Silicon Valley billionaires’ strange new respect for Elizabeth Warren

Critics of money in politics have embraced Elizabeth Warren. But increasingly those who are responsible for injecting that money into politics are getting on the Warren train. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Tech donors are slowly embracing her. She absolutely refuses to reciprocate. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg thinks an Elizabeth Warren presidency would “suck.” And you might assume that his peers agree with him. But a quite surprising thing has happened in Silicon Valley over the…

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Joe Biden’s gun plan calls for universal background checks and an assault weapons ban

Joe Biden campaigns for president in Las Vegas. | Ethan Miller/Getty Images The plan doesn’t go as far as other candidates’ proposals, but it would make the biggest changes to US gun laws in decades. Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday unveiled his gun violence plan, just hours before a forum in which he and nine other Democratic presidential candidates will discuss what they plan to do about the issue. Biden’s plan is not…

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The most worrying new survey for Trump has nothing to do with his polling

Workers assemble Ford vehicles at the Chicago Assembly Plant in June. | Scott Olson/Getty Images The manufacturing sector is contracting and analysts are blaming Trump’s trade war. New polling indicates a plurality of Americans not only support President Donald Trump’s impeachment but his removal from office. Meanwhile, amid a rapidly widening abuse of power scandal, Trump’s approval rating is hitting all-time lows. But arguably the most troubling survey for Trump has nothing to do with…

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Johnson & Johnson agrees to $20.4 million deal in major opioid epidemic case

Cristina Arias/Cover via Getty Images Another drug company is paying up for the opioid crisis. Johnson & Johnson settled another opioid epidemic lawsuit ahead of a major case in the ongoing legal battles over the drug overdose crisis. On Tuesday, Johnson & Johnson agreed to a $20.4 million deal with Cuyahoga and Summit counties, according to the Washington Post. As part of the deal, the health care company will pay the counties $10 million in…

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirms he listened to Trump’s Ukraine call

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on October 2, 2019 in Rome, Italy. | ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty Images He acknowledged he participated a day after publicly pushing back against House Democrats’ request to interview State Department officials. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed on Wednesday that he listened in on the July 25 call in which President Donald Trump pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate the Bidens. Pompeo’s confirmation comes less than 48 hours after…

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Bernie Sanders is hospitalized, recovering from emergency procedure after chest pain

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) shakes hands with supporters following his event at Plymouth State University on September 29, 2019 in Plymouth, New Hampshire. | Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images The 78-year-old senator had two stents put in and is in “good spirits,” the campaign says. Sen. Bernie Sanders had an emergency surgery to fix a blocked artery after experiencing chest pain last night, according to his campaign, and is recovering in Las…

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Exclusive: Here’s the nuclear proposal the US plans to offer North Korea this weekend

A handout photo provided by Dong-A Ilbo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump at Panmunjom, South Korea on June 30, 2019. | Dong-A Ilbo via Getty Images It’s less than the all-or-nothing approach Washington has taken so far. The United States and North Korea are about to hold working-level talks for the first time in months this weekend. To end the stalemate, the Trump administration plans to propose a deal…

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