaming news channel available on ABCNews.com, Roku, Hulu, Sling TV, Xumo, the ABC News mobile and OTT apps.Also Read: Joe Biden Responds to Rush Limbaugh: Pete Buttigieg Has 'Courage' and Is 'Smart as Hell'Last week, Limbaugh questioned Buttigieg’s electability on his radio show, describing the former Indiana mayor as “a 37-year-old gay guy kissing his husband on stage, next to Mr. Man, Donald Trump.”“What’s going to happen there?” Limbaugh postulated. He then prompted his radio audience to imagine President Donald Trump having “fun with that” during a general election battle against Buttigieg. Limbaugh’s comments came one week after he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Trump, the highest honor a civilian can be bestowed. Biden said the bestowment was “part of the depravity of this administration.”“This isn’t new,” the candidate’s husband said in Thursday’s sit-down. “I’ve been dealing with this my whole life. I dealt with a multitude of Rush Limbaughs when I was walking through the hallways in my high school. You have to realize that LGBTQ Americans have to come out every single day: When somebody asks who we’re married to, asks about our partner, or you feel like you want to share something about yourself but then you have to second-guess how that person’s gonna react if I say, ‘My husband,’ instead of, ‘My wife.'”He went on to say he is more concerned with “the young people” watching the historic campaign of an openly gay man than the comments from Limbaugh.Read original story Pete Buttigieg’s Husband Chasten Says He’s Used to ‘Dealing With the Likes of Rush Limbaugh’ At TheWrap
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More than 150 historians and researchers have signed up to access the soon-to-open Vatican archives of Pope Pius XII, evidence of the intense scholarly interest into the World War II-era pope and his record during the Holocaust, officials said Thursday. Cardinal José Tolentino Calaça de Mendonça, the Vatican’s chief librarian, told reporters that all researchers — regardless of nationality, faith and ideology — were welcome to request permission to use the Vatican’s Apostolic Library, which will open the archive on March 2. Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, a great defender of Pius, accelerated the process to open the archives ahead of schedule so that researchers could have their say.
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An attorney for New Orleans' Roman Catholic archdiocese Thursday strongly defended the New Orleans Saints' behind-the-scenes help in dealing with the clergy sex abuse crisis, saying the legal effort to release hundreds of confidential emails between them is aimed at trying to shame those “who had the audacity” to back the church. Claims that the NFL team's public relations help was improper are "nothing more than a clear attack on the Catholic faith and the Catholic Church for wrongs of the past that the church has acknowledged,” attorney E. Dirk Wegmann argued. The impassioned remarks came amid a court hearing on the Saints' request to keep secret hundreds of emails the team exchanged with the archdiocese in 2018 and 2019.
(Bloomberg) -- China is considering measures such as direct cash infusions and mergers to bail out an airline industry crippled by the coronavirus outbreak, according to people familiar with the matter.One proposal involves allowing some of the nation’s biggest carriers -- which are controlled by the state -- to absorb smaller ones suffering the most from the collapse of travel, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information hasn’t been discussed publicly. Another option being explored is for the government to inject billions of dollars to bail out the industry, they said. Discussions are ongoing, and no decision has been made on what the final bailout package will look like, they said.The airline industry, particularly in China, has been roiled by the epidemic after the virus was first detected in the city of Wuhan. In an unprecedented move, global carriers stopped about 80% of their China flights and local airlines grounded enough planes to carry 10.4 million passengers. The disruptions have reduced China’s aviation market to the size of Portugal’s, according to industry researcher OAG Aviation Worldwide.The government measures under consideration also include offering loan repayment waivers and more favorable leasing terms for aircraft, the people said.Last week, the Civil Aviation Administration of China said the government would support measures to help the beleaguered industry recover, including mergers, but the regulator didn’t provide details. The government already announced plans to lower taxes and fees for airlines, and has now moved more broadly to protect employment, temporarily waiving social-security premiums for companies across industries.The press office at State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, which oversees key state enterprises such as major airlines, said it isn’t aware of any such bailout being planned. CAAC, the regulator in charge of airlines, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.Shares of the biggest Chinese airlines, Air China Ltd., China Eastern Airlines Corp. and China Southern Airlines Co., all closed at least 1.3% higher in Hong Kong and 0.6% higher in Shanghai on the news. Spring Airlines Co. was the best performer of the day, finishing with a 2.9% gain.China’s aviation market, projected to overtake the U.S. this decade and become the world’s biggest, now ranks 25th, according to OAG. China Southern scrapped about 45% of flights in late January and early February, the highest rate among the nation’s top carriers, according to Citigroup Inc. research.The pain has spread to Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., which warned Monday that first-half financial results will be “significantly down” from a year earlier. Sales from Hong Kong and China have accounted for about half of its total revenue.Private CashThe private sector is also mobilizing a response. Three of the biggest global leasing companies, AerCap Holdings NV, Air Lease Corp. and Avolon Holdings Ltd., said last week that they are considering measures such as waiving lease payments and offering jet sale-leasebacks that would provide cash infusions to hard-hit carriers.Avolon will offer as much as $6 billion in financing to help airlines hit by the virus, Chief Executive Officer Domhnal Slattery said in a Feb. 12 interview. The Dublin-based firm will focus on sale-leaseback transactions in China and nearby countries.Air Lease said it’s in talks to take narrow-bodies out of China to help out about a dozen European carriers that have been hard-hit by delays with Boeing Co.’s 737 Max and Airbus SE A320 jets. AerCap said it will respond to the government’s call for institutions to help Chinese companies work through the crisis.“These airlines have been our partners for decades, and they will be our partners for decades to come,” AerCap CEO Aengus Kelly said on a Feb. 13 call.(Updates with share reaction in seventh paragraph, leasing-firm plans in 10th paragraph)\--With assistance from Sarah Chen, Ken Wang, Siddharth Philip and Julie Johnsson.To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Steven Yang in Beijing at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Young-Sam Cho at email@example.com, ;Jessica Zhou at firstname.lastname@example.org, Michael TigheFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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