Biden and Trump have wildly different visions for healthcare in America

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Here are the most important elements of each presidential candidate’s plans for healthcare coverage, COVID-19, and the opioid crisis. While President Trump and former vice president Biden hardly talked about their healthcare policy at their two debates, both have a distinct vision for how healthcare in the U.S. should change. The two candidates are about as far apart as they can get on the subject. Below is a primer on their plans for healthcare policy, COVID-19, and the opioid crisis. Read Full Story

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Who will Joe Biden pick for vice president? When will he announce? Here’s the latest

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Biden told MSNBC that four Black women are under consideration to be his vice presidential pick, but he did not commit to a woman of color. Isn’t it about time to meet the Democratic vice presidential candidate? Yes, yes it is. Here’s what we know so far about who is being considered as former vice president Joe Biden’s running mate in the lead-up to the Democratic National Convention and the 2020 presidential election: Read Full Story

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Andrew Yang renews calls for UBI after latest stimulus package fails to provide direct payments

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Universal basic income was the centerpiece of Yang’s presidential platform. Now, a lot more people see it as a good idea. Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang and his supporters see a pivotal failing with the $484 billion stimulus bill supplement signed today by President Trump. The plan contains no stimulus for the people. He is lobbying for $2,000 monthly stimulus checks to be sent directly to American adults, plus $500 per child, until the end of the COVID-19 crisis, and he’s encouraging his 1.4 million Twitter followers to call their congressional representatives. Read Full Story

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How to watch the Democratic National Convention live on CNN, MSNBC without cable, or free online

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The 2020 Democratic National Convention is streaming live online, and you can watch on your computer, phone, or smart TV for free. The 2020 Democratic National Convention is happening this week. History will be made on multiple occasions as former vice president Joe Biden becomes first presidential candidate to accept a major party nomination via live stream and Senator Kamala Harris of California becomes the first woman of color to accept the vice presidential nomination from a major party. Read Full Story

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How to watch the Democratic debate on CBS live for free without cable

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The latest Democratic debate will take place in Charleston, South Carolina, and is cohosted by CBS News. No, you’re not having déjà vu. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are indeed having another debate, which comes less than a week after the last one. This time around, the candidates will face off in Charleston, South Carolina, for a debate cohosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. Twitter is also a partner and is accepting live questions at the #DemDebate hashtag. Read Full Story

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How to watch the CNN Democratic debate live without cable for free

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COVID-19 is certain to be main topic of discussion between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders tonight. Here’s how to stream the debate for free. With the coronavirus pandemic threatening to overburden the healthcare system and plunge the United States into economic chaos, the two remaining viable Democratic candidates will face off in the nation’s capital tonight for the first one-on-one debate of the 2020 presidential primaries. Read Full Story

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The 2020 presidential election will decide the fate of the climate

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As we approach planetary tipping points, it’s vital to understand the two candidates’ plans—or lack thereof (Trump doesn’t have one)—for combatting climate change. Whether the world succeeds in avoiding the worst impacts of climate change is likely to hinge in part on the results of the upcoming U.S. election. Climate scientist Michael Mann has said that a second Trump term would be “game over” for the climate, making it virtually impossible to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Biden, by contrast, is proposing the most ambitious climate policy of any major party nominee in U.S. history. Here’s a closer look at the differences. Read Full Story

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Do debates matter? Do they change minds about elections? Here’s what the data say

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Most voters have made up their minds by now, and past research suggests debates have only a negligible ability to sway. As Donald Trump and Joe Biden prepare to face off for their first of three presidential debates , perhaps you are asking yourself: What’s the point? Do televised debates actually manage to change people’s minds in an election when the two major candidates are so starkly different? Are that many voters still undecided? Do debates even matter? Read Full Story

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