Karen Bouffard The Detroit News Published 11:50 PM EDT Jul 30, 2019 Detroit — Amy Klobuchar said she has a better chance of winning the presidency with her proposal for a public health plan option than with her U.S. Senate colleague Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All plan. "Clearly, this is the easiest way to move forward quickly, and I want to get things done," she said during Tuesday's Democratic debate in Detroit. "People can't wait." The Minnesota senator said she can win the presidency, touting her record of winning U.S. Senate districts that were taken by Trump in the 2016 presidential election. "Let's get real. Tonight we debate, but ultimately, we have to beat Donald Trump," she said in her opening remarks. "You're going to hear a lot of promises up here, but I'm going to tell you this. Yes, I have bold ideas, but they are grounded in reality. And, yes, I will make some simple promises. I can win this. I'm from the Midwest," … [Read more...] about Klobuchar: My ideas are ‘grounded in reality’
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Matthew Brown, Associated Press Updated 10:11 pm PDT, Monday, June 24, 2019 FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2018, file photo, the Golden Gate Bridge is obscured by smoke and haze from wildfires in this view from Fort Baker near Sausalito, Calif. Tens of millions of people in the Western US face a growing health risk due to wildfires as more intense and frequent blazes churn out greater volumes of lung-damaging smoke, according to research scientists at NASA and several major universities. less FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2018, file photo, the Golden Gate Bridge is obscured by smoke and haze from wildfires in this view from Fort Baker near Sausalito, Calif. Tens of millions of people in the Western US ... more Photo: Eric Risberg, AP Photo: Eric Risberg, AP Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 … [Read more...] about Jump in wildfires means smoke’s health impact will spread
Given all the upheaval and uncertainty, the most important franchise figure for the Celtics for 2019-2020 is a guy who hasn’t taken a shot on an NBA court since 1995, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge. Danny the Dealer has his work cut out for him. Nothing that happened in Thursday night’s NBA Draft changed that. The Celtics’ future hinges on what moves Ainge has up his sleeve because the hand the Celtics are playing isn’t as strong as expected. If the draft was any indication, there are no quick fixes for Ainge and the Green. They’re going to have to bide their time and wait for the NBA soap opera to spin in their direction like a roulette wheel, providing them their opportunity to steal a scene and a difference-maker. The good news is that no GM in the NBA is as good at enhancing and extolling the value of his assets as Ainge. He’s a crafty and convincing salesman, master of the pump and dump stock strategy. So, Ainge is back in … [Read more...] about Celtics are on Plan A: accept, adapt, and adjust
Laura Litvan Bloomberg News Published 7:08 AM EST Feb 1, 2019 Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey announced that he’s running for the Democratic presidential nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020, saying the nation needs to be able to see its leaders and “feel pride, not shame.” Booker, 49, a senator since 2013 and the former mayor of Newark, joins a growing Democratic primary field including fellow Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kamala Harris of California. In a tweet and video sent Friday to supporters, Booker said he could serve as a unifying force in the Democratic Party and help the U.S. draw on a history “defined by collective action” and led by those who “linked arms to challenge and change it.” Booker took aim at the Trump administration’s detention of migrants at the southern border and the separation of children from their parents. “I believe that we can build a country where no one is … [Read more...] about Sen. Cory Booker announces 2020 presidential bid
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s proposed wealth tax is catching flack from the people it would hit hardest. After former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz called the plan “ridiculous,” former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg — a fellow multi-billionaire and potential 2020 presidential candidate — took issue with Warren’s proposal Tuesday during a trip to New Hampshire. While suggesting the country needed more progressive income tax rates, Bloomberg said people should also be incentivized to be more productive. “We need a healthy economy and we shouldn’t be embarrassed about our system,” he said, according to The Boston Globe. “If you want to look at a system that’s non-capitalistic, just take a look at what was once, perhaps, the wealthiest country in the world and today people are starving to death. It’s called Venezuela.” Bloomberg’s invocation of Venezuela bristled economists like Paul Krugman, who noted … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren is clashing with billionaires over her wealth tax plan. But would it be constitutional?