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Summary: Analysis: Warren growing into front-runner status
Story No: apus125169
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/16/2019 06:30 AM
People: Donald Trump , Elizabeth Warren , Pete Buttigieg , Beto O'Rourke , Kamala Harris , Bernie Sanders , Joe Biden , Andrew Yang , Tom Steyer
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Elizabeth Warren repeatedly came under attack during Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate as rivals accused the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature "wealth tax" plan in an attempt to derail her rising campaign.

The pile-on reinforced her new status as a front-runner in the contest to take on President Donald Trump next year.

With first state primaries rapidly approaching, her many challengers have dwindling opportunities to emerge as powerful alternatives to the progressive agenda she's championing.

While Warren has surged into the upper tier of candidates with former Vice President Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, her liberal, government-funded policies have become subject to added scrutiny, prompting concerns about whether her views are out of the mainstream and would imperil Democrats' chances in the general election against President Donald Trump.

Warren's more moderate Democratic rivals sought to make that case aggressively in Tuesday's debate.

The pressure on Warren from within her own party reflects a broader challenge for Democrats as they work through the messy process of unifying behind one candidate to take on Trump next year.

Many Democratic voters like her calls for big, bold ideas. But they fear she might be too liberal to attract the broad coalition needed to deny Trump a second term.

Westerville Columbus - 16 October 2019

1. STILL Image, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, left, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., center, and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speak during primary debate

Columbus - 16 October 2019

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Steve Peoples, Associated Press Chief Political Writer:

"Tonight was about Elizabeth Warren. You know, it was the first debate that she entered as a front-runner not the front-runner. But she she's sharing that status right now with Joe Biden, they're essentially tied in the polls and we weren't quite sure how that dynamic would play out. Well we found out very quickly because Elizabeth Warren was under attack almost from the very beginning and really for the first hour she faced a really harsh criticism from multiple candidates. You know, Beto O'Rourke suggested that she essentially was tearing people down too much in her message.  Andrew Yang questioned her wealth tax, which is the big way that she'd pay for a lot of her policies, and several candidates and the moderator moderators as well went after her refusal to concede that paying for Medicare for All would require a tax increase. Now it's something that even Bernie Sanders, the author of the plan, has conceded Warren kept falling back to a defense saying that essentially overall costs would fall for everyone, which which is true. But there were some awkward moments for Warren on stage. I spoke to her allies afterwards. They also conceded that things could have gone a little bit better on that front. So, really incredible pressure on Elizabeth Warren. She stood strong. She did didn't waver but she clearly has some things to figure out as she gets more comfortable in that front-runner status."

Westerville Columbus - 16 October 2019

3. STILL image of candidates on debate stage

Columbus - 16 October 2019

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Steve Peoples, Associated Press Chief Political Writer:

"It was also a big night for Pete Buttigeg. I mean, we're entering a new phase of the campaign we're a lot more voters are paying attention. This is a 37-year-old mayor of a relatively small city, South Bend, Indiana, who isn't isn't as well-known to some voters as other candidates. He really stepped up tonight was was was aggressive with Warren, with several candidates, but what Warren most most particularly.  He looked around looked her in the face and called her out on health care and some other issues and really showed himself to be assertive, strong and he seems to be trying to edge into that that moderate lane that Joe Biden currently occupies. You know, I mean Joe Biden's another story because this was essentially a status quo night for him. No, no big gaffes. No, no great moments. It was kind of a blah debate honestly for for Joe Biden, which is probably just fine. You know, I mean he's he's on top of most polls again tied with Warren. He didn't really need to break out. But, but the longer he he kind of doesn't excite people the more it could open doors for Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, someone like that to step into it."

Westerville Columbus - 16 October 2019

5. STILL image, pan of candidates on debate stage

Columbus - 16 October 2019

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Steve Peoples, Associated Press Chief Political Writer:

"With twelve candidates on stage, several needed to really have a breakout moment tonight.  The thresholds for qualifying for next month's debate are higher. You have to hit three percent of the polls more donors and several candidates are really on the verge of dropping out, out of this race altogether.  It seems that several people they did flash. I'm thinking about people like Tom Steyer, Beto O'Rourke. I could go down the list, Cory Booker, had some nice moments but there just wasn't enough oxygen for them to stand out and get that airtime that they desperately need. So, it remains to be seen if they'll be able to resurrect their campaigns. Odds are against them."

Westerville Columbus - 16 October 2019

7. STILL Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, and former Vice President Joe Biden speak during debate

Columbus - 16 October 2019

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Steve Peoples, Associated Press Chief Political Writer:

"Joe Biden was asked two questions about it (on his son's business dealings in Ukraine). He said he trusted his judgment and no other Democrats jumped in and folks moved on. So I mean, Donald Trump is not going to let it go that easily of course. But, but at least for the primary that doesn't seem to be an issue preferred Joe Biden right now."

Westerville Columbus - 16 October 2019

9. STILL Image Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders listens to former Vice President Joe Biden

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ARC US DeBlasio Withdraws (Lon NR)
Title:
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Summary: Mayor Bill de Blasio drops 2020 presidential bid
Story No: apus123854
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 09/20/2019 02:18 PM
People: Bill de Blasio , Kirsten Gillibrand , Tom Vilsack , Jay Inslee , Seth Moulton , John Hickenlooper
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ended his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination Friday after struggling to gain traction in a sprawling field of candidates.

De Blasio joins New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Washington Sen. Jay Inslee, Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and California Rep. Eric Swallwell, who have all left the Democratic primary race.

De Blasio launched his bid in May but his campaign largely failed to take off.

He never achieved higher than 1% in a national poll and was ridiculed in the media.

He qualified for the first two rounds of debates but failed to make the September debate stage and appeared unlikely to qualify for the October debates.

Gowrie, Iowa - 17 May 2019

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1. Various of Mayor Bill de Blasio touring ethanol facility

2. Various exteriors of ethanol facility

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Mayor Bill de Blasio, (D) Former Presidential Candidate:

"I mean, this is really, really exciting. Governor, just want to give you a chance to weigh-in."

4. Tom Vilsack, Former Secretary of Agriculture, UPSOUND (English): "We're happy to have the mayor here. Very appreciate the fact that his first visit is to a rural community and an ethanol facility."

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Mayor Bill de Blasio, (D) Presidential Candidate/ (D) New York:

"What we've got to do is get away from fossil fuels - that's the bottom line. We need fossil fuels to be a part of our future."

Churdan, Iowa - 17 May 2019

6. Various of de Blasio meeting with Greene County small family farmers

Independence, Iowa - 4 July 2019

7. Former Democratic presidential candidate New York Mayor Bill de Blasio walking in the Independence Fourth of July parade

Miami — 26 June 2019

8. STILL image of De Blasio on stage during

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Mayor Bill DeBlasio, (D) Former Presidential Candidate:

"I'm going to go up there every time and say, 'This party better get it right, we better stand for something.' And I don't care if there's moderates on the stage. God bless the moderates. That's not the point. We're going to lose again if we don't stand for something. People used to have not a doubt in their mind – for decades – that Democrats were the party of working people."

10. STILL image of Democratic presidential candidates on stage

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US Debate Analysis (Lon NR)
Title:
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Summary: Debate Analysis: Trio of Democrats lead field
Story No: apus123458
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 09/13/2019 05:39 AM
People: Donald Trump , Bernie Sanders , Amy Klobuchar , Beto O'Rourke , Pete Buttigieg , Joe Biden
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Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate in  Houston, Texas made clear that there are three main candidates leading the field, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders , according to Associated Press Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace.

"That was clear from the opening minutes of the debate, when those candidates got into a substantive and contentious conversation about health care," Pace commented, noting that former Vice President Biden  representated the Democratic party's moderate wing on the issue with his defense of Obamacare, while Senator's Warren and Sanders advocated wholesale health care reform.

Pace says Biden mounted a vigorous defense of his positions. "He seemed more confident, he was crisper in his answers than he has been on this subject throughout the summer." She noted that Warren and Sanders also had strong showings and that supporters of the three candidates are not likely to waver based on this debate.

Washington, DC - 12 September 2019

1. SOUNDBITE (English) Julie Pace, Associated Press Washington Bureau Chief:

"This was the first time that we got an opportunity to see 10 Democratic presidential candidates all on one stage in one night for a debate. "And what this debate really did is it clarify that there is a a trio of candidates that are at the top of this field Joe Biden Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders."

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2. SOUNDBITE (English) Julie Pace, Associated Press Washington Bureau Chief:

"What this debate really made clear is that there is a clear trio of candidates at the top of the field, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. And that was clear from the opening minutes of the debate, when those candidates got into a substantive and contentious conversation about health care, with Warren and Sanders representing the liberal position and Joe Biden representing the more moderate wing of the Democratic Party, who wants to build on Obamacare, who wants to continue on largely with that model instead of blowing the whole thing up and starting over again."

++BLACK FRAMES++

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Julie Pace, Associated Press Washington Bureau Chief:

"You saw Biden really try to, try to be more forceful in representing his views, putting those liberal senators more on the defensive about how exactly they are going to pay for something like a government-run program, a fully government-run program. It was probably one of Biden's best moments of this campaign. He seemed more confident, he was crisper in his answers than he has been on this subject throughout the summer."

++BLACK FRAMES++

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Julie Pace, Associated Press Washington Bureau Chief:

"The ultimate thing that you want to know though out of these debates is did anybody change their standing? And I think among those three candidates, the answer is probably not really. If you're a fan of Joe Biden. If you think that his more moderate positions are the direction that the party should be taking in that that's the best way to beat Donald Trump, he gave you enough there to feel confident in him as a candidate. But if you think that he is out of step with the party, if you think that he is not bold enough in his ideas there are certainly other options on that stage for you tonight. Warren and Sanders being among those and they had strong enough showings in their own right that their supporters are unlikely to be looking for other options at this point."

++BLACK FRAMES++

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Julie Pace, Associated Press Washington Bureau Chief:

"I think the other big takeaway from this debate is that it was a moment for some of these lower tier candidates who have been struggling to really break through to introduce themselves to voters."

++BLACK FRAMES++

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Julie Pace, Associated Press Washington Bureau Chief:

"One of the candidates who I think undoubtedly had a strong night on that front was Beto O'Rourke. He's the former Texas congressman who burst into this Democratic primary with a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of interest and he really faded. It was after the shooting in his hometown of El Paso Texas that he has started to get a little more attention. He started to take a different approach to this primary, leaning really hard into the issue of gun violence. And one of his strongest moments on the stage was when he made abundantly clear that as president of the United States, he would move to take away a AR-15s, an assault weapon, away from people who currently have them. He did not flinch in that answer. He leaned into it aggressively and I think that's going to be a moment you're going to see replayed over and over again."

++BLACK FRAMES++

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Julie Pace, Associated Press Washington Bureau Chief:

"Amy Klobuchar the senator from Minnesota ended the night with a deeply personal story about how she got involved in politics in the first place. She tried to lighten the mood at times with some of her, her signature jokes. You also had a compelling closing argument from Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who talked about coming home from Afghanistan where he was fighting for the for the United States military and coming out, telling his constituents in South Bend that he was gay. And again a personal story that that will likely resonate with a lot of people."

++BLACK FRAMES++

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Julie Pace, Associated Press Washington Bureau Chief:

"There were a lot of discussions in this debate about immigration. The debate was held in Texas and Texas is a border state. And a lot of discussion about how Democrats would try to roll back some of what we've seen from the Trump administration on that front."

