Tag: Biden, Joseph R Jr

Elizabeth Warren Is Completely Serious

The first time I met Elizabeth Warren, she had just come home from a walk with her husband and her dog at Fresh Pond, the reservoir near her house in Cambridge, Mass. It was a sunny day in February, a couple of weeks after Warren announced her candidacy for president, and she was wearing a […]

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Biden’s Campaign Approach: Run Like It’s a Primary of One

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa — In a field of 23 Democratic candidates for president, Joseph R. Biden Jr. is campaigning as if he is running alone. Over the past eight days, Mr. Biden celebrated a granddaughter’s graduation with the family of Barack Obama while 19 of his opponents fought for breakout moments at a party gathering […]

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Trump Campaign to Purge Pollsters After Leak of Dismal Results

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s campaign has decided to purge some of its pollsters after a leak of dismal internal polls for the president that he denied existed. Just two days before the president is set to kick off his bid for re-election, a top adviser said on Sunday that the campaign was cutting ties with […]

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Wall Street Donors Are Swooning for Mayor Pete. (They Like Biden and Harris, Too.)

The behind-the-scenes competition for Wall Street money in the 2020 presidential race is reaching a fevered peak this week as no less than nine Democrats are holding New York fund-raisers in a span of nine days, racing ahead of a June 30 filing deadline when they must disclose their latest financial hauls. With millions of […]

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‘Who’s Taking Care of the Kids?’ Is Finally a Question for Dads on the Trail, Too

[Sign up for our politics newsletter, and we’ll send you an invite to our live chat on debate night.] Representative Eric Swalwell can rattle off the best places to pump breastmilk in an airport. Julián Castro broke from the campaign trail for the last day of preschool. And Gov. Steve Bullock postponed the announcement of […]

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Democratic Candidates Promise to Close Wealth Gap Between Blacks and Whites

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Four top Democratic presidential candidates promised black voters Saturday that, if elected, their administrations would help close the wealth gap between black and white Americans, continuing the growing trend of Democratic candidates and officials talking more explicitly about racial inequalities. The candidates, former Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas, Senator Cory Booker of […]

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Democratic Debates, Sanders on Socialism, New Polls: This Week in the 2020 Race

We’re trying something new in our 2020 presidential campaign coverage. Every Saturday morning, we’re publishing “This Week in the 2020 Race,” bringing you the key moments — from speeches and surprises among the candidates to new policies and polls that are influencing the campaign. It’s a quick way to follow the presidential campaign and the […]

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Liberal Wonks, or at Least Elizabeth Warren, Have a Plan for That

Not long ago, political pundits were writing off Elizabeth Warren’s political chances, but recent polling makes her an increasingly plausible contender, and her comeback has been getting her a sudden wave of favorable media coverage. Will she actually be the Democratic nominee? If so, will she win? I have absolutely no idea. Nor does anyone […]

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They Like Joe Biden in Iowa. For Now. (Many Voters Are Still Looking.)

OTTUMWA, Iowa — They praise his experience. They are hopeful about his general election prospects. He is often their first choice for president. For now. But while Joseph R. Biden Jr. tops the early polls in Iowa, on the ground there are signs that his lead is fragile in the state that kicks off the […]

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Late-Night Hosts Are Afraid to Put Their Faith in Polls Again

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. ‘Just Ask President Hillary […]

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The Corn Is as High as Donald Trump’s Tie

Do you wish you were an Iowa voter? Imagine how exciting life would be right now. Each morning when you left the house, you’d have no idea how many Democratic candidates for president would try to shake your hand before sunset. Everybody wants to woo Iowans because they vote first. On Tuesday Joe Biden was […]

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Stephen Colbert Finds It Ironic That Trump Called Biden a Dummy

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. Trump’s Super-Top-Secret Deal President […]

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23 Democrats Are Running for President. Do Any of Them Know What They’re Doing?

It was late on a Saturday night in May, and Marianne Williamson — the best-selling self-help author, spiritual sage and one of 23 souls vying to be the Democrats’ next presidential nominee — was sitting at a kitchen island in a large home on the western edge of Des Moines, nursing a generous glass of […]

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Biden to Describe Trump as ‘Existential Threat’ as They Circle Each Other in Iowa

DES MOINES — President Trump and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who are increasingly sparring and treating each other as political foils in the 2020 White House race, are each set to appear on Tuesday in the key early voting state of Iowa — and the Biden campaign wasted no time throwing swings. […]

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Late-Night Hosts Ponder Trump’s Secret Deal With Mexico

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. Where Credit Is Not […]

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Trump Needs a Target to Stay Interested in His Campaign. For Now, It’s Biden.

WASHINGTON — Late at night, using his old personal cellphone number, President Trump has been calling former advisers who have not heard from him in years, eager to discuss his standing in the polls against the top Democrats in the field — specifically Joseph R. Biden Jr., whom he describes in those conversations as “too […]

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Biden Retains Lead in Iowa Poll, but Warren and Buttigieg Gain

CRESCO, Iowa — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. retains a lead among likely Iowa caucusgoers, but both he and Senator Bernie Sanders have lost ground over the past three months while Senator Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., have made clear gains, according to a new poll from […]

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Politicians Draw Clear Lines on Abortion. Their Parties Are Not So Unified.

ImageProtestors and clinic escorts early in the morning outside a Louisville, Ky., clinic where abortions are performed.CreditAlyssa Schukar for The New York Times Abortion is often cast as a clear, crisp issue in Washington and in state governments, with Republican and Democrats clustered in opposite corners. Joe Biden moved nearer to the rest of his […]

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