Sep 4, 2019

"Thoughtful and progressive but realistic": Scarlett Johansson backs Elizabeth Warren

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Working Families Party endorses Elizabeth Warren over Bernie Sanders

Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images

The Working Families Party, a progressive labor group, on Monday endorsed 2020 candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to the New York Times.

Why it matters: The WFP gained national attention in the 2016 presidential election when it endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination. The party's early endorsement of Warren over Sanders signals that the Massachusetts senator is making significant inroads with progressive voters, a key wing of the Democratic Party.

Go deeperArrowSep 16, 2019

The staggering value of K-pop band BTS

BTS performs in Las Vegas at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. Photo: Todd Williamson/NBC/Getty Images

The uber-popular Korean pop boy band BTS accounts for $4.65 billion of South Korea's GDP, per the Hollywood Reporter.

Why it matters: That makes the band as valuable to South Korea's economy as multinational giants like Samsung and Hyundai.

Go deeperArrowOct 2, 2019

Warren surges to top spot in Iowa poll

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the Polk County Democrats' Steak Fry in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has overtaken 2020 rival Joe Biden in Iowa to snatch the lead in a Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll of preferred Democratic presidential candidates published Saturday night.

Why it matters: Per the Des Moines Register, this is the first time Warren has led in the state's poll. It's the latest in a series of surges in the polls for the Massachusetts senator. She's also been drawing big crowds in recent weeks.

Go deeperArrowSep 22, 2019