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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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DNC Raises Debate Qualification Threshold Yet Again

NBC News reports: The Democratic National Committee is raising the qualification threshold for the November presidential debate, but the jump is less steep than previous increases. To qualify, candidates will need to hit 3 percent support in at least four early state or national polls that meet the DNC’s methodological requirements, up from 2 percent for the September and October …

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DNC Set To Squeeze Debate Stage Criteria Yet Again

Politico reports: As Democratic presidential candidates barrel into the fall, they are still waiting for the party to write the rules for the most important events of the campaign. The candidates are bracing for another round of strict new debate criteria from the Democratic National Committee, which has already halved the list of candidates making the debate stage and could …

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1000+ Bots Pushed Pro-Trump Tweets During Debate

Via press release: More than 1,000 accounts with suspicious, bot-like characteristics helped push quote tweets, a tweet that is retweeted but additional text is added, from Donald Trump campaign accounts during the third primary debate, according to an analysis by social media intelligence company Storyful. Those tweets accounted for the top 3 most-shared links on social media during the debate. …

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New York Times And CNN To Host Next Dem Debate

The New York Times reports: The New York Times and CNN will co-host the next Democratic debate near Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 15, with the possibility of a second round one night later depending on how many candidates meet the qualifying criteria. The Democratic National Committee announced Friday that the debate would be held in Westerville, Ohio, on the campus …

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Sinclair Affiliates Burn AOC Photo In Debate Ad [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: The clip opens with ominous music and a portrait of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) bursting into flames to reveal a pile of skulls. “This is the face of socialism and ignorance,” the narrator intones. “Does Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez know the horror of socialism?” The jarring ad, which aired on ABC during Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate in Houston, …

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Castro Questions Biden’s Memory In Heated Exchange

Politico reports: Julián Castro, the lowest-polling candidate in the Democratic debate Thursday night, reached up the ladder and tried to yank Joe Biden off it. Castro’s decision to attack the former vice president and 2020 front-runner, in a way that appeared designed to highlight Biden’s advancing age, was a high-stakes move at a time when the former Housing and Urban …

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Beto At Debate: Yes, We’re Going to Take Your AR-15

USA Today reports: A month after a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in his hometown of El Paso, killing 22 and injuring more, Beto O’Rourke stood onstage in Houston and was asked about his proposal to buy back military-style assault weapons. The question, during the third debate among Democratic presidential candidates, came after several of his competitors had praised …

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