Elections
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Heart procedure sidelines Sanders

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/02/19, 12:43 pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders underwent an emergency heart procedure on Tuesday. The independent senator from Vermont was hospitalized after feeling “chest discomfort” at a campaign event in Las Vegas, senior adviser Jeff Weaver said. Tests revealed a blockage in one artery that required the placement of two stents. Weaver said the 78-year-old Democratic presidential hopeful was “conversing and in good spirits” afterward.

What does this mean for the campaign? Until further notice, Sanders’ staff has canceled his events and appearances.

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Democrats want healthcare and income—but not guns—for all

by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/13/19, 10:55 am

Ten Democratic presidential candidates vied for the spotlight Thursday night, but no one dominated the stage for long. The three-hour debate on ABC and Univision zeroed in on healthcare and whether Medicare for All should replace private insurance. The 2020 White House hopefuls also presented their proposals for immigration reform, gun control, and education. President Donald Trump only came up 35 times, according to the website FiveThirtyEight.

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GOP wins in North Carolina election do-over

by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/11/19, 12:30 pm

North Carolina finally wrapped up its congressional midterm elections on Tuesday. Republican Dan Bishop won the 9th District in a tight contest with Democrat Dan McCready, 51 percent to 49 percent. Both parties upped their spending on the campaign when polls showed the two candidates neck and neck last month, and President Donald Trump held a rally for Bishop on the eve of the election.

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