Democrat Buttigieg floats plan to slash rising drug costs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg unveiled his plan on Monday to slash prescription drug costs for senior citizens and target pharmaceutical companies for rising prices, the latest 2020 candidate to detail policies to tackle the issue. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, said his plan would cut out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for seniors on the Medicare […]

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Entrepreneur Andrew Yang raises $10 million in third quarter for Democratic presidential bid

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Entrepreneur Andrew Yang raised $10 million for his presidential campaign during the third quarter, more than triple what he had raised in the previous three months. The sum signaled that Yang’s modest rise in public polls has also translated into financial support. The businessman earned 3% support in the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll, enough to put him […]

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Poland's ruling PiS vows to boost public healthcare ahead of vote

WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland’s ruling nationalists promised on Saturday to raise funding of the health service, another hefty spending pledge in an election campaign where they have sought to position themselves as champions of the welfare state. Along with its defense of what it sees as traditional Polish values, the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party has made increased social […]

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New York Mayor de Blasio ends presidential bid, draws Trump's sarcasm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday ended his 2020 presidential campaign that was overshadowed by better-known liberal Democrats, and drew a sarcastic farewell from a fellow New Yorker, President Donald Trump. “Sometimes it’s just not your time, and that’s OK,” de Blasio, 58, told reporters. De Blasio launched his long-shot candidacy in May […]

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Democratic White House hopeful Warren rails against corruption at big N.Y. rally

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Monday denounced the corruption she argues has crippled the country’s politics and economy, drawing her largest crowd thus far in a sign of her campaign’s growing strength. “When you see a government that works great for those with money and connections, and doesn’t do much for anyone else, that’s corruption, […]

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Democrats see silver lining in suburbs, but rural challenges remain after close loss

(Reuters) – Democrats preached optimism on Wednesday after losing a special congressional election in North Carolina, citing suburban gains and the close margin in a district President Donald Trump won by 12 percentage points as signs of strength going into 2020. But the results from Tuesday’s vote also showed a deepening divide between rural voters and the Democratic Party in […]

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RPT-Canada's Trudeau, star dimmed by scandals, kicks off tough re-election campaign

(Repeats with no change in text) By David Ljunggren OTTAWA, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, admired abroad for his progressive policies but damaged by scandals at home, kicks off a six-week re-election campaign on Wednesday with opinion polls suggesting his hold on power will be weakened. Trudeau, who swept to office in November 2015 promising “sunny […]

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Southern U.S. states have closed 1,200 polling places in recent years: rights group

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – States across the American South have closed nearly 1,200 polling places since the Supreme Court weakened a landmark voting-discrimination law in 2013, according to a report released by a civil-rights group on Tuesday. The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights found http://www.democracydiverted.org that states with a history of racial discrimination have shuttered hundreds of voting locations since the […]

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