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Liz Peek: Dem debate reveals wacky things required of liberal candidates. This is how to defeat Trump?

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The greatest problem facing the U.S., according to the Democratic presidential candidates who appeared at their first debate Wednesday night, is the power of large corporations.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and her colleagues assured us that it is big business that is to blame for gun violence, drug addiction, mass incarceration, inadequate health care, illegal immigration and the plight of working people.

The Democratic presidential hopefuls want to raise taxes on corporations, break them up and rein them in.

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Warren’s most passionate moment of the evening came when she interrupted to claim that health insurance companies were “sucking” $23 billion in profit out of the health care system. She’s not the only one singing that tune. 

Winning the Democratic nomination in 2020 apparently requires convincing voters you can defeat President Trump, that you are 100 percent committed to addressing climate change,  and that you are more than ready to go toe-to-toe with nefarious corporate interests.

Interestingly, math does not seem to be a prerequisite.

Not one candidate was pressed by the evening’s left-leaning moderators to explain how they would pay for the generous programs they all endorse. There was not a word about the cost of the Democratic free-for-all (free college, free health care, and more) that we’ve heard so much about.

So who came out best at the end of the night?

Warren sailed confidently into the first round of the debates with fresh polling and a growing media lovefest providing brisk winds at her back. Surprisingly, however, it was another woman on that debate stage whose performance may deliver her campaign a significant uptick: Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.

Klobuchar appeared the most measured and the most reasonable. She framed most issues in terms of their impact on the economy.

Every single one wants zero restrictions on abortion, supports a $15 minimum wage, welcomes illegal immigrants with open arms, would hike taxes on American businesses and on successful individuals and hates – just hates – everything about the Trump administration.

When asked why blacks and Hispanics might vote for her, for instance, Klobuchar talked about her focus on jobs and creating opportunity. That was a nice contrast to the approach taken by former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, and Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey.

Castro, O’Rourke and Booker oddly started speaking Spanish from time to time, perhaps to appeal to Latino voters. That seemed appropriate from Castro, but from O’Rourke and Booker it appeared singularly inauthentic.

Klobuchar, when confronted by Castro’s determination that we should no longer detain illegal immigrants crossing the border, did not go for the bait. She responded that she thinks we need to go after drug traffickers and other criminals. Good for her.

Klobuchar also looked sane by comparison when she suggested she had qualms about providing rich kids with free college.

In her closing statement, Klobuchar made a simple pitch, saying that “I listen and get things done.” She talked of getting numerous bills passed, and winning every election race she has entered. Viewers could understand why.

Booker get a lot of air time during the debate, but offered up uninspired ideas with great conviction. His closing statement was utter soft serve, affirming he could beat Trump, and that the election would be a referendum on “us.”

Other candidates pressed their personal credentials. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii managed to inject her military experience into her responses, while former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland touted his entrepreneurial background – which was indeed differentiating, as was his moderately pro-business platform.

Warren showed a glimpse of the passion that is boosting her poll numbers but seemed oddly subdued. She trotted out her standard lines about making the government and the economy work for everyone, but she failed to light up the audience. Her promises to fight for everyone become tiresome, mainly because she also wants to fight with everyone.

Warren got less air time as the evening wore on, in part because New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other 1 percenters tried to hijack the conversation, striving for a breakthrough moment. They mostly failed.

The evening produced no witticisms, no light moments; it was a deadly serious affair. It will be interesting to see what the ratings look like.

Warren was expected to shine at the first debate, in large part because she faced off against a number of lesser-known candidates (including Castro, Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio, and Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington).

Expectations were also high for Warren because she’s a policy wonk and, according to a New York Times piece that dropped Tuesday, has been a skilled debater since childhood. She did not hurt herself, but neither did she triumph.

One problem for the debate sponsors – and for the lesser-known candidates – is that there are so many litmus tests for Democrats. Uniformity makes it tough to stand out or attract ratings.

Practically every contender has felt compelled to sign on to the Green New Deal – or like Inslee, adopt an even more extreme position.

Every single one wants zero restrictions on abortion, supports a $15 minimum wage, welcomes illegal immigrants with open arms, would hike taxes on American businesses and on successful individuals and hates – just hates – everything about the Trump administration.

Every candidate wants to woo back traditional Democrats who voted for Trump in 2016, but it seems not one knows how to go about doing that.

Delaney made a valiant effort to present a comparatively moderate approach; he was the outlier. Few Democrats talk about growing the country’s wealth and income; rather, their focus is on how to carve up the wealth and income we already have.

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As de Blasio has so frequently said, “There’s plenty of money in the country, it’s just in the wrong hands.”

