2020 Dems struggle with how to pay for ‘Medicare for All’

2022 Campaign 07/20/19, 12:10

Democratic presidential candidates attempting to appeal to progressive voters calling for a "Medicare for All" plan are struggling with the thorny question of how to pay for such a dramatic overhaul of the U.S. health care system. Bernie Sanders, the chief proponent of "Medicare for All," says such a remodel could ...

Sanders attacks Biden’s health care plan

2022 Campaign 07/19/19, 06:49

Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized former Vice President Joe Biden’s approach to health care reform for “sounding like Donald Trump”, according to The New York Times. “I am disappointed, I have to say, in Joe, who is a friend of mine, really distorting what Medicare for All is about,” said Sanders. “And ...

‘Doomsday scenario,’ Democratic candidates will need a miracle

2022 Campaign 07/17/19, 06:12

New financial disclosures show the cash shortage facing the majority of Democratic presidential candidates is shrinking one of the most crowded fields in recent history. Eleven liberal contenders have spent more money than they raised in the second quarter of the year. Eight candidates have less than $1 million in ...

Eric Swalwell becomes first Democrat to end presidential bid

2022 Campaign 07/08/19, 16:48

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), whose White House candidacy has polled at an embarrassing 0% in multiple national public surveys, became the first Democrat presidential hopeful to drop out his 2020 campaign. “Being honest with ourselves, we had to look at how much money we were raising, where we were in the ...

Former First Lady Michelle Obama refuses to defend Joe Biden

2022 Campaign 07/08/19, 06:25

Former First Lady Michelle Obama refused to defend former Vice President Joe Biden at an Essence Festival on Saturday, July 6. When asked for an opinion on the controversial issue related to federally mandated busing in the 1970s between two hopefuls Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, Obama replied, “I’ve ...

Booker offers plan to ‘virtually eliminate immigrant detention on day one of his presidency’

2022 Campaign 07/02/19, 06:24

Cory Booker has unveiled an immigration agenda "on day one of his presidency", composed of changes without relying on Congress, to "virtually eliminate immigrant detention" and expand protections for illegal immigrants through executive order. Booker's immigration plan, unveiled Tuesday, sets a different tone from former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke's immigration agenda ...

Kudlow: I don’t know what planet Democratic candidates are describing

2022 Campaign 07/01/19, 10:10

Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Sunday, June 30, criticized Democratic presidential candidates on economic policies. He warned that they would do “great damage” to the U.S. economy. "I hear some of their policies and I hear some of their narrative. I don't understand what planet they're describing," Kudlow, ...

Analysis: Biden’s viability, party’s future face questions

2022 Campaign 06/28/19, 09:26

The Democratic Party is in no mood for a coronation. Joe Biden stepped onto the debate stage Thursday night as a front runner by default more than depth of support, and walked away with a more fragile standing atop the sprawling Democratic field. His rivals showed little deference to the former ...

Biden takes some hits over race, age in debate number 2

2022 Campaign 06/27/19, 22:27

The roster for Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate demonstrated some of the party's major divisions — even before the candidates started talking. __ BAD MOMENT FOR BIDEN Former Vice President Joe Biden entered Thursday's debate with the most to lose. In one powerful moment, it did not go well. Kamala Harris of California, ...

Harris emotionally slams Biden on school busing

2022 Campaign 06/27/19, 22:13

Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris almost brought herself to tears when she hit back at former Vice President Joe Biden about school busing during Thursday’s Democratic 2020 debate. In an emotional exchange, Sen. Kamala Harris challenged Joe Biden’s stance on busing to desegregate public schools during the 1970s, telling the former ...

De Blasio shouts Cuban revolutionary slogan at Miami rally

2022 Campaign 06/27/19, 19:47

New York City mayor and presidential candidate Bill de Blasio shouted a Spanish slogan associated with Cuba's Communist revolution at a rally Thursday, drawing criticism in a city heavily influenced by exiles who fled Fidel Castro's rule. He later apologized on Twitter, saying he didn't understand the history and significance of ...

Trump mocked NBC for technical issue at Democratic primary debate

2022 Campaign 06/27/19, 07:18

Trump mocked NBC network for an embarrassing technical problem at the first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday night. As 10 Democratic presidential candidates debated on Wednesday, June 26, for the first time in Miami, there was a technical issue with a microphone, it was still on when it should have been ...

Technical snafu interrupts NBC’s first presidential debate

2022 Campaign 06/27/19, 01:54

NBC News's coverage of the first Democratic debate of the 2020 campaign season Wednesday, June 26, was marred by a technical glitch that led President Donald Trump to tweet that the network "should be ashamed." The snafu, in the middle of the debate, left viewers and candidates confused by crosstalk apparently ...