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Democratic debate winners and losers, according to Chris Cillizza – CNNPolitics

The top six candidates debated Tuesday night in Iowa, the last chance for them to stand beside their rivals before Iowa voters kick off the nomination fight in 20 days’ time.

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Democratic candidates threaten to skip debate amid labor fight – POLITICO

All seven Democratic candidates who have qualified for the PBS NewsHour/POLITICO Debate at Loyola Marymount University next week threatened on Friday to skip the event, asserting they would not cross the picket line of campus workers locked in a labor dispute.

UNITE HERE Local 11, a union representing 150 cashiers, cooks, dishwashers and servers at the university, said in a statement that it had not yet reached a resolution in negotiations for a collective bargaining agreement with Sodexo — a global services company that employs the workers and is subcontracted by the university to handle food service operations.

“We had hoped that workers would have a contract with wages and affordable health insurance before the debate next week,” Susan Minato, co-President of Local 11, said in the statement. “Instead, workers will be picketing when the candidates come to campus.”

The Democratic National Committee said in a statement that it was working with all parties involved to find “an acceptable resolution” that will allow the debate to go forward.

Source: Democratic candidates threaten to skip debate amid labor fight – POLITICO

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Trump ‘homecoming’ rally illustrates importance of Florida to reelection effort – The Washington Post

November 26, 2019 at 12:11 p.m. EST

President Trump’s Tuesday night rally near Miami, billed by his campaign as a “homecoming” extravaganza, follows his recent decision to move his formal residence from New York to Florida — and underscores the state’s importance to his reelection efforts as he grapples with the impeachment proceedings that threaten his presidency.

Florida is now not only Trump’s home but what Republicans hope is an emerging GOP bastion. His strategy in the state reflects his broader push to galvanize his core voters ahead of next year’s election by unleashing an incendiary defense of his conduct, be it on Twitter, cable news or in front of thousands in an arena.

Source: Trump ‘homecoming’ rally illustrates importance of Florida to reelection effort – The Washington Post

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President Donald Trump holds rally in Sunrise, Florida  – CBS News

Florida is one of the most important swing states for the 2020 presidential race.

Source: Trump rally Sunrise: Watch live stream as President Donald Trump holds rally in Sunrise, Florida today – CBS News

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Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg officially enters 2020 presidential race | ABC News – YouTube

Mike’s Story

One of Mike Bloomberg’s earliest memories took place around his family’s dining room table in the middle-class neighborhood of Medford, Massachusetts.

His father – a bookkeeper at a local dairy who never earned more than $6,000 a year in his life – sat down and wrote out a $25 or $50 check to the NAACP.

When Mike asked him why, his father responded: “Because discrimination against anyone is a threat to everyone.”

With that simple act and that simple explanation, Mike’s father taught him one of his most important lessons:

We’re all in this together – and if you have an opportunity to help, you have an obligation to act.

The sense of duty and common purpose that he first learned from his father has guided Mike Bloomberg throughout his life and career as an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and job creator who served as mayor of New York City for 12 years.

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10 Democratic candidates set to face off in 5th debate l ABC News – YouTube

10 Democratic candidates set to face off in 5th debate l ABC News

The candidates will take the stage in Atlanta after the latest Iowa caucus poll showed Pete Buttigieg as a front-runner with Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden tied for second place.

The fifth Democratic primary debate convenes 10 candidates on stage Wednesday night in Georgia, a state trending more purple due in part to shifting demographics, as the splintered field struggles to confront the party’s mounting concerns over defeating President Donald Trump and more Democrats both formally and potentially join the fold.

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Biden, Warren, Sanders defeating President Trump in head-to-head matchups, Washington Post-ABC News poll finds – The Washington Post

Trump is winning at least 95 percent support against each of five possible Democratic opponents. But among the 58 percent of voters who disapprove of Trump, he receives no more than 7 percent support.Democrats’ current margins point to a substantial popular-vote advantage, but the party still faces obstacles when it comes to the electoral college.

