Nov 21, 2019

Debate night: Klobuchar says Pelosi proves a woman can beat Trump

Sen. Amy Klobuchar argued at the 5th Democratic debate Wednesday that Americans should have faith in a woman's ability to beat President Trump, stating, "Nancy Pelosi does it every single day."

KLOBUCHAR: "I govern both with my head and my heart. And if you think a woman can't beat Donald Trump, [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi does it every single day."

Context: The quip came after former Vice President Joe Biden argued that he is the most prepared to beat Trump in a general election. Klobuchar argues her record of winning in red and purple districts proves that she could win America's middle ground.

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5 takeaways from the fifth Democratic debate

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The fifth Democratic debate on Wednesday ended with more shared laughs than attack lines, striking a stark contrast to the partisan impeachment hearings that have dominated news coverage over the past two weeks.

The big picture: The Pete Buttigieg pile-on landed more softly than many had projected. Instead, the top four candidates in early state polling — Buttigieg, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders — pulled many of their punches, giving some of the lower-tier candidates a chance to make waves in a debate that will otherwise do little to shake up the race.

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Highlights from actress Olivia Wilde's interview with Nancy Pelosi

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she believes Hollywood and the media helped Donald Trump become president "and that is really a sad thing," in a new interview with actress and director Olivia Wilde in the Hollywood Reporter.

The state of play: Pelosi is expected to bring a vote on impeachment to the House floor.

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How rural Iowa defines electability

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The Iowans Joe Biden met on an eight-day, 18-county "No Malarkey" bus tour told me they want a nominee who works with Republicans — and they aren't fixated on impeachment or liberal proposals like the Green New Deal.

Why it matters: Their views validate Biden's argument that Democrats nationally aren't as liberal as on Twitter or as AOC — but also foreshadow liabilities for Biden versus others in the moderate lane.

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