Nov 1, 2019

First look: Andrew Yang's "New Way Forward"

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Andrew Yang will unveil a "New Way Forward" message when he joins other candidates onstage in Des Moines Friday night at the Iowa Democratic Party's Liberty & Justice dinner (formerly the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner).

Why it matters: Yang wants to set himself apart by discussing the root causes that led to President Trump, as a way to promote Yang's signature universal basic income for all American adults, which he calls the Freedom Dividend.

  • "Sadly, Donald Trump is not the root of the problem. Your kids were not all right before he got elected ..."
  • "Donald Trump got the problems right ... But his solutions were garbage and nonsense. ... We have to evolve in the way we think about work and value."

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Andrew Yang demands MSNBC apologize on-air over debate speaking time

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2020 candidate Andrew Yang tweeted Saturday he won't appear on MSNBC unless the network apologizes for omitting him from several graphics and giving him less speaking time than his presidential rivals at the latest Democratic debate.

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Buttigieg with 9-point lead in new Iowa poll

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Presidential hopeful and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has soared to the top of the latest Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll of 2020 Democratic candidates, released Saturday evening.

The big picture: He's the first choice for 25% of Democratic caucus-goers polled in the latest survey — with a 9-point lead over his closest rival, Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Buttigieg also topped a Monmouth University poll released Tuesday, where he's the favored candidate among 22% of those surveyed.

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Pete Buttigieg surges to the top of new Iowa poll

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A Monmouth University poll released Tuesday has Pete Buttigieg leading the Democratic presidential race in Iowa for the first time.

The big picture: Since Monmouth's last Iowa poll in August, Buttigieg gained 14 points, surging ahead of the race's group of longtime frontrunners, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.

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