What’s Missing in Democratic Debates About Russia and Election Security—Cyber Saturday

Cybersecurity received short shrift at this week’s debates between Democratic contenders for president as they jockeyed for an early lead ahead of next year’s election in the U.S. But one related topic did catch a modicum of airtime: Russian election interference. During the first night’s verbal brawl, only New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio […]

Round 2 of Democratic Debate Is Party’s Most-Watched Ever

NBC says round two of the Democratic presidential debate was the party’s most-watched ever. Based on Nielsen figures out Friday, the event including early front-runners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders averaged 18.1 million viewers across NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo. That topped the previous Democratic debate audience high of 15.5 million for an October 2015 event, […]

Biden Defends Past Civil Rights Record After Harris Attack

Joe Biden strongly defended his civil rights record on Friday, pledging to be a “president who stands against racism” and defiantly dismissing any suggestions otherwise. Speaking to the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition, the white former vice president was working to repair the damage from a blistering attack from California Sen. Kamala Harris, the […]

In The Presidential Debate, Biden and Buttigieg Fall Short on Race: RaceAhead

Here’s your week in review, in haiku.   1. Who deserves a bed? Soap, water, toothbrush? Which child deserves to know love?   2. When I said ‘hasta la victoria,’ I meant it generically   3. Europe is hotter than an Apple analyst’s sentimental tears   4. Please don’t meddle in U.S. elections! Okay? Okay. […]

2019 Democratic Debate Night 2: What We Learned From Each Candidate

The first round of the Democratic presidential debates are now behind us. The remaining ten candidates took the stage on Thursday for night two of the debates. There may have been fewer technical difficulties–and only one phrase en espa?ol from Buttigieg–but the scene was no less combative than night one. In a series of show […]

Joe vs. Everybody: Biden Pile-On Comes Fast During Democratic Debate

It didn’t take long before Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden faced the wrath from his challengers during the second night of the debate Thursday in Miami. Of course, there was that stunning moment Biden had during a heated exchange with California Senator Kamala Harris over Biden’s recent comments on “finding common ground” with Senators James […]

Harris Has a Strong Showing, Stuns Biden on Night 2 of Democratic Debate

California Senator Kamala Harris served notice Thursday that she’s a strong contender for president clashing with former Vice President Joe Biden on his stances about race and busing. While Biden wasted no time bashing President Donald Trump during the second night of the Democratic presidential debates in Miami, the frontrunner was stunned by Harris during […]

Joe Biden vs. Bernie Sanders: Second Debate Puts Rivals on Full Display

The two frontrunners for the Democratic presidential nomination faced-off center stage Thursday night in part two of the first debates and the stark platform contrast between former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) was on full display. The two camps, which are one-two in most polls with Biden holding an early lead […]

What the 2020 Democratic Candidates Didn’t Say During the Second Debate

The second night of NBC’s Democratic debates brought ten new candidates to the stage, including former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Sen. Kamala Harris. The 2020 Democratic hopefuls ignited a fierce debate over issues such as Medicare for All, income inequality, and institutional racism, each vying to be seen as the most […]

Trump Slams Democrats Over Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants

It was unclear whether President Donald Trump would be following along with the second night of the Democratic primary presidential debates from Osaka, Japan, where he is attending the G-20 summit. But Trump found time to take to Twitter when Democrats backed healthcare for undocumented immigrations Thursday night. “All Democrats just raised their hands for […]