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Fact check: Joe Biden misleads with claim that Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All plan would cause a ‘hiatus’

Fact check: Joe Biden misleads with claim that Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All plan would cause a ‘hiatus’

Sen. Bernie Sanders has accused former Vice President Joe Biden this week of “fear-mongering” and “misinformation” about Sanders’ health care plan. Biden’s campaign says one of the Biden comments Sanders is objecting to, about Sanders’ plan supposedly causing “hiatuses” that would hurt sick people, has been misinterpreted. Regardless of what Biden intended to say, though,…MORE

Trump Fed pick once said migrants are ‘economic heroes’ for their home countries

Trump Fed pick once said migrants are ‘economic heroes’ for their home countries

One of President Donald Trump’s picks for a seat on the Federal Reserve board once praised undocumented immigrants to the United States as “economic heroes” and “entrepreneurs” — a position at odds with much of the President’s rhetoric on immigration. Judy Shelton, a conservative economist and 2016 Trump campaign adviser, said in a September 2016…MORE

US sailor missing after going overboard in Persian Gulf

US sailor missing after going overboard in Persian Gulf

A search-and-rescue operation is underway for a US sailor who went overboard from the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier in the Persian gulf on Wednesday, according to a statement from the US Navy. Four ships from the US, Spain and Pakistan are currently searching for the missing sailor. “Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN…MORE

Trump claims to disavow racist chant after pressure from allies

Trump claims to disavow racist chant after pressure from allies

Facing an onslaught of indignation and qualms even from his inner circle, President Donald Trump claimed Thursday to be unhappy his rally crowd broke into chants of “send her back” as he denigrated a Democratic lawmaker he’d previously said should leave the US. “I was not happy with it. I disagree with it,” Trump said…MORE

Dem lawmaker who pushed impeachment effort against Trump says he’ll try again

Dem lawmaker who pushed impeachment effort against Trump says he’ll try again

The Democratic congressman who unsuccessfully pushed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump said Thursday he will try again, despite desires from party leadership to move on. “It absolutely is not” the last impeachment attempt Rep. Al Green of Texas plans to make, he told CNN’s Kate Bolduan on “At this Hour.” On Wednesday, the…MORE

Ilhan Omar responds to rally chant: Trump is ‘spewing his fascist ideology’

Ilhan Omar responds to rally chant: Trump is ‘spewing his fascist ideology’

Rep. Ilhan Omar said Thursday President Donald Trump is “spewing his fascist ideology” after Trump rallygoers chanted “Send her back!” about Omar as the President intensified his attacks on four congresswomen of color. “As much as he’s spewing his fascist ideology on stage, telling US citizens to go back because they don’t agree with his…MORE

Chairman Cummings erupts at acting Homeland Security Secretary McAleenan over family separation

Chairman Cummings erupts at acting Homeland Security Secretary McAleenan over family separation

House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings slammed acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and border conditions during a dramatic congressional hearing Thursday, at one point asking if the department has an “empathy deficit.” Cummings, a Maryland Democrat, demanded “improvement” in a heated exchanged with McAleenan. After McAleenan said they were “doing our level best,” Cummings…MORE

Sen. Johnny Isakson fractures ribs in fall

Sen. Johnny Isakson fractures ribs in fall

Sen. Johnny Isakson was hospitalized on Tuesday night after sustaining injuries from a fall in his apartment, fracturing four ribs, his office says. The Georgia Republican, who is 74, is currently recovering at George Washington University Hospital, said a spokeswoman, Amanda Maddox. He is “in pain, but resting and doing well,” Maddox said, adding that…MORE

House passes $15 minimum wage bill

House passes $15 minimum wage bill

The House passed a bill Thursday that would raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade — but there’s little chance the measure will be taken up in the Republican-controlled Senate. The House vote was 231-199. Three Republicans — Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Francis Rooney of Florida and Chris Smith of…MORE

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