Joe Biden defends Obamacare amid attacks from both flanks BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending the Affordable Care Act, the health legislation widely known as Obamacare amid Democratic Party divisions on the issue. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/joe-biden-defends-obamacare-amid-attacks-from-both-flanks-38314790.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article38314783.ece/199ff/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_b55ff155-bebe-428f-b046-c16ef25dcb35_1 Email Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending the Affordable Care Act, the health legislation widely known as Obamacare amid Democratic Party divisions on the issue. Mr Biden, who served as Barack Obama’s vice president when the scheme was introduced and is the frontrunner in the contest to win the Democratic Party’s nod for the White House, has set himself apart not only from President Donald Trump but also some of his rivals’ for the … [Read more...] about Joe Biden defends Obamacare amid attacks from both flanks
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Rebecca Morin USA TODAY Published 3:18 AM EDT Jun 28, 2019 Much of the 2020 Democratic presidential field has now made its case directly to America. The second night of the first Democratic primary debate came to an end Thursday night, with 10 more candidates seeking to grab enough of voters' attention to help pave a path to becoming their party's nominee and facing off against President Donald Trump. Here are the winners and losers for night two of the Democratic presidential debate: Live coverage: Democratic candidates battle in second night of high-profile debate Winners Sen. Kamala Harris Harris had her moment. Again. And again. Repeatedly throughout the evening, the California lawmaker chimed in, laying out specific policies, such as repealing Trump's 2017 tax cut. She commanded the stage, interjecting when her fellow Democratic competitors kept speaking over each other. "Hey guys, you know what, America does not want to witness a … [Read more...] about Democratic debate 2019, night 2: Winners and losers
So who will be seeking the Democratic nomination and what are their chances? Joe Biden It shows the dearth of talent in the field when the elderly former Vice President, Joe Biden, is the 7-2 favourite to win the Democratic nomination. If he were elected to the White House next year Biden would be 78 by the time of his inauguration - that is a year older than Ronald Reagan was when he left office. — Chanbahlum II (@ChanBahlumII) 12 June 2019 Unlike Trump, who has made a career out of being the “outsider”, Biden has spent virtually his entire life in Washington. He was elected as a Senator in Delaware in 1972, when he was just 29, and retained the seat for 36 years, only giving it up when he was inaugurated as Vice President under Barack Obama. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 4 April 2019 Last week Trump referred to Biden as “a dummy," and called him "One Percent Joe," a reference to Biden’s less than stellar … [Read more...] about The Contenders for the 2020 Democratic Party Nomination
Rebecca Morin and Aamer Madhani USA TODAY Published 6:12 PM EDT Jun 13, 2019 WASHINGTON – The names are in. The 20 Democratic presidential candidates who met the criteria for the first Democratic primary debate of the election cycle have been announced. To qualify, the candidates had to poll at 1% or more in at least three qualified polls or receive donations from at least 65,000 individual donors, with a minimum of 200 individual donors per state in at least 20 states. The first debate is being held in Miami on June 26 and 27, with 10 candidates on stage each day. NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo will broadcast the two-night event. Which candidates appear on which nights will be announced Friday. For some who make the debate stage, both in Miami and at next month's debate in Detroit, it could mark a make-or-break moment to define their candidacy in one of the largest and most diverse presidential fields … [Read more...] about Who is in the first 2020 Democratic primary debate?
U.S. Democratic Senator from the state of Colorado Michael Bennet announced his presidential bid on Thursday, joining nearly two dozen others in a crowded race to unseat the incumbent, Donald Trump, Trend reported citing Xinhua. "My plan is to run for president," Bennet told a television show on U.S. broadcast network CBS, identifying the lack of opportunities among U.S. voters and integrity in the government as two major problems facing the country. "I think this country faces two enormous challenges, one is a lack of economic mobility and opportunity for most Americans, and the other is the need to restore integrity to our government," the 54-year-old lawmaker said. "If we continue to go down the path we're going, and this isn't just about President Trump, it's about the politics that existed before he got there ... we're going to be the first generation of Americans to leave less opportunity, not more, to the next generation," he said. Bennet was diagnosed with prostate cancer in … [Read more...] about U.S. Democratic senator Bennet joins crowded presidential race