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Democratic Party (United States): Major political party in the United States
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with its rival, the Republican Party. Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison's Democratic-Republican Party, the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson, making it the world's oldest active political party.

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2020 Sunday Trail Markers: The Democrats' top tier emerges

A new CBS News Battleground Poll reveals big four presidential candidates
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Former Arizona state Senate staffer wins $1 million discrimination lawsuit

The lawsuit referenced then-Senate minority leader and current Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, one of Arizona's highest ranking Democrats.
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Top Democrat hopes Mueller testimony will bring report 'to life' [Video]Top Democrat hopes Mueller testimony will bring report 'to life'

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said he hoped that Robert Mueller's testimony this week will bring his 400-plus page report on alleged Russian election interference, and the..

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Katie Porter Isn't Part Of 'The Squad,' But She's Still A Force To Be Reckoned With [Video]Katie Porter Isn't Part Of 'The Squad,' But She's Still A Force To Be Reckoned With

House Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) isn't part of "the squad." That's the four-woman group of freshman progressives of color who were attacked this week by President Donald Trump. But according to CNN, that..

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Shake It Off? Why Taylor Swift Fans Are Fuming Over Kamala Harris's Fundraiser [Video]Shake It Off? Why Taylor Swift Fans Are Fuming Over Kamala Harris's Fundraiser

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Ca.) held a fundraising event at the home of Scooter Braun. Much to the chagrin of Taylor Swift fans, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, and Ariana Grande..

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GOP claims 'go back' tweets about policy, not race [Video]GOP claims 'go back' tweets about policy, not race

Republicans argued that tweets by the president attacking Democratic lawmakers were about those Congresswomen's policies, not their racial and ethnic backgrounds, as Donald Trump continued to face..

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Can The NRA Be Politically Relevant In The 2020 Presidential Election? [Video]Can The NRA Be Politically Relevant In The 2020 Presidential Election?

The National Rifle Association has been reeling from leadership shakeups and allegations of financial mismanagement. The NRA is up against a different political landscape in 2020 than the one it faced..

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Biden compares Trump to segregationist Wallace [Video]Biden compares Trump to segregationist Wallace

Joe Biden, a former U.S. vice president and Democratic presidential candidate, compared Republican President Donald Trump to the late George Wallace, a prominent supporter of racial segregation. Rough..

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Joe Biden Likens Trump To Racist George Wallace [Video]Joe Biden Likens Trump To Racist George Wallace

According to Reuters, former U.S. Vice-President and Democratic presidential hopeful, Joe Biden didn't hold back his feelings about President Donald Trump, when making a campaign stop in California. He..

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Next Democratic Debates—Make It Or Break It Time [Video]Next Democratic Debates—Make It Or Break It Time

2020 Democratic presidential candidates are gearing up for more primary debates coming in late July. But Business Insider says that these debates could act as a make it or break it moment for some of..

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Trump defends supporters who chanted Trump defends supporters who chanted "send her back"

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday defended his supporters who chanted "send her back" at a rally in reference to a Somali-born Democratic lawmaker. Trump previously claimed he was unhappy about the..

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Trump renews attacks on Dem 'squad' [Video]Trump renews attacks on Dem 'squad'

President Donald Trump on Friday renewed his attacks against four progressive Democratic congresswomen - known as 'the squad' - saying they have said 'horrible things about our country' and doubted..

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Republicans Believe In Bigfoot, Democrats Believe In Aliens? [Video]Republicans Believe In Bigfoot, Democrats Believe In Aliens?

Nearly 1 in 5 registered republican survey-takers have voted to say they believe Bigfoot exists. That is more than 5% higher than Democratic counterparts, reports Business Insider. The same numbers..

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Beto's Campaign Is On Life Support [Video]Beto's Campaign Is On Life Support

The Democratic 2020 presidential field is set to be one of the largest, most competitive in modern history. There are with 23 major candidates competing for the nomination. Former Texas Congressman..

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Targeted by Trump, Omar greeted with cheers [Video]Targeted by Trump, Omar greeted with cheers

U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar was met by supporters at the airport when she returned to Minneapolis, and she vowed to continue to oppose President Donald Trump in the wake of his attacks on her which..

