Amanda Terkel

Democratic presidential candidates participating in the AFSCME forum responded in real time as news developed of the deadly mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg condemned President Trump for allowing white nationalism and gun violence to flourish under his watch.
Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) tells the AFSCME forum why she updated her proposed health care policy.
Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney explains why he doesn’t think he should be running as a Republican.
Billionaire hedge fund manager Tom Steyer appeals to union workers and says he was the first of the democratic presidential candidates to advocate for a wealth tax.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke informs AFSCME forum attendees of the active shooter in his hometown of El Paso, Texas.
Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson tells the AFSCME forum she believes vaccines work, but says she is suspicious of big pharma. She also tells HuffPost’s Amanda Terkel that it’s “absolutely not true” that the measles outbreaks occurred only after people opted out of getting vaccinated.
Joe Biden explains that when he said “give me a break” about millennials’ struggles, he meant they should become engaged members of their communities and work to improve them.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) tells the AFSCME forum he’d make public education a priority when asked about his past support of controversial charter schools.
While speaking at the AFSCME forum in Las Vegas, Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro defended the Obama administration’s actions on immigration reform, saying they improved over time.