Democratic debate: 2020 candidates’ divisions laid bare in feisty TV debate


Ten Democrats have clashed in the first TV debate of the race to oust President Donald Trump from the White House. Liberal firebrand Elizabeth Warren, who has been gaining momentum, took centre stage at the heated forum in Florida.

Candidates sparred over healthcare and immigration, and a couple of underdogs gulped much-needed political oxygen with a few well-timed zingers. Ten other Democrats in the crowded field, including Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, will battle on Thursday night. Millions of voters were expected to tune in for America’s biggest political debates in years. The eventual Democratic White House nominee will be crowned at the party convention in July next year, before the presidential election in November.(BBC)…[+]