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Former Gov. Howard Dean endorses Brenda Siegel for governor

Former Gov. Howard Dean has endorsed Democratic candidate Brenda Siegel to be Vermont’s next governor. Siegel, an anti-poverty activist, launched her campaign in early May. It is her third statewide run for office after unsuccessful bids in the Democratic primary for governor in 2018 and for lieutenant governor in 2020. This year, Siegel was the only Democrat to enter the governor’s race, making her the presumptive nominee.
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Howard Dean: Crack down on the drug middlemen

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock just introduced a bill that would cap Americans’ out-of-pocket spending on insulin at $35 a month. The legislation would be a godsend to patients battling diabetes. Many of them currently face hundreds of dollars in monthly out-of-pocket costs — an unaffordable burden for many low- and even middle-income Americans. These patients often skip injections and self-ration their insulin at enormous risk to their health, since untreated diabetes can lead to blindness, limb amputations and even death. Diabetes patients account for a quarter of all U.S. health care spending.
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Howard Dean endorses Democrat Molly Gray for Congress

Vermont Business Magazine This morning, via video announcement(link is external), former Vermont Governor Howard Dean endorsed Lieutenant Governor Molly Gray for Congress. “There are a number of excellent candidates running for office this year to fill Vermont’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Molly is the only candidate with direct experience working in and with Congress. She is the only candidate who has run, won, and served statewide,” said Governor Dean adding, “Molly is also the only candidate who has extensive foreign policy experience, a critical qualification for a strong member of Congress. Molly is the right leader in the right moment for our brave little state, and she has a proven track record of service and bringing people together to get things done.”
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'Wing-nut racism': Howard Dean crushes Ted Cruz

Senator Ted Cruz appeared to defend the right to do the Nazi salute, saying it’s “free speech,” after it was reported that a parent at an Ohio school board meeting did the salute in response to a request to put on a mask. MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber explains that while it is legally accurate that a salute by itself is First Amendment speech, Cruz is willfully ignoring the issue of rising hate and illegal incidents of violence. Former Vermont governor Howard Dean joins Melber to discuss Cruz’s comments.Oct. 27, 2021.
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The Howard Dean scream

At an energetic rally on the evening of January 19, 2004, Democratic presidential hopeful Howard Dean emits a noise that many will claim ended his career in electoral politics. The “Dean Scream,” as it quickly came to be known, was a unique and revealing moment in early-21st century American politics.
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Howard Dean Phylicia Rashad Tweets Support for Cosby, Draws Backlash from HU Community

Update, July 1, 8:50 a.m. Howard University provided the following statement regarding Rashad’s tweets and says it will not be commenting further. “Survivors of sexual assault will always be our priority. While Dean Rashad has acknowledged in her follow-up tweet that victims must be heard and believed, her initial tweet lacked sensitivity towards survivors of sexual assault. Personal positions of University leadership do not reflect Howard University’s policies. We will continue to advocate for survivors fully and support their right to be heard. Howard will stand with survivors and challenge systems that would deny them justice. We have full confidence that our faculty and school leadership will live up to this sacred commitment.”
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Howard Dean Says Most Politicians In The GOP 'Are No Longer Americans'

Former Democratic Party leader Howard Dean tore into Republican politicians on Wednesday, suggesting most “are no longer Americans” because of their capitulation to ex-President Donald Trump. Responding to the removal of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from GOP House leadership for contesting Trump’s election lies, Dean told MSNBC’s Ari Melber that...
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