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Democratic 2020 candidates debate in Ohio

Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren pose together at the start of the fourth Democratic 2020 presidential candidates debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren pose together at the start of the fourth Democratic 2020 presidential candidates debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren pose together at the start of the fourth Democratic 2020 presidential candidates debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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The dozen candidates cramming the debate stage in the electoral battleground state of Ohio made for the most crowded debate so far in the Democratic race to pick a challenger to Trump in the November 2020 election.

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The dozen candidates cramming the debate stage in the electoral battleground state of Ohio made for the most crowded debate so far in the Democratic race to pick a challenger to Trump in the November 2020 election. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

The dozen candidates cramming the debate stage in the electoral battleground state of Ohio made for the most crowded debate so far in the Democratic race to pick a challenger to Trump in the November 2020 election. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
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Joe Biden, who has led the 2020 Democratic race, joined Senator Bernie Sanders in calling Trump "the most corrupt president in modern history." The former vice president defended his son Hunter's role on the board of a Ukrainian gas company, which has been criticized by Trump and his supporters. "My son did nothing wrong. I did nothing wrong," Biden said.

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Joe Biden, who has led the 2020 Democratic race, joined Senator Bernie Sanders in calling Trump "the most corrupt president in modern history." The former vice president defended his son Hunter's role on the board of a Ukrainian gas company, which...more

Joe Biden, who has led the 2020 Democratic race, joined Senator Bernie Sanders in calling Trump "the most corrupt president in modern history." The former vice president defended his son Hunter's role on the board of a Ukrainian gas company, which has been criticized by Trump and his supporters. "My son did nothing wrong. I did nothing wrong," Biden said. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Joe Biden looks on as Elizabeth Warren speaks. Warren, who has surged into a virtual tie with Biden in many Democratic opinion polls, said she called for Trump's impeachment after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's findings on Russia election interference. Congress did not move to impeach, she said, "and look what happened: Donald Trump broke the law again."

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Joe Biden looks on as Elizabeth Warren speaks. Warren, who has surged into a virtual tie with Biden in many Democratic opinion polls, said she called for Trump's impeachment after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's findings on Russia election...more

Joe Biden looks on as Elizabeth Warren speaks. Warren, who has surged into a virtual tie with Biden in many Democratic opinion polls, said she called for Trump's impeachment after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's findings on Russia election interference. Congress did not move to impeach, she said, "and look what happened: Donald Trump broke the law again." REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Elizabeth Warren's reward for pulling into first place? She became a punching bag. Pete Buttigieg, the South Bend, Indiana, mayor, was the first to turn on the senator from Massachusetts after she answered a question about whether taxes would go up under the Medicare for All government healthcare plan by saying "costs" would go up. That was "a yes or no question that didn't get a yes or no answer," Buttigieg said.

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Elizabeth Warren's reward for pulling into first place? She became a punching bag. Pete Buttigieg, the South Bend, Indiana, mayor, was the first to turn on the senator from Massachusetts after she answered a question about whether taxes would go up...more

Elizabeth Warren's reward for pulling into first place? She became a punching bag. Pete Buttigieg, the South Bend, Indiana, mayor, was the first to turn on the senator from Massachusetts after she answered a question about whether taxes would go up under the Medicare for All government healthcare plan by saying "costs" would go up. That was "a yes or no question that didn't get a yes or no answer," Buttigieg said. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Bernie Sanders chided Warren for not being clear on whether Medicare for All plans would raise taxes, falling back on his favorite line about having written the "damn bill." He said a majority of people will save money on their healthcare costs, but "I do think it's appropriate to acknowledge that taxes will go up."

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Bernie Sanders chided Warren for not being clear on whether Medicare for All plans would raise taxes, falling back on his favorite line about having written the "damn bill." He said a majority of people will save money on their healthcare costs, but...more

Bernie Sanders chided Warren for not being clear on whether Medicare for All plans would raise taxes, falling back on his favorite line about having written the "damn bill." He said a majority of people will save money on their healthcare costs, but "I do think it's appropriate to acknowledge that taxes will go up." REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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"I think we owe it to the American people to tell them where to send the invoice," Amy Klobuchar told Warren. "The difference between a plan and a pipe dream is something you can actually get done." Klobuchar pushed back when Warren said critics of her wealth tax were trying to protect billionaires, saying: "No one on this stage wants to protect billionaires," adding: "Your idea is not the only idea."

