Democrat Andrew Yang is running for president of the United States. His long-shot campaign is centered on providing a universal basic income for Americans. Yang wants to help Americans who are losing jobs to automation, and he believes a basic income could create 4.5 million new jobs. The core of Yang’s campaign is the Freedom Dividend, which would give out $US1,000 per month to every American between the ages of 18 and 64. Yang is testing the dividend this year in Goffstown, New Hampshire, where one family will receive $US1,000 a month for a year. The family got the first payment on New Year’s Eve. Presidential candidate Andrew Yang, a 43-year-old entrepreneur-turned-politician, is focusing his campaign on helping Americans who are losing jobs to automation. Yang wants all Americans to benefit from a universal basic income, which would provide regular cash payments to people regardless of their employment status. Although he is a long-shot candidate, the Democrat … [Read more...] about A Democrat running for president in 2020 is testing a basic income proposal by giving $1,000 per month to a family
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Billionaire Tom Steyer on Wednesday announced he’s not running for president in 2020 and will instead focus on pushing for President Donald Trump’s impeachment. Steyer, an unapologetic critic of Trump, has been pouring millions into a campaign to impeach the president. He reportedly plans to dedicate $US40 million to the campaign moving forward. Steyer has made a name for himself as a climate activist, and is the founder of the climate-focused group NextGen America. Billionaire philanthropist Tom Steyer on Wednesday announced he’s not running for president in 2020, and will instead focus on pushing for President Donald Trump’s impeachment. In a tweet, Steyer said, “The impeachment question has reached an inflection point. That’s why I just announced that I will be dedicating 100% of my time and effort in 2019 towards Mr. Trump’s impeachment and removal from office.” He added, “I will do whatever it takes, for as long as it … [Read more...] about Billionaire Tom Steyer announces he’s not running for president in 2020 and will focus on Trump impeachment campaign
By Bill Lambrecht Updated 9:53 am CST, Friday, December 14, 2018 Former San Antonio Mayor and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro, (left) and twin brother U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, joke during the Making the Grade: A Conversation with Julian, Joaquin, and Rosie Castro event held Monday Feb. 19, 2018 at the Prothro Theater in the Harry Ransom Center on the University of Texas at Austin campus in Austin, Tx. less Former San Antonio Mayor and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro, (left) and twin brother U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, joke during the Making the Grade: A Conversation with ... more Photo: Edward A. Ornelas, Staff / San Antonio Express-News Photo: Edward A. Ornelas, Staff / San Antonio Express-News Image 1 of / 28 … [Read more...] about Julian and Joaquin Castro on Colbert show: Jokes aside, Julian is running for president
There he was on the shore of Lake Charles in Calcasieu Parish, the lieutenant governor leading the evacuation as Rita hit. He could feel when the hurricane wasn’t there, and then when it suddenly was – that’s the closest Mitch Landrieu can compare to May 7, the day he left office. As mayor of New Orleans he slept with his cell phone on his chest, always on edge for the police or fire chief to call — or if he left the phone downstairs, to be woken up by them banging on his door. That morning of his departure he got up, went to new mayor LaToya Cantrell’s inauguration, sat through her speech, wished her well. That afternoon, a tugboat caught fire on the river. One of the barges it was pushing slammed into a dock. Another barge hit a ship.Story Continued Below “My immediate reaction is, ‘Well, let me pick up the phone,’” Landrieu says, “and say, ‘Where are we and what are we doing?’ And then I realized, that’s … [Read more...] about Mitch Landrieu Wants to Know: Does He Have to Run for President?
Howard Schultz announced he was stepping down as Starbucks’ executive chairman on Monday. Schultz has long fueled rumors of presidential aspirations and told The New York Times his next step “could include public service.” Democratic strategists told Business Insider that Schultz would have an uphill climb. While Starbucks workers said they respect Schultz’s dedication to social issues, some who worked closely with the former CEO questioned why he would “ruin his life” by running for office. Starbucks’ Howard Schultz has long fueled rumors regarding his presidential aspirations. On Monday, Schultz announced he was stepping down from his role as executive chairman at the chain. Immediately, those rumors intensified. The New York Times asked Schultz directly about a presidential run with news of his departure. Schultz said: “I intend … [Read more...] about Everyone thinks Starbucks’ Howard Schultz is going to run for president now that he’s leaving his coffee juggernaut — and people are split on if it’s a good idea