The first night of the Democratic debate has arrived and we’ve scoured Twitter to find you the headlines you can’t afford to miss.
Will Elizabeth Warren maintain her double-digit status? Can Joe Biden overcome the generational issues and missteps he’s come to be know on the campaign trail thus far? Will Rachel Maddow prevail as top moderator considering there’s a Chuck Todd type (it’s actually him) in the room? All of this and more remains to be seen – but first:
These are moderators for the #DemDebate:
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 24, 2019
20 candidates. 2 nights. 1 goal: Take back the White House in 2020. RT and raise your hand if you’re ready for the first #DemDebate 🙋🏾♀️🙋♀️🙋🏻♀️🙋🏽♂️🙋🏼♂️🙋🏿♂️
— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) June 24, 2019
Elizabeth Warren is the only candidate on the first night of Democratic debates who is polling in double digits, but there are plenty of intriguing story lines and political dynamics to watch for https://t.co/g3hAp8DL7R
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 26, 2019
Telemundo got 14th Biscayne roped off for the debates. pic.twitter.com/XkljMvikXt
— BLVD BLVK (@blvd_blvk) June 26, 2019
— The Hill (@thehill) June 26, 2019
— Ann Telnaes (@AnnTelnaes) June 26, 2019
— J̶O̷N̶ (@_memorable2) June 26, 2019
Just landed back in Miami. So excited I will get to see my husband, my dog and the first debate of this election season! Dear God, let us wake-up from this national nightmare. https://t.co/HEtozSBaRD
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) June 26, 2019
Inevitable footage of me watching the debates pic.twitter.com/ezMrY6Iqr9
— Busty Shackleford (@gin__erso) June 26, 2019
It’s #DemDebate week:
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 24, 2019
Who’s coming to Miami to watch the #DemDebate with me???
Invite here: https://t.co/lTz4KDNKxQ
— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) June 24, 2019
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 26, 2019
Ex-Trump official bashes White House ‘apologists’ who haven’t quit yet: ‘There’s not much hope for them’
A report on the silence coming from first daughter Ivanka Trump and her White House advisor husband Jared Kushner after Donald Trump attacked American Jews turned to the future of White House aides who are either complicit in the president's policies or stand idly by as he lurches from controversy to controversy.
In an interview with CNN's Brianna Keilar, former Trump adviser J.W. Verret pointed out there are still some "adults in the room" with Trump, but CNN's Kaitlan Collins first pointed out that -- as of late -- Ivanka and Kushner are not among them.
"This fits a pattern that we've seen from Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump at times during times when the administration tried to repeal parts of Obamacare, and of course, the big one the president has made about Jewish people who are supporting Democrats," Collins explained. "Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are both Orthodox Jews. They've been involved with the president on many things. but neither of them have said anything publicly about the president's comments. and when we asked the white house have they been advising the president privately on this, the White House did not get back to us."
‘Unhinged, erratic and nuts’: Conservative warns Trump’s ‘chosen one’ outburst should set off alarms
In her column for the Washington Post, conservative never-Trumper Jennifer Rubin implored Republicans to look deep down inside themselves and stop defending Donald Trump after the president bizarrely declared himself the "chosen one" while speaking to the press on Wednesday.
Under a headline, "Trump’s unhinged display should frighten everyone,"Rubin ticked off comments made by the president in the past week since he returned from vacation including expressing a desire to buy Greenland, proposing -- then backing off -- new tax policies and calling Jews "disloyal" and wondered what it will take for people to see that the president is "nuts."
How Elizabeth Warren works the political system
She has an approach that involves identifying ways to make progress and focusing relentlessly on achieving them.
I get a little annoyed by trendy, overused terms like “theory of change” that always seem to me more like after-the-fact justifications for how leaders manage to succeed than a premeditated idea. But you can build that thread with Elizabeth Warren, and take some lessons from her approach to politics, a combination of quiet bureaucratic skill, persistence, and the leverage of grassroots coalitions as outside muscle.