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The popular myth of Medicare for All

Politics | A Democratic plan that’s gaining traction could break healthcare—and the economy
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 2/28/19, 04:54 pm

WASHINGTON—Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., might not win the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, but one of his signature proposals is already developing broad support on the left.

“I am running because the time is long overdue for the U.S. to … guarantee healthcare as a right, not a privilege, through our Medicare for All single-payer program,” Sanders said in his presidential campaign launch announcement last week.

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Mark Harris bows out of new N.C. election

by Kent Covington
Posted 2/27/19, 11:23 am

Republican Mark Harris, the unofficial winner in a disputed North Carolina House race, said Tuesday he won’t run in the court-ordered new election. After the November election, Harris, former pastor of First Baptist Church in Charlotte, held a slim lead over Democrat Dan McCready in North Carolina’s 9th District.

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North Carolina congressional district to hold new election

by Anne K. Walters
Posted 2/22/19, 12:14 pm

The North Carolina State Board of Elections on Thursday ordered a new vote in the 9th Congressional District because of an illegal absentee ballot operation that skewed the results. Republican Mark Harris, who garnered the most votes in November, told the board at a Thursday hearing that he thought a new election was necessary. “It’s become clear to me that the public’s confidence in the 9th District seat general election has been undermined to an extent that a new election is warranted,” he said.

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