++BLACK FRAMES++

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Julie Pace, Associated Press Washington Bureau Chief:

"Also a lot of discussion about race in America and how whoever is the Democratic nominee tries to tries to address some of these racial tensions that didn't necessarily start under Donald Trump it seemed to have been exacerbated by his by his presidency. This is a tough question for Democrats. They are all united certainly on their feelings that Donald Trump should be out of office. You heard candidates saying that Trump is a racist that Trump is a white supremacist. They are very forward leaning in their language."

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US GA Debate Voter Reax (Lon NR)
Title:
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Summary: Democrats impress debate watchers in Atlanta
Story No: apus123459
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 09/13/2019 05:47 AM
People: Bernie Sanders , Barack Obama , Joe Biden
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People packed in Manuel's Tavern in Atlanta to watch the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate debate, the third of the 2020 election cycle.

Ten Democrats seeking the presidency sparred Thursday night in a sprawling debate that put all qualifying contenders on the same stage for the first time.

The three leading Democratic presidential candidates clashed over health care, immigration and President Barack Obama's legacy on Thursday in a fierce debate that pitted an aggressive Joe Biden against liberal rivals Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.

The Democrats primary contest has been remarkably stable, but the debate comes at a pivotal point in the campaign as more voters move past their summer vacations and begin to pay closer attention to politics.

Atlanta - 12 September 2019

1. Various of people watching democratic debate at Manuel's Tavern neighborhood bar

2. Klobuchar and Sanders on tv screen

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Gloria Moore, Democratic voter:

"It seemed to me that this particular debate unlike some of the others. Everybody did well. There were no big gaffes. I think everybody stepped up and sounded presidential. I think people are going to be pleased with that."

4. Various of people watching debate

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Max Zara-Bermudez, Democratic Voter:

"Any of these candidates, I believe, are better not only than the president but also the challengers in the Republican Party that the president has. So they showed that today. They are committed to gun reform. They are committed to good policies in immigration. This is a country of immigrants."

6. Various of people watching debate

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Patrick Chopsun, Independent voter:

"As somebody who is, I guess a moderate person, it's kind of interesting to hear like how there's so many different sides of the Democratic debate. I think I tend to stay away from like more of the socialism type aspects but I think I'm one of those people as being convinced after all the last two years that I think the Democrats know what's up this time around."

7. Various of people watching debate

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Bjorn Cole, Democratic voter:

"This is a group of people again, very dedicated and very interested not only in seeing that the nation would go well in the future but had spent a lot of time and clearly thought about why they wanted to do it what they wanted to do and how they wanted to achieve the best possible outcome for folks."

9. Various of people watching debate

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US Trump Democrats (Lon NR)
Title:
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Summary: Trump weighs in as Dem hopefuls prepare to debate
Story No: apus123440
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 09/12/2019 10:57 PM
People: Joe Biden , Donald Trump , Bernie Sanders , Nancy Pelosi
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President Donald Trump is weighing in on the Democratic primary field hours before his would-be opponents face off on the debate stage in Houston.

Trump says he thinks he'll face former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren or Sen. Bernie Sanders next year. He says, "It's going to be one of those three."

Trump says he's going to catch up on the Democratic debate once he returns from Baltimore where he is traveling to address congressional Republicans Thursday evening.

He says, "It's going to be very interesting." He adds, "I'm going to have to watch it as a rerun."

Washington - 12 September 2019

1. Pan, U.S. President Donald Trump walking out of the Oval Office

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"(Reporter: Mr. President, what do you expect out of the debate tonight?)

Well, it's too bad. I'm going to miss it. I'm going to have to have it somehow taped. I didn't even tell him about that. So, maybe it's not that important but it is important. Look, it's gonna be very interesting. I look forward to going home I'm going to have to watch it as a rerun, because many of you are coming to Baltimore with me. I don't expect too much difference. I mean you have three people that are leading. I sort of think that those three people are going to take it to the end. It's going to be one of those three, I think. But you never know in politics do we? You know better than I. You never know in politics.

(Reporter: Out of those three, who do you think your strongest opponent is?)

I think, you know look, they all have their weaknesses and their strengths. I think that they're very different. You certainly have a lot of different voices up there. But I would look to me like it would be Elizabeth Warren and it looks like Joe (Biden) maybe will be able to get there, maybe not. I don't know. And certainly Bernie (Sanders) is there. He's number three. But I think that because they are so far in the lead, the three of them and if you remember I'm sure you forget my Republican primaries, but I went to the lead at the very beginning and stayed there. It's you know, you know, if you don't make a really major mistake ... he should be able to make it. I would imagine Biden would be able to make it if he doesn't make any major mistakes. We'll see..."

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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"(Reporter: Are there any Democrats debating tonight that you absolutely respect?)

"I respect all of them. (All of them?) I respect every one. Let me tell you it takes a lot of courage to run for office. I respect all of them. See that? I'm getting to be much better as a politician. You never thought you'd hear that answer."

++SOUNDBITES SEPARATED BY BLACK++

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"(Reporter: Do you think Nancy Pelosi is scared to impeach you?)

I don't think she's scared of anything. I think she's a smart woman and I think she knows exactly what she's doing. We have the strongest economy in the history of our country. We're about ready to break the record again on the stock market. We've broken the record and jobs, African-American, we just broke the record again. You know that. If you look at Hispanic American, Asian-American, the best, the best employment and unemployment numbers in the history of our country with women we are 71 percent ... 71 years think of this 71 years. The best numbers in 71 years. No I think we've done a great job. There are those that say the best job in the history of our country for the first two and a half years. So pretty much that's the story."

5. Various, Trump walking to Marine One

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ARC US Gillibrand Withdraws (Lon) (NR)
Title:
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Summary: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ends 2020 presidential bid
Story No: apus122713
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/28/2019 11:24 PM
People: Andrew Yang , Hillary Clinton , Al Franken , Kirsten Gillibrand
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Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand dropped out of the presidential race Wednesday, abruptly ending a campaign that once looked poised to ride strong #MeToo credentials to formidability but instead collapsed amid surprisingly low polling and major fundraising struggles.

The decision came as Gillibrand failed to qualify for a debate coming next month in Houston by not hitting 2% in at least four approved public opinion polls while securing 130,000 unique donors - despite spending millions on online and TV ads to woo people contributing as little as $1. That proved especially embarrassing since candidates who began the race with far lower national profiles, including businessman Andrew Yang, made it.

On the eve of Wednesday's qualifying deadline, Gillibrand met with her family and decided that if a pair of polls set to be released the following morning didn't help her meet the polling threshold, she'd drop out.

Both ultimately showed her at 0%.

To get to the U.S. House, Gillibrand had topped an incumbent Republican in a conservative part of upstate New York in 2007, and she was appointed to the Senate two years later, filling the seat vacated by Hillary Clinton. She later retained the seat during a 2010 special election, as well as in 2012 and 2018.

Vocal in the Senate on curbing sexual harassment and military sexual assault, as well as promoting equal pay for women and family leave, Gillibrand made those and her staunch defense of abortion rights the core of her presidential bid.

She stood out in the crowded Democratic presidential field by becoming the first to declare she'd only appoint judges to the Supreme Court who consider the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide settled law, though most of her competitors quickly followed suit.

Gillibrand also used her run to highlight systemic racism and white privilege, speaking on the subject frequently on issues such as mass incarceration, urban gun violence and maternal mortality rates for black women.

She initially hoped to stay in the race in a bid to qualify for October's debates, but her financial situation made that impossible. Gillibrand finishes with just $800,000 left in her campaign bank account. That means she spent well over $7 million, just since June 30.

New York - 24 March 2019

1. ARCHIVE: Various of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand kicking off her campaign with a rally

Homestead, Florida - 28 June 2019

2. ARCHIVE: Candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand visiting child migrant camp

Atlanta - 16 May 2019

3. ARCHIVE: Various of candidate Gillibrand speaking at Georgia state capitol building about abortion rights

New York - 5 April 2019

4. ARCHIVE: Presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand speak at National Action Network event during primary campaign

Detroit, Michigan - 31 July 2019

5. ARCHIVE: Presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand speaking to reporters after debate

New York -  22 July 2019

6. ARCHIVE: Presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand talks to reporter about resignation of Sen. Al Franken from U.S. Senate

Lansing, Michigan - 12 July 2019

7. ARCHIVE: Presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand greets people at tables

Flint, Michigan - 12 July 2019

8. ARCHIVE: Flint Mayor Karen Williams Weaver gives presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a tour of a now-defunct water treatment plant.

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US CA 2020 Dem Candidates Wrap (Lon NR)
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Summary: Dem presidential candidates woo party activists
Story No: apus122514
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/24/2019 02:03 AM
People: Kamala Harris , Julian Castro , Bernie Sanders , Pete Buttigieg , Joe Biden , Amy Klobuchar
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More than a dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls made their way to San Francisco to curry favor with national party activists from around country.

Democratic National Committee members heard Friday from top contenders, including Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders.

Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg are skipping the meeting to campaign in the first primary state of New Hampshire.

Biden continues to top national and most early state polls, but he doesn't have a commanding lead.

DNC members are in a new position for 2020 after they gave up their votes on the first nominating ballot of the 2020 convention. But they still could play a role if Democrats' sprawling field results in a contested convention that requires multiple ballots to pick a nominee.

California Sen. Kamala Harris got a rousing hometown welcome.

Harris is looking to California as a potentially key part of her path to the Democratic presidential nomination.

With scores of supporters in the gallery Friday, Harris harkened back to her first political race for district attorney. She laughed as she recalled setting up an ironing board outside local grocery stores to get shoppers to stop and talk to her.

She said a similar grassroots effort is required to defeat President Donald Trump in 2020.

San Francisco - 23 August 2019

1. Wide, Democratic National Committee "Meet the Candidates" event

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D) Presidential candidate:

"Everyone here will talk about building a grassroots movement. I'm out there doing it every day. I've been to 26 states and Puerto Rico. Blue states, red states, red parts of blue states, all of it. I have had 127 town halls and best of all, taken 50,000 selfies because I believe that this is our time and this is our way. It's how we rebuild and strengthen our democracy."

3. Crowd dancing to the music

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Kamala Harris, (D) Presidential candidate:

"And to do that I believe we must have the ability to successfully prosecute the case against four more years of Donald Trump. And it will take a prosecutor to do that.'

5. Crowd cheers

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Bernie Sanders, (D) Presidential candidate:

"Fossil fuel executives, while their products destroy our planet, the time is now to tell the fossil fuel industry that we will no longer allow them to destroy this planet for their short-term profits. We will transform our energy system away from fossil fuel."

6. Officials sitting at panel

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Amy Klobuchar, (D) Presidential candidate:

"But no matter where you come from, no matter who you know, no matter who you love, no matter where you worship, that you can make a difference in this country because this is a country of shared dreams. And right now, we have a president who tries to fracture those dreams every day. He wakes up every morning and tries to divide us and parse us into have and have nots"

8. Audience applauds

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Julian Castro, (D) Presidential candidate:

"We have a president who has worsened inequality in our country. A president who has scapegoated immigrants, otherized people of color, made it harder for folks who are working full-time jobs throughout the country to get ahead and easier for billionaires to get richer and richer."

10. Audience applauds

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US NH Trump Rally 3 (Lon NR)
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Summary: Trump talks about economy, China, protesters
Story No: apus122146
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/16/2019 07:22 AM
People: Elizabeth Warren
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President Donald Trump took his re-election campaign in New Hampshire at a rally with a stark warning that failure to return him to the White House for a second term will cause financial markets to crash.

Trump also pushed to confront two key threats to his bid for re-election – an energized field of Democratic rivals and the unsettling trade war with China.

Trump claimed credit for economic growth that was well underway even before he was elected.

