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Buttigieg alleges Trump voters are ‘supporting racism’

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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg suggested during Thursday night’s primry debate that those who back President Trump and his immigration policies are “supporting racism.”

During the debate, Jorge Ramos, the Univision anchor and a moderator of the ABC News-hosted debate in Houston, rattled off several immigration-related Trump administration controversies, including family separations at the border, a travel ban that blocked entrance to the U.S. from seven majority Muslim countries, and dust-ups over the president’s own incendiary rhetoric.

Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., was asked if people who support Trump and his immigration policies are racist.

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“Anybody who supports this is supporting racism,” he shot back, without elaborating on what he meant by “this.”

Minutes later, Trump’s campaign communications director, Tim Murtaugh, responded.

“It is not a winning strategy to call half of America racist,” Murtaugh tweeted in a swipe at Buttigieg.

Last year, Trump signed an executive order that stopped family separations. When asked whether he would consider reinstating that policy, Trump recently said no.

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With regard to the so-called travel ban, last year,the Supreme Court upheld the president’s controversial plan, which affected several mostly Muslim countries. The administration said that policy was enacted for national security reasons, which Chief Justice John Roberts said was “squarely within the scope of presidential authority.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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O’Rourke’s debate-stage vow: ‘Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15’

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Arguing for a mandatory buyback of assault weapons, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke declared during Thursday night’s  presidential debate, “Hell yes, we are going to take your AR-15, AK-47.”

The line from the former congressman from Texas received loud applause from the audience at the third-round debate, which was held in Houston.

2020 DEMOCRATS RAMP UP CALLS FOR MANDATORY ASSAULT WEAPONS BUYBACK

Answering Republicans’ argument that Democrats will take away people’s weapons, O’Rourke said that “we’re not going to allow them to be used against our fellow Americans anymore.”

In the wake of multiple deadly mass shootings last month, including two in Texas, many of the Dem candidates stepped up their calls for the federal government to start buying back assault-style weapons from owners – with some of the White House hopefuls urging mandatory buybacks.

O’Rourke was among the candidates to recently declare, “Americans who own AR-15s and AK-47s will have to sell their assault weapons.”

O’Rourke was complimented by his rivals on the debate stage for his outspoken efforts on the issue of gun violence. He suspended his campaign last month and returned to his home town of El Paso after a mass shooting there that left 22 people dead and many more injured. O’Rourke has made stemming gun violence an integral part of his campaign.

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Live Updates at the September Democratic Debate

Here’s what you need to know:

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After a meaty discussion on Mr. Trump’s tariffs on China, Mr. Sanders pivoted to a contrast between his views on trade policy and Mr. Biden’s, citing his opposition to the Obama administration’s push for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Nafta.

“The average American today, despite an explosion of technology and worker productivity, is not making a penny more than he or she made 45 years ago. And one of the reasons is that, for decades, we have had disastrous trade policies,” Mr. Sanders said. “I have to say to my good friend Joe Biden, Joe and I strongly disagree on trade.”

Mr. Biden shot back, saying only an American-led coalition can win a trade war with China.

“You need to organize the world to take on China, to stop the corrupt practices that are underway,” he said, parrying the attack from Mr. Sanders without directly answering it.

What should Democrats do about Mr. Trump’s China tariffs? None of them really want to say, though they were happy to criticize the president.

Mr. Yang would leave them stand, at least at first. “ I would not repeal the tariffs on day one, but I would let the Chinese know we need to hammer out a deal,” he said.

Mr. Buttigieg trashed the president for not reaching the trade deal he promised. “I remember President Trump scotched and said he’d like to see me make a deal with Xi Jinping,” he said. “I’d like to see him make a deal with Xi Jinping.”

Mr. Castro said he “would immediately begin to negotiate with China to ratchet down that trade war.”

And Ms. Klobuchar said Mr. Trump’s steel tariffs aren’t focused. They are, she said, “like poker chips in his bankrupt casinos.”

Only Ms. Warren brought anything close to specifics in making an argument on trade policy, though she was heavier on who she would align with than what she would actually seek to do.