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Supporters welcome Ilhan Omar home to Minnesota [Video]Supporters welcome Ilhan Omar home to Minnesota

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar says she isn't backing down in her criticism of President Donald Trump. The freshman Democrat says she's going to "continue to be a nightmare to this president because his..

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Biden Versus Sanders On Healthcare [Video]Biden Versus Sanders On Healthcare

Joe Biden and rival Bernie Sanders are waging a public battle this week over universal healthcare, says Reuters. The issue has become the most divisive in the Democratic primary campaign. Sanders..

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Trudeau Condemn's Trump's Attacks On The Squad [Video]Trudeau Condemn's Trump's Attacks On The Squad

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned an attack by President Donald Trump against four minority Democratic congresswomen. Trudeau told reporters, “That is not how we do things in..

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House Passes Legislation To Raise Minimum Wage To $15 [Video]House Passes Legislation To Raise Minimum Wage To $15

The House has passed legislation to gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, says Politico. “All of America is going to be advantaged,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said...

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Democrats decry 'send her back' chant, Republicans downplay [Video]Democrats decry 'send her back' chant, Republicans downplay

President Donald Trump tried to distance himself on Thursday from supporters’ chants of “send her back” at a rally, an incendiary mantra some worry could set the tone for the 2020 campaign. Chris..

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Jeremy Corbyn Calls Remarks By Trump Racist [Video]Jeremy Corbyn Calls Remarks By Trump Racist

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said the comments by Donald Trump are racist. “The two contenders to be the next Prime Minister should call out this far-right hate speech for what it is.” Trump's..

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Which Candidates Are Big Donors Betting On? [Video]Which Candidates Are Big Donors Betting On?

The biggest fundraisers in the Democratic Party have identified early favorites in the 2020 race. Big-money Democratic donors have jumped off the sidelines of the presidential race. Politico reports..

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'Send her back' chant not racist: Graham [Video]'Send her back' chant not racist: Graham

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Thursday defended President Trump, telling reporters that the "Send her back" chant aimed at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) by Trump supporters at a Trump rally the previous..

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Should Democrats Change Debate Format? [Video]Should Democrats Change Debate Format?

The July DNC Debates are just around the corner. The candidates qualify for the debates if they earn 1% in three polls and have 65,000 donors. Politico has suggestions on how the DNC can shake things..

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Trump hits out at congresswomen at rally as crowd roars 'send her back' [Video]Trump hits out at congresswomen at rally as crowd roars 'send her back'

US president Donald Trump has renewed his attack on four Democratic congresswomen at a campaign rally. He derided them for what he painted as extreme positions and suggested they leave America. Taking..

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Trump steps up attacks on four congresswomen [Video]Trump steps up attacks on four congresswomen

President Donald Trump intensified his vilification of four liberal lawmakers as un-American at a raucous rally on Wednesday, underscoring that the attacks will be a key part of his strategy for..

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Unbowed, Trump intensifies attacks on four Democratic congresswomen [Video]Unbowed, Trump intensifies attacks on four Democratic congresswomen

President Donald Trump intensified his vilification of four liberal lawmakers as un-American at a raucous rally on Wednesday, underscoring that the attacks will be a key part of his strategy for..

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Battleground Tracker: Health Care is number one issue

CBS News Elections and Surveys Director Anthony Salvanto and CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe break down a new CBS News survey which found that health care cost is top concern for Democrats.
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Booker says Trump uses "race like a weapon" to divide the country

Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, also a Democratic presidential candidate, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss the fallout of the president's tweets targeting four Democratic congresswomen of color.
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Why is Trump still attacking 4 Democratic congresswomen?

Rachael Bade, Lanhee Chen, Jamelle Bouie and Paula Reid discuss President Trump's tweets targeting four congresswomen of color and "send her back" chants from the president's supporters.
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CBS News Battleground Tracker: Top tier emerges in 2020 field

CBS News Elections and Surveys Director Anthony Salvanto and CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe join Margaret Brennan to discuss the latest CBS News Battleground Tracker, which found four..
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Schiff calls Trump an "unindicted co-conspirator" ahead of Mueller testimony

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss the president's tweets targeting Democratic congresswomen of color and previews former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony next..
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Transcript: Rep. Adam Schiff on "Face the Nation"

The following is a transcript of the interview with Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California that aired Sunday, July 21, 2019, on "Face the Nation"
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Trump Sets the Terms on Racial Division. Do Democrats Know What to Do?

