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the number of times i have seen reporters come up to and ask him questions like he is cannot be counted on two
The number of times I have seen reporters come up to @JoaquinCastrotx and ask him questions like he is @JulianCastro cannot be counted on two hands.
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this from inslee on climate change is a distillation of his entire campaign this has to be the top propriety o
This from Inslee on climate change is a distillation of his entire campaign: "This has to be the top propriety of the United States, the organizing principle to mobilize the United States so we can do what we have always done, lead the world and invent the future."
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booker on guns if you need a license to drive a car you should need a license to buy and own a firearm booker
Booker on guns: "If you need a license to drive a car, you should need a license to buy and own a firearm."

Booker, in a knock against some on stage with him, not that "not everybody in this field" agrees with him.
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julian castro and beto orourke clashed over immigration with the two texas democrats going after each other on
Julián Castro and Beto O’Rourke clashed over immigration, with the two Texas Democrats going after each other on whether or not coming across the border illegally should be a crime.

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that between castro and beto was by far the most direct clash of this debate so far if you did your homework o
That between Castro and Beto was - by far - the most direct clash of this debate so far.

"If you did your homework on this issue," Castro told Beto re: his understanding of border crossings.

"I just think it is a mistake," Castro added of Beto's plan.
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de blasio s team going in said the mayor was heading into the debate ready to jump in and draw a distinction w
De Blasio's team going in said the mayor was heading into the debate ready to jump in and draw a distinction where there was one

And the back and forth with Beto - "It’s not working," he said of the health care system - was an example of that.
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guess the principal cc davidchalian
Guess the principal? (cc: @DavidChalian)
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moments that need to be topped tonight sanders to clinton the american people are sick and tired about hearing
Moments that need to be topped tonight:
- Sanders to Clinton: "The American people are sick and tired about hearing about your damn emails"
- Jim Webb bragging about killing a man in Vietnam
- Lincoln Chafee comparing himself to a "block of granite"
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new w amp the perilous conditions migrants coming to the us face captured renewed attention from democrats run
New w/ @GregJKrieg & @ericbradner: The perilous conditions migrants coming to the US face captured renewed attention from Democrats running for president on Wednesday, hours before 10 candidates take the stage for the party's first debate in Miami
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more candidates headed to homestead sen amy klobuchar will visit the homestead detention facility wednesday af
More candidates headed to Homestead:

Sen. Amy Klobuchar will visit the Homestead detention facility Wednesday afternoon, a campaign spokesperson tells CNN.

And Secretary Julian Castro will go to the Homestead detention facility on Friday, an aide tells CNN.

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ivanka trump this month there is a level of viciousness that i was not expecting i was a little blindsided by
Ivanka Trump this month: "There is a level of viciousness that I was not expecting. ... I was a little blindsided by on a personal level."
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a trump supporting soybean farmer whose farm has lost 250k in value due to tariffs this isn t just numbers on
A Trump supporting soybean farmer whose farm has lost ≈ $250k in value due to tariffs: “This isn't just numbers on a sheet or percentage of trade or dollar value. This is multi-generational American families, your base, that you are now squarely putting into financial peril."
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trump per a source will follow the 4 yr rule to get out of paris meaning the us will leave on nov 4 2020 elect
Trump, per a source, will follow the 4-yr rule to get out of Paris, meaning the US will leave on Nov 4, 2020.
Election Day 2020: Nov 3.
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very interesting buttigieg uses his fox news town hall to call out tucker carlson and laura ingraham by name f
Very interesting: Buttigieg uses his Fox News town hall to call out Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham - by name - for comments they have made.

"There is a reason why anyone has to swallow hard and think twice" before going on Fox, he says.
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this mans wife jo cox is the british mp who was murdered last year by a man who reportedly shouted britain fir
This man’s wife - Jo Cox - is the British MP who was murdered last year by a man who reportedly shouted “Britain First" as he attacked her. Trump just retweeted the deputy leader of Britain First.
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trump has arrived at trump international golf club in florida this makes 10 straight weekends he has visited a
Trump has arrived at Trump International Golf Club in Florida. This makes 10 straight weekends he has visited a property bearing his name.
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scaramucci on cnn there are people inside the administration that think it is their job to save america from t
.@Scaramucci on CNN: "There are people inside the administration that think it is their job to save America from this president. Ok?"
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buttigieg on abortion in fox news town hall i believe that the right of a woman to make her own decisions abou
Buttigieg on abortion in Fox News town hall: "I believe that the right of a woman to make her own decisions about her own reproductive health and her own body is a national right, I believe it is an American freedom."
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looks like rogerjstonejr s twitter account has been suspended
Looks like @RogerJStoneJr's Twitter account has been suspended
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returned to trump tower hours before his son s meeting 40 min after it was supposed to start he tweeted on hr
. returned to Trump Tower hours before his son's meeting. 40 min after it was supposed to start, he tweeted on HRC's emails.
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