“I want to negotiate trade with unions at the table. I want to negotiate it with small farmers at the table. I want to negotiate it with environmentalists at the table. I want to negotiate with human rights activists at the table,” she said.

One of the moderators, Jorge Ramos, asked Mr. Biden a blunt question, citing the record of deportations under President Obama: “Why should Latinos trust you?”

Mr. Biden began by pivoting to Mr. Trump. “What Latinos should look at, comparing this president to the president we have is outrageous, number one. We didn’t lock people up in cages. We didn’t separate families. We didn’t to all of those things,” Mr. Biden said.

Pressed further, Mr. Biden would not distance himself from Mr. Obama’s deportation record: “The president did the best thing that was able to be did at that time.” He added without further explanation that he was vice president.

Mr. Castro wanted to hear more, mocking Mr. Biden. “Every time something good about Barack Obama comes up, he says, “oh, I was there, I was there, I was there, that’s me, too.”

“He wants to take credit for Obama’s work but not answer any questions,” Mr. Castro added.

Mr. Biden, as he has done throughout the campaign, bear-hugged Mr. Obama. “I stand with Barack Obama all eight years. Good, bad and indifferent. That’s where I stand.”

Candidates’ Speaking Time So Far

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Mr. O’Rourke is no longer standing at center stage. And it showed on Thursday because his rivals kept praising him for his role in healing the community in El Paso after the recent shooting.

Mr. Biden first: “He way he handled what happened in his hometown is meaningful.” Ms. Harris: “Beto, god love you for standing to courageously in the midst of that tragedy.”

When Mr. O’Rourke got his chance, his voice rose in a crescendo as he invoked a curse word — albeit one that can air on national television, calling for mandatory buybacks of assault rifles.

“Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We’re not going to allow it to be used against a fellow American anymore,” Mr. O’Rourke declared.

The crowd gave him one of the loudest cheers of the night.

Ms. Klobuchar wouldn’t endorse a mandatory buybacks of assault-style rifles, instead praising the various gun control proposals backed by all of the Democratic presidential candidates.

“I personally think we should start with a voluntary buyback program,” she said.

Mr. Booker was less laudatory of Mr. O’Rourke, as he said communities like his own have long been plagued by gun violence.

“I’m sorry that it had to take issues coming to my neighborhood or personally affecting Beto to make us demand change,” Mr. Booker said.

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Ms. Klobuchar and Ms. Harris got tough questions about their records as prosecutors not being sufficiently progressive — and both largely dodged the specifics in responding.

“That’s not my record,” Ms. Klobuchar said when told that the A.C.L.U. was sour about her record responding to police shootings of black men when she was the district attorney in Minneapolis.

“What changes did we make?” she said. “Go after white collar crimes in a big way. Diversity in office in a big way. Work with the Innocence Project to make sure we do much better with eyewitness I.D.”

Ms. Harris said she “glad you asked me this question,” though mostly avoided answering it, claiming “many distortions” of her record.

Ultimately, she took some ownership of that record. “Was I able to get enough done? Absolutely not,” Ms. Harris said, pitching her new criminal justice plan as ambitious going forward.

After Ms. Klobuchar and Ms. Harris spoke, Mr. Biden made sure to note he became a public defender, leaving unsaid the contrast with the other prosecutors onstage.

Fact-Check

One split that’s clear early in the debate is between the fighters and the peacemakers.

Half the candidates onstage want to have a principled fight about policy, and half are trying to present themselves as unifiers.

It’s a divide that encompasses much of the discussion among Democratic voters in early states and now has taken over the debate stage, with Mr. Biden squaring off with Mr. Sanders and Ms. Warren about health care policy.

Others, like Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Buttigieg, Ms. Harris and Mr. Booker — who were excluded from the early food fight on health coverage — sought to portray the fighters as “all that’s wrong” with politics, as Mr. Buttigieg put it.

“I know we cannot sacrifice progress on the altar of purity, because people in my community, they need help right now,” Mr. Booker said.

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Live Analysis: The Democratic Debates

Follow along as our reporters analyze tonight’s debate in real time.

