Sunday marks moment for 2020 prospects to show Iowa strength

World / Politics Jun 10, 2019

Sunday marks moment for 2020 prospects to show Iowa strength

Nearly 20 Democratic presidential candidates are scheduled to gather in Iowa Sunday in what amounts to an early effort to demonstrate potential in the leadoff 2020 caucus state. It will be akin to an afternoon-long political talent show, when 18 of the 24 declared Democratic ...

Elizabeth Warren rises in 2020 race as policy focus catches fire

World / Politics Jun 7, 2019

Elizabeth Warren rises in 2020 race as policy focus catches fire

Elizabeth Warren has been climbing in the Democratic presidential contest by using a stream of policy blueprints and hours of selfies with voters to chip away at her immediate target: Bernie Sanders. Warren's path to directly challenging front-runner Joe Biden runs through Sanders, her main ...

Bernie Sanders accuses Walmart of paying 'starvation wages'

Business / Corporate Jun 6, 2019

Bernie Sanders accuses Walmart of paying 'starvation wages'

Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Wednesday told Walmart Inc. shareholders and top executives that the world's largest retailer should boost the "starvation"-level wages it pays its workers and stop fueling income inequality. Speaking at Walmart's shareholder meeting, the U.S. senator said: "Despite the ...