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A proposal to pay every American adult $1,000 per month is an opportunity to “put economic resources directly into” the taxpayers’ hands, Andrew Yang said.

Yang, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, told Laura Ingraham on “The Ingraham Angle” his plan would also be an incentive for cities to “invest in people who are struggling with substance abuse or homelessness.”

He claimed his proposal, dubbed the “Freedom Dividend,” would help fix problems faced by people who are struggling.

“It would create an economic path forward for many people who, right now, are struggling and don’t have access to, let’s say, treatment for substance abuse problems, or mental health issues,” Yang said.

2020 CANDIDATE ANDREW YANG DEFENDS $1,000 A MONTH PROGRAM, SLAMS DEMS FOR WANTING TO ABOLISH ELECTORAL COLLEGE

Yang claimed he’s traveled around the country and heard from voters who feel they are not “connected” to some of the positive results happening in the U.S. economy.

“The experience I’m having when I talk to voters around the country is that 70 percent of them are living paycheck to paycheck. Fifty-seven percent can’t afford an unexpected $500 bill,” he claimed.

“The experience I’m having when I talk to voters around the country is that 70 percent of them are living paycheck to paycheck. Fifty-seven percent can’t afford an unexpected $500 bill.”

— Andrew Yang, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate

Yang, 44, described the current economy as “winner-take-all” and said that in urban areas, poor and wealthy are living “next to each other in different circumstances.”

“We need to wake up to the fact that we’re in the midst of the greatest economic transformation in our country’s history, and start moving in the direction of just putting economic resources directly into our hands.”

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In a previous Fox News interview, Yang criticized the Trump administration’s tax cut, saying it benefits the wrong people.

“There is a lot of population that is struggling in the economy that has been charged up somewhat by a tax cut — most of which the benefits went to shareholders and stockholders instead of workers,” he said.

Fox News’ Victor Garcia contributed to this report.

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Democrats should embrace identity politics rather than running away from the issue, Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams said on Wednesday.

“I would argue that identity politics is exactly who we are, and it’s exactly how we won,” she told an audience at event held by the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C.

She pointed to efforts in Florida and Georgia where, she indicated, Democrats attracted new voters.

Her comments came as the party wrestled with how moderate it should appear before the general election in 2020. Conservatives have criticized identity politics as a way of fragmenting the electorate according to their skin color and other attributes.

But according to Abrams, identity politics helped her party connect with voters.

“When we refuse to engage in the conversation of identity politics, when we refuse to acknowledge that we see you and we understand you and we understand the barriers that you face, then what we are met with is a lack of trust,” she said.

HEMINGWAY ON GILLIBRAND’S ‘IDENTITY POLITICS’ PUSH: ‘COME UP WITH A BETTER GIMMICK THAN BEING YOUNG AND A WOMAN’

She also pushed back on criticism of the tactic, arguing that detractors used the term “identity politics” as a “dog whistle.”

“The notion of identity politics has been peddled for the last 10 years, and it’s been used as a dog whistle to say that we shouldn’t pay too much attention to the new voices coming into progress,” she said.

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“We have to recognize that the internal threat we face is a fear of who we are,” she said.

Abrams caught scrutiny after she refused to concede her loss in the Georgia governor’s race in 2018, citing allegations of voter suppression.

She has been outspoken about voter suppression and indicated she might throw her hat in the ring for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

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Democrats should embrace identity politics rather than running away from the issue, Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams said on Wednesday.

“I would argue that identity politics is exactly who we are, and it’s exactly how we won,” she told an audience at event held by the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C.

She pointed to efforts in Florida and Georgia where, she indicated, Democrats attracted new voters.

Her comments came as the party wrestled with how moderate it should appear before the general election in 2020. Conservatives have criticized identity politics as a way of fragmenting the electorate according to their skin color and other attributes.

But according to Abrams, identity politics helped her party connect with voters.

“When we refuse to engage in the conversation of identity politics, when we refuse to acknowledge that we see you and we understand you and we understand the barriers that you face, then what we are met with is a lack of trust,” she said.

