DES MOINES, Iowa — Andrew Yang bounces from leg to leg on the stage at Franklin Junior High School, cloaked in his campaign-trail uniform of blue jacket and navy “MATH” cap, warning the crowd about the threat that robots pose to the American heartland. If you have some vague sense that you’ve heard of Yang but that’s about it, you’re not alone. While the entrepreneur turned novice politician’s name recognition hovers around 50 percent, he hasn’t broken 1 percent in most polls after a year and a half of running for president in a crowded pack of Democrats. But on a cold Sunday night in April, there are 300 or so Iowans here feeling Andrew Yang and his message of what’s gone wrong.Story Continued Below “How many of you notice stores closing around where you live?” he asks, raising his own hand. Scores of others shoot up in the crowd. “And why are those stores closing?” “Amazon!” shouts someone. … [Read more...] about Is Andrew Yang for Real?
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Grace Panetta, provided by Published 12:23 pm PDT, Monday, April 15, 2019 Associated Press Who is Eric Swalwell? Current job: US representative from California's 15th congressional district. Age: 38 Family: Swalwell and his wife Brittany Watts have been married since 2016. They have an almost 2-year-old son named Nelson, a six-month-old daughter Kathryn, nicknamed "Cricket," and a dog named Penny. Hometown: Sac City, Iowa Political party: Democratic Previous jobs: Member of the Dublin, California City Council, member of the Dublin Arts & Heritage and Planning Commissions, assistant district attorney. Who is Eric Swalwell's direct competition for the nomination? Based on a recurring series of national surveys we conduct, we can figure out who the other candidates competing in Eric Swalwell's lane are, and who the broader opponents are within the party. Swalwell is a more recent addition to our surveys and at this time has an insufficient … [Read more...] about Eric Swalwell is running for president in 2020. Here’s everything we know about the candidate and how he stacks up against the competition.
Young, sincere and raised on the edge of poverty, Sukhi Samra has a mother who worked two minimum-wage jobs when she was a kid — days at a gas station and nights at a Subway. Her father is disabled. She knows what an extra $500 a month would have bought her family.“I spent a lot of 5th and 6th grade just, like, in those tables at Subway so that I could keep my mom some company and spend some time with her,” Samra said. “Five hundred a month would have meant that my mom spent a couple more hours at home with us every night.”At 23, Samra is now head of the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration, a pilot program to test a universal basic income. For the next year and a half, 130 residents of this struggling Central Valley city will get $500 every month, with no strings — such as employment or sobriety requirements — attached, in a social experiment that is as much public relations as rigorous research.Although its organizers have promised … [Read more...] about What would a universal basic income mean for America? Stockton thinks it has the answer
Grace Panetta, provided by Published 9:42 am CDT, Sunday, April 14, 2019 Jessica McGowan/Getty Images Since the 18th century, the United States has used the Electoral College, made up of 538 individual electors, to elect its presidents instead of going by the popular vote. The Electoral College has recently come under scrutiny after two presidents in the last 20 years won the Electoral College despite losing the national popular vote. 14 states and the District of Columbia have joined a movement to bypass the Electoral College and join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, in which member states pledge to give all their Electoral College votes to the winner of the popular vote. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Since the 18th century, the United States has used the Electoral College, made up of 538 individual electors from 50 states and the District of Columbia who vote on behalf of their states instead of the national popular vote, to … [Read more...] about These 14 states want to get rid of the Electoral College and let the popular vote decide presidential elections
SECTIONS Search E-edition Customer Service Customer Service SacBee Rewards About Us About Us Contact Us Apps Mobile & Apps Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube News in Education (NIE) Newsletters Local Sacramento Region Arena City Beat Crime Local Govt Salary Database The Homeless Marcos Bretón Transportation Education Environment Health & Medicine Traffic Conditions Weather Communities Elk Grove Folsom/El Dorado Roseville/Placer Yolo Sports Sports Kings NBA News 49ers Giants Oakland A's High School Sports Joe Davidson More Sports Raiders NFL News MLB News River Cats Soccer Colleges Golf Autos Racing Politics Politics Capitol Alert State Workers The California Influencer Series Local Elections PoliGRAPH State Worker Salary Database Legislative Gifts … [Read more...] about Give the wealthy a tax break to encourage affordable housing? Gavin Newsom wants to try it