Based on the first round of the Democratic debates, that could become the party’s slogan. Who knows, maybe it will.

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Lawrence Jones says debate attendees back Dems’ policy ideas but often struggle with details

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Some attendees at Wednesday’s first Democratic debate in Miami expressed support for 2020 candidates’ platform items such as the Green New Deal, according to Fox News contributor Lawrence Jones.

Jones said he spoke with several attendees about their thoughts on the Democrats’ policies, the Campus Reform editor-in-chief told host Sean Hannity on Wednesday’s edition of “Hannity.”

One attendee said the Green New Deal’s passage is attainable, Jones said.

“Do you feel it’s realistic?” he asked a woman attending the Miami event.

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“Absolutely,” the woman said. “I think our future depends on something like this, and we all have to care about it. So there should be enough support.”

Another attendee told Jones, “I think that it’s 25 years overdue. I think we spoke about this 25 years ago. … We knew there was a problem and we ignored it.”

He said other attendees had varied reactions to terms like “democratic socialism.”

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“I think that the word ‘socialism’ has been hijacked because we are Democrats – and we are Americans,” another attendee told Jones.

Another woman said the term “democratic socialist” was “interesting.”

“I’m not a Bernie supporter, so I wouldn’t know how to answer your question,” she said, referring to Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

Jones told Hannity the 2020 Democratic presidential field appears to be out of touch with mainstream American politics as well.

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“I think it’s an identity crisis,” he said. “I think you have candidates that don’t quite understand where America is going in the past election, and so they feel like they needed this radical approach.

“But when you talk with people on the street, although they want this change, when you get into the details of policy, they don’t know what’s in it.”

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Only Warren, de Blasio willing to eliminate their own private health care, as Dems put on the spot during debate

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During Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate, NBC moderator Lestor Holt asked which candidates would abolish their private health insurance plans in favor of a government option — only Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, D-N.Y., raised their hands.

Holt highlighted Warren’s support for Sen. Bernie Sanders’, I-Vt., “Medicare-for-all” plan and asked if she would duplicate his proposal if she became president.

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“So, yes, I’m with Bernie on Medicare-for-all and let me tell you why,” she replied. “I spent a big chunk of my life studying why families go broke and one of the number-one reasons is the cost of health care. Medical bills. And that’s not just for people who don’t have insurance. It’s for people who have insurance.

“Look at the business model of an insurance company. It’s to bring in as many dollars as they can in premiums and to pay out as few dollars as possible for your health care. That leaves families with rising premiums, rising co-pays, and fighting with insurance companies to try to get the health care that their doctors say that they and their children need.”

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Warren claimed Medicare-for-all would solve the issue of rising health care costs and said politicians who oppose it are not willing to fight for their constituents. She also labeled health coverage as a basic human right.

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“Medicare-for-all solves that problem,” she continued. “And I understand, there are a lot of politicians who say, oh, it’s just not possible, we just can’t do it, we have a lot of political reasons for this. What they’re really telling you is they just won’t fight for it. Well, health care is a basic human right and I will fight for basic human rights.”

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Sen. Cory Booker: Capitalism has become ‘perverted’

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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., had some harsh words for capitalism, suggesting that it has become “perverted” because of policies on the books.

In an interview with The New York Times released on Wednesday, the 2020 presidential candidate spoke about American Enterprise InstitutePpresident Arthur C. Brooks and the “fetishization of capitalism” in the country.

“The head of AEI, a guy named Brooks, talks about this fetishization of capitalism as an end unto itself and forgetting that it is a theory to get us to the higher ideal of more shared growth, better distribution of opportunity and resources,” Booker said, “and we have so perverted the ideal of capitalism that now we tolerate policies that are allowing a new era of monopolization, of oligarchies…”

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There has been a struggle within the Democratic Party on whether its eventual presidential nominee should embrace capitalism or socialism — the latter, exemplified by Democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT.

Booker will be participating in Wednesday night’s debate alongside Senate colleagues Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar, Representatives Tim Ryan and Tulsi Gabbard, former representatives Beto O’Rourke and John Delaney, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.

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First 2020 Democratic primary debate — Night 1 liveblog

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Ten Democratic candidates are taking the stage in Miami on Wednesday for the first of a two-night debating extravaganza as the party begins the process of picking its nominee to challenge President Trump.

Follow along with Fox News.com’s live blog below. Mobile users click here.

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2020 Dem Seth Moulton: Trump ‘harder to beat’ than party thinks, but right coalition can best him

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President Trump will be harder to defeat than Democrats believe, though he can lose in 2020 if the right coalition unifies against him, according to Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass.

