Democratic debate

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

A Familiar Face Returns to Next Debate

Andrew Yang meets polling requirement for Feb. 7 debate

(Newser) - The next Democratic debate won't be an all-white affair—and there will be somebody there to make the case for a universal basic income. Andrew Yang has become the seventh candidate to qualify for the Feb.7 debate in New Hampshire, which takes place just four days before the... More »

'I Think You Called Me a Liar on National TV'

Audio of Warren, Sanders clash released

(Newser) - The mystery of what Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren said to each other after she refused to shake his hand wasn't a mystery for long. CNN , which hosted the Democratic debate in Des Moines Tuesday night, managed to find audio of the post-debate exchange and released a recording Wednesday.... More »

Key Takeaways From the Democratic Debate

It wasn't a game-changer, analysts say

(Newser) - A slimmed-down field of six Democratic contenders debated in Des Moines on Tuesday night—but despite the high stakes in the final debate before the Feb. 3 caucuses, the candidates largely refrained from attacking each other and focused on the issues, especially foreign policy and health care. Joe Biden, Pete... More »

Sanders Offered Warren a Handshake. She Wasn't Having It

A tense exchange of words appeared to follow

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders appeared to have largely defused their conflict during the Democratic debate Tuesday night—until their microphones were off. Warren, who had accused Sanders of telling her in 2018 that a woman couldn't win the presidency, appeared to snub a handshake from Sanders as the... More »

Debate Got Right to Hot Topic: Iran

6 Democrats debate in Des Moines

(Newser) - With less than three weeks to go until the Iowa caucuses, six Democratic White House hopefuls are debating at Drake University in Des Moines. Three of them—Sens. Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders, will soon be serving as jurors in President Trump's impeachment trial. Joe Biden, Pete... More »

Warren Says Sanders Told Her a Woman Couldn't Win

He says accusation is 'ludicrous'

(Newser) - The seventh Democratic primary debate is Tuesday night—and a lot of people will be watching for a clash between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. After days of growing tension between the campaigns and multiple reports based on anonymous sources, Warren confirmed Monday night that Sanders had told her during... More »

This Week's Debate: Small and White

No candidates of color make the cut in Iowa

(Newser) - The lineup for Tuesday's Democratic debate in Iowa is set, and this time it's a manageable list: Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, and Elizabeth Warren. Notice anything different from the previous debates? As NPR points out, this lineup lacks even one person of... More »

Just Under the Wire, a 6th Debate Contender

Tom Steyer will join Biden, Buttigieg, Klobuchar, Sanders, and Warren on Tuesday

(Newser) - And then there were six. On Thursday morning, just Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren had met polling and fundraising requirements to participate in Tuesday's Democratic debate in Iowa. By Thursday evening, there was a new entry : businessman Tom Steyer, who Politico notes was... More »

China Cut 9 Minutes of Democratic Debate

Screens went dark when questions about Beijing came up

(Newser) - Viewers in China were able to watch the Democratic debate Thursday night—all but nine minutes of it. CNN reports that Beijing censors cut the live feed about 9pm just as moderator Judy Woodruff started asking questions about China. Correspondent Will Ripley tweeted this image of what things looked like... More »

Key Takeaways From the Democratic Debate

Biggest moment was 'wine caves' clash

(Newser) - In years to come, Thursday night's Democratic debate in Los Angeles might be most remembered for having taken place so soon after President Trump's impeachment—and for the number of mentions of "wine caves." The first half of the debate was largely good-natured, and candidates were... More »

Sarah Sanders Apologizes After Mocking Biden Stutter

'I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I hhhave absolutely no idea what Biden is talking about' she said

(Newser) - Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders clashed over health care in Thursday night's Democratic debate —but an exchange with another Sanders is getting a lot of attention. After Biden demonstrated a stutter while talking about helping children with who struggle with stutters, former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders... More »

7 Democrats Debate Impeachment, Economy

7 Democrats are debating in LA

(Newser) - A narrowed field of seven Democratic candidates qualified for the final debate of the year—and the first question at the Los Angeles debate to nobody's surprise, was on the impeachment of President Trump 24 hours earlier. Judy Woodruff asked how the candidates would move the country forward after... More »

Democratic Debate Stage Just Got a Little Less White

Andrew Yang qualifies for Dec. 19 event with latest Quinnipiac poll

(Newser) - The sixth Democratic debate is happening next Thursday, and there will now be seven candidates on the stage at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. The new contender to join Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, and Elizabeth Warren in the PBS NewsHour/Politico event: Andrew Yang,... More »

Tulsi Gabbard Says She Will Skip Next Debate

She says she won't be there even if she qualifies

(Newser) - The next Democratic debate is Dec. 19—but Rep. Tulsi Gabbard isn't keeping that night free in her calendar. The candidate, who needs to get above 4% in one more state or national poll to qualify, says she won't be taking part even if she makes the cut,... More »

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 »

Biden Makes Debate Howler

It cracked up Kamala Harris

(Newser) - Even by the standards of Joe Biden gaffes , this was a big one. During Wednesday night's Democratic debate in Atlanta, the former vice president, while telling Cory Booker about the depth of his support in the black community, said he had the support of the "only African-American woman... 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 »

The Ladies Will Handle the Moderating at Next Dem Debate

Journos Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell, Ashley Parker, Kristen Welker lined up

(Newser) - It's not yet clear where in Georgia the next Democratic debate will take place, but one major detail has just been hammered out for the MSNBC /Washington Post event on Nov. 20: the moderating panel. It's one made up of all female journalists, with repeat moderator Rachel Maddow... More »

DC Had a TV Dilemma Tuesday Night

A critical Washington Nationals playoff game or the Democratic debates?

(Newser) - Residents of Washington, DC, live and breathe politics, so a presidential debate has the cachet of a sports playoff. Except on Tuesday night, there was an actual sports playoff, in the form of the hometown Washington Nationals playing the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series—meaning locals... More »

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

AROUND THE WEB