Playing Politics: Why President Trump and Competing Democrats Should Try Wooing Gamers

It turns out that video game players are not only intensely serious about their gaming, but also about their politics. In a study released Thursday, the video game industry lobbying group Entertainment Software Association (ESA) reports that 65% of American adults–or about 164 million people–consider themselves gamers. Out of that group, 59%–or nearly 97 million–told […]

Political Play: Why President Trump and Competing Democrats Should Try Wooing Gamers

It turns out that video game players are not only intensely serious about their gaming, but also about their politics. In a study released Thursday, the video game industry lobbying group Entertainment Software Association (ESA) reports that 65% of American adults–or about 164 million people–consider themselves gamers. Out of that group, 59%–or nearly 97 million–told […]

Sen. Michael Bennet Becomes the 21st Democrat Running for President

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, “two N’s, one T,” became the 21st Democrat to announce his candidacy for president on Thursday. But what makes him think he has a chance against the dozens of others also seeking their place in the White House? During his announcement on CBS “This Morning,” Bennet pointed to at least one […]

Meet the Republicans Likely to Challenge Trump in the 2020 Primary

The Democratic 2020 primary is a crowded field, but regardless of who takes the nomination, President Donald Trump will face a battle before election day. Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld announced his candidacy for the Republican primary earlier this week, and both Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and former Ohio Governor John Kasich are mulling runs […]

Anyone Can Run for President—Literally, Anyone

There are 20 candidates currently running for president in 2020: 18 Democrats and two Republicans, according to the latest numbers. But these figures don’t quite include everyone who’s running. Every election year, hundreds of ordinary Americans file paperwork with the FEC to declare their own candidacy. First, those who are interested in running have to […]

Democrats Keep Rejecting Corporate PAC Money. But Is It Just for Show?

From former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, who is making a bid for the U.S. Senate, to presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, the refrain du jour among 2020 Democratic presidential candidates seems to be a pledge to swear off donations from corporate political action committees (PACs). It’s a good sound bite to drop on the campaign trail: […]

Meet the 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of

The Democratic primary elections are a year away, and yet more than a dozen politicians with varying degrees of progressive ideals are vying for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. This may sound like a crowded ballot but, technically speaking, there are more than 200 Democratic candidates running for president in 2020. The Federal Election […]

Kamala Harris’s First Policy Rollout: $315 Billion to Boost Teacher Pay

Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) announced on Tuesday the first major policy initiative of her 2020 presidential campaign: a $315 billion, ten-year federal package to increase public-school teacher pay. The campaign has billed the plan as the “the largest investment in teachers in American history.” The money would subsidize pay of K-12 teachers and provide financial […]

Trump Says He “Wouldn’t Mind” Running Against Beto O’Rourke

President Trump is already developing his wish list of Democratic opponents for the 2020 presidential election–and the three B’s are on it. Speaking to Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo, Trump tossed out a few names of who he’d most like to run against. But he said the media has already “chosen” Beto O’Rourke. Trump told […]

Stacey Abrams Could Be Joe Biden’s 2020 Running Mate

Top advisers for former Vice President Joe Biden are reportedly discussing whether choosing Stacey Abrams as a running mate could boost his chance of success in the 2020 presidential election, although it is unclear what Biden or Abrams personally think of the matter. Axios reported Thursday that Biden’s advisers think Abrams could show voters that […]