Both Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Sen. John Delaney opened the debate by describing Medicare for All as bad policy, stating it would lower quality in healthcare and cause hospitals to close. Biden has recovered some from his poll slide after the first debate, but he needs a solid showing. Calling it a "bread and butter" issue important to unions, Klobuchar promoted her trillion-dollar plan to improve roads, bridges and schools.
Williamson described the situation in Flint, and other cities in the US, as "environmental injustice". Williamson went on to warn that the "dark psychic force" of "collectivized hatred" being created by the president is contributing to the environmental injustice.
McConnell's impassioned speech came in response to attacks from over the weekend where he was labeled "Moscow Mitch" after left-wing columnist Dana Milbank wrote an op-ed about McConnell blocking a highly partisan Democrat election reform bill last week.
Comedians weighed in. Even The New Yorker brought it; the magazine tweeted out a starkly attractive graphic with a Williamson debate quote. Viral moments aside, Michiganders took note of how often their home state came up several times as the candidates addressed issues including the Flint water crisis.
Jay Sekulow, counsel to the president, said California's law "will be answered in court", according to USA media reports. Hasen said a key question for determining whether the new California law is constitutional is whether courts look back to prior fights over ballot qualifications for congressional candidates or instead view the issue through the broad powers given to state legislatures when it comes to casting votes for president.
Iran has said it will reduce its commitment to the nuclear accord in stages and may even withdrew from the pact unless the Europeans find ways to shield its economy from the USA sanctions . Zarif, in response to the sanctioning, tweeted: "It has no effect on me or my family, as I have no property or interests outside of Iran ". Asked whether sanctioning Iran's chief diplomat would limit USA ability to negotiate with Iran, if negotiations ever take place, a senior administration official ...