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Who is Amy Klobuchar? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

  Editor's note: This story is part of PolitiFact’s ongoing coverage of the 2020 campaign; these reports will be updated as the campaign continues. For more candidate profiles and fact-checking, go to www.politifact.com/2020/ Three times, Amy Klobuchar has won U.S. Senate elections by wide margins in the politically competitive state of Minnesota. She is running for the presidency in 2020 by positioning herself as ideologically and rhetorically more moderate than most other members of the large candidate field.

Who is Andrew Yang? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s signature policy idea is to give every American a guaranteed $1,000 a month. Formally, the policy is a universal basic income, but Yang calls it the “Freedom Dividend,” and it has distinguished him as a candidate who was recently unknown in the political sphere. Yang introduced the “Freedom Dividend” when he announced his candidacy to the New York Times in 2018. “I believe that universal basic income is necessary for capitalism to continue,” he said.

What Mexico has done to curb illegal immigration to United States, a look beyond Trump’s tweets

Less than three months ago, President Donald Trump was unequivocal in his assessment of Mexico’s efforts to stop illegal immigration to the United States: “Mexico is doing NOTHING to help stop the flow of illegal immigrants to our Country,” he tweeted March 28. Now, he claims that Mexico is a greater help than America’s own elected leaders: “Now with our new deal, Mexico is doing more for the USA on Illegal Immigration than the Democrats,” Trump tweeted June 10.

Who is Jay Inslee? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

Editor's note: This story is part of PolitiFact’s ongoing coverage of the 2020 campaign; these reports will be updated as the campaign continues. For more candidate profiles and fact-checking, go to www.politifact.com/2020/ Most Democrats say that climate change is a key issue, but Jay Inslee has gone further and made it the central issue of his campaign. The governor of Washington  says moving the U.S. economy to renewable energy will create jobs and has foreign policy implications.

Who is Elizabeth Warren? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

Editor's note: This story is part of PolitiFact’s ongoing coverage of the 2020 campaign; these reports will be updated as the campaign continues. For more candidate profiles and fact-checking, go to www.politifact.com/2020/ Elizabeth Warren has set the pace among the Democratic field for issuing policy proposals for everything from child care to family farms. But she made her mark in the arcane world of bankruptcy law.

Who is Bernie Sanders? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

Editor's note: This story is part of PolitiFact’s ongoing coverage of the 2020 campaign; these reports will be updated as the campaign continues. For more candidate profiles and fact-checking, go to www.politifact.com/2020/ In the 2016 presidential primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., defined the insurgent wing of the Democratic Party.  He called for a grassroots revolution to pass single-payer health care and retool the economy to fix “a rigged game” against average American households.

Who is Tulsi Gabbard? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

Editor's note: This story is part of PolitiFact’s ongoing coverage of the 2020 campaign; these reports will be updated as the campaign continues. For more candidate profiles and fact-checking, go to www.politifact.com/2020/ After serving two tours of duty in the Middle East, Tulsi Gabbard says she knows the cost of war and pledges to bring “a soldier’s heart” to the White House. Keeping the United States out of “regime change wars” is a core promise of her Democratic campaign.

Who is Marianne Williamson? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

Editor's note: This story is part of PolitiFact’s ongoing coverage of the 2020 campaign; these reports will be updated as the campaign continues. For more candidate profiles and fact-checking, go to www.politifact.com/2020/ Democratic candidate Marianne Williamson says she’s running for president to heal the country’s soul. The bestselling author, lecturer, and activist is calling for a “spiritual awakening” to rid American politics of corporate interests and to end wealth inequality, environmental exploitation, and war.

Who is Joe Biden? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

Editor's note: This story is part of PolitiFact’s ongoing coverage of the 2020 campaign; these reports will be updated as the campaign continues. For more candidate profiles and fact-checking, go to www.politifact.com/2020/ Former Vice President Joe Biden, in his third bid for the presidency, has the longest political resume of anyone in the Democratic field. Biden served seven terms in the U.S. Senate.

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