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In his first opportunity to speak, Mr. Castro went aggressively after Mr. Biden, opening with the fact that a fact-check after the last debate showed that Mr. Biden’s health plan “leaves 10 million people uncovered” despite Mr. Biden’s claim otherwise.

As Mr. Biden pushed backed, about whether his plan was an opt-in system, Mr. Castro questioned the 76-year old candidate’s memory.

“Are you forgetting what you said just two minutes ago?’ said Mr. Castro, 44, repeating himself more than once.

Mr. Biden looked taken aback.

Mr. Castro kept going. “If you lose your job, for instance, his health care plan would not automatically enroll you, you would have to opt in. My health care plan would. That’s big difference. I’m fulfilling the legacy of Barack Obama and you’re not.”

“That would be a surprise to him,” Mr. Biden said.

Mr. Buttigieg interjected to play peacemaker, saying the food fight was what people “cannot stand about Washington.”

If the political talk heading into the debate was on the first face-off between Mr. Biden and Ms. Warren, the early fireworks came in exchanges between Mr. Biden and Mr. Sanders.

Mr. Biden came out strong attacking Medicare for all and Mr. Sanders’s support for it.

“For a socialist you’ve got a lot more confidence in corporate America than I do,” the former vice president said.

Mr. Sanders shot back: “You know why they’re going bankrupt? Because they suffered a terrible disease, cancer, or heart disease.”

Mr. Biden, whose son Beau died of cancer, flared in anger.

“I know a lot about cancer,” he said. “Let me tell you something. It’s personal to me.”

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At first the health care coverage included only Mr. Biden, Mr. Sanders and Ms. Warren, to the exclusion of everyone else. Finally Mr. Stephanopoulos threw it to Ms. Klobuchar, who sought to separate herself from Mr. Sanders and Ms. Warren.

“While Bernie wrote the bill, I read the bill,” Ms. Klobuchar said, saying that eliminating private health insurance is “a bad idea.”

Ms. Klobuchar and then Mr. Buttigieg tried to reframe their opposition to Medicare for All in more muscular terms.

Mr. Buttigieg went right after Mr. Sanders: “The problem, Senator Sanders, with the damn bill that you wrote, and that Senator Warren backs, is that it doesn’t trust the American people. I trust you to choose what makes the most sense for you. Not my way or the high way.”

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The opening question, to Mr. Biden, cut to the core of the ideological divide of the party: How ambitious should the Democratic Party be in crafting plans for health care, climate change and raising taxes.

Mr. Biden choose to focus on health care, where he wants to build on the Affordable Care Act while Mr. Sanders and Ms. Warren want to implement a Medicare for All system.

“I think we should have a debate on health care. I think — I know that the senator says she’s for Bernie, well, I’m for Barack,” Mr. Biden said. “I think the Obamacare worked.”

Ms. Warren sought to neutralize any forthcoming attacks from Mr. Biden about not respecting the legacy of Mr. Obama. She praised Mr. Obama for the passage of the Affordable Care Act, and said she wants to build on it.

Pressed on how to pay for it, she said, “We pay for it, those at the very top, the richest individuals and the biggest corporations, are going to pay more. And middle class families are going to pay less.”

Ms. Warren refused to get drawn into the question about whether middle-class taxes will increase, returning the issue to whether total cost of health care will increase or not.

Mr. Sanders directly criticized Mr. Biden for his criticism of Medicare for All.

“Let us be clear, Joe, in the United States of America, we have spending twice as much per capita on health care as the Canadians or any other major country on Earth,” Mr. Sanders said.

“This is America,” Mr. Biden shot back.

Join us for live analysis on debate night. Subscribe to “On Politics,” and we’ll send you a link.

Jonathan Martin and Astead W. Herndon contributed reporting from Houston.

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Fact-Checking the Democratic Debate

Ten candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination took the stage Thursday night in Houston for third round of debates. Unlike the previous debates, which took place over two evenings, only one night was needed to feature all the candidates who qualified for the showdown.

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Live Analysis: The Democratic Debates

Follow along as our reporters analyze tonight’s debate in real time.

