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Bernie Sanders and Medicare for All are at a crossroads with unions in Nevada

Bernie Sanders and Medicare for All are at a crossroads with unions in Nevada

Sen. Bernie Sanders has pitched himself as the most ambitiously pro-labor candidate in the Democratic primary. He has also centered his campaign on the promise of passing and implementing a “Medicare for All” single-payer health insurance system. But in Nevada, where unions remain key power brokers in Democratic politics, those priorities are coming into stark…MORE

The 32-page booklet that is haunting Mike Bloomberg

The 32-page booklet that is haunting Mike Bloomberg

Seconds — literally! — into the ninth presidential debate on Wednesday night in Las Vegas, Elizabeth Warren dropped a rhetorical bomb on Mike Bloomberg’s candidacy. “I’d like to talk about who we’re running against,” said the Massachusetts senator. “A billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians, and no I’m not talking about Donald…MORE

Trump says he won’t pardon Roger Stone — for now

Trump says he won’t pardon Roger Stone — for now

President Donald Trump said Thursday he won’t act to grant clemency to his friend and former associate Roger Stone right now, saying he wants the process to play out before making a decision. “I’m not going to do anything in terms of the great powers bestowed upon a president of the United States, I want…MORE

Man allegedly threatened Chuck Schumer and Adam Schiff over impeachment proceedings

Man allegedly threatened Chuck Schumer and Adam Schiff over impeachment proceedings

A New York man threatened Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff over their part in impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, federal prosecutors said. Salvatore Lippa II, 57, of Greece, New York, was arrested and released Wednesday, CNN affiliate WROC reported. He’s accused of threatening to assault and kill…MORE

Monster ratings for Las Vegas debate break record for Democratic Party

Monster ratings for Las Vegas debate break record for Democratic Party

Nearly 20 million viewers tuned into Wednesday night’s Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC in Las Vegas, making it the most-watched Democratic primary debate of all time, according to preliminary numbers. The early figures from Nielsen Media Research, a firm that measures the size of television audiences, indicated that approximately 19.7 million people watched the…MORE

Markets were totally calm. Then stocks fell off a cliff

Markets were totally calm. Then stocks fell off a cliff

It was shaping up to be a quiet day on Wall Street. Then around midday, stocks sold off sharply and investors scrambled. With no obvious catalyst triggering the selloff, worries about the coronavirus outbreak seemed to be the obvious suspect. At its worst, the Dow was off by 388 points, with all three major stock…MORE

How Bernie Sanders could actually be helping the stock market

How Bernie Sanders could actually be helping the stock market

Few could have predicted this scenario: The American stock market is brushing up against record highs at the same time that Bernie Sanders is the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination. Despite the Sanders surge, or perhaps because of it, the Dow has flirted with the 30,000 level for the first time ever. The Nasdaq,…MORE