Why Biden Plays Nice With Bernieand Keeps Ripping Warren

Joe Biden is sharing the presidential primarys top tier with two progressive senators. One, he says, levied an unprompted attack against his commitment to the Democratic Party and exhibits elitist behavior. The other, he stresses with striking frequency, is honest and, in the most Senate-speak way, a friend. Bernies been honest; hes going to raise taxes on middle class, Biden said in July at a convention in Detroit about Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) approach to funding Medicare for All, a progressive policy that Bidens campaign says is not the best way to cover Americans health care needs. Since then, the former vice president become more consistent with his praise. First and foremost, the thing you must do in public life …

Mayor Pete Buttigieg Targeting Big Pharma in Bid to Set Health-Care Plan Apart

The debate over the future of health care has first segment of Medicare For All proposal also promises strong caps on out-of-pocket costs at $200 per year, and Sen. Bernie Sanders bill to that effect Twenty-nine percent of Americans report not taking medications as prescribed due to cost in the past year, including one in five who have not filled a prescription because of high prices and one in 10 who have skipped doses or cut pills in half to stretch their medication. Buttigiegs plan, like those of his chief rivals, would also empower the governmentthe largest purchaser of pharmaceuticals in the worldto negotiate drug prices for consumers on government health plans, what the campaign calls Walmart logic, allowing for …

Warren, Biden Campaigns Appear to Find Loophole Around Paid Internships

Unpaid interns are practically non-existent among Democratic presidential campaigns in 2019. But some top-tier candidates appear to be finding a creative way to tap unpaid talent: offering vague fellowship opportunities as volunteer positions. Theres no singular definition for a fellow among 2020 candidates and most this cycle dont offer the option. But two leading contenders, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), give applicants who are selected a chance to participate in the campaign as volunteer fellows, without requiring compensation or academic credit. Volunteers are asked to do something, workers are told, Rene Hagerty, an executive council member for the Campaign Workers Guild, said. Everyone whos performing work on a campaign should be paid. For Bidens campaign, …

Bernie Sanders Decides to Play Rough This Time

In just the last month, unloaded a blistering attack on a leading Democratic think tank. He went after former Vice President Joe Biden on a number of policy fronts. And one of his top congressional surrogates senator who four years ago was known as a gruff but endearing candidate running a democratic-socialist, ideas-driven campaign has decided to bare his fangs more quickly this time, in hopes that it may actually win him the nomination. [T]he senator learned many lessons from 2016, Nina Turner, a national co-chair of Sanders 2020 campaign told The Daily Beast, and one of those lessons is to show what separates you very clearly from the rest of the people running. Its an effort, aides and associates …