Ten Democratic presidential candidates took the stage on Wednesday for the first night of debates, touching on immigration, Medicare-for-all, climate change, and economic inequality. The lineup included Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, and Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.). Several candidates broke out in Spanish while discussing the humanitarian crisis at the southern border, and Warren unequivocally supported abolishing private health insurance. The format focused on rapid-fire responses to policy questions. Candidates largely agreed on major issues and goals, but diverged in describing details; former Housing Secretary Julián Castro and O'Rourke clashed over immigration policy, and candidates listed a range of answers when asked about the biggest geopolitical threat. The remaining 10 candidates will debate on Thursday night.
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