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DETROIT (Reuters) - Progressive candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren bore the brunt of attacks from more moderate rivals in the second round of U.S. Democratic debates on Tuesday, spotlighting the ideological divide among the party’s crowded presidential field. The Democrats on stage were united in stressing the urgency of defeating Republican President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election, but delivered bruising critiques of their party rivals’ positions on issues like healthcare and immigration. Trump has been eager...

DETROIT (Reuters) - Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders offered an unabashed defense of their progressive policies during a Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday, as their more moderate rivals criticized their proposals as unrealistic and politically untenable. The debate frequently pitted the two U.S. senators against the other eight candidates on stage, with healthcare and immigration policy highlighting the divisions between the two camps. On the first night of back-to-back debates, Democrats were united in stressing the urgency of defeating...

DETROIT (Reuters) - Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders offered an unabashed defense of their progressive policies during a Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday, as their more moderate rivals took aim at their proposals as unrealistic and politically untenable. The debate frequently pitted the two U.S. senators against the rest of the 10 candidates on stage, with healthcare and immigration policy highlighting the divisions between the two camps. On the first night of back-to-back debates, Democrats were united in stressing...

DETROIT (Reuters) - Progressive candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren came under fire from more moderate rivals as the second round of Democratic debates began on Tuesday, spotlighting the ideological divide in the party’s crowded presidential field. Montana Governor Steve Bullock, participating in his first presidential debate, opened by criticizing his fellow candidates for being too liberal in the first debate last month in Miami. “Watching that last debate, folks seemed more concerned about scoring points or outdoing each...

The Long Beach City Council recently voted unanimously for a third time in favor of renaming the city’s newly built main library after lesbian tennis legend and feminist trailblazer Billie Jean King. Of the 20 people who reportedly spoke on the proposal were representatives of the Long Beach Century Club, LGBTQ advocates and the city’s tennis community, according to the562.org. King herself is expected to attend the library’s grand opening and dedication on Sept. 21. In June 2019, local sports journalist...

French farming minister Didier Guillaume has thrown his boule into the mix in an international spat, saying on Tuesday that US president Donald Trump's threat to tax French wines was "completely moronic". Trump threatened last week to make the move in retaliation for France's proposal to levy a tax aimed at big U.S. technology companies - known in France as the 'GAFAs' (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple). "It's absurd, in terms of having a political and economic debate, to say that if...

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyers on Tuesday urged a judge to require a House of Representative panel to notify them “at least 14 days before” it makes a request for his New York state tax returns. The request came in a lawsuit Trump filed on July 23 arguing that a law enacted in New York state last month that would give the House Ways and Means Committee access to the president’s state tax returns violates his...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Monday released a Medicare-for-all proposal ahead of the second Democratic presidential debate, when candidates’ differing approaches to giving Americans greater access to affordable health insurance is expected to feature prominently. Harris’ plan would allow Americans to buy into the Medicare government health insurance program, establishing a 10-year phase-in period during which newly born children would be automatically enrolled and healthcare providers can transition. The plan would allow private health insurers to...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Monday released a “Medicare for All” proposal ahead of a second debate for Democratic presidential candidates, when their differing approaches to healthcare insurance policy are expected to feature prominently. Harris’ plan would allow Americans to buy into the Medicare government health insurance program, establishing a 10-year phase-in period during which newly born children would be automatically enrolled and healthcare providers can transition. The plan would allow private health insurers to offer...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris and U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday introduced a bill that would ensure any climate change legislation considered by Congress prioritizes low-income and vulnerable communities. The Climate Equity Act would ensure that Congress and the White House are held accountable for putting low-income and indigenous communities and minority groups that are on the “front lines” of climate change at the core of climate proposals, such as the Green...

Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud made her engagement to the Chicago Bandits pro fastpitch player Aleshia Ocasio public on social media on Saturday. The photos posted on Instagram show the couple in a park, beginning with them snapping a picture together. Then Cloud gets down on one knee to propose to Ocasio. View this post on Instagram to being...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Monday warned of “serious” signs that the U.S. economy could skid into a downturn either this year or next, as she proposed a series of steps to minimize the risk. Warren, 70, who serves in the U.S. Senate and is considered a top-tier candidate in a crowded field of Democrats hoping to challenge President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3, 2020 election, called on federal regulators and Congress to act...

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday and expressed concerns about the country's proposed digital services tax, the White House said. The two leaders also discussed ongoing efforts to ensure Iran does not obtain a nuclear weapon, White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement. Trump ordered an investigation on Wednesday into France's planned tax on technology companies, a move that could lead the United States to impose new tariffs or other trade restrictions. U.S....

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren released a series of policies on Thursday aimed at regulating the financial industry, including a plan to overhaul the private-equity industry. “We need to shut down the Wall Street giveaways and rein in the financial industry so it stops sucking money out of the rest of the economy,” Warren said in a post on Medium.com announcing her proposal. The U.S. senator from Massachusetts has been a relentless critic...

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