We were told Joe Biden was the ‘safe choice’. Why did he barely scrape through? | Naomi Klein

A great many people did not vote for Joe Biden, they voted against Trump. We have to recognise how narrow this win was

  • Naomi Klein delivered her election analysis at a Haymarket event on Friday night. This is an abridged transcript of remarks. You can watch the event here

These have been a harrowing few days. And these days have been more harrowing than they should have been. As we all know, Joe Biden won the Democratic primaries based on the claim that he was the s...

We were told Joe Biden was the ‘safe choice’. Why did he barely scrape through? | Naomi Klein

A great many people did not vote for Joe Biden, they voted against Trump. We have to recognise how narrow this win was

  • Naomi Klein delivered her election analysis at a Haymarket event on Friday night. This is an abridged transcript of remarks. You can watch the event here

These have been a harrowing few days. And these days have been more harrowing than they should have been. As we all know, Joe Biden won the Democratic primaries based on the claim that he was the s...

Supreme court to hear Obamacare case that may lead to 20m losing insurance

Court will hear a case a week after election day that could result in the law being overturned – or only one provision eliminated

For more than a decade, Republicans have sought to destroy the signature achievement of the Obama administration – the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.

Exactly one week after election day, they might succeed.

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Lone Star turn: Kamala Harris campaigns in Texas in bid to flip state

Vice-presidential nominee headed to area hit hard by Covid-19 and attacked Republicans’ efforts to undo Obamacare

Jesus Quintanilla, 20, from San Juan on the US-Mexico border, and his family had packed into their car and lined up outside the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley campus to hear vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris.

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Lone Star turn: Kamala Harris campaigns in Texas in bid to flip state

Vice-presidential nominee headed to area hit hard by Covid-19 and attacked Republicans’ efforts to undo Obamacare

Jesus Quintanilla, 20, from San Juan on the US-Mexico border, and his family had packed into their car and lined up outside the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley campus to hear vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris.

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Trump repeats claim ‘Covid, Covid, Covid’ dominates news to undermine his campaign – live

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As the future of Obamacare heads to the supreme court, so does trans rights

Trans people could lose healthcare as Republican state attorneys general seek to have the entire landmark Affordable Care Act law tossed out

Starting in 2009, Jack Jimenez’s face would feel tingly and his vision would turn wonky. Sometimes it felt like he was getting a deep-tissue head massage, even when no one was touching him. The now 37-year-old from California tried for five years to get help from various doctors, many of whom told him he was just anxious.

“Of course I’m an...

Barack Obama recalls epic battle for healthcare law in excerpt from memoir

  • Advance chapter released as ACA faces supreme court threat
  • Ex-president details Republicans’ norm-breaking attacks
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An advance chapter from Barack Obama’s first memoir of his White House years, published on Monday by the New Yorker, takes readers inside the epic political battle behind the passage of the Affordable Care Act at the end of his first year in office.

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‘They won’t be able to do anything about this’: McConnell revels in Barrett supreme court vote

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“By tomorrow night,” Mitch McConnell told Senate Republicans on Sunday, after they voted to limit debate and advance the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, “we’ll have a new member of the United States supreme court.

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Party chair insists Republicans will hold Senate after Trump voices doubt

  • Trump tells GOP donors holding Senate will be ‘tough’ – report
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After Donald Trump reportedly told donors it would be “tough” for Republicans to hold the Senate, and said he could not and did not want to help some senators, party chair Ronna McDaniel insisted the Senate would stay in GOP hands, saying: “I don’t see these senators distancing themselves from the president.”

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