Joy Behar admitted Tuesday that Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren was “scary” — but mainly because she worried that people might not believe that she could deliver on the things she was promising. Behar made the comments during a discussion on ABC’s “The View” about the possibility that former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick might jump into the 2020 Democratic primary.WATCH: Whoopi Goldberg kicked off the show with the announcement, saying, “Ex-Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick thinks there’s an opening for someone who may be able to unite liberal and moderate voters because he says he doesn’t think anyone is gaining political momentum right now. He says he’s that candidate … I mean, you know, between him and Bloomberg, just the cojones on these guys.” “I mean, because I just feel — how insulting to the people who are running,” Goldberg continued. “And doing well,” … [Read more...] about ‘Elizabeth Warren Is Scary’: Joy Behar Weighs In As More Democrats Consider Jumping Into 2020 Race
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has a lot of plans—to regulate Wall Street, to expand affordable child care, to eliminate student debt; the list goes on. But when it comes to health care, she took a different tack. Rather than develop her own proposal, she supported Sen. Bernie Sanders’ single-payer plan. “I’m with Bernie on Medicare,” Warren said at the first Democratic debate. Yet, while both presidential candidates embrace Medicare for All, it is only Warren who faced intense pressure—both from the media and her fellow primary contenders—to detail how she would pay for it, and finally released a detailed financing proposal. You might disagree with the contents but this was a serious piece of work, developed with the assistance of top economists and policy experts. Meanwhile, Sanders, the architect and longtime defender of Medicare for All has, to date, released a mere menu of financing options. And yet it is Warren who has faced the most … [Read more...] about The Sexist Double Standard Behind the Medicare-for-All Fight
In the spring of 2004, when Facebook was little more than an online portal for students at Harvard University to stalk their crushes, senior Pete Buttigieg was the website’s 287th user. Fifteen years later, the relationship between the world’s most influential corporation and a rising candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination has gotten, in Facebook parlance, complicated. On Monday, Bloomberg reported that billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had passed along the résumés of two individuals seeking positions on Buttigieg’s campaign staff. The hires in question, data specialists Eric Mayefsky and Nina Wornhoff, were recommended to campaign manager Mike Schmuhl by Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan. The campaign has aggressively fought back against allegations of even a whiff of impropriety, noting that Zuckerberg’s emails were sent at the applicants’ request, and that Buttigieg’s team had received more than 7,000 … [Read more...] about Mayor Pete’s Relationship With Facebook: It’s Complicated
Democrats aren’t sure they have the right candidate to beat President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive landmark moments of testimony to Congress Lindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight Democrats sharpen their message on impeachment MORE in next year’s general election.The party has been obsessed with finding the most electable candidate throughout the year, but less than 100 days before the Iowa caucuses, donors and grassroots voters still aren’t sure their field includes the right person.The anxiety has given a reason for new candidates to throw their names into the race. Former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael Rubens BloombergPress: Another billionaire need not apply Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick mulling 2020 run: report Biden allies shrug off Bloomberg bid as 'laughable' MORE is considering a run and on Tuesday filed the paperwork to get his name on the ballot for Arkansas’s primary.ADVERTISEMENTFormer Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is … [Read more...] about Democrats worry they don’t have right candidate to beat Trump
Story highlights Pneumonia is a respiratory infection that results in inflammation in the lungs There are many types of pneumonia, caused by different forms of infection (CNN)Pneumonia is a respiratory infection that affects the lungs, resulting in inflammation of the alveoli, the air sacs that make up the bulk of the lungs and help us breathe. Infection causes alveoli to fill with fluid or mucus, limiting the amount of oxygen entering the sacs and making it painful to breathe. There are many types of pneumonia, caused by different forms of infection, and the effects on the body range from mild to severe. Children are vulnerable, with pneumonia being the single biggest cause of infectious death in children worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. What causes it? Pneumonia is most commonly caused by bacteria or viruses, but it can also be caused by fungi. Read More Flu season is here, and experts are already concerned In the United States, the … [Read more...] about What is pneumonia?