‘Insulin is our oxygen’: Bernie Sanders rides another campaign bus to Canada

Accompanying Americans seeking affordable medicine, the Democratic candidate lambasted US pharmaceutical giants When Hunter Sego realized the insulin he needed to manage his type 1 diabetes cost more than $1,400, he called his mother in a panic. His family had insurance. He did not believe it was possible a one-month supply of life-saving medication could cost so much. The price tag was correct. Sego, then a student and football player at DePauw University, began to ration his insulin, using a quarter of what had been prescribed. He lost weight. His grades dropped. He struggled on the field. Fortunately, his mother found out and stopped him from rationing his insulin a practice that is one in four American diabetics ration their …

Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez move to declare climate crisis official emergency

Exclusive: Democrats to introduce resolution in House on Tuesday in recognition of extreme threat from global heating A group of US lawmakers including the 2020 Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders are proposing to declare the climate crisis an official emergency a significant recognition of the threat taken after considerable pressure from environment groups. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic congresswoman from New York, and Earl Blumenauer, a Democratic congressman from Oregon, plan to introduce the same resolution in the House on Tuesday, their offices confirmed. A Sanders spokesperson said: President Trump has routinely declared phony national emergencies to advance his deeply unpopular agenda, like selling Saudi Arabia bombs that Congress had blocked. On the existential threat of climate change, Trump insists on …

Bernie Sanders v the Democratic establishment: what the battle is really about | Zaid Jilani

Sanders is sparking a debate within the Democratic party about whether courting big dollars is the only way to stay competitive In a crowded Democratic presidential primary field, there is one candidate who has drawn sustained opposition from party elites: Vermonts Senator Bernie Sanders. The New York Times maintained high national favorability ratings, and is was once punched or shoved, depending on whose story you believe, by the then Hillary Clinton aide Neera Tanden during a dispute in 2008. Tanden is a known longtime critic of Sanders and the president of the Center for American Progress (Cap), a liberal thinktank make up its donor rolls frequently pressured it to adopt certain stances. As one example, I reported for the Intercept …