Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is sticking by his calls for forgiveness for Shane Gillis, the 31-year-old comedian who was hired and quickly fired by “Saturday Night Live” over past racist statements. “I actually sat there and watched some of Shane's comedy to figure out whether I thought that he was truly malignant or evil or just a comedian who'd made some terrible and distasteful jokes,” Yang, who is Taiwenese-American, said in an interview this week. Story Continued Below Gillis has called it a “hassle” to have to speak with a waiter at a Chinese restaurant, mocked Asian accents, and used a racial slur to describe Asians, including calling out Yang as a “Jew c***k.” But Yang, who jumped to Gillis’ defense when the comments came to light, said he concluded Gillis “was not an evil person and did not intend to somehow advocate for racist ideas or ideologies.” SNL announced on Monday that Gillis would no … [Read more...] about Andrew Yang stands by comedian after SNL firing for racist jokes
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Alexis Nester The Detroit News Published 11:46 PM EDT Jul 31, 2019 Detroit — Andrew Yang, 44, is an entrepreneur and philanthropist from New York. Here are some of his highlights from Wednesday's Democratic primary debate. YANG ON THE ISSUES Healthcare: "As someone who's run a business, I can tell you flat out our current healthcare system makes it hard to hire. It makes it harder to treat people well." Immigration: Yang said automation, not immigration, is responsible for taking jobs: “If you go to a factory here in Michigan, you will not find wall-to-wall immigrants, you will find wall to wall robots and machines... immigrants are being scapegoated.” Criminal justice reform: "I would trust anyone on this stage more than I trust our current president on criminal justice." Climate: Yang said he is not sure that reducing emissions to zero would totally eliminate the problem of climate change: "One of the things is we're responsible for … [Read more...] about Snapshot on the issues: Andrew Yang
Grace Panetta, provided by Published 10:03 am CDT, Friday, March 29, 2019 Andrew Yang Who is Andrew Yang? Current job: Entrepreneur and 2020 presidential candidate. Age: 44 Family: Yang and his wife Evelyn have two young sons. Hometown: Schenectady, New York. Political party: Democratic. Previous jobs: Corporate lawyer, healthcare startup entrepreneur, CEO of Manhattan Test Prep, Founder and CEO of Venture for America. Who is Andrew Yang'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 Andrew Yang’s lane are, and who the broader opponents are within the party. Yang is a more recent addition to our surveys and at this time has an insufficient sample size for which to draw conclusions. INSIDER has been conducting a recurring poll through SurveyMonkey Audience on a national sample to find out how different candidate's constituencies … [Read more...] about Andrew Yang is running for president in 2020. Here’s everything we know about the candidate and how he stacks up against the competition.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | In Andrew Yang, the Internet Finds a Meme-Worthy Candidate Advertisement Supported by ByKevin Roose March 20, 2019 If you visit the online betting market PredictIt, you’ll see a long list of 2020 Democratic candidates, ranked in order of their odds of winning the party’s nomination for president, according to the site’s users. Joe Biden, the former vice president, and Senator Bernie Sanders top the list. Then come other well-known Democrats: Senator Kamala Harris, former Representative Beto O’Rourke, Andrew Yang, Senator Elizabeth Warren. Wait, hang on a minute. Andrew Yang? This is not an algorithm glitch, it turns out. Mr. Yang, 44, an entrepreneur and a political neophyte running on the idea that the United States should provide a universal basic income, is popping … [Read more...] about In Andrew Yang, the Internet Finds a Meme-Worthy Candidate
By Eric Ting, SFGATE Published 5:24 pm PDT, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Betting odds to win the presidency as of March 13, 2019, according to OddsShark 1. President Donald Trump: +200Trump has far and away the best odds of any individual candidate, since oddsmakers are pretty sure he will lead the Republican ticket, but have no idea who will lead the Democratic ticket. less Betting odds to win the presidency as of March 13, 2019, according to OddsShark 1. President Donald Trump: +200 Trump has far and away the best odds of any individual candidate, since oddsmakers are pretty sure ... more Photo: Susan Walsh, Associated Press Photo: Susan Walsh, Associated Press Image 1 of / 25 Caption Close Image 1 of 25 Betting odds to win the presidency as of March 13, 2019, according to … [Read more...] about 2020 betting odds: Bernie Sanders ties Kamala Harris as co-favorite for Dems, Andrew Yang surges