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Group Puts Huge Price Tag on Sanders' Plan. He Fires Back

Libertarian group says his 'Medicare for All' proposal would cost $32 trillion

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for all" plan would increase government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, according to a study by a university-based libertarian policy center. The latest plan from the Vermont independent would require historic tax increases as government replaces what employers and consumers now... More »

More Democrats Embrace New Label in Age of Trump

Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein takes the plunge

(Newser) - A week ago, Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein wasn't quite ready to consider himself a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, even if he appreciated the organization's values and endorsement in his bid to become a US senator. Three days later, he told the AP it was time... More »

Hits Great, Misses Dull in Who Is America?

Reviewers split on Sacha Baron Cohen's latest

(Newser) - Sacha Baron Cohen is back—and Sarah Palin wasn't the only person he was able to dupe in new series Who Is America?, which debuted on Showtime on Sunday night. In the first of seven episodes, the British comedian of Borat fame meets assorted Americans while posing as conspiracy-obsessed... More »

Bernie Sanders Is 'Proud' of Son, Won't Endorse Him

Levi Sanders' campaign for NH congressional seat could use the boost, too

(Newser) - If anyone can get Bernie Sanders' endorsement, it should be his son. But per Axios , Levi Sanders, who's running for a seat in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District, hasn't received an official thumbs-up. The elder Sanders' rationale for the political cold shoulder: He doesn't believe in... More »

Bernie Sanders Will Propose Jobs Guarantee

Senator wants every American to have a job

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders is working on a plan that would allow the federal government to guarantee a $15-per-hour job, plus healthcare benefits, to every worker in the US "who wants or needs one," per an early draft of the proposal obtained by the Washington Post . The jobs guarantee would... More »

Bernie Sanders' Son Is Running for Congress

Levi Sanders aims for office in New Hampshire

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders' son is running for Congress in New Hampshire. Levi Sanders is joining seven fellow Democrats and three Republicans in this year's race for the 1st Congressional District. The 48-year-old Sanders has lived in New Hampshire for 15 years. He actually lives in Claremont, in the 2nd Congressional... More »

Bernie Sanders: We Warned Clinton About Russians

He says his supporters were targeted by bot campaign

(Newser) - Sen. Bernie Sanders says that in some ways, Robert Mueller's report on Russian election meddling isn't news to him—because he knew before the 2016 election that his supporters were being targeted by people seeking to "sow division within the American people." Sanders tells the Des ... More »

Senators: Trump Lacks 'Legal Authority' for 'Bloody Nose' Hit

Democrats warn that Congress must OK any preemptive strike on North Korea

(Newser) - If President Trump has any plans to give North Korea a "bloody nose" with a preemptive nuclear strike, he'd better go through the proper channels first. That's the gist of a letter, due to be delivered to Trump Monday, from 18 Democratic senators that warns of the... More »

Trump Ad: Dems 'Complicit' in Murders by Illegal Immigrants

Dems are furious, even some Republicans are concerned

(Newser) - Just hours into the government shutdown, the Trump campaign released a video claiming that Democrats in Congress will be "complicit" in every murder committed by immigrants in the country illegally, the Hill reports. "President Trump is right—build the wall, deport criminals, stop illegal immigration now," the... More »

Texts From FBI Agents Didn't Just Rip on Trump

Bernie Sanders, Chelsea Clinton, Paul Ryan, and Eric Holder didn't escape the insults, either

(Newser) - More than 300 text messages exchanged between two FBI agents who used to work for Robert Mueller's Russia probe were delivered to Congress this week, riling Republicans who didn't like how some of them had ripped into Donald Trump during the presidential campaign and shortly after he was... More »

Not Everyone Wants to Feel the Bern at Women's Convention

Bernie Sanders set to speak on opening day of Detroit event; some say it should be women only

(Newser) - The first national convention by the organizers of the DC Women's March will be held in Detroit starting Oct. 27, but there's already a bit of turmoil over one of the scheduled speakers. The Washington Post reports that Bernie Sanders is set to make remarks on opening day... More »

Bernie Sanders Wants to Give You a 'Universal Medicare' Card

Senator unveils plan to provide insurance for everyone through Medicare

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders rolled out his vision to overhaul the health care system on Wednesday, one in which everybody would get their insurance from the government through Medicare instead of through their jobs or a private insurer. Sanders calls it the Medicare for All Act of 2017, but you'll also... More »

Hillary Says She's 'Done With Being a Candidate'

Her book about the 2016 campaign comes out Tuesday

(Newser) - Ten months after her stunning defeat to Donald Trump, and two days before the release of her presidential campaign memoir, Hillary Clinton says she won't run for office again, the Washington Post reports. Appearing on CBS's Sunday Morning, Clinton told Jane Pauley, "I am done with being... More »

Clinton: Sanders' Attacks Helped Trump Win

Clinton levels blame at Sanders in excerpts from new book

(Newser) - It appears Hillary Clinton blames Sen. Bernie Sanders, at least partly, for her surprising loss to President Trump in the 2016 election. "His attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump's 'Crooked Hillary' campaign,'... More »

Sanders: 'Medicare for All' Proposal Will Be Introduced

Senator pushes for public option, but doesn't give timeline

(Newser) - As Senate Republicans go back to the drawing board on the proposed Obamacare repeal, Sen. Bernie Sanders has swung the national healthcare debate to the other side of the pendulum. The Vermont Independent says he’ll “absolutely” introduce a single-payer bill to the Senate, reports the Hill . Sanders didn’... More »

Larry David Reveals Surprise Connection to Bernie Sanders

Sanders is a 'third cousin or something'

(Newser) - Larry David got some pretty ( pretty, pretty, pretty ) good genealogy news recently, NBC News reports. The Seinfeld creator already shared a strange resemblance with Sen. Bernie Sanders—playing him on Saturday Night Live to great acclaim—and now it turns out they have another connection as well. At... More »

Bank Fraud Probe of Jane Sanders' Land Deal Heats Up

Grand jury is now involved

(Newser) - Things appear to be heating up in the probe of a land deal made by Bernie Sanders' wife, Jane, a new Washington Post article suggests. A state official has been called to testify before a grand jury in the federal investigation into the deal, which Jane Sanders made when she... More »

More Democrats Sign On to 'Single-Payer' Idea

Sanders readies his own plan for insurance system reviled on the right

(Newser) - Senators are back at work Monday, and their No. 1 priority remains trying to craft an alternative to ObamaCare. The problem is that Mitch McConnell's task of getting the necessary 50 votes seems to have gotten only more difficult over the holiday break, and that's raising a slew... More »

Bernie, Jane Sanders Being Investigated for Bank Fraud

Complaint comes from ex-Trump campaign chairman in Vermont

(Newser) - Bernie and Jane Sanders have lawyered up in connection to an ongoing FBI bank fraud investigation into the couple, CBS News reports. The investigation regards a 2010 loan application Jane Sanders submitted while president of the now-closed Burlington College. Sanders was seeking $10 million to purchase land to expand the... More »

Sanders Condemns Shooter Who Volunteered on Campaign

James Hodgkinson was an ardent Sanders supporter

(Newser) - James Hodgkinson, the 66-year-old Illinois man police say shot and wounded multiple people during a GOP congressional baseball practice Wednesday, was a former volunteer for the Bernie Sanders campaign, Politico reports. Sanders condemned the shooting "in the strongest possible terms," calling it a "despicable act." "... More »

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