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First Democratic Debate Begins With All Eyes on Sen. Elizabeth Warren

First Democratic Debate Begins With All Eyes on Sen. Elizabeth WarrenJim Watson/AFP/GettyIn the opening moments of Wednesday night’s first Democratic debate, it was clear where the spotlight was: on Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), the highest-polling candidate of the 10 presidential hopefuls on stage in Miami. The debate’s moderators directed four questions to Warren in the first 20 minutes, more than any other candidate, and those questions touched at the heart of her policy agenda —  the economy, income inequality, and sweeping change to the nation’s health care system.That gave Warren an opportunity to get at the heart of her stump speech from the get-go. “We need to make structural change in our government and our economy and in our country,” she said to wrap up the debate’s first answer, to applause. The rest of the field found themselves chasing Warren’s agenda, too, illustrating just how much the liberal senator has set the policy framework of the crowded 2020 primary.  The first question, for example, directed to Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) was framed as a response to an idea championed by Warren: breaking up Facebook, Amazon, and Google, something Booker has criticized. “Why do you disagree?” he was asked. In recent weeks, Warren has surged to the top tier of the two dozen-strong field of Democrats after a shaky first stretch in the race. Several polls have shown her trailing only former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) nationally and in key states, even surpassing Sanders in some surveys. Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Trump news – LIVE: President responds to photo of drowned migrants as he plans to live tweet Democratic debate

Trump news - LIVE: President responds to photo of drowned migrants as he plans to live tweet Democratic debateDonald Trump has given a wild interview to Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business, declaring, “Almost all countries in this world take tremendous advantage of the United States, it’s unbelievable!” The president claimed Japan would watch a Third World War “at home on a Sony TV” rather than come to America’s aid (ahead of a trip there for the G20 summit), attacked Twitter, accused retired FBI special counsel Robert Mueller of deleting incriminating Justice Department text messages and said Iran “does not have smart leadership” and is “going down the tubes”. On Capitol Hill, the House of Representatives passed an emergency spending bill late last night securing $ 4.5bn (£3.6bn) to address the humanitarian crisis at the US-Mexico border, as a horrific photograph of a drowned migrant father and daughter emerged provoking new public anger. Mr Trump’s son Eric has meanwhile been spat on while out dining in public.Please allow a moment for our liveblog to load



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TAKEAWAYS: In South Carolina, a new Democratic landscape

TAKEAWAYS: In South Carolina, a new Democratic landscapeFormer Vice President Joe Biden has had a run of bad headlines that can befall a front-runner with a long record and bent toward free-wheeling ineloquence. A 36-year senator, Biden didn’t apologize for recently recalling his dealings with racist “Dixiecrats” when illustrating his argument that Capitol Hill once functioned with comity. Biden said rivals — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who is black, demanded an apology — ignored the full context.



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Impeachment, socialism and Biden-baiting: What to look for at the 2020 Democratic debates

Impeachment, socialism and Biden-baiting: What to look for at the 2020 Democratic debatesWhen 20 Democrats debate in Miami, will they support impeaching Donald Trump? Will they go after front-runner Joe Biden? And will anyone bring up age?



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Biden details immigration vision ahead of first Democratic 2020 debate

Biden details immigration vision ahead of first Democratic 2020 debateFormer U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, called on Monday for making “Dreamer” immigrants brought to the United States as children citizens and investing in border technology. Biden’s comments were made in an op-ed for the Miami Herald ahead of the first Democratic presidential debate in Florida this week. “It’s imperative that we secure our borders, but ‘build the wall’ is a slogan divorced from reality,” Biden wrote.



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The First 2020 Democratic Debate Is Almost Here. Here’s Everything You Need to Know

The First 2020 Democratic Debate Is Almost Here. Here’s Everything You Need to KnowDemocratic candidates will face off in the first primary debate in Miami on June 26 and 27. Here's what to know before they take the stage.



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Democratic White House candidates face grilling on abortion

Democratic White House candidates face grilling on abortionDemocrats running for US president in next year’s election sat down with voters on Saturday to outline their stance on abortion, a long-simmering issue newly inflamed by attempts to curtail it nationwide. With abortion now among the most-discussed topics in the presidential race, the candidates aimed to impress an audience cheering “Who decides? “If you’re not pro-choice, you’re not getting my vote,” declared 34-year-old Jennifer Egor, who traveled to the forum held in the South Carolina state capital Columbia.



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Joe Biden Keeps Stumbling. The Democratic Pile-On Is Just Getting Started.

Joe Biden Keeps Stumbling. The Democratic Pile-On Is Just Getting Started.Former Vice President Joe Biden faces a tough few days as he heads into the first Democratic primary debates.



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Seth Moulton, the 20th Declared Democratic Candidate, Enters 2020 Race

Seth Moulton, the 20th Declared Democratic Candidate, Enters 2020 RaceBrian Snyder / ReutersRep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), the 40-year-old veteran who is in his third term in Congress, is running for president. “Whether it’s appointing a Cabinet member, negotiating a treaty, or signing an executive order, I will always uphold America’s values,” Moulton said in his announcement video. “I’m running because we have to beat Donald Trump, and I want us to beat Donald Trump because I love this country. We’ve never been a country that gets everything right. But we’re a country that, at our best, thinks that we might. I’d be honored if you’d join me in this mission.”After spending time in early-voting states over the past few months, he announced his candidacy on Good Morning America, officially becoming the 20th candidate to compete for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. His campaign will emphasize organizing young people and veterans on the ground and aides to Moulton say they’ve heard positive receptions to a younger candidate who can focus on issues of national security, defense, and foreign policy in contrast to President Trump. Moulton has recently spent time in early-voting states and his Serve America PAC contributed more than $ 4 million to candidates in the 2018 cycle, with staff on the ground working to flip almost two dozen House seats. In the run-up to his announcement, Moulton has given a speech on foreign policy, including arms control and re-examining NATO, called for the creation of a Federal Green Jobs Corps and an electoral reform plan and said both the Electoral College and the Senate filibuster should be abolished. Moulton was heavily criticized for his efforts to keep House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from leading the party after Democrats won a majority in the House of Representatives last year, protestations that included angry constituents at a town-hall meeting and potential primary challengers. Moulton eventually backed her speakership after coming to a deal that included term limits for the leadership positions of the House’s top Democrats. More recently, Moulton has said Pelosi has done a good job in her role. One of his other competitors in the 2020 race, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), also led the charge for new leadership and previously challenged Pelosi for the position of minority leader in 2016. When that vote was taken, another 2020 contender, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) supported Ryan. Following the formal launch of his campaign, Moulton will participate in an aggressive media tour, including an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, a must-stop for Democratic presidential aspirants as of late. And throughout the rest of the week, he’ll be heading back to early-voting states for campaign events. The number of candidates is not expected to remain at 20 for long, as former Vice President Joe Biden is poised to enter the race this week as well. Read more at The Daily Beast.



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Mueller report revives Trump impeachment talk, even as Democratic leaders try to tamp it down

Mueller report revives Trump impeachment talk, even as Democratic leaders try to tamp it down“Damning” details found in Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election have sparked impeachment talk again.



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