Where the 2020 Presidential Candidates Stand on Climate Change

Will 2020 be the climate change election? With candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren releasing their own climate proposals this week, the answer increasingly appears to be a resounding yes. Fourteen of the 24 Democratic candidates have come out in support of the Green New Deal, while 16 have signed the No Fossil Fuel Money […]

Walmart CEO Calls for Raising the Federal Minimum Wage

Walmart Inc.’s CEO wants Congress to boost the federal minimum wage, a rare instance of the nation’s biggest private employer demanding change on a contentious issue, about which it has long been pilloried for its resistance. The current $7.25 minimum wage is “too low,” Walmart Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon said Wednesday at the company’s […]

Will Bill de Blasio’s Backing a NYC Fur Ban Harm His Presidential Bid?

In New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio bashes the fur industry as inhumane and says he wants to ban it from the nation’s fashion capital. In Iowa, he’s courting support for his presidential run from Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie, a powerful force in local politics whose family has run a fur business in the […]

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 […]