Democratic candidates universally denounce Mr. Trump’s words, but disagreements exist on how the eventual presidential nominee should best respond on race.
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Mueller report shows evidence Trump committed crimes, House Judiciary chairman says

The top Democrat on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee said Sunday he believes there is "substantial evidence" that President Donald Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanors, and he plans to ask..
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Early contests by the numbers: Democratic delegate race tightens

Biden continues to lead Democratic candidates in the delegate count across early nominating states, but his advantage has shrunk since June, as Warren and Harris gain ground
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On health care, Democrats say focus should be on costs — CBS News poll

Nine in 10 Democrats in early-voting states say health care is their top issue, and out-of-pocket costs are the top concern
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Most Americans disagree with Trump's tweets — CBS News poll

Most Americans disagree with the president's incendiary tweets about four Democratic congresswomen of color. A majority of Republicans agree with him
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Top tier emerges in 2020 field — CBS Battleground Tracker poll

Biden continues to lead the field among Democratic voters across 2020 primary states holding contests through Super Tuesday, but Warren and Harris have narrowed the gap
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Trump relished rally chant, Ocasio-Cortez tells constituents in Queens

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Saturday that President Donald Trump relished a chant by the crowd at a campaign rally this week that called for a Democratic congresswoman to be..
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Trump praises supporters as "patriots" after racist chants at rally

Donald Trump defended those at his Wednesday rally as "incredible patriots" after initially distancing himself from racist chants in the audience. Democratic strategist Joel Payne joined CBSN to..
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Trump Sends New Mixed Signals on ‘Send Her Back’ Chant

The president has shifted his account of how he responded to the chant directed at a Democratic lawmaker, Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.
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Trump Employs an Old Tactic: Using Race for Gain

Since well before setting off a furor by telling four Democratic lawmakers of color to “go back” to their home countries, President Trump has sought to turn racial divisions to his advantage.
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'Send Him Back': Virginia Democrats vow to boycott Jamestown celebration if Trump attends

Virginia state Democrats say they'll boycott an event commemorating representative democracy in America if President Donald Trump comes.
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New Democratic challenger joins primary race against Mitch McConnell

Former congressional candidate Amy McGrath joined the race earlier this month
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Fact-Checking Trump’s Claims That Democrats Are Radical Socialists

The president wants to portray his opponents as steering the country in a dangerous direction. But what does it mean to be a socialist — and to what degree do Democrats fit the definition?
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What Democrats need out of Robert Mueller's testimony

Bob Cusak, editor-in-chief of The Hill, joins "CBS This Morning Saturday" to discuss President Trump's feud with Rep. Ilhan Omar and how it will impact swing voters. Cusak also discussed what Democrats..
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Democrats unified against Donald Trump's racist tweets but remain divided over race

Democrats united against Donald Trump's racist tweets. But under the surface, the party is wrestling with divisions over how to address race.
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Mueller Hearings on Wednesday Present Make-or-Break Moment for Democrats

For two years, Democrats have waited on Robert S. Mueller III to deliver a death blow to the Trump presidency. Wednesday’s hearings with the special counsel could be their last chance.
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Democrats Call Out Racism, New Debate Lineups: This Week in the 2020 Race

Candidates condemn President Trump’s “go back” comment, a Harris-Biden rematch, and a new California poll.
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Do Democrats believe in open borders? By not enforcing immigration law, it looks that way.

For months Republicans have been falsely claiming that Democrats believe in open borders That's starting to have the ring of truth.
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U.S. lawmakers demand Puerto Rico governor resign as protests roil island

Several U.S. Democratic presidential candidates and lawmakers on Friday demanded Puerto Rico's governor step down over offensive chat messages, as thousands on the Caribbean island staged a seventh day..
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Appeals Court Judges Send Emoluments Suit Against Trump Back to a Lower Court

A three-judge panel said a lower court judge hearing a lawsuit by congressional Democrats had not adequately considered questions about separation of powers.
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Protestors pressure the governor of Puerto Rico pressured to resign

