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Poll: Nearly Half Of Likely US Voters Oppose Medicare For All

Nearly half of likely U.S. voters oppose Medicare for All, according to a Rasmussen national poll published Thursday. The poll found 46% of likely U.S. voters oppose the universal health care plan proposed by 2020 Democratic candidates like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, while 39% are in favor of such a program, the poll shows. Additionally, the survey also found ...

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Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders Introduce A New Version Of Their Green New Deal

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders rolled out another version of the Green New Deal as both lawmakers gear up for the 2020 election. The new version calls for a $180 billion investment to retrofit public housing to eliminate all carbon emissions, The Hill reported Thursday. The housing units would use solar panels and other green energy resources to ...

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Warren’s ‘Billionaire Tears’ Mug Is Sold Through A Billionaire-Run Company

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s new “Billionaire Tears” mug will send one billionaire laughing all the way to the bank. The $25 mug, which Warren’s presidential campaign introduced Wednesday, is sold through Shopify, a Canadian e-commerce company whose founder and CEO, Tobias Lütke, is worth an estimated $2.8 billion. “Savor a warm, slightly salty beverage of your choice in ...

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Ex-Governor Of Massachusetts Ponders A Presidential Bid As Democrats Scramble For A Nominee

Ex-Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick told Democratic officials Monday that he is considering a presidential bid, according to three Democrats familiar with the situation. Patrick, who served two terms as the governor of Massachusetts, told 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and other Democratic officials that he is thinking about entering the race at the last minute for the Democratic nomination, ...

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Elizabeth Warren Says She’s ‘Open’ To Suspending Deportations Of Illegal Aliens

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced that she is open open to the idea of putting a hold on all deportation of illegal aliens, making her the latest Democratic presidential candidate to adopt the position. Warren, one of the leading Democratic presidential contenders, headlined a Friday event organized by Mijente, a progressive Latino group that focuses on immigration issues in the ...

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Is Michael Bloomberg Too Short To Be President?

Michael Bloomberg could lower the bar for presidential height. Bloomberg, a billionaire and former mayor of New York City, is reportedly preparing to jump into the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Bloomberg stands at a full five feet, seven inches, though he once awarded himself an extra three inches on his driver’s license. If elected, he would be the shortest president ...

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Google Considers Political Ad Policy Change As Democrats Worry About Potential Backlash

Google and Facebook are considering a change to their political ad policies that would alter micro-targeting, a form of advertising that allows organizations to tailor advertisements for specific groups. Google might change political ad policies related to what type of audiences ad buyers can target on the company’s platform, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing employees who are familiar ...

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‘Big Disruption’: Hillary Clinton Pours Cold Water On Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Medicare For All’ Plan

Hillary Clinton poured cold water Wednesday on Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare for All plan, saying that she doubts the $52 trillion proposal could ever be enacted. “I don’t believe we should be in the midst of a big disruption while we are trying to get to 100 percent coverage and deal with costs,” Clinton said at an event hosted by ...

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Sanders Will Spend $30 Million On TV Ads In Early 2020 States In Effort To Win Older Voters: Report

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders plans to spend more than $30 million on TV ads in early states, according to people familiar with the plan. Democratic consultant Joe Trippi said Sanders’s TV ad efforts are also likely an effort to target older voters. Sanders’s Democratic primary challengers Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden have spent ...

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REPORT: Billionaire Michael Bloomberg Is Expected To Enter Presidential Race

Former News York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is preparing to file for a Democratic presidential primary in Alabama, The New York Times reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the situation. The billionaire philanthropist dispatched staffers to Alabama to gather signatures to qualify for the primary in the state, which has a Friday deadline for entrance into the race, the report ...

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Bill Gates Leaves Open The Possibility Of Voting For Trump, Pans Warren’s Tax Ideas

Billionaire Bill Gates panned Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax ideas Wednesday and did not rule out possibly voting for President Donald Trump in 2020 if he is the more “professional” candidate. “If I had to pay $20 billion, it’s fine,” Gates said during a New York Times conference when discussing a possible wealth tax. “But when you say I should ...

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Here’s How Progressive Policies Like Medicare For All Could Affect American Middle-Class Taxpayers

If the U.S. adopted a European-style tax system to fund federal entitlement programs, single U.S. workers making $40,000 would see a $6,000 increase in income tax, according to a Heritage Foundation report. If the U.S. implemented all of the socialist-style policies 2020 presidential candidates like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are proposing, they would have no choice but to tax ...

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New York Times Reporter Calls Out Biden’s Campaign For Sending Out ‘Inaccurate’ NYT Polling Graphic

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign altered a polling graphic from The New York Times to tout how the Democrat is fairing against President Donald Trump ahead of the election. The graphic appears to downplay Sen. Bernie Sanders’s polling relative to Trump in key battleground states, NYT political reporter Shane Goldmacher wrote in a tweet Tuesday. “In an email to ...

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Obama Operatives Are Devising A Weapon They Feel Will Blunt Trump’s Biggest Advantage

A pair of Obama-era operatives are launching a massive digital advertisement buy ahead of the 2020 election to ward off what they believe is President Donald Trump’s online dominance, The New York Times reported Monday. A nonprofit group called Acronym and a left-leaning political action committee are unveiling  plans to spend $75 million on digital advertising to rebut what they ...

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Pete Buttigieg Says Separated Migrant Families Deserve ‘Compensation’ From US Taxpayers

Speaking at an Iowa town hall event, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said migrant families separated by the U.S. government deserve “compensation.” “Can you imagine if you’ve been taken away from your parents and didn’t know where they are?” Buttigieg said Sunday during a town hall in Charles City, Iowa, according to the Washington Examiner. “The United States owes something ...

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