Here is how the candidates’ remarks stacked up against the truth.

What the Facts are

WHAT Mr. Castro SAID:

“I also worked for President Obama, Vice President Biden, and I know that the problem with your plan is that it leaves 10 million people uncovered.”

Later he added, “The difference between what I support and what you support, Vice President Biden, is that you require them to opt in and I would not require them to opt in, they would automatically be enrolled.”

This is mostly true. Mr. Biden is not backing the “Medicare For All” plan being promoted by Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, which would replace all private insurance coverage with a government-run plan.

Mr. Biden wants to expand Obamacare by offering a public option. He says his plan would cover 97 percent of Americans — a figure that Mr. Castro appeared to seize on to justify his statement that the Biden plan would leave 10 million people uncovered. Among them would be undocumented immigrants who would not qualify for the federal subsidies that could help make coverage affordable.

Most people would have to enroll themselves in the public option under Mr. Biden’s plan – leaving the possibility that some will fall through the cracks — but it would automatically enroll millions of low-income people in states that have rejected the option of expanding Medicaid under Obamacare.


What the Facts Are

What MS. Harris Said:

“And so, I took on the position that allowed me, without asking permission, to create one of the first-in-the-nation initiatives that was a model and became a national model around people who were arrested for drugs and getting them jobs. I created one of the first-in-the-nation requirements that a state law enforcement agency would have to wear cameras and keep them on full-time. I created one of the first-in-the-nation trainings for police officers on the issue of racial bias and the need to reform the system.”

This is mostly true. As San Francisco’s district attorney, Ms. Harris created “Back on Track” program in 2005 that gave some young, first-time drug offenders the chance to enroll in a pilot program involving job training, community service and counseling in lieu of jail. As California’s attorney general, Ms. Harris instituted an implicit bias training program in her office. Her record on the use of body-worn cameras is more mixed.

In 2015, Ms. Harris did put in place a policy requiring law enforcement officers working for her office to wear body cameras. But that same year, Ms. Harris opposed statewide regulations mandating local police to do the same and stated she did not believe in a “one-size-fits-all approach.”

Ms. Harris also omitted parts of her record that have generated criticism among criminal justice reform activists, for instance, for her lack of support over a police shooting bill.


WHAT THE FACTS ARE

WHAT Mr. Sanders SAID:

“You got to defend the fact that 500,000 Americans are going bankrupt. You know why they’re going bankrupt? Because they suffered a terrible disease, cancer, or heart disease.”

This is exaggerated. The number comes from a study based on surveys of people who declared bankruptcy between 2013 and 2016. In that research, more than half of families with bankruptcies said that medical bills or a health crisis contributed to their financial crisis, the latest in a series of such surveys. (Fun fact: Elizabeth Warren was a co-author on earlier installments.) But that research method has been criticized by many scholars, who say asking people whether health problems caused their bankruptcy is not the best way to answer that question.

Another recent study, which followed every Californian who was admitted to a hospital over several years, produced a substantially lower estimate of the number of Americans whose bankruptcies were caused by health problems that involved a hospital stay. But in both studies, it was not just medical bills but the income losses associated with illness that caused financial distress. The 500,000 estimate includes people who cited only health-related income loss as a contributor to their bankruptcy. That is a problem that even universal health insurance would do little to address.

Read more debate coverage:
Live Updates at the September Democratic Debate

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Andrew McCabe irks some CNN colleagues: ‘I have no sympathies for him’

CNN contributor Andrew McCabe is making waves at the cable news network after a U.S. attorney on Thursday recommended moving ahead with potential charges against the FBI honcho-turned-pundit.

McCabe, the former deputy and acting director of the FBI, appealed the decision of the U.S. attorney for Washington all the way up to Jeffrey Rosen, the deputy AG, but he rejected that request, according to a person familiar with the situation.

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The potential charges relate to Justice Department inspector general findings against the CNN pundit regarding misleading statements tied to a Hillary Clinton-related investigation. The situation has raised eyebrows across the media industry and created a headache for the liberal-leaning CNN.