Moulton, a presidential candidate, told Bret Baier on “Special Report” that though he missed the qualifying threshold for this week’s primary debates, he is the right person for voters to get behind.

“They want someone who can actually build the coalition we need to defeat him, because I think Trump is going to be a lot harder to beat than many Democrats think,” he said of voters.

“That means a coalition that includes everyone in our party, plus independents, those Obama-Trump voters, and even some disaffected Republicans.

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“I can build that coalition because I’ve built it in the most difficult circumstances before — in the middle of a war.”

The Massachusetts Democrat mentioned his service in the Iraq War, claiming his role as Marine platoon commander showed he can unite Americans from all walks of life.

“My fundamental job was to bring together this incredibly diverse group of Americans from all over this country, with different religious beliefs, different political beliefs, and get them united behind a common mission to serve America in the middle of a very divisive time: in the middle of a war that many of us disagreed with,” he said.

“That’s the leadership we need from the next president of the United States.”

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Moulton criticized the fact that Trump did not serve in Vietnam, instead receiving a deferment.

Baier noted that the lawmaker has called the president “unpatriotic” for the circumstance.

Moulton said he stands by that allegation.

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“I think that if you lie to get out of the war, that makes you unpatriotic,” he said.

“Especially, knowing that there’s not like there is some empty seat with Donald Trump’s name on it that went to Vietnam — someone had to go in his place, some patriotic American who was willing to step up and to serve the country even in the midst of a terrible war so that no one had to go in his place.

“That doesn’t make you a patriot — to dodge service.”

Moulton was not one of the 20 candidates invited to participate in this week’s Democratic debates, which were to be held Wednesday and Thursday in Miami.

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Tom Shillue: Trump comments about Biden, Obama show he’s the ‘MVP of trolling his competitors’

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President Trump’s latest critique of former Vice President Joe Biden shows he is the “MVP” in terms of trolling his rivals, according to Tom Shillue.

The president’s public questioning of Biden’s relationship with former President Barack Obama is the latest example of such, Shillue claimed Tuesday on “The Five.”

“President Trump is once again proving he is the MVP of trolling his competitors,” he said.

The Fox News Radio host pointed to an interview the president held with “The Hill,” in which he wondered if there was a “big secret” as to why Obama has not backed Biden.

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In the interview, Trump said the Delaware Democrat, “seemed to have gotten along” with the former president while the two were in the White House.

“How he doesn’t get President Obama to endorse him, there has to be some reason why he’s not endorsing him,” he said.

“And then he goes and lies and says I asked the president not to endorse me – give me a break – because he’s embarrassed by the fact that Obama is not endorsing him.

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“So he goes out and says I asked President Obama not to endorse me.”

Shillue claimed Trump’s comments showed a keen sense of strategy.

“This is politically brilliant because he’s going at the big strength of Joe Biden – which is his association with Obama,” he said.

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“He’s creating mystery. The big mystery is what it’s all about.”

Trump and Biden repeatedly have traded blows since the former vice president entered the 2020 race, with the president frequently dismissing his potential opponent as “sleepy”.

Trump even said he would prefer to run against Biden rather than face another campaign against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Fox News’ Liam Quinn contributed to this report.

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Claire McCaskill urges Warren not to be like annoying ‘professor’: Be more ‘relatable’

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is coming too close in her 2020 run to appearing like a professor and needs to relate to voters more effectively, former Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., suggested on Tuesday.

“You need to get American comfortable with who you are,” McCaskill said while appearing on MSNBC. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., were doing well in the polls because people knew who they were, McCaskill added.

The former Democratic senator argued Warren and other candidates should start using humor more and strike a balance between making people comfortable with your policy leadership without boring them with lectures.

“I think you have to swing with the fences with people being comfortable that you are in command of the policy but not so in command of the policy that you’re not relatable,” she said.

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“That’s Elizabeth’s challenge, frankly, sometimes she comes very close to that professor I just wanted to be quiet.”

Warren has made a name for herself as the candidate with “a plan for that” — a reference to her many policy proposals for addressing issues like health care and the environment. The progressive hero has proposed sweeping economic reforms while pursuing a populist message — “economic patriotism” — that some have compared to President Trump’s “America First” vision.

At the end of 2018, Warren received criticism over her apparent attempt to connect with voters via Instagram. During the video, she popped open a beer and awkwardly embraced her husband.

But while she’s mostly trailed Sanders in the polls, some June polling showed her leading the 77-year-old Democratic socialist.

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McCaskill, a perceived moderate, has pushed back on the growing presence of more progressive politicians in her party. When asked if there are “crazy” politicians in her party, she backed away from that label for Warren but noted her opposition to financial deregulation.

