Published: Sat, October 27, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Manhunt under way after bombs sent to Democrats, Trump critics

Manhunt under way after bombs sent to Democrats, Trump critics

"We are working with authorities to determine the severity of the situation", Zucker said.

"It's very unusual", she said. But in recent weeks, Republicans have ramped up their own messaging.

In a hotly contested upstate NY congressional race, Democratic challenger Antonio Delgado has hammered his opponent, first-term Republican John Faso, over his vote to repeal the ACA.

"It's not true. It's not true".

As he referenced globalists, some in the crowd called out "Soros" - a reference to prolific Democrat donor George Soros - and then chanted "lock him up!"

US voters are saying health care is their No. 1 issue, but it's a judge - not the midterm congressional elections next month - who may decide the future of the Affordable Care Act. He said at least 20 Republican incumbents have "scrubbed" their websites to appear more supportive of the law. I think that we're running a great campaign.

"Insurers would have still had to guarantee insurance to people with pre-existing conditions", he said. Meanwhile, the White House has backed a federal lawsuit in Texas that seeks to strike down all of Obamacare, including its pre-existing condition rules, as unconstitutional.

He called for national unity, promised to bring those responsible to justice and warned that political violence was an "attack on our democracy itself".

Others are pushing back, saying that progressive figures assigning blame to Trump are behaving hypocritically.

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The CNN's NY office was evacuated after the discovery. But the overwhelming majority - all but one of the ads - mention health care.

Yet complicating matters for Republicans is that a substantial portion of their party base continues to support a repeal of the ACA. "They are making people less safe, they are making journalists less safe, they are making law enforcement officials less safe". Second on the list: protecting preexisting conditions.

Democrats recognise that the GOP is vulnerable and conflicted on health care, and its candidates are devoting millions of dollars worth of ads to it.

"Discussion of health care this cycle is really driven by Democrats", Franklin Fowler said. "It wasn't seen as a winning issue", she said. And Republican candidates are going out of their way to reinforce that message. "And all of these things are, are characteristics that ensures have historically used as proxies for likely health status as well, I totally doesn't feel good at all". "Also, Democrats will destroy your Medicare, and I will keep it healthy and well!" The actions, which caused panicked building evacuations and reports of additional explosives that later proved unfounded, are bound to add to fears that overheated rhetoric could lead to deadly violence as the parties engage in bitter fights over immigration, the Supreme Court and the treatment of women.

"If we had the votes to completely start over, we'd do it", McConnell said in an interview with Reuters, calling his party's failure to repeal the law "the one disappointment of this Congress from a Republican point of view". The administration is now doing that on a smaller level by pushing cheaper but less comprehensive short-term insurance plans.

The common thread among the bomb targets was obvious: their critical words for Trump and his frequent, harsher criticism in return. The poll, conducted October 12-17, also showed that eight in 10 likely voters from each major party want to protect coverage for people with existing conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes or cancer. Tammy Baldwin and Republican state Sen. John McCain's, R-Ariz., decisive thumbs-down vote on repealing the ACA a year ago "signaled the end of that war and the beginning of a new fight".

New York City Police Commissioner James O'Neill says investigators are reviewing security video to see if they can identify a courier believed to have delivered the pipe bomb package to CNN's office.

"There's a truism in politics that if you're explaining you're losing", said Republican strategist Michael Steel. "Would it make a lot of sense for a Democrat operative or Democrat-inculcated lunatic to do it?"

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