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Biden Hits Warren, Sanders on Medicare for All at Dem Debate

Biden Hits Warren, Sanders on Medicare for All at Dem DebateDemocratic presidential candidate Joe Biden quickly took aim at fellow 2020 contenders Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders at Thursday evening's Democratic presidential debate, saying their sweeping Medicare for All proposals simply cost too much.“My plan costs a lot,”the former vice president said of his plan to enhance the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration's signature legislative accomplishment. “But it doesn’t cost $ 30 trillion. That’s twice the entire federal budget before it exists now. How will we pay for it? I want to hear. [Warren] has not said how she’ll pay for it, and [Sanders] only gets about half way there. I lay out how I can pay for it and how I can get it done and why it’s better.”Warren agreed that Americans “owe a huge debt” to former President Barack Obama for the Affordable Care Act.“The question is how best we can improve on it," Warren said. "We make sure everyone gets covered at the lowest possible cost. We pay for it from those at the top, the richest and biggest corporations will pay more and middle class families will pay less.”Sanders hit back harder, saying "500,000 Americans are going bankrupt" from treating severe diseases such as cancer. "You've got to defend the fact that 500,000 Americans are going bankrupt.""I know a lot about cancer and let me tell you something: it's personal," responded Biden, whose son Beau passed away from cancer in 2015 "They will not go bankrupt because of that."Biden's campaign has previously said that Medicare for All would cost taxpayers between $ 30 and $ 40 trillion over ten years, would require raising taxes on the middle class, and would include no option for a patient to keep their current insurance plan.



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Trump tweetstorm hits Puerto Rico as hurricane looms

Trump tweetstorm hits Puerto Rico as hurricane loomsAs a tropical storm bore down on Puerto Rico Wednesday, President Trump reignited his ongoing feud with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, calling her “incompetent.”



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Lebanon: Israeli air force hits Palestinian base in Lebanon

Lebanon: Israeli air force hits Palestinian base in LebanonIsraeli drones bombed a Palestinian base in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria early Monday, the Lebanese state-run National News Agency and a Palestinian official said, further raising tensions in the Middle East. The strike came a day after an alleged Israeli drone crashed in a stronghold of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah in southern Beirut while another exploded and crashed nearby. Hezbollah said its explosive experts found that one drone was laden with highly explosive materials, suggesting the aerial vehicles were designed to carry out attacks.



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Heard for miles: Gas explosion hits office, shopping complex

Heard for miles: Gas explosion hits office, shopping complexA powerful natural gas explosion badly damaged a Maryland office complex and shopping center Sunday morning, ripping away part of the facade and exposing twisted metal, authorities said. No injuries were reported in the thundering blast, which occurred at about 8 a.m. It came after authorities said they had evacuated the area around the complex because of a suspected early morning gas leak near the complex in Columbia, Maryland. “It was so powerful it could be heard in communities many miles away,” said Howard County Executive Calvin Ball in a statement.



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Israel hits Iranian force in Syria to stop 'killer drones': military

Israel hits Iranian force in Syria to stop 'killer drones': militaryJERUSALEM/DAMASCUS (Reuters) – Israeli aircraft on Saturday struck Iranian forces near Damascus that had been planning to launch “killer drones” at targets in Israel, an Israeli military spokesman said. “The strike targeted Iranian Quds Force operatives and Shiite militias which were preparing to advance attack plans targeting sites in Israel from within Syria over the last number of days,” the military said in a statement. The elite Quds Force is the overseas arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).



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UPDATE 3-Israel hits Iranian force in Syria to stop 'killer drones' – military

UPDATE 3-Israel hits Iranian force in Syria to stop 'killer drones' - militaryJERUSALEM/DAMASCUS, Aug 24 (Reuters) – Israeli aircraft on Saturday struck Iranian forces near Damascus that had been planning to launch “killer drones” at targets in Israel, an Israeli military spokesman said. “The strike targeted Iranian Quds Force operatives and Shiite militias which were preparing to advance attack plans targeting sites in Israel from within Syria over the last number of days,” the military said in a statement.



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Beijing hits back after Trudeau vows to stand up to China

Beijing hits back after Trudeau vows to stand up to ChinaBeijing on Thursday accused Ottawa of worsening bilateral relations after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to stand up to China amid deepening diplomatic and trade disputes. The two countries have been locked in a feud since last December, when Canada detained top Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou and — in apparent retaliation — China detained two Canadian nationals over espionage-linked accusations. On Wednesday, Trudeau pushed back against Beijing in a speech that promised to “always defend Canadians and Canadian interests” and to not “back down”.



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Sanders Hits Back after Co-Sponsor Harris Criticizes Medicare for All

Sanders Hits Back after Co-Sponsor Harris Criticizes Medicare for AllSenator Bernie Sanders hit back at Senator Kamala Harris Monday evening after Harris said at a fundraiser in the Hamptons that she has "not been comfortable" with the Medicare for All plan she cosponsored with Sanders.> I don't go to the Hamptons to raise money from billionaires. If I ever visited there, I would tell them the same thing I have said for the last 30 years: We must pass a Medicare for All system to guarantee affordable health care for all, not just for those who can afford it.> > — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) August 19, 2019Harris courted wealthy donors in the Hamptons and at Martha’s Vineyard over the weekend, assuring them that, “I believe in capitalism, but capitalism is not working for most people.”"I think almost every member of the United States Senate who's running for president, and many others, have signed on to a variety of plans in the Senate. And I have done the same," the California Democrat said. "I support Medicare for All. But as you may have noticed, over the course of the many months, I've not been comfortable with Bernie's plan, the Medicare-for-All plan."Harris floundered slightly earlier in her campaign on the question of whether private insurance plans would still be available under her health-care proposal. She originally said private health insurance would be eliminated but has since backtracked, saying that while she is “committed to reining in the private insurance companies,” phasing out private insurance “has to happen over a period of time.”Sanders is currently polling ahead of Harris but behind the front-runner, former vice president Joe Biden, and Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is in second place.



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Palestinian president fires advisers as financial crisis hits

Palestinian president fires advisers as financial crisis hitsPalestinian president Mahmud Abbas has fired all of his advisers, his office said Monday, amid a financial crisis in the occupied West Bank that has prompted deep salary cuts. Abbas’s office did not provide further details on the number of advisers or the costs involved, pointing only to a brief statement issued through official Palestinian news agency WAFA. The move comes amid a spending crunch following Israel’s decision in February to withhold around $ 10 million a month in tax transfers.



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Kamala Harris hits back at NRA after group criticizes her gun control proposals

Kamala Harris hits back at NRA after group criticizes her gun control proposalsSen. Kamala Harris earlier this year said if elected president, she would take executive actions to ban the importation of AR-15-style weapons into the U.S. and expand background check requirements.



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