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On Tuesday night, the five contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination assembled in Las Vegas, NV, for their first debate of the primary season. Moderated by Anderson Cooper, the debate not only gave the candidates a nationally-televised opportunity to present their policies and positions, but also allowed them the opportunity to accomplish their individual strategic objectives.

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Former Governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley, needed to take full advantage of the nationally-televised debate to introduce himself and his platform to a voting base that, for the most part, knows nothing about him. O’Malley also needed to endear himself to potential donors and bundlers, while former Senators Lincoln Chafee and Jim Webb just needed to remind people that they exist. Chafee floundered throughout the debate as he unsuccessfully tried to attack Clinton. During one particularly cringe-worthy moment, he admonished Anderson Cooper for “being too harsh” on him.

Webb, in one of the most bizarre answers of the night, informed us that #WhiteAppalachianLivesMatter. Vermont Senator, Bernie Sanders, needed to prove that his unexpected ascension to second place was not a fluke, and that he is capable of winning the general election.  However, it was former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, who had the most on the line. Plagued by weeks of bad press and declining poll numbers, it was imperative that Clinton delivered a performance that would ease the fears surrounding her elect-ability in the face of the ongoing email scandal. She did this, and more, establishing herself as the clear winner by the end of the night.

Clinton, whose commitment to progressive values has been a major concern among the Democratic voting base, clearly came prepared to convince viewers that she was 'all in' for the populist movement sweeping the nation. She reverted to the same argument she has used before regarding inconsistencies in her stances on these issues, citing “new information” as the cause in her change of opinion. When directly challenged by Cooper to self-identify as a moderate or progressive, Clinton responded with arguably the strongest line of the night: “I’m a progressive, but I’m a progressive who likes to get things done.”

2015 Democratic Debate Recap

Full recap and highlights from the first Democratic debate of the primary season

On Tuesday night, the five contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination assembled in Las Vegas,…


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President Obama To GOP: ‘Stop Hatin’ All The Time’

Coolest commander-in-chief has strong words for Republicans

President Obama has some strong words for the Republican Party after being threatened with litigation.

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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5 Leadership Lessons From Michelle Obama

Take a cue to learn how you can boost your motivation profile

This style and political icon exudes top exemplary leadership traits as described in the Businessweek…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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President Obama and Michelle Obama joined the proceedings to commemorate the largest such undertaking to reveal the contributions of African Americans to the world.

First Couple’s Assets Worth Up to $8.3 Million

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White House discloses President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s financial assets, with a value between…

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5 Cool (Recent) Branding Moves By President Barack Obama

A look at the Commander-in-Chief's moments of swag

Here’s a snapshot into recent appearances that give the Commander-in-Chief the cool factor.

By Janell Hazelwood

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10 Black Republicans You Probably Don’t Know But Should

Highlighting African Americans who represent the Republican Party and their race with pride

Herman Cain and Colin Powell are not anomalies as there are many Black Republicans of…

By Raynard Jackson

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David Banner’s New Year’s Resolutions for the Black Community in 2012

The outspoken entertainer offers up three key lessons for Black America in the New Year

Heading into 2012 outspoken rapper David Banner offers up three lessons and goals for the…

By David Banner

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Outspoken Opponent: 7 Outrageous Statements from Herman Cain

Interesting quips from a Republican presidential hopeful

Seven most outrageous statements by Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain.

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Will Expectations Change for Obama’s Re-election Campaign?

Atlanta Post columnist wonders whether this campaign will disappoint supporters

Atlanta Post columnist wonders whether this campaign will disappoint supporters

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Liberals, Progressives Rally for Jobs and Voter Turnout

One Nation pushes to keep a Democratic-controlled Congress

A veritable rainbow coalition of thousands recently gathered at the Lincoln Memorial as part of…

By Joyce Jones

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Republicans Make Significant Gains After Long Drought

Is this a wake-up call for Democrats?

Suddenly being Republican is a whole lot more satisfying than it has been for a…

By Joyce Jones

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Election Day Unity Trumps Previous Dissention

For a time after the primaries, it seemed as though the Democratic Party was going…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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