Bernie Sanders faces backlash over war machine he brought to Vermont

In 2018, Burlington voters approved a resolution asking the Air Force to cancel the basing due to concerns about potential noise pollution. A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter approaches at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. “Vermont does not currently have a nuclear mission, nor are there plans for Vermont to have a nuclear mission. ” “The job of the Vermont Air Guard’s 158th Fighter Wing has not changed, ” the statement read. We are unaware of any intention or proposal to equip


In 2018, Burlington voters approved a resolution asking the Air Force to cancel the basing due to concerns about potential noise pollution. A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter approaches at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. “Vermont does not currently have a nuclear mission, nor are there plans for Vermont to have a nuclear mission. ” “The job of the Vermont Air Guard’s 158th Fighter Wing has not changed, ” the statement read. We are unaware of any intention or proposal to equip
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Bernie Sanders faces backlash over war machine he brought to Vermont

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally in the capital of his home state of Vermont on May 25, 2019, in Montpelier. Scott Eisen | Getty Images

A grassroots antiwar movement

This is not the first time the $1.2 trillion program has faced opposition from Vermont residents. In 2018, Burlington voters approved a resolution asking the Air Force to cancel the basing due to concerns about potential noise pollution. Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger refused to sign it, in part because of what he described as potential harm to the state economy.

A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter approaches at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.

“I firmly believe that when the F-35s come, most people will experience the noise impacts to be similar to what they are today,” he said. “And in contrast to that, I think there would be very substantial adverse impacts on the economy and certainly on the airport if we were to choose not to have the F-35s come here or the Air Force were to change its decision. ” Citizens Against Nuclear Bombers in Vermont, meanwhile, oppose the basing of the fighters, revenue be damned. The group includes Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry’s and environmental activist Bill McKibben, as well as retired military personnel and local business owners. “Locally, we don’t believe this weapon belongs at a commercial airport located in densely populated residential neighborhoods,” James Ehlers, campaign director for Citizens Against Nuclear Bombs in Vermont, told CNBC. Lockheed Martin would not provide a comment for this article, but Capt. Mikel R. Arcovitch of the Vermont National Guard told CNBC that the F-35 Lightning II that’s coming to Burlington International Airport is not nuclear-capable, and there were no plans for that to change.

We don’t believe this weapon belongs at a commercial airport located in densely populated residential neighborhoods. James Ehlers campaign director for Citizens Against Nuclear Bombs in Vermont

“The F-35A’s coming to Vermont will not have the hardware to be nuclear-capable,” Arcovitch said. “Vermont does not currently have a nuclear mission, nor are there plans for Vermont to have a nuclear mission. ” Nuclear-capable or not, the F-35 program has long been the subject of controversy, in part due to potentially disastrous technical problems that have plagued it for years. In 2015 an F-35A experienced “catastrophic engine failure ” during a training mission, and just months later it experienced ejection-seat malfunctions that temporarily resulted in prohibiting pilots weighing less than 136 pounds from flying the plane.

In June, Defense News reported that the jet is still experiencing significant technical problems. These include sudden increases in air pressure inside the cockpit that cause “excruciating” ear and sinus pain in pilots, as well as issues affecting the helmet-mounted display and night-vision camera.

A thorn in the senator’s side

The jet’s presence in Vermont may also pose problems for Sanders as he seeks the nomination of the Democratic party for the presidency. He has long been an opponent of increased defense spending — in May, when he voted against one of the most enormous defense budgets in recent U.S. history — but that same defense spending is critical to Vermont’s economy, and Capt. Arcovitch said that the F-35 program brings in revenue for the state’s growing aerospace sector. “The total number of contractor positions the F-35A creates is around 30,” he said. “All of the jobs are directly, indirectly or related to the aerospace job sector.” He said that those positions include simulator support, personnel to protect classified materials, autonomic logistics information system technicians and field service engineers and specialists. Further jobs include construction workers specific to the F-35A mission, which he said have been good for roughly $60 million in contracts. There will also be approximately 50 aircraft maintainers. Only time will tell if Sen. Sanders’ supporters will overlook his support for this program, which contrasts sharply with his platform. Neither Sen. Sanders nor his office responded to requests for comment, but on March 11 he took part in a joint statement that included Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy and Vermont Rep. Peter Welch, which not only denied that the F-35 was nuclear-capable but asserted that they would oppose it if it were. “The job of the Vermont Air Guard’s 158th Fighter Wing has not changed, ” the statement read. “Only the plane is changing. We are unaware of any intention or proposal to equip the Vermont Air Guard’s current or future aircraft with nuclear weapons. Should such a proposal be made, we would vigorously oppose it.”


