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8 takeaways from the Democratic presidential debate’s first night

8 takeaways from the Democratic presidential debate’s first night

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts was the top-polling Democratic presidential candidate onstage Wednesday night, and the early moments of the party’s first 2020 debate showed why. Warren was asked four other questions before most of the nine other contenders had been asked two. Her platform set the pace for the night, with other candidates embracing…MORE

Mitch McConnell, the Grim Reaper, haunts Democrats’ debate

Mitch McConnell, the Grim Reaper, haunts Democrats’ debate

He’s the Grim Reaper hanging over Democrats. And his silent presence haunts their dreams for a bigger, more generous government. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell played an arguably larger role as Democrats’ villain during their first 2020 presidential primary debate than President Donald Trump did. And that’s saying something. Google Trends tweeted after the debate…MORE

Trump faces trade war negotiations during consequential G20 meetings

Trump faces trade war negotiations during consequential G20 meetings

Trade wars — and the prospect of actual war — will dominate President Donald Trump’s agenda when he touches down here in Osaka, Japan, Thursday for a highly consequential meeting of world leaders. It’s a sign of Trump’s continued capacity to mold the world agenda that this year’s G20 summit represents a confluence of global…MORE

Winners and losers from the 1st 2020 Democratic debate

Winners and losers from the 1st 2020 Democratic debate

The first debate of the 2020 Democratic nomination fight is in the books! With 10 candidates onstage, their answers limited to 60 seconds and most of the candidates unwilling to engage one another, the debate was less a debate than a series of one-minute speeches. I watched the whole thing and picked out some of…MORE

Democrats tried to speak Spanish at the debate. How’d they do?

Democrats tried to speak Spanish at the debate. How’d they do?

When Beto O’Rourke opened the first Democratic debate by answering a question about tax rates in Spanish, he appeared to get some shade from Sen. Cory Booker. The New Jersey Democrat initially looked taken aback, impressed or jealous at the power move, which highlighted O’Rourke’s ability to fluently speak the language and may have distracted…MORE

Virat Kohli’s fan club: 103 million followers and Viv Richards

Virat Kohli’s fan club: 103 million followers and Viv Richards

Virat Kohli is already adored by millions across India and around the globe –– but the nation’s cricket captain can now add one of the sport’s greatest ever players to his ever expanding fan club. For a guy who has 30 million followers on Twitter, 37 million on Facebook, and another 36 million on Instagram,…MORE

Bank of America will no longer do business with companies that run detention centers

Bank of America will no longer do business with companies that run detention centers

Bank of America will end its association with companies that provide prisoner and immigrant detention services at both the state and federal levels. The move comes amid growing public concern about the nation’s border policies. A spokesperson said Wednesday that Bank of America has discussed the issue with its clients that provide those services. While…MORE

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