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Democratic Debates

Immigration, economy dominate in a showcase of differences

Deep divides over health care and economic policy took center stage in the first debate, as 10 candidates jousted over the best formula for beating President Trump and fixing the struggles of the middle class.
The Fix

Winners and losers from the debate’s first night

The one-liners and questions in Spanish were great. The debate’s technical issues? Not so much.
The Take

Amid squabbles, a consensus: More government activism

The candidates signaled not only differences with President Trump but also with a more cautious approach by Democratic politicians of the past two decades.
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I see every day that this economy is not working for average Americans. It’s not helping people in my community.
I would … pursue legislation so that women are paid equal pay for equal work in this country. It’s past time that we did that.
This Democratic Party has to be strong and bold and progressive, and in New York we’ve proven we can do something different.
I think we should be the party that keeps what’s working and fixes what’s broken.
This president and his chicken-hawk cabinet have taken us to the brink of war with Iran.
Donald Trump is simply wrong. He says they [wind turbines] cause cancer. I say they cause jobs.
We know that not everyone is sharing in this prosperity. Donald Trump just sits in the White House and gloats about what’s going on.
We need to include each person in our democracy. Each voter, we need the representation, and each voice, we must listen to.
We have [migrant] kids literally laying in their own snot. That is not a sign of strength. That is a sign of weakness.
Health care is a basic human right. And I will fight for basic human rights.
Fact Checker

In first Democratic debate, a handful of stats stretched past the breaking point

Many candidates were armed with statistics, and most ranged from mostly or partly true. Here’s a round-up of 13 statements that caught our attention.

Trump arrives at G-20 summit with a full agenda and list of grievances

The president’s arrival in Japan was trademark Trump as he used the days and hours before his visit to ratchet up his rhetoric against allies and even his hosts.

Boeing had a history of failing to fix safety problems long before the 737 Max disasters, FAA records show

After the Federal Aviation Administration found falsified documents and improperly installed parts, a 2015 settlement sought to end the company’s “failures of corrective action.”

U.S. asylum officers urge court to end Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

The officers said the policy is threatening migrants’ lives and is “fundamentally contrary to the moral fabric of our Nation.”
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