Full coverage of the 2nd Democratic debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season.

By Michael Gordon
07/14/2019 • 04:46 AM EST

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: slogansee definition - a brief, striking phrase that people will remember, which typically acts on emotional appeals.
: "It's time to pass the torch."
: slogansee definition - a brief, striking phrase that people will remember, which typically acts on emotional appeals.
: "America doesn't want to witness a food fight, they wanna know how we're gonna put food on their table."
: dysphemismsee definition - replacing neutral language with more derogatory or unpleasant terms, to instill a negative association.
: The term "cages" to describe the chain-link fenced holding areas in U.S. border facilities for unaccompanied migrant children.[1]
: false claimsee definition - a statement that is directly contradicted by fact and can be easily proven untrue.
: The mandatory prosecution of all illegal border crossings (which results in parent/child separation, when the parents are jailed) is neither kidnapping nor a crime.[2]
: dysphemismsee definition - replacing neutral language with more derogatory or unpleasant terms, to instill a negative association.
: The term "cages" to describe the chain-link fenced holding areas in U.S. border facilities for unaccompanied migrant children.[1]
: adding qualifierssee definition - adding an extra word or phrase to a response, which makes it ultimately meaningless, but still leaves the desired impression.
Biden pledges that undocumented persons who've committed no other offense should not be "the focus of" deportation, which is not saying they shouldn't be deported.
: half truthsee definition - a statement that is essentially true, but lacking critical information and presented as the whole truth.
: Harris mentions that Biden opposed "busing," without mentioning he only opposed court-ordered busing, not the voluntary busing she took to school everyday.[3]
: half truthsee definition - a statement that is essentially true, but lacking critical information and presented as the whole truth.
: Harris attacks Biden for opposing "busing in America;" but doesn't point out that he opposed federally court-ordered busing, not all busing.[3]
: half truthsee definition - a statement that is essentially true, but lacking critical information and presented as the whole truth.
: Biden touts getting McConnell to raise taxes, without mentioning, in order to do so, he agreed to letting most of the Bush tax cuts become permanent.[4]
: Bennett exposes the half truth.
: exaggerationsee definition - stretching the truth, to make something seem more powerful or meaningful than it actually is.
: While the U.S. wind farm and solar facility are very large, neither facility is the largest in the world.[5][6]
: exaggerationsee definition - stretching the truth, to make something seem more powerful or meaningful than it actually is.
: The report Sanders cites estimates irreparable damage in the next 12 - 34 years (with 12 years being the deadline set to meet pledged emission cuts).[7]
: false claimsee definition - a statement that is directly contradicted by fact and can be easily proven untrue.
Swalwall is not the only one who's voted and passed background checks. Biden did as well in 1993.[8]
: half truthsee definition - a statement that is essentially true, but lacking critical information and presented as the whole truth.
Biden was involved with getting troops out of Iraq, but doesn't mention the Status of Forces Agreement signed by G.W. Bush required it.[9]
: glittering generalitiessee definition - vague words or phrases used to evoke positive emotional appeal, without presenting supporting information or reason.
: About harnessing "love for political purposes" and beating Donald Trump with it, (when it's unclear what that means or how that would work).

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References
1. "Fact-checking the 2nd night of the Democratic debate in Miami". Politifact. Published: June 27, 2019.

3. "The school busing debate between Joe Biden and Kamala Harris". The Washington Post. Published: July 29, 2019.

4. "Fact-Checking Night 2 of the 2020 Democratic Debates". The New York Times. Published: June 27, 2019.

5. "World's Largest Solar Power Plant Switched On". Forbes. Published: June 29, 2019.

6. "Fact checking Night Two of the first Democratic debate". NBCNews.com. Published: June 27, 2019.

7. "FactChecking Round Two of the Democratic Debate". FactCheck.org. Published: June 28, 2019.

9. "Biden Is Doubling Down on Iraq War Lies". Truthout. Published: August 08, 2019.