As Democratic candidates leap into the presidential fray, many have latched onto a catchy political rallying cry: “Medicare for all.” But don’t assume they’re all talking about the same thing. The pithy slogan has driven the first major policy debate of the budding Democratic primary. When Sen. Kamala Harris of California breezily pledged at a nationally televised town hall to eliminate private insurance in favor of a federal health plan last month, many of her rivals hurriedly distanced themselves from that prospect. Others in the party’s left flank, largely aligned with probable candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), embraced the concept as essential to achieving true healthcare overhaul. The divergent responses underscored the knotty politics behind the seemingly simple motto. Democratic presidential hopefuls now face the delicate task of explaining how, exactly, each of them interprets Medicare for all. “When you’re hearing a … [Read more...] about Beyond the slogan, ‘Medicare for all’ vexes Democratic presidential candidates
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Numerous Democratic presidential candidates are saying that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's long-awaited report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and related matters must be made public. Mueller submitted his report to Attorney General William Barr on Friday, and it is now up to Barr to decide how much of it sees the light of day. The packed field of presidential contenders took to social media almost immediately after the news broke that Barr had the report in his possession. "Release the Mueller report to the American people," former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke tweeted. "Special counsel Mueller's report should be made public without any delay. The American people have a right to know its findings," tweeted New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Candidates such as Sens. Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar made similar calls for transparency. Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the development as a fundraising opportunity -- directing supporters to add their name to a petition … [Read more...] about 2020 Democratic presidential candidates weigh-in on Mueller report release
I am still recovering from my cold. Not the February cold or the January cold, but the March cold. I’m beginning to feel like I’ll never be healthy again. While we wait, however, I’m curious to take the temperature of my readership. Who’s your favorite Democratic presidential candidate at the moment? I wanted to give you the option of choosing your top three, but apparently Google Forms doesn’t allow that. So just tell us your #1 choice. … [Read more...] about Who is your favorite Democratic presidential candidate?
AUSTIN, Texas -- South by Southwest (SXSW) may be one of the largest music and tech conferences in the country, but this past weekend it became a major political hotspot. At least six Democratic 2020 presidential candidates visited the conference this past weekend to appeal to millennials -- and take aim at major tech companies like Google and Amazon. The 2020 hopefuls tackled issues like climate change, socialism, and the Green New Deal at the conference, but the future of technology emerged as a key part of the conversation. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) addressed numerous instances of privacy breaches and even suggested possibly taxing companies for sharing data without users’ permission. Facebook is currently under fire for several scandals involving data and privacy breaches, potentially compromising millions of user accounts. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) elaborated on her proposal to break up big tech companies like Google and … [Read more...] about SXSW: Democratic presidential candidates take on big tech during conference
(CNN)First things first: The theme song of the week is SEC on CBS theme song by Lloyd Landesman. Poll of the week: An ABC News/Washington Post poll finds that 38% of Democrats or independents who leaned towards the party consider themselves liberal, 39% consider themselves moderate and 17% consider themselves conservative. While other polling suggests that the share of Democrats or independents who lean Democratic who call themselves liberal is greater, all polling suggests that self-identified liberals make up at most only about half of the party's members. What's the point: The leading Democratic presidential candidates who have either declared or have formed an exploratory committee are among the most liberal in the caucus in recent years. Sens. Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand and Elizabeth Warren have all voted with President Donald Trump less than 20% of the time. All of them are in the top 7 for anti-Trump voting records in the Senate. The leftward tilt of the … [Read more...] about There’s room for a moderate Democratic presidential candidate in 2020