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"I think we owe it to the American people to tell them where to send the invoice," Amy Klobuchar told Warren. "The difference between a plan and a pipe dream is something you can actually get done." Klobuchar pushed back when Warren said critics of...more

"I think we owe it to the American people to tell them where to send the invoice," Amy Klobuchar told Warren. "The difference between a plan and a pipe dream is something you can actually get done." Klobuchar pushed back when Warren said critics of her wealth tax were trying to protect billionaires, saying: "No one on this stage wants to protect billionaires," adding: "Your idea is not the only idea." REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Elizabeth Warren did not directly respond to questions about whether she would raise taxes for the healthcare plan, but she said she would not sign any bill that does not lower healthcare costs for middle-class families. "I have made clear what my principles are here, and that is that costs will go up for the wealthy and for big corporations and, for hard-working middle-class families, costs will go down," she said. The expansive Medicare for All proposal, based on the government-run healthcare plan for Americans over age 65, has sharply divided Democratic presidential contenders. Some analysts have said it would cost $32 trillion over a decade. Many other Democratic candidates back a Medicare-based plan as just one option for Americans seeking healthcare coverage.

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Elizabeth Warren did not directly respond to questions about whether she would raise taxes for the healthcare plan, but she said she would not sign any bill that does not lower healthcare costs for middle-class families. "I have made clear what my...more

Elizabeth Warren did not directly respond to questions about whether she would raise taxes for the healthcare plan, but she said she would not sign any bill that does not lower healthcare costs for middle-class families. "I have made clear what my principles are here, and that is that costs will go up for the wealthy and for big corporations and, for hard-working middle-class families, costs will go down," she said. The expansive Medicare for All proposal, based on the government-run healthcare plan for Americans over age 65, has sharply divided Democratic presidential contenders. Some analysts have said it would cost $32 trillion over a decade. Many other Democratic candidates back a Medicare-based plan as just one option for Americans seeking healthcare coverage. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Kamala Harris reaches out to Bernie Sanders during the debate. The debate marked the return of Sanders, 78, the oldest candidate in the field, who suffered a heart attack two weeks ago and has been recuperating at home in Vermont since having stents inserted to open a blocked artery. The health scare emphasized his age and that of the other top White House contenders - Biden is 76 and Warren is 70, while Trump is 73 - in a race featuring a debate about a generational change in leadership. "We are going to be mounting a vigorous campaign all around this country," Sanders said, adding: "I'm so happy to be back here with you." 

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Kamala Harris reaches out to Bernie Sanders during the debate. The debate marked the return of Sanders, 78, the oldest candidate in the field, who suffered a heart attack two weeks ago and has been recuperating at home in Vermont since having stents...more

Kamala Harris reaches out to Bernie Sanders during the debate. The debate marked the return of Sanders, 78, the oldest candidate in the field, who suffered a heart attack two weeks ago and has been recuperating at home in Vermont since having stents inserted to open a blocked artery. The health scare emphasized his age and that of the other top White House contenders - Biden is 76 and Warren is 70, while Trump is 73 - in a race featuring a debate about a generational change in leadership. "We are going to be mounting a vigorous campaign all around this country," Sanders said, adding: "I'm so happy to be back here with you." REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer (C), who has poured millions into an impeach-Trump fund since 2017, tipped his hat to his rivals in his first debate. "Every candidate here is more decent and coherent and patriotic than that criminal in the White House," said Steyer, the last candidate to jump into the race.

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Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer (C), who has poured millions into an impeach-Trump fund since 2017, tipped his hat to his rivals in his first debate. "Every candidate here is more decent and coherent and patriotic than that criminal in the...more

Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer (C), who has poured millions into an impeach-Trump fund since 2017, tipped his hat to his rivals in his first debate. "Every candidate here is more decent and coherent and patriotic than that criminal in the White House," said Steyer, the last candidate to jump into the race. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg pose together at the start. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg pose together at the start. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg pose together at the start. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
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Bernie Sanders applauds with Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Bernie Sanders applauds with Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Bernie Sanders applauds with Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Senator Cory Booker tried to stay out of the fight, and warned the Democrats against tearing one another down during the debates. He urged them to keep their eyes on the goal of beating Trump. "I have seen this script before," Booker said. "It didn't work in 2016 and it will be a disaster for us in 2020."