“I would not call my colleagues crazy, but Elizabeth Warren sure went after me when I advocated tooling back some of the regulations for small banks and credit unions,” she told Fox News.

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She also hit back at criticism that she would have won re-election in 2018 if she had taken more progressive stances like endorsing single-payer health care. During an interview in 2018, she warned Democrats against looking down at people like herself who favored compromise instead of demanding purity.

“This demand for purity, this looking down your nose at people who want to compromise, is a recipe for disaster for the Democrats,” McCaskill previously said.

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Gov. Cuomo warns low turnout allows AOC’s chosen candidate to win District Attorney race

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warned Monday that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s, D-N.Y., chosen candidate for District Attorney could win Tuesday’s election if Democratic voters failed to turn out — a situation he said led to the freshman congresswoman’s victory over former Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., in 2018.

“If there’s a higher turnout, then more Democrats speak and … the outcome tends to be more representative of the overall Democratic opinion,” Cuomo said, according to the New York Post.

Cuomo indicated that turnout was the reason why Crowley lost to such a progressive candidate as Ocasio-Cortez, while he was able to beat former progressive challenger Cynthia Nixon in the same congressional district. “How does Crowley lose and I win, by 37 points? It’s the turnout,” he said.

He even dubbed the phenomenon of low turnout the “Joe Crowley Effect’ where only a small, motivated base turns out to vote. He suggested that was the reason why state Sen. Michael Gianaris also endorsed the more progressive attorney general candidate.

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“I think many of the New York City Democrats are afraid of the ultra-left, or a product of the ultra-left in the last primary,” he said.

In May, Ocasio-Cortez promoted Tiffany Caban’s candidacy, arguing that her history as a public defender could be “transformative” for the office. She also rebuked the idea that the endorsement was a test of her influence over her own congressional district.

She continued advocating for Caban’s candidacy on Tuesday, pushing high turnout as a positive for Caban and others.

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“Communities win when we turn out in high numbers. Let’s get @CabanForQueens elected!” she said.

Caban also received the endorsement of the Democratic Socialists of America, which backed Ocasio-Cortez during her 2018 bid.

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Joe Biden making millions, living in lavish homes since leaving office: report

Former Vice President Joe Biden has raked in millions since leaving office while upgrading his lifestyle substantially, according to a new report — details that could challenge his ‘Middle Class Joe’ public persona.

Biden, who was never one of the wealthier members of Congress during his decades as a senator, has seen his fortunes turn considerably since the Obama administration thanks to speeches and book deals, according to The Washington Post.

The Post reported, citing public documents, that Biden was paid as much as $200,000 for some speeches. The former VP’s campaign told the newspaper Biden has given fewer than 50 paid speeches. The ex-vice president also got some pricey perks as part of his speaking gigs, including chartered flights, town cars and professional drivers, luxury hotel suites, and reimbursements, according to the report.

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Meanwhile, Biden has moved into a sprawling mansion outside Washington since leaving the White House.

“Middle Class Joe” now resides in a 12,000-square-foot home in McLean, Virginia, that comes complete with “five bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, marble fireplaces, a gym and a sauna,” the report stated. The Bidens are renting the home, according to the Post, from multi-millionaire Mark Ein.

Zillow estimates rent on the property would set Joe and Jill back almost $20,000 a month.

According to property website Zillow, the mansion — which was owned by President Ronald Reagan’s secretary of state, Alexander Haig — is worth almost $5 million.

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In 2017, the Bidens also purchased a beach house in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, for almost $3 million.

Fox News contacted the Biden campaign for comment but has not received a response.

The report came after the former vice president last week seemed to challenge the narrative building among some in his party when he argued it wasn’t always appropriate to “demonize” rich people.

“I mean, we may not want to demonize anybody who’s made money,” Biden reportedly said during a New York City fundraiser with wealthy donors. According to Bloomberg, Biden seemed to knock Sen. Bernie Sanders’, I-Vt., inclination toward “revolution,” saying that it wasn’t the right way to improve economic well-being.

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“When you have income inequality as large as we have in the United States today, it brews and ferments political discord and basic revolution,” he said.

He also pushed back on the view that wealthy people were “the other” in society and told them “I need you very badly.”

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“Remember, I got in trouble with some of the people on my team, on the Democratic side, because I said, you know, what I’ve found is rich people are just as patriotic as poor people,” he also said.

Biden, the clear front-runner in the primary battle, is leading Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in the polls. The latter two were among the most prominent Democrats railing against Wall Street and large corporations while introducing sweeping economic reforms.

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