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April 15, 2019

It is a well-established fact that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is a proponent of Medicare-for-All, and during a Fox News town hall on Monday, moderator Bret Baier quickly learned that a lot of other people are, too.

During the town hall in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Sanders was asked about health care. He explained that he wants a single-payer insurance program where people can go to any doctor or hospital, adding that "millions of people today are in networks, which prevent them from doing this, so this gives you freedom of choice in regards to doctors and hospitals."

Baier followed up by saying the audience was filled with people from across the political spectrum, and he asked those with private insurance through their work to raise their hands. He then asked how many were willing to "transition to what the senator says, a government-run system." To the surprise of no one except apparently Baier, the crowd erupted in cheers. Sanders pointed out that just because people have insurance through their employer now, that could change in an instant if they are fired or switch jobs. "What we're talking about is stability, that when you have Medicare-for-All it is there now and will be there in the future," he said, to even more applause. Catherine Garcia

October 15, 2018

President Trump's recent interview with 60 Minutes could not have gone over better with his favorite morning show hosts.

Fox & Friends on Monday heaped praise on the president for his Sunday interview with 60 Minutes, Mediaite reports, and they particularly loved one moment that drew some criticism from other pundits. During a somewhat heated exchange with Lesley Stahl, Trump declared to the 60 Minutes anchor, "I'm president, and you're not."

When this clip played on Fox & Friends, host Steve Doocy literally laughed out loud, while host Ainsley Earhardt said this was the "best line" because Trump was "reminding her who's boss." Brian Kilmeade also joined his co-hosts in laughing at the zinger. The hosts were positively Trump-like in raving about the president's overall performance, with Earhardt noting that "many people" are saying Trump answered "everything correctly" and with Kilmeade arguing the president has "never been more confident."

They also criticized journalist Lesley Stahl, saying she interrupted Trump "a good bit" and asked unfair questions about global warming, which Trump claimed wasn't manmade. But if anything, the Fox & Friends hosts felt this only made the president look better, with Kilmeade excitedly declaring that Trump's attitude in these interviews is, "bring it on." Brendan Morrow

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