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Senator Cory Booker tried to stay out of the fight, and warned the Democrats against tearing one another down during the debates. He urged them to keep their eyes on the goal of beating Trump. "I have seen this script before," Booker said. "It didn't...more

Senator Cory Booker tried to stay out of the fight, and warned the Democrats against tearing one another down during the debates. He urged them to keep their eyes on the goal of beating Trump. "I have seen this script before," Booker said. "It didn't work in 2016 and it will be a disaster for us in 2020." REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Businessman Andrew Yang said taxing wealth, as opposed to income, is bad policy, attacking a position supported by several Democrats, including Warren and Sanders. "We should not be looking to other countries' mistakes," said Yang. "Instead we should look at what Germany, France, Denmark and Sweden still have which is a value-added tax and we give the American people a tiny slice of every Amazon sale, every Google search, every robot truck mile, every Facebook ad, we can generate hundreds of billions of dollars and then put it into our hands because we know best how to use it."

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Businessman Andrew Yang said taxing wealth, as opposed to income, is bad policy, attacking a position supported by several Democrats, including Warren and Sanders. "We should not be looking to other countries' mistakes," said Yang. "Instead we should...more

Businessman Andrew Yang said taxing wealth, as opposed to income, is bad policy, attacking a position supported by several Democrats, including Warren and Sanders. "We should not be looking to other countries' mistakes," said Yang. "Instead we should look at what Germany, France, Denmark and Sweden still have which is a value-added tax and we give the American people a tiny slice of every Amazon sale, every Google search, every robot truck mile, every Facebook ad, we can generate hundreds of billions of dollars and then put it into our hands because we know best how to use it." REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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In an exchange on gun control, Pete Buttigieg and Beto O'Rourke of Texas renewed a long-running rivalry. The two have a history of disagreement on the subject. Buttigieg does not support O'Rourke's proposal to force people to sell some of their assault weapons and handguns to the government. During the debate, O'Rourke described gun violence as a crisis and said politicians should take their lead from activists who are pushing for mandatory gun buybacks. "Let's follow their inspiration and lead - and not be limited by the polls and the consultants and the focus groups," O'Rourke told Buttigieg. 

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In an exchange on gun control, Pete Buttigieg and Beto O'Rourke of Texas renewed a long-running rivalry. The two have a history of disagreement on the subject. Buttigieg does not support O'Rourke's proposal to force people to sell some of their...more

In an exchange on gun control, Pete Buttigieg and Beto O'Rourke of Texas renewed a long-running rivalry. The two have a history of disagreement on the subject. Buttigieg does not support O'Rourke's proposal to force people to sell some of their assault weapons and handguns to the government. During the debate, O'Rourke described gun violence as a crisis and said politicians should take their lead from activists who are pushing for mandatory gun buybacks. "Let's follow their inspiration and lead - and not be limited by the polls and the consultants and the focus groups," O'Rourke told Buttigieg. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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"The problem isn't the polls; the problem is the policy," Buttigieg shot back at O'Rourke, as Andrew Yang listens. "And I don't need lessons from you on courage, political or personal."

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"The problem isn't the polls; the problem is the policy," Buttigieg shot back at O'Rourke, as Andrew Yang listens. "And I don't need lessons from you on courage, political or personal." REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

"The problem isn't the polls; the problem is the policy," Buttigieg shot back at O'Rourke, as Andrew Yang listens. "And I don't need lessons from you on courage, political or personal." REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Cory Booker reaches past Kamala Harris to greet Bernie Sanders as Joe Biden looks on. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Cory Booker reaches past Kamala Harris to greet Bernie Sanders as Joe Biden looks on. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Cory Booker reaches past Kamala Harris to greet Bernie Sanders as Joe Biden looks on. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Biden and Sanders both said that Trump was "the most corrupt president in history," and Congress would be remiss if it did not pursue the impeachment probe. "Look, my son did nothing wrong. I did nothing wrong. I carried out the policy of the United States government in rooting out corruption in Ukraine and that's what we should be focused on," Biden said. "What I think is important is we focus on why it's so important to remove this man from office."

