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The math behind Bernie Sanders’ $50 trillion vision

The math behind Bernie Sanders’ $50 trillion vision

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been remarkably consistent about his democratic socialist vision to remake the country. And he doesn’t mind that it’ll cost many, many trillions. With a T. The senator from Vermont has been talking about the centerpiece of his proposals — a single-payer health care system he calls “Medicare for All”…MORE

Conflicting signals cast doubt on Trump team’s coronavirus response

Conflicting signals cast doubt on Trump team’s coronavirus response

Jarring contradictions in the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus are casting doubt on its capacity to tackle an outbreak that officials say is now certain to reach US soil. While President Donald Trump is reassuring the nation that the virus is “going to go away” and is “very well under control,” experts in his…MORE

8 takeaways from the Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina

8 takeaways from the Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina

Tuesday night’s debate was a frenetic free-for-all, with six candidates all trying to knock Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders off the course of claiming the party’s nomination. But a series of narrower fights might have mattered even more, as everyone in the field vies to emerge as the lone challenger to Sanders with time running…MORE

Sanders defends his past praise of Cuban social programs

Sanders defends his past praise of Cuban social programs

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday defended his past praise of social programs implemented by the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, and insisted he opposes authoritarianism. “I have opposed authoritarianism all over the world,” Sanders said at the Democratic primary debate in South Carolina. The senator then turned to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who moments earlier…MORE

Chris Cillizza’s winners and losers from the 10th presidential debate

Chris Cillizza’s winners and losers from the 10th presidential debate

The 10th Democratic debate — this one in Charleston, South Carolina — is in the books. It was an incredibly contentious affair, with candidates shouting at (and over) one another as they scrambled to draw contrasts with each other in advance of the critical South Carolina primary on Saturday. Below, the best and worst from…MORE

White House hires Trump loyalist college senior to top post

White House hires Trump loyalist college senior to top post

The White House has hired a college senior to a top post in the Presidential Personnel Office amid a sweeping effort to carry out President Donald Trump’s desire for a staff of loyalists, a source familiar with the hire tells CNN. James Bacon will work for Trump’s new personnel chief, John McEntee, who recently took…MORE

Bloomberg on allegations of sexist behavior: I was ‘probably wrong to make the jokes’

Bloomberg on allegations of sexist behavior: I was ‘probably wrong to make the jokes’

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday that he was “probably wrong to make the jokes,” referencing allegations of sexist and misogynistic behavior made against him. At last week’s Democratic primary debate, Bloomberg had said women who made complaints against him in the past maybe didn’t like a joke he had told. CBS’s Norah O’Donnell followed…MORE

Three Bloomberg policies all of America now lives with

Three Bloomberg policies all of America now lives with

Mike Bloomberg’s campaign slogan is that he “will get it done.” Bloomberg is running on his record of accomplishments as mayor of New York City from 2002 through 2013, including economic revitalization, environmental measures and public safety improvements. But he is also a big proponent of public health, particularly getting people to smoke less and…MORE