– Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will appear in an exclusive CNN Town Hall Debate on President Donald Trump’s efforts to overhaul the nation’s tax code. Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper and Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash will moderate this live event from Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 9 p.m. ET.
With attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare stalled, Republicans in Congress are now squarely focused on passing President Trump’s tax reform plan, and Sen. Cruz and Sen. Sanders will debate the best path forward on this critical issue.
Sanders and Cruz, runners-up for their respective presidential party nominations in 2016, will also field questions from voters around the country at the Town Hall Debate.
The Town Hall Debate will air on CNN, CNN en Español, CNN International, and will be carried by CNN’s SiriusXM Channel 116 and the Westwood One Radio Network.
In addition to the TV airings, the Town Hall Debate will also stream live for subscribers on Oct. 18 via CNNgo (at CNN.com/go and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV and Android TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android.
Just thought I’d announce this in a stand-alone post so you can a) mark your calendars b) discuss if there is a desire. Personally I like seeing Sanders take on as many Republicans as possible, and don’t think he will have any trouble holding his own here. Interesting that its always Sanders tackling these issues head on, on live, unscripted television. Guess the ‘real Democrats’ are busy at their fundraisers.
This morning I awoke to the news that Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar are going to debate Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy about healthcare on CNN this Monday evening. My first reaction was along the lines of Sheri’s: Can't wait to watch!🐦 #MedicareForAll https://t.co/M9rhYHv0eb — Sheri ◀#RESIST▶ (@Sher_Bear64) September 22, 2017 Yay, I thought to myself. Let’s get it all in the open. Fight it out for all to see. Well, it would seem that wasn’t everyone’s reaction: Ex-Obama spokesman: Sanders debate with GOP on health care not a good idea Former President Obama’s National Security Council spokesman said Thursday …Continue reading →
It was brought to my attention this morning that a certain ex-Presidential candidate will be just a few miles away from me tomorrow. Connecticut braces for Clinton-mania, madness When Hillary Clinton set out to break barriers, doorbusters wasn’t part of that plan. As if it was Black Friday, Clinton’s upcoming book-signing Saturday at Costco in Brookfield is being met with hype and hand-wringing in a town that hasn’t voted for a Democrat for president since Lyndon Johnson in 1964. To say that I became annoyed may be a tad understated. The last time that she was in my area, as far …Continue reading →
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Two days after Republicans in the Senate failed to roll back Obamacare, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said there should be a government-funded health insurance option “in every state in this country.”
“If people don’t like the private insurance that they’re getting, they should have a Medicare-type public option available in every state in this country,” Sanders said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Sanders, an independent senator who caucuses with Democrats and became a member of the Senate Democratic leadership following his presidential bid last year, has long made a call for universal coverage one of his key objectives.
Asked on Sunday if he would follow through on his pledge to submit single-payer legislation, in which the government would shoulder the health care costs for all, Sanders said, “Absolutely, of course we are.”
As part of this new push for single-payer legislation, Sanders said his team was looking at a way to build a popular consensus around health care as a right, regardless of income level.
“We’re figuring out how we can mount a national campaign to bring people together,” he said.
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Hello friends! Starting off with Bernie’s appearance on MSNBC discussing the health care process and then will have his CNN and Senate Floor appearances in the comments, as well as the rest of the news I’m catching up on.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” Sunday that as the House GOP-passed health care bill is debated behind closed doors in the Senate, Democrats should do “everything they can” to oppose the legislation in “any way” they can.
“Throwing 23 million people off of health insurance is beyond belief. Now, in the Senate what you have is you have I believe it is 10 Republicans working behind closed doors to address 1/6th of the American economy,” Sanders said.
“The average Republican doesn’t even know what’s in that legislation,” he said. “My understanding is that it will be brought forth just immediately before we have to vote on it. This is completely unacceptable.”
Sanders called the current bill the “worst piece of legislation” against working class people that he can remember in his political life in the Congress, and that the reason Republicans don’t want to bring debate out into the public is because it was a “disastrous bill.”