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Sanders Campaign Battles With Staff Demanding $15 Hourly Pay - Which Candidate Says Should Be Federal Minimum 19.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Many field staffers are barely managing to survive financially, which is severely impacting our team's productivity and morale. Some field organizers have already left the campaign as a result," a draft of a letter from the campaign union to Sanders' campaign manager reads.
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Trump’s racist outburst contained an accidental truth about the dysfunctional state of America 17.7.2019 Raw Story
President Trump often puts thoughtful Americans in the position of choosing whether to concentrate on his racism or stupidity. Since the two mental pathologies typically interlock, the choice is not binary. The latest incident of imbecility from the White House — as almost everyone knows by now — has Trump excoriating four congresswomen (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, […]
Rising health insurance deductibles fuel middle-class anger and resentment 17.7.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Middle-class Americans are bearing the brunt of the rise in health insurance deductibles and medical bills. That's helped widen the country's political divisions.

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Let’s Establish a Wealth Tax — and Give Every Family $25,000 a Year 16.7.2019
An annual $25,000 income to every family would create a hugely dynamic and inclusive economy.
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The Media Uses Coal Miners to Attack the Green New Deal While Ignoring Pensions 15.7.2019
Major media outlets remain stuck in a reductive “elite vs. blue-collar” divide.
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Congress Needs More Mayors Who Get Things Done 15.7.2019 Crooks Liars
It wasn't hard for Blue America to decide to endorse Mark Gamba for Congress . He's running for an Oregon seat held by one of the most venal Blue Dogs in the House, Kurt Schrader. And Mark's record of accomplishment as mayor of Milwaukie speaks as loudly as his stellar platform. A few days ago, Mark told us that "We have a plethora of problems facing America right now: We are the only industrialized nation on earth that does not have universal health care and this has been the case for a couple of decades. We spend more on our military industrial complex than the next 10 largest militaries in the world combined-- six of which are our allies. We have more of our citizens incarcerated than any other country on earth. Our infrastructure is crumbling, our schools are underfunded, more and more people are homeless every day and we have not done a damn thing about the greatest existential crisis that human kind has ever faced-- Climate change." "Why do you think sending the same status quo, corporate sellouts ...
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Joe Biden unveils his alternative to ‘Medicare for all’ 15.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Joe Biden unveiled a robust plan to expand Obamacare by adding a public program that all Americans could choose, as the former vice president argued Monday that medical insurance can be made universally accessible without scrapping the nation’s current model of delivering healthcare.

The Biden...

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Stocks continue their climb into record territory 12.7.2019 LA Times: Business

U.S. stocks were modestly higher Friday, as declines in healthcare stocks were offset by gains in technology, consumer and industrial company stocks.

The gains come the day after the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 27,000 points for the first time.

Investors remain focused on the Federal...

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Media Worry Faith in American Dream May Hurt 2020 Dems 12.7.2019 NewsBusters
On her 9:00 a.m. ET hour show on Thursday, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle highlighted a recent New York Times article about a study finding that, despite facing economic challenges, southerners in the U.S. still believe strongly in the American dream of lifting oneself out of poverty without major government intervention. The article fretted that such attitudes “could complicate Democratic efforts to frame the 2020 presidential election as a referendum on a broken economic ...
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Amid the Bans, Abortion Advocates Are Winning Key State Victories 11.7.2019
States offering new protections and expanding abortion access can become sanctuaries far beyond their borders.
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A Federal Court Appears Ready to Buy the GOP’s Argument to Kill Obamacare 10.7.2019 Mother Jones
The fate of the Affordable Care Act remains uncertain following a hearing about the law at a federal appeals court in New Orleans. The hearing concerned a lawsuit originally filed by Republican state attorneys general in a Texas district court in 2018, which alleges that the entirety of Obamacare should be invalidated because Congress used […]
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With Obamacare in peril, California reins in rising health insurance premiums 10.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Premiums on California’s health insurance exchange will rise by an average of 0.8% next year, the lowest increase in the agency’s history, state officials announced Tuesday.

Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee credited two new statewide initiatives for keeping the proposed rate hikes...

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Important Medicaid Initiatives Would End if Decision Overturning ACA Stands 9.7.2019
The harm to tens of millions of Medicaid enrollees, not just those enrolled through the ACA expansion, would be severe.
UN rights chief ‘shocked’ by conditions at US migrant detention centers 8.7.2019 Raw Story
The UN human rights chief said Monday that she was “deeply shocked” by conditions under which migrants and refugees are held at US detention centres, following reports of severe overcrowding and disease-ridden cells. “As a pediatrician, but also as a mother and a former head of State, I am deeply shocked that children are forced […]
The rich get richer, and richer still: Soaring inequality in the US and why it matters 5.7.2019 Raw Story
There are powerful forces out there fighting with all of their might and all of their abundant resources to preserve the status quo The United States is, by every reasonable measure, the most unequal of the world’s rich countries. For four decades, the US has been suffering from a crisis of inequality. After too many […]
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Memphis hospitals suspend debt collection suits, including suits against employees 4.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
After an investigation by journalists found the Methodist hospital system had filed 8,300 lawsuits in five years, the hospital announced it will be 'reviewing' its policies in the next 30 days.
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Michigan Church Pays Off Nearly $2 Million In Medical Bills for Total Strangers: 'They Owe Us Nothing' 4.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Just as Jesus forgave and canceled the debt of our sins, we also canceled the debt of those in our community," said Pastor Sam Rijfkogel of Michigan's Grand Rapids First Church.
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Michael Bennet on why Joe Biden's promise to make America 'normal' again is delusional 3.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The following is a transcript of Michael Bennet's meeting with the Los Angeles Times' editorial board.

Nicholas Goldberg (editor of the editorial pages): Why don't you just give us a short overview if you want, of five minutes or so. You've got your plenty of questions.

Michael Bennet: Great, I'm...

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Universal Benefits Will Help People With Disabilities Escape Poverty 2.7.2019
The means-tested benefits model has trapped people with disabilities in poverty without a clear path out.
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Why many older adults feel good about their health 1.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A common myth about aging is that older adults are burdened by illness and feel lousy much of the time. In reality, it's the opposite.
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