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Andrew Yang Qualifies For September Democratic Debate

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 13:03

Businessman and entrepreneur Andrew Yang was on the cusp of qualifying for the September Democratic debate but a new poll from Monmouth University, which showed him at two percent support in Iowa, provided the push he needed to claim a spot on stage. Qualifying for the September debate automatically qualifies Yang for the October debate […]

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Bernie Sanders: Democratic Debates Are A Reality TV Show Of Soundbites

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 14:01

Earlier this week, while speaking on the Joe Rogan podcast, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders opened up with his thoughts on the current format and makeup of the Democratic primary debates. His assessment is negative in tone, calling the debates a “reality tv show” where candidates fight with one another to create soundbites. Bernie’s main concern […]

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October Democratic Debate May Expand Field After September Shrink

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 13:39

As we reported previously, with tighter guidelines required for candidate participation in the September Democratic debate on ABC, only 8 candidates have, so far, qualified to be on stage. Campaigns have until August 28 to produce the needed numbers in terms of fundraising and polling support to qualify for a spot. However, in a somewhat […]

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Harris Loses Support After Detroit Debate While Warren Shines

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 13:32

Heading into the second Democratic debate, an event which CNN pitched as a “rematch” between Sen. Kamala Harris and former vice president Joe Biden, the expectations for Harris were almost insurmountably high. Following her performance at the first debate where she got the better of Biden as far as most viewers were concerned, the second […]

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Gun Control Becomes Top 2020 Campaign Issue After Texas And Ohio Shootings

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 13:46

With two high profile mass shooting tragedies over the weekend, one in Texas and one in Ohio, the topic of gun control and gun rights has once again become a hot-button flashpoint of the 2020 presidential campaign. The 2020 Democratic contenders were quick on the campaign trail to condemn, most specifically, the act of violence […]

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These 8 Candidates Have Qualified For The September Democratic Debate

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 13:44

Now that the dust has settled after the latest round of debates in the Democratic primary, here’s an assessment of where the campaign is headed into Fall when the real campaigning starts to take place. If there is one thing we learned from the first two debates, it’s that the field remains divided and no […]

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Full Video: Watch Night Two Of The CNN Democratic Debate

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 13:48

The fireworks were quick to start Wednesday night on night two of the second Democratic presidential debate hosted by CNN. Former vice president Joe Biden, flanked by Sen. Kamala Harris and Sen. Cory Booker, took most of the incoming fire as numerous candidates poked and prodded Biden over his record during his times as a […]

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Night 2: CNN Democratic Debate Tonight at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT)

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 13:55

Tonight ushers in part two of the second Democratic debate broadcasting live on CNN from Detroit, Michigan. Here’s all the information you need to watch the night 2 of the debate and live stream the event. Related: Watch Night 1 Full Video As with the first Democratic debate back in June, this event is being […]

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Full Video: Watch Night One Of The CNN Democratic Debate

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 13:30

Night one of the second Democratic debate on CNN Tuesday night featured a battle between moderate and progressive wings of the Democratic party. Center stage, which is where the highest polling candidates were placed, featured Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, two of the toughest progressive lions in the field. They were flanked by […]

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Night 1: CNN Democratic Debate Tonight at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT)

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 13:03

Round one of the second Democratic debate in the 2020 primary cycle will take place tonight airing exclusively on CNN. Here’s all the information you need to watch the debate and live stream the event. As with the first debate, this event is being split over two nights, July 30 and 31, with the field […]

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Biden Support Remains Steady While Harris Weakens Before Debate

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 01:11

Following the first Democratic debate, back in June, Sen. Kamala Harris saw a jump in her poll numbers as her attack on former vice president Joe Biden seemed to awaken voters to her campaign. Now, on the eve of the second Democratic debate, with the first night airing Tuesday, July 30, on CNN, Biden’s poll […]

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Podium Order For CNN Democratic Debate In Detroit

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 14:22

The podium order for the second Democratic debate coming up on July 30 and 31 will be a little more balanced than the first go-round back in June. I’ve been corrected by readers who say the proper term is “lectern,” not podium, but I’m sticking with the same term used by the debate host. The […]

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Robert Mueller’s Testimony Leaves Voters In Charge

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 13:31

Following a day of intense testimony from Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Capitol Hill, the end result seems to be that President Trump faces less chance of impeachment than he did even 48 hours ago, which was already quite a distant option for Democrats. Some analysts were speculating that depending on what Mueller said, the […]

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Identity Politics In 2020: “Membership Has Its Privileges”

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 13:03

Maybe more than in any previous presidential campaign, “identity politics” is playing a major role. One obvious reason is that there has never been such a diverse candidate field. Before Barack Obama, it was inconceivable that the United States would elect an African-American. Even then, he may not have been elected if he were not […]

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Biden Preps For Next Debate By Releasing Criminal Justice Reform Plan

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 13:54

Not to be caught off guard a second time defending his decades of political service, former vice president Joe Biden took the opportunity to release a criminal justice reform plan just days before the next Democratic debate. The move is clearly designed to try and get back on offense and advance his candidacy as one […]

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Corey Booker and Julian Castro Still Trailing

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:00

In the era of “identity politics,” there’s no question that Donald Trump makes direct and veiled appeals to what he sees as the interests of white people. But Democratic candidates Corey Bocker and Julian Castro are not getting much traction among their own ethnicities. The answer may be that minority groups are more interested in […]

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CNN Debate Lineup Has Joe Biden Facing Kamala Harris Again

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 03:42

On Thursday night, CNN held a live lottery draw to announced the nightly lineup for the upcoming Democratic debate on July 30 and 31. The big question was whether former vice president Joe Biden would be on stage with Sen. Kamala Harris, and the results have once again put the two top contenders together on […]

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Second Democratic Debate Lineup: Who Makes The Cut?

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 13:25

CNN and the Democratic National Committee will officially announce the list later today, but we already have a good lock on which candidates will make the cut for the next Democratic primary debate which takes place July 30 and 31. As a reminder, candidates must either register one percent support in three qualified polls or […]

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Latest New Hampshire Polls Spell Disaster For Beto O’Rourke

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 23:19

For a candidate who swooped in the campaign raising funds at a pace which far exceeded his opponents, former representative Beto O’Rourke, of Texas, has fallen hard and fallen fast. There are two new primary polls out of New Hampshire, one of which shows O’Rourke coming in at zero percent support, while the other pegs […]

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Biden Distances Himself From “Medicare For All”

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 13:30

There have only been a handful of instances where candidates have truly staked out big differences in policy with their other Democratic contenders. Health care has become a dividing line with one end of the spectrum supporting the total elimination of private health insurance, and the other end supporting the creation of a public health […]

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