The 5 most noteworthy moments from Tuesday’s Democratic debate in Iowa


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On Tuesday night, six of the top Democratic presidential candidates gathered in Des Moines for the last debate before the Iowa caucuses on February 3.

Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Businessman Tom Steyer all qualified for the debate.
With the caucuses just three weeks away, candidates made their final pitches to Iowa caucusgoers and weighed in on the ongoing foreign policy crisis in Iran.
Here were the five most noteworthy exchanges and moments.

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On Tuesday night, six of the top Democratic presidential candidates gathered in Des Moines for the last debate before the Iowa caucuses on February 3.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and businessman Tom Steyer all qualified for the debate, making it the smallest debate stage yet and the first without any candidates of color.

CNN and the Des Moines Register co-hosted the debate, which was held at Drake University and moderated by CNN “Situation Room” anchor Wolf Blitzer, CNN political correspondent Abby Phillip, and Des Moines Register chief political correspondent Brianne Pfannenstiel.

With the caucuses just three weeks away, candidates make their final pitches to Iowa caucusgoers and weighed in on the ongoing foreign policy crisis in Iran.

While the debate was relatively time and conflict-free, here are the five most noteworthy exchanges and moments:

Foreign policy loomed large two weeks after the US escalated tensions with Iran. All the Democratic candidates advocated for a stop to “endless wars,” and said the US should reduce its military presence in the Middle East.

While most candidates were on the same page that the US should try to de-escalate tensions with Iran, Sanders and Biden sparred over their respective records on voting for wars.

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Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders spar over Biden’s vote in 2002 to authorize the Iraq War.

Biden calls his vote a “big mistake.” pic.twitter.com/fltHJmfP3A

Elizabeth Warren had the line of the night shutting down the notion that a woman couldn’t be elected president, a position she said Sanders expressed to her in a December 2018 meeting.


Warren said: “The only people on this stage …read more

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