Tag: Bennet, Michael Farrand

Senate Republicans, Eyeing Election-Year Impeachment Trial, Wrestle With Timeline

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans are conflicted about how quickly to move on an impeachment trial against President Trump, with some arguing for a speedy vote on the charges and others seeing an opportunity to drag out the historic proceedings and tie down some Democratic senators at a prime moment in their presidential campaigns. Republican senators […]

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How the Next Democratic Debate Offers a New Start for Second-Tier Candidates

WASHINGTON — Senator Amy Klobuchar is going to spend nearly all her time and money on Iowa, visiting each of the state’s 99 counties with hopes that old-fashioned retail politics can inject new life into her campaign there. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has not matched his prolific fund-raising with significant growth in the polls, is […]

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Low-Polling Democrats Soldier On

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Dozens of reporters and photographers descended on the Hawkeye Downs speedway, all waiting for one man to appear at a local Labor Day picnic. That man was not Michael Bennet. “We’re having a great Labor Day in Iowa,” said Mr. Bennet, the Colorado senator and still a presidential candidate, showing up […]

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Reviving the American Working Class

Here’s one question that ought to be put to the Democratic candidates at their next debate in September: How would you improve the life of the average home health care worker? The iconic American worker of the 20th century — a man making cars in a Detroit factory — remains the focus of political debate […]

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Trade Turmoil Gives Democrats an Opening to Hit Trump on Economy

WASHINGTON — Weeks of turmoil in financial markets and an extraordinary outburst over trade from President Trump have opened a fresh lane of attack for Democrats hoping to unseat a president who has put the strength of the economy at the center of his re-election pitch. On the campaign trail this past week, Democratic candidates […]

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Democrats to Union Members: The Economy Is Failing You

ALTOONA, Iowa — Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Wednesday rolled out an ambitious plan to strengthen organized labor in the United States, setting a goal of doubling union membership in his first term as president. Mr. Sanders was among the biggest names in a procession of Democratic presidential candidates who affirmed their support for […]

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John Hickenlooper Mulling Ending Presidential Bid to Run for Senate

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — Former Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado is in discussions about ending his presidential bid and entering the race for his state’s Republican-held Senate seat, potentially giving Democrats a strong candidate in a race they must win to have hopes of retaking the chamber in 2021, according to four Democrats familiar with […]

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How Democrats Will Attack Trump on the Economy

It took more than 90 minutes for the moderators of the Democratic presidential primary debate on Wednesday night to turn to the economy, which polls show is a top issue on voters’ minds and is one of President Trump’s strengths as he seeks re-election. The candidates wasted no time attacking him on it. Over two […]

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Democratic Debate Night 2: Live Updates

Here’s what we’re watching: ImageThe first night of the Democratic presidential debates at the Fox Theater in Detroit on Tuesday.CreditErin Schaff/The New York Times How is Biden preparing for the debate? At the first presidential primary debate, Joseph R. Biden Jr. gave a halting, unsteady response when Senator Kamala Harris attacked his record on busing, […]

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What to Watch For in Tonight’s Democratic Debate

You can watch it on CNN, CNN en Español and CNN International. It will also be available on streaming services. The debate is taking place in Detroit. Who won last night’s debate? Want just the highlights? The 10 Democratic candidates will have 60-second opening statements followed by 60 seconds to answer questions from the CNN […]

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Is Just Ousting Trump a Sufficient Goal? Democrats Are Divided Over the Answer.

WAUKEE, Iowa — Bernie Sanders preaches “political revolution” to the crowds at his campaign rallies. When not posing for thousands of selfies, Elizabeth Warren promises “big, systemic change.” And Pete Buttigieg warns his packed town hall audiences that the “riskiest thing we could do is try too hard to play it safe.” But speaking to […]

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Get Rid of the Debt Ceiling

The tentative deal announced on Monday to increase the total amount the federal government can borrow is necessary, but it shouldn’t be. Congress already has decided how much money the government can spend, and how much it can raise in taxes. Since the taxes don’t come close to covering the spending, there are only two […]

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Trump Has Scrambled America’s Foreign Policy. Can the Democrats Do Better?

What is America’s role in the world? What does it stand for? What threats does it face? When and how should it intervene in disputes? With military force, or with diplomacy? With sanctions or development aid? For any Democrat competing to succeed President Trump as president, solutions to such problems could require not only undoing […]

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Is There Anyone Who Can Unite the Democrats Besides Trump?

Are Democrats or Republicans more out of touch with the American people? In 1999, a CNN/Gallup survey asked that very question: Are Democrats or Republicans “in touch or out of touch with the American people?” Twenty years ago, a solid 57 percent majority of voters described the Democratic Party as in touch with the American […]

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A Presidential Candidate Assesses the Nation’s Political Ills

THE LAND OF FLICKERING LIGHTS Restoring America in an Age of Broken Politics By Michael Bennet Michael Bennet is disappointed, and he’s running for president. In “The Land of Flickering Lights: Restoring America in an Age of Broken Politics,” the Democratic senator from Colorado has not written a typical, triumphal campaign memoir. Instead, the book […]

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As 2020 Candidates Struggle to Be Heard, Their Grumbling Gets Louder

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — When 19 presidential candidates descended on a hotel ballroom for an Iowa Democratic Party fund-raiser on Sunday, it seemed, at first glance, like a relatively collegial affair. Former Representative Beto O’Rourke wished Senator Kamala Harris and Marianne Williamson good luck. Ms. Harris shared popcorn with former Gov. John Hickenlooper. And Andrew […]

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New Democratic Debate Rules Will Distort Priorities, Some Campaigns Say

The Democratic Party’s new directive that candidates must have at least 130,000 donors to qualify for the third primary debate in September arrived virtually without warning on Wednesday morning, and immediately sent shock waves through presidential campaigns worried that it would distort their priorities and affect the way they operate. Two-thirds of the sprawling field […]

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Democratic Party Will Impose Tougher Rules for Qualifying for Third Debate

The national Democratic Party will toughen the requirements for participating in the presidential primary debates this fall, a decision likely to prompt blowback from candidates struggling to gain a foothold in the crowded race. To qualify for the party’s third debate, scheduled for mid-September, candidates must attract donations from 130,000 individuals from at least 20 […]

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