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  • Mike Bloomberg keeps talking to allies about running for president as Joe Biden struggles

    10/14/2019 11:22:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | Octoer 14,2019 | Brian Schwartz
    Mike Bloomberg has indicated to associates in recent weeks that Joe Biden’s recent struggles are making him rethink his decision to stay out of the 2020 Democratic primary, according to people familiar with the discussions. “Bloomberg is in if Biden is out,” says one source. Biden has not indicated any desire to drop out any time soon. Bloomberg could be in for a showdown with Elizabeth Warren, whether he runs or not, as he has been one of her biggest critics on the Democratic side. “I think it’s something he wants. He has not been shy about that,” one of...
  • What’s a Wealth Tax Worth? Warren and Sanders’s plans to pilfer savings would hurt investment

    10/14/2019 5:51:11 AM PDT · by karpov · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 13, 2019 | Andy Kessler
    Why do liberals think rich people have money just lying around, like Scrooge McDuck swimming in a giant pool of gold coins? That’s the myth behind plans to tax Americans’ wealth, as Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders both propose. Ms. Warren wants an annual asset tax of 2% on households worth more than $50 million, and 3% if you’re worth more than $1 billion. Mr. Sanders would tax “extreme wealth” starting at 1% on households worth $32 million and topping out at 8% on those worth $10 billion or more. Whereas the Soviets confiscated wealth virtually overnight, at least...
  • Trump Wins Every Democratic Debate: Voters will be convinced to vote for him by seeing his opponents

    10/14/2019 5:40:16 AM PDT · by billorites · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 14, 2019 | Bobby Jindal
    The Republican National Committee should offer to be the official sponsor of a weekly Democratic presidential debate. There would be no better advertisement for President Trump’s re-election. Every time the Democratic presidential contenders gather together, it’s a contest between the merely delusional, the vaguely vindictive and the patently absurd. There are funny moments, like when Andrew Yang risked the ire of the political-correctness police and told us, “I am Asian, so I know a lot of doctors.” There are substantive moments, like when former Vice President Joe Biden reversed himself on China, apparently now agreeing with Mr. Trump that intellectual-property...
  • Bernie Sanders unveils plan to raise corporate tax rate to 35% and ban stock buybacks

    10/14/2019 6:36:50 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 54 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/14/2019 | block
    Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders introduced a plan on Monday that would reverse President Donald Trump’s tax cuts for businesses and return the corporate tax rate to 35% from its current 21%. The Corporate Accountability and Democracy Plan would also eliminate many of the tax breaks and loopholes in the tax code and do away with off-shore tax havens. Other highlights: “Democratize Corporate Boards. Under this plan, 45% of the board of directors in any large corporation with at least $100 million in annual revenue, corporations with at least $100 million in balance sheet total, and all publicly traded companies will...
  • Trump won’t lose his job due to impeachment – Dems will have hard time beating him in 2020

    10/14/2019 5:44:29 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 22 replies
    foxnews ^ | Oct 14, 2019 6am | Liz Peek
    Can former Vice President Joe Biden or Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., actually defeat President Trump in the 2020 presidential election? Democrats watching Trump’s Minneapolis rally Thursday night have to wonder. President Trump wowed the crowd in blue-state Minnesota. And what a crowd it was; tens of thousands inside the arena chanting and cheering, while hundreds more stood outside hoping to get in. The energy in the room was extraordinary, especially considering that the president, buoyed by his fans, spoke for an exhausting hour and 45 minutes. Forget the polls, forget the partisan impeachment inquiry; the enthusiasm of those Minnesota supporters...
  • With Sanders in the Hospital, Dems Realize Just How Old Their Leading Candidates Are

    10/03/2019 7:06:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/03/2019 | Rick Moran
    Bernie Sanders was hospitalized today for "chest discomfort" and it was discovered he had blockage in 2 of his coronary arteries. The doctors placed a couple of stents in the arteries and Sanders should be okay in a couple of days.But the 78-year-old Sanders is making Democrats nervous. It appears that Democrats have finally realized their top three candidates aren't exactly spring chickens and that they risk much by placing their faith in a candidate who, despite apparent good health, might have an "incident" at any time, making them vulnerable to charges that they're just too old.The Hill: Former...
  • Bernie Sanders Suffered Heart Attack Earlier This Week, Campaign Says

