Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders suffered a heart attack, his campaign confirmed on Friday after he departed Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas. read more
New York (CNN Business)President Trump took his complaints about Fox News, his biggest bastion of support on television, to a new level on Wednesday, claiming that the network "isn't working for us anymore." His tweets made explicit Trump's long-held belief that Fox belongs to him and his supporters. Despite daily cheerleading from "Fox & Friends" in the morning all the way until "The Ingraham Angle" at night, Trump suggests that the network is not sufficiently loyal to him. "We have to start looking for a new News Outlet," he tweeted on Wednesday, inadvertently lending credence to critics' claims that Fox is akin to state-run TV. In the past Trump has promoted a much smaller conservative channel, OANN, which has positioned itself as a friendlier network to Trump.
Over the weekend, Elizabeth Warren spoke in front of 15,000 people at a campaign rally in Seattle, Washington. It was, by her campaign's estimates, the single largest crowd the Massachusetts Senator has drawn in her nearly year-long quest to be the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. (The 15,000 number came from Warren's campaign so take it with a grain of slate. But it's clear from the photos there were a WHOLE lot of people there.) And, the Seattle crowd wasn't an anomaly. In St. Paul, Minnesota last week, Warren's campaign estimated 12,000 people turned out to see her. She had an estimated 4,000 people at a town hall in Los Angeles earlier this month. The Point: Yes, it's August 2019, not February 2020. But, Warren is on a major roll -- and her ballooning crowd sizes are a reflection of that momentum.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday outlined a stem-to-stern criminal justice overhaul that would abolish the death penalty and end cash bail, while unwinding most of the 1994 crime bill and investing heavily in diversion programs. The Democratic presidential candidates have largely agreed on the broad strokes -- and necessity -- of reimagining the US' approach to criminal justice, which has led to a crisis of mass incarceration that disproportionately affects minorities and the poor. Warren's plan, which she spelled out in a new Medium post, would decriminalize marijuana and repeal large swaths of the 1994 crime bill, the most enduring product of the "tough on crime" era. Warren also spells out specific breaks with the Trump administration, including a promise to end the Justice Department directive requiring federal prosecutors to seek maximum prison terms. read more
KARACHI, Pakistan -- Imran Khan campaigned to become prime minister on the promise that he would create a "new Pakistan." The country was going to be like the state of Medina that the Prophet Muhammad founded -- a welfare state -- Khan promised. Less than a year after coming to power, he has delivered a new Pakistan, and it looks like a struggling dictatorship. Major opposition leaders are in jail; others aren't allowed in the media. Parliamentarians are arrested on terrorism or drug-trafficking charges and denied bail. In this new Pakistan, the economy has been practically handed over to appointees from the International Monetary Fund. The price of bread is soaring, and bazaars where the poor do business with the poor are being demolished while barons of the stock exchange get government handouts.