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
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Watch this space for a recap of the latest polls and data-driven studies curated by the CBS News Election & Survey Unit! 6/20/2019: The Democratic Primary - Divisions Emerge Along Generational Lines According to the latest CBS News Battleground Tracker of Democratic voters in early primary contests, most Democratic primary voters under the age of 45 want Democrats to advance a more progressive agenda than the country had under Barack Obama, while most older voters want the Democrats to return the country to the way it was before Donald Trump took office. Not surprisingly, they differ on which candidates they are considering voting for.A large majority of Democratic voters over 45 are considering Joe Biden - more so than any other candidate - and this is particularly true of those 65 and older (69%). Support for Biden drops off among younger voters, however. 47% of those between 30 and 44 would consider voting for Biden, but this is true of just 38% of early Democratic voters … [Read more...] about The latest from the CBS News Election & Survey Unit
LIMA, Ohio – President Donald Trump on Wednesday brought his re-election campaign to Ohio – a state essential to his 2020 strategy – touring a military tank plant and telling many of its cheering workers: “You better love me. I kept this place open.” Trump also used the visit to criticize John McCain, saying the late senator “didn’t get the job done for our great vets.” He complained that McCain’s family didn’t thank him for giving the senator “the kind of funeral that he wanted.” McCain died last year of brain cancer. Trump’s visit to Ohio was his first since last year’s midterm election campaign, when the state was a rare bright spot for Republicans in the upper Midwest. But with Trump’s path to another four years in the White House relying on a victory here, his nascent campaign is mindful of warning signs that Ohio can hardly be taken for granted in 2020. Perhaps no state has better … [Read more...] about President Trump says Ohio workers ‘better love me,’ renews John McCain feud
20 March 2019 United StatesClimate Mark Engler argues that the deal would shift the US from obstructing multilateral negotiations to assisting other countries in their transition to carbon-neutral economies. Before the US elections last November, very few mainstream politicians in the country had ever uttered the phrase ‘Green New Deal’. Now, supporting it is rapidly becoming a necessity for high-profile Democrats hoping to convince the party’s base that they should be the candidate to challenge Donald Trump. We have a reinvigorated climate movement to thank for the change. In the week after the midterm elections, some 200 young people – members of the Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats – staged a sit-in that occupied the offices of incoming Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. The activists, 51 of whom were ultimately arrested by Capitol police, demanded that the party embrace a bold plan to transition the US economy away from fossil … [Read more...] about A Green New Deal for the US and beyond
Bart Jansen and John Fritze USA TODAY Published 6:56 AM EDT Mar 16, 2019 WASHINGTON – As lawmakers begin to scrutinize Boeing's grounded 737 Max 8, they will be probing one of the nation's most powerful corporate political players, backed with a multi-million-dollar lobbying budget and a direct line to the White House. Chicago-based Boeing, the second-largest U.S. government contractor, suffered a setback this week when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) followed its counterparts around the world in grounding the 737 Max 8 after two catastrophic crashes raised new questions about the plane's software. Now Boeing faces a test of its influence as congressional investigators look into how the plane was approved, what caused the crashes and why the FAA delayed its grounding order. The Senate Commerce Committee is scheduling a hearing and key House Democrats have vowed "rigorous oversight." Boeing influence Like other large U.S. … [Read more...] about Boeing 737 Max 8: Catastrophic crashes test company’s clout in D.C.