City Hall record muddles Bloomberg’s income inequality message

NEW YORK — Michael Bloomberg casts himself as a champion for working-class Americans in his free-spending bid for the White House, but his record as New York City mayor is complicating that message. A report released as his third term was winding down placed nearly half the city’s residents at or near the poverty line. […]

IOC member says call on cancelling Olympics over coronavirus coming by May

A senior member of the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that organizers for this summer’s games in Tokyo have about another three months to decide whether the growing global coronavirus outbreak will force a cancellation. In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Dick Pound, a former Canadian swimming champion who has served on […]

U.S. coronavirus outbreak inevitable, CDC official says

A coronavirus outbreak in the United States is now inevitable, a top CDC official said Tuesday, elevating concerns that the public health emergency could soon become a full-scale pandemic. “Ultimately, we will see community spread in this country,” Nancy Messonnier, the director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases told reporters on […]

Why Senate Dems aren’t freaking out about Bernie

House Democrats are warning of a down-ballot bloodbath and centrists are freaking out. But Bernie Sanders’ colleagues have a more placid take on the rise of democratic socialist: Bernie can beat Donald Trump. After jumping out to an early delegate advantage, seizing the lead in national polls and racking up eye-popping fundraising numbers, Sanders is […]

How Sanders would provide free child care and early education for all

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday outlined a pitch to replace the country’s onerous child care and early childhood education system with a federally funded and universal program, as the Vermont independent cemented his status as President Donald Trump’s front-running challenger. Sanders and his campaign say the plan offers free, full-day child care for every child […]

Sen. Murphy calls Trump ‘a gift to Russia’

Sen. Chris Murphy said Sunday that the Russians never stopped interfering in U.S. politics, claiming it is “pretty clear” Russians are weighing in to support the president’s agenda. “They don’t just get involved in elections,” Murphy (D-Conn.) said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “They are involved every single day. And analysis of what they […]

Trump allies target Mueller team, one by one

For months, a loose network of pro-Trump commentators and outside agitators has been urging the president to purge his administration of anyone and everyone involved in the Russia probe. They’ve celebrated as many of the FBI and Justice Department officials involved in the investigation have left government. And now, with an angry and newly liberated […]

Who Said It: Mike Bloomberg or Donald Trump?

Donald Trump and Mike Bloomberg now regularly mock each other. But the two men have plenty in common. They’re both 70-something billionaires based in New York, having amassed fortunes with companies bearing their names. They’ve both flipped between the two major political parties. They’ve run in the same circles, if never quite as friends. And […]

USDA to unveil plan to cut farms’ environmental impact in half by 2050

The Agriculture Department is preparing to announce on Thursday a goal to cut farming’s environmental footprint in half by 2050 while still drastically increasing the sector’s productivity, three sources briefed on the plan told POLITICO. The targets are part of a new department-wide sustainability initiative, which Secretary Sonny Perdue will outline during a speech at […]

Sanders disagrees with AOC over Medicare for All

Sen. Bernie Sanders broke with one of his highest-profile surrogates Tuesday on his signature Medicare for All proposal, suggesting that his policy proposal is already a compromise. New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told HuffPost last week that a worst-case scenario with Sanders in the White House is a compromise on health care that ends up […]