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  • Fourth Democratic debate's big winner, 2 surprise showings and the biggest loser

    10/15/2019 10:58:56 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15 2019 | Douglas E. Schoen
    Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts was the big winner Tuesday night in Westerville, Ohio in the most crowded presidential debate ever held. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., also delivered strong performances. Former Vice President Joe Biden and the other eight candidates on stage came out the losers in the three-hour Democratic presidential primary debate. Warren’s strong performance will likely solidify her frontrunner status ahead of Biden and Sanders. She emerged the clear winner of the night by showing she was sharp and prepared as she fended off attacks from candidates who...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib will endorse Bernie Sanders for President

    10/15/2019 9:10:52 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 95 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 16, 2019 | Christina Zhao
    Democratic congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, three of the most influential voices among young progressive liberals, will all reportedly endorse Senator Bernie Sanders in his 2020 bid for presidency. In an article published on Tuesday evening, The Washington Post reported that two unnamed sources with knowledge of the plan said Ocasio-Cortez, 30, will join Sanders, 78, at a campaign rally on Saturday to announce the surprise endorsement. During the fourth Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday, Sanders revealed that a "special guest" would join him in New York. "We're looking forward to Saturday," Corbin Trent, a spokesperson for...
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders to be endorsed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, an influential voice

    10/15/2019 8:40:28 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 27 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 15, 2019 | Sean Sullivan
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, one of the most influential voices among young liberals and a rising Democratic star, plans to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for president and appear with him at a rally on Saturday, according to two people with knowledge of her plans. The surprise endorsement is a political coup for Sanders, 78, who has been fading in the polls and has faced growing questions about his age and health. Before Tuesday’s Democratic debate, he had been sidelined from the campaign trail for two weeks by a heart attack. “We’re looking forward to Saturday,” said Corbin...
  • What’s a Wealth Tax Worth? Warren and Sanders’s plans to pilfer savings would hurt investment

    10/14/2019 5:51:11 AM PDT · by karpov · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 13, 2019 | Andy Kessler
    Why do liberals think rich people have money just lying around, like Scrooge McDuck swimming in a giant pool of gold coins? That’s the myth behind plans to tax Americans’ wealth, as Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders both propose. Ms. Warren wants an annual asset tax of 2% on households worth more than $50 million, and 3% if you’re worth more than $1 billion. Mr. Sanders would tax “extreme wealth” starting at 1% on households worth $32 million and topping out at 8% on those worth $10 billion or more. Whereas the Soviets confiscated wealth virtually overnight, at least...
  • Sanders on difference with Warren: she's a capitalist 'I'm not'

    10/12/2019 5:46:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/19 | JOHN BOWDEN
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said in a new interview that a major difference between him and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is Warren's support of capitalism. In an interview airing Sunday with ABC's Jon Karl, Sanders struck a stronger tone in distancing himself from Warren's views on economic policy than he has in previous months, and again asserted that he was the strongest candidate to take on entrenched, powerful corporations and special interest groups in Washington. "There are differences between Elizabeth and myself," Sanders said, referring to Warren. "Elizabeth, I think, as you know, has said that she is a capitalist...
  • Warren Has Momentum. But These Bernie Supporters Say They'll Never Vote for Her—Even Against Trump

    10/11/2019 12:28:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 11, 2019 | Shane Croucher
    Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has the momentum in the Democratic Party's 2020 race with polls suggesting that she is now pulling ahead of former vice president Joe Biden, the longtime frontrunner in a contest that is still months away from its conclusion in July next year. The data shows she is drawing in a big chunk of support from both moderate and liberal Democratic primary voters. Warren is the most popular second choice among not only Biden's supporters but also those backing independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist. Yet there is a group of Sanders supporters active on...
  • Bernie Sanders is scaling back his campaigning. That's a big deal.

    10/09/2019 11:39:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/09/19 | Chris Cillizza
    (CNN) — On Tuesday night, just days removed from acknowledging that he had suffered a heart attack less than a week ago on the campaign trail, Bernie Sanders said something remarkable. "We were doing (in) some cases five or six meetings today, three or four rallies and town meetings and meeting with groups of people. I don't think I'm going to do that. But I certainly intend to be actively campaigning. I think we can change the nature of the campaign a bit. Make sure I have the strength to do what needs to be done." It doesn't take much...
  • 'I was dumb. I should have listened to the symptoms.' Bernie Sanders, 78, says he ignored being...

