Sahil KapurNEW: @PeteButtigieg gets specific about how he’d finance his $1.5 trillion health care plan.
👉 Raise corporate tax rate to 35%, let Medicare negotiate drug prices, cap out-of-pocket costs and slap penalties on pharma price hikes above inflation.
Sahil KapurRepublican Rep. Francis Rooney says he was "shocked" by Mick Mulvaney's remarks on Ukraine/aid and rejects his walk-back.
"How in life can you do those kinds of things when you’ve just said it right there on national TV? ... It’s not an etch-a-sketch."
Approval of Congress is now at 25%, up from 18% in September. Meanwhile, 52% of Americans now support impeaching Trump and removing him from office.
“Based on what you know at this point, do you think that Donald Trump should or should not be impeached and removed from office?”
45% say yes
53% say no
52% say yes
45% say no
Sahil KapurNew: Joe Biden’s campaign sternly warns anyone who “calls themselves a ‘Democrat’” not to repeat “discredited lies” about Biden and his son at the debate. Or they’d be “making a profound statement about themselves.”
w/ @tylerpager 👇
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - As the battle between Democrats and Republicans over impeachment continues on like a heatwave in August, President Trump makes moves to remove U.S. troops from Syria.
Sahil KapurRepublican congressman John Shimkus, who represents a deep-red district in Illinois (and isn't seeking re-election), abandons President Trump over his Syria move, calling it "terrible and despicable."
"Take my name off the I support Donald Trump list."
Sahil KapurGEORGIA, long a Republican bastion, is suddenly up for grabs—if Democrats decide to make it a fight.
Growth in the booming Atlanta metro area is painting the red state purple.
Trump superPAC gives it Tier 1 status.
Dems will host the 5th debate there.
President Trump has asked foriegn governments to investigate political rivals on national TV, but Joni Ernst refuses to rebuke him.
Sahil KapurJoni Ernst declines three times to say if it's appropriate for a president to ask a foreign country to investigate a U.S. political rival. She says "we don't know what's accurate or not." The president has made that request publicly, on camera.
Sahil KapurNew: Bernie Sanders is recovering from a heart attack with $33.7 million cash on hand. What does his absence from the SEIU presidential forum mean to activists and rivals — and to his “revolution”?
me from Los Angeles 👇
Sahil KapurNew: Joe Biden doesn't say if he'd vote to convict and remove Trump from office if he were in the Senate.
"I am not going to speculate what I would do in the Senate," he tells reporters in Los Angeles.
"I want to find out what happened during 2016," he said.
Sahil Kapur“U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Thursday there's nothing improper about President Donald Trump's call on Chinese officials to investigate his top political rival in his 2020 re-election bid.”
Sahil KapurBIDEN responds to WARREN’s subtle critique of him, without naming her.
“A lot of my opponents say we have to do more than just beat Donald Trump,” he says. “I agree. We have to do more than beat Donald Trump. We have to beat him like a drum.”
Sahil KapurBiden calls Trump a liar and a bully who’s “afraid of just how badly I would beat him next November” so he’s trying to pick his opponent.
Ukraine fiasco is both a test of ex-VP’s resilience and an opportunity to show what Trump v. Biden looks like.
Sahil KapurElizabeth Warren rolls out a new plan to tax “excessive lobbying,” which targets entities that spend at least $500,000 per year to lobby the government.
—35% tax on $500K to $1M
—60% tax on $1M to $5M
—75% tax on $5M+ spent to lobby
Sahil KapurNew: Pete Buttigieg is trying to position himself as the alternative to Joe Biden with gentle generational and electability contrasts.
It’s a play for moderate Democrats; he knows he won’t out-progressive Warren or Sanders.
me from his Iowa bus tour 👇