Vice President Joe Biden was noticeably absent from last night’s first Democratic debate stage, but his once looming presence may have been shadowed after a strong debate showing by would-be rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
Tales from the Trail
Top Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday chided his potential rivals for pulling their punches against front-runner Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Party’s first presidential debate.
For millions of voters, Tuesday’s debate was their first chance to get to know the three Democratic candidates who have received the least media coverage – indeed, in all three cases, the most frequent mid-debate Google searches involving their names were simply some variant on “Who is he?”.
Democrats had their first swing at a pre-primary debate on Tuesday, but for former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, the night was a miss as he stumbled to defend his voting record from his time in Congress.
Black Lives Matter, from its start protesting police violence and racial injustice towards people of color, made it onto the Democratic debate stage on Tuesday, with several candidates explicitly referencing the group.
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson used his perch on Friday at the National Press Club to blast the American press corps for unfair treatment and explain himself in light of recent brazen comments he’s made.