HEMINGWAY ON GILLIBRAND’S ‘IDENTITY POLITICS’ PUSH: ‘COME UP WITH A BETTER GIMMICK THAN BEING YOUNG AND A WOMAN’

She also pushed back on criticism of the tactic, arguing that detractors used the term “identity politics” as a “dog whistle.”

“The notion of identity politics has been peddled for the last 10 years, and it’s been used as a dog whistle to say that we shouldn’t pay too much attention to the new voices coming into progress,” she said.

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“We have to recognize that the internal threat we face is a fear of who we are,” she said.

Abrams caught scrutiny after she refused to concede her loss in the Georgia governor’s race in 2018, citing allegations of voter suppression.

She has been outspoken about voter suppression and indicated she might throw her hat in the ring for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

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Democrats should embrace identity politics rather than running away from the issue, Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams said on Wednesday.

“I would argue that identity politics is exactly who we are, and it’s exactly how we won,” she told an audience at event held by the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C.

She pointed to efforts in Florida and Georgia where, she indicated, Democrats attracted new voters.

Her comments came as the party wrestled with how moderate it should appear before the general election in 2020. Conservatives have criticized identity politics as a way of fragmenting the electorate according to their skin color and other attributes.

But according to Abrams, identity politics helped her party connect with voters.

“When we refuse to engage in the conversation of identity politics, when we refuse to acknowledge that we see you and we understand you and we understand the barriers that you face, then what we are met with is a lack of trust,” she said.

HEMINGWAY ON GILLIBRAND’S ‘IDENTITY POLITICS’ PUSH: ‘COME UP WITH A BETTER GIMMICK THAN BEING YOUNG AND A WOMAN’

She also pushed back on criticism of the tactic, arguing that detractors used the term “identity politics” as a “dog whistle.”

“The notion of identity politics has been peddled for the last 10 years, and it’s been used as a dog whistle to say that we shouldn’t pay too much attention to the new voices coming into progress,” she said.

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“We have to recognize that the internal threat we face is a fear of who we are,” she said.

Abrams caught scrutiny after she refused to concede her loss in the Georgia governor’s race in 2018, citing allegations of voter suppression.

She has been outspoken about voter suppression and indicated she might throw her hat in the ring for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

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Ben Shapiro laid out how he believes President Trump could have achieved a better “political outcome” after his contentious face-off with top Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

Shapiro said Thursday that House Speaker Pelosi, D-Calif., and other Democrats are trying to create an image that Trump is “impeachable” without actually pursuing impeachment in the House.

“Democrats are not interested in impeachment because they can read the polls just like everyone else can,” he said on his daily podcast.

TRUMP SLAMS DEMS AS ‘DO NOTHING PARTY,’ CALLS POST-MUELLER PROBES A ‘FISHING EXPEDITION’

Shapiro said it’s a “deeply cynical play” by Democrats, who are trying to portray Trump as acting strangely and “volatile.”

Pelosi said Wednesday that she “prays” for the president and the country after Trump cut short a meeting on infrastructure over what he called “phony investigations” by House Democrats.

Shapiro scoffed at the notion that Pelosi “gets on her knees every night and prays for the president.”

“Yeah, I’m sure that’s a thing that’s real,” he added.

Trump hit back Thursday, calling Pelosi a “mess” during a news conference at the White House. Pelosi then said she would work with Trump when he starts acting “more presidential,” mocking Trump for referring to himself as an “extremely stable genius.”

DEM STATE LAWMAKER RECORDS HIMSELF HARASSING PRO-LIFE WOMAN OUTSIDE PLANNED PARENTHOOD

BARR HAMMERED FOR STATING ‘SPYING DID OCCUR,’ DESPITE CONFIRMATION OF TRUMP TEAM SURVEILLANCE

Shapiro said Trump’s anger at Democrats is justified, but his poll numbers remain low for a sitting president.

He noted a new Monmouth University poll showing just 37 percent of voters believe Trump should be re-elected, while 60 percent prefer a new president.

