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Capitol Report: ‘I’m simply trying not to die,’ says one advocate as senior Democrats reluctantly give ‘Medicare for All’ more attention

“Medicare for All” got a hearing Wednesday before a powerful House panel, but there continued to be signs that top Democrats aren’t embracing the issue......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 12th, 2019

Capitol Report: ‘Medicare for All’ gets hearing before powerful House panel

“Medicare for All” got a hearing Wednesday before a powerful House panel, but there continued to be signs that top Democrats aren’t embracing the issue......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 12th, 2019

Capitol Report: Buttigieg criticizes Democrats for playing ‘identity politics’ | Rosenstein blasts Comey

Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is getting attention for a speech in which he called out fellow Democrats, while the just-retired Rod Rosenstein is unloading on former FBI Director James Comey......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 14th, 2019

Capitol Report: First hearing on ‘Medicare for All’ reveals caution on the issue from Pelosi and House Democrats

While many Democratic presidential hopefuls are embracing “Medicare for All” legislation, the reception in the Democratic-led House so far isn’t as enthusiastic......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 30th, 2019

Capitol Report: Flake calls Trump’s mocking of Ford ‘appalling’ | Bloomberg to give $20 million to bolster Senate Democrats

Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake characterized comments by President Donald Trump about Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, as “kind of appalling.”.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 3rd, 2018

Capitol Report: Famed short-seller questions Trump as ‘the world’s greatest negotiator’

President Donald Trump told reporters on Tuesday that he’s delaying some tariffs on Chinese imports to give consumers some holiday shopping relief. Short-seller Jim Chanos used his “Diogenes” Twitter account to question his wisdom......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 17th, 2019

Capitol Report: As Biden holds double-digit poll lead, here are the Democrats running for president

Former Vice President Joe Biden remains the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, but he’s got company — and lots of it......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 6th, 2019

Capitol Report: As Democrats debate in Detroit, Trump faces stiff Michigan challenge

Donald Trump won Michigan in 2016 by the slimmest of margins. Can he do it again in 2020? Polls are pointing to trouble for the president......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 30th, 2019

Capitol Report: Billionaire co-founder of Juul plays defense as House Democrats question company’s moves on youth vaping

Juul Labs Inc. co-founder James Monsees faces tough questions Thursday, as a Democratic-led House panel grills him about the e-cigarettes heavyweight’s role in the youth vaping epidemic......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 25th, 2019

Capitol Report: Republicans and Democrats agree at landmark hearing that U.S. marijuana laws are a mess

Congress is struggling to do much on protecting personal data, ending surprise medical bills and other issues with bipartisan appeal, but lawmakers on Wednesday talked up the potential for overhauling restrictions on the cannabis industry......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 10th, 2019

Capitol Report: What Democrats can do with the money left over from their failed 2020 presidential runs

Democratic presidential hopefuls have started to drop out of the battle for their party’s 2020 nomination. Every exit will trigger a big financial question — what to do with the money left over from the failed campaign?.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 10th, 2019

Capitol Report: These are the 25 Democrats who are running for president

Former Vice President Joe Biden remains the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, but he’s got company — and lots of it......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 9th, 2019

Capitol Report: These are the 24 Democrats who are running for president

Ahead of the Former Vice President Joe Biden remains the front runner for the Democratic presidential nomination three weeks after announcing his White House run, but he’s got company — and lots of it......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 8th, 2019

Capitol Report: Biden knocks AOC, other ‘way left’ Democrats | Fireworks donor has success with tariffs lobbying

Joe Biden is sounding moderate in a new CNN interview. Meanwhile, Trump’s Fourth of July celebration featured $750,000 of donated fireworks from an Ohio retailer who has lobbied successfully against expanded tariffs......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 5th, 2019

Capitol Report: Kamala Harris faces backlash from Biden supporters | How Pete Buttigieg built a fundraising machine

Kamala Harris might be reveling in her sudden burst of attention after roasting Joe Biden over racial issues at last week’s debate, but a backlash is already brewing, Politico writes......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 1st, 2019

Capitol Report: De Blasio draws flak from Democrats and Republicans alike for quoting Che Guevara in Miami

Long-shot presidential candidate Bill de Blasio attracted criticism Thursday from fellow Democrats as well as Republicans after quoting Che Guevara at a rally in Miami......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 27th, 2019

Capitol Report: Kill off the health insurers? Medicare for All is a point of contention in first Democratic debate

Health insurance was a source of contention in the first Democratic debate, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren leaving no space between her and her most formidable liberal rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, by not seeing a role for private insurers......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 27th, 2019

Capitol Report: CBO forecasts ‘unprecedented’ debt levels as America ages

The fiscal health of the United States is projected to deteriorate as the aging of the population pushes up spending on Social Security and Medicare, according to a new estimate released Tuesday......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 25th, 2019

Capitol Report: Ahead of first debates in Miami, these are the Democrats who are running for president

Ahead of the Former Vice President Joe Biden remains the front runner for the Democratic presidential nomination three weeks after announcing his White House run, but he’s got company — and lots of it......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 24th, 2019

Capitol Report: Sanders blasts ‘corporate’ Democrats as Warren pulls ahead of him in poll

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Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 19th, 2019

Capitol Report: Chao created a special path for McConnell’s favored projects | House Democrats to escalate battle over Mueller report

Politico reports the Transportation Department under Secretary Elaine Chao designated a .....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 10th, 2019