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The Daily BeastJun 27, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Mocks Beto and Booker's ‘Humorous' Spanish Skills at Democratic Debate
CBSRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not ready to make a 2020 endorsement quite yet. But that wasn't going to stop her from sharing her thoughts about the first of two Democratic primary debates with Stephen Colbert. 

As the "AOC!" chants died down, Colbert began by asking the congresswoman what she thought about all of the Spanish being spoken on stage by candidates, including Beto O'Rourke and Cory Booker. 

"I loved it, because, I represent the Bronx and there was a lot of Spanglish in the building," she answered, explaining that she "thought it was humorous, sometimes, at times" because she thought some candidates might start saying "I will not give you an answer to your question" in Spanish. "But it was good," she added. "I thought it was a good gesture to the fact that we are a diverse country." 

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The Daily BeastJun 26, 2019
Castro Brings Fire and Facts, Pummels Beto on Immigration
Jim Watson/AFP/GettyOf the two dozen Democratic presidential candidates seeking the party's nomination, former cabinet secretary Julián Castro has produced the most detailed platform on how he would shift the course of the nation's immigration policies if elected. On Wednesday night, he demonstrated that no matter how sincere the emotional reaction to the immigration crisis at the U.S. southern border, sure-footed knowledge of the labyrinthine immigration system is potential a winner with a Democratic audience.

The majority of the candidates who were asked what they would do on their first day in office to fix the immigration system leaned into the emotion of the issue, without grounding responses in concrete policy proposals.

Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio expressed anger over children in immigration detention "laying in their own snot, in three-week-old diapers that haven't been changed." New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio attempted to redirect anger over lost jobs from immigrants to "big corporations."

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