Third parties could play a lesser role in 2020 campaign
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – In close elections, it doesn't take much for third-party candidates to play an outsize role — as Democrats learned the hard way in 2016. A vital third-party candidate would likely help him tremendously.”But third-party candidates are facing hurdles that didn't exist four years ago, potentially weakening their impact. In a court decision last week, the Green Party candidate was barred from appearing on Pennsylvania’s ballot. “I saw last time, there’s no hope in a third-party candidate in this basically two-party system that we have. But the president’s team, which has denied playing a role in West’s bid, has done little game-planning for a third-party candidate.
Michigan Rep. Amash ends his Libertarian bid for White House
FILE - In this June 12, 2019, file photo, Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., listens to debate on Capitol Hill in Washington. Amash, a Trump critic, said Saturday, May 16, 2020, that he has decided not to seek the Libertarian nomination to run for president. But third-party campaigns can have unpredictable consequences for the Democratic and Republican candidates in the race. Amash left the Republican Party last year and later supported Trumps impeachment in the Democratic-led House. In announcing his intention in late April to seek the Libertarian nomination, Amash said he wanted to represent the millions of Americans who do not feel well represented by either major party.
Ralph Nader says SEC should probe Tesla trading based on the stock's recent spike higher
Longtime consumer advocate Ralph Nader on Wednesday sounded a warning about the recent rally in Tesla's stock and called on regulators to consider a probe into trading based on its recent meteoric run. Nader expressed concern for the investor community at large based on the stock's recent volatility and encouraged regulators to keep a close watch for any nefarious equity trading. His comments came as Tesla plunged 17% on Wednesday, a hefty loss for those who chased the stock in recent days. "When the stock market bubble implodes, it will have been started by the surge in Tesla shares beyond speculative zeal," Nader wrote on Twitter last month amid the run. "I'm talking about the price of the Tesla stock.cnbc.com
Ralph Nader appears to soften previous comments that Boeing's 737 Max should never fly again
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader on Wednesday indicated there could be a path for Boeing to get its 737 Max back in service in an apparent softening of his previous position that the jets should never fly again. The entire worldwide 737 Max fleet was grounded just days after Ethiopian disaster. Investigators looking into the cause of the crashes point to an issue with the 737 Max flight-control program, known as MCAS. In Wednesday's interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Nader said, "What Boeing really should do is make public its technical details and its fixes." Nader was not moved by Calhoun, a longtime Boeing board member and Blackstone executive.cnbc.com
Ralph Nader, whose grandniece died in a 737 Max crash, says Boeing CEO Muilenburg and entire board need to go
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader on Monday called for the removal of Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg and the entire Boeing board of directors as the fallout intensifies over the aircraft maker's grounded 737 Max. "It's not happening at Boeing because the people at the top are in the same pit together," said Nader, whose grandniece was killed in the March crash of a 737 Max jet in Ethiopia. "They don't want to admit that they really, really performed in a very seriously adverse way to the safety of airline passengers." Boeing said the separation of the two roles will allow Muilenburg to focus on getting the Max back to service. "That's the first crack," Nader, who was speaking on CNBC's "Squawk Box," said of splitting the chairman and CEO.cnbc.com
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader says Boeing 737 Max should never fly again
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader on Tuesday urged the Federal Aviation Administration to permanently ground Boeing's 737 Max jet. "The plane cannot be refixed," said Nader, whose grandniece was killed in a March crash of a 737 Max jet in Ethiopia. Nader has been vocal about recalling the 737 Max and the FAA's approval of the jet. In May, Nader told CNBC that the FAA, which approved the Max two years ago, was beholden to Boeing. "In all the product defects that I have worked on over the years, I have never seen so many whistleblowers [and] so many authentic aerospace experts condemning the Boeing practice here," Nader told "Squawk Box " in May.cnbc.com