Recap Of The Democratic Presidential Debate In Las Vegas

Headline Roundup February 20th, 2020

Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders hurled barbs at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Wednesday night's Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, as Bloomberg fought back.

The Democratic candidates for president are seeking to defeat their opponents by not only attacking one another, but also by proposing some aggressive ideas and some kitchen-table proposals to strengthen their support among primary voters.

Recap Of The Democratic Presidential Debate In Las Vegas

From the Center
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In Las Vegas — a city known for prize fights — the Democrats were gloves-off.

And there was a new entrant in the ring, who took a lot of incoming: Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has spent more than $300 million of his own money on ads to raise his profile.

Bloomberg qualified for the debate just the day before, after an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll became the fourth national survey showing him with 10% or more support in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Herewith, six takeaways...

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From the Left
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The sharp exchanges in the Nevada debate reflected the urgency of the moment as Michael Bloomberg, in his first presidential debate, was repeatedly criticized in personal terms.

The Democratic presidential candidates turned on one another in scorching and personal terms in a debate on Wednesday night, with two of the leading candidates, Senator Bernie Sanders and Michael R. Bloomberg, forced onto the defensive repeatedly throughout the evening.

In his first appearance in a presidential debate, Mr. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, struggled from the start to address...

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From the Right
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New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg obliterated Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for owning three homes while declaring himself a socialist democrat during the Democratic debate in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sanders criticized President Donald Trump and Walmart over what he called "socialism for the rich," when Bloomberg inserted his verbal assault.

"I believe in democratic socialism for the working people, not billionaires!" exclaimed Sanders. "Health care for all, educational opportunities for all!"

"What a wonderful country we have!" interjected Bloomberg. "The best-known socialist in the country happens to be a millionaire with...

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