    10/04/2019 4:59:55 PM PDT · by billorites · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 4, 2019 | Eliza Collins
    The Sanders campaign said Friday that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had a heart attack earlier this week, disclosing more details about the health scare that has temporarily sidelined his presidential bid. The 2020 presidential candidate left the hospital Friday afternoon. The update on Mr. Sanders’s health comes two days after the campaign said he had two stents put in a coronary artery after suffering chest pain during a campaign event Tuesday night in Nevada. “After presenting to an outside facility with chest pain, Sen. Sanders was diagnosed with a myocardial infarction. He was immediately transferred to Desert Springs Hospital Medical...
  • Bernie Sanders is scaling back his campaigning. That's a big deal.

    10/09/2019 11:39:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/09/19 | Chris Cillizza
    (CNN) — On Tuesday night, just days removed from acknowledging that he had suffered a heart attack less than a week ago on the campaign trail, Bernie Sanders said something remarkable. "We were doing (in) some cases five or six meetings today, three or four rallies and town meetings and meeting with groups of people. I don't think I'm going to do that. But I certainly intend to be actively campaigning. I think we can change the nature of the campaign a bit. Make sure I have the strength to do what needs to be done." It doesn't take much...
  • Domestic and Foreign Wars

    10/09/2019 7:55:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2019 | John Stossel
    Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is controversial within her party. She says the U.S. should talk to its enemies. She was criticized for meeting with Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. But Democrats were supposed to be the anti-war party, I say to her in my newest video. "They're heavily influenced by a foreign policy establishment ... whose whole power base is built around continuing this status quo," Gabbard tells me. "So much so, to the point where when I'm calling for an end to these wasteful wars, they're saying, 'Well, gosh, Tulsi, why are you such an isolationist?' As though...
  • Poll: Trump gains among independents against Biden, Warren

    10/08/2019 3:43:44 AM PDT · by grayboots · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/7/2019 | JULIA MANCHESTER
    President Trump is gaining among independent voters in head-to-head matchups with the Democratic presidential front-runners, according to a new IBD-TIPP poll. Former Vice President Joe Biden leads Trump by just 1 point among independents, which is down from Biden's 18-point lead among the voting group in September. In a head-to-head matchup with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), 49 percent of independents backed Trump, while 43 percent threw their support behind the senator in the poll, which was released on Monday. A 4-point gap separated Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Trump, with the president receiving 48 percent support among independents and Sanders...
  • Thousands of People Line the Streets in Over 1600 Cities to Tell Americans “Abortion Kills Children”

    10/07/2019 2:01:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 7, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    Thousands of pro-lifers stood outside in all kinds of weather Sunday to pray for unborn babies and their mothers. People gathered in about 1,600 communities in the United States and Canada for the annual Life Chain, according to organizers. The event brings pro-lifers together in their local communities to pray for an end to abortion and peacefully witness to the truth about life in the womb. In West Reading, Pennsylvania, about 75 people stood on the sidewalks in the rain, holding signs encouraging mothers to choose life, the Reading Eagle reports. “We got rained on quite well but people stayed...
  • Fox News Poll: Biden expands lead among South Carolina Democrats

    10/06/2019 8:21:08 AM PDT · by libstripper · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 6, 2019 | Dana Blanton
    Joe Biden increases his lead in the Palmetto State, as a growing number of South Carolina Democratic primary voters want a candidate who can defeat President Trump. The former vice president is ahead by 29 points, according to a Fox News Poll. That’s up from a 21-point lead in July. Biden captures 41 percent support among Democratic primary voters (+6 points since July), Elizabeth Warren trails with 12 percent (+7), and Bernie Sanders gets 10 percent (-4).
  • Elizabeth Warren Overtakes Joe Biden In Democratic Presidential Race: IBD/TIPP Poll

