On The Campaign Trail, Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Wrestle To Claim Health Care Issue
Candidates are jockeying for position in the debate over former President Barack Obama's healthcare mantle. Meanwhile, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) expressed support for a federal assault weapon buyback program.
2020 Democrats Fight To Claim Obama's Mantle On Health Care
Democratic presidential candidates are vying for former President Obama's mantle on healthcare, arguing that he would support their stance in the raging debate over Medicare for All. Obama remains enormously popular among Democrats, and his backing in the party's divisive health care debate would be a one-of-a-kind boost for a candidate. (Sullivan, 8/15)
Gillibrand Suggests Support For Mandatory Buyback Of Assault Weapons
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Wednesday suggested she supports a mandatory federal buyback program for assault weapons and criminal prosecution for gun owners who do not sell those firearms to the government — a proposal the vast majority of her fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have been reluctant to embrace. (Forgey, 8/14)