Biden is considered less radical than Sanders and should be able to swing the middle-of-the-roaders in the Democratic Party, although many of Sanders ideas have crept into the Democratic platform including universal healthcare and student loan forgiveness.
Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren: “I’ve heard that there are some billionaires that don’t support this plan… All we are saying is when you make it big, pitch in two cents so everybody gets a chance to make it.”
The US House of Representatives voted on Halloween to spook Trump with a 232 to 196 vote on endorsing the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry and set up a new public phase of the investigation. House speaker, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, presided over the vote and said “what is at stake in all of this is nothing less than our democracy.” Republicans in the House were united in defense of President Trump, describing the inquiry as secretive and unfair. Moreover, Trump says the “Deep State” — that is, the Washington bureaucracy — has been against him since his election in 2016.
Twelve Democratic hopefuls faced off in Ohio in mid-October in the largest US presidential primary debate in history. Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump has withdrawn US military personnel from the war zones of Syria. The New York Times quotes Aleksandr Shumilin, a Middle East specialist at the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, as saying, “This is an unexpected gift for Putin.”