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The fired Chicago police superintendent says he made a 'poor decision' on the night he was found asleep at a stop sign with his SUV running

The fired Chicago police superintendent says he made a 'poor decision' on the night he was found asleep at a stop sign with his SUV runningFormer Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson said he "did not intentionally mislead or deceive the Mayor or the people of Chicago."



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Warren Derides Biden as Running in ‘Wrong Presidential Primary’

Warren Derides Biden as Running in ‘Wrong Presidential Primary’(Bloomberg) — Elizabeth Warren swatted back at Joe Biden’s criticism of her $ 21 trillion Medicare-for-All plan Friday, accusing him of “running in the wrong presidential primary.”“Democrats are not going to win by repeating Republican talking points,” the Massachusetts senator said in Des Moines, Iowa. “So, if Biden doesn’t like that, I’m just not sure where he’s going.”Warren’s unusually direct attack on her campaign rival came after she released a long-awaited explanation of how she to planned to pay for her $ 20.5 trillion proposal to create a government-run health care system. The Biden campaign called that plan “mathematical gymnastics” intended to hide the fact that it would result in tax increases on middle-class workers.The health care rift has been a defining feature of the crowded Democratic contest and has become a proxy for an broader ideological battle over how far left the party should go. One one side: Warren and Bernie Sanders, who want bold, progressive ideas. On the other: Biden and Pete Buttigieg, who say the party should be more concerned about winning back moderate voters in swing states who could be turned off by big-spending government programs.The flap comes at a crucial moment in the Iowa campaign. Fourteen presidential candidates, including Biden and Warren, are scheduled to speak Friday at the Liberty and Justice Celebration dinner, the state party’s keynote event of the year. Most of them will meet again Saturday at a Cedar Rapids fish fry.Iowa PollA New York Times/Siena College poll of Iowa Democrats released Friday showed the top four candidates — Warren, Sanders, Buttigieg and Biden — all bunched up in a five-point spread at the top of the field, within the poll’s margin of error.In last month’s debate, Warren had rebuffed challenges by Biden and Buttigieg to explain how she would pay for her plan. Warren and Sanders wants to abolish private health insurance in favor of government-paid health care supported in part by steep taxes on wealthy Americans.Biden and Buttigieg support more modest changes to the existing Affordable Care Act, including a public option to allow more people under age 65 to be eligible for Medicare-style coverage. They call that plan “Medicare for All Who Want It.”The Biden campaign renewed its criticism of Medicare for All after Warren unveiled the price tag and her plan for meeting the cost. “We cannot defeat Donald Trump with double talk on health care — especially not about the impact and cost of a proposal to completely dismantle our health care system and eliminate employer-sponsored and all other private health insurance,” said Biden’s deputy campaign manager, Kate Bedingfield.She said Warren’s plan relied on rosy projections about health care costs and tax revenues intended to hide the real cost of Medicare for All.While not weighing in on the presidential contest, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared to come down closer to the Biden-Buttigieg approach. Speaking at a roundtable of Bloomberg reporters and editors Friday, she said she’s “not a big fan of Medicare for all.”“I welcome the debate,” she said. “But it is expensive. Who pays is very important. What are the benefits that come in there?”When she was first speaker in 2010, Pelosi worked with Biden to help draft the health insurance legislation known as Obamacare and get it pushed through a Democratic Congress. She said Friday she would give Medicare for All proponents a fair hearing in House committees but was skeptical it could work.Pelosi said Democrats needed to unite around the fundamental principle of universal health care, even if they differ about how to go about it.“Hopefully as we emerge into the election year, the mantra will be more health care for all Americans,” she said. “Myself I think, ‘Remember November.’ This is a time when we have to win the Electoral College. Otherwise, we’ll be faced with a president again who doesn’t really care about increasing health benefits.”\–With assistance from Laura Litvan and Sahil Kapur.To contact the reporters on this story: Gregory Korte in Washington at gkorte@bloomberg.net;Tyler Pager in Des Moines, Iowa at tpager1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Wendy Benjaminson at wbenjaminson@bloomberg.net, Max BerleyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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The True Story of Harriet Tubman Shows That Sometimes Running Is as Brave as Fighting

