Ten minutes to go.
Biden, Harris, Booker, Yang, Castro, Gabbard, Gillibrand, Inslee, Bennet, and de Blasio.
3x Grammy-winning jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater's on the anthem.
“The opposite of Donald Trump is an Asian man who likes math.”
First laugh line of the night.
Anyone heard what they were chanting?
That's the quote.
Harris says that Sebelius endorsed her plan; she didn't write it.
(Sanders disputes that her plan can be called Medicare for All.)
The line stung: Bennet denies it's a Republican talking point in a testy exchange w/ De Blasio.
He responds that the only way to guarantee family separations stop is by repealing section 1325.
Castro calls for a 21st century Marshall Plan.
"The policies of this administration have been facilitated by laws on the books" that treat border crossing like crimes.
Gillibrand also supports decriminalization.
That's at least the second protest of the night so far.
Castro pounces that "one of us has learned the lessons of the past and one of us hasn't."
He emphasizes civil enforcement would still apply and the border would still be monitored.
That moment when Castro challenging Beto from the first round of debates has colored every one that followed it.
Booker quotes Biden as saying "every major crime bill" has had his footprint on it. Biden replies that those bills were passed "overwhelmingly" at the time.
Booker stares at Biden during his speech.
De Blasio promises unspecified within the next 30 days in New York.
Protesters chanted the cop's name, Pantaleo, in the first debate protest earlier.
"If I was the mayor, I'd fire him," she says, looking directly at de Blasio.
Harris calls it "false," slamming Biden for "working with segregationists to oppose busing."
"Equal is not equal," he says.
Yang talks about his experience as an entrepreneur, and, quite on brand, cites Martin Luther King's support for universal basic income.
He emphasizes investing in education and job trading. Citing his HUD experience, he calls for an desegregation initiative in the United States.
"Climate change is not a singular issue. It is all the issues that we as Democrats care about."
Background: One of his first speeches on this. courthousenews.com/climate-candid…
Like Inslee, Booker agrees that the climate crisis should be the prism through which other issues are viewed.
De Blasio likens it to an anti-lead poisoning initiative, which he said reduced rates by 90 percent.
(Note: Some have questioned those stats, particularly in NYCHA housing.)
A far more interesting question for Andrew Yang, when U.S. press freedom rankings keep dropping, local newsrooms have been decimated, and the president regards journalists as the "enemy of the people," would be this little-discussed proposal.
Adopting a nationalist messaging more typical of the right, Gabbard said the trade deal threatened "American sovereignty," but she opposes Trump's tariffs on China.
Three guesses as to his solution.
"I don't do foreign policy by tweet," he says, contrasting with Trump.
Then, Booker says he won't commit to artificial deadline.
Yang said he would deescalate with Iran.
"Why is okay for you to advocate for the Justice Dept to prosecute somebody but President Trump, not him?"
Back to commercials.
De Blasio: "This has to be a party that stand for something. This needs to be the party of labor unions. This has to be the party of universal health care."
Bennet: Trump doesn't believe in rule of law and the independence of the judiciary.
Two nights of debates, zero questions about the Supreme Court.
Gillibrand: "Donald Trump has really torn apart the moral fabric of this country."
Castro: "Donald Trump has not been bashful in his cruelty, and I will not be bashful in my common sense and compassion."
Sidenote: That's the extent of español for this round of debates. It's a shame that bilingual outreach has been disincentivized by the time-crunch format and media mockery.
"The thing about predators is this: They prey on people who they perceive to be weak," she says, adding that "predators are cowards."
Sticking to prosecutor messaging, she talks about Trump's "rap sheet."
What questions did not come up during two nights of debates that you would have liked to have been asked?
Nothing on attacks on trans rights.