Cutting down interstate 93 in a Winnebago Sightseer, Cory Booker rattles off a list of authors on his Audible queue—Michael Lewis, Jon Meacham, Cornel West. "I don't read fiction," Booker interjects on his Granite State RV tour. The candidate absorbs a mix of scripture and biography – reminders, he contends, that the "fairer eye of history" will "look askance in a negative way at what has been done." Poised in a beige recliner inexplicably glued to the trailer floor, Booker leans in. "Everything from trying to do a Muslim ban to throwing children in cages to separating families, is a kind of constant moral vandalism.""The people we make monuments to," Booker contends, "sometimes we can distort them." The bus stops at a red light as the analogy lurches to present day. "I think the leaders who are seen as the greatest in this country are the leaders who are united. The leaders that elevated Americans, not denigrated them. So I just don't see this president faring well in the … [Read more...] about On the road with Cory Booker in New Hampshire
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WASHINGTON-Anadolu Agency As the political race in the U.S. heats up ahead of the 2020 elections, one candidate is looking to make history by becoming the first Turkish congressional representative. Alp Başaran grew up living what he considered the life of an “American dreamer”. He came to this country when he was four years old and became an undocumented immigrant after overstaying his visa. Başaran was forced to go back to Turkey with his mother, while his dad remained in the U.S., working as a yellow cab driver in New York City. Four and a half years later, Başaran received his green card and moved back to the U.S. He went on to graduate from Vanderbilt University, received a degree from the UCLA School of Law and became a corporate lawyer in New York. Başaran is now running as a Democratic candidate for New Jersey's 9th congressional district where, if elected, he would not only be the first Turkish-American in Congress but the third formerly … [Read more...] about Candidate seeks to be 1st Turkish-American in Congress
The most diverse group of politicians to ever run for the White House have emerged ahead of the 2020 debates, as Donald Trump seeks re-election — and live-tweets the Democratic primaries. With the first slate of debates just weeks away, a variety of candidates have proven to be fundraising juggernauts, surprising dark horses and even clear frontrunners. As the list of Democrats throwing their hat in the ring for a shot at the Oval Office seemingly continues to grow with each week, here are each of the 2020 hopefuls to have announced an official run thus far. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. Subscribe now Meet the candidates Joe Biden Former US vice president Joe Biden has officially joined the Democratic presidential contest to replace Donald Trump in 2020. The 76-year-old lifelong politician becomes an instant … [Read more...] about Meet all the Democratic candidates for the 2020 US election
Rebecca Morin and Aamer Madhani USA TODAY Published 6:12 PM EDT Jun 13, 2019 WASHINGTON – The names are in. The 20 Democratic presidential candidates who met the criteria for the first Democratic primary debate of the election cycle have been announced. To qualify, the candidates had to poll at 1% or more in at least three qualified polls or receive donations from at least 65,000 individual donors, with a minimum of 200 individual donors per state in at least 20 states. The first debate is being held in Miami on June 26 and 27, with 10 candidates on stage each day. NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo will broadcast the two-night event. Which candidates appear on which nights will be announced Friday. For some who make the debate stage, both in Miami and at next month's debate in Detroit, it could mark a make-or-break moment to define their candidacy in one of the largest and most diverse presidential fields … [Read more...] about Who is in the first 2020 Democratic primary debate?
Aamer Madhani USA TODAY Published 5:34 PM EDT May 23, 2019 Several 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on Thursday blasted fast food giant McDonald’s for paying its workers substandard wages. The White House hopefuls – including Bernie Sanders, Julian Castro, Bill de Blasio, and Jay Inslee – joined demonstrations by workers in 13 cities targeting the world’s most powerful restaurant chain over wages and working conditions. The protesters and the presidential candidates called on the Chicago-headquartered company to pay workers a minimum wage of at least $15 per hour and take more aggressive action in confronting sexual harassment and assaults on workers. Inslee ripped McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook, who made $15.9 million in 2018 and $21.8 million in 2017, for short-changing the company's workers. "Those people who say there isn't enough money in these corporations to pay adequate wages out to look at this particular … [Read more...] about Fight for $15: 2020 candidates slam McDonald’s over workers pay