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Biden and Sanders both said that Trump was "the most corrupt president in history," and Congress would be remiss if it did not pursue the impeachment probe. "Look, my son did nothing wrong. I did nothing wrong. I carried out the policy of the United...more

Biden and Sanders both said that Trump was "the most corrupt president in history," and Congress would be remiss if it did not pursue the impeachment probe. "Look, my son did nothing wrong. I did nothing wrong. I carried out the policy of the United States government in rooting out corruption in Ukraine and that's what we should be focused on," Biden said. "What I think is important is we focus on why it's so important to remove this man from office." REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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CNN anchor Anderson Cooper talks to the audience before the start of during the debate. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper talks to the audience before the start of during the debate. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper talks to the audience before the start of during the debate. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden listen to Elizabeth Warren as they debate. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden listen to Elizabeth Warren as they debate. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden listen to Elizabeth Warren as they debate. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Bernie Sanders hugs Joe Biden. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Bernie Sanders hugs Joe Biden. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Bernie Sanders hugs Joe Biden. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Elizabeth Warren gives a thumbs up to someone in the audience during a break. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Elizabeth Warren gives a thumbs up to someone in the audience during a break. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Elizabeth Warren gives a thumbs up to someone in the audience during a break. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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The audience listens during the fourth debate. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The audience listens during the fourth debate. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The audience listens during the fourth debate. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Yang and Pete Buttigieg talk during a break. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Yang and Pete Buttigieg talk during a break. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Yang and Pete Buttigieg talk during a break. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Guns rights activist Bill Groom of New Philadelphia, Ohio demonstrates with his weapon outside the debate venue. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Guns rights activist Bill Groom of New Philadelphia, Ohio demonstrates with his weapon outside the debate venue. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Guns rights activist Bill Groom of New Philadelphia, Ohio demonstrates with his weapon outside the debate venue. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Joe Biden shakes hands with and hugs Elizabeth Warren after a question about their ages. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Joe Biden shakes hands with and hugs Elizabeth Warren after a question about their ages. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Joe Biden shakes hands with and hugs Elizabeth Warren after a question about their ages. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A protester demonstrates in a dress covered with the images of women politicians, lawmakers, judges and other leaders outside the venue. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A protester demonstrates in a dress covered with the images of women politicians, lawmakers, judges and other leaders outside the venue. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A protester demonstrates in a dress covered with the images of women politicians, lawmakers, judges and other leaders outside the venue. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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"If impeachment is driven by these hyperpartisan interests, it will only further divide an already terribly divided country," said Representative Tulsi Gabbard, one of the last candidates to get on board with impeachment.

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"If impeachment is driven by these hyperpartisan interests, it will only further divide an already terribly divided country," said Representative Tulsi Gabbard, one of the last candidates to get on board with impeachment. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

"If impeachment is driven by these hyperpartisan interests, it will only further divide an already terribly divided country," said Representative Tulsi Gabbard, one of the last candidates to get on board with impeachment. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Guns rights activist Julie Sparks of Lima, Ohio demonstrates with his weapon outside the debate. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Guns rights activist Julie Sparks of Lima, Ohio demonstrates with his weapon outside the debate. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Guns rights activist Julie Sparks of Lima, Ohio demonstrates with his weapon outside the debate. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A protester against President Donald Trump demonstrates with a large balloon reading "Your VOTE is the only antidote" outside the venue. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

A protester against President Donald Trump demonstrates with a large balloon reading "Your VOTE is the only antidote" outside the venue. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

A protester against President Donald Trump demonstrates with a large balloon reading "Your VOTE is the only antidote" outside the venue. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
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Bernie Sanders speaks as Joe Biden listens. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Bernie Sanders speaks as Joe Biden listens. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Bernie Sanders speaks as Joe Biden listens. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A supporter of President Donald Trump demonstrates outside the debate. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A supporter of President Donald Trump demonstrates outside the debate. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A supporter of President Donald Trump demonstrates outside the debate. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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