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He argued that Trump’s “best move” was to call out Democrats for their partisan rhetoric and “unjustified” accusations and appear “above the fray” by still working with them on infrastructure.

“It now appears the president is holding infrastructure hostage in order to get them to end investigations into him personally, which is exactly what Democrats wanted him to do. I think the president did, politically, walk into a trap,” said Shapiro, adding that Trump showing “magnanimity in the face if cruelty” could be a winning strategy.

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A former state lawmaker in Colorado has been ticketed for providing alcohol to an underage campaign worker, according to reports.

Former state Rep. Rochelle Galindo, 29, a Democrat from Greeley, was elected last November but resigned May 12 amid an investigation into the allegation, which was not public at the time Galindo departed.

Galindo was also facing a recall effort, the Denver Post reported.

DEM STATE LAWMAKER RECORDS HIMSELF HARASSING PRO-LIFE WOMAN OUTSIDE PLANNED PARENTHOOD

In a statement accompanying her resignation, Galindo blamed “smear tactics” by political opponents, Denver’s FOX 31 reported.

“The allegations against me are false,” Galindo wrote, according to the station. “That said, they will make my fight against the pending recall effort untenable. I will not put my constituents through what will surely be a recall campaign based on political smear tactics and false allegations. Instead, I will resign my seat as the elected representative of House District 50, effective immediately.”

Former Colorado state Rep. Rochelle Galindo. (Facebook)

Former Colorado state Rep. Rochelle Galindo. (Facebook)

The probe was launched after a 19-year-old worker from Galindo’s campaign alleged that she and the then-candidate had an inappropriate sexual relationship, according to the Post.

But the younger woman ultimately declined to pursue legal action and authorities found no evidence to bring charges, the report said.

The unnamed college intern feared possible retaliation for alerting authorities, a 21-page police report says, according to the Greeley Tribune.

The report says the young woman claimed that Galindo would jokingly compare her to Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern from a scandal involving former President Bill Clinton.

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The young woman told authorities that she and other interns would consume wine while making calls to potential campaign donors. In her case, the drinking would sometimes lead to sex with Galindo, the Tribune reported, citing the police report.

Another aide to Galindo was also accused of providing alcohol to underage interns, the newspaper reported.

A vacancy committee will select a replacement for Galindo on June 2, the report said.

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Counselor to President Trump Kellyanne Conway said on Thursday that Democrats’ allegation the administration set a trap for them was incorrect.

During “America’s Newsroom,” Conway told Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith, “Well boy, then they’re easier marks than they even seem. Nobody set a trap for them.”

Conway said that the president was serious about infrastructure and that Democrats ruined the meeting an hour before when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters the president was engaged in a “cover-up.”

“They ruined it by an hour before that basically with her car running waiting for her saying he’s engaged in a cover-up and then coming over here and pretending everything’s great and then we’re just going to discuss infrastructure,” Conway said. “So look it was not a trap.”

COLLINS SLAMS ‘POLITICAL HACK’ DEMOCRATS OVER TRUMP INVESTIGATIONS: AMERICAN PEOPLE NOT PART OF THEIR AGENDA

Yesterday the president abruptly walked out of a meeting at the White House with Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and held a surprise press conference in the Rose Garden.

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“I walked into the room and I told Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi, I want to do infrastructure… you can’t do it under these circumstances,” the president told reporters.

Any remaining hope of bipartisanship quickly faded when Pelosi and Schumer took to the mics on Capitol Hill following the president’s remarks.

In an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Thursday morning, Schumer said that the president was “ill-prepared” and that his team “looked for a way to back out.”

KELLYANNE CONWAY FIRES BACK AT ‘RICH’ PELOSI AFTER CLASH: ‘TREATS ME LIKE’ HER ‘MAID’

He also pointed to a Tuesday night letter from the White House which urged lawmakers to focus on passing the president’s renegotiated free trade agreement ahead of infrastructure.

“So, that was their first gambit. Then, they realized they had nothing to say on NAFTA, so I think probably early that morning they concocted this, you know, temper tantrum and he walked out,” Schumer said.

