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Pitching to the left

Politics | Democratic candidates for president try to appeal to an ideological audience that pays attention to early campaigns, but will that hurt the candidates in the longer term?
by Jamie Dean
Posted 8/22/19, 09:55 am

One of the more awkward moments at a recent Christian conference in Atlanta came when an announcer enthusiastically introduced Elizabeth Warren as the senator “from the great state of New Hampshire.” 

Warren is from Massachusetts.

The senator is also a frontrunner in the early stages of the Democratic presidential primary race, but the mistake is understandable: With more than a dozen Democratic candidates in the 2020 field, it’s easy to confuse the details. 

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Rivals try to undermine Biden in second debate

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/01/19, 12:04 pm

Democratic front-runner Joe Biden had to fend off attacks on his record during a divisive debate in Detroit Wednesday night. His rivals repeatedly challenged his stances on healthcare, climate change, and abortion, and for his part in Obama administration policies on immigration and trade. Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro accused Biden of not having “learned the lessons of the past” for rejecting progressive plans to decriminalize illegal immigration.

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Democratic debate sorts moderates from progressives

by Harvest Prude
Posted 7/31/19, 12:15 pm

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren took center stage Tuesday during the first night of a second pair of Democratic presidential debates in Detroit. The pair of progressive senators defended against charges from the other more moderate candidates that “wish-list economics” could cost their party a shot at the White House in 2020.

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