He said: "If, for some reason, I wouldn't have won the election, these markets would have crashed. And that'll happen even more so in 2020. See, the bottom line is, I know you like me and this room is a love fest, I know that, but you have no choice but to vote for me because your 401Ks down the tubes. Everything is gonna be down the tubes. So, whether you love me or hate me, you gotta vote for me."

Trump took repeated swipes at Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren from neighboring Massachusetts, in the clearest sign yet that he considers her bid for the presidency as the greatest threat to victory in the Granite State primaries.

He warned New Hampshire voters against choosing his Democratic rivals.

He said: "You've the best unemployment, you have the most successful state in the history of your state, and in the history of our country. And then you're gonna vote for somebody else. Oh, great. Let's vote for Elizabeth 'Pocahontas' Warren."

Trump also sought to reassure nervous voters that the trade war with China could easily be resolved because Beijing is keen to make a deal.

Mounting tension has unnerved financial markets that worry the global economy will tip into recession.

Trump says he plans to impose 10% duties on an additional $300 billion of Chinese imports, extending penalties to almost everything the United States buys from China. But on Wednesday he postponed penalties on about 60% of those goods until Dec. 15. Among the products given a reprieve are mobile phones, laptops, video game consoles, some to                                                                                                                                ys, computer monitors, shoes and clothing that are popular during the upcoming holiday shopping season.

Trump told supporters in New Hampshire: "By the way, I never said China was gonna be easy, but it's not tough. And they wanna make a deal. We just spoke to them yesterday. They wanna make a deal. They wanna make a deal, they have to make a deal. And you know what, it'd be wonderful to make a deal. I don't think we're ready to make a deal."

Trump's rally was briefly interrupted when some of his critics loudly made their objections known in the crowd as he was launching a diatribe against Democratic rivals.

The protesters were peacefully escorted out of the arena, and Trump went on to fat-shame an overweight man he believed was part of the protesters.

He told the subdued crowd: "That guy's got a serious weight problem. Go home. Start exercising. Get him out of here, please. Got a bigger problem than I do. Got a bigger problem than all of us. Now he goes home and his mom says 'What the hell have you just done.'"

Manchester, New Hampshire – 15 August 2019

1. President Donald Trump walks to the podium

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:

"The markets have gone through the roof since November 9. That's the day after I won the election. So I won the election. The markets went up thousands of points. Things started happening. You started doing things that you would have never ... even though I didn't get sworn in until January 20th."

3. Wide, crowd chants USA

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:

"If, for some reason, I wouldn't have won the election, these markets would have crashed. And that'll happen even more so in 2020. See, the bottom line is, I know you like me and this room is a love fest, I know that, but you have no choice but to vote for me because your 401K' s down the tubes. Everything is gonna be down the tubes. So, whether you love me or hate me, you gotta vote for me."

5. Part of the crowd in the rally

UPSOUND (English) Donald Trump: "One people, one family and one glorious nation under God."

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:

"You have the best unemployment, you have the most successful state in the history of your state, and in the history of our country. And then you're gonna vote for somebody else. Oh, great. Let's vote for Elizabeth 'Pocahontas' Warren."

7. Trump pauses to take in the crowd's reaction during the rally

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:

"But while the Democrats rage and resist ..."

9. Trump stops addressing the crown during a protest by some of his critics who got into the rally

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:

(Reacting as the protesters were escorted out of the arena) "That guy's got a serious weight problem. Go home. Start exercising. Get him out of here, please. Got a bigger problem than I do. Got a bigger problem than all of us. Now he goes home and his mom says 'What the hell have you just done.'"

11. Trump addressing the rally

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:

"By the way, I never said China was gonna be easy, but it's not tough. And they wanna make a deal. We just spoke to them yesterday. They wanna make a deal. They wanna make a deal, they have to make a deal. And you know what, it'd be wonderful to make a deal. I don't think we're ready to make a deal. We're taking in billions of dollars in tariffs. And, again, China's devaluing their currency, they're pouring out money. The prices haven't gone up. So that means we're taking in billions of dollars. We're not paying for it and ultimately they're devaluations are gonna hurt them very badly. They wanna make a deal and they should wanna make a deal. But when you listen to the fake news, look at how many there are. That side of the room."

17. Trump's supporters booing and jeering, some angrily, at reporters after he derided them as fake news

18. Trump clapping at end of speech

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Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/15/2019 09:13 AM
People: John Hickenlooper , Cory Gardner
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John Hickenlooper will drop out of the Democratic presidential primary on Thursday, according to a Democrat close to him.

The two-term former Colorado governor, who ran as a moderate warning of the perils of extreme partisanship, struggled with fundraising and low polling numbers. His planned departure from the 2020 race was confirmed Wednesday night by a Democrat who wasn't authorized to speak publicly before the announcement and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Hickenlooper, 67, is not expected to announce a decision Thursday on whether he will run for Senate in Colorado, though he has been discussing the possibility with advisers. Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, up for reelection in 2020, is considered one of the most vulnerable senators in the country because of Colorado's shift to the left.

Positioning himself as a common-sense candidate who couldn't be labeled a socialist by Republicans, Hickenlooper couldn't make his voice heard in the crowded Democratic presidential field, which includes nearly two dozen candidates.

Homestead, Florida -  28 June 2019

1. Former Colorado Governor JohN Hickenlooper with binoculars, looking into migrant detention facility

2. SOUNDBITE (English) John Hickenlooper, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"Let's make sure we get these kids back into homes where they really are home and not essentially. Well there's no other way forward for it, essentially prison facilities."

Miami, Florida - 27/28 June 2019

3. John Hickenlooper walks into room, reporter asks how debate went

UPSOUND John Hickenlooper: "Oh, I thought it was great."

(Reporter: "Any surprises out there?")

Hickenlooper: "No real surprises. It's intense, it's fast."

Miami, Florida - 21 June 2019

4. Hickenlooper walking on to the podium

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. John Hickenlooper, Democratic presidential candidate:

"We should be talking to Japan which is obviously very involved in this incident and see what their counsel is. I haven't seen any indication that Japan is asking for us to make a military intervention, so why would we needlessly escalate a situation which could lead to a much greater conflict."

6. Hickenlooper exit

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Summary: Candidates continue Biden criticism after debate
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Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/01/2019 09:56 AM
People: Jay Inslee , Julian Castro , Kirsten Gillibrand , Kamala Harris , Eric Garner , Bill de Blasio , Michael Bennet , Barack Obama , Joe Biden
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The ideological divisions gripping the Democratic Party intensified on Wednesday as presidential candidates waged an acrimonious battle over health care, immigration and race that tested the strength of early front-runner Joe Biden's candidacy.

The former vice president was repeatedly forced to defend his decades-old political record against pointed attacks from his younger, diverse rivals, who charged that Biden's eight-year relationship with President Barack Obama was not reason enough to earn the Democratic nomination.

The attacks on Biden in the second presidential debate were most vivid coming from California Sen. Kamala Harris, who declared that his willingness to work with segregationists in the U.S. Senate during the 1970s could have had dramatic consequences on the surge of minority candidates in political office. And, she said, it could have prevented her and fellow presidential candidate Cory Booker, both of whom are black, from becoming senators.

The dynamic showcased the challenges ahead for Biden and his party as Democrats seek to rebuild the young and multiracial coalition that helped Obama win two presidential elections. Those differences were debated on a broad menu of issues including health care, immigration and women's reproductive rights.

But it was the discussion of race that marked an escalating rift shaping the Democratic primary. At the same time, polls show that Biden has far more support from minority voters than his challengers, especially in the crucial early voting state of South Carolina.

Booker, who at times adopted the position of peacemaker, also took Biden to task over criminal justice issues and his role in passing a crime bill while a Delaware senator in the 1990s. After the debate, Booker said the war on drugs disproportionately targeted African Americans, and that the 1990s crime bill is at least partly to blame.

Harris was also criticized for her career as a prosecutor and California Attorney General. She defended her legal work after the debate.

"I spent my entire career working on reforming the criminal justice system.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, after the debate, criticized Biden for his stance on a tax credit for affordable day care in 1981.

Andrew Yang said candidates were trying to elevate themselves by attacking Biden. He called it unfortunate.

Detroit - 31 July 2019

++QUALITY AS INCOMING++

1. Wide of Sen. Cory Booker, (D) Presidential Candidate walking across room

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Cory Booker, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"My mom was born right here in Detroit. I wouldn't be here if a black guy - my grandfather - couldn't get a job on the assembly lines through the UAW (labor union). So I want Michigan voters to know that it's Michigan blood that runs in my veins and I'm going to fight for this state."  

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Cory Booker, (D) Presidential Candidate (speaking about former Vice President Joe Biden's criminal justice background:

"There's no difference between blacks and whites for using drugs or selling drugs. But this drug war was disproportionately targeted on communities like mine, communities like Detroit. And we need a president that can lead us out of this unfair system of mass incarceration. The first thing he (Joe Biden) has to do is own up to not just the mistakes he's made, but how it's impacting people's lives now and have a better plan for liberating people who are injustly incarcerated."

5. Wide of Sen. Kamala Harris (D) Presidential Candidate walking on floor

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Kamala Harris (D) Presidential Candidate

"I spent my entire career working on reforming the criminal justice system. I made a very conscious decision to become a prosecutor when I did. I grew up a daughter of the civil rights movement and I grew up acutely aware from the day I was born about the injustices in the system and I decided I would work on the system from the inside. And I am proud of my record."

6. Mid of Harris

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Kamala Harris (D) Presidential Candidate:

There is no question that since I unveiled my own plan which I believe is the most responsive to what American families wanted - in fact, experts are telling me the same thing. The architect of the Affordable Care Act has praised my plan. It's going to be subject to attacks by people who are you know have offered a different plan and perhaps are concerned that my plan is better."

8. Wide of Julian Castro walk across floor

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Julian Castro, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"If you think about criminal justice reform, you think about immigration you think about the issues that were brought up with regard to women's pay or a lot of these issues. The vice president is trying to have it both ways. I have said look, I've learned the lessons of the past when it comes to immigration. He hasn't. And you know I think what Democrats are looking for, is if you're going to beat somebody like Trump who is fearless who is a bully and  then you don't try and run out of fear. You need to be bold and fearless in what you believe."

10. Mid of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand walking

11. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, (D) Presidential Candidate, speaking about former Vice President Joe Biden:

"I really just wanted him to explain his words. How could he say that supporting a tax credit for affordable day care would deteriorate the family? I wanted him to explain what he meant when he said it was avoiding responsibility. Those were his words..."

Reporter: "From 1981."

Gillibrand: "Agreed, but we have a misogynist in the White House today. I've been leading the debate on national paid leave. We need to make sure that the Democratic nominee understands the challenges that women face in the workplace. And will be a champion."

12. Gillibrand walks away

13. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Jay Inslee, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"It's too late. His (former vice president Joe Biden's) timeline is way too late. Science has told us we have to act urgency on this and we have to do it within the next 10 years. I heard him say in the last comment he's going to work on it. Working on it doesn't cut it. We need to have action right now to save the planet and this nation. I'm dedicating to do work."

14. Gov. Inslee walking away

15. SOUNDBITE (English) Andrew Yang, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"As a person who was standing 2 candidates away from Joe Biden, I was like, wow, it seems like the game plan is to elevate yourself by attacking Joe and I think it's really unfortunate that that's the way the mechanics of this race seem to be playing out in the heads of the candidates and their teams."

15. STILL image of candidates on stage

16. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Michael Bennet, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"I do not believe that we could ever pass a policy that says that we're going to raise 30 trillion dollars on the middle class in America for the privilege of giving up their chance to choose their insurance at work."