One year out from the 2020 election, President Trump trails some potential Democratic rivals in head-to-head matchups, with his national support level currently fixed at about 40 percent, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.

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The candidates who have qualified for the next Democratic debate – CBS News

The Democratic National Committee announced its fifth presidential debate will be held in Georgia in November

Candidates will have until November 13 at 11:59 pm to meet both polling and donor requirements. But according to an analysis by CBS News, only the eight following candidates have met both thresholds to participate in the November debate so far:

  • Joe Biden
  • Cory Booker
  • Pete Buttigieg
  • Kamala Harris
  • Bernie Sanders
  • Tom Steyer
  • Elizabeth Warren
  • Andrew Yang 

The venue, format and moderators for the November debate will be announced at a future date. It will be hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post.

Source: The candidates who have qualified for the next Democratic debate – CBS News

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio drops out of presidential race | Fox News

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday he is dropping out of the 2020 Democratic primary, ending his campaign after struggling to gain traction in the race.

Source: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio drops out of presidential race | Fox News

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Trump, in California, says homelessness is destroying cities – Los Angeles Times

Trump, in California for a two-day visit, is likely to address homelessness, which he has used to bash the deep-blue state before the 2020 election.

President Trump arrived in California late Tuesday morning amid growing questions over his administration’s plans to get involved in the state’s homelessness crisis.

After a visit to the Bay Area, the president landed at Los Angeles International Airport at roughly 4:15 p.m.

Trump is in the state for a two-day visit, with stops for fundraising in Palo Alto, Beverly Hills and San Diego. The fundraisers are expected to bring in $15 million and will benefit Trump Victory, a joint fundraising committee composed of the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee.

Source: Trump, in California, says homelessness is destroying cities – Los Angeles Times

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Who won the Democratic debate? – CNN

CNN Opinion curates commentary on Thursday’s Democratic primary debate.

With each debate, former Vice President Joe Biden’s performance has improved. He handled the predictable incoming questions much better than past debates with greater passion and authenticity. Biden finally began to remind voters of his experience and accomplishments, not only as a senator, but as vice president, proudly serving at the side of the Democrats’ most popular living president. No one else in this race has that resume.

Going forward, Biden needs to continue to focus on his proven ability to get things done, his readiness to lead on day one and his ability to restore normalcy to the presidency. He may have flubbed a few answers, but I attribute that more to the debate format than his competency. The bigger picture is what matters — not nitpicking at inconsequential gaffes.

When he’s speaking from the heart, rather than as a policy wonk, Biden thrives. His final answer of the evening about personal setbacks was a perfect example. Biden was relaxed, empathetic, personally raw and relatable. Biden’s campaign needs to put him in more situations that showcase these attributes. There’s a reason the former vice president is the frontrunner and his camp must capitalize on those assets. The country is crying out for decency, stability and respectability to once again occupy the Oval Office.

Source: Who won the Democratic debate? – CNN

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CNN’s climate town hall: Takeaways and what it means for 2020 – CNNPolitics

CNN’s marathon town hall Wednesday night put the climate crisis closer to the center of a presidential election than ever before.

Ten Democratic candidates took to the stage as Hurricane Dorianmenaced the East Coast and at a time when the impact of a warming Earth is no longer just a vision of a catastrophic future but is increasingly visible.
At times, candidates waged a bidding war to show liberal activists their plan was the most audacious — and even expensive. But with an eye on November 2020, others warned against throwing the economy out of the window.
The contenders, who all embrace the science of climate change, offered voters an alternative to a President who views climate change as a “hoax” and slams their “dreams and windmills.”

Source: CNN’s climate town hall: Takeaways and what it means for 2020 – CNNPolitics

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Another One Bites The Dust: Gillibrand Is Out

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, who presented herself in the presidential race as a champion of women and families, said Wednesday that she was withdrawing from the Democratic primary after failing to qualify for a third debate next month — a development she described as fatal to her candidacy.

