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Bernie Sanders bashes Joe Biden, embraces Trump supporter during Nevada campaign stop

Bernie Sanders bashes Joe Biden, embraces Trump supporter during Nevada campaign stopBill Herron told Sanders he lost his insurance and job. He wondered what the senator could do to help. It ended with the pair locked in a half-hug.



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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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Joe Biden accidentally refers to Bernie Sanders as 'president'

Joe Biden accidentally refers to Bernie Sanders as 'president'"The president thinks – my friend from Vermont thinks that the employer is going to give you back if you negotiate," said Biden, correcting himself.



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Phase out nuclear power? Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders locked in absurd arms race

Phase out nuclear power? Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders locked in absurd arms raceCandidates playing anti-nukes card while claiming to care about climate change can't be serious. It is America's third largest energy source: Our view



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Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders would stand to benefit from the most from Andrew Yang dropping out of the 2020 presidential race

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders would stand to benefit from the most from Andrew Yang dropping out of the 2020 presidential raceIf Andrew Yang's candidacy doesn't end up staying viable through the first few primary contests, his sizable base of supporters will be up for grabs.



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A new 2020 Democratic primary poll shows Warren surging alongside fellow frontrunners Biden and Sanders

A new 2020 Democratic primary poll shows Warren surging alongside fellow frontrunners Biden and SandersThe new poll from ABC News and The Washington Post found Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders slumping, Elizabeth Warren gaining, and Kamala Harris falling.



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Former Trump White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to write book, but don't expect a tell-all

Former Trump White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to write book, but don't expect a tell-allSanders' yet-to-be-titled book is scheduled for publication in the fall of 2020 – presumably right before the general election.



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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Whines ‘Women Attack Me Relentlessly’ in Fox News Contributor Debut

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Whines ‘Women Attack Me Relentlessly’ in Fox News Contributor Debut“Ladies and gentlemen, she’s a Fox News contributor!” That’s how Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy introduced former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who made her debut as a paid pundit for the network Friday morning. She spent most of her 10-minute appearance fawning over President Donald Trump and feeling sorry for herself. Sanders began by dismissing concerns over the soft September jobs numbers. “Look, I think at the end of the day, there’s no question that the president and his administration have turned the country around and put it on the right track,” she said, arguing that “we are doing better under this president than we have in the previous eight years.” Those assertions went unchallenged by the Fox hosts. When Doocy suggested that some believed “we needed a magic wand” to turn manufacturing around in this country, Sanders chimed in with, “Well, we found one in President Trump.” Even when some time Trump critic Brian Kilmeade raised mild concerns over the trade war with China, Sanders said the president was doing everything right. Newsmax Enlists Bill O’Reilly’s Longtime Right-Hand Man for War on Fox NewsLater, Doocy brought up the infamous incident when Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant in Virginia and wondered whether she is “still taking heat when you go out to eat” now that she’s left the White House. “Sometimes,” she answered with a laugh. “It usually depends on where I am in the country.” Sanders said she has had no problems in her native Arkansas but it’s “hit or miss” in New York City. While she said she hasn’t been asked to leave any restaurants recently, people do sometimes say “nasty” things to her.“What I always find interesting is, 99 percent of the people that come over to say something negative and to attack you are women,” Sanders added, saying she finds that “very startling” from a “group of people that claim to be the champions of women empowerment.” “I’m only the third woman and the first mom to ever be the White House press secretary,” she continued, “and yet women attack me relentlessly instead of being proud that we have more women doing those types of jobs.” “But you’re out of the administration!” Doocy replied incredulously. “I am, but they still see me as someone who is a very pro-Trump supporter,” Sanders said. “I’m not going to change my position.” With that in mind, Sanders offered a small preview of what readers can expect from her upcoming White House memoir. “My experience was extremely positive,” she said, “my book will be positive.” We all know how that approach worked out for her predecessor Sean Spicer. ‘Fox & Friends’ Host Brian Kilmeade: Trump ‘Never Should Have Said’ Mexico Would Pay for WallRead more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Bernie Sanders Advocates Population Control in ‘Poor Countries’

