Medicare for All Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders Releases Health Plan And It’s Even More Ambitious Than You Thought Huffington Post. Ambitious? Definitely. Skeletal? Yes. The pay-fors are pretty well mapped out, but the coverage is brushed through in one paragraph without much detail. Of course, any movement politically is too many white papers away. This is more of a values document.
Hillary Clinton Turns, Repeatedly, to a Democrat Not on the Debate Stage: Obama NY Times. Who didn’t see this coming? The debate was in Charleston. Do you know what South Carolina voters think of Obama? They give him a 90% approval rating. I’m not sure the bear-hug strategy works in Iowa and New Hampshire, the two states that vote first, however.
Bernie Sanders rises in Iowa, leaving Clinton allies nervous Mashable (h/t Chuck L)
Marco Rubio Encourages People To Buy Guns, Because ISIS Huffington Post
`He’s a Nasty Guy’: Trump Goes Off No Holds Barred on Ted Cruz Bloomberg Politics
UK opposition leader invites Trump to visit London mosque Reuters (h/t Chuck L)
In primary challenge, Wasserman Schultz faces unprecedented test The Hill. It’s very good to see the DC media taking Tim Canova’s candidacy seriously.
Sixty-six investors to sue Volkswagen Financial Times
Bets against the dot plot go into overdrive Sober Look
Oil slide greases downside for Asia stocks Financial Times. Below $30 and counting.
The Price of Oil, China, and Stock market Herding Olivier Blanchard
Iraqi city of Ramadi, once home to 500,000, lies in ruins Washington Post
Argentine president receives Nisman daughters on anniversary of his death Jewish Telegraphic Agency
False emissions reporting undermines China’s pollution fight Reuters (h/t resilc)
Before Debris Collapse in China, Safety Fears Were Discussed NY Times (h/t resilc)
Is Bitcoin Breaking Up? Wall Street Journal
Bowie gets first US number one album BBC. Incredible that it’s the first.
Antidote du jour (unsure if this spider is from Mars)