17. Wide of reporters in spin room

18. SOUNDBITE (English) Mayor Bill de Blasio, (D) Presidential Candidate, speaking about Eric Garner case:

"The Justice Department is looking at much more serious charges. They said don't act if it would undermine our case. We yielded to the justice department. Five years later, they announced they were doing nothing, which is a travesty. It was a huge mistake. I used to think the justice department was the gold standard. I don't think that anymore. We are now going to take matters into our own hands in New York. This case will be resolved in August. And I believe there will be justice for the Garner family finally."

19. Wide of spin room

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Title:
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Summary: Democrats at watch party find Biden falls short
Story No: 4223093
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/01/2019 08:00 AM
People: Barack Obama , Joe Biden , Kirsten Gillibrand , Tulsi Gabbard
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US Democratic Party faithful gathered in Denver, Colorado, to watch Wednesday night's second primary debate at a party sponsored by the Denver Young Democrats.

There were 10 candidates on the stage in Detroit, Michigan, the second straight night of debates.

Democratic presidential candidate and former US vice president Joe Biden spent a good part of the debate responding to criticism from his opponents.

"I like Joe but it's like, 'Dude, you know, you're yesterday's news'," said Paul Brown, a retired government computer services worker.

Computer scientist Shrujan Cheruk said he had noticed a shift towards more progressive policies and ideas from candidates, whereas in the past these would have been "drowned out".

Denver, Colorado - 31 July 2019

1. Various of people clapping, reacting to second Democratic debate at a party sponsored by the Young Denver Democrats

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Emily Sandoval, city government worker, Democrat:

"The first president I ever got to vote for it was (former US president) Barack Obama and I really appreciated his message of hope and change. And I don't agree with members of the party who think we have to be pragmatic, who think we have to compromise. I think we win more people and more people like me when we're out there promoting an optimistic, hopeful vision for the American people."

3. Sandoval and friends reacting to the debate

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Emily Sandoval, city government worker, Democrat:

"What's interesting is how they seem to be attacking (Democratic presidential candidate and former US) vice president (Joe) Biden. I understand it because he's the front runner but I also think he has a really incredible record to run on and I do respect that he was vice president for Barack Obama, a president I love. At the same time, the party has moved on since 2016, and I think, he's got to be better at standing up on his record and also painting a vision that's a lot more expansive than maybe we would have ever imagined back in 2016."

5. Wide of room with debate on two screens

6. Close-up of Democrat voter and retired computer services worker Paul Brown

7. Rear shot of people reacting to debate

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Paul Brown, retired computer services worker, Democrat:

"I've been I've been pleased to see both (Democratic presidential candidates) Tulsi Gabbard and Kirsten Gillibrand be more, I think their performances this evening were better than in the first debate."

9. Person drinking a beer

10. Front view of room during the debate

11. Brown drinking a beer

12. Close up of "PETE" T-shirt

13. SOUNDBITE (English) Paul Brown, retired computer services worker, Democrat:

"Certainly there are a number of pot shots being taken at the poll leader, that being Joe Biden. I like Joe but it's like, 'Dude, you know, you're yesterday's news'."

14. Various of Democrat and computer scientist Shrujan Cheruk watching debate with friends

15. Sign for Denver Young Dems

16. SOUNDBITE (English) Shrujan Cheruk, computer scientist, Democrat:

"I feel like this is the first time that we have multiple candidates talking about a range of progressive ideas, whereas (in the past) we would have one or two sort of outlier candidates with more progressive ideas about the environment or about health care and then they would be just be drowned out by a more centrist argument. Whereas now it feels like if you're not progressive you're not going to be successful just because of how polarized it's become."

17. Various of people watching debate

18. Entrance to private room where debate was being shown

19. People watching debate, Biden on screen

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Title:
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Summary: Debate clashes over 'Medicare for All'
Story No: apus121240
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 07/31/2019 08:19 AM
People: Bernie Sanders , Joe Biden , Elizabeth Warren , Donald Trump , Kamala Harris , Amy Klobuchar , Beto O'Rourke , Pete Buttigieg , Marianne Williamson , John Delaney , Steve Bullock , John Hickenlooper , Tim Ryan
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The signature domestic proposal by the leading progressive candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination came under withering attack from moderates Tuesday in a debate that laid bare the struggle between a call for revolutionary policies and a desperate desire to defeat President Donald Trump.

Standing side by side at center stage, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren slapped back against their more cautious rivals who ridiculed "Medicare for All" and warned that "wish-list economics" would jeopardize Democrats' chances for taking the White House in 2020.

A full six months before the first votes are cast, the tug-of-war over the future of the party pits pragmatism against ideological purity as voters navigate a crowded Democratic field divided by age, race, sex and ideology. The fight with the political left was the dominant subplot on the first night of the second round of Democratic debates, which was notable as much for its tension as its substance.

Twenty candidates are spread evenly over two nights of debates Tuesday and Wednesday. The second night features early front-runner Joe Biden, the former vice president, as well as Kamala Harris, a California senator.

The marathon presidential primary season won't formally end for another year, but there was an increasing sense of urgency for many candidates who are fighting for survival. More than a dozen could be blocked from the next round of debates — and effectively pushed out of the race — if they fail to reach new polling and fundraising thresholds implemented by the Democratic National Committee.

Perhaps no issue illustrates the evolving divide within the Democratic Party more than health care.

Sanders' plan to provide free universal health care, known as Medicare for All, has become a litmus test for liberal candidates, who have embraced the plan to transform the current system despite the political and practical risks. Medicare for All would abandon the private insurance market in favor of a taxpayer-funded system that would cover all Americans.

In targeting Medicare for All, the more moderate candidates consistently sought to undermine Sanders and Warren. The moderates variously derided Medicare for All as too costly, ineffective and a near-certain way to give Republicans the evidence they needed that Democrats supported socialism.

Meanwhile, Trump said earlier in the day that he would watch Tuesday's primetime affair from the White House. But his Twitter feed was uncharacteristically silent throughout the debate.

Detroit, Michigan – 30 July 2019

1. STILL From left, Marianne Williamson, Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, former Maryland Rep. John Delaney and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock take the stage

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Senator Elizabeth Warren, (D) Presidential Candidate: "Donald Trump has a vision Of how to win and he's gotten out there and done it. He said if there is something wrong in your life. If your life is not working. If you're under a lot of economic pressure, blame them. Blame people who don't look like you. Blame people who don't sound like you. Blame people who weren't born where you were born. Blame people who don't worship like you. I have a very different story about what is wrong. What's wrong right now is that we have a government. We have a Washington that works great for the wealthy,  for the well-connected. People with money. This is not working for anyone else. But in a Democracy we got a chance to change that and that's what 2020 is all about."

3. STILL From left, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke on stage

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Senator Bernie Sanders , (I) Presidential Candidate:

"Here is the irony and I hope everybody in America knows this. We are right now in Detroit Michigan. You and I can take a walk in 15 minutes we could be in Canada. In Canada when you have major surgery, which would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in this country, in Canada you don't take out your wallet. In Canada you can go to any doctor you want. Any hospital that you want. Meanwhile in this country we have over 80 million people who are either uninsured or underinsured. And that has everything to do with the fact that the drug companies and the insurance companies last year made a hundred billion dollars in profits. The function of health care is to provide quality care to all. Not to see the drug companies and insurance companies. make billions of dollars in profits."

5. Marianne Williamson walking into the spin room after the debate

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Tim Ryan, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"How are you gonna go to tell people in my congressional district in Youngstown Ohio that they're working their rear ends off to provide health care for their families, that an undocumented person in the country is going to get free health care. That, that is not going to work. And it's not fair, quite frankly. They should, the undocumented workers should be able to pay for health care. It just shouldn't be free."

7. STILL Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg participate in the first of two Democratic presidential primary debates

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Senator Amy Klobuchar, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"Look I'm a capitalist. I worked in the private sector for 14 years and I believe that you need a check and balance on capitalism. But that debate is not what people are talking to me about when I'm in Michigan or in Minnesota or in Iowa, Wisconsin. They want to know what's going to happen to their mom whose going into long term care. And that is being this big elephant in the room as everyone relitigates the Affordable Care Act. We haven't been talking about long term care or Alzheimer's or mental health or or chemical dependency. None of those things have been discussed and I'm really going to push for them on the next..."

9. STILL Gov. Steve Bullock on stage

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Steve Bullock, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"I did want to get both my message out we have to win back places we lost and not make a false distinction when a whole lot of folks often feel like these debates are disconnected from people's lives. I wanted to make sure not only did I win in a Trump state but to be able to get things done not just talking about it."

11. Exterior of Fox Theater in Detroit

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Beto O'Rourke, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"I will not criminally prosecute and will change the law to reflect this, anyone seeking refuge or asylum or shelter in this country. But if we rewrite this country's immigration laws, give you a safe orderly lawful path to work a job here or join your family, if we help those countries in Central America that are having such a hard time then I expect you to respect our laws and we will reserve the right to criminally prosecute those who do not follow our laws or who try to defraud the government of the United States."

13. Exterior of the Fox Theater

14. SOUNDBITE (English) John Delaney, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"No one on that stage has shown an ability to turn big ambitions into reality more than I have. So when people can't defend their positions, they say things like well you're not being ambitious enough. It would be like saying to John Kennedy when he called for us to put someone on the moon at the end of the century by the end of the decade. Well you didn't call for it to happen by the end of the year so it's not a big enough idea. I mean it's it's just an intellectually dishonest response."

15. STILL From left, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, former Maryland Rep. John Delaney and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on stage

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Summary: AP analysis: For Democrats, big government is back
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Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 06/28/2019 07:08 AM
People: Kamala Harris , Barack Obama , Joe Biden , Kirsten Gillibrand , Donald Trump , Julian Castro , Pete Buttigieg , Beto O'Rourke
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The Democratic Party is in no mood for a coronation.

Joe Biden stepped onto the debate stage Thursday as a fragile front-runner and walked away facing new questions about whether he can maintain his standing atop the field.

His rivals showed little deference to the former vice president, who has cast himself as the rightful heir to the legacy of Barack Obama, the president he spent eight years serving alongside.

Instead, Biden found himself under withering attack from Sen. Kamala Harris over his past opposition to school busing and recent statements about working with segregationists.

The questions over Biden's stature cut to the heart of the Democratic Party's debate over who is best to take on President Donald Trump in next year's election.

Liberals are pressing for sweeping government intervention in the economy and health care system, while moderates warn that approach could further alienate working class voters who abandoned the party for Trump in 2016.

Veteran politicians are touting their years of experience, while a new generation of candidates is agitating to take power, unwilling to wait its turn.

Miami - 27 June 2019

1. Various stills of debate

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press reporter:

"Night two of the debates were far more contentious than night one I think we all came in wondering how the candidates were going to go after the front runner Vice President Joe Biden and the stand out moment. There was Kamala Harris who went after Biden on race in very personal terms. She criticized his comments defending his relationship with segregationists as hurtful. And she criticized his opposition to busing because she said that she was part of one of the first classes to integrate California's schools. Now Biden's aides told reporters earlier today that they were expecting attacks, that he was going to respond to them and then pivot to his own message. But I think he struggled to do that tonight because he got so many attacks from so many different angles."

3. Various stills of debate

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press reporter:

"You know there's been a lot of focus on his relationship with segregationists over the past few weeks and the fact that he still didn't quite have a response is notable and suggests that these controversies will continue for the vice president."