Some CNN staffers were reportedly aghast when the network hired McCabe in late August, simply because he’d been fired from the FBI for lying. Now that charges against McCabe are seemingly looming, some of the shock has turned to anger and confusion.

“It erodes our journalistic credibility to have so many highly anti-Trump, former Obama DOJ/security officials without a semblance of balance.”

— Current CNN personality

A current CNN on-air personality told Fox News this week that “it erodes our journalistic credibility to have so many highly anti-Trump, former Obama DOJ/security officials without a semblance of balance,” specifically pointing to pundits Samantha Vinograd, Jim Sciutto, Asha Rangappa, Juliette Kayyem and James Clapper, along with McCabe.

“It’s hard to see the justification for hiring him initially since it was publicly documented he’s, best case, a liar,” the on-air personality added. “How will CNN handle it if he’s also soon indicted?”

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Former FBI honcho Andrew McCabe became a CNN correspondent in August.

A second current CNN  personality told Fox News on Thursday that many liberal-leaning staffers feel McCabe is “somewhat of a freedom fighter” who was “unfairly targeted” by the Trump administration. This was transparent on Thursday when CNN dispatched its top legal analyst, Jeffrey Toobin, to defend his “friend” McCabe while downplaying the potential charges.

CNN’S LEGAL GURU WEIGHS IN IN DEFENSE OF ‘COLLEAGUE AND FRIEND’ ANDREW MCCABE

“Andy McCabe is a CNN contributor. He’s a colleague and a friend to many of us who work here,” Toobin said. “This is an extremely unusual prosecution. Andy McCabe had the right to speak to reporters. That is beyond dispute. As deputy director of the FBI, he had the right to speak to reporters. He also has an impeccable record as one of the most honored and successful FBI agents of his generation.”

But not everyone inside CNN is defending McCabe.

The second anonymous on-air personality said he seems like a “good guy” in general but crucial blunders will ultimately define him.

“He made some colossal mistakes and the fact that he f—ing lied under oath, I have no sympathies for him. How will [CNN] have him on weigh in on anything related to integrity?” 

— Second current CNN personality

“He made some colossal mistakes and the fact that he f—ing lied under oath, I have no sympathies for him,” the CNN staffer said. “How will [CNN] have him weigh in on anything related to integrity?”

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The source predicted that CNN would “stand by McCabe until they can’t” and said network producers have kept McCabe out of situations where he could be “undressed” on-air by pundits with opposing views.

McCabe’s colleague also pointed out that CNN doesn’t typically refer to him as a “law enforcement analyst,” instead opting for the simpler label “correspondent.”

CNN did not immediately respond to multiple requests for comment.

The FBI famously fired McCabe on March 16, 2018, after a Justice Department inspector general report found he had repeatedly misstated his involvement in a leak to The Wall Street Journal regarding an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

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Last month, McCabe sued the FBI and the Justice Department over his firing, arguing it was part of President Trump’s plan to rid the bureau of leaders he perceived as disloyal to him.

DePauw University professor and frequent CNN critic Jeffrey McCall told Fox News that the ratings-challenged network made a “questionable” move by hiring McCabe in the first place and needs to keep him off TV while things play out.

“With this latest development, the move looks even worse.  McCabe has credibility issues, and that is a problem for a news channel that has had its professional practices challenged of late,” McCall said. “At the least, it would behoove CNN to suspend McCabe from his contributor position until the legal process has worked its way out.”

Fox News’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn, Jake Gibson and Alex Pappas contributed to this report. 

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Andrew Yang reveals his debate surprise – $1,000 a month for 10 more families

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Andrew Yang revealed his big debate surprise during Thursday’s Democratic debate – a further expansion of his campaign’s “freedom dividend” for 10 more American families.

“In America today everything revolves around the almighty dollar,” he said in his opening speech.

“My campaign will now give a freedom dividend of $1,000 a month for an entire year to 10 American families,” he continued, to excited shouts from the audience.  

There’s just one catch  – some experts said it could be a violation of campaign finance laws, reported TIME earlier in the evening.

