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American entrepreneur and presidential candidate

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Andrew Yang: American entrepreneur and presidential candidate
Andrew Yang is an American 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, entrepreneur, lawyer, and philanthropist. He is the founder of Venture for America (VFA), a nonprofit that focuses on creating jobs in struggling American cities. Yang worked in various startups and early stage growth companies as a founder or executive from 2000 to 2009. After he founded VFA in 2011, the Obama administration selected him in 2012 as a "Champion of Change" and in 2015 as a "Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship". Yang is the author of the 2014 book Smart People Should Build Things and the 2018 book The War on Normal People.

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Andrew Yang responds to new 'SNL' member Shane Gillis' anti-Asian slur video

Andrew Yang is responding to Shane Gillis, one of the new members of "Saturday Night Live," after a 2018 video resurfaced of him using a racial slur.
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Andrew Yang offered $1,000 to 10 random families. Is that legal?

The Democratic presidential candidate said his campaign did consult with an "army" of lawyers
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Videos for Andrew Yang

Democratic debate sets up Biden-Warren face-off [Video]Democratic debate sets up Biden-Warren face-off

Democrats will hold a single debate for 10 U.S. presidential contenders on Thursday but the spotlight will likely be on frontrunner Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren, whose support rose more than that of..

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Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Talks About Geoengineering [Video]Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Talks About Geoengineering

During a seven-hour town hall about climate change, Democratic presidential candidates outlined their positions. Andrew Yang stood out from other candidates with his idea of geoengineering research...

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John Hickenlooper Drops Out Of 2020 Presidential Run [Video]John Hickenlooper Drops Out Of 2020 Presidential Run

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper dropped out of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary on Thursday. Sens. Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, and Kirsten Gillibrand are likely to gain the biggest lift..

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Andrew Yang Becomes Emotional During Iowa Town Hall [Video]Andrew Yang Becomes Emotional During Iowa Town Hall

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang became emotional during a gun safety talk in Iowa. Yang heard a mother describe the death of her four-year-old daughter after a stray bullet hit her...

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Supports Andrew Yang [Video]Tesla CEO Elon Musk Supports Andrew Yang

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted out an apparent endorsement of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang on Twitter on August 10. Yang, 44, is a venture capitalist from New York who believes in..

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Yang Passes Beto In Iowa [Video]Yang Passes Beto In Iowa

Andrew Yang has qualified for the fall Democratic primary debates. Yang is the entrepreneur running a campaign centered on the promise of a universal basic income. Onetime Democratic phenom Beto..

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Sanders Losing Ground In Straw Poll [Video]Sanders Losing Ground In Straw Poll

Elizabeth Warren has cut sharply into Bernie Sanders’ front-runner standing. Sanders lost ground among members of the progressive political action committee Democracy for America. Sanders remains in..

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As Democrats battle each other onstage in Houston, Trump and his team attack them

Frontrunner Joe Biden is a common target for all candidates, from Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders to Andrew Yang and Julian Castro.
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Andrew Yang on healthcare during the Democratic Debate: 'I'm Asian, so I know a lot of doctors'

While speaking during the Democratic debate, Andrew Yang invoked a stereotype about Asian people.
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Andrew Yang reveals his debate surprise – $1,000 a month for 10 more families

Yang said his campaign would give "$1,000 a month for an entire year to 10 American families.” Campaign finance experts said it might not be legal.
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Andrew Yang Said He Would Give 10 People $1,000 Each Month. Is That Legal?

During the Democratic debate in Houston, Mr. Yang announced that he would use campaign funds to distribute 10 “freedom dividends.” The move raises questions about possible campaign finance..
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Democratic candidates warned not to swear during 3rd debate in Houston

Andrew Yang and Cory Booker have used curse words during previous debates, and Beto O'Rourke has been known to drop F-bombs lately.
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Andrew Yang’s Quest to ‘Make America Think Harder’

The entrepreneur turned presidential candidate is explaining automation to the masses. And as voters realize he is serious and substantive, his campaign is gaining steam.
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Andrew Yang: "The American Dream is dying by the numbers"

The 2020 presidential candidate talks automation, jobs, and his plan to give every American $12,000 per year
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Andrew Yang says "Yangmentum" is surging in key states

"I love it. You know, it-- it's very catchy. We should make Yangmentum a thing," said the 2020 contender
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Andrew Yang on his ground game in New Hampshire and Iowa

2020 Democratic presidential contender Andrew Yang spoke with “CBS This Morning” co-host Anthony Mason his plans for key states, including Iowa and New Hampshire. The contender also discussed his..
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Andrew Yang Says Economic Incentives Are Crucial for Climate Action

CNN hosts 10 Democratic presidential candidates as they discuss their plans for tackling global warming.
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2020 hopeful Andrew Yang on why he can beat President Trump

Businessman Andrew Yang believes he can beat Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination and President Trump in the general election. Yang spoke with "CBS This Morning" co-host Anthony Mason, and CBSN..
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Andrew Yang: I can beat Joe Biden in 2020

In an interview you'll see only on “CBS This Morning,” democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang said he is confident that he can defeat front-runner Joe Biden. Currently, the businessman is..
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Andrew Yang on why he'll beat Biden and lure Trump voters

The Democratic candidate says that to win in 2020 means solving the problems that got Trump elected in the first place
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2020 Daily Trail Markers: Andrew Yang unveils $4.87 trillion policy to address climate change

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang unveiled an aggressive policy proposal to address climate change at a gathering of supporters in New Hampshire. The entrepreneur plan calls for nearly $5..
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2020 White House race: Democrat Andrew Yang rolls out plan to tackle climate change

