July 24, 2019: Bill de Blasio introduced the first major policy proposal of his campaign on workforce issues. Roughly half of the Democratic field will speak at the NAACP presidential forum in Detroit.
“No southerners are [on the debate stage], unless you count Texans Castro and O’Rourke or border state candidates Biden and Delaney, which I don’t.
Democrats are abandoning their most successful strategy for winning recent presidential elections: putting a southerner on the ticket. From 1964 until 2008, every victorious Democratic presidential candidate had a southern accent: Lyndon Johnson in 1964, Jimmy Carter in 1974, Bill Clinton in 1992 and 1996 and Al Gore, who won the popular vote in 2000.
Arguably, it happened again in 2016 when Hillary Clinton, with her deep Arkansas and southern connections, won the popular vote.”
In an op-ed in BuzzFeed News, Bill de Blasiointroduced the first major policy proposal of his campaign on workforce issues. He called for two weeks of paid time off for all workers, a national minimum wage of $15, and replacing at-will employment with a “just cause” termination policy.
Steve Bullockparticipated in a 2020 forum series hosted by women’s coworking space company The Riveter in Seattle, Washington.
In an interview on Outkick the Coverage with Clay Travis, Tulsi Gabbarddiscussed sports, the military, and the foreign policy credentials of other candidates.
Jay Insleetalked about climate change solutions in an episode of Why Is This Happening with Chris Hayes.
O’Rourkediscussed his cross-party appeal and Trump’s North Carolina rally in an interview on The View. His wife, Amy O’Rourke, also joined the interview, marking her first national appearance.
Tim Ryantalked sports and politics in an episode of Fired Up with Brad Jenkins.
Joe Sestak continued to campaign in Iowa, speaking with the Poweshiek County Democrats Tuesday night.
Warrenintroduced the Student Loan Debt Relief Act of 2019 with Rep. James E. Clyburn, which would cancel up to $50,000 of student debt for individuals with a household income of less than $100,000. Partial debt relief would be available for households earning more than $100,000 on a sliding scale.
Marianne Williamsonspoke about criminal sentencing disparities, white-collar crime, and voter suppression at the NAACP national convention in Detroit, Michigan, on Tuesday.
Donald Trumpspoke at the Turning Point Teen Student Action Summit for conservative high school students.
Bill Weldwill speak at the NAACP’s 2020 Presidential Candidates Forum in Detroit, Michigan, on Wednesday.
The New York Timesreported that government investigators found classified information on Hillary Clinton’s private email server. The Clinton campaign responded that any classified information found on the server would have been labeled classified after the fact.
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