“Handing out money to individuals for their own personal use would seem to be a violation of campaign-finance law,” said Erin Chlopak, of the Campaign Finance Legal Center to TIME, because campaign finance laws prohibit the use of campaign funds for “personal use.”

In a press release announcing the money, Yang’s campaign said its counsel had reviewed the FEC statues and said it would be in compliance with campaign finance regulations.

“The campaign is excited to work together with our supporters to help create more stories about what the Freedom Dividend means for American families,” said Campaign Manager Zach Graumann.

Gary Coby, digital director for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, mocked the idea on Twitter. 

The Daily Beast’s Sam Stein had reported Yang’s campaign manager as telling him that Yang would be doing something unprecedented as a presidential candidate

Yang had said he had “something big” coming up before the debate, though he hadn’t provided any other details at the time.

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Brooke Goldstein: Sanders, Warren, O’Rourke among Dems showing hostility to Israel

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The Democratic Party has been a strong supporter of Israel and a strong opponent of anti-Semitism since President Harry Truman recognized the Jewish state when it declared independence from Britain in 1948. But unfortunately, this is no longer true of some Democratic presidential candidates and other Democratic elected officials.

This represents a disturbing shift from the Democratic Party of decades past, when support for Israel and opposition to anti-Semitism were pillars of the party.

Every Democratic president from Truman through Bill Clinton stood firmly with Israel – not agreeing with Israeli leaders on everything, but understanding that Israel is an invaluable ally that benefits the U.S. in many ways and an outpost of democracy in the unstable Middle East.

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Sadly, in recent years more and more Democrats have taken to demonizing anyone who supports the Jewish state – even going as far as to falsely label them as Islamophobic.

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So what say those who want to be our next president? We already have some clues.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. – the only Jewish American among the leading presidential candidates – has been the most hostile towards Israel. He has referred to the Israeli government as “racist” and “oppressive” and has advocated cutting U.S. military support.

Sanders recently tapped Linda Sarsour, a rabid anti-Semite, to join his campaign. He then proceeded to speak at an Islamic Society of North America conference that promoted Islamic law, admonishing Muslims to wage jihad against the Jews.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., hired a director for progressive partnerships who openly supports Hamas, a militant terrorist group that seeks Israel’s destruction and has launched rockets and terrorist attacks on Israeli civilians from its base of operations in the Gaza Strip.

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas bluntly called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “racist.” This is a shameful act of hostility towards the democratically elected leader of a close American ally.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. – the only Jewish American among the leading presidential candidates – has been the most hostile towards Israel

We know less about where the other major Democratic presidential candidates stand. Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey have avoided direct confrontation and continue to present a moderate approach to U.S.-Israeli relations.

Former Vice President Joe Biden stood and watched as the relationship between President Barack Obama and Netanyahu grew increasingly strained. Biden has said Netanyahu is taking Israel in the “wrong direction” and reportedly strong-armed Ukraine into voting against Israel at the United Nations in the waning days of the Obama administration.

Voters like me, who have supported candidates on both sides of the aisle, need to know that whoever serves as president of the United States will not only speak up for Israel, but also actively fight against anti-Jewish bigotry.

Meanwhile, some other Democratic elected officials have taken to spreading anti-Semitic tropes, accusing Jews of dual loyalty and suggesting that Jewish money makes the world go round.

Shamefully, Democrats in Congress could not even come together to pass a resolution unequivocally singling out and condemning anti-Semitism. Instead, they passed a watered-down resolution broadly condemning all types of prejudice.

Then there’s the unlawful and anti-Semitic push to boycott Israeli people and businesses, known as the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS). By cutting off Israel from the world, BDS seeks the economic strangulation of the world’s only Jewish state.

The hate-filled BDS campaign has crept from fringe political circles to the mainstream of the Democratic Party. Sixteen Democratic House members recently voted against legislation condemning BDS, including celebrity freshmen Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

When she was a candidate for the House seat she now holds, Omar told Jewish voters in her district that she thought BDS was counterproductive to peace efforts. Candidate Tlaib said she supported a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Both completely reversed their positions after winning their respective elections.

