4.55pm EDT 16:55 Herman Cain explains his reasons for withdrawing from consideration for the Federal Reserve. For one thing, he said it would have been a big pay cut. “I also started wondering if I’d be giving up too much influence to get a little bit of policy impact,” Cain wrote. “With my current media
Herman Cain explains his reasons for withdrawing from consideration for the Federal Reserve. For one thing, he said it would have been a big pay cut.
“I also started wondering if I’d be giving up too much influence to get a little bit of policy impact,” Cain wrote. “With my current media activities, I can reach close to 4 million people a month with the ideas I believe in. If I gave that up for one seat on the Fed board, would that be a good trade-off?”
The US is objecting to language that says survivors of sexual violence should have access to comprehensive health services, including sexual and reproductive health. It’s part of a hard line taken by the Trump administration in recent months, refusing to agree to any UN documents that refer to sexual or reproductive health, on grounds that such language implies support for abortions.
Democratic presidential candidate Wayne Messam said Monday he supports impeaching Donald Trump, becoming the third Democratic primary contender to do so.
“I believe the President should be placed under impeachment proceedings and let the weight of the full report carry out the justice the American people deserve,” Messam, the mayor of Miramar, Fl., told the Hill.
Senator Elizabeth Warren and former housing secretary Julian Castro have called for Trump’s impeachment.
Washington Gov. and presidential hopeful Jay Inslee is asking other candidates in the field to support a primary debate focused entirely on climate change.
Inslee has made climate change his signature issue. He posted a letter to fellow Democratic contenders Monday urging them to tell the Democratic National Committee to dedicate a debate to the issue.
“We need a full debate on climate change. Climate change is at the heart of every issue that matters to voters, and voters deserve to hear what 2020 presidential candidates plan to do about it,” Inslee wrote.
Donald Trump claims that “the people who were closest to me” were not called to testify to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators.
He doesn’t name names, but the Mueller report did rely on dozens of hours of witness accounts from Trump’s advisers. They include former White House counsel Don McGahn, former chief of staff Reince Priebus, and former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
CNN will host a marathon of presidential town halls tonight, featuring Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and Pete Buttigieg.
Actress Susan Sarandon made a donation to former Senator Mike Gravel, one of the lesser known names in the Democratic presidential race.
“The more Dem voices in the primary, the better!” she said in a tweet.
Donald Trump has been tweeting Fox News clips all day. By our count this is number 5.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed Monday to be the “grim reaper” for progressive policies.
“If I’m still the majority leader in the Senate think of me as the Grim Reaper. None of that stuff is going to pass,” the Republican said at an event in his home state of Kentucky, the Hill reported.
McConnell promised to stand in the way of policies like the Green New Deal and Medicare for All even if Democrats defeat Donald Trump and retain control of the House.
“I guarantee you that if I’m the last man standing and I’m still the majority leader, it ain’t happening. I can promise you,” he said.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is planning a trip to Iowa next week, according to CNN.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is proposing $550 fees to own and carry a gun.
It now only costs $27 for a a firearm identification card, a permit to own a gun, and a permit to carry, the New York Times reports, unchanged since the 1960s. Under Murphy’s proposal, an ID card would cost $100, a permit to own a gun would be $50, and a permit to carry would be $400.
“There’s no war on responsible gun owners,” he told the Times. “We can support the efforts of the attorney general, state troopers, county and local law enforcement, to do the stuff we need to do: track crime, track gun violence, combat trafficking of illegal guns.”
Former Vice President Joe Biden plans to shutter his charitable foundation when he enters the 2020 presidenital race, the New York Times reports.
By winding down the Biden Foundation, he may be hoping to avoid some of the conflict of interest questions that dogged Hillary Clinton about her family foundation during the 2016 election.
The Biden Foundation would likely suspend its activities immediately and then begin a longer process of gradually dismantling itself, according to the Times.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to Democratic House members ahead of their conference call on responding to the Mueller report, per PBS.
“While our views range from proceeding to investigate the findings or proceeding directly to impeachment, we all firmly agree that we should proceed down a path of finding the truth. It is also important to know that the facts regarding holding the President accountable can be gained outside of impeachment hearings,” she wrote.
She added: “Whether currently indictable or not, it is clear that the President has, at a minimum, engaged in highly unethical and unscrupulous behavior which does not bring honor to the office he holds.”