When Democratic presidential contenders debate in Charleston on Tuesday, they should be given an opportunity to state their positions on the future of Social Security.
He wants to establish a public option retirement savings plan for workers without that benefit through a private employer.
It will exist on automatic contributions from all income earners with a government match for low-income individuals, with automatic investment in low-risk funds. And incomes will be supplemented for those workers who stay in the workforce past the normal retirement age.
The vast majority of delegates are awarded after February. Super Tuesday, when a third of all delegates are allocated in a single day, looms large with 16 contests at the beginning of March.
Moderators at six previous debates haven’t asked a question about this important benefit and how it can be sustained and improved.
Andrew Yang on Jan. 26 became the seventh Democrat to qualify for the February debate after polling above 5% in UNH/CNN’s New Hampshire survey, his fourth qualifying poll.
The Super Bowl advertising, coming a day before the Iowa Democratic caucuses, is part of a broader spending effort. Starting this month, campaign aides say they intend to increase their TV, radio, and digital advertising.
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Millennial women are overall ready to hit the polls. Nearly eight in 10 feel at least somewhat informed and 65% say they plan to vote in the 2020 election.
A growing number of Republicans are privately warning of increasing fears of a total wipeout in 2020: House, Senate, and White House. The Republican Senate majority, once considered relatively safe, suddenly looks in serious jeopardy. Democrats are raising more money, and polling better, than Republican incumbents in battleground after battleground.
Tonight the Democrats Will Again Debate Medicare For All. But America’s Seniors Can’t Afford to Wait
There’s no doubt our nation’s leaders must commit themselves to making health care affordable and accessible to all Americans.
Klobuchar qualified after getting 3 percent support in a national poll conducted by Quinnipiac University that was released Thursday morning. She has previously hit 3 percent in three other polls approved by the Democratic National Committee, and her campaign has said publicly she has hit the 165,000 donor threshold.
The Democrat who will beat Donald Trump is the Democrat who can best explain how the economy works and why it is imperative that we strengthen the American middle class.
Our eyes are already turned toward the fifth debate, where things are starting to get a little crowded with seven candidates now qualified. Over the weekend, both Sen. Cory Booker and billionaire activist Tom Steyer earned the last qualifying poll they needed for November’s event, with Steyer making the cut despite having not even appeared in a single debate yet!
As President, will you put forward a proposal to extend the programs’ solvency and, if so, will you choose to do this using benefit cuts or revenue increases?
Is Social Security a vitally important American program? Yes.
After the first two 2020 debates took place over two nights, the third debate in September is now expected to place every candidate on just one night.
While the issues of health care reform and lowering prescription drug prices have been receiving their due consideration in many campaign events and related media coverage, Social Security, an equally important program for workers, retirees, the disabled and their families, has not yet been afforded the same level of attention from candidates.
Democrats will find themselves on defense in dozens of districts the party captured in 2018, including 31 districts President Trump won in 2016. Already, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has identified 36 members for its Frontline program, which protects endangered incumbents.
Is Social Security a vitally important American program? Yes. Does it deserve to be the focus of at least one meaningful question to be included during the next Democratic Presidential Primary Debate this month? Absolutely. Here’s what I’d like to suggest:
Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Friday released a multifaceted plan to improve care for seniors — including lowering prescription drug costs, strengthening retirement funds and Social Security benefits.
Presidential hopefuls will flock to Houston in September for the third Democratic debate, party officials announced Tuesday. ABC News will host the political back-and-forth on Sept. 12 and Sept. 13. A second broadcast will be through Univision with a Spanish translation, the network said.
The candidates with the highest polling averages will stand side-by-side at the NBC-sponsored face-off on June 26 and 27.The 10 participants for each night were selected in a drawing at NBC News’ headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza on Friday. The podium placements were based on each of the candidates’ qualifying public polling through Wednesday, June 12. The placements started with top polling candidates beginning at the center positions, with lower polling contenders being placed closer to the edges of the stage.
The emergence of the dual-track primary reflects a turning point in the campaign. For months, the primary had unfolded at a cautious distance – a wash of candidates largely sidestepping each other as they swept into early nominating states and onto the nation’s airwaves. But the unexpected resilience and seeming durability of Biden’s candidacy has forced a quickening of the pace.
Now, fearful of pushing too hard, some Democratic presidential candidates—including Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Cory Booker of New Jersey—are distancing themselves from some ideas welcomed by their base, including a plan to provide government care to everyone, known as Medicare for All. That plan and others are seen as extreme by many Republicans and less-liberal Democrats.
The nation’s largest super PAC devoted to grassroots Democratic turnout is launching its organizing efforts earlier than ever in seven swing states with a new campaign director and its largest budget to date: $80 million to $90 million.
Twenty-nine year-old lawyer and advocate Cort VanOstran has garnered the endorsement of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.
Attorney Ron DiNicola has received the endorsement of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare in his bid to unseat Rep. Mike Kelly in Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional district.
Republican Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04) has won the endorsement of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare in his re-election bid.
The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare has endorsed five new candidates for the U.S. House in Congressional districts spanning the country: Abigail Spanberger (VA-01); Jessica Morse (CA-04); Haley Stevens (MI-11); Nancy Soderberg (FL-06); and Alyse Galvin (AK-At Large).
Salt Lake County mayor Ben McAdams has garnered the endorsement of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare in his bid to unseat Utah Rep. Mia Love.
The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare enthusiastically endorses Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) for re-election this November.
Contrary to the ideal of a government of and by the people, new research shows Americans are almost always governed by the very privileged.
Town Hall meetings on what you need to know In the 2018 elections.
A private survey conducted for the Republican National Committee and obtained by Bloomberg Businessweek contains alarming news for Republicans hoping to hold on to control of Congress in November: Most Trump supporters don’t believe there’s a threat that Democrats will win back the House.
Democratic U.S. House candidate Kathleen Williams hosted an informational session on the nation’s Social Security program Wednesday, explaining the nuts and bolts of it and possible actions Congress is taking that threaten the program’s funding.
Brendan Kelly, Democratic candidate for the 12th Congressional District, hosted a town hall meeting in Waterloo last Wednesday.
Kelly, who serves as St. Clair County State’s Attorney, used the meeting to talk with voters primarily about Social Security and Medicare. He is running against incumbent U.S. Congressman Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) in the Nov. 6 election.
AMERICANS don’t like the way Congress is doing its job, and voters aren’t happy with congressional leaders in either party. Could women fix the institution – or at least heal its lack of public faith?