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Former GOP Rep. Scott Taylor will challenge Virginia Sen. Mark Warner in 2020

Rep. Scott Taylor, R-Va., talks with reporters in the Capitol after a meeting of the House Republican Conference on March 06, 2018. Former Republican Rep. Scott Taylor will try to take down Democratic Sen. Mark Warner in Virginia next year. Meanwhile, Democrats unseated three House Republicans from Virginia — including Taylor — on their way to taking control of the chamber. In a statement Monday, Warner campaign manager Bruce Sinclair said, “We welcome Scott Taylor to the race and wish him the b


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Former GOP Rep. Scott Taylor will challenge Virginia Sen. Mark Warner in 2020

Rep. Scott Taylor, R-Va., talks with reporters in the Capitol after a meeting of the House Republican Conference on March 06, 2018.

Former Republican Rep. Scott Taylor will try to take down Democratic Sen. Mark Warner in Virginia next year.

The ex-congressman and Navy Seal announced his plan to challenge Warner on Monday morning. Taylor faces a difficult task in attempting to unseat the two-term senator in a state that has tilted blue in recent elections.

In an interview Monday on the Fox News program “Fox & Friends,” Taylor contended Warner has little to show for nearly a dozen years in the Senate. He also criticized the senator — the top Democrat on the chamber’s Intelligence Committee — for his role in the Senate panel’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow.

“It’s going to be tight,” Taylor told Fox about the race. “There’s no question, we are underdogs.”

A handful of 2020 races will help to determine whether Republicans can keep their 53-47 advantage in the Senate. A close contest in Virginia would bode poorly for Democrats, as election forecasters consider Warner safer next year than several of his Democratic colleagues.

Taylor’s fate could depend in part on whether President Donald Trump makes Virginia competitive. Democrat Hillary Clinton carried the state by about 5 percentage points in 2016.

In last year’s midterms, Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine won by more than 15 percentage points. Meanwhile, Democrats unseated three House Republicans from Virginia — including Taylor — on their way to taking control of the chamber. Rep. Elaine Luria beat the former congressman by about 2 percentage points in Virginia’s 2nd District.

In a statement Monday, Warner campaign manager Bruce Sinclair said, “We welcome Scott Taylor to the race and wish him the best of luck in the Republican primary.”

Taylor enters the race at a cash disadvantage. The Warner campaign said it raised $1.8 million in the second quarter and ended June with $5.4 million on hand.

The former one-term congressman will likely make Warner’s role in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Russia probe a major part of his campaign. Republicans running for Congress during Trump’s tenure have stressed their allegiance to the president — particularly in primary races.

Trump has publicly targeted Warner several times as he maintains he did not coordinate with Russia or try to obstruct special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. In a May tweet, the president argued Warner “is acting and talking like he is in total control of the Senate Intelligence Committee.” He claimed there is “nothing bipartisan about [Warner].”

Warner has advocated for tighter regulations on social media companies, both in the information they disclose about campaign ads and the data they gather about consumers.

A cloud from Taylor’s last campaign could hang over him this time. A former 2016 campaign staff member was charged in May with submitting forged petition signatures for an independent candidate who could have taken votes away from Luria.

In a statement at the time, Taylor said he “knew nothing about any illegal actions that transpired.”

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls on ex-FDA chief Gottlieb to resign from Pfizer’s board, says it ‘smacks of corruption’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on Tuesday called on Scott Gottlieb, the former head of the Food and Drug Administration, to resign from Pfizer’s board of directors, saying the appointment two months after leaving the agency “smacks of corruption.” Pfizer last week announced Gottlieb would join its board of directors — a job that paid a minimum of $335,000 in stock and cash in 2018, according to a regulatory filing. “You should rectify your mistake and immediately resign from your position as a


Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on Tuesday called on Scott Gottlieb, the former head of the Food and Drug Administration, to resign from Pfizer’s board of directors, saying the appointment two months after leaving the agency “smacks of corruption.” Pfizer last week announced Gottlieb would join its board of directors — a job that paid a minimum of $335,000 in stock and cash in 2018, according to a regulatory filing. “You should rectify your mistake and immediately resign from your position as a
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls on ex-FDA chief Gottlieb to resign from Pfizer's board, says it 'smacks of corruption'

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a 2020 US Presidential hopeful, speaks during the ‘We The People’ Summit at the Warner Theatre April 1, 2019, in Washington, DC.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on Tuesday called on Scott Gottlieb, the former head of the Food and Drug Administration, to resign from Pfizer’s board of directors, saying the appointment two months after leaving the agency “smacks of corruption.”

