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Brian Stelter Covers For Hillary Clinton’s Attack On Gabbard

This week on the Sunday news shows: CNN host Brian Stelter attempts to deflect blame for Hillary Clinton’s false attack on Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii) by blaming Clinton’s disinformation on foreign adversaries, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) slams Pete Buttigieg (D., Ind.) for his previous support of Medicare for All, Buttigieg refuses to call out Hillary on Gabbard attack, and former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel criticizes Democrats for pushing Medicare for All and attempting to scrap Obamacare. Brian Stelter Covers for Hillary Clinton’s Attack on Gabbard Recent Stories in Politics Brian Stelter Covers For Hillary Clinton’s Attack On Gabbard Buttigieg: Warren’s Health Care Plan Still Has A Trillion-Dollar-Hole Problem Hillary Clinton Repeats False Claims About Voter Suppression In Wisconsin While discussing her attacks on Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, CNN host Brian Stelter provided cover for Hillary Clinton by blaming her disinformation on foreign adversaries. “This seems to me, Krystal, I know you are a fan of Tulsi Gabbard, but it feels like a disinformation situation where the Russians want this kind of disinformation,” Stelter said on his show Reliable Sources. Krystal Ball, HillTV’s liberal news anchor, pushed back, saying, “You mean like from the Hillary Clinton side?” “Whether you are a fan of Tulsi Gabbard or not, there is zero evidence that she is some Russian plant, “Ball said, “and I think it just makes the whole Russian...

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Buttigieg: Warren’s Health Care Plan Still Has A Trillion-Dollar-Hole Problem

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday continued to slam 2020 rival Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) for her Medicare for All plan. “Right now, whether you copy-paste the Bernie Sanders math or do it some other way, there is a hole amounting to trillions of dollars in how this is supposed to work. And the really unfortunate thing is we can deliver health care to every American without that problem,” the South Bend, Ind., mayor said on CNN’s State of the Union. Recent Stories in Politics Buttigieg: Warren’s Health Care Plan Still Has A Trillion-Dollar-Hole Problem Hillary Clinton Repeats False Claims About Voter Suppression In Wisconsin Ocasio-Cortez Slams Zuckerberg, Pays Facebook Over $425,000 to Advertise Buttigieg went on to say he believes his approach—converting Medicare into a public option—will better address the central problem of Warren’s Medicare for All plan⁠: kicking Americans off of their private plans after four years. Both Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) slammed Warren’s health care plan during the most recent Democratic debate. “Your signature, senator, is to have a plan for everything. Except this,” Buttigieg said. “I don’t understand why you believe the only way to deliver affordable coverage to everybody is to obliterate private plans.” Klobuchar told Warren “at least Bernie [Sanders] is being honest here” about raising taxes to pay for a single-payer system. the Minnesota senator also called Medicare...

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Hillary Clinton Repeats False Claims About Voter Suppression In Wisconsin

Two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday continued to push her debunked claim that tens of thousands of Wisconsin voters weren’t able to vote in the 2016 election because of voter suppression. Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, appeared at an event in Portland, Ore., to promote their new book, The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage And Resilience. The event’s moderator asked Clinton about the 2016 presidential election, noting that she had “probably noticed there was some shocking hi-jinks during the last election.” Recent Stories in Politics Hillary Clinton Repeats False Claims About Voter Suppression In Wisconsin Ocasio-Cortez Slams Zuckerberg, Pays Facebook Over $425,000 to Advertise Jill Stein Slams Clinton for Attacking Her, Gabbard: ‘You Can’t Just Slander People’ In answering, Clinton claimed that voter suppression occurred in multiple states, including Wisconsin. “Wisconsin is a great example of where tens of thousands of people were not able to vote, so we know that happened and we have to keep fighting it and we have to keep putting it on the front burner,” Clinton said. Clinton’s claims of voter suppression in Wisconsin have varied dramatically over the last several years, but that has not stopped PolitiFact from rating them “mostly false” and “pants on fire.” In May 2017, Clinton claimed, “the best estimate is that 200,000 people in Wisconsin were either denied or chilled in their efforts to vote”...

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Ocasio-Cortez Slams Zuckerberg, Pays Facebook Over $425,000 to Advertise

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Saturday reiterated past criticism of Facebook, despite paying the social-media giant hundreds of thousands of dollars for her reelection campaign. After winning a long shot 2018 primary, Ocasio-Cortez has been hailed in the press for her social-media savvy. On Saturday, she lamented the outsized role tech companies play in politics. Recent Stories in Politics Ocasio-Cortez Slams Zuckerberg, Pays Facebook Over $425,000 to Advertise Jill Stein Slams Clinton for Attacking Her, Gabbard: ‘You Can’t Just Slander People’ Van Jones: Clinton Smeared Gabbard ‘With No Facts’ “I don’t know about you, but I don’t want Mark Zuckerberg making decisions over my life,” Ocasio-Cortez said. Ocasio-Cortez was speaking at a rally in Queens, New York, to publicly endorse Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.). “We need to build a mass movement in America centered on the working class, the poor, the middle class, one that is actively anti-racist, that is rooted in principles of universality,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “The future and our future is in a public system and it’s publicly owned systems because we need to take power over our lives again.” The Ocasio-Cortez campaign continues to be a major player in social media, according to its third quarter FEC filing. She spent at least $425,000 on advertising between June 28 and Sept. 23. This isn’t the first time Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign has poured massive amounts...

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2020 Dems Lean on Myth of Marijuana-Incarceration Link

Marijuana legalization features prominently in 2020 Democrats’ criminal justice reform plans, but many repeat the common misbelief that the drug plays a major role in mass incarceration. Criminal justice reform is a hot issue in the 2020 Democratic primary, with candidates competing to release the most progressive platform. Their focus on marijuana legalization to help tamp down on mass incarceration is based on a myth, as the drug plays almost no role in mass incarceration, according to federal data. Democrats’ emphasis on it avoids hard questions about violent offenders, according to some criminal justice experts. Recent Stories in Issues 2020 Dems Lean on Myth of Marijuana-Incarceration Link Justice Democrats-Endorsed Candidate Wants to Disarm Police BEASTMODE: Londoner Berates Hypocrite Climate Protesters Every major 2020 candidate has called for federal legalization of marijuana, with the exception of former vice president Joe Biden, who supports decriminalization but leaves legalization to the states. Many candidates have also backed expunging marijuana offenders’ records and pardoning all federal marijuana possession offenders. There are lots of reasons Democrats have come out so strongly in support of marijuana—for one, 66 percent of Americans, including 75 percent of Democrats, support legalization. But front and center in almost all arguments for marijuana legalization is the same claim: Its criminalization is a major driver of America’s large prison population. Sen. Kamala Harris’s (D., Calif.) criminal justice plan, for example, cites...

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