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Tulsi Gabbard pushes anti-war message during her first Democratic presidential debate

  • Candidates chime in on what they think is the top threat to the USA currently.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Democrats gathered Wednesday afternoon to watch the debate at local party headquarters on South Street.

  • NEW YORK TIMES

    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, spoke to a reporter after the debate Wednesday night. “I know the importance of our national security as well as the terribly high cost of war, and for too long our leaders have failed us, taking us from one regime change war to the next, leading us into a new Cold War and arms race costing us trillions of our hard-earned taxpayer dollars, and countless lives,” she said in the debate.

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard again issued her dire warning of a new war looming in the Middle East during her first national prime-time debate with nine of the other Democratic presidential candidates on Wednesday, and her campaign issued a bulletin criticizing the format of the forum even before it was over. Read more

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