Tag: Biden, Joseph R Jr

Biden Proposes Smaller Tax Increases Than Rivals Do

WASHINGTON — The Democratic presidential candidate Joseph R. Biden Jr. would raise taxes on high earners and corporations by at least $3.4 trillion over the course of a decade if elected, his campaign said Wednesday, releasing a set of plans that are far less aggressive than his more liberal rivals’. Mr. Biden would raise a […]

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Kamala Decamps, Iowa’s Still Crowded, Trump’s Still Trump

Kamala Harris is out! This is big news. The Democratic presidential field is shrinking. We’ve got only 15 people left. Twenty-six fewer than the House Judiciary Committee. Smaller than the cast of “Saturday Night Live.” Although sometimes more entertaining. It’s natural the field is crowded — there are approximately 47 million native-born Democrats of presidential […]

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Giuliani, Facing Scrutiny, Travels to Europe to Interview Ukrainians

WASHINGTON — Even as Democrats intensified their scrutiny this week of Rudolph W. Giuliani’s role in the pressure campaign against the Ukrainian government that is at the heart of the impeachment inquiry, Mr. Giuliani has been in Europe continuing his efforts to shift the focus to purported wrongdoing by President Trump’s political rivals. Mr. Giuliani, […]

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Team Trump Uses a Russian Fable to Distract From the Ukrainian Truth

President Trump and his defenders simply won