5. Various stills of debate

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press reporter:

"It did seem like the candidates tonight had watched last night's debate which was much calmer and learn some lessons format from it. All realized that to have their moment they had to sort of jump in and make their moment. I think we did see Kirsten Gillibrand for instance interject herself into the debate very strongly. We saw Pete Buttigieg have a couple of strong moments where he admitted that he had some failures in dealing with race in South Bend. So, I think that those could expand some of their audience, expand some of their support going forward.

7. Various stills of debate

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press reporter:

"It's hard to say that Joe Biden has lost his frontrunner status just based on a sort of middling debate performance. But I think that candidates do see an opportunity here. I think Kamala Harris really did knock him down a peg. And so, we could see some reordering, both in support in the polls and in candidate strategies going forward and how they tackle some of these issues."

9. Various stills of debate

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press reporter:

"One interesting moment from tonight's debate that contrasts with the first debate was on immigration. The candidates all seemed in agreement on decriminalizing illegal border crossings. Whereas that was a big debate last night between Julian Castro and Beto O'Rourke. So it's just that the field is more unified on immigration than I think we realized before."

11. Various stills of debate

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press reporter:

"I think it was pretty clear tonight that the party is quite far left in the primary. I mean a lot of these arguments that they made tonight make a lot of sense for our Democratic primary electorate like decriminalizing border crossings, like offering health care to undocumented immigrants. But they may be tougher to defend in a general election debate against Donald Trump. So if this is where the party is right now, we're still months out from the first actual primary election. So you might continue to see the party go farther left and it's going to make it tougher for them in the general election."

13. Various stills of debate

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Date: 06/28/2019 04:24 AM
People: Donald Trump , Kamala Harris
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A few dozen Democratic voters filed into a Michigan church sanctuary to watch 10 more of their party's presidential candidates take part in the second televised debate of the 2020 primary.

The gathering Thursday at the Community Unitarian Universalists church in Brighton Township was hosted by the Livingston County Democratic Party and came a night after the first Democratic debate was held in Miami.

Livingston County is situated between Detroit, the state's largest city, and Lansing, its capital, and is Republican territory.

Two attendees said afterward that California Senator Kamala Harris stood out for them.

"I was actually very pleased to hear Kamala Harris come across so strong. She was my favorite from the beginning," said Emily Kallunki-Pasternak, a 57-year-old accountant from Brighton Township.

Dan Luria (LUHR'-ee-uh) agreed, saying Harris "had a very strong night."

"She was passionate, and she was able to show the ways in which being a leader in California both as attorney general and senator gave her really significant experiences," said the 70-year-old retired economist from Hamburg Township.

According to Luria, the ultimate goal is to defeat the current occupant of the White House.

"It's obviously tremendously important to beat Donald Trump," Luria said. "And if any of the people on the stage tonight or last night were running against Donald Trump, I would vote for them. Because we're really facing disaster as a country."

Brighton Township, Michigan – 27 June 2019

1. Various of watch party attendees seated and the debate playing on a screen set up in the sanctuary

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Dan Luria, Retired Economist:

"It's obviously tremendously important to beat Donald Trump. And if any of the people on the stage tonight or last night were running against Donald Trump, I would vote for them. Because we're really facing disaster as a country."

3. Various of the watch party, including attendees checking out an answer from California Senator Kamala Harris

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Dan Luria, Retired Economist:

"I think that Kamala Harris had a very strong night. I think she was passionate, and she was able to show the ways in which being a leader in California both as attorney general and senator gave her really significant experiences."

5. Various of an attendee taking a photo with a phone; and Harris speaking

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Emily Kallunki-Pasternak, Accountant:

"I was actually very pleased to hear Kamala Harris come across so strong. She was my favorite from the beginning."

7. Various of the watch party

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Dan Luria, Retired Economist:

"It's really remarkable to hear 10 intelligent people debate real issues. That really should be what politics is and not the kind of thing you see at Trump rallies where people are saying, 'Build the wall,' 'Lock her up,' where it's just slogan after slogan."

9. The debate as seen on a reflection in a window of the church

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Summary: Democrats clash over health insurance, economy
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Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 06/27/2019 06:56 AM
People: Elizabeth Warren , Amy Klobuchar , Donald Trump , Tulsi Gabbard , Joe Biden , Beto O'Rourke , Jay Inslee , Julian Castro , Cory Booker
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Ten Democrats railed against a national economy and Republican administration they argued exist only for the rich as presidential candidates debated onstage for the first time in the young 2020 season, embracing inequality as a defining theme in their fight to deny President Donald Trump a second term in office.

Health care and immigration, more than any other issues, led the debate. And Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, more than anyone else, stood out — on her own at times — in calling for "fundamental change" across the nation's economy and government to address a widening gap between the rich and the middle class.

The debate marked a major step forward in the 2020 presidential campaign as Democrats fight to break out from a crowded field that has been consumed by one question above all: Who's best positioned to defeat Trump? The candidates will spend the next eight months before primary voting scrapping over that question and the broader fight for the direction of their political party.

Another 10 candidates, including early front-runner Joe Biden, take their turn debating Thursday night.

While Trump is the ultimate target of many Democratic voters, the president wasn't a major feature for most of Wednesday night. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was one of the few to go hard after Trump, declaring, "The biggest threat to the security of the United States is Donald Trump."

Instead of Trump, Democrats leaned into the issue that helped deliver the party the House majority last year: Health care. All supported the concept of providing universal health care, but they differed on how they would reach that goal.

Immigration was also on the candidates' minds as they pointed to the searing photos of a drowned Salvadoran father and his toddler daughter at the Rio Grande and blamed Trump and his policies concerning migrants crossing into America illegally.

Democrats waged a largely civil debate with few instances of the type of bitter confrontation that has dominated politics in the Trump era. The candidates — at least for one night — were content to focus on their views of what America is and should be. No one openly stumbled.

Absent the ugly attacks or missteps of debates in past elections, the two-hour discussion allowed the party to show off its extraordinary diversity. Wednesday's lineup featured three women —

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard in addition to Warren and Klobuchar — one black man and another man of Mexican heritage. Three candidates and a moderator spoke Spanish at times, while New Jersey

Sen. Cory Booker, an African American, talked about the violence that left seven people in his own urban neighborhood shot last week.

Miami — 26 June 2019

1. Various stills of Democratic presidential candidates

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Mayor Bill DeBlasio, (D) Democratic Presidential Candidate:

"People of color, young people, women. They did not feel the party represented them. They didn't feel the party was fighting for them. I'm going to go up there every time and say, 'This party better get it right, we better stand for something.' And I don't care if there's moderates on the stage. God bless the moderates. That's not the point. We're going to lose again if we don't stand for something. People used to have not a doubt in their mind – for decades – that Democrats were the party of working people. And Democrats had their back. And then they lost that faith. We have a chance to restore it now."

3. Still of Amy Klobuchar

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Amy Klobuchar, (D) Democratic Presidential Candidate:

"I would have liked to talk about Russia at more length and, the, and the interference in the elections. I would like to talk about rural America. And I'm on the Ag Committee and I think we need to have a serious discussion about the effects of Donald Trump's trade war where he's treating the farmers and workers in the Midwest like they're basically poker chips in one of his bankrupt casinos. So there was a lot we didn't discuss."

5. Still of Julian Castro

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Julian Castro, (D) Democratic Presidential Candidate:

"On Twitter and here in the hall you could tell that I did a great job. A lot of people didn't expect this kind of performance tonight. But the people that I've been traveling and seeing in Iowa New Hampshire and other places know that I'm a strong candidate. The media have been paying attention only to certain candidates so far. I think that's going to change after tonight."

7. Still of John Delaney

8. SOUNDBITE (English) John Delaney, (D) Democratic Presidential Candidate:

"I think on health care I told the truth. I think on climate I told the truth. They asked about a carbon tax bill. I'm the only one who has actually done a carbon tax – and I did it on a bipartisan basis. Question: 'You think the others were lying?' No, but I just think they talk about how they want to deal with climate, but no one says, 'How are you going to do it?' Like, I don't want to be in eight years talking about climate, I want us to be doing things."

9. Still of Elizabeth Warren.

Miami — 27 June 2019

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D) Democratic Presidential Candidate:

"This work I've been doing pretty much all my life. I've been studying why hardworking families go broke ever since I started in teaching. I never thought I was going to be in politics. But I'll tell you this, I came to understand what was wrong in this economy and come to understand that it starts with corruption in our politics. It starts with the fact that the 75,000 richest have so much more influence in Washington than our 12 million children, than 43 million people dealing with student loan debt. But, here's the deal. People are waking up to that, and all around this country we are building a grassroots movement to take back our country, to take back our economy, to take back our democracy, and make it start working for the people again. We have a real chance to do this. This is such an exciting night."

Miami — 26 June 2019

11. Still of Elizabeth Warren and Beto O'Rourke

Miami — 27 June 2019

12. Medium of Beto O'Rourke

Miami — 26 June 2019

13. Various stills of Democratic presidential candidates

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Summary: Bernie Sanders defends democratic socialism
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Date: 06/12/2019 08:39 PM
People: Donald Trump , Bernie Sanders
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Bernie Sanders on Wednesday mounted a strong defense of democratic socialism, the economic philosophy that has guided his political career, even as Republicans and some of his Democratic presidential opponents have seized on it to brand him as too radical.

Sanders' speech, two weeks before the first debates of the Democratic primary, is his most aggressive attempt yet to reframe the debate about his political views. It also comes at a time when Sanders is no longer the sole progressive in the presidential race and in an environment in which President Donald Trump has tried to paint Sanders and other Democrats as "crazy" and outside the mainstream of most Americans' views.

"Let me be clear: I do understand that I and other progressives will face massive attacks from those who attempt to use the word 'socialism' as a slur," Sanders said Wednesday. "But I should also tell you that I have faced and overcome these attacks for decades, and I am not the only one."

During the speech at George Washington University, Sanders said "Trump and his fellow oligarchs attack us for our support of Democratic Socialism they don't really oppose all forms of socialism."

"They may hate Democratic Socialism because it benefits working people but they absolutely love Corporate socialism that enriches Trump and other billionaires."

Sanders' ability to define the debate around his core political philosophy will be crucial if he is to convince voters that his embrace of democratic socialism isn't a barrier to winning the White House.

He's argued that his populist appeal could help win back the working-class voters across the Midwest who swung from Democrats to Trump in 2016.

Sanders is fond of noting that many of his Democratic rivals now back policies he has championed, such as "Medicare for All," that were seen as too costly and too liberal in previous elections.

But few of the other Democrats seeking the White House share his support for democratic socialism.

Washington DC - 12 June 2019

1. Democratic Presidential Candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders walks on to stage

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Bernie Sanders, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"Today we have a demagogue in the White House who for cheap political gain is attempting to deflect the attention of the American people away from the real crises that we face and instead is doing what demagogues always do and that is to divide people up and legislate hatred."

3. Cutaway

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Bernie Sanders, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"It is my very strong belief that the United States must reject that path of hatred and divisiveness and instead find the moral conviction to choose a different path, a higher path, a path of compassion, justice and love."

5. Cutaway

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Bernie Sanders, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"And that is the path that I call democratic socialism."

7. Cutaway

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Bernie Sanders, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"I do understand that I and other progressives will face massive attacks from those who attempt to use the word socialism as a slur. But I should also tell you that I have faced and overcome these attacks for decades and I am not the only one."

9. Cutaway

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Bernie Sanders, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"Now let us be very clear. While President Trump and his fellow oligarchs attack us for our support of democratic socialism they don't really oppose all forms of socialism. They may hate democratic socialism because it benefits working people but they absolutely love corporate socialism that enriches Trump and other billionaires."

