Published: Tue, October 15, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Biden, Warren, Sanders face scrutiny at Democratic debate

Biden, Warren, Sanders face scrutiny at Democratic debate

But as she rises, Warren is also fending off new questions about her biography.

Gabbard has disputed the polls selected by the national committee as "certifying" candidates for the debate, arguing that numerous noncertified surveys are more accurate. "We are the Democratic Occasion and that's the birthday party of the opposite folks".

The two candidates, who are vying for support from the far left, have generally declined to take direct shots at one another thus far in the Democratic presidential primary contest.

The Hawaii Democrat, who has hit the qualification thresholds for Tuesday's debate in OH, said she'd decide in the coming days whether to participate.

Kamala Harris, New York entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, Minnesota Sen. South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has highlighted the absence of a specific Warren health care plan; she has embraced Sanders' single-payer plan instead.

Though previous debates dedicated little time to MI or Midwest issues, an ongoing strike by United Auto Workers could make candidates focus more on appeals to blue-collar workers. Michael Bennet at 15 and used Vice President Joe Biden at 13.

CNN has previously reported how Russian government-linked trolls were active online during debate nights in 2015 and 2016, but the DNC's warning also included what it views as a domestic disinformation threat: the Trump administration.

Hunter Biden denies doing anything wrong in Ukraine, China
However, the statement issued by Biden's lawyer dismissed accusations that Hunter and his father were involved in the matter. Trump and Republicans have targeted Hunter Biden for his work in Ukraine and China, making baseless claims of corruption.


Local Democrats are also preparing to hear what the candidates will discuss that will be of benefit to the area.

With the Iowa caucuses scheduled for February 3, time is quickly running out for the lower-tier candidates to make a move. Julian Castro's attempt last month to question Biden's memory led one congressional endorser to flip - from Castro to Biden.

A pillar of Warren's campaign is vowing to impose a new tax on the rich: a 2 p.c annual tax on sources above $50 million and a 3 p.c tax on sources above $1 billion.

The progressive Sanders, who labels himself a Democratic Socialist, has found himself slipping in the polls in recent weeks.

Sanders will be watched closely in the debate for signs of fatigue or weakness after his heart attack, which highlighted his age and that of the other top White House contenders - Biden is 76 and Warren is 70, while Trump is 73 - in a race featuring a debate about a generational change in leadership. Sanders is expected to resume campaign activities on Saturday. Candidates will navigate how to address impeachment and President Trump's attacks on Joe Biden and his son Hunter. "Or to make a phone call or to kiss their ass in any other way". Trump also insists that Biden used his office to protect his son from allegations of wrongdoing.

Biden, 76, and others have jabbed her intense focus on detailed liberal policies that may be hard to implement with a divided Congress.

Foreign policy has often been an afterthought in the previous debates, which has allowed candidates with little experience on the world's stage to breeze past a hugely consequential subject.

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