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The Moments That Mattered in Wednesday’s Debate

August 1, 2019
Tarini Parti | The Wall Street Journal
A diverse group of Democratic candidates debated the complexities of health care, racism, immigration and the criminal justice system Wednesday night, criticizing one another on their records and the feasibility of their campaign proposals.
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Democrats argue that the Trump economy is not working in latest debate

August 1, 2019
Kayla Tausche | CNBC
There were more sparks flying at the second night of the latest Democratic presidential debate.
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Moderates Are In Desperate Need of a Messenger

August 1, 2019
Joshua Green | Bloomberg Businessweek
To win a heavyweight fight, you need a heavyweight fighter who can carry the message, and none of the moderate contenders looked like they belonged in the ring with Warren and Sanders.
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Evolution or revolution? Democrats’ ideological divisions broke into the open in their Detroit brawl

July 31, 2019
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
It has been building since the first primary debate in Miami ended, and on Tuesday night, it broke out into the open, a full-scale ideological brawl about the direction of the Democratic Party and what it will take to defeat President Trump in 2020.
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Analysis: Spineless moderates? Or fairy-tale progressives? The Democratic debate exposed an ideological rift

July 31, 2019
Susan Page | USA Today
The Democratic presidential debate in Detroit Tuesday — night one of round two — became an arm-waving, raised-voices battle over the direction of the Democratic Party and its strategy to win back the White House next year.
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Democrats in debate face challenge of responding to Trump’s incendiary tweets on race

July 30, 2019
Michael Scherer | The Washington Post
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont spoke for many of his fellow Democratic presidential candidates last week when he answered a question about the best way to respond when President Trump says something “crazy racist.” Should Democrats respond and risk turning the campaign into a referendum on race and white identity politics? Or should they pivot quickly to their economic message? “I mean, who the hell knows?” Sanders said on the Pod Save America podcast. “You cannot ignore Donald Trump and his tweets and his lies. But if you become obsessed with them, I guarantee you will lose the election.”
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The ‘On Politics’ Guide to the Second Democratic Debates

July 30, 2019
Lisa Lerer | The New York Times
It’s debate week. Round 2. Or maybe Rounds 3 and 4? It depends how you’re counting, I suppose. Either way, over the next two nights in Detroit, we are gearing up for what’s expected to be a far more contentious face-off than last month’s debate in Miami.
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'August Recess' Begins For House As Democrats Mull Question Of Impeachment

July 29, 2019
Susan Davis | NPR
Democrats are proceeding cautiously on the question of impeachment, and it is likely to come up again this week in the presidential primary debates.
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Kamala Harris unveils healthcare proposal

July 29, 2019
Ed O'Keefe | CBS News
Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris is revealing a new plan for government-backed healthcare ahead of this week's Democratic debates. Fellow 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders made an international trip Sunday to make a point about healthcare costs.
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