Why the Democratic debate sounded like a WWE match

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The Democratic debate in South Carolina was upended by a booing and cheering audience stacked with donors and VIPs. The monumental impact of Mike Bloomberg’s wallet has completely upended the Democratic primary in recent weeks, spending over half a billion dollars to blanket the country with ads on TV, online, and billboards. And tonight, the former NYC mayor was able to jolt the Democratic debate in South Carolina, where the audience at Gaillard Center Performance Hall was made up of quite a few loud and boisterous Bloomberg supporters who cheered almost every policy or accomplishment touted by their candidate and vigorously booed even the most anodyne comments made by his progressive rivals Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Read Full Story

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How to watch the Democratic debate on CBS live for free without cable

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The latest Democratic debate will take place in Charleston, South Carolina, and is cohosted by CBS News. No, you’re not having déjà vu. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are indeed having another debate, which comes less than a week after the last one. This time around, the candidates will face off in Charleston, South Carolina, for a debate cohosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. Twitter is also a partner and is accepting live questions at the #DemDebate hashtag. Read Full Story

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How coronavirus could completely upend the 2020 presidential campaign

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From debates with no audience to cancelled rallies, the election is going to look very different, with a steep drop in canvassing and traditional face-to-face contacts and an increased reliance on digital messaging and TV advertising. In recent weeks, the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus has become a major issue in the presidential campaign, with both Democratic frontrunners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders criticizing the president’s initial attempts to minimize the severity of the virus. Read Full Story

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Michael Bloomberg calls it quits after blowing $600 million on a doomed presidential campaign

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Bloomberg is endorsing former rival Joe Biden, after Biden surged and Bloomberg floundered on Super Tuesday. After entering the race only 100 days ago to be the Democratic presidential nominee, billionaire Michael Bloomberg has announced he’s ending his bid for the White House. The former New York mayor officially made the announcement on Twitter, where he said he was endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden, who performed better than expected in Super Tuesday voting (and suffered some viral drama ). Read Full Story

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Report: Bloomberg reached out to Yang to be his VP

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No comment from Yang, but his troops do not appear to be psyched Mike Bloomberg is realizing that it takes more than blanketing the country with half a billion dollars’ worth of ads, a pile of silly memes, and defensive reactions to tough questions during Democratic primary debates to build appeal for his presidential candidacy. Read Full Story

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How to watch the CNN Democratic debate live without cable for free

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COVID-19 is certain to be main topic of discussion between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders tonight. Here’s how to stream the debate for free. With the coronavirus pandemic threatening to overburden the healthcare system and plunge the United States into economic chaos, the two remaining viable Democratic candidates will face off in the nation’s capital tonight for the first one-on-one debate of the 2020 presidential primaries. Read Full Story

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Why the statue of Harvard’s first Black graduate could be a model for rethinking monuments

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As the country debates how to replace Confederate statues, the case of Richard T. Greener offers a way forward. Ever since the University of South Carolina put up a statue of Richard T. Greener —who in 1873 became the school’s first Black professor—one of my favorite things to do has been to eat lunch on a bench nearby to watch how people interact with it. Read Full Story

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Watch James Baldwin’s brilliant 1965 speech in which he explored why Black Lives Matter

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The writer’s analysis of “the American dream” and what that meant for the black community is a must-watch today. On February 18, 1965, James Baldwin and William F. Buckley Jr. debated the concept of the American dream at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. Baldwin and Buckley were polar opposites. Baldwin, an eloquent champion of the humanity of black people, had made it his life’s mission to highlight the nuances of what it was like to be black in a country that was built by, but not for, you. Buckley, a conservative who grew up wealthy, also examined race in his writings, but he often touted the notion that black people were inferior, and championed a new rising of the south (he later changed his views). Read Full Story

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