“This kind of revolving door influence-peddling smacks of corruption, and makes the American people rightly cynical and distrustful about whether high-level Trump administration officials are working for them, or for their future corporate employers,” Warren said in a July 1 letter to Gottlieb.

Pfizer last week announced Gottlieb would join its board of directors — a job that paid a minimum of $335,000 in stock and cash in 2018, according to a regulatory filing. Gottlieb stepped down from the agency that regulates the drugmaker in April.

“You should rectify your mistake and immediately resign from your position as a Pfizer board member,” said Warren, who is running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. “Doing so would send a strong and necessary message to the American people about the importance of government ethics and the integrity of current and former federal officials.”

Gottlieb in an interview with CNBC’s “Squawk Box” earlier Tuesday defended his decision to join the board of a drug company he regulated just a few months ago.

“I worked with some large drugmakers before I came into the agency,” Gottlieb said, adding that his new role at Pfizer is bigger than anything he did before the FDA. “I made no bones about the fact that I had expertise in life sciences and I made my living trying to promote innovation in this sector prior to coming to the agency.”

Disclosure: Scott Gottlieb is a CNBC contributor.


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US companies tentatively step back into business with Huawei, but a long fight looms

Ren Zhengfei, CEO of Huawei speaking with CNBC at Huawei headquaters in Shenzhen, China. But a Microsoft spokesperson said the company made “an initial evaluation” of the Commerce Department decision on Huawei and will “to continue to offer Microsoft software updates to customers with Huawei devices.” “We’re still providing Windows software updates to customers with Huawei laptops,” the spokesperson said. Google did not immediately respond to comment, and a Huawei spokesperson said the company “


Ren Zhengfei, CEO of Huawei speaking with CNBC at Huawei headquaters in Shenzhen, China. But a Microsoft spokesperson said the company made “an initial evaluation” of the Commerce Department decision on Huawei and will “to continue to offer Microsoft software updates to customers with Huawei devices.” “We’re still providing Windows software updates to customers with Huawei laptops,” the spokesperson said. Google did not immediately respond to comment, and a Huawei spokesperson said the company “
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US companies tentatively step back into business with Huawei, but a long fight looms

Ren Zhengfei, CEO of Huawei speaking with CNBC at Huawei headquaters in Shenzhen, China. Justin Solomon | CNBC

President Trump softened his stance on Huawei this weekend, telling participants in the G20 economic summit in Osaka that despite his previous blanket ban on the Chinese hardware maker, U.S. tech companies can go back to selling their components and software to Huawei. Chip stocks, including Qualcomm and Broadcom, rose sharply Monday morning on the news but leveled off by the afternoon. The White House and Commerce Department haven’t yet clarified whether the policy will affect Huawei’s use of Google’s Android operating system on many of its mobile devices, or Microsoft’s Windows operating system on its computers.

But a Microsoft spokesperson said the company made “an initial evaluation” of the Commerce Department decision on Huawei and will “to continue to offer Microsoft software updates to customers with Huawei devices.” “We’re still providing Windows software updates to customers with Huawei laptops,” the spokesperson said. Google did not immediately respond to comment, and a Huawei spokesperson said the company “had no further details at this time.” Huawei will remain on a list of entities banned from certain business activities, Larry Kudlow clarified Sunday, and licenses to sell to the company will be restricted if the U.S. has national security concerns.

A new bargaining chip

Trump also further hinted that trade talks were one avenue through which Huawei may see more restrictions eased in the American marketplace. The issue of whether Huawei should be handled primarily as a national security issue or an economic bargaining chip continues to cause disagreement in Washington. Lawmakers like Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic Sen. Mark Warner have warned the White House not to mix the country’s concerns about Huawei with its economic policy. In response to the walk back, Rubio also introduced legislation to solidify the full ban on Huawei.


