Bernie Sanders escalates the war on tech and calls out Apple’s “hypocrisy” on housing

Bernie Sanders in San Francisco in March 2019. | Stephen Lam/Getty Images Gov. Gavin Newsom thinks Apple’s pledge is “serious.” Sanders thinks it’s false “philanthropic altruism.” Sen. Bernie Sanders is expanding the Democratic Party’s war on Big Tech to a new frontier, calling out Apple’s impact on the housing sector as the company tries to promote a new affordable housing initiative. The debate between Democrats running for president has mostly focused so far on data…

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The 4 fights that make up the Medicare-for-all debate

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg are introduced before the Democratic Presidential Debate at Otterbein University on October 15, 2019 | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A guide to the discourse around paying for Medicare-for-all. Last Friday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren answered a question pundits and Medicare-for-all skeptics have been hounding progressives with for years: How will you pay for it? After Democratic presidential…

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The United States has filed the official paperwork to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement

President Trump has long doubted the science behind climate change and is making good on his intention to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris climate agreement. | Cheriss May/NurPhoto/Getty Images The exit will take effect November 4, 2020, the day after the presidential election. The Trump administration on Monday started the official process of pulling the United States out of the Paris climate agreement. The US, currently the second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases…

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Audio tape reveals Richard Spencer is, as everyone knew, a racist

Reporters surround white supremacist Richard Spencer during the first day of the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center February 23, 2017 in National Harbor, Maryland. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The recording shows once again that the racism and anti-Semitism of the “alt-right” or “dissident right” is just racism and anti-Semitism. In audio first put online by right-wing pundit and provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos on Saturday, white nationalist Richard Spencer can…

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“I couldn’t imagine all of the things that have happened”: What Marie Yovanovitch told impeachment investigators

Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, center, is surrounded by lawyers, aides, and journalists as she arrives at the US Capitol on October 11, 2019, in Washington, DC. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty The former US ambassador to Ukraine described a harrowing series of events. “You’re going to think that I’m incredibly naive,” former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told House impeachment investigators last month. “But I couldn’t imagine all the things that have happened…

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Trump’s responses to the impeachment inquiry are becoming increasingly incoherent

Trump hugs Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki at the White House on Monday. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The president can’t decide if there was no quid pro quo or if there was one and it’s fine. Sunday illustrated how President Donald Trump’s efforts to develop a coherent defense in response to the House’s impeachment inquiry are becoming increasingly incoherent. First, early Sunday afternoon, Trump held a media availability in which it took him less than…

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