Ms. Gillibrand said in an interview that she would endorse another candidate in the primary but had not yet picked a favorite. Though she stopped short of saying she would endorse a woman, Ms. Gillibrand, who has made electing women to Congress a personal cause, said the next president had to be capable of uniting the country and suggested that a woman might be best suited for the job.

“I think that women have a unique ability to bring people together and heal this country,” Ms. Gillibrand said, adding, “I think a woman nominee would be inspiring and exciting.”

But she added: “I will support whoever the nominee is, and I will do whatever it takes to beat Trump.”

Source: Another One Bites The Dust: Gillibrand Is Out

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Watch: Protesters disrupt CNN debate, demand firing of NYC officer in Eric Garner case | Fox News

A group of protesters disrupted night two of the CNN Democratic debates, shouting “Fire Pantaleo” in reference to the 2014 death of Eric Garner.

The shouting was first heard as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was giving his introduction. Toward the end of his remarks, a man could be heard shouting: “fire Pantaleo.”

Source: Watch: Protesters disrupt CNN debate, demand firing of NYC officer in Eric Garner case | Fox News

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How to watch tonight’s Democratic presidential debate on CNN – CNNPolitics

CNN is hosting the second set of Democratic presidential debates Tuesday and Wednesday, taking place in Detroit.

The second night will offer a rematch of former Vice President Joe Bidenand California Sen. Kamala Harris, whose clash over race became the most closely watched moment of the first round of debates. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who has also been critical of the former vice president, will also be on the stage on Wednesday.
For a large part of the Democratic field outside of the top-tier candidates, the pair of debates will be one of the last chances to make an impression on a national audience. The Democratic National Committee raised the threshold to qualify for the fall debates, meaning many of the candidates run the risk of not making the stage in September and October.
Here’s how to watch:

What time is the debate?

Tonight’s debate will start at 8 p.m. ET and end around 10:30 p.m. ET.

How can I watch them?

CNN’s Democratic presidential debates will air exclusively on CNN and will stream live in their entirety, without requiring log-in to a cable provider, exclusively to CNN.com‘s homepage, across mobile devices via CNN’s apps for iOS and Android, and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast and Android TV.

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Democratic debates 2019 live updates: In Detroit, candidates spar in first night of second primary debates at CNN debate today – live updates – CBS News

Round two of the Democratic presidential primary debates is set to get underway, with candidates facing off on back-to-back evenings on Tuesday and Wednesday on CNN.

Immigration and health care remain key issues that seem likely to come up, among other topics. “Medicare for All” may be discussed at greater length on Tuesday and Wednesday, since the candidates have some disagreements over how single-payer health care can be implemented.

Source: Democratic debates 2019 live updates: In Detroit, candidates spar in first night of second primary debates at CNN debate today – live updates – CBS News

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Lineups for CNN Democratic primary debates are set – CNNPolitics

It’s time for round two.

CNN’s two-night Democratic primary debate will offer a rematch of former Vice President Joe Biden and California Sen. Kamala Harris, whose clash over race became the most closely watched moment of the first round of debates. Biden and Harris will debate in Detroit on Wednesday, July 31.
The debates will also, for the first time, offer a match-up between Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the two top progressives in the Democratic primary. The duo — who will debate on Tuesday, July 30 — were not on the same stage during the first debate.
The lineups for each night were announced on air during a live, random draw for transparency around the event. There were three distinct draws based on polling: One to divide the bottom 10 candidates, one to divide the middle six candidates and one to divide the top four candidates

Source: Lineups for CNN Democratic primary debates are set – CNNPolitics

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LIVE: Democratic Presidential Debate – June 27 | NBC News – YouTube

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NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo host 2020 presidential candidates in two primary face-offs, Wednesday June 26th and Thursday June 27th, live from Miami. Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, Chuck Todd, Rachel Maddow and José Diaz-Balart moderate.