    10/08/2019 4:12:26 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 75 replies
    Daily mail ^ | 10/8/2019 | AP
    Bernie Sanders began the slow process of reintroducing himself to the 2020 campaign on Tuesday, venturing outside his Vermont home briefly to say he'd been more fatigued than usual in recent weeks and was boneheaded for ignoring symptoms that might have foretold his heart attack last week. But he provided no hints on how he'll restart his suspended White House bid. 'I must confess, I was dumb,' the 78-year-old Vermont senator said, speaking in soft, calm tones with his wife, Jane O'Meara Sanders, looking on behind him. 'Thank God, I have a lot of energy, and during this campaign I've...
  • The only way that rich people could pay Bernie Sanders’s proposed annual 8% wealth tax...

    10/09/2019 12:57:45 PM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 8, 2019 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    The only way that rich people could pay Bernie Sanders’s proposed annual 8% wealth tax would be by selling enough stock to get the money to pay the tax. This would drive down stock prices, and would hurt every single middle class person who has a pension, a 401K, or an IRA. Billionaires don’t just have billions of dollars in cash just sitting around, waiting to pay Bernie Sanders’s proposed annual 8% wealth tax.For example, the richest person in the world is Jeff Bezos, the guy who created amazon. 99.9% of his wealth is in the form of stock in the...
  • Sanders Refutes GOP Claim on Medicare-for-All [semi-satire]

    10/05/2019 3:23:28 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Oct 2019 | John Semmens
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders’ recent trip to the hospital for urgent medical care inspired Republican critics of his Medicare-for-All plan to point out that the normal waiting periods for receiving care under socialized medicine are typically weeks or even months and, in some cases are denied for a person as old (78) as Sanders is. In the British system, the median time from assessment to treatment is 55 days. In Canada the waiting time averages 11 weeks. The senator called the GOP claim “misleading. While the average person might, in fact, have to endure such waits, my plan...
  • The Latest: Sanders releases video saying he’s ‘much better’

    10/04/2019 6:56:20 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 57 replies
    AP ^ | 10/4/2019 | AP
    Bernie Sanders says he’s feeling “much better” after having a heart attack and being released from a hospital.Sanders posted a video on Twitter Friday where he’s smiling and standing with his wife in a Las Vegas park.In the brief video, the Vermont senator said he “just got out of the hospital a few hours ago,” and added, “I’m feeling so much better.”He and his wife thanked everyone for their love and warm wishes.Sanders signed off by saying, “see you soon on the campaign trail.”
  • Bernie Sanders Suffered Heart Attack Earlier This Week, Campaign Says

    10/04/2019 4:59:55 PM PDT · by billorites · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 4, 2019 | Eliza Collins
    The Sanders campaign said Friday that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had a heart attack earlier this week, disclosing more details about the health scare that has temporarily sidelined his presidential bid. The 2020 presidential candidate left the hospital Friday afternoon. The update on Mr. Sanders’s health comes two days after the campaign said he had two stents put in a coronary artery after suffering chest pain during a campaign event Tuesday night in Nevada. “After presenting to an outside facility with chest pain, Sen. Sanders was diagnosed with a myocardial infarction. He was immediately transferred to Desert Springs Hospital Medical...
  • Bernie Sanders Had Heart Attack, His Doctors Say, as He Leaves Hospital

    10/04/2019 3:43:14 PM PDT · by McGruff · 78 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct. 4, 2019 | Sydney Ember
    Senator Bernie Sanders had a heart attack this week, his campaign said on Friday, as he was released from a Las Vegas hospital. “After two and a half days in the hospital, I feel great, and after taking a short time off, I look forward to getting back to work,” Mr. Sanders said in a statement. His doctors in Las Vegas, Arturo E. Marchand Jr. and Arjun Gururaj, said in the statement that after Mr. Sanders experienced chest pains on Tuesday night, he was given a diagnosis of a myocardial infarction, or heart attack.
  • Hillary Clinton Hopes for the Best After Bernie Sanders Undergoes Heart Surgery

