Democratic candidates face off at Poor People's Campaign Forum – live

Ten presidential hopefuls to square off while speculation surrounds Sarah Sanders’ replacement as White House press secretary

We’ve also just got one of the first US Supreme Court rulings of the season, with implications for criminal cases involving Robert Mueller’s probe on Russian meddling in the US election.

The Associated Press reports a rule allowing state and federal governments to charge an individual for the same crime was upheld.

The court’s 7-2 decision Monday preserves a long-standing rule that provides an exception to the Constitution’s ban on trying someone twice for the same offense.

The court ruled against federal prison inmate Terance Gamble. He was prosecuted by Alabama and the federal government for having a gun after an earlier conviction for robbery.


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A $15 federal minimum wage. Single-payer healthcare. Taxes on America’s 75,000 wealthiest households. Restoring welfare funding. And cutting military spending.

These are the proposals called for by the Poor People’s Campaign’s “moral budget”. The report was released to coincide with the 10-candidate presidential forum tonight at 8pm ET.

Working on getting our folks registered here at the #PPCMoralCongress. The #PoorPeoplesCampaign is building a movement in states across the country, and over a thousand of us are converging on our nation’s capital today!

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