Private Insurance Would Not Be Eradicated Under Medicare for All—But It Would Take a Huge Hit

Sen. Kamala Harris defended Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All legislation Monday night at CNN’s town hall, correcting moderator Don Lemon’s statement that the new healthcare plan would “effectively eliminate private insurance.” Harris acknowledged that Medicare for All would phase out private insurance as “the main source, but there would still be supplemental” plans available. […]

Progressive Millionaires Might Sound Like an Oxymoron—But They’re Not Uncommon

A handful of Democratic 2020 candidates have recently released their tax returns–in stark contrast to President Donald Trump, who has refused to publish his returns since the 2016 campaign trail. In doing so, however, some progressive candidates have revealed they are a part of the very 1% they promise to take down with revised tax […]

Why 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Flocking to Fox News

After Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joined Fox News for a town hall in front of a television audience of millions, others hoping to defeat President Donald Trump in 2020 are following suit. On Wednesday, Fox News announced that it would host Amy Klobuchar on May 8 in the network’s second town hall of the […]

Democratic Socialists of America Back Bernie Sanders For 2020

The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the labor-oriented, social democratic political organization, is backing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in his 2020 run for president. The DSA’s National Political Committee leadership team announced its support for Sanders late Thursday. “We’re building a mass movement to take on the billionaires and win a society that puts people […]

Beto O’Rourke Sets New Record by Raising $6.1 Million During First 24 Hours of Campaigning

For the 2020 presidential campaign, newly-entered candidate Beto O’Rourke set a new record for this season’s opening 24-hour fundraising blitzes. His campaign claimed that it already received $6.1 million from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and all territories, according to the Washington Post. “In just 24 hours, Americans across this country came together to prove […]

Sanders, Warren, Ocasio-Cortez Sponsor Pledge to End the ‘Forever War’

A veteran activist group has secured eight congressional sponsors for a pledge to find a “responsible and expedient” end to what it calls the “forever war”–U.S. military action that’s been ongoing since the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in 2001. Sponsors include Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rep. Rashida […]

Three of Bernie Sanders’ Top Strategists Have Left His 2020 Presidential Campaign

Three of Senator Bernie Sanders’ top strategists have departed his 2020 campaign, citing creative differences. Tad Devine, Mark Longabaugh, and Julian Mulvey were all integral parts of Sanders’ 2016 presidential bid, but the three are leaving the Independent senator’s campaign just a week after its initial launch. “We are leaving because we believe that Sen. […]

Elizabeth Warren Says She Won’t Hold Big Money Fundraisers or Wealthy Donor Dinners

Elizabeth Warren told supporters on Monday that she won’t hold fundraising events that bring in large amounts of campaign contributions. She has heavily criticized the influence of corporations and wealthy individuals on government. Fundraising events with high ticket prices are a traditional way to raise the campaign contributions that have become increasingly necessary in presidential […]