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Koch network throws its weight behind Silicon Valley in the regulatory battle with Washington

The libertarian Koch network has long been a powerful advocate for conservative causes and a major funder for Republican politicians. During the midterms, for example, the network spent $2.1 million on ads supporting then-Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley’s challenge to incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. The Koch network quickly issued a statement slamming Hawley’s bill as “toxic” and argued it would “punish success in the next generation of innovative startups.” That’s why we’re ta


The libertarian Koch network has long been a powerful advocate for conservative causes and a major funder for Republican politicians. During the midterms, for example, the network spent $2.1 million on ads supporting then-Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley’s challenge to incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. The Koch network quickly issued a statement slamming Hawley’s bill as “toxic” and argued it would “punish success in the next generation of innovative startups.” That’s why we’re ta
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Koch network throws its weight behind Silicon Valley in the regulatory battle with Washington

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch has waded into the battle over Big Tech.

Koch’s sprawling network of advocacy and philanthropy organizations has quietly spent at least $10 million over the past four years to combat the backlash against new technologies and encourage digital free speech, according to a person familiar with the group’s funding. The effort has encompassed grants to academics and think tanks, support for state and local legal battles, and political ad campaigns.

“In this time of disruption, people are wondering if they can adapt and succeed,” Koch said in a video message to wealthy donors invited to the network’s summer summit. “Our answer is yes.”

The libertarian Koch network has long been a powerful advocate for conservative causes and a major funder for Republican politicians. But since the election of President Donald Trump, the group has distanced itself somewhat from the GOP and focused on building coalitions from across the political spectrum on specific issues instead.

Tech is one of the latest examples of that new strategy. The industry has come under fire from both sides of the aisle, and the network said it would not hesitate to cross party lines to defend innovation.

During the midterms, for example, the network spent $2.1 million on ads supporting then-Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley’s challenge to incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. Hawley won the election and has since emerged as one of the leading critics of the tech industry on Capitol Hill. Last month, he introduced a bill that would eliminate liability immunity for online platforms unless they get clearance from federal regulators — a potential death blow to internet companies.

The Koch network quickly issued a statement slamming Hawley’s bill as “toxic” and argued it would “punish success in the next generation of innovative startups.”

This spring, after presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., called for breaking up companies such as Facebook and Google, the group released an ad campaign warning members of the Senate Judiciary Committee not to use antitrust law as a “political weapon.” The targets included Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., whom the network has otherwise staunchly supported.

“We believe technology greatly improves people’s lives,” said Jesse Blumenthal, director of technology and innovation for Stand Together, the Koch network’s umbrella organization. “In order to facilitate that, we need cultural attitudes and policies that allow for experimentation. That’s why we’re taking a more active role in supporting positive tech work and holding government accountable on tech issues.”

At the Koch summit, tech was a recurring theme over the three-day gathering. Donors could take a spin in a self-driving minivan. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is scheduled to deliver a speech at the summit on Monday. And AOL founder Steve Case addressed the audience on Sunday and implored them to invest in start-ups outside of established bases such as California, New York and Massachusetts.


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Democrats’ student debt forgiveness proposals likely to resonate more in blue states

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has proposed wiping out all $1.6 trillion of outstanding student loan debt in the U.S., while rival Elizabeth Warren has called for canceling $640 billion of the debt. Voters in blue states stand to have more debt forgiven under these plans than those in red states, according to an analysis by CNBC. For example, the average student loan borrower in Maryland owes close to $40,000, compared with around $26,000 in North Dakota. College affordability is


Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has proposed wiping out all $1.6 trillion of outstanding student loan debt in the U.S., while rival Elizabeth Warren has called for canceling $640 billion of the debt. Voters in blue states stand to have more debt forgiven under these plans than those in red states, according to an analysis by CNBC. For example, the average student loan borrower in Maryland owes close to $40,000, compared with around $26,000 in North Dakota. College affordability is
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Democrats' student debt forgiveness proposals likely to resonate more in blue states

Democratic presidential candidates New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio (L-R), Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), former housing secretary Julian Castro, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) take part in the first night of the Democratic presidential debate on June 26, 2019 in Miami, Florida.

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has proposed wiping out all $1.6 trillion of outstanding student loan debt in the U.S., while rival Elizabeth Warren has called for canceling $640 billion of the debt.

Voters in blue states stand to have more debt forgiven under these plans than those in red states, according to an analysis by CNBC.

For example, the average student loan borrower in Maryland owes close to $40,000, compared with around $26,000 in North Dakota.

The data make sense considering blue states have “expensive colleges and workforces that are high skilled and highly credentialed,” said Andrew Ross, director of American Studies at New York University and an expert on debt.

Still, Ross said, it can be people with smaller balances that are more negatively impacted overall by outstanding debt. For example, if a student never graduated college, s/he may have less debt than others but more repayment difficulties because the lack of a degree makes it a challenge to find a decent paying job.

