Bernie Sanders made Medicare-for-all mainstream. Now he’s trying to reclaim it.

Sen. Bernie Sanders delivered a speech on Medicare-for-all Wednesday. | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Bernie Sanders is unambiguous about the point of Medicare-for-all: disruption. Sen. Bernie Sanders (took the stage at George Washington University Wednesday to reclaim an idea he’s made central to Democrats’ health care debate: Medicare-for-all. Since Sanders brought Medicare-for-all into the mainstream in his 2016 presidential election, it has been embraced by progressives both as an aspirational end-goal, and as tangible policy. It’s…

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House votes to hold AG Barr and Commerce Secretary Ross in contempt of Congress over census citizenship question

President Donald Trump makes a statement on the census with Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross (L) and Attorney General William Barr in the Rose Garden of the White House. | Alex Wong/Getty Images The vote is an attempt to get more information about the Trump administration’s attempts to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The US House has voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for…

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Effort to force Trump impeachment vote fails in House of Representatives

Rep. Al Green participates in the event for coalition of advocacy groups delivering more than 10 million petition signatures to Congress on May 9, 2019, urging the US House of Representatives to start impeachment proceedings against President Trump. | Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images Here’s the background. Most Democrats in the House of Representatives joined every Republican to prevent a vote on impeaching President Donald Trump Wednesday. Using a procedural tactic known as a privileged…

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The DNC just announced the roster for the second Democratic debate

Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) take part in the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019, in Miami. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images But the important question of which candidates will debate on which night of the two-part event hasn’t yet been settled. The Democratic National Committee has announced which 20 candidates qualified for this month’s second Democratic presidential debate — but the important question…

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Presidential candidate Michael Bennet is way behind in the polls. But he believes he can win the nomination — and beat Trump.

Michael Bennet, the senior U.S. Senator from Colorado, at a 2020 campaign stop in Iowa on May 18, 2019. | Scott Olson/Getty Images “If history is any guide, the people that are leading the race today are not going to be the nominee.” In the crowded race for the 2020 Democratic nominee for president, you may have a hard time spotting Michael Bennet. The senior U.S. Senator from Colorado is near the back of most…

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