The bailout bill passed by Congress last week gives the airlines $25 billion in direct grants, which they are expected to use to keep paying workers through September. If they agree to not lay off any employees during that time, they could also qualify for another $25 billion in loans and loan guarantees. Airlines that accept federal aid would also be barred from buying back their own stock or issuing shareholder dividends, and their executives’ pay would be capped at 2019 levels. … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, others warn airlines about refunds
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Sanders’s camp has insisted that the Vermont Independent could continue to tout progressive issues if he stays in the race and try to push Biden further to the left on topics such as health care, climate change and more. Liberals have also noted that Sanders may have an extended runway to stay in the race after the postponement of a litany of primaries, preventing Biden from obtaining the necessary number of delegates to clinch the nomination until June at the earliest. … [Read more...] about Sanders still sees ‘narrow path’ to Democratic presidential nomination
“He's had lots of time to do bow out gracefully and now he needs to do the right thing,” one major Democratic donor said. “It's April. We're dealing with a global pandemic, the country is in a deep recession and the last thing we need is Bernie Sanders telling us what we're doing wrong. Give me a fucking break. Time is of the essence. We all need to be on the same team right now.” … [Read more...] about Biden allies wants Sanders out, sooner rather than later
“I have not talked with people about it. Look, I’m focused right now on this [COVID-19] crisis,” she explained. “Last week, we were negotiating a record $2 trillion bill to try to support healthcare workers and to try to support our economy, and now I’m trying to push hard for this oversight part of it, sending letters to Secretary Mnuchin. That’s just where my attention is focused right now, and frankly I think it’d be presumptuous for me to be doing anything else.” … [Read more...] about Seth Meyers to Elizabeth Warren: Why Haven’t You Endorsed Bernie for President?
Back in 2016, after a divisive primary battle, Sanders eventually endorsed nominee Hillary Clinton. But some of his supporters ended up sitting out the general election, backing the Libertarian or Green Party nominees, or voting for Trump, which helped the GOP nominee capture the White House. … [Read more...] about Biden ‘confident’ he’s the Democratic nominee, despite Sanders claiming he still has ‘path’