After Kanye West, noted political activist and part-time Grammy-winning artist, announced his intention to run for president in 2020, many people remembered that there is actually a presidential race going on right now and started looking for a place to catch up on the race.
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- Vice president Joe Biden continued to extend feelers and backchannel signals to influential segments of the Democratic Party, potentially weighing his chances if he were to enter the race as an alternative to Hillary Clinton.
Many insiders doubt he will enter because of his very late start, propensity for high-profile gaffes, ideological similarity to Clinton and his son’s recent death. Though he polls favorably with African-Americans, his long-standing support for War on Drugs-era policies would likely hurt his standing with black voters who have become increasingly vocal about the disparate impact on the criminal justice system of these laws. For now he remains a break-in-case-of-emergency candidate if Clinton suffers a crippling scandal along the campaign trail.
- The recent shooting of two Virginia journalists on live TV by a former colleague has renewed calls for increased gun control by progressive activists, prompting comments from candidates across the ideological spectrum.
- Medical spending accounts, a politically popular way for Americans to save money tax-free to spend for various medical expenses, may fall under the Affordable Care Act’s “Cadillac Tax.” The tax was designed to curb the use of extravagant plans in favor of more modest insurance plans in order to curb rising health care costs. Spending accounts have support from both Democrats and Republicans and the Cadillac Tax is one of the least popular aspects of Obamacare.