The entrepreneur's plan would cost $4.87 trillion, the Yang campaign website says. As he unveiled his climate change plan Monday, the 2020 Democrat also called the planet "a mess."
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On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Andrew Yang’s Bipartisan Bet

Mr. Yang is no fan of the president. But his coalition includes conservatives who see nonpartisan logic in his message about automation and job loss.
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8/18: Joe Manchin, Peter Navarro, Andrew Yang

This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan talks with Sen. Joe Manchin, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang.
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Andrew Yang defends plan to give every American $1,000 a month

"Americans will work even harder when they get the resources in place to actually get ahead," Yang said on "Face the Nation"
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Full transcript of "Face the Nation" on August 18, 2019

Sen. Joe Manchin, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang, CBS News Asia Correspondent Ramy Inocencio, CBS News Correspondent Seth Doane, Nancy..
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Open: This is "Face the Nation," August 18

This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan talks with Sen. Joe Manchin, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang.
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Transcript: Andrew Yang on "Face the Nation"

The following is a transcript of the interview with Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang that aired Sunday, August 18, 2019, on "Face the Nation"
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Sunday: Manchin, Navarro, Yang

Sen. Joe Manchin, Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro and 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang will appear on "Face the Nation" this Sunday
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How Andrew Yang ended up in a viral video dancing the Cupid Shuffle

Videos of entrepreneur Andrew Yang doing the Cupid Shuffle have gone viral online, with one video receiving roughly 1.2 million views since being posted Thursday evening.
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2020 Daily Trail Markers: Dems split on calling Trump a white supremacist

"If someone acts and speaks in a certain way, then you have no choice but to say that's what he is," Andrew Yang said
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Andrew Yang Becomes 9th Democrat to Qualify for the Next Debate

Mr. Yang, an entrepreneur, earned 2 percent support in a new poll, adding him to the group of Democratic presidential candidates who will go to Houston in September.
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Here are the basics of universal basic income

Universal basic income, says presidential candidate Andrew Yang, consists of regular payments to all citizens regardless of income
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Here are the winners and losers for Wednesday's Democratic debate

Entrepreneur Cory Booker and Sen. Andrew Yang stood out. But former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris struggled under withering attacks . And the health care discussion with more heat..
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'Most boring football game in history': Democratic candidates not on stage poke fun as tonight's debate begin

'It feels like we are about to watch the most boring football game in history,' wrote entrepreneur Andrew Yang.
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Andrew Yang goes (GASP!) tie-less on Democratic debate stage

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang made a dramatic fashion choice by not wearing a tie for the Democratic debate Thursday - unheard of for such a formal moment.
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Democratic Debate: Live Updates Ahead of Night 2

The candidates on stage tonight will be Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, Kirsten Gillibrand, John Hickenlooper, Michael Bennet, Marianne Williamson and Eric..
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Live Updates Ahead of Tonight’s Democratic Debate

The candidates on stage will be Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, Kirsten Gillibrand, John Hickenlooper, Michael Bennet, Marianne Williamson and Eric Swalwell.
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Democrats go head-to-head on second night of debate — live updates

The second debate includes Biden, Harris, Buttigieg, Sanders, Gillibrand, Bennet, Swalwell, Yang, Williamson and Hickenlooper
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Debating Tonight: Andrew Yang on Universal Basic Income

He’s an entrepreneur and former tech executive who wants to give Americans $12,000 a year. Here’s some background.
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Democratic candidates Andrew Yang, Marianne Williamson knock their Spanish skills ahead of Thursday debate

Candidates Andrew Yang and Marianne Williamson sought to manage their Spanish-speaking skills after Wednesday night's debate.
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Presidential candidate Yang gives $1,000 a month to Iowa family

Kyle Christensen, 41, says he will use the stipend to help his disabled mother settle her medical bills
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3/7/19: Red and Blue

Paul Manafort getting 47 months in prison; Andrew Yang pushing for universal basic income
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2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang on why he's pushing for a universal basic income

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" to discuss why he's making universal basic income a priority in his platform and why he thinks he'll make the cut for the..
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Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang on "The Takeout"

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang talks about robotics, artificial intelligence and the changing workforce in America on this week's edition of "The Takeout with Major Garrett."
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Dem contender Andrew Yang says "basic income" proposal is not socialism

The New York businessman hopes the issue will propel his long-shot campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination
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$1,000 monthly in universal basic income gets put to a test

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang will pay two families that much for a year to promote his free income proposal
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Who Is Andrew Yang, the Internet’s Favorite Candidate?

Andrew Yang, a businessman from New York, is seeking the Democratic nomination for president. His focus on preventing mass unemployment caused by the automation of jobs has made him popular online, but..
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Jim Jefferies makes a pitch for Yang's universal basic income in Best of Late Night

Comics catch up with a few Democratic candidates.
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Is Andrew Yang ‘Too Nice’ to Beat President Trump?

He faced the question again in New Hampshire as Kamala Harris and Joe Biden were ratcheting up their attacks on the president.
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Andrew Yang, Marianne Williamson, Bernie Sanders are the 2020 candidates standing out to our readers

When we asked USA TODAY reader which 2020 candidates were standing out, Andrew Yang came on top.
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2020 candidate Andrew Yang tests out hologram with Tupac, hoping to use tech to be at different campaign stops at same time

2020 candidate Andrew Yang tested out a hologram recently in hopes of using the technology to be at multiples places at once along the campaign trail.
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Former owner of spa embroiled in Kraft arrest breaks her silence

Yang claimed that her LLC's site was set up to help business people come to America and what to do when they got here
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Ex-spa owner Yang denies working as Chinese spy selling access to Trump in first interview

The former owner of a Florida spa named in a human trafficking investigation refuted reports about selling access to President Donald Trump on NBC.
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