Bernie Sanders Undergoes Procedure for Artery Blockage, Cancels Campaign Events

Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort. Following medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted, Senior Advisor Jeff Weaver said in a statement. Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days. We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates, he continued. Sanders, 78, has maintained an extraordinarily busy schedule for years, tracing from his first presidential run to the midterms and now his second bid for the presidency. The senator was among the ten presidential candidates set to appear Wednesday in Las Vegas for an MSNBC-hosted gun-control forum, …

The American left’s 2020 mission: defeat Trump and change the world

For many on the left, getting rid of Trump is insufficient. Victory must be accompanied by fundamental political change In some ways, it feels like the left in America has been here before. Shortly before the 2004 election, previously inactive liberals were being energized into the electoral process to prevent George W Bushs re-election, which they believed would fundamentally undermine American democratic norms. In Derry, New Hampshire, drove over 2,000 miles from Kerrys home in Boston to Bushs former home in Midland, Texas, and met a lot of people like Pam and Patrick, who were drawn into the process for the first time. But I never met a single person who was enthusiastic about John Kerry. They just wanted to …

Bernie Sanders manages to torpedo Democrat healthcare ideas, including his own

After his lackluster debate performance, Sen. Bernie Sanders is trying to regain some momentum in the Democrat presidential sweepstakes. Appearing on ABC’s ‘This Week’ with George Stephanopoulos, Sanders couldn’t explain how his Medicare for All scheme is actually going to work. Bernie on government-run health care plan: “You don’t have the taxes unless you have the program”https://t.co/kQa0NPqHFv pic.twitter.com/ciSRga4dQd — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 30, 2019 Feeling cornered by other Dems, he is now saying the “public option,” which is the healthcare Holy Grail for leftists, will be unaffordable. “You talk about a public option, many people will not be able to afford a public option.” This is after he admitted during Thursday night’s debate that he would, in fact, be raising taxes …

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 …