Bernie Sanders Advocates Population Control in ‘Poor Countries’During yesterday evening’s lengthy climate-change town hall, Democratic candidates proposed a variety of increasingly absurd policies to address environmental issues. California senator Kamala Harris, for instance, continued her theme of promising to arrogate unconstitutional power to herself as president, announcing that she would deal with supposed GOP obstruction on climate change by abolishing the filibuster.Entirely ignored during the course of the event was the fact that all seven Democratic senators running for president have signed on as cosponsors of the Green New Deal in the Senate but, when it came to the floor this spring, refused to vote for it. So much for an “existential threat.”The most outrageous comment came from Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), who responded to a question about population growth by expressing support for taxpayer-funded abortion in poor countries. Here’s the full exchange:> Audience member: Good evening. Human population growth has more than doubled in the past 50 years. The planet cannot sustain this growth. I realize this is a poisonous topic for politicians, but it’s crucial to face. Empowering women and educating everyone on the need to curb population growth seems a reasonable campaign to enact. Would you be courageous enough to discuss this issue and make it a key feature of a plan to address climate catastrophe?> > Sanders: The answer is yes. And the answer has everything to do with the fact that women in the United States of America, by the way, have a right to control their own bodies and make reproductive decisions. The Mexico City agreement, which denies American aid to those organizations around the world that allow women to have abortions or even get involved in birth control, to me is totally absurd. I think especially in poor countries around the world where women do not necessarily want to have large numbers of babies and where they can have the opportunity through birth control to control the number of kids they have, it’s something I very, very strongly support.Sanders isn’t alone in linking abortion rights to concerns about the climate. Some of the most ardent abortion-rights activists routinely lament the choice to have children, on the grounds that doing so is bad for the environment. Pro-abortion organizations, meanwhile, turn that unwarranted concern into a policy agenda, spending their resources foisting abortion and contraception on women in Africa, most of whom want no part of it.Pushing birth control and abortion as a means of lowering population growth, and specifically of eliminating “undesirable” populations, is not a new tactic on the part of progressives. Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, for instance, was a pioneer in the eugenics movement’s effort to provide contraception to minority communities, largely to limit the continued growth of what she deemed unwanted populations. Sanger put a fine point on this in her writings: “The feebleminded are notoriously prolific in reproduction.”In the early 20th century, many medical experts, lawmakers, and activists in the U.S. even went so far as to advocate forced sterilization, which came to fruition in the widespread use of government-sanctioned, federally funded sterilizations targeted at thousands of disabled and mentally ill people, immigrants, minority women, and the poor. This regime was sanctioned by the Supreme Court’s decision in Buck v. Bell (1927). Referring to the defendant, who had been sterilized at birth, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. wrote that “three generations of imbeciles are enough.” That horrific decision has never been overturned.In his 1968 manifesto The Population Bomb, Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich turned the concern about minority overpopulation into a broader movement concerned that human reproduction in general would contribute to the apocalypse. Ehrlich swore that the end was nigh, predicting “an utter breakdown of the capacity of the planet to support humanity” within the following 15 years.Adherents of Ehrlich’s group Zero Population Growth embraced the notion that childbearing ought to be forbidden, and Ehrlich argued that compulsion would be acceptable. “There’s too many people, and we’d like to see people have fewer children and better ones,” Ehrlich’s disciple Stewart Brand said at the time. “Maybe anybody who’s thinking of having a third child ought to go hungry a week.”Ehrlich favored creating a blacklist of anyone who impeded population control, imposing taxes on those who had children, and awarding responsibility prizes to childless couples. The worldwide fear about his predictions was acted on most aggressively in India, where the government conducted 8 million sterilizations over a period of two years in the 1970s.But Ehrlich has been proven obviously and dramatically wrong — and not because citizens of the world listened to his cries and ceased reproducing. “I was recently criticized because I had said many years ago that I would bet that England wouldn’t exist in the year 2000,” he said in a 2014 interview. “Well, England did exist in the year 2000, but that was only 14 years ago.”Even so, today’s progressives evidently have internalized Ehrlich’s theories, despite no longer advocating methods as aggressive as forced sterilization. By advocating taxpayer-funded abortion in “poor countries,” Sanders not only exaggerates the environmental threat of overpopulation but also displays grotesque chauvinism in his demand that the world comply with the West’s determination to exterminate our future.



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Most Accurate 2016 Poll Shows Biden, Warren, Sanders Beating Trump

Most Accurate 2016 Poll Shows Biden, Warren, Sanders Beating TrumpThe poll that most closely predicted the outcome of the 2016 presidential election shows Joe Biden and several other Democratic candidates beating President Trump in a 2020 general-election matchup.Biden would beat Trump by twelve points in a general election, garnering 54 percent support to Trump's 42 percent, according to the September IBD/TIPP poll. Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and Kamala Harris of California also lead Trump by three to four points, close to within the margin of error.Among voters who lean Democratic, Warren currently has 24 percent support, up from 17 percent last month, according to the poll. Biden meanwhile slipped two points from August to 28 percent among the same voters. Support for Sanders remained level at 12 percent, keeping him in third place. Harris saw her support drop this month from 11 percent to 6 percent. South Bend, Ind. mayor Pete Buttigieg and New Jersey senator Cory Booker trailed them, polling at 5 percent and 4 percent respectively.Despite Biden's slight slip in the polls, the former vice president remains a strong front-runner in the crowded field of contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination. Trump, meanwhile, has begun to appear vulnerable. His job approval sank to 40 percent in August, its lowest level in six months.The IBD/TIPP poll, which has correctly predicted the last four presidential elections, was the only national poll to predict Trump's 2016 victory over Hillary Clinton in a four-way matchup. Its final pre-election numbers placed him two points above Clinton.The poll surveyed 903 respondents from August 22–30 and has a margin of error of 3.3 percent.



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