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Front Runners Give Mayor Pete A Pass At Dem Debate

Politico reports: Pete Buttigieg came into Wednesday night’s debate bracing for an onslaught that never came. Yes, Amy Klobuchar and Tulsi Gabbard questioned his experience. Cory Booker dinged the young mayor’s resume, pointing out that he’s the “other Rhodes Scholar mayor on the stage” and warning voters against picking a Democratic nominee with an “inauthentic” connection to African American voters …

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Harris Eviscerates Gabbard At Dem Debate [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: In a withering response to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s defense of characterizing former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s leadership as the “personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party,” Sen. Kamala Harris ran through a laundry list of Gabbard’s perceived offenses against both party and country, characterizing the Hawaii congresswoman as an opportunist who has cozied …

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LIVE VIDEO: 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate

CNBC reports: Democratic presidential hopefuls will take the stage together for the fifth time Wednesday night as the top contenders jockey for position and the flagging candidates look for a breakout moment. The 2020 presidential primary debate will go from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET in Atlanta. The event, co-hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post, will feature 10 …

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Mayor Pete Likely To Be Targeted At Tonight’s Debate

The Associated Press reports: Pete Buttigieg’s rise in the Democratic presidential primary makes him a prime target at Wednesday’s debate as the four candidates now bunched at the top seek to distinguish themselves with less than three months until voting begins. The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has gained significant ground in recent months in Iowa, which holds the …

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DNC Raises Thresholds For December 19th Debate

Bloomberg can’t buy his way onto the debate stage: The halfway mark of the Democratic debate calendar is coming up, and the sixth debate will likely feature the smallest stage yet. New thresholds announced by the Democratic National Committee for the sixth debate — which will be hosted by POLITICO and PBS on Dec. 19 in Los Angeles — represent …

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Kamala Harris Qualifies For DNC’s December Debate

Politico reports: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has qualified for the December Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by POLITICO and PBS News. She is the fifth candidate to do so. She joins Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg as candidates who have made the stage for the December debate. The qualification call is based on POLITICO’s analysis of …

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New Debate Thresholds May Cull Most Of Dem Field

Politico reports: The halfway mark of the Democratic debate calendar is coming up, and the sixth debate will likely feature the smallest stage yet. New thresholds announced by the Democratic National Committee for the sixth debate — which will be hosted by POLITICO and PBS on Dec. 19 in Los Angeles — represent only a modest step up from the …

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Trump: None Of Last Night’s “Clowns” Can Beat Me

The Hill reports: President Trump asserted in an early morning tweet on Wednesday that none of the Democratic presidential contenders could defeat him in the 2020 general election and that House Democrats are trying to “illegally” impeach him as a result. Trump later called the Democratic candidates “clowns” and claimed the economy would crash if any of them were elected …

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Trolls Again Give Gabbard Win In Drudge Debate Poll

From the right wing Daily Caller: Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard won the fourth round of Democratic debates Tuesday night, according to a poll by Drudge Report. The poll crowned Gabbard the winner of the debate with about twice as many votes as the second-place candidate, businessman Andrew Yang, at the time the debate ended. Gabbard got 40.16% of the votes …

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Bernie Shrugs Off Health Concerns At Debate [VIDEO]

Time Magazine reports: It was almost inevitable that questions around age and health would come up at Tuesday night’s Democratic primary debate after Sen. Bernie Sanders’s heart attack, but he had not even been asked about his health when he volunteered information about his wellbeing: “I’m healthy, I’m feeling great,” he said, adding a quip. “We are going to be …

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Mayor Pete Takes Combative Stance At Debate [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Pete Buttigieg is better known for his cogent policy explanations than his political brawling. But in Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Ohio, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., displayed a sudden feistiness toward his opponents, and not just the ones polling higher than him. He went after Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (Vt.) on …

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Warren Draws Fire From All Sides At Debate [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: The CNN/New York Times debate on Tuesday night revealed new dynamics in the Democratic presidential race: Senator Elizabeth Warren took sustained fire from multiple rivals, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. struggled to make an impact and Mayor Pete Buttigieg and other candidates were newly aggressive in making their points. For a candidate who …

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LIVE VIDEO: 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate

The New York Times reports: Each of the 12 candidates onstage tonight will be looking for standout moments. But if history is a guide, avoiding the wrong kind of standout moment may be even more important. However superficial it may be, a gaffe at a debate can destroy a campaign. Just look at Rick Perry’s “oops” moment in 2011, when …

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Trump To Fly Anti-Socialism Banner Over Dem Debate

The Hill reports: President Trump’s reelection campaign on Tuesday will fly banners over Westerville, Ohio, ahead of the Democratic presidential primary debate in the city knocking Democrats’ for “socialist” policies. “This week’s debate will be another display of the 2020 Democrats’ far-left lurch toward big government socialism,” Tim Murtaugh, Trump campaign communications director, said in a statement. The 105-foot-long banners, …

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Warren Leads Dem Field In Two New Pre-Debate Polls

The Washington Post reports: As the Democrats prepare for their fourth debate Tuesday night, former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders are hoping to turn the page on what has been a tough couple of weeks for both candidates. But a new survey of Democratic voters suggests they may now be playing catch-up to Sen. Elizabeth Warren. In …

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Dates Set For General Election Presidential Debates

The Hill reports: The Commission on Presidential Debates announced on Friday that the first 2020 general election debate will be held in September and will be hosted by the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. The debate, which will be held on Sept. 29, 2020, will be one of three general election presidential debates. The commission also said the University …

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Tulsi Gabbard Threatens To Boycott Next Dem Debate

And millions of voices cried out, “So?” She’s just grandstanding. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) says she may boycott the Democratic presidential debate next week, accusing the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and media of “rigging” the primary contest against outsider candidates such as herself. Gabbard pointed to what she described as “arbitrary” and nontransparent qualification requirements as evidence party leaders “are …

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Bernie Leaves Hospital 3 Days After Heart Procedure

ABC News reports: Bernie Sanders left a Las Vegas hospital Friday afternoon after undergoing a heart procedure earlier this week. The Democratic presidential candidate, 78, was spotted leaving the hospital with wife Jane O’Meara Sanders at his side. Sanders said in a statement, “I want to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at the Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center for …

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Sanders Campaign: He’ll Participate In 10/15 Debate

The Daily Beast reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will participate in the next Democratic presidential debate on October 15, his campaign said on Thursday. The news follows a recent procedure Sanders underwent to insert two stents to relieve an artery blockage. The campaign initially said they were “canceling his events and appearances until further notice’ but that the senator was …

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Tulsi Gabbard Qualifies For Next Presidential Debate

Hawaii News Now reports: U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has qualified for the next Democratic presidential debate in October after earning enough support in a new poll. In order to qualify, Gabbard needed donations from 130,000 people and to earn 2% support in four qualifying polls. For weeks, the Hawaii Congresswoman had been struggling with low poll numbers, but she met …

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