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Kate Riga

Kate Riga is a news writer for Talking Points Memo based in New York City. Before joining TPM, Kate was the political reporter for The Southampton Press. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and a native of Philadelphia.

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October’s debate stage saw the biggest crowd of presidential hopefuls yet, 12 candidates shoulder-to-shoulder to address impeachment for the first time since House Democrats formally announced their inquiry against President Trump.

The candidates also sparred over health care and wealth inequality, along with foreign policy as Turkey launches an incursion in Syria.

With the qualifying bar rising significantly for the November debate, the stakes were high. Here are the major takeaways from the biggest debate this presidential cycle:

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Fox News host Shep Smith, one of the few voices on the network occasionally willing to buck the Trump message, announced at the end of his show Friday that he’s stepping down from his job.

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