The Only Democratic Debate Recap You Need!
Here's another edition of our weekly digest!
Catching you up on all you need to know about the 2016 Presidential Campaign.
In case you didn’t feel like spending two and a half hours of your Tuesday night listening to six people talk over and around one another, we’ve got you covered! Below are links to three relatively short articles that will get you up to date on all the happenings last night. And hey, if you don’t want to read the articles, we have the highlights for you, too! Couldn’t be easier.
1) Everyone wants to know, so might as well get it out of the way. Who won this thing?
2) Yeah, but… those on the internet beg to differ.
This sure looks like a self selecting group which makes notoriously unreliable polls, but more and more voters are using the internet, so only time will tell if America is actually #feelingthebern.
3) Lastly, perception is not always reality. The candidates made a lot of bold statements on the stage. Luckily we have FactCheck.org to help us parse out the truth.
- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton revised her earlier statement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, claiming that she said she “hoped” it would be a “gold standard.” At the time, she said it was a gold standard.
- Sen. Bernie Sanders claimed that his plan to lift the cap on income subject to Social Security taxes would extend the program’s finances and expand benefits. He neglected to mention that the new taxes would not be used to calculate benefits for those paying them, a break from historical practice.
- Sanders claimed that African American youth unemployment was 51 percent, but that figure pertains to underemployment, which includes those working part-time and looking for full-time work.
- Clinton claimed that “we lose 90 people a day from gun violence.” That’s true, but only a third of those deaths are from homicides.
- Sanders wrongly said that the U.S. had “more wealth and income inequality than any other country.” The U.S. ranks 42nd in income inequality and 16th in terms of wealth held by the top 1 percent.
- Clinton said that using a personal email account “was allowed by the State Department.” It was, but federal rules also required Clinton to turn over her emails before she left office. She did so nearly two years after she left.