Debating the Debates

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Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris debate racial issues as Senator Bernie Sanders listens during the second night of the first U.S. Democratic presidential candidates 2020 election debate in Miami, Florida, U.S., June 27, 2019. Photo credit: Mike Segar/Reuters

Now that the dust has settled after the first major democratic debates, who will be left standing on the next stage? 

While Kamala Harris distinguished herself with a particularly strong performance on the second night, host Josh Barro thinks Joe Biden might still be OK. Did the candidates give President Trump a gift for the campaign by raising their hands to offer up healthcare to undocumented immigrants? We talk about how the candidates barely talked about why so many immigrants are coming to the United States. The Daily Beast columnist and special guest Keli Goff wondered why Marianne Williamson was even on the stage, but Josh says he found her delightful. And we look at the Supreme Court’s ruling on gerrymandering.  

Credits

Guest:
Kelli Goff - Columnist for the Daily Beast - @keligoff

Hosts:
Josh Barro, Helaine Olen, Tim Carney

Producers:
Sara Fay, Rebecca Mooney