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Throughout history, rising anti-Semitism has always been accompanied by other forms of radicalization and the degradation of democracy overall.

Will Democrats continue to creep closer to radical anti-Israel and even anti-Semitic policy positions? Will they undermine the party’s traditional values of tolerance and equality? If so, they risk consigning themselves to the tragic fate of Jeremy Corbyn’s British Labour Party, which has allowed a culture of anti-Semitism to take root and poison the entire institution.

In an all-too-familiar routine, far too many Democrats pander to the Jewish community on pro-Israel issues when running for office and then turn around and show their true colors after Election Day.

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To date, the candidates running for president have skated by – banking on the fact that no one is asking them about a subject they’d rather ignore.

It’s time for the media to ask these questions and get real answers. Voters like me will be watching closely.

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Discussion Thread: Third Democratic Presidential Debate

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The 10 leading Democratic presidential candidates will take the stage together tonight as they face off in the party’s third 2020 presidential primary debate.

While 20 candidates participated in each of the first two debates, only 10 will face off tonight, the result of the Democratic National Committee raising the qualifying threshold. While candidates only needed to register one percent support in at least three independent state and national polls determined by the DNC and/or receive at least 65,000 unique donations to qualify for the first two debates, two percent support in four polls and (not or) 130,000 unique donations was required to make the cut for third debate.

The debate will be held at Texas Southern University, a Historically Black College and University, in Houston, Texas. It will run from 8:00-11:00 p.m. ET and be broadcast live on ABC and Univision. George Stephanopolous, David Muir, Linsey Davis, and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos will be the moderators. The debate can be streamed for free on the ABC News YouTube page.

Candidates listed in left-to-right stage order:

  • Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN)

  • Senator Cory Booker (NJ

  • Mayor Pete Buttigieg (South Bend, IN)

  • Senator Bernie Sanders (VT)

  • Fmr. Vice President Joe Biden (DE)

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA)

  • Senator Kamala Harris (CA)

  • Businessman Andrew Yang (NY)

  • Fmr. Congressman Beto O’Rourke (TX)

  • Fmr. Secretary of HUD Julián Castro (TX)

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Gowdy calls DOJ’s rejection of McCabe appeal a ‘celebration of our justice system’

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The Justice Department’s recommendation to move forward with charges against ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe exemplifies the fairness of the American justice system, according to Trey Gowdy.

McCabe’s effort to avoid charges relating to lying to federal investigators was stymied when Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen rejected the new CNN contributor’s appeal, Gowdy said Thursday on “The Story.”

“It’s a celebration of our justice system, where you can be the second-in-command at the world’s premier law enforcement agency and still be subject to investigation and potentially indictment,” said Gowdy, a Fox News contributor and former South Carolina Republican congressman.

Earlier Thursday, Fox News learned that U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie Liu recommended moving forward with charges against McCabe.

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On “The Story,” Gowdy told host Martha MacCallum the ex-FBI official is nonetheless afforded the same constitutional rights as anyone else.

“He’s presumed innocent,” he said, noting some political observers may find that fact “wildly unpopular.”

“And even if he’s indicted, the indictment is no evidence of a crime,” Gowdy added.

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“I know politics doesn’t reward fairness, but our justice system needs to survive long past the political vagaries.”

Gowdy said McCabe lied to DOJ Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz and “leaked something that was in his best interest.”

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“It’s the oldest motive known to man, which is self-interest,” he said.

A source close to McCabe’s legal team said they received an email from the Department of Justice which said, “The department rejected your appeal of the United States Attorney’s Office’s decision in this matter. Any further inquiries should be directed to the United States Attorney’s Office.”

McCabe spent 21 years with the FBI. He became the acting director in May 2017 after President Trump fired Director James Comey.

His legal team met with Liu in person to make an appeal not to move forward with any prosecution. They also met in person with Rosen for the same reason, according to a person familiar with the meetings.

McCabe’s team also sent an “extensive” letter to Rosen following the meetings, laying out their reasoning against moving forward with a prosecution, according to the source.

Fox News’ Jake Gibson and Alex Pappas contributed to this report.

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