KELLYANNE CONWAY, NANCY PELOSI CLASH AFTER TRUMP MEETING WITH DEMOCRATS WAS CUT SHORT

Conway retorted that Democrats are “not serious” about working with the president: “The president is serious. They can come back today if they want to talk about infrastructure. But, do they really? Is that what’s most important? They’re not even reading the polls.”

Smith asked Conway, “What is the ability for the White House to get something done here?” She noted the escalating tensions in Washington over the last two days.

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Conway told “America’s Newsroom” the Democrats had been unresponsive on other issues like the president’s new immigration plan, trade, and drug pricing.

“We as an administration are going to keep barreling forward without Congress and doing things administratively if they’re not serious about working with us,” she said. “But look it’s only going to take 20 seats to win back 20 seats to get control of Congress again. There are 30 or 31 Democrats sitting in congressional districts that Donald Trump won in 2016 and I guarantee he’ll be visiting most of those really today to talk about the great progress for this country.”

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House Democrats are not interested in putting forth an agenda to help the American people and are instead entirely focused on investigating President Trump, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee said Thursday.

Speaking on “America’s Newsroom,” Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., was asked about Trump’s declaration one day prior that he will not work with Democrats on issues like infrastructure until the “phony” investigations come to an end.

“You can’t do it under these circumstances,” Trump said after cutting short a meeting with top Democrats. “Get these phony investigations over with.”

PELOSI SCRAMBLES TO TAMP DOWN TRUMP IMPEACHMENT FRENZY IN CAUCUS

The president said he wants to pursue an infrastructure proposal, but “instead of walking in happily into a meeting, I walk in to look at people that have just said that I was doing a cover-up.”

Trump added: “I don’t do cover-ups.”

HOUSE JUDICIARY CHAIRMAN NADLER: TRUMP IS MAKING IT ‘MORE DIFFICULT’ NOT TO CONSIDER IMPEACHMENT

Collins said Democrats ran last November on an agenda “for the American people” but have not governed that way in the first five months since taking control of the House of Representatives.

“All they wanted to become was political hacks attacking the president. … They’re more concerned about coordinating their investigations than they are about legislation for the American people,” he argued.

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Collins said it’s possible Democrats don’t want to call Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before the Judiciary Committee.

“They already know there was no collusion, no charged obstruction and they’re having trouble keeping the narrative going. As long as they can keep him, sort of, at the diustance, they think they can continue to fool the American people,” he said, adding he’d like to hear Mueller’s testimony.

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Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said on Wednesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Party are trying to push a false narrative about President Trump‘s administration to make up for their own failings.

Ahead of a meeting on infrastructure earlier this morning with Trump, Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters, “We believe that no one is above the law including the president of the United States. And, we believe that the president of the United States is engaged in a cover-up.”

On “America’s Newsroom,” Spicer told anchors Sandra Smith and Eric Shawn, “My reaction is what cover up? If there’s no underlying crime, there’s no underlying issue—which Mueller was conclusive about—then you can’t cover up nothing. And, what Nancy Pelosi is saying frankly doesn’t make sense. The president of the United States, over and over again, has been vindicated on this point.”

“These guys can continue to dig, to look under rocks, because they’ve been proven wrong so many times that I think it’s embarrassing, Spicer said. “What they’re trying to do is find some way to dignify this false narrative and false investigation that they’ve supported all along to make up for, frankly, the fact that they blew this last election.”

PELOSI RACHETS UP RHETORIC, SAYS TRUMP MAY HAVE COMMITTED ‘IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE’ IN ‘PLAIN SIGHT’

After a tense exchange with the two Democratic leaders — which lasted only minutes — Trump stepped in front of cameras in the Rose Garden where he held an impromptu press conference firing back.

“This whole thing was a take-down attempt,” the president said. He demanded that Democrats end what he called their “phony investigations” before he would negotiate with them on other issues. “I want to do infrastructure. I want to do it more than you want to do it. But you know what, you can’t do it under these circumstances,” he said.

