WASHINGTON — In one unanimous show of hands, Democratic presidential candidates moved to the mainstream the idea of full health insurance for people who don't have legal permission to be in the United States. But turning that debate-night moment into reality would mean reversing longstanding federal policies that have only gotten stricter. The idea is so new that independent experts say they don't have a reliable cost estimate. Politically, it wouldn't happen without a pitched battle. President Donald Trump, doubling down on tough immigration policies as he seeks a second term, all but thanked the 10 Democrats on the debate stage last Thursday in Miami. "All Democrats just raised their hands for giving millions of illegal aliens unlimited healthcare," he wrote on Twitter. "How about taking care of American Citizens first!? That's the end of that race!" Health coverage for people without legal permission to be in the country has mainly been a demand from the political left, echoed … [Read more...] about Show of hands on immigrant health care belies a thorny issue
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DES MOINES—The man knows how to make an entrance. During his opening swing through Iowa after declaring his candidacy for president, at his very first campaign stop inside a bustling brew pub here south of downtown, John Hickenlooper arrives to find a crowd of more than 100 voters buzzing about the latest applicant to join the strangest job-interviewing process on Earth. Bending his lanky, 6-foot, 1-inch frame to fit through the crowded doorway of the events room, all eyes on the White House hopeful, the celestial nature of his moment shatters with the pint glass meeting the concrete floor just a few feet away.Story Continued Below It spawns something of a Zapruder film debate: Some attendees say they saw Hickenlooper fumble the glass, others insist he bumped into the man who dropped it, while the candidate himself swears he had nothing to with the accident. Whatever the real explanation, it’s less compelling than what happens next. Hickenlooper instinctively kneels and … [Read more...] about John Hickenlooper Is Running for President As Himself. Uh-oh.
Julie Watson, Associated Press Updated 4:01 pm CST, Monday, February 4, 2019 San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, center, speaks during a news conference at the New Americans Museum, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, in San Diego. Faulconer announced a new plan Monday designed to welcome immigrants and new citizens to San Diego. less San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, center, speaks during a news conference at the New Americans Museum, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, in San Diego. Faulconer announced a new plan Monday designed to welcome immigrants and ... more Photo: Gregory Bull, AP Photo: Gregory Bull, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, center, speaks during a news conference at the New Americans Museum, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, in San Diego. Faulconer announced … [Read more...] about San Diego mayor moves to hire person to integrate immigrants
Call them President Donald Trump’s mystery federal workers. In recent weeks Trump has repeatedly claimed that he’s heard from government employees who aren’t getting paid because of the partial government shutdown, but who have nonetheless urged him to keep fighting for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Story Continued Below The only problem: There’s no evidence that they exist in the large numbers Trump is implying. “Many of those people that won't be receiving a paycheck, many of those people agree 100 percent with what I'm doing,” Trump told reporters on Sunday. During a Friday news conference, he insisted that “[a] lot of people that you think are upset — and certainly they're not thrilled — but they say, ‘Sir, do the right thing. We need border security.’ And these are people that won't be getting paid.” But the White House declined to provide evidence that the president has spoken with federal workers impacted by … [Read more...] about Trump’s dubious claim of federal worker backing for shutdown is a familiar tactic
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Maddie Kilgannon Globe Correspondent January 07, 2019 Go ahead, “call me radical,” newly sworn-in Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told Anderson Cooper in an interview on “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday in which she also called President Trump a racist. The 29-year-old Boston University graduate, who gained notoriety this past fall after defeating a longtime incumbent in her New York Democratic primary, has become the youngest woman to ever serve in the US Congress. In the interview that aired Sunday night on CBS, Ocasio-Cortez outlined some of her ambitious policy proposals — as well as her frank thoughts on Trump. Although the freshman congresswoman acknowledged during the interview that she doesn’t often speak about the president — “I think he’s a symptom of a problem,” she said by way of an … [Read more...] about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls Trump a racist, outlines radical policies on ‘60 Minutes’