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Sanders: Medicare for All Will Reduce Private Insurance Companies to Covering Nose Jobs

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) said private health insurance companies would be reduced to covering cosmetic surgery under his vision of a “Medicare for all” program.

Sanders, who is leading the polls among declared 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, spoke to CBS News ahead of his introduction of a path toward universal health care. He shrugged off interviewer Ed O’Keefe pointing out the cost of such a proposal, which some estimates place at $32 trillion over the next decade.

Hickenlooper Ducked Responsibility Regarding Police Beating, Says Victim’s Father

The father of a victim in a police brutality case from Denver 10 years ago is again calling out John Hickenlooper, alleging that while mayor, Hickenlooper dodged requests for meetings from the family and provided no leadership on the matter, but briefly used it toward his own political ends during his first run for governor in 2010.

Hickenlooper, a former two-term mayor of Denver and governor of Colorado, is currently running for the Democratic nomination for president.

Appeal Highlights Public Sector Union’s Continued Pursuit of ‘Fair Share’ Fees Despite Janus Ruling

In the months since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision that precluded public sector unions from imposing “fair share” fees on nonmembers, a number of lawsuits have been filed in Pennsylvania by state employees over the practice.

Continetti: Barr Has Been the ‘Anti-Comey’ in Handling of Mueller Investigation

Attorney General William Barr should be viewed as the antithesis of former FBI Director James Comey in his handling of the conclusion of the Russia investigation, Washington Free Beacon editor Matthew Continetti said Tuesday.

In an appearance on Special Report, Continetti told the Fox News panel that Barr’s by-the-book conduct stood in stark contrast to Comey, whose public comments on the Hillary Clinton email investigation sullied his reputation with Republicans and Democrats.

Airbnb Lifts Israel Boycott After Lawsuits Challenge Decision

The online travel lodging website Airbnb announced that it would be lifting its boycott on Jewish-owned homes in Israel after a rash of lawsuits entangled the company in an international scandal.

Airbnb announced it would reverse course and not follow through on its original promise to remove Jewish-owned homes from its listing in the West Bank, which the company claimed was disputed territory belonging to the Palestinians.

Hirono on Bill Protecting Unborn Children Who Feel Pain: We Should Focus on Children ‘Here Already’

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D., Hawaii) said supporters of a bill seeking to protect unborn children old enough to feel pain should turn their attention to protecting children “very much here already,” during a Senate hearing on Tuesday.

“The word hypocritical does even begin to cover what is happening to women and children across our country,” Hirono said before addressing the other people present at the hearing.

Sanders Champions Capitalism: ‘If You Write a Best-Selling Book, You Can Be a Millionaire, Too’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) acknowledged he was a millionaire Tuesday and credited it to his large book sales, telling the world, “If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too.”

Sanders declared his soon-to-be released tax returns would be “boring” and didn’t deny his millionaire status in an interview with the New York Times.