Where Do Deval Patrick and Michael Bloomberg Stand On Major 2020 Issues? & 11 more stories

Where Do Deval Patrick and Michael Bloomberg Stand On Major 2020 Issues?, by Josh Ocampo, published 2019-11-14T18:45:00Z

Top Story: If we’ve learned anything from the news this week, besides updates of President Trump’s alleged ties to Ukraine, it’s that it’s never too late to enter a presidential race. On Thursday morning, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick officially threw his …

If weve learned anything from the news this week, besides updates of President Trumps alleged ties to Ukraine, its that its never too late to enter a presidential race. On Thursday morning, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick officially threw his hat … [+3124 chars] [read the full story]

Opinion: Warren’s Medicare for All plan won’t raise taxes on middle class, economist says

Mark Zandi for CNN Business Perspectives, 2019-11-13T18:38:53Z

Overview: It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of Medicare for All. That’s why I’m impressed that Senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign reached out to me to independently review her proposed financing plan for the program. Her numbers add up and her plan fully finances the …

Mark Zandi is chief economist of Moody’s Analytics. He was an advisor to John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign and supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own.
It’s no secret that I’m… [+5336 chars] [read the full story]

Biden hits Warren’s ‘you do it my way’ attitude and 3 other CNN town hall takeaways

Eric Bradner, CNN, 2019-11-12T04:51:10Z

Overview: Joe Biden renewed his attacks against Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts on Monday, pointing to her advocacy for “Medicare for All” and saying it comes from an elitist belief that Americans shouldn’t be allowed to make up their own minds on health care.

(CNN)Joe Biden renewed his attacks against Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts on Monday, pointing to her advocacy for “Medicare for All” and saying it comes from an elitist belief that Americans shouldn’t be allowed to make up their own minds on health ca… [+6922 chars] [read the full story]

Largest U.S. Registered Nurses Union Endorses Bernie Sanders

Sara Boboltz, 2019-11-12T22:55:39Z

Overview: National Nurses United touted the 2020 Democrat’s “Medicare for All” plan.

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign got a boost Tuesday from the nation’s largest registered nurses union, earning praise for his longtime support for workers’ rights and his “trailblazing leadership” on “Medicare for All.”
The endorsement from Nation… [+1777 chars] [read the full story]

Biden’s Attacks on Warren Turn Personal, Drawing Some Complaints of Sexism

Katie Glueck and Thomas Kaplan, 2019-11-10T16:45:10Z

Overview: By calling Warren’s approach “condescending,” “angry” and elitist, Biden and his allies are making a risky case against a female candidate. He says the criticism has nothing to do with gender.

Mr. Biden is hardly dismissing Ms. Warren as a professor. And his campaign noted that he had used words like elitist and angry to describe Republican men before. His allies are also trying to tap into increasingly vocal pushback against Medicare for all and i… [+1714 chars] [read the full story]

Bernie Sanders Draws Contrast With Elizabeth Warren On ‘Medicare For All’

Daniel Marans, 2019-11-15T23:29:42Z

Overview: But the Vermont senator declined to criticize his progressive Democratic rival.

In an effort to distinguish himself from rival presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders emphasized on Friday that if elected president, he would immediately pursue the complete enactment of a “Medicare for All” single-payer health care system, … [+2152 chars] [read the full story]

Elizabeth Warren Pledges To Pass ‘Medicare For All’ Within Three Years Of Taking Office

Igor Bobic, 2019-11-15T20:07:33Z

Overview: The candidate says she’ll enact a public option plan within her first 100 days as president and then move to set up a true universal health care system.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) unveiled a new plan on Friday to pass major legislation expanding health care within 100 days as president and to get a Medicare for All government-run health care system enacted by her third year in office.
The proposal lays … [+4334 chars] [read the full story]

Crowdfunding to help science fiction great Mike Resnick pay off the medical bills from a near-death experience

Cory Doctorow, 2019-11-15T19:44:36Z

Overview: Mitch Wagner writes, “Talented and prolific science fiction writer and editor Mike Resnick, who has written extensively over the course of a long career about colonialism and its legacies, with a particular focus and love for Africa, has had a near-death expe…

Mitch Wagner writes, “Talented and prolific science fiction writer and editor Mike Resnick, who has written extensively over the course of a long career about colonialism and its legacies, with a particular focus and love for Africa, has had a near-death expe… [+4149 chars] [read the full story]

Warren’s New Medicare for All Plan Is an Extremely Clever Dodge

Harry Cheadle, Kate Lowenstein, 2019-11-15T21:32:10Z

Overview: Her strategy of slowly phasing in government health insurance for everyone reveals a fundamental divide between her and Bernie Sanders.

Two weeks after Elizabeth Warren released her much-ballyhooed and Warrenishly detailed plan for how she would pay for Medicare for All, the 2020 contender released another proposal on Friday about how, as president, she would transition the country to a syste… [+4957 chars] [read the full story]

Rep. Lauren Underwood Invokes Serena Williams and Beyoncé to Call for ‘Urgency’ in Stopping Childbirth Deaths

Tara Law, 2019-11-15T04:11:16Z

Overview: Rep. Lauren Underwood said the United States must act with a “sense of urgency” to improve the prospects for young mothers—especially for African American women. In her tribute speech at Thursday night’s TIME 100 Next event, the Illinois Democrat and register…

Rep. Lauren Underwood said the United States must act with a “sense of urgency” to improve the prospects for young mothers—especially for African American women.
In her tribute speech at Thursday night’s TIME 100 Next event, the Illinois Democrat and registe… [+2830 chars] [read the full story]

Michael Bloomberg is running for president in 2020. Here’s everything we know about the candidate and how he stacks up against the competition.

Eliza Relman, 2019-11-11T22:51:22Z

Overview: Who is Michael Bloomberg? Current job: CEO of Bloomberg LP and founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies. Running for president of the United States as a Democratic candidate. Age: 77 Family: Bloomberg has been in a relationship with Diana Taylor, the former New Yo…

Who is Michael Bloomberg?
Current job: CEO of Bloomberg LP and founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies. Running for president of the United States as a Democratic candidate.
Age: 77
Family: Bloomberg has been in a relationship with Diana Taylor, the former New… [+5999 chars] [read the full story]