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Takeaways From the Atlanta Debate

Another bad night for Joe Biden

(Newser) - Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls debated in Atlanta Wednesday night —and compared to earlier debates, there was a distinct lack of fireworks, with candidates largely opting to focus on President Trump and other issues instead of attacking each other. Many had expected candidates to train their fire on Pete Buttigieg... More »

First Question at Democratic Debate Was on Impeachment

10 Democrats clash on race, pot, taxation

(Newser) - Ten Democratic candidates are debating in Atlanta—including five of the senators who will serve as jurors if there is an impeachment trial for President Trump. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Amy Klobuchar are on stage, along with Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Tulsi Gabbard, Andrew... More »

The 7 Big Questions Going Into Tonight's Debate

What to look for when the presidential hopefuls take the stage

(Newser) - New uncertainty hangs over the Democratic presidential primary as 10 candidates meet on the debate stage once again Wednesday night—just 75 days before primary voting begins. Here are 7 big questions heading into the debate, which begins at 9pm ET on MSNBC and will feature an all-female line-up of... More »

Steyer Aide Reportedly Offered Money for Endorsements

It's not illegal, but allegation won't help billionaire's reputation

(Newser) - A top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer in Iowa has privately offered campaign contributions to local politicians in exchange for endorsing his White House bid, multiple people with direct knowledge of the conversations tell the AP . The overtures from Pat Murphy, a former state House speaker who is... More »

Key Takeaways From the Democratic Debate

Elizabeth Warren was in the line of fire

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren is leading in some polls—and the rest of the dozen Democrats onstage at Tuesday night's debate certainly treated her like a frontrunner. She was attacked far more than any other candidate, especially over her Medicare for All plan. "The difference between a plan and a... More »

Debate's Question No. 1: Impeachment

12 Democrats are taking part in biggest-ever primary debate

(Newser) - A dozen Democrats are onstage at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, for the largest presidential primary debate in American history. Frontrunners Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders are at center stage at the CNN/New York Times debate. Kamala Harris, Beto O'Rourke, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Andrew Yang, Cory... More »

A First for Warren in the Polls

She surges in Iowa, leaving Biden in No. 2

(Newser) - There is a new top dog in Iowa polling, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren having put the nation's former No. 2 politician Joe Biden firmly into the No. 2 spot: She now leads him 22% to 20%, marking the first time the former vice president has trailed in the Des ... More »

Good News for Tom Steyer

Democratic presidential candidate qualifies for October debate

(Newser) - Tom Steyer was one of the Democratic presidential candidates who failed to qualify for the September debate , coming up Thursday. But the billionaire financier will be on stage for the October debate, his campaign announced Sunday. In what Politico calls "a quirk in the debate rules," candidates had... More »

New Poll Is Bad News for Kamala Harris

She drops 12 points in CNN poll from surge after first debate

(Newser) - Joe Biden has bounced back from his debate squabble with Kamala Harris, who is now floundering, according to a new CNN poll. With the support of 29% of potential Democratic voters, up 7 points since late June, Biden regains a double-digit lead over Bernie Sanders (15%) and Elizabeth Warren (14%),... More »

Dems Tussle at Key Labor Forum in Nevada

Joe Biden defends Obamacare, while Elizabeth Warren promotes 'Medicare for All'

(Newser) - Democratic presidential candidates' tussle over health care reform and Barack Obama's legacy continued Saturday, with former Vice President Joe Biden declaring he's "against any Democrat who wants to get rid of Obamacare." Biden spoke during a forum held by the nation's largest public employees union... More »

Billionaire Joins 2020 Race, With 2 Big Themes

Tom Steyer is in, with a focus on climate change and corporate influence in politics

(Newser) - On Monday, the crowded 2020 Democratic field was thinned by one when Eric Swalwell dropped out . On Tuesday, yet another candidate made up for it by joining the race. Tom Steyer, described by NBC News as a "billionaire activist," made it official with this campaign launch video . His... More »

Rich Donor Aims to Oust Climate Change Skeptics

Billionaire Tom Steyer plans $100M push in seven states

(Newser) - He is an environmental activist who also happens to be a billionaire, and Tom Steyer plans to bankroll efforts to keep Republican "science-deniers" out of office, reports CNN . The retired hedge fund manager is donating $50 million to the NextGen Climate super PAC, and the group plans to raise... More »

Sustainable Farm Fuels the Left's Sheldon Adelson

Hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer pushes environmental issues

(Newser) - A hedge-fund billionaire and his wife, a community bank CEO, originally aimed to use their 1,800-acre California ranch to show off soil conservation techniques—but today, it's become a model sustainable farm, and apparently a highly profitable one. At TomKat Ranch, Tom Steyer and Kat Taylor raise grass-fed... More »

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