Full coverage of the 6th Democratic debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season from Los Angeles.

By Tara Jons
01/09/2020 • 09:57 AM EST

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that appears in bold to show its definition.
: Start of debate.
: exaggerationsee definition - stretching the truth, to make something seem more powerful or meaningful than it actually is.
: Not "most," but about 39% of Americans, if they get a bill for $400, would have to sell something or borrow to cover the expense.[1]
: exaggerationsee definition - stretching the truth, to make something seem more powerful or meaningful than it actually is.
: About 60% of 550K homeless Americans and 38K homeless vets, are sleeping in shelters, not out on the streets.[4]
: exaggerationsee definition - stretching the truth, to make something seem more powerful or meaningful than it actually is.
: Chile, Spain, Israel, Turkey and Brazil, have higher rates of child poverty, with the U.S. ranking 6th.[4]
: exaggerationsee definition - stretching the truth, to make something seem more powerful or meaningful than it actually is.
: Although Trump has not exactly been outspoken in support of the Hong Kong protesters, he signed two bills in support of them, over objections of the Chinese government.[1]
: saber-rattlingsee definition - making nonspecific threats of consequences to intimidate an adversary and/or impress an audience.
: Buttigieg threatens isolating from China the rest of the free world, if they crack down too hard on protesters in Hong Kong.
: Steyer calls out Buttigieg's saber rattling on China.
: false claimsee definition - a statement that is directly contradicted by fact and can be easily proven untrue.
: Buttigieg did allow the press to cover the event, and a reporter did, so it was not "closed-door."[1]
: misleading claimsee definition - a statement with a few elements or kernel of truth, which can easily be proven deceptive or fundamentally untrue.
: While Warren hasn't held private fundraisers in her presidential campaign, she did funnel $10.4 million in from her Senate campaign (where she did hold private fundraisers).[1]
: whataboutismsee definition - discrediting a criticism by accusing hypocrisy, in order to shift the focus away from oneself and onto others.
: Buttigieg shifts the focus from his big-ticket private fundraisers to Warren's big-ticket private fundraisers for her 2018 Senate campaign.[4]
: exaggerationsee definition - stretching the truth, to make something seem more powerful or meaningful than it actually is.
: Biden declares that all billionaires oppose everything he's ever done and continues to do.
: baseless claimsee definition - a statement that is presented as accepted or established fact, but is wholly undecided or unsubstantiated.
: Yang claims that giving all Americans $100 would result in huge increases in political contributions, particularly those for female candidates, while providing no evidence that it would.
: whataboutismsee definition - discrediting a criticism by accusing hypocrisy, in order to shift the focus away from oneself and onto others.
: Instead of defending the value of her own experience, Klobeshar shifts to defending the value of others' experience on the stage.
: whataboutismsee definition - discrediting a criticism by accusing hypocrisy, in order to shift the focus away from oneself and onto others.
: Klobuchar shifts the focus from her supporting the judicial nominee who struck down part of the ACA, to others who supported the same nominee.
: exaggerationsee definition - stretching the truth, to make something seem more powerful or meaningful than it actually is.
: The U.S. spends more, but not twice as much [9], the 87 million is more like 68 million [10], 30,000 dying each year, because they don't see a doctor is questionable [11], and a half million are not going bankrupt due solely to health care costs.[12]
: glittering generalitiessee definition - vague words or phrases used to evoke positive emotional appeal, without presenting supporting information or reason.
: About going out to the American people and telling them to "take on" the pharmaceutical industry, when it's unclear what that means.
: common folksee definition - establishing a connection with an audience based on being just like one of them and therefore being able to empathize with their concerns.

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References
1. "FactChecking the December Democratic Debate". FactCheck.org. Published: December 20, 2019.

3. "Bernie Sanders says real wages rose 1.1%. He's right". Politifact. Published: December 19, 2019.

4. "Fact-checking the sixth Democratic debate". The Washington Post. Published: December 20, 2019.

5. "Yang cites maternal mortality stats to talk about race". Politifact. Published: December 20, 2019.

10. "FactChecking the November Democratic Debate". FactCheck.org. Published: November 21, 2019.

12. "Sanders's flawed statistic: 500,000 medical bankruptcies a year". The Washington Post. Published: August 28, 2019.

13. "For most U.S. workers, real wages have barely budged in decades". Pew Research Center. Published: August 07, 2018.