11. Cutaway

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Bernie Sanders, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"Our job 75 years later is to complete what Roosevelt started and that is why today I am proposing a 21st century economic Bill of Rights."

13. Cutaway

14. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Bernie Sanders, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"A Bill of Rights that establishes once and for all that every American regardless of his or her income is entitled to the right to a decent job that pays a living wage. The right to quality health care. The right to a complete education. The right to affordable housing. The right to a clean environment and the right to a secure retirement."

15. Cutaway

16. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Bernie Sanders, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"These are my values and that is why I call myself a democratic socialist. At its core is a deep and abiding faith in the American people to peacefully and democratically enact the transformative change that will create shared prosperity, social equality and true freedom for all."

17. Sanders waves as he leaves stage

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Date: 05/18/2019 09:37 PM
People: Donald Trump , Joe Biden , Kim Jong-un
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His party may be enraged by Donald Trump's presidency, but Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden insisted Saturday that Democrats will not defeat the Republican president if they pick an angry nominee.

Facing thousands of voters in his native Pennsylvania for the second time as a 2020 contender, the former vice president offered a call for bipartisan unity that seemed far more aimed at a general election audience than the fiery Democratic activists most active in the presidential primary process.

He acknowledged, however, that some believe Democrats should nominate a candidate who can tap into their party's anti-Trump anger.

"That's what they are saying you have to do to win the Democratic nomination. Well, I don't believe it," Biden declared. "I believe Democrats want to unify this nation. That's what the party's always been about. That's what it's always been about. Unity."

Biden's moderate message highlights his chief advantage and chief liability in the early days of the nascent presidential contest, which has so far been defined by fierce resistance to Trump on the left and equally aggressive vitriol on the right.

Biden's centrist approach may help him win over independents, but it threatens to alienate liberals who favor a more aggressive approach in policy and personality to counter Trump's turbulent presidency.

Philadelphia – 18 May 2019

1. Presidential candidate Joe Biden comes on stage greeted by his wife Jill

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"Our politics today traffics in division. And our president is the divider in chief. Look he's not the only one. Far from it. He's just the worst practitioner of politics that singles out,scapegoats and demonizes. He holds out the other as the source of all the problems. You hear it. The immigrant, the Muslim. Anyone different in creed or color or conviction. They're the problem. That's what he says. That's been a scheme used by unscrupulous politicians for decades."

3. Wide of Biden at podium

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"One America may be a simple notion. But it doesn't -- It doesn't make it any less profound. This nation needs to come together. It has to come together. Folks. We started this campaign, when we did. I said I was running for three reasons. The first. Is to restore the soul of the nation. The essence of who we are. I mean it.  And the second, is to rebuild the backbone of this nation and the third to unite this nation. One America, one America."

5. Wide of Biden at podium

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"I believe Democrats want to unify this nation. That's what our party's always been about. That's what it's always been about, unity.  If American people want a president to add to our division, lead with a clenched fist a closed hand, a hard heart, to demonize your opponent to spew hatred. They don't need me. They've got President Donald Trump."

7. Wide of Biden at podium

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"I know there are times as only a bare knuckle fight will do. I know we have to take on Republicans. To do what's right. Without any help from them. That's what it took to pass the Affordable Care Act. That was a tough fight. Then it was a big big deal."

9. Wide of Biden at podium

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"President Trump likes to take credit for the economy and the economic growth and the low unemployment numbers. Just look at the facts, not the alternative facts. President Trump inherited an economy from a Obama - Biden administration, that was given to him. Just like he inherited everything else in his life. Just like everything else he's been given in his life he's in the process of squandering that as well."

11. Biden ropelining

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"But people are not divided. It's our politics that's divided and that gap and that gap that's causing the failure to act. It's giving rise to the worst elements in our society. People coming out from under the rocks out of fields carrying torches. Folks. If you'd asked me a few years ago. If our democracy was at stake, I would have smiled and laughed a little bit. But no more, no more. The threat to this nation to our democracy is real. It's clear and it's present. You've watched the president now for three years. Look at what he's doing. Instilling fear. I mean not not joking. Instilling fear, sowing divisions, stroking racial division, undercutting every institution that was designed to check the abuse of power by the president or anyone else."

13. Biden ropelining

14. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"Are we a nation that believes there's is a moral equivalence between the white supremacists, neo-Nazis the Ku Klux Klan and those with the courage to stand against them? Well, we don't but Trump does. Trump says there's a moral equivalent.  Are we a nation that believes ripping children from the arms of their parents at the border?  No. We don't, but Trump does. Are we a nation that embraces dictators and tyrants like Putin and Kim Jong Un?  We don't but Trump does. Look. Every day we're reminded about this in this election about we have to be remembered about who we are. What we stand for -- what we believe. And every day we're reminded there's nothing guaranteed about our democracy. We have to fight for it. We have to defend it. We have to earn it. We have to earn it."

15. Biden ropelining

16. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"Everybody knows who Donald Trump is. Even his supporters know who he is but I've got to let you know here's the deal. We have to let them know who we are. What we stand for. We choose hope over fear, truth over lies, and yes unity over division."

17. Joe Biden and wife, Jill on stage

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Summary: 2020 Dems take aim at Trump, make their case
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Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/16/2019 07:41 AM
People: Julian Castro , Kamala Harris , Donald Trump , Andrew Yang , Atatiana Jefferson , Beto O'Rourke , Bernie Sanders , Tom Steyer , Joe Biden
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A dozen Democratic presidential candidates participated in a spirited debate Tuesday over health care, taxes, gun control and impeachment. in a three-hour forum in Westerville, Ohio.

After the debate, the candidates made their case for why they should be president and attacked President Donald Trump in the process.

The debate sponsored by CNN and The New York Times was the largest in modern history.

It was the first time the White House hopefuls gathered in a little more than a month. In that time, the political landscape has changed with Trump facing an impeachment inquiry in the House centered on his quest to get Ukraine to dig up unflattering details about Biden, another front-runner among the Democrats hoping to unseat the president.

Westerville, Ohio – 15 October 2019

1. Elizabeth Warren walking away from reporters

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Andrew Yang, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"Most everyone on the stage was aligned that we need to take a much harder stance with Putin. The fact is we need to let people know that election interference is an act of aggression hostility and that if we have creditable data that they're hacking our democracy again we should respond very, very aggressively."

3.Cory Booker walking away from reporters

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Senator Cory Booker, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"Anybody who knows Washington the people to get things done and the people that know how to build coalitions and relationships that are bigger than even just one party. We're not going to, we're not going to move this country forward in the way that we need to do big things on climate change, the big things on driving on prescription drugs, even infrastructure, broadband access, environmental justice. All of these things necessitate a person that can build new coalitions that don't exist right now. And that means fighting hard in campaigns. If I'm the nominee I'm going to go to states people won't expect me because I know we've got to pick up a Senate seat in Georgia, a Senate seat in North Carolina. I'm going to go all over this country to build the Democratic Party better than anybody. But you have to have relationships across the aisle ultimately. And I'm good at that. That's what made me an effective senator. To what's going to make me an effective president."

5. Kamala Harris walking away from reporters

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Senator Kamala Harris, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"Donald Trump's behavior on Twitter that is threatening the lives of human beings. And he therefore has lost the privilege. And Twitter needs to take his account down. And I'm challenging all candidates to agree that this is a matter of safety. It is not a matter of free speech and that the rules that apply to Facebook should apply to Twitter."

7. Julian Castro walking away from reporters

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Secretary Julian Castro, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"Well you know you have 12 people on the debate stage and so it's always a battle for time. But tonight I articulated a strong positive vision for our country's future. We talked about some important issues there are some important issues we didn't get to whether it was housing or immigration or other issues. I hope people have seen from the very beginning of this campaign, my campaign has been different. I've been speaking up for the most vulnerable people in our country for the poor for people who often don't have a voice. I was disappointed that we didn't get to talk more about the kind of police reform that we need to do. I brought up the case of Atatiana Jefferson in Fort Worth. I was surprised that the questioners didn't bring that up because that's the kind of issue that we should be addressing."

9. STILL 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on stage in Ohio

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Beto O'Rourke, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"I feel really good about what the vice president said, about what Hunter Biden has said. He's accounted for himself. The problem with the question as posed during a debate like this one is it suggests an equivalency that is absolutely false and not there. Hunter Biden broke no law. Donald Trump has broken several laws some of them he's tried to cover up by lying to investigators by putting the reconstructed transcript on an NSC server. Others he's committed in broad daylight like asking China to dig up dirt on Joe Biden perhaps in exchange for more favorable treatment in a future trade deal."

11. STILL Kamala Harris talking as Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren listen

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Tom Steyer, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"I wanted a chance to try to introduce myself to a bunch of people who don't know me. To try and explain why I'm running a little bit about who I am what I think.

Why I think America has such a bright future and so if I was able to do that then I'm thrilled."

13. Tom Steyer talking to reporters

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Summary: Candidates slam Trump, defend impeachment inquiry
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Date: 10/03/2019 01:25 AM
People: Donald Trump , Kamala Harris
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Agitated and angry, President Donald Trump squared off against Democrats on Wednesday, unloading a rambling string of name-calling attacks as lawmakers deepened their impeachment inquiry.

Democrats put the White House on notice that a wide-ranging subpoena would be coming for information about Trump's actions in the Ukraine matter as they try to push past the stonewalling of a probe that's testing the limits of the constitution's system of checks and balances.

"I believe that our constitutional responsibility rises above politics and that we have all sworn an oath of office," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren Wednesday during a gun policy forum in Nevada.

"We need to get out there and do what the Constitution requires of us and that is hold this president, who believes he is not subject to the law, to hold him accountable."

Las Vegas – 2 October 2019

1. Wide of Sen. Elizabeth Warren

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"A hostile foreign government attacked our 2016 election for the purpose of helping Donald Trump. Part two, then-candidate Donald Trump welcomed that help. And then part three, when our federal government tried to investigate part 1 and part 2, Donald Trump did everything he could to interfere with that investigation which is a violation of the law. No one is above the law."

3. Cutaway of Warren

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"I believe that our constitutional responsibility rises above politics and that we have all sworn an oath of office and we need to get out there and do what the Constitution requires of us. And that is hold this president who believes he is not subject to the law to hold him accountable."

5. Sen. Cory Booker walks to gaggle

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Cory Booker, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"The President of the United States, forget this investigation, on the Mueller investigation was not allowing the subpoenaing of documents, not allowing people to come and testify before Congress. That is not allowing Congress to do its job. That is problematic. That's why I moved, not as quickly as many others, but that's what made me move to calling for impeachment proceedings because the Constitution sets up checks and balances. It is against our Constitution when a president thinks he's above those checks and balances. That's like he's not behaving like the leader of the free world he's behaving more like a dictator would. So yeah. Mueller did not clear him of obstruction. He gave 10 examples of behavior and actions that could constitute obstruction. We have an obligation in Washington to investigate those things and now the clarity with which we see the president in his own words pointing to a potential impeachable offense. So we need to investigate him and we need to have the authority with which to do that and impeachment proceedings give us tremendously more legal leverage to make sure that this investigation can continue. The American people deserve to know the truth."

7. Wide of Booker

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Kamala Harris, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"I am deeply troubled and saddened that the United States Congress, with all of the work that we need to get done on everything from smart gun safety laws, to what we need to do to have an infrastructure plan to what we need to do to deal with the climate crisis that we are going to have to spend our time holding accountable a president who is lawless and who is evidenced no respect for the oath of office that he has taken. Oh that it didn't have to happen. But it does in defense of our democracy and in defense of the construct of our democracy which says that when you have a member of any branch of government in this case the executive who has violated the trust and abused their powers they have to be held accountable. Am I looking forward to this? I absolutely wish we were not at this moment. I wish so many things that are just not possible because Donald Trump is not capable of what I believe a president should be."

