Ten Democrats running to be the DNC’s 2020 nominee are debating in Houston, Texas on Thursday.
The debate will be moderated by George Stephanopoulos, David Muir, Linsey Davis of ABC News and Univision’s Jorge Ramos and is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. eastern and last for three hours.
The candidates will appear on stage, from left to right, in the following order:
- Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar
- New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker
- South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg
- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren
- California Sen. Kamala Harris
- Entrepreneur Andrew Yang
- Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke
- Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro
‘Just not a serious opinion in 2019’: Critics pan Joe Biden claim that marijuana is a gateway drug
"Perpetuating unsubstantiated theories like this hurts people."
Critics of former Vice President Joe Biden attacked remarks made by the Democrat Saturday in Las Vegas that appeared to endorse the long-discredited myth that marijuana is a gateway drug.
"Perpetuating unsubstantiated theories like this hurts people," said attorney and activist Eliza Orlins.
Biden, one of the top contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, made the comments at a town hall in Las Vegas.
How Trump’s presidency could cost Susan Collins reelection: The Maine GOP senator is ‘in a terrible position’
In the past, getting reelected was never a problem for Sen. Susan Collins. The Maine Republican, who was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996, was reelected by 17% in 2002, 23% in 2008 and 37% in 2014. But that was before the incredibly divisive presidency of Donald Trump. And journalist David Sharp, in a report for the Associated Press (AP), stresses that Trump could be the “biggest hurdle” in Collins’ battle to win a fifth term.
In the past, Collins — who is conservative but not far-right — was quite popular in Maine, a blue state. But distancing herself from Trump’s controversies and far-right agenda has proven difficult for Collins. And Sharp notes that thanks to the impeachment inquiry Trump is facing, Collins might be forced to take a stand on whether or not he should remain in the White House: if Trump is impeached in the U.S. House of Representatives, the 66-year-old senator would later be asked to vote “guilty” or “not guilty” on articles of impeachment in a Senate trial.
GOP congresswoman’s impeachment hearings stunt fueled a $1 million fundraising haul for her Democratic opponent
For those watching any of last week's congressional impeachment hearings a few Republicans stood out, but one in particular tried to make a name for herself – and did, though not perhaps the way she had hoped. U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (photo), a Republican representing a large portion of upstate New York north of Albany, had a few tricks up her sleeve. It turns out her stunts didn't impress her opponent's supporters.
Tedra Cobb, a Democrat and former county legislator who is running to unseat Stefanik in just three days took in $1 million as a result of Rep. Stefanik's antics, stunts, and false claims.