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Biden Announces Plan to Expand Medicare and Forgive Student Loans

Presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden announced new plans to expand Medicare eligibility and forgive some student debt as he adapts his policy platform ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election to take into account the pandemic hit to the economy. Biden said in a Medium post on Thursday that he would lower the age for Medicare eligibility to 60, at which point people would have the option of sticking with their employer plans or opting into Medicare. “This would make Medicare available to a set of Americans who work hard and retire before they turn 65, or who would prefer to leave their employer plans, the public option, or other plans they access through the Affordable Care Act before they retire,” Biden wrote. Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the 11th Democratic candidates debate in Washington on March 15, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/File Photo/Reuters) He said the proposal takes into account the likely scenario that after the CO..

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Barr: Probe of Trump Campaign One of the Greatest Travesties in American History

Attorney General William Barr said that the FBI investigation into the Trump campaign in 2016 was “one of the greatest travesties in American history.” The attorney general told Fox News on April 9 that he is troubled by the findings from the ongoing investigation into the FBI by U.S. Attorney John Durham, who is looking into the origins of the probe as well as what the bureau did after Donald Trump was elected president. “My own view is that the evidence shows that were not dealing with just the mistakes or sloppiness,” Barr told Fox Newss Laura Ingraham. “There was something far more troubling here. Were going to get to the bottom of it. And if people broke the law and we can establish that with the evidence, they will be prosecuted.” Barr told Congress last year the FBI spied on the Trump campaign. He said on Thursday that the president “has every right to be frustrated” by the investigation. The Department of Justice Inspector General found that the FBIs applications to the For..