Here are the top stories happening in politics for today…
Following California recently passing legislation to provide free healthcare for illegal immigrants, it appears all of the Democratic candidates are in favor of doing the same at the federal level.
On the second night of the first democratic debates among the second group of ten 2020 presidential hopefuls, the debate moderator said to the candidates: “Raise your hand if your government plan would provide [healthcare] coverage for undocumented immigrants.”
Every one of the ten Democratic hopefuls on stage raised their hands including: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, Pete Buttigieg, Kirsten Gillibrand, Michael Bennet, Marianne Williamson, John Hickenlooper, and Eric Swalwell.
Weighing in on the response of Democrats during the bait to offer free healthcare for undocumented immigrants, Trump wrote on Twitter: “All Democrats just raised their hands for giving millions of illegal aliens unlimited healthcare. How about taking care of American Citizens first!? That’s the end of that race!”
The Supreme Court has agreed to make a decision on whether the plans of the Trump administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program can proceed. The justices have agreed to hear oral arguments on the appeal in its next term which begins in October.
Political pundits across the board seem to agree that the campaign of Joe Biden, 76, could be in turmoil after Senator Kamala Harris got the better of him after he ducked offering a rebuttal to her attack on him over issues of civil rights, race and busing.
Harris began by saying: “Vice President Biden, I do not believe you are racist…” But then she criticized Biden for recently “defending segregationists” in the Senate and for once opposing the mandatory busing of students to desegregated public schools.
Rather than defend himself against her attack, Biden dodged by saying “my time is up,” and therefore allowing the matter to drop.
Invoking some playful humor at the G20 in Japan, President Donald Trump pointed and wagged his finger at Russian President Vladimir Putin, and while flashing a wry smile, told the Russian leader: “Don’t meddle in the election.”
In April, electric power generated from renewable sources provided 23 percent of US energy as compared to 20 percent derived from coal, according to the Energy Information Administration.
Energy experts are now predicting this could mark the end of coal. “The fate of coal has been sealed, the market has spoken,” said Michael Webber, an energy expert at the University of Texas. “The trend is irreversible now, the decline of coal is unstoppable despite Donald Trump’s rhetoric.”
President Donald Trump slammed the performance of Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders in a tweet after debates, writing: “I am in Japan at the G-20, representing our Country well, but I heard it was not a good day for Sleepy Joe or Crazy Bernie. One is exhausted, the other is nuts – so what’s the big deal?”