Does Joe Biden Support Medicare For All?
the democratic presidential candidate doesn't think so. nancy cordes shows what he really thinks. >> i think that everybody should have access to health care, everybody should. i'm not a single-payer guy. i'm not a socialist guy. i believe that, you know, there is a role for private insurance. but if you don't know where you're going to get the next $5,000 from, you're probably not going to spend the next $2,000 to make yourself healthy. >> it's not exactly the best way to put it. but it's the most salient question to ask him as he uses the first day of his campaign to define himself as a progressive. but it's not the only question. he's never really been very specific about other policies, like what he would do about health care for undocumented immigrants or what he would do about gun control, something else that's become a big issue. >> we can't be the party of every gun owner running for president. we have to be the party that realizes that we've got to limit the guns as best we can. that's what i've done in my state. that's what we have to do as a party. >> reporter: and there is one issue that has been conspicuously absent from his campaign. there has been no mention of the only current female president of the united states. >> the male candidates have been asked about hillary clinton. but today joe biden got a question about his view on the woman who beat him for the democratic nomination in 2016. he said he's never thought about it. >> i have not thought about that. i've been doing my own thing. >> reporter: he was too busy at the time. he said. and now he doesn't want to re-litigate the race that leave hillary clinton as the party's nominee. >> i'm not going to ask anybody to vote for me on the basis of my gender. >> reporter: or on the basis of his political support from a woman he's worked with for decades. >> i'm very proud that hillary clinton made history. she was a great candidate. i'm glad she won a lot of delegates. i'm glad she won the popular vote. i wish she had been president. i'm not going to say anything bad about her. >> reporter: clinton told abc news in november that she was not ready to say whether she'd consider supporting biden in 2020, but she did say she thought it was too late for him to enter the race. two of his rivals for the 2020 democratic nomination, alexandria ocasio-cortez and cory booker, were asked today if they would take a pledge not to campaign negative against each other. they both said no. cory booker said he will focus on issues and ideas, not personal attacks. >> that's not how i roll. that's not how i do it. i'm going to try to be as positive as i can be. but i'm not going to be so afraid to say what i think we need to do as a nation. >> reporter: this race is likely to be a crowded field. booker says he won't be the last to jump in the ring. >>> the supreme court will hear arguments next month in the case that could decide the future of affirmative action in college admissions. the court said today it will hear the case of a texas man who was denied admission to the university of texas. he's white. the texas program takes race into account in deciding which students to admit. the court could decide to strike down or uphold affirmative action. >>> and the president is taking action on one of his favorite topics. he's ordering the u.s. postal service to raise prices on packages from china. he says the u.s. postal service is losing money because of a deal with china for international shipping. the president says it's costing the postal service $200 million a year. he says that will be offset by raising prices on international packages and increasing the frequency of the deliveries. the postal service says it will also ask congress to pay back the $4.5 billion that it overpaid to the federal government. >>> and then there's this. randy moss is back in the nfl. he says after sitting out last season, he is signing a one-year deal with the san francisco 49ers. moss is 48 years old. he has played for four different nfl teams since being drafted by the minnesota vikings in 1998. >>> on a lighter note, the nfl rookies are back for their first official day of training camp. they have a lot to learn before they can be the next step in the nfl. one asked about the best way to handle a 3-4 defense. "i think a lot of guys say you don't really figure out the defense until you figure it out." that's how they handle it. >> ron, if you're a rookie, that's kind of how you handle it. they're only in their first day of camp. they'll figure it out. >> they'll figure it out. they are in the nfl, where they figure it out. >> meghan is going to figure it out. i think she will get the hang of it. >>> well, it's been a couple of days since alexandria ocasio-cortez's news conference, and we've been watching her every step of the way. here's meghan kilmartin. >> reporter: alexandria ocasio-cortez celebrated her 29th birthday on friday at her birthday party in manhattan, but it wasn't just any party. it was a rally. she had a few surprises in store for supporters. >> so if you don't want me to win, i don't want you to vote. i want you to make calls. i want you to knock on doors. >> reporter: she got personal. >> i was an undocumented immigrant in this country. when our family's visas