Bernie Sanders is in ‘good health’ after heart attack, doctor says in summary of health

(CNN)Sen. Bernie Sanders is in “good health,” nearly three months after suffering a heart attack, the attending physician at the US Capitol said in a letter released Monday. Monahan’s letter notes that the 78-year-old Sanders is 6 feet tall and weighs 174 pounds. The campaign also released two additional letters from physicians at the University of Vermont, who have examined Sanders since his heart attack earlier this year, saying that Sanders is in good health and making a strong recovery. The doctors, Philip Ades, Patrick Savage and Martin LeWinter, said they believed Sanders is fit to serve as president. Sanders underwent a cardiopulmonary exercise tolerance test on December 11. The test predicts outcomes in patients with a cardiac condition, and …

Effort to freeze Ukraine aid began about 90 minutes after call between Trump and Zelensky

Washington (CNN)Roughly 90 minutes after President Donald Trump spoke to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25, Trump’s political appointees at the White House’s budget office were already ordering the Pentagon to freeze security funding for Ukraine, newly released government documents show. While a formal notification would be sent later that day, this was the first clear sign that the aid was being held — a short time after the phone call in which Trump pressed Zelensky for investigations that could boost Trump politically. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer renewed his call for Duffey to be a witness at the Senate impeachment trial, saying that the email showcases the information he may be able to offer. “If there was ever …

Democrats pick over Labour loss in UK as Biden warns of moving ‘so far’ left

Frontrunner Biden says Labour disaster shows Democrats should avoid selecting leftwing nominee but others disagree Labours crushing defeat in the British general election ignited instant debate among Democrats in the US, with 2020 election frontrunner Joe Biden framing it as a warning to the party against moving too far left. While the Conservative prime minister, Boris Johnson, is often compared to Donald Trump, some also see parallels between the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, a 70-year-old socialist, and left-wing senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, aged 78 and 70 respectively. Speaking at a campaign fundraiser in San Francisco, Biden, the former vice-president, said: Look what happens when the Labour party moves so, so far to the left. It comes up with …

Michael Bloomberg releases letter from doctor that says he is in ‘outstanding health’

Washington (CNN)Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg‘s campaign on Thursday released a letter from the candidate’s doctor that says he is in “outstanding health” with no medical conditions that would prevent him from serving as president. The letter notes Bloomberg takes blood thinners, beta-blockers and cholesterol medication, but does not note specific medications or dosages. All these medications are commonly prescribed to manage heart conditions and cholesterol. “Mr. Bloomberg is a 77-year-old man in outstanding health. There are no medical concerns, present or looming, that would prevent him from serving as President of the United States,” the letter reads. Bloomberg is 5 feet 7 inches tall and 165 pounds with “a muscular body mass index of 25.8kg/m2,” according to …