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Takeaways: Warren under fire, 70s club ignores age issue

Oct. 16, 2019 3:26 AM EDT

A dozen Democratic presidential candidates participated in a spirited debate Tuesday over health care, taxes, gun control and impeachment. Takeaways from the three-hour forum in Westerville, Ohio. WARREN'S RISE ATTRACTS ATTACKS Sen. Elizabeth Warren found Tuesday that her rise in the polls may come with a steep...

Debate rivals assail Warren as she joins Democrats' top rank

Oct. 16, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

Elizabeth Warren repeatedly came under attack during Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate as rivals accused the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature "wealth tax" plan in an attempt to derail her rising campaign. The pile-on reinforced her new status...

Analysis: Warren still growing into front-runner status

Oct. 16, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The question was inevitable. Elizabeth Warren's answer was the same. And her rivals seized on it. For the second consecutive debate, Warren refused to say whether middle-class Americans would pay higher taxes under her proposed Medicare for All plan. It was a glaring dodge for a...

AP FACT CHECK: Dems debate on guns, Syria, health care

Oct. 16, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen Democrats seeking the presidency tussled Tuesday night in a debate packed with policy, flubbing some details in the process. Several gave an iffy explanation of why they're not swinging behind a bold proposal to make people turn over their assault-style weapons. Sloppiness also...

Study: 'Medicare for All' not only way to universal coverage

Oct. 16, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health care memo to Democrats: there's more than one way to get to coverage for all. A study out Wednesday finds that an approach similar to the plan from former Vice President Joe Bide n can deliver about the same level of coverage as the government-run "Medicare for All" plan from...

The Latest: Bush-DeGeneres friendship prompts final question

Oct. 15, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the fourth Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 11:15 p.m. The final question at the fourth Democratic presidential debate challenged candidates to share examples of surprising friendships they've had and how it's affected them. The question on Tuesday...

Bevin, Beshear wrangle over education in debate

Oct. 15, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear traded shots in a rancorous debate Tuesday night that turned personal when the incumbent brought up his challenger's children to claim his opponent is a "fraud" in promoting public education. Beshear responded...

New study: Opioid crisis cost US economy $631B over 4 years

Oct. 15, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

The opioid crisis cost the U.S. economy $631 billion from 2015 through last year — and it may keep getting more expensive, according to a study released Tuesday by the Society of Actuaries. The biggest driver of the cost over the four-year period is unrealized lifetime earnings of those who died from the...

Whistleblower accuses Bismarck clinic of kickback schemes

Oct. 15, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The former CEO of a North Dakota clinic filed a whistleblower lawsuit accusing the facility of participating in kickback schemes that cost the federal government millions of dollars in fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid claims. Jeffrey Neuberger alleges in his lawsuit that doctors from...

Judge in Chicago latest to block Trump green cards policy

Oct. 15, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago had joined three others nationwide in temporarily blocking President Donald Trump's policy to deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps and other government benefits. Judge Gary Feinerman granted a temporary injunction Monday night blocking...