Democrats are confronting a rapidly shifting political landscape as a dozen candidates meet on Tuesday for the most crowded presidential debate in modern history.
Many other candidates, meanwhile, are fighting for their very political survival.
The debate will begin at 8 p.m. EDT at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. But it's the three leading candidates - Biden, Sanders and Warren - who face the most intense spotlight that could expose glaring liabilities in their quest for the White House. Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard was also late to sign on, warning that the impeachment process would further split an already divided nation.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.
While Warren does not name any of her competitors in her Medium post, the new call for campaigns to "disclose any donor or fundraiser who has a special title on their campaign, including national and regional finance committee members and bundler designations" is an apparent nudge to a number of top rivals, like former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and California Sen.
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Essentially, he's calling for the overturn of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision and for public financing of elections. In addition, his family members would not be allowed to have any business relationships with foreign companies or governments.
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The Cardinals need them to get on base in front of Paul Goldschmidt and Marcell Ozuna, who are the only St. Jack Flaherty had to know exactly what his team required from him when he ascended the bump for Game 3.
Though previous debates dedicated little time to MI or Midwest issues, an ongoing strike by United Auto Workers could make candidates focus more on appeals to blue-collar workers.
Warren's call to cut off the donor-to-ambassador pipeline, which she acknowledges has been common practice in both Republican and Democratic administrations, comes with increased resonance now that President Donald Trump's European Union ambassador, Gordon Sondland, a Republican megadonor who gave $1 million to Trump's inaugural committee, has emerged as a key figure in the Ukraine scandal.
Gabbard failed to qualify for the debate in September and has yet to qualify for the one in November, which requires candidates to get donations from 165,000 different donors and clear 3 percent support in four qualifying polls.
CNN has previously reported how Russian government-linked trolls were active online during debate nights in 2015 and 2016, but the DNC's warning also included what it views as a domestic disinformation threat: the Trump administration. Last week she had threatened to boycott the debate but tweeted today that she will take part.
Senator for Vermont Bernie Sanders recently suffered a heart attack. Could that change at Tuesday's debate? An impeachment inquiry will be a moot point in 2021 if one of the candidates on stage becomes president.
While the landscape of the Middle East could be altered by 2021 given recent events, candidates should be expected to expound on their views of Middle East policy, and whether the US should keep troops permanently in the region.