16 September 2019 - Third Democratic presidential debate highlights growing divisions
Debate opens new fronts on guns, Biden's age in Democratic race
Stephen Collinson (CNN, 14/09/2019)
The latest Democratic debate threw up a rich haul of clashes, incidents, slow burning controversies and policy collisions that will help define the 2020 race in the weeks to come.
Often, a debate's impact only becomes clear in subsequent days, when exchanges that did not immediately resonate take on extra significance as the churn of the campaign does its work.
Thursday's encounter in Houston exposed ideological, personal and policy divisions between the candidates that offer clues about how the Democratic race will unfold from now on.
Winners and Losers of the Democratic Debate
The New York Times Opinion (The New York Times, 13/09/2019)
Welcome to Opinion’s commentary for the Sept. 12 Democratic presidential candidate debate in Houston, Tex. In this special feature, Times Opinion writers rank the candidates on a scale of 1 to 10: 1 means the candidate probably didn’t belong on the stage and should probably drop out; 10 means it’s on, President Trump. Here’s what our columnists and contributors thought about the debate.
Fact-checking the third Democratic presidential debate
Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo and Meg Kelly (The Washington Post, 13/09/2019)
In the third Democratic presidential debate, the candidates tossed out lots of facts and figures, occasionally getting out over their skis. Here’s a selection of some of the claims that caught our attention, written with my colleagues Salvador Rizzo and Meg Kelly. As is our practice, we do not award Pinocchios in debate roundups.
Highlights Of The Third Democratic Debate
(The Onion, 14/09/2019)
The third round of the Democratic presidential primary debates pitted the top-10 polling candidates against each other in Houston. The Onion highlights the most important takeaways from the third Democratic debate.