Bloomberg and Vegas, of course we're watching
Tonight's Democratic presidential debate is expected to be a fiery exchange of sick burns and policy debate. Why? Well, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will make his debate debut and the rest of the candidates are expected to come out swinging for any number of reasons.
Bloomberg could be asked about:
- His refusal to release women from confidentiality agreements they’ve signed relating to allegations of a hostile work environment at his company;
- His past descriptions of transgender people as “he, she, or it” and as dress-wearing men who enter girls’ locker rooms.
- His past support for the controversial “stop-and-frisk” police strategy.
So what else is going on with the 2020 candidates?
- Sanders' ‘Medicare for All’ slows him down in Nevada caucuses.
- Vermont's Republican governor endorses Bill Weld, not Trump, in 2020 GOP presidential primary
- Bloomberg qualifies for next two debates, trails only Sanders in recent poll
- Bloomberg will sell his company if he's elected president
Meanwhile, in Trump campaign news
President Donald Trump will take his re-election campaign to Arizona tonight, literally during the Vegas presidential debate. The shade.
Trump carried Arizona by 3.5 percentage points in 2016 over Democrat Hillary Clinton, but political experts expect the presidential race to be tighter this year. His remarks in Phoenix are expected to focus on the economy, judicial nominees and his recent Senate acquittal on impeachment charges.
Pardons and lawsuits and Ukraine, oh my
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- DOJ: Two federal prosecutors are coordinating Ukraine-related matters
- AG Barr has considered resigning over Trump's interference in Justice investigations
- Who got pardoned, who got shorter sentences under Trump's clemency spree?
- George Zimmerman sues Warren, Buttigieg for defamation, seeks $265 million
- Blagojevich calls himself a 'freed political prisoner' after Trump commutes sentence
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Democratic debate in Las Vegas: How Bloomberg could add intrigue