Sunday shows - 2020 Democrats make closing arguments in New Hampshire

Sunday shows - 2020 Democrats make closing arguments in New Hampshire
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The race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination dominated the Sunday political shows ahead of the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday.

Leading candidates touted their strengths and took shots at opponents. 

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

Sanders: 'Obviously I am not a communist,' but maybe Trump 'doesn't know the difference'
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden will help close out Texas Democrats' virtual convention: report Senate Dems press DOJ over coronavirus safety precautions in juvenile detention centers Gabbard drops defamation lawsuit against Clinton MORE (I-Vt.), a 2020 White House hopeful, on Sunday dismissed concerns that his status as a self-proclaimed democratic socialist would be a liability in a general election and said President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump marks 'very sad milestone' of 100K coronavirus deaths DOJ: George Floyd death investigation a 'top priority' Lifting our voices — and votes MORE’s description of his ideology as “communist” was inaccurate.
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Biden says Sanders nomination would create 'uphill climb' for other Democrats on ballot
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS 
 
Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenLifting our voices — and votes Longtime Democratic pollster: Warren 'obvious solution' for Biden's VP pick Biden will help close out Texas Democrats' virtual convention: report MORE said on Sunday that Democratic candidates would face a "bigger uphill climb" if Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) wins the party's presidential nomination this year.  
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Buttigieg: Biden is right that I'm no Barack Obama, but 'neither is he'
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBiden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Here's how Biden can win over the minority vote and the Rust Belt MORE responded on Sunday to an attack ad from fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden comparing the former vice president's record to Buttigieg’s, saying neither he nor Biden are comparable to former President Obama.
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Biden asks: What has Buttigieg done?
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS
 
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday dismissed former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, his opponent in the Democratic presidential primary, as "a good guy" and "a smart guy," but as merely the mayor of a small city.
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Sanders says campaign will highlight billionaire Buttigieg donors ahead of New Hampshire primary
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Sunday that his campaign plans to emphasize the billionaire donors supporting fellow 2020 White House hopeful Pete Buttigieg in the lead-up  the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday.
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Buttigieg responds to Sanders 'billionaire' attacks: 'Bernie's pretty rich and I would happily accept a contribution from him'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
“Bernie’s pretty rich, and I would happily accept a contribution from him,” Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” 
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Buttigieg rips Biden attack ad: Small communities 'frustrated' with being made into a 'punchline'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg said communities like the one he served are "frustrated" with Washington politicians making them into a "punchline," after Buttigieg's Democratic presidential primary opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, released an attack ad hitting Buttigieg's experience.
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Warren dismisses need to win New Hampshire: 'It's going to be a long campaign'
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenLongtime Democratic pollster: Warren 'obvious solution' for Biden's VP pick The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - US virus deaths exceed 100,000; Pelosi pulls FISA bill Warren's VP bid faces obstacle: Her state's Republican governor MORE (D-Mass.) dismissed the need to place in the top two in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primaries after trailing in third coming out of last week’s Iowa caucuses. 
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Biden defends performance in Iowa, cites support from African Americans
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS
 
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday defended his performance in the Iowa caucuses, saying he's the only Democrat in the 2020 presidential primary who can garner enough support from African Americans to beat President Trump. 
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Buttigieg: 'I didn't set out to be the gay president'
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg said Sunday he didn't set out to be "the gay president" when he launched his 2020 campaign, but added that he recognizes the significance of being the first major openly gay candidate for the White House.   
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Sanders: We released 'substantive' part of all medical records
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
"We have released as much documentation as any other candidate," Sanders said on NBC's "Meet the Press," when questioned on the release of his records.  
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Sanders: 'Not my impression' DNC was trying to hurt campaign
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), one of two top Democratic presidential candidates coming out of the chaotic Iowa caucuses, said on Sunday that doesn't think the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was trying to hurt his campaign with a call for a recanvass. 
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DNC chairman says he's 'absolutely not' considering resigning
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom PerezThomas Edward PerezClinton’s top five vice presidential picks Government social programs: Triumph of hope over evidence Labor’s 'wasteful spending and mismanagement” at Workers’ Comp MORE said Sunday he is "absolutely not" considering resigning in the wake of last week's chaotic Iowa caucuses.
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Dershowitz: 'Schumer and Pelosi have to go'
By TAL AXELROD 
 
Alan DershowitzAlan Morton DershowitzMoussaoui says he now renounces terrorism, bin Laden The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Frist says Manhattan Project-like initiative necessary to fight virus; WH to release plan for easing lockdowns The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden faces tough task of uniting Democrats MORE, an associate of President Trump who served on his impeachment defense team, said Democrats need new leadership in Congress and that Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse cancels planned Thursday vote on FISA The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - US virus deaths exceed 100,000; Pelosi pulls FISA bill Pelosi pulls vote on FISA bill after Trump veto threat MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerLawmakers introduce bill to invest 0 billion in science, tech research The Democrats' out-party advantage in 2020 Democratic leaders say Trump testing strategy is 'to deny the truth' about lack of supplies MORE (D-N.Y.) “have to go.”
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Graham vows to approach Hunter Biden probe with caution: 'I'm not going to be the Republican Christopher Steele'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that he didn't intend to be “the Republican Christopher Steele” when it came to former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden, referencing the British former intelligence officer who compiled a dossier of unsubstantiated opposition research against then-candidate Donald Trump.
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