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Michael Bloomberg Floated Cuts to Social Security and Medicare in 2011

Michael Bloomberg Floated Cuts to Social Security and Medicare in 2011

"We cannot continue to say we've got to cut, but we can't touch Medicare and Medicaid, Social Security, defense," Bloomberg said. "That's virtually 90 percent of all of our spending."
Pinkerton: 'The New Class War' Exposes the Oligarchs and Their Enablers

Pinkerton: 'The New Class War' Exposes the Oligarchs and Their Enablers

Michael Lind's new book, "The New Class War: Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite" exposes the politicians, corporate executives, bureaucrats, journalists, propagandists, “public interest"
Fox 'Serious News' Reporter Whitewashes Trump's Proposed Social Security Cuts

Fox 'Serious News' Reporter Whitewashes Trump's Proposed Social Security Cuts

In a report on Democratic grilling of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin over Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to Social Security, Fox News correspondent Mike Emanuel whitewashed them by referring to Social
Trump’s Proposed Budget Would Protect Social Security and Medicare, Raise Spending on Defense and Borders

Trump’s Proposed Budget Would Protect Social Security and Medicare, Raise Spending on Defense and Borders

The Trump administration's budget would cut government agency spending and curb access to welfare programs.
Trump's Proposed Benefits Changes Harm Rural People With Disabilities

Trump's Proposed Benefits Changes Harm Rural People With Disabilities

Rural Americans are more likely than urban Americans to experience disability. Natee K Jindakum/Shutterstock.com Lillie Greiman, The University of Montana and Catherine Ipsen, The University of
Trump And Pelosi Trade Snubs at Deeply Partisan State of Union

Trump And Pelosi Trade Snubs at Deeply Partisan State of Union

Donald Trump struck a triumphant tone in Tuesday’s State of the Union address, staking his bid for re-election squarely on the U.S. economy and embracing the deep partisan rancor over his presidency
Sanders Calls for Improved Services for People with Disabilities

Sanders Calls for Improved Services for People with Disabilities

Bernie Sanders Friday promised to expand his progressive agenda to include generous services for the disabled but offered few details on how to pay for them nor what they would cost.
Iowa City Newspaper Endorses Klobuchar: Campaign Update

Iowa City Newspaper Endorses Klobuchar: Campaign Update

The Iowa City Press-Citizen on Friday endorsed Amy Klobuchar for president, saying she “has the capacity to unify our country.”
Yang’s Pet Issue Could Outlive His Campaign

Yang’s Pet Issue Could Outlive His Campaign

The long-shot presidential candidate has been an effective pitchman for universal basic income.
Biden Campaign Urges Supporters to Defend Him on Social Media

Biden Campaign Urges Supporters to Defend Him on Social Media

Joe Biden’s campaign is urging its active social-media supporters to get online and defend the Democratic presidential candidate against what it sees as increasingly aggressive attacks from the

Bernie Sanders Slams Joe Biden on Social Security, Again

Bernie Sanders kept up his challenge to Joe Biden’s claims that he never proposed cuts or freezes to social security.
Sanders Leads and Klobuchar Climbs in Iowa: Campaign Update

Sanders Leads and Klobuchar Climbs in Iowa: Campaign Update

Senator Amy Klobuchar has broken into the top three Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa for the first time, a poll released Sunday showed. It was the third poll of the day to show her rival,
Sanders Says Trump Trial Creates ‘Disadvantage’: Campaign Update

Sanders Says Trump Trial Creates ‘Disadvantage’: Campaign Update

Bernie Sanders on Friday lamented that being stuck in Washington for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is putting him “at a disadvantage“ to former Vice President Joe Biden in Iowa.
Warren Responds to ‘Angry Dad’ Over Student Loan Plan

Warren Responds to ‘Angry Dad’ Over Student Loan Plan

Elizabeth Warren brushed off concerns expressed in a viral clip of a so-called “angry dad” who argued that her student loan forgiveness plan rewards irresponsible behavior.
Like Biden, Sanders Once Urged Social Security ‘Adjustments’

Like Biden, Sanders Once Urged Social Security ‘Adjustments’

Bernie Sanders is locked in an escalating feud with Joe Biden over whether the former vice president has advocated cutting Social Security, a program considered sacrosanct by many Democrats.
Fact Check: Donald Trump Did Not Say He Would Cut Entitlements

Fact Check: Donald Trump Did Not Say He Would Cut Entitlements

Trump knows we cannot cut or tax our way into solvency. We need an economy great enough for all our people.
Shots Fired: Joe Biden Strikes Bernie Sanders over 'Dishonest Attacks'

Shots Fired: Joe Biden Strikes Bernie Sanders over 'Dishonest Attacks'

The race is heating up between Joe Biden (D) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who are in the midst of a contentious back and forth following the former vice president's negative ad, accusing Sanders of
Trump Promises To Cut Social Security And Medicare:  'The Easiest Of All Things'

Trump Promises To Cut Social Security And Medicare: 'The Easiest Of All Things'

Here's Donald Trump, being interviewed by Joe Kernen on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning: KERNEN: One last question. TRUMP: Go ahead. KERNEN: Entitlements ever be on your plate? TRUMP: At some point,
Biden Says Video Released by Sanders Campaign Is ‘a Lie’

Biden Says Video Released by Sanders Campaign Is ‘a Lie’

Joe Biden accused Bernie Sanders’ campaign of releasing what he called a “doctored video” purporting to show the former vice president agreeing with Republican proposals to privatize Social Security.
Jokowi’s Zeal for Reform in Indonesia Tested by Labor Protests

Jokowi’s Zeal for Reform in Indonesia Tested by Labor Protests

Indonesian President Joko Widodo is facing a fresh wave of protests over a plan to overhaul the nation’s labor law, testing his ability to push through tough economic reforms.