College affordability is an issue everywhere in the country, said Mark Kantrowitz, a student loan expert. “All members of Congress are feeling pressure to do something about the student loan problem.”

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Indeed, a Politico/Morning Consult poll found that more than half of Americans say student debt is “a major problem” for the country.

Yet while Republicans and Democrats are in agreement that student debt has to be addressed, “Democrats have been far more willing to invest in college affordability and to offer students relief from existing debt burdens,” said James Kvaal, president of the Institute for College Access & Success.

While the prospect of a debt jubilee is nowhere to be found in the Republican agenda, Ross said, “that’s not to say it wouldn’t appeal to GOP voters.”


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Here’s what you need to know about the second night of the 2020 Democratic primary debate in Miami

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts touts the first Democratic presidential primary debates for the 2020 elections June 25, 2019 in Miami, Florida. Half of the debate participants squared off Wednesday night in Miami, calling for changes to boost the working class and showing competing visions for health care and immigration. A group of 10 Democrats, including some of the top contenders for the 2020 presidential nomination, will take the stage Thursday night to round out the first


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Here's what you need to know about the second night of the 2020 Democratic primary debate in Miami

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts touts the first Democratic presidential primary debates for the 2020 elections June 25, 2019 in Miami, Florida.

The 10 candidates will face off from 9 p.m. ET to 11 p.m. ET at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami. The debates, hosted by NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo, will air live on those networks both nights. CNBC will also stream them.

Half of the debate participants squared off Wednesday night in Miami, calling for changes to boost the working class and showing competing visions for health care and immigration. Thursday’s debate stage will feature four of the top five candidates, according to the vast majority of early national and state primary polls: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

A group of 10 Democrats, including some of the top contenders for the 2020 presidential nomination, will take the stage Thursday night to round out the first primary election debate.

Jose Diaz-Balart, Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, Rachel Maddow and Chuck Todd will moderate the debate for a second night. Thursday’s event will feature the same rules as Wednesday’s: 60 seconds to answer questions and 30 seconds to respond to follow ups.

Several themes of Wednesday’s debate could play a role in Thursday’s contest, as well. During one of the first night’s most striking moments, just Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, said they supported Sanders’ vision of “Medicare for All” that would eliminate the private health insurance industry, one of the few areas where the contenders diverged. Among Thursday’s group, Biden has opposed a single-payer Medicare for All system, while Harris has insisted she does not want to end the private health care industry.

Meanwhile, Thursday’s contenders will likely join Wednesday’s participants in trying to make their case as the candidate best equipped to lift the working class.

Keep an eye on Biden, who has emerged as the early frontrunner in the race by leading in nearly every survey. He could have a target on his back, particularly after his comments about working with segregationist senators and suggestion that nothing would fundamentally change for wealthy donors if he became president.

Here’s who will take the stage during Thursday’s debate, listed in alphabetical order:

Former Vice President Joe Biden

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo.

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif.

Author Marianne Williamson

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang

Here’s the group that already squared off on Wednesday:

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio

Former Rep. John Delaney

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hi.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke

Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

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Elizabeth Warren’s shift puts health insurers in the 2020 Democratic crossfire

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks to the media in the spin room following the first night of the Democratic presidential debate on June 26, 2019 in Miami, Florida. The first debate of the Democratic presidential campaign has illuminated its theme and added a plot twist – leaving an American industry’s fate in doubt. In reaffirming her support for a new, universal “Medicare for All” program, Warren called for ending the private health insurance industry – a controversial step she had previously


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Elizabeth Warren's shift puts health insurers in the 2020 Democratic crossfire

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks to the media in the spin room following the first night of the Democratic presidential debate on June 26, 2019 in Miami, Florida.

The first debate of the Democratic presidential campaign has illuminated its theme and added a plot twist – leaving an American industry’s fate in doubt.

The theme is economic change. Despite solid growth, corporate profits and stock prices, Sen. Elizabeth Warren rallies progressive activists by advocating fundamental rearrangements in the name of lifting average Americans at the expense of the rapacious rich.

“We need to make structural change in our government, in our economy and in our country,” Warren said in the opening moments of Wednesday night’s NBC/MSNBC/Telemundo debate. Her sweeping tax, spending and regulatory proposals, and the response of nine rivals to them, set the framework for the debate’s economic discussion.