    10/02/2019 11:45:26 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 73 replies
    BLAST ^ | Oct 2, 2019 at 17:10 pm UTC | By Gary Trock
    The former U.S. secretary of state appeared Wednesday on "The View" along with her daughter, Chelsea. The Clintons are making the press rounds as they promote a book they co-authored, "The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience." The moment the ladies sat down, they were asked about the big news of the day regarding Senator Sanders receiving two stents during an emergency heart procedure. "Wish him and hope for the best," Hillary said, appearing to show genuine emotion for the health of Sanders.
  • Bernie Sanders undergoes surgery for artery blockage, cancels events until further notice

    10/02/2019 8:13:51 AM PDT · by Prolixus · 66 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 2, 2019 | Jacob Pramuk
    Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign has canceled all appearances and events until further notice following a procedure for an artery blockage. In a statement Wednesday, the senator’s adviser Jeff Weaver said Sanders “experienced some chest discomfort” during a Tuesday event. Testing found a “blockage in one artery,” and Sanders had two stents inserted, Weaver said. A guide to the Democratic contenders who want to face Trump “Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days,” Weaver said. “We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue...
  • Bernie Sanders hospitalized with chest pain, campaign events canceled

    10/02/2019 7:52:19 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 152 replies
    ABC ^ | 10-2-2019 | Kendall Karson
    "During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort. Following medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted. Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days," said Sanders’ senior adviser Jeff Weaver on Wednesday in a statement. "We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.”
  • Sanders hauls in eye-popping $25 million in past three months

    10/01/2019 6:05:15 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 01 2019 | Paul Steinhauser
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders hauled in a whopping $25.3 million during the July-September third quarter of fundraising, his presidential campaign announced on Tuesday morning. The massive fundraising figure is up more than $7 million from his second-quarter numbers. Pete Buttigieg’s campaign reported early Tuesday morning that the South Bend, Indiana mayor raised $19.1 million the past three months. While impressive, the candidate’s fundraising haul is down from the $24.8 million he brought in during the second quarter, which was the highest among the record-setting field of Democratic White House hopefuls during the April-June quarter.
  • How White Liberals Became 'Woke,' Radically Changing Their Outlook On Race

    10/01/2019 3:05:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | October 1, 2019 | Asma Kahlid
    Jeromy Brown, a 46-year-old teacher in Iowa, considers President Trump a white supremacist. "If the shoe fits, then say it, and the shoe fits him," Brown said, while waiting in a "selfie line" at an Elizabeth Warren rally in August. "Why should he be excused from that label?" Brown, like many white liberal voters, appreciates that some Democratic presidential candidates have begun explicitly referring to Trump as a white supremacist. His top choice, Warren, told The NPR Politics Podcast in August that "when the white supremacists call Donald Trump one of their own, I tend to believe them." But she's...
  • Sanders Supports Asylum for Climate Refugees [semi-satire]

    09/25/2019 9:36:11 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Sep 2019 | John Semmens
    Democratic presidential contender Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he is “positively disposed to accepting climate change refugees into this country. Many rich people have multiple residences in different parts of the United States or the world where they can go when the weather is bad. Poor people deserve this same option.” Sanders suggested that “we create a line item in the federal budget to fund the transportation and lodging costs of anyone who wants to come to America because of the climate in their country of origin. It’s not fair that these people should be forced to endure uncomfortable living...
  • Sanders Calls for ‘National Wealth Registry’ to Enforce New Tax

    09/25/2019 7:16:39 AM PDT · by karpov · 94 replies
    National Review ^ | September 24, 2019 12:27 PM | Mairead Mcardle
    Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders on Tuesday rolled out his plan to levy an “extreme wealth tax” on millionaires and billionaires, which he plans to enforce through the creation of a “national wealth registry.” “Today, the United States has more income and wealth inequality than almost any major country on Earth, and it is worse now than at any time since the 1920s,” Sanders said in his proposal. Sanders’ annual tax on the top 0.1 percent would apply to Americans with a net worth of over $32 million, or about 180,000 households, and would raise approximately $4.35 trillion over...