The Latest on the Democratic presidential campaign (all times local):
Sen. Bernie Sanders is announcing a sweeping agriculture reform and rural investment plan that would change farm subsidies and break up major agriculture monopolies.
Sanders is set to unveil the plan in Osage, Iowa, a town of fewer than 4,000 residents.
The plan includes a number of antitrust proposals, including breaking up existing agriculture monopolies and placing a moratorium on future mergers between big agriculture companies.
It also proposes major changes to the current farm subsidy system toward what the plan calls a “parity system.” That plan seeks to ensure farmers are “guaranteed the cost of production and family living expenses,” though the plan doesn’t include details on how.
Sanders would also classify food supply security as a national security issue.
The latest Democrat pursuing the presidential nomination is trying to distinguish himself as someone “who’s going to level with the American people about why our system doesn’t seem to work for them.”
Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado tells NBC’s “Meet the Press” that his time in Washington has helped him know how to get things done and what needs fixing.
He says it’s “a disgrace that we lost” to Donald Trump in 2016, adding Democrats must find an approach to deny him a second term.
He thinks Attorney General William Barr should resign, saying Barr “has behaved like Trump’s criminal defense lawyer” rather than attorney general.