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Bernie Sanders to Announce New Plan Canceling $1.6 Trillion in Student Loan Debt

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Sen. Bernie Sanders is expected to introduce a new student loan debt elimination plan rivaling that of his Democratic opponent Elizabeth Warren. The proposal would effectively cancel out student loan debt for every American.

Sanders is expected to submit the new legislation on Monday. It would specifically cancel $1.6 trillion of student loan undergraduate and graduate debt for approximately 45 million people.
“We are going to forgive student debt in this country,” Sanders told a crowd in South Carolina Sunday night. “We have for the first time in the modern history of this country a younger generation that if we don’t change it, and we intend to change it, will have a lower standard of living than their parents, more in debt, lower wages than their parents, unable to buy the house that they desire.”
“Congress voted to bail out the crooks on Wall Street, do you remember that?” he asked. “They provided seven hundred billion in federal loans and in addition trillions of dollars in zero or very low interest loans. So I think the time is now for Wall Street to repay that obligation to the American people. If we could bail out Wall Street, we sure as hell can reduce student debt in this country.”
At first glance, there appears to be no limitation slated for eligibility purposes and would be paid for by a new tax implementation on Wall Street.
Warren has her own debt relief package on the line as well. Her plan offers support to Americans based on income eligibility levels. The goal being to close the racial wealth gap versus student debt relief for all Americans regardless of pay status.
It definitely makes the Sanders plan more appealing for most because the minute the legislation is signed into law, student loan debt of any kind is erased.
Sanders is expected to announce the legislation Monday with Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar and Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Whether it has legs to put him over the top of the Democratic candidates remains to be seen, but how do you argue with student loan debt relief for all Americans?

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2020 Road to the White House

Warren Loudly Cheered for Saying the Only Candidates on Stage ‘Who Have Won Every Single Election They’ve Been in Are the Women’

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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren appears to have had the best moment of the night at Tuesday Democratic debate. When asked to discuss the current story of the day – can a woman become president in the United States? – Warren appears to have scored big, based on the debate audience’s reaction.

“Senator Warren, what did you think when Sen. Sanders told you a woman could not win the election?” she was asked.

“I disagreed,” Warren said, appearing to take a breath before responding. “Bernie is my friend, and I’m not here to try to fight with Bernie.”

“But look. This question about whether or not a woman can be president has been raised and it’s time for us to attack it, head on. I think the best way to talk about who can win is by looking at people’s winning records. So, can a woman beat Donald Trump? Look at the men on this stage. Collectively they have lost ten elections. The only people on this stage who have won every single election that they’ve been in are the women.”

Warren was greeted with loud cheers.

Warren also added that “the real danger that we face as Democrats is picking a candidate who can’t pull our party together or someone who takes for granted big parts of the Democratic constituency.”

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Trump Tries to Manufacture a Warren-Sanders ‘Feud’ While Falsely Claiming ‘Everybody Knows Her Campaign Is Dead’

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President Donald Trump, under fire for assassinating Qasem Soleimani then apparently lying about why he made the decision to kill the top Iranian general is trying to change the national narrative by targeting his Democratic opponents.

After attacking billionaire Mike Bloomberg earlier Monday morning while lying about protecting Americans with pre-existing conditions, Trump turned his attention to his two of his top political rivals.

Taking advantage of the current media narrative that Democratic Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren – who some claim share a supporter base – have started to “attack” each other, Trump tried to manufacture an all-out “feud.”

After misspelling his racist nickname for Senator Warren, Trump lied about the state of her presidential prospects.

“Everybody knows her campaign is dead,” he tweeted, which is false. “Elizabeth is very angry at Bernie. Do I see a feud brewing?”

In fact, in poll after poll, when asked who their second-choice candidate is, Warren tops the list. While recently losing several points in nationwide and state polls, Warren is consistently in the top three, as RealClearPolitics proves.

Currently FiveThirtyEight places the chances of Biden winning the Democratic presidential nomination at 2 in 5. Sanders at 1 in 4. Warren at 1 in 8. And Buttigieg at 1 in 10.

MSNBC’s Shannon Pettypiece on-air reports that the Trump campaign has decided to attack Sen. Sanders “policies” and “character.”

“It seems,” she said Monday morning,” that this is essentially the Trump campaign “trying to put their finger on the scale of the Democratic primary.”

But Pettypiece says Trump targeting Sanders is more of an attempt to give the Vermont Independent Senator “a boost in the primaries,” given that any time Trump attacks a Democrat it tends to strengthen their poll numbers.

 

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Booker Out (Video)

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U.S. Senator Cory Booker has just dropped out of the Democratic presidential primary, citing challenging fundraising efforts.

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.

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