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NYT Makes Its Pick for Mayor
NYT Makes Its Pick for Mayor

NYT Makes Its Pick for Mayor

Editorial board says Kathryn Garcia is 'the most qualified person'

(Newser) - Andrew Yang is probably the biggest of more than a dozen names in the race to be mayor of New York City. "But nothing so far suggests that he has the experience to run New York City on Day 1," according to the New York Times ' editorial...

Response to Andrew Yang Interview: 'Gay, Gay, Gay. Wow'

LGBTQ organization declined to endorse him for mayor of NYC

(Newser) - Andrew Yang was hoping for a political endorsement Wednesday when he virtually sat down with members of the Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City, which the New York Times says is "arguably the leading LGBT club" in NYC. Instead, the mayoral candidate, currently a frontrunner in the city'...

A Woman Mayoral Frontrunner Like Yang? Not a Chance

'NYT' columnist: Men enjoy perception of being a 'visionary' that's often belied by actual experience

(Newser) - With primaries for the New York City mayoral race set for June, three hopefuls have ascended the Democrats' list, according to recent polling: Comptroller Scott Stringer, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, and, at the very top, businessman and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang. Writing for the New York Times , Michelle...

Mayoral Hopeful Yang Catches Flak for Video Reaction to 'Joke'

NYC contender is seen laughing in clip after man asks him, 'Do you choke b----es?'

(Newser) - Running for office in the Big Apple is tough business, and Andrew Yang is quickly finding out just how tough. The front-runner mayoral candidate is taking heat after he was seen in a now-viral video, interacting and laughing with a group of men after one made misogynistic remarks. In the...

Andrew Yang Tests Positive for COVID
Andrew Yang
Has Coronavirus

Andrew Yang Has Coronavirus

New York mayoral candidate reports 'mild symptoms' and says he'll self-quarantine

(Newser) - Andrew Yang, the tech entrepreneur who sought the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination and now is running for mayor of New York, has tested positive for the coronavirus. In a statement, Yang said that he had tested negative "as recently as this weekend" but received a positive test result Tuesday,...

Yang Is Running in Another Crowded Field

Announces run for NYC mayor

(Newser) - Andrew Yang has entered another crowded Democratic primary field 11 months after dropping his White House bid . On Wednesday, his 46th birthday, the tech entrepreneur confirmed his run for New York City mayor, CBS reports. "I moved to New York City 25 years ago. I came of age, fell...

Yang Complained About His Digs. New Yorkers Hit Back

Potential NYC mayoral candidate griped of having to work, deal with 2 kids in small space

(Newser) - As buzz grows around Andrew Yang's possible run for mayor of New York City, he's also making headlines for a different story. The 45-year-old former presidential candidate, who's a dad to two young children, has a Manhattan apartment, but due to the pandemic, he's been living...

Is Online Poll a Clue to What's Next for Andrew Yang?

A number of the questions relate to Yang as a potential NYC mayoral candidate

(Newser) - A potential clue that Andrew Yang might indeed make a run for mayor of New York come June? An online poll that Politico got a look at. It reports that someone who took the survey, which is run on the Survey Monkey platform and accessed via a Facebook ad, shared...

Jack Dorsey Spends Big on Universal Basic Income

Twitter CEO donates $5M to be distributed through Andrew Yang's program

(Newser) - Jack Dorsey, the billionaire CEO of Twitter and Square, is donating $5 million to the nonprofit created by Andrew Yang to make the case for a universal basic income in America. Dorsey, a donor to the former Democratic presidential candidate's campaign, announced the donation to Humanity Forward while appearing...

The New York Presidential Primary Is Back On

Judge restores it after pushback from Sanders, Yang

(Newser) - The New York Democratic presidential primary must take place June 23 because canceling it would be unconstitutional and deprive withdrawn presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang of proper representation at the Democratic convention, a judge ruled Tuesday. US District Judge Analisa Torres in Manhattan ruled after lawyers for Sanders...

Andrew Yang Sues Over New York's Primary Move

Says he should still be on the ballot

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders is outraged —and Andrew Yang is suing. The former Democratic presidential candidate is suing New York's Board of Elections in federal court, arguing that by removing all candidates other than Joe Biden from the ballot, thus effectively canceling its presidential primary , the state "denies voters...

Yang: WH Tapping My Brain on Cash-for- Americans Plan

Trump administration, mulling payment to each US adult amid pandemic, seems to want Yang's advice

(Newser) - Front and center of Andrew Yang's 2020 campaign was his "Freedom Dividend" concept—a $1,000 universal basic income payment given monthly to every American adult to "help solve economic inequality by giving workers a financial safety net, bolster innovation, and pay people for household domestic work,...

Yang Endorses Biden After Michigan Win

'We need to bring the party together,' he says

(Newser) - After biding his time, Andrew Yang has decided it's Biden time. The tech entrepreneur, who dropped out of the Democratic race after a disappointing result in New Hampshire last month, endorsed Joe Biden in a CNN appearance Tuesday night. He said Sanders was an inspiration for him, but "...

For Andrew Yang, a 'Natural Next Step'

Ex-presidential candidate sets up Humanity Forward nonprofit

(Newser) - Even though his presidential bid is officially kaput, Andrew Yang isn't done talking about some of the ideas he advanced during his run—and he wants to make sure everyone's still listening. He's taken what he tells the New York Times is the "natural next step"...

Andrew Yang Reveals What's Next
Andrew Yang
Reveals
What's Next

Andrew Yang Reveals What's Next

A gig on CNN as a political commentator

(Newser) - What's next for Andrew Yang after the businessman dropped out of the 2020 presidential race? A gig on CNN. "I'm excited to join @CNN to help shed light on the election and the candidates' experiences. Learned a lot these past months and am glad to contribute to...

More Accusers Want Prison for Yang's OB-GYN

Robert Hadden avoided prison with a plea deal

(Newser) - More than 40 women have accused a New York OB-GYN of sexual abuse since Evelyn Yang—whose husband, Andrew, withdrew from the Democratic presidential race this week—said publicly that she is a victim of Robert Hadden. And they're not happy with the way prosecutors handled his case. The...

After Andrew Yang Bombs in Iowa, a Big Move

Dozens of staffers have reportedly been canned

(Newser) - The Iowa caucuses didn't deliver the results Andrew Yang's team had hoped for—as of Thursday afternoon, with 97% of precincts reporting, he'd earned 1% of the state's delegates, per CNN —and now that team is apparently much smaller. Four ex-staffers tell Politico they're...

A Familiar Face Returns to Next Debate

Andrew Yang meets polling requirement for Feb. 7 debate

(Newser) - The next Democratic debate won't be an all-white affair—and there will be somebody there to make the case for a universal basic income. Andrew Yang has become the seventh candidate to qualify for the Feb.7 debate in New Hampshire, which takes place just four days before the...

Andrew Yang's Wife: 'Pervy' Doctor Sexually Assaulted Me

Husband says victims 'deserve our belief, support, and protection'

(Newser) - Andrew Yang's wife is sharing her story of sexual assault, one that's pushed her to join a lawsuit against Columbia University and former OB-GYN Robert Hadden. Evelyn Yang says she was seven months pregnant with her first child in 2012 when "pervy" Hadden proceeded to "undress...

Democratic Debate Stage Just Got a Little Less White

Andrew Yang qualifies for Dec. 19 event with latest Quinnipiac poll

(Newser) - The sixth Democratic debate is happening next Thursday, and there will now be seven candidates on the stage at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. The new contender to join Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, and Elizabeth Warren in the PBS NewsHour/Politico event: Andrew Yang,...

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