Thursday night’s leading figure, Joe Biden, sets the opposite edge of the Democratic spectrum. At a fundraiser last week, the former vice president told wealthy donors he could ameliorate poverty and income inequality without punishing or demonizing them.

“No one’s standard of living would change,” Biden assured them. “Nothing would fundamentally change.”

The plot twist involves health care reform. In reaffirming her support for a new, universal “Medicare for All” program, Warren called for ending the private health insurance industry – a controversial step she had previously shied away from.

“Look at the business model of an insurance company,” Warren explained. “It’s to bring in as many dollars as they can in premiums and to pay out as few dollars as possible for your health care.

“That leaves families with rising premiums, rising co-pays, and fighting with insurance companies to try to get the health care that their doctors say that they and their children need. Medicare for All solves that problem.”

Of the nine others on stage, only New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joined her in that stance. Longshot former Rep. John Delaney, a Biden-style moderate, warned that eliminating private plans could prove politically catastrophic in 2020 against President Donald Trump.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-06-27  Authors: john harwood
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Debate fact check: Firm says Sen. Klobuchar overstates Trump’s lack of success lowering drug prices

Sen. Amy Klobuchar lambasted President Donald Trump’s record on lowering prescription drug prices during Wednesday’ night’s Democratic primary debate, but an analysis from RX Savings Solutions shows the presidential candidate overstated Trump’s lack of success. The Minnesota senator slammed Trump for failing to deliver on his promise to lower prescription drug prices, and for permitting what she called “giveaways” to pharmaceutical companies. However, the number of drug price increases of 10% or


Sen. Amy Klobuchar lambasted President Donald Trump’s record on lowering prescription drug prices during Wednesday’ night’s Democratic primary debate, but an analysis from RX Savings Solutions shows the presidential candidate overstated Trump’s lack of success. The Minnesota senator slammed Trump for failing to deliver on his promise to lower prescription drug prices, and for permitting what she called “giveaways” to pharmaceutical companies. However, the number of drug price increases of 10% or
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Debate fact check: Firm says Sen. Klobuchar overstates Trump's lack of success lowering drug prices

Sen. Amy Klobuchar lambasted President Donald Trump’s record on lowering prescription drug prices during Wednesday’ night’s Democratic primary debate, but an analysis from RX Savings Solutions shows the presidential candidate overstated Trump’s lack of success.

The Minnesota senator slammed Trump for failing to deliver on his promise to lower prescription drug prices, and for permitting what she called “giveaways” to pharmaceutical companies.

“The president literally went on TV, on Fox, and said that people’s heads would spin when they see how much he would bring down pharmaceutical prices,” Klobuchar said from Miami, Florida. “Instead, 2,500 drugs have gone up in double-digits since he came into office. Instead, he gave $100 billion in giveaways to the pharma companies.”

However, the number of drug price increases of 10% or more since Trump entered office is actually closer to 1,596, according to Michael Rea, a clinical pharmacist and founder of Rx Savings Solutions. Rea, analyzing public disclosures of price increases, said that number also includes price increases for the same drug in different doses and package sizes.

Carlie Waibel, a spokesperson for Klobuchar’s campaign, pointed CNBC to an Op-Ed from former Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt, who linked to a report from industry group Pharmacy Benefit Consultants on price hike increases.

Spending on prescription drugs in the U.S. increased 0.4% in 2017 to $333.4 billion, according to the latest data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. High prescription drug costs have become a rare bipartisan issue with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle demanding changes. Trump has made lowering prices one of the key issues of his administration as health care remains a top issue for voters in the 2020 elections.

During the debate, Democratic candidates also pledged to make opioid companies criminally liable and clashed over “Medicare for All,” which calls for eliminating private health insurance and replacing it with a universal Medicare plan.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-06-27  Authors: berkeley lovelace jr
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Sen. Josh Hawley on the push for data transparency in new bill

Sen. Josh Hawley on the push for data transparency in new bill7 Hours AgoSen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joins “Squawk Alley” to discuss the new bipartisan bill he introduced with Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) to make Big Tech’s use of user data more transparent.


Sen. Josh Hawley on the push for data transparency in new bill7 Hours AgoSen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joins “Squawk Alley” to discuss the new bipartisan bill he introduced with Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) to make Big Tech’s use of user data more transparent.
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Sen. Josh Hawley on the push for data transparency in new bill

Sen. Josh Hawley on the push for data transparency in new bill

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Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joins “Squawk Alley” to discuss the new bipartisan bill he introduced with Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) to make Big Tech’s use of user data more transparent.


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