This week's democratic debate is back - Mother Jones

Friday, 20 Dec, 2019

The debate is the first in California, a state that has become a leader of the resistance to the Trump administration's agenda on immigration, the climate crisis, health care and other issues.

The debate is set to begin at8 p.m. ET and last around three hours. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., during a commercial break in the November Democratic presidential primary debate in Atlanta.

Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind. "There are times that I get frustrated". Last month's debate, helmed by an all-female panel of moderators, was surprisingly substantive and cheerful, especially compared to previous debates.

Diversity matters, particularly in deep-blue California, the biggest prize in the primary season and home to 1 in 8 Americans.

Former Vice President and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks to voters at Johnson's Reception Hall in Elkader, Iowa. Elizabeth Warren of MA, surprised the food workers, who first learned on social media that the Democrats would honor their plans to picket. On Wednesday night, House Democrats finally impeached President Trump, albeit for only a fraction of the overall crimes that the tackier-than-your-typical-mafioso president has likely committed.

For a time, it was unclear whether any of them would make it to the stage.

Importantly, while two-thirds of Democratic voters and Democratic-leaning independents say they are satisfied with the Democratic field, three-quarters (76 percent) say they could change their minds on whom they now support.

Ahead of the debate, Klobuchar visited an affordable housing complex in Santa Monica, California, to roll out a housing proposal.

Numerous country's largest unions, like the AFL-CIO and the Teamsters, have not officially picked a horse among the 2020 Democratic contenders.

That leaves no black or Latino candidates among the almost all-white lineup of Democratic frontrunners.

Notably, though, Sanders is the candidate who narrowly leads with nonwhite voters, 29 percent to 26 percent, over Biden.

Most support a hybrid system that would give consumers the choice to join a government-run system or keep the private insurance they have. With Harris' departure, Yang will be the only candidate of color on stage. "I will not cross the union's picket line even if it means missing the debate".

The deal was announced while Perez was aboard a flight to Los Angeles this morning. A pro-Booker super PAC is also going up with an ad in Iowa highlighting positive reviews of Booker's past debate performances.

Ohio Democratic Party Chair David Pepper said it's "very smart" of Bloomberg to campaign in smaller cities such as Chillicothe, noting that Democrats now hold the mayor's office in places such as Chillicothe, Norwalk, Coshocton and Ironton.

Seven candidates met both the polling and fundraising requirements, according to Politico's tracker of DNC-approved debate polls.