9. Wide of Harris

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Date: 09/17/2019 05:46 AM
People: Donald Trump
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Facing thousands of cheering supporters in the nation's largest city, Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren on Monday decried President Donald Trump as "corruption in the flesh" and outlined her plans to root out corruption in the White House, Congress and courts.

While aggressive, the message was a familiar one. Warren has embraced corruption as a central campaign theme from the beginning of her 2020 presidential bid. But rarely has Warren addressed such a crowd with such a symbolic backdrop.

The crowd - which exceeded 20,000 people, according to the Warren campaign - filled almost the entirety of the 10-acre (4-hectare) Washington Square Park, wrapping around a massive fountain and clogging the pathways that connect the street chess games to the classrooms of New York University to the giant marble arch the downtown park is best known for.

It was a younger audience, racially diverse and packed with women.

Warren said her anti-corruption plan would "end lobbying as we know it" by instituting a lifetime ban on members of Congress and White House Cabinet secretaries from ever becoming lobbyists. At the same time, corporate lobbyists would be blocked from working for the federal government.

Both practices are common today.

She also would prohibit federal judges from avoiding misconduct investigations by leaving their posts, prevent courts from sealing settlements in public health and safety cases and ban class-action waivers for all cases involving employment, consumer protection, antitrust and civil rights.

And taking direct aim at issues involving the Trump administration, Warren would require candidates for public office to post their tax returns online. Presidents, Cabinet secretaries and members of Congress would also be prohibited from owning businesses on the side.

Warren also said she had read all 448 pages of the Mueller report and that "impeachment is our constitutional duty."

New York - 16 September 2019

1. Crowd gathered in New York City's Washington Square Park before speech

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"Now a s bad as things are, we have to recognize, our problems to start with Donald Trump. He made the worse but we need to take a deep breath and recognize that a country that likes Donald Trump is already in serious trouble."

3. People in crowd before speech

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"And too many politicians in both parties have convinced themselves that playing the money for influence game is the only way to get something done. So what has this corrupt business as usual gotten us? The extiction of one species after another as the Earth heats up. Children slaughtered by assault weapons. The highest levels of inequality in a century. Wages that barely budge, crippling student loan debt, shrinking opportunity for the next generation and the one after that and the one after that. The American people get it and they are sick of it."

5. Crowd listening to music before Warren speech

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"So I've got a lot of plans. But they all come back to one simple idea. Put economic and political power in the hands of people. And we start by rooting out corruption in government. No more business as usual. Let's attack corruption head on. Ready?"

7. Wide, crowd before speech

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D) Presidential Candidate:

++AUDIO DROPOUT FROM SOURCE++

"Presidents, cabinet members, members of Congress will be barred from owning businesses on the side. Barred from trading in individual stocks. Look. Take care that the peoples' business or take care of your own business. But you can't do both at the same time."

9. People in crowd before speech

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"We need to call it out in the Oval Office. I've read all 448 pages of the Mueller report. No one is above the law. Not even the United States president. Impeachment is our constitutional duty."

11. Wide of crowd after Warren concludes speech

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Date: 09/17/2019 04:57 AM
People: Elizabeth Warren , Donald Trump
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Facing thousands of cheering supporters in the nation's largest city, Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren on Monday decried President Donald Trump as "corruption in the flesh" and outlined her plans to root out corruption in the White House, Congress and courts.

"Corruption has put our planet at risk. Corruption has broken our economy. And corruption is breaking our democracy," said Warren, a Massachusetts senator who has emerged as a leading presidential contender.

While aggressive, the message was a familiar one. Warren has embraced corruption as a central campaign theme from the beginning of her 2020 presidential bid. But rarely has Warren addressed such a crowd with such a symbolic backdrop.

The crowd - which exceeded 20,000 people, according to the Warren campaign - filled almost the entirety of the 10-acre (4-hectare) Washington Square Park, wrapping around a massive fountain and clogging the pathways that connect the street chess games to the classrooms of New York University to the giant marble arch the downtown park is best known for.

New York - 16 September 2019

1. Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren walks up to stage, waves to crowd

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"But despite our being the strongest and wealthiest country in the history of the world, our democracy is paralyzed. And why? Because giant corporations have bought off our government. Americans are killed by floods and fires in a rapidly warming planet. Why? Because huge fossil fuel corporations have bought off our government."

3. Wide, Warren at podium

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"Americans disagree on many things. But we don't want each other's homes burned down by wildfires. We don't have each others' children murdered at school. We don't want to be each other's families bankrupted by medical bills. What we want is for our government to do something."

5. Wide, Warren at podium, people holding up signs

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"Now when you see a government that works great for those with money and connections and doesn't work for much of anyone else, that's corruption plain and simple and we did call it out for what is. Corruption has put our planet at risk. Corruption has broken our economy. And corruption is breaking our democracy. I know what's broken. I've got a plan to fix it. And that's why I'm running for President of the United States."

7. Pan up from signs to Warren at podium

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"Donald Trump is corruption in the flesh. He's sworn to serve the people of the United States but he only serves himself and his partners in corruption. He tries to divide us. White against black. Christians against Muslims. Straight against queer and trans. And everyone against Democrats. Because we're all busy fighting each other, no one will notice that he and his buddies are stealing more and more of our countries' wealth and destroying the future for everyone else."

9. Zoom out/Warren at podium as people chant "Warren"

10. Warren waves to crowd at end of speech

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Summary: Candidates talk guns, corruption and Trump
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Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 09/13/2019 09:22 AM
People: Beto O'Rourke , Donald Trump , Kamala Harris
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Some of the Democratic Presidential candidates answered questions from reporters after Thursday night's debate. Topics they discussed included gun violence and corruption. Senator Kamala Harris described President Donald Trump as a failed president.

Houston – 12 September 2019

1. Sen. Cory Booker walking through crowd

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Cory Booker, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"The word confiscation is a word that Republicans use to try to scare gun owners. We had a nation that in the 1980s said that we're no longer going to have machine guns. We don't have machine guns anymore. We did it successfully. You look around at other countries and realize that these assault weapons are weapons of war that belong in the theater of war, they found constructive ways to get them off of our streets. Let's stop the fear mongering. Let's make sure that we are a nation that does not allow weapons of war into our community. Certainly what we're seeing right now where they're being used in mass shootings with agonizing regularity."

3. Beto O'Rourke walking through crowd

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Beto O'Rourke, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"We have a very deliberate democratic process to adopt these laws. And I expect us to go through it but expect this process for the first time to not be dominated by the NRA, to include the voices of Moms who demand action, of students who are marching for our lives, and everyday Americans who are sick and tired of what's happening and I would especially include those surviving family members who lost somebody, who are asking me and anybody who will listen why have we not taken action so far and why we still allow this to happen in our country."

5. O'Rourke answers question in Spanish

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Beto O'Rourke, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"I just truly believe in the people of this country. And I've listened to enough owners of AR 15s and AK 47s And not the usual places for a Democrat to be. But in southwestern Virginia or in rural Texas. Who see this issue the way the majority of Americans see this issue right now. Is that these weapons belong on a battlefield, do not belong in our streets should not be used in civilian life."

7. Reporters surrounding Sen. Kamala Harris

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Kamala Harris, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"When we look at the fact that Donald Trump has been a failed president a failed administration of broken promises. I think the American people know that the most important thing is that we focus on what we need to do to is to make sure there is not another four years of this administration."

9. Sen. Elizabeth Warren listening to reporters

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"Well here's another one. Lock the revolving door between Wall Street and Washington. This notion that you end up with someone who works on Wall Street, works on Wall Street, works on Wall Street and then comes into the administration and writes the tax plans? That oh! Then give away a bunch of money to Wall Street. No more. Those are the kinds of change we need to make. Oh, I got one more. Ready? Everybody who runs for federal office has to put their tax returns online."

11. Crowd of reporters and cameras

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US TX Debate Candidate Reax (Lon NR)
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Summary: Candidates speak after Houston Democratic debate
Story No: apus123462
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 09/13/2019 07:59 AM
People: Bernie Sanders , Andrew Yang , Donald Trump , Kamala Harris , Pete Buttigieg , Julian Castro , Beto O'Rourke , Joe Biden
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Some of the Democratic presidential candidates involved in Thursday night's debate in Houston, Texas spoke to reporters in the spin room afterwards. Senator Bernie Sanders drew contrasts with former Vice President Joe Biden over voting record and a vision for the future. Julian Castro also drew emphasized the differences between himself and Biden. Senator Cory Booker said he's the best candidate to take on President Donald Trump.  Former Congressman Beto O'Rourke continued to speak about gun policy. Senator Kamala Harris described President Trump as beating people down instead of lifting them up.

Houston – 12 September 2019

1. Wide of Sen. Bernie Sanders walking to camera

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Bernie Sanders, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"Well I think we made the distinction. Joe voted for the war in Iraq, which turned out to be one of the great foreign policy disasters in the history of this country. Joe was voted for terrible trade agreements NAFTA and PNTR with China which cost us millions of good paying jobs. Joe voted for the bailout of Wall Street. Joe voted for a very bad bankruptcy bill. I opposed all of those initiatives and I think it's not only the voting record, I think it's my vision for the future. I am prepared to stand with the working class of this country and take on the greed and corruption of the corporate elite."

3. Elizabeth Warren speaking to reporters

4 . SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"People tease me, I know, about all the plans, but I have two things to say about that. First you want to get something done I think you ought to have a plan. But there's a second part. When you can run on something you make it real clear and when we win, it's a whole lot easier for them to turn around in her own party and say guys, that was the deal. That's why we got elected. So now we're going to get out there together and we're going to pass this. We're not going to nibble around the edges. We're gonna make big structural change."

4. Wide of Julián Castro

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Julián Castro, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"Look I respect Vice President Biden. I worked with him. I have known him for years. I think you know obviously he has tremendous experience. He's a fantastic candidate. But he and I do have a disagreement about how to do health care. We do have a disagreement on immigration. This is a debate. So, you know we have to point out those differences in the debate. And what I can say is that I'm ready to debate when we go. And so when I go up against Donald Trump in October of 2020 you better believe that I'm going to be ready for Trump and I'm going to beat him."

6. Cutaway of Castro

7. Wide of Sen. Cory Booker

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Cory Booker, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"I'm running because I think I'm the best person to take on Donald Trump. I think I'm better than Joe Biden or else I wouldn't be in this race."

9. Close of Beto O'Rourke

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Beto O'Rourke, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"It is the sensational killings that we saw in Sutherland Springs and Santa Fe High School, El Paso, Midland and Odessa. But it's the killings one or two at a time, Cory Booker talked about this, that are so numbingly common they don't even make the news and so beyond background checks we need red flag laws beyond red flag laws we need an end to the sale of weapons of war and beyond that we need to buy those back where they exist and have mandatory licensing and gun registration."

11. Wide of Mayor Pete Buttigieg

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Kamala Harris, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"People have asked me, well is he (Trump) responsible for what happened in El Paso. I said no, of course I mean he didn't pull the trigger. But he's certainly been tweeting out the ammunition because when you have the president of the United States and the voice that she has, when used appropriately, it should be a voice it is about lifting people out not beating them down. We've not seen that from this president."

13. Wide of Andrew Yang

14. SOUNDBITE (English) Andrew Yang, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"Well I think that the American people recognize when you're being yourself and having a good time and when you're faking it. And in my case, I'm genuinely having a good time. So if that comes across to people, I think that's very positive. Because I'm really having a good time. I don't know if you could tell like I'm actually enjoying myself."