The True Story of Harriet Tubman Shows That Sometimes Running Is as Brave as FightingTubman was unflinching in her commitment to liberation and would use the power of her pistol if necessary



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One statistic shows why Andrew Yang is an ideal running mate in the Democratic primary

One statistic shows why Andrew Yang is an ideal running mate in the Democratic primaryIf Andrew Yang doesn't end up winning the nomination, whoever does should seriously consider tapping him as their running mate.



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'America is running away': Syrian withdrawal turns chaotic

'America is running away': Syrian withdrawal turns chaoticThe crowd hurled potatoes that thudded on the sides of the hulking U.S. armored vehicles. “What happened to Americans?” one man shouted in English up at the sole U.S. soldier visible on the back of a vehicle. It was yet another indignity in a U.S. withdrawal that has been carried out over the past two weeks with more haste and violence than expected — and which may now be partially reversed.



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'2020 Vision' Monday: Kate McKinnon is running again on 'SNL' — this time as Elizabeth Warren. How the new season's cast could shape the primary

'2020 Vision' Monday: Kate McKinnon is running again on 'SNL' — this time as Elizabeth Warren. How the new season's cast could shape the primary“Saturday Night Live” returned this weekend for its 45th season, renewing a tradition of lampooning presidents (and would-be presidents) that stretches back to the show’s earliest days.



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Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong Says He Is Running for Local Office

Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong Says He Is Running for Local OfficeThe city's district councils are a potential stepping stone to the legislature



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Biden Says He Would Prefer a Woman or Person of Color as Running Mate

Biden Says He Would Prefer a Woman or Person of Color as Running MateFormer vice president Joe Biden said Tuesday that he would prefer to choose a woman or a person of color as his running mate should he win the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.“Whomever I pick, preferably it will be someone who was of color and/or a different gender, but I’m not making that commitment until I know that the person I’m dealing with I can completely and thoroughly trust as authentic and on the same page,” Biden said.He added, however, that the main quality he would prioritize in a potential vice president is being "simpatico" with his values.“The one thing I know is the job of being president in 2020 as in 2016 and in 2008 is too big for any one person,” former president Barack Obama's running mate said. “You’ve got to have somebody you can turn to.”Obama “knew that he and I had the same value set and the same political disposition as what we should do, and he knew if I ever had any doubt, I would come back to him,” Biden continued. “That’s what I most want in whomever I pick. They’ve got to be simpatico with what I stand for and with what I want to get done.”Some black Democratic lawmakers have floated Senator Kamala Harris, who is of Jamaican and Tamil Indian heritage and is running against Biden for president, as a potential running mate should Biden secure the Democratic nomination. Rumors swirled earlier this year that Biden has also considered tapping Stacey Abrams, who lost her bid for Georgia governor last year but made headlines for alleging voter suppression afterward.Biden told CNN last month that it “would be great” to have a female running mate but declined to get into specifics, saying he did not want to be perceived as "arrogant."



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Utah man found guilty of running massive opioid ring

Utah man found guilty of running massive opioid ringA Utah man was convicted Friday of running a multimillion-dollar opioid ring that sent hundreds of thousands of potentially deadly pills across the country in a scheme that authorities said helped fuel the nation's opioid epidemic. A jury reached the verdict after deliberating less than a day in the case against Aaron Shamo. "He's 29 and his life is over," defense attorney Greg Skordas said after the verdict was read.



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Stacey Abrams: I'd be 'honored' to be running mate of any 2020 Dem presidential candidate

Stacey Abrams: I'd be 'honored' to be running mate of any 2020 Dem presidential candidateTuesday the Georgia Democrat quashed months of speculation about her possibly jumping into the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field to seek the top of the ticket.



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