Amy Klobuchar Keeps Voting for Trumps Horrific Judges

As Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee grilled then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in fall 2018 over allegations that he had committed sexual assault against a woman while the two of them were in high school, the hearings served as a proving ground for no fewer than three presidential hopefuls. But of the trio of Senate Judiciary members who would go on to seek the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota had perhaps the most iconic moment of the proceedings, when the soon-to-be-confirmed Supreme Court justice testily asked if she had ever blacked out from drinking following a series of questions about Kavanaughs own habits. I have no drinking problem, judge, Klobuchar, whose father struggled with alcohol …

Warren and Klobuchar Team Up to Squash Pete on Debate Stage

Since Mayor Pete Buttigieg first began his unlikely transformation from an ambitious curiosity to an unexpected frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, his fellow candidates have been winning over black voters, and for his employing the phrase wine cave in the same manner that most people might say Times Square porno theatre. Think about who comes to that. Unlike Buttigieg, Warren continued, We made the decision many years ago that rich people in smoke-filled rooms would not pick the next president of the United States. Warrens attack, executed halfway through the event, was the first direct and substantive criticism between any of the candidates in a debate that had, until then, rhetorical sinkhole of Medicare for All that has defined …

Why Democrats Havent Laid a Glove on BernieYet

By this point in the Democratic nominating contest, theres a basic blueprint for how to publicly dress down an opponent on stage: identify the target, mount the prosecution against a perceived deficiency, and deliver the kill shot. Think Pete Buttigieg on Elizabeth Warren; and place position in the polls. When Harris, who top slot in New Hampshire and polling in a second only to billionaire Tom Steyer, who is self-funding. In California, the state that holds a treasure trove of delegates on Super Tuesday and site of the debate Thursday night, hes did, acknowledged in October, with the caveat that she thinks his plan is all wrong. At least Bernie's being honest here and saying how he's going to pay …

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 …