Gov. Ricardo Rossello is fighting to stay in power despite calls for his resignation. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is one of three Democratic presidential hopefuls who have also called for the Puerto Rico..
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Lineups are for next 2020 Democratic debates

Lineups are set for the next Democratic presidential debates, which will be split up over two nights. The first night will pit Senator Bernie Sanders against Senator Elizabeth Warren, the first time..
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Democratic lawmakers slam Trump's latest border initiatives

U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Friday called President Donald Trump's latest anti-immigration initiatives "unacceptable" and warned his administration against misappropriating funding authorized only for..
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Trump ramps up feud with Ilhan Omar

The fallout continues after President Trump targeted four Democrats, including Rep. Ilhan Omar, with racist tweets. Initially he said he was unhappy with chants of "send her back" at a campaign rally...
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Michelle Obama: Diversity 'truly makes' America great

The former first lady's tweet came amid a week-long feud between Trump and "The Squad," which started after the president said the four Democratic congresswomen of color should "go back" to their..
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In battleground Florida, Republicans shrug off Trump's tweet 'kerfuffle'

An immigrant to the United States, Suzanne Vale took no offense at Republican President Donald Trump's tweet this week telling Democratic congresswomen they are free to "go back" to their ancestral..
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Owning slaves doesn't make person racist, says New Hampshire lawmaker

Renewed discussions of racism in America have emerged in light of the president's recent tweets and North Carolina rally, where Trump supporters chanted, "Send her home" about Democratic Rep. Ilhan..
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Why the Democratic Debates Are Starting to Feel Like a Reality Show

The Democratic National Committee has all but encouraged performative breakout moments, and candidates must try to go viral or risk being left behind.
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Americans reflect on the pain of being told "go back to your country"

Democratic and Republican lawmakers are condemning the "send her back" chant that erupted during President Trump's rally in North Carolina this week. Critics will call the phrase ugly, wrong and..
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Trump's attacks on congresswomen could boost Biden campaign

As U.S. President Donald Trump intensifies his efforts to brand four progressive congresswomen as the new face of the Democratic Party, its presidential front-runner, Joe Biden, has been quietly..
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Anxious Democratic Governors Urge 2020 Field Not to Veer Too Far Left

“I think it scares people,” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico said of a proposal to eliminate private health insurance. Other governors echoed similar concerns.
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Lineup for July Democratic presidential debates in Detroit revealed

Twenty candidates have qualified for the debate stage with ten going head-to-head each night
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The second 2020 Dem debate matchups are set: Which candidates will face off in Detroit?

The second Democratic primary debate is on July 30 and 31 at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan.
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Trump campaign says president "can't control" chants at rallies

As the president took direct aim at Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota during a rally Wednesday, his supporters chanted "send her back!"
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'Send her back' Trump rally chant heightens calls for increased security for Rep. Omar

President Donald Trump's attacks on freshmen Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., have increased calls from Democrats for her to have increased security.
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Trump: "I was not happy" with "send her back" chant

President Trump says he disagrees with the "send her back" chant directed at Rep. Ilhan Omar at his rally in North Carolina last night. The chant came after the president tweeted that Omar and three..
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U.N.'s Bachelet says Congresswomen opposing Trump are 'fantastic'

Four Democratic members of Congress vilified by U.S. President Donald Trump are "fantastic", U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday.
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House passes bill to hike the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour

The Democratic-held House of Representatives passed the plan with a vote of 231-199.
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Rep. Kevin McCarthy defends Trump over "send her back" chants

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told CBS News' Nancy Cordes that the president did not join in on the chants aimed at Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar during a Wednesday night Trump rally.
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A Live CNN Drawing Will Determine the Next Democratic Debate Lineups

It will have all the excitement of the NBA draft lottery, but with analysis from Anderson Cooper and Wolf Blitzer and less heartbreak for the Knicks.
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Crowd chants "send her back" at Trump rally, echoing president's tweets

President Trump is on the attack as he fights for a second term. At a campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina, he fired up the crowd with more attacks on four Democratic congresswomen. CBS News..
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Why Sanders and Biden Are Sparring Over Health Care

“Unfortunately, he is sounding like Donald Trump,” Senator Bernie Sanders said of Joe Biden, as the two Democratic candidates spar over one of the most important issues in the 2020 election.
NYTimes.com - Published

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