“I have Nancy Pelosi go out and say that the president of the United States engaged in a cover-up now we’ve had a House investigation. We have Senate investigations. We have investigations like nobody’s ever had before and there’s nothing,” Trump lamented. “We did nothing wrong. They would have loved to have said we colluded they would have loved it.”

Spicer echoed the president’s sentiments: “They’ve now had three opportunities. This House investigation, a Senate investigation, and now the Mueller report. All of which have come to the same conclusions. It’s time Nancy Pelosi moved on and also showed the American people what they want to do.”

REP. JIM JORDAN SAYS DEMOCRATS ARE PLOTTING A ‘COORDINATED EFFORT’ TO TAKE DOWN TRUMP

Almost immediately following the president’s remarks, Senate Minority Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi held their own separate news conference back on the Capitol Hill. Schumer called President Trump’s decision to bolt the meeting a “pre-planned excuse.” Pelosi told the gaggle, “He just took a pass. And it makes me wonder why he did that. In any event, I pray for the president of the United States. I pray for the United States of America.”

In a tweetstorm later this afternoon, President Trump responded tweeting, “You can’t investigate and legislate simultaneously – it just doesn’t work that way. You can’t go down two tracks at the same time. Let Chuck, Nancy, Jerry, Adam and all of the rest finish playing their games.”

He continued: “In the meantime, my Administration is achieving things that have never been done before, including unleashing perhaps the Greatest Economy in our Country’s history. Democrat leadership is tearing the United States apart, but I will continue to set records for the American People – and Nancy, thank you so much for your prayers, I know you truly mean it!”

Spicer added, “I think the Democrats are sort of balancing a very tight rope here. Which is, they’ve got to appease the very far-Left of their base, the angry mob of their base, that wants to get this president at any cost. But, on the other hand, they’ve got to start offering an agenda that is something more than just impeachment and attacking Donald Trump.

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“That’s where they’re losing the narrative.”

He told Smith and Shawn that Pelosi was trying to use her comments as a way to stave off calls for impeachment within her Democratic ranks. “This is a coordinated effort to kind of give members enough cover that they’re doing something just shy of impeachment, Spicer stated. ”My guess is, though, that they go over the cliff and she can’t hold her members back.”

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A House Democrat said Wednesday that he wants to hear testimony from Special Counsel Robert Mueller before any impeachment process begins against President Trump.

Rep. John Garamendi, of California, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, was asked on “America’s Newsroom” whether he agrees with the growing calls from his colleagues to begin impeachment proceedings immediately.

“No, not right now,” he answered, saying Mueller and others must first testify publicly on their findings.

“Keep in mind that there were 10 instances that Mueller laid out of potential obstruction of justice,” Garamendi said.

HOUSE JUDICIARY CHAIRMAN NADLER: TRUMP IS MAKING IT ‘MORE DIFFICULT’ NOT TO CONSIDER IMPEACHMENT

TRUMP IMPEACHMENT PUSH IS PROOF DEMOCRATS HAVE AN ‘EMPTY AGENDA:’ REP. MATT GAETZ

The California Democrat said there was “very serious Russian involvement” in the 2016 election and though there was no collusion found by the Trump campaign, the American people deserve to hear the full picture.

“WIll that eventually lead to an impeachment process? Possibly, maybe not, but the American people need to understand the fullness of the Mueller report,” he explained.

At the White House Wednesday, President Trump demanded Democrats end what he called their “phony investigations,” as he delivered a fiery statement from the Rose Garden after a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer was cut short.

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The president had met for mere minutes with the two Democratic leaders in a session scheduled to discuss a possible bipartisan infrastructure package. But moments before that sit-down, Pelosi had accused Trump of having “engaged in a cover-up” regarding the Russia probe.

Trump suggested the comments, and the numerous investigations into him, have prevented them from negotiating.

“You can’t do it under these circumstances,” Trump said. “Get these phony investigations over with.”

Fox News’ Alex Pappas contributed to this report.

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