    10/07/2019 8:54:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Investor Business Daily ^ | October 7, 2019 | Jed Graham
    Elizabeth Warren has taken a narrow lead over Joe Biden in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, the October IBD/TIPP Poll found. Both candidates continue to lead in a head-to-head matchup against President Trump, though Biden had a more comfortable lead, outside the margin of error. Warren Vs. Biden Race Elizabeth Warren had the support of 27%, with Joe Biden backed by 26% and Bernie Sanders a distant third at 10%. Support for South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg climbed to 7% from 5%. No other candidate polled more than 3%.
  • Top Biden Donors Gather Amid Storm Clouds Over Campaign

    10/07/2019 8:32:26 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 23 replies
    NY Slimes via MSN ^ | 10/6/2019 | Shane Goldmacher
    PHILADELPHIA — Leading donors for Joseph R. Biden Jr. convened this weekend for their first donor retreat since he announced his candidacy and struck a determined posture as Mr. Biden’s campaign found itself under assault from President Trump, losing its clear front-runner status and lapped in the money chase by multiple Democratic rivals, most notably Senator Elizabeth Warren. Over cocktails on Friday evening and a Saturday spent in a drab hotel conference room, Mr. Biden’s top financiers and fund-raisers received strategy briefings and PowerPoint presentations, and plotted the path forward for the former vice president, who suddenly found himself in...
  • Trump Supporters Plan Massive March in D.C. – Mr. President We Have Your Back [Oct 17]

    10/07/2019 7:41:41 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 7, 2019 | PENNY STARR
    The impeachment effort against President Donald Trump may be popular among Democrats but it has also energized his supporters, including thousands of women who plan to show up at the nation’s capital on October 17 for the March for Trump. “We are coming to Washington to support our president — to stand with him through this impeachment charade,” Amy Kremer, Tea Party activist and founder of Women for America First, the organization behind the march, said on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Saturday with host Matt Boyle. “[Democrats are] trying to subvert the will of the people and overturn the vote and...
  • If I Only Had A Brain: AOC Does An About Face On Impeachment

    10/05/2019 8:37:11 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Liberty Nation ^ | October 05, 2019 | Jeff Charles
    When it comes to political comedy, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is the gift that keeps on giving. Each week, Liberty Nation uncovers the blunders that keep us wondering: How did she ever get elected? Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had a rather eventful and hilarious week. While many of her colleagues have rejected her Green New Deal, her new proposal on poverty has garnered support from a presidential hopeful. Secondly, it appears the lawmaker might be growing weary of the impeachment talk. And finally, the representative blew up Twitter after she was trolled at one of her town hall meetings. Support From...
  • 'Opposing Netanyahu's policies doesn't make us anti-Semitic'

    04/16/2018 3:14:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/4/18 | Elad Benari
    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who sought the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2016 election but lost out to Hillary Clinton, on Monday criticized Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his policies. "As someone who believes absolutely and unequivocally in Israel's right to exist... we must say loudly and clearly, that to oppose the reactionary policies of Prime Minister Netanyahu does not make us anti-Israel," Sanders told the annual conference of the J Street organization. He took issue with Israel’s response to the recent riots along the border with Gaza, claiming Israel "massively overreacted" to the protests. "The presence of Hamas members...
  • Bernie Sanders Had Heart Attack, His Doctors Say, as He Leaves Hospital

    10/04/2019 3:43:14 PM PDT · by McGruff · 78 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct. 4, 2019 | Sydney Ember
    Senator Bernie Sanders had a heart attack this week, his campaign said on Friday, as he was released from a Las Vegas hospital. “After two and a half days in the hospital, I feel great, and after taking a short time off, I look forward to getting back to work,” Mr. Sanders said in a statement. His doctors in Las Vegas, Arturo E. Marchand Jr. and Arjun Gururaj, said in the statement that after Mr. Sanders experienced chest pains on Tuesday night, he was given a diagnosis of a myocardial infarction, or heart attack.
  • Bernie Sanders released from hospital

    10/05/2019 11:25:11 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 48 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/10/19
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was released from a Nevada hospital on Friday after suffering a heart attack...
  • Bernie Sanders 'up and about,' will be in next Democratic presidential debate

    10/03/2019 5:51:39 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 3,2019 | John Whitesides
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is “up and about” after being treated for a blocked artery and will participate in the fourth Democratic debate on Oct. 15, his wife Jane Sanders said on Thursday.