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2020 presidential debates: Joe Biden baffles with answer to question about slavery reparations

2020 presidential debates: Joe Biden baffles with answer to question about slavery reparationsFormer Vice President Joe Biden was asked about slavery reparations during Thursday's 2020 presidential debate, and his answer left some viewers confused. 



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'When I listened tonight, I felt like it was like eating leftovers': Marianne Williamson on debates

'When I listened tonight, I felt like it was like eating leftovers': Marianne Williamson on debates"When I listened tonight, I felt like it was like eating leftovers," she told a group at a Beverly Hills, Calif. party.



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Poll: Kamala Harris' support plummets after Democratic debates, Joe Biden expands lead

Poll: Kamala Harris' support plummets after Democratic debates, Joe Biden expands leadA new poll finds Joe Biden has 29% support among Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters. Kamala Harris saw a drop in support since June.



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Here are all the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates who have qualified for the September primary debates

Here are all the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates who have qualified for the September primary debatesThe next round of debates have much more strict criteria for candidates looking to secure a spot on stage. As a result, the field could thin out fast.



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Yang surpasses Beto in Iowa poll, qualifies for fall debates

Yang surpasses Beto in Iowa poll, qualifies for fall debatesYang is the ninth candidate to qualify for a pair of debates in September and October.



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Biden's flub shows why candidates should be allowed to bring notes to debates

Biden's flub shows why candidates should be allowed to bring notes to debatesFormer Vice President Joe Biden's botched closing statement at the CNN Democratic debate shows why notes should be allowed.



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Joe Biden 'surprised' by fellow Democrats attacking Obama's legacy at debates

Joe Biden 'surprised' by fellow Democrats attacking Obama's legacy at debates"I don’t think there is anything he has to apologize for," the former vice president said. "It kind of surprised me, the degree of the criticism.”



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Here are the winners and losers of night 2 of the 2020 Democratic presidential debates in Detroit

Here are the winners and losers of night 2 of the 2020 Democratic presidential debates in DetroitCory Booker and Tulsi Gabbard stood out, while the frontrunners Joe Biden and Kamala Harris had a rough night.



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Trump says Democratic presidential opponents would lead to 'economic sinkhole' after first night of debates

Trump says Democratic presidential opponents would lead to 'economic sinkhole' after first night of debatesTrump claims, "If I hadn’t won the 2016 Election, we would be in a Great Recession/Depression right now."



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America could be on the verge of war – watching the Democratic debates you'd never know it

America could be on the verge of war - watching the Democratic debates you'd never know itFor the second night in a row, the Democratic debate included only a few minutes of discussion on foreign policy. And even those few minutes did not involve much debate. It consisted of a few general questions that demanded short answers. Jon Wolfstahl, a former National Security Council official in the Obama administration, tweeted: “War could break out at any time with Iran, Russia or North Korea. Nuclear arms race happening, UK collapsing, China trade war. Watching CNN debate you would never know it.”Even when Democratic candidate and New York mayor Bill de Blasio asked, in a very loud voice, why they don’t talk about a potential war with Iran, CNN moderators cut him off and explained that they had to move on to the next subject. Matt Duss, foreign policy adviser to Senator Bernie Sanders, who took part in the first Democratic debate in Detroit the night before, tweeted: “Well the 2 1/2 minutes on the US's upcoming catastrophic war is done let's move on.”It was not only foreign policy wonks in Washington who were surprised and disappointed at the short amount of time allocated to foreign policy. Asal Rad, a California-based researcher for the National Iranian American Council, tweeted: "After four debate nights with over 20 candidates we have barely had a discussion on a policy that may have consequences for a generation to come. But please, more about Mueller."It is not clear why CNN decided to allocate such little time to foreign policy at a time when the US is dealing with a few serious international issues, mainly the potential of a military conflict with Iran. But after two nights in a row, viewers have started raising the question more vocally. Maria Afsharian, a former television journalist, told me: "When I worked at NBC, I was told that most Americans don't have the time to understand, or can't relate to foreign policy."Foreign policy is important to people like us, but not to the majority of Americans – they are worried about feeding and supporting themselves and their families."Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, the only war veteran on the debate stage, who served in Iraq, was the only Democratic candidate to address foreign policy at any length. She said that the American people were lied to about that war, and she committed to bring back American soldiers."The leadership I will bring to do the right thing to bring our troops home within the first year in office. Because they shouldn’t have been there this long.”



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