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Julian Castro hits 2% support in CNN poll to qualify for September debate

Democratic presidential hopeful Julián Castro hit 2% support in a poll released Tuesday on the 2020 field, likely securing him a spot on the next debate stage in September. Mr. Castro, a former housing secretary under President Barack Obama, [...]

Jay Inslee nearing donor threshold to qualify for third presidential debate

With a little more than a week left to qualify, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is nearing the donor threshold that’s needed to make it onto the next Democratic presidential primary debate stage in September. “We’ve had over 45,000 new contributors [...]

Stalled Sanders campaign orchestrated reboot after first debate

Bernie Sanders said he sees Medicare for All as the “defining issue” of the 2020 campaign. | Alex Wong/Getty Images 2020 elections The senator is betting that a renewed focus on his signature proposal — Medicare for All [...]

Tim Ryan says he’ll press on in 2020 race even if he doesn’t make next debate stage

Rep. Tim Ryan on Tuesday said he plans to press on with his campaign for the White House even if he doesn’t qualify for the next Democratic presidential debate, saying his campaign has “momentum.” “Yeah, of course,” the Ohio Democrat [...]

The El Paso Shooting Revived the Free Speech Debate. Europe Has Limits.

More broadly, France’s laws can be restrictive of free speech in cases of defamation, libel, slander and privacy. That is in part because of the historical context of the French Revolution, according to Mr. Pierrat. “We were coming [...]

DNC rules could expand, not shrink, future debate stage

Several 2020 candidates aren’t on track to qualify for the September debate, but rules may change in their favor for the October debate. | Carlos Osorio/AP Photo 2020 elections After culling the field for the September debate, [...]

Republicans hide behind Trump in gun debate

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Don Lemon twice calls Donald Trump ‘racist’ while moderating Democratic debate

NEW YORK — CNN’s Don Lemon did not back down despite criticism from President Donald Trump, twice labeling presidential remarks as racist while he was moderating Wednesday’s Democratic debate. Lemon, with partners Jake Tapper and Dana [...]

Biden bites back: Key moments from the second Dem debate

“You’re dipping into the Kool-Aid and you don’t even know the flavor,” Sen. Cory Booker said of former Vice President Joe Biden. | Paul Sancya/AP Photo 2020 democratic debates Biden didn’t attack any candidates directly in [...]

Who won the CNN Democratic presidential debate? (Hint: Elizabeth Warren)

Home Elections Who won the CNN Democratic presidential debate? (Hint: Elizabeth Warren) Cliff and I debrief on last night’s CNN Democratic presidential debate, with a look at who won and who didn’t, but also how the debate went overall [...]