15. Wide, reporters follow Yang

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US Trump Rally Debate (Lon NR)
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Summary: Trump speaks on 'send her back' chant, Dem debates
Story No: apus121363
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/01/2019 09:24 PM
People: Nancy Pelosi , Elizabeth Warren , Donald Trump , Elijah Cummings , Jared Kushner , Kamala Harris
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President Donald Trump says he would "prefer" his supporters not engage in a "send her back" chant directed toward Rep. Ilhan Omar, but that if they do, he'll still "love" them.

The president told reporters as he left for a Ohio rally Thursday afternoon that he's unsure what he'll do if supporters bring back the chant, saying, "I don't know that you can stop people."

Trump reluctantly distanced himself from the chant after a rally two weeks ago, which followed racist tweets he sent against Omar and three other first term lawmakers of color.

Trump had suggested that if they didn't like the U.S. they should return to where they came from, even though all four are American citizens. The chant at the Greenville, S.C. rally sparked widespread condemnation from Republicans.

The president also handicapped the Democratic candidates' debate performances over the past two nights in Detroit.

He said California Senator Kamala Harris "had a bad night last night," but added that he thought Biden's performance was "ok."

"I think Biden did OK. He came through. He came limping through as I say about Sleepy Joe, he limped right through it," Trump said.

About Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Trump said he doesn't believe she has any credibility, but said, "It's possible I have to run against her."

The president was also asked about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's comments that if Trump wants to belittle Baltimore, then he should consult son-in-law Jared Kushner, who's family real estate firm owns thousands of apartments and townhomes in the Baltimore area and whom she called a "slumlord."

Trump denied that Kushner had any role in the situation in Baltimore, insisting the responsibility lies with "the people that have run Baltimore for so many years, obviously headed up by Elijah Cummings."

Trump said he believes the residents of Baltimore "really appreciate" what he's doing for the city.

Trump has disparaged the majority-black city, calling it "a rodent-infested mess."

Washington, DC - 1 August 2019

1. President Trump listening to reporters shout questions outside the White House

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:

"(Reporter question: Are you prepared to tell your supporters to stop if they begin chanting something problematic?)

I don't know what's going to happen. I can tell you this, I'm going to Cincinnati. The arena is a very large one and we've sold it out. We could sell it out probably 10 times from what I hear. The, the applications for seats, as you know, never had an empty seat. The applications are very big. I have no idea. We have a great group of people, they love our country. They love the job we're doing and when they see the kind of people that want to represent us from the last two nights, that's not what they want. I don't know, I can't tell you whether or not they're going to do that chant. If they do the chant, we'll have to see what happens.

(Reporter: Will you stop them?)

I don't know that you can stop people. I don't know that you can. I mean, we'll see what we can do. I'd prefer that they don't, but if they do it we'll have to make a decision then.

(Reporter: Do you have a message for them now, like before they go in?)

I do have a message. My message is for the people I'm going to, so we had over 100-thousand applications for whatever the size of the, I think it's a 14-thousand-seat arena. But we're way over 100 and I think 122-thousand applications for those seats. You know what my message is? I love them. And I think they love me. I actually think they love me."

3. Wide cutaway of reporters

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:

"Well I think Elizabeth, I mean I've been I've watched Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to as Pocahontas with her phony try at an ancestry that she didn't have. I've watched her and I don't know, to me she doesn't have credibility. It's possible I'll have to run against her. But everything she did was a fraud. She got into colleges. She got teaching jobs. She said she was of Indian heritage. It turned out to be a lie. So Elizabeth Warren really has a big lack of credibility.

(Reporter questions about the debate, inaudible)

I didn't really, no, I didn't look. I think that Kamala did not do well last night. I think that, I think Biden did OK. He came through. He came limping through as I say about Sleepy Joe, he limped right through it. But he got through it. He really did. I think he was OK. I think Kamala had a bad night last night, I would say. But it's really boiling down to four or five of them, let's face it. I don't, I don't see anybody coming from...."

5. Cutaway of Trump surrounded by reporters

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:

"(Reporter question: Do you think your son-in-law bears any responsibility?)

No, I think the responsibility is the people that have run Baltimore for so many years, obviously headed up by Elijah Cummings. They've run Baltimore into the ground. We've given billions and billions of dollars to Baltimore. The people of Baltimore appreciate what I've done for them by bringing this up. It's the number one city proportionately in the United States on crime. I saw a statistic where it's worse than Honduras right now. And I think what the people of Baltimore, I think they really appreciate what I'm doing. The money was stolen or misspent or wasted. And a lot of things happen, a lot of bad things. But the government for many years has been very good to Baltimore. We have to help the people. Elijah Cummings has not helped the people but maybe at some point we'll get together and we'll get it straightened out. But what happened in Baltimore is disgraceful and it's not only Baltimore it's other Democrat run cities and you ought to report on it sometime."

7.  Trump walks across White House lawn toward Marine One

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US NY Sanders Rally (Lon NR)
Title:
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Summary: 'I am back,' Bernie Sanders tells supporters
Story No: apus125376
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/19/2019 09:26 PM
People: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez , Donald Trump , Bernie Sanders
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Basking in loud chants of "Bernie's back," Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders resumed campaigning weeks after being sidelined by a heart attack and told supporters he was ready to resume "the epic struggle" for the White House.

Energized by thousands of backers gathered for a Queens rally, the 78-year-old Vermont senator said, "When I look at this huge crowd, brothers and sisters, I have no doubt that the political revolution is going to sweep this country, sweep (US President) Donald Trump out of office and bring the change that this country has long needed."

He said he was "more ready than ever to carry on with you the epic struggle that we face today. I am more than ready to assume the office of president of the United States."

To raucous applause, he declared: "I am back."

It was the start of what he is calling a "vigorous" return to campaigning as he tries to give his stagnant bid an instant shot of energy.

Among those who introduced Sanders from the stage was New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders' latest high-profile endorsement.

Sanders had emergency heart surgery this month but insists that he's more committed than ever to the 2020 race.

With the first voting contests less than four months away, he has some work to do.

New York - 19 October 2019

1. US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders comes on to stage greeted by New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Bernie Sanders, (D) presidential candidate:

"When I look at this huge crowd. Brothers and sisters, I have no doubt that the political revolution is going to sweep this country. Sweep (US President) Donald Trump out of office. And bring the change that this country has long needed."

3. Wide of Sanders speaking from podium

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Bernie Sanders, (D) presidential candidate:

"And along with the great medical care that I received, I am happy to report to you that I am more than ready. (Cheering) More ready than ever (cheering), to carry on with you the epic struggle that we face today. I am more than ready to assume the office of president of the United States. (Cheering) I am more than ready to take on the greed and corruption of the corporate elite and their apologists. (Cheering) I am more ready than ever to help create a government based on the principles of justice, economic justice, racial justice, social justice, and environmental justice. (Cheering) To put it bluntly, I am back."

UPSOUND, cheering and chanting (English) "Bernie's back"

5. Wide of Sanders, his wife joins him on stage, zoom

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US VT Bernie Sanders (Lon NR)
Title:
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Summary: Sanders lashes out at Trump on policies
Story No: apus125005
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/11/2019 06:21 PM
People: Donald Trump , Bernie Sanders , Mitch McConnell
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Vermont senator Bernie Sanders says that the Trump administration is probably "the most corrupt administration" in the history of the United States.

"This is a president who, I think, does not understand the Constitution, nor believe in the Constitution, doesn't understand the rule of law, thinks that he is above the law, " Sanders told reporters on Friday.

Sanders would not say how he would vote if President Donald Trump is impeached, but said he hopes Senator Mitch McConnell will "focus on the country rather than just his political party."

Sanders said Trump's decision to pull troops from Syria ahead of that country's military incursion was "a disgrace."

Burlington, Vermont - 11 October 2019

++SOUNDBITES SEPARATED BY BLACK FRAMES ++

1. Sen. Bernie Sanders approaches reporters

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, (D) presidential candidate:

REPORTER: "In terms of the impeachment inquiry, have you seen enough evidence to be able to vote yes on impeachment?"

SANDERS: "Well technically speaking that's something I won't tell you because I'm going to be acting as the United States senator. As a juror. It's like if you got on jury duty and somebody said you read something in the paper you're going to convict the guy before you heard the evidence in the trial. But this is what I will say. What I will say is that I believe that the Trump administration is probably the most corrupt administration maybe in the history of the United States and I think the impeachment process will only further educate the American people to the degree as to how corrupt that administration is. This is a president who I think does not understand the Constitution, nor believe in the Constitution, doesn't understand the rule of law, thinks that he is above the law, makes the most outrageous statements almost suggesting that he thinks he is a king and not an elected official. I think that's what the impeachment process will bring out."

++BLACK FRAMES ++

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, (D) presidential candidate:

"If Trump is impeached and I believe he will be and I believe he should be and when that trial comes to the United States Senate I hope (Sen. Mitch McConnell) McConnell will do the right thing for the American people and what the Constitution really mandates and allow a full trial to take place which the Senate and the American people can form their opinions. And I hope that McConnell thinks about the country rather than just his political party in doing that."

++BLACK FRAMES ++

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, (D) presidential candidate:

"But you don't turn your back on allies who have fought and died alongside of American troops. You just don't do that and you don't do that through a tweet. You don't do that simply because you had a conversation with the leader of Turkey who may be requesting that you do that. That is not the way you conduct foreign policy. So I think it is an outrage. I think it is a disgrace."

++ENDS ON SOUNDBITE ++

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US VT Bernie Sanders (Lon NR)
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Summary: Sanders says heart attack won't hurt campaign
Story No: apus124793
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/08/2019 06:40 PM
People: Jane Sanders , Bernie Sanders
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Vermont senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders says he was "dumb" not to have listened to the symptoms he was experiencing before he was stricken with a heart attack last week.

The 78-year-old Sanders made the comments Tuesday outside his Vermont home as he headed to an appointment with a cardiologist along with his wife Jane O'Meara Sanders.

Burlington, Vermont - 8 October 2019

1. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Bernie Sanders, Democratic Presidential Candidate:

"I just want to say thanks for being here. I'm feeling good, getting some work done. Doing some walking, getting stronger. That's about it."

Reporter: "What do plan to hear from the doctor today?"

Sanders: "Well, the truth is my main doctor is in Washington DC. So we have not had a docter here in Vermont, let alone a cardiologist so I'm going to meet him and I understand he is very good cardiologist. I'm going to meet on a regular basis to get some checkups and obviously I be on and off in Vermont."

Reporter: "Do you plan to release your medical records sooner than originally planned now?"

Sanders: "We'll release them, we were always planning to release them. And we have more medical records obviously now and we will release them with the appropriate time. "

Reporter: "How do you envision this that it,  could help your campaign?"

Reporter: "I don't think it helps or hurts, but I'll tell you one thing that I look forward to doing. I must confess I was dumb. I was born and thank God, I have a lot of energy. And you know during this campaign I've been doing in some cases three or four rallies a day running all over the state. Iowa, New Hampshire, wherever.  And yet, I in the last month or two just was more fatigued than I usually have been. So, I should have listened to those symptoms. I should have listened to those symptoms. So if there's any message that I hope we can get out there. Is that I want people to pay attention to the symptoms. And you know when you're hurting when you're fatigued when you have a pain in the chest. Listen to it. "

Reporter: "Do you plan to allow the doctors that treated you to talk to reporters at all?"

Sanders: "Sure,  I mean to the degree that it's acceptable.

Reporter: "But you would permit that?"

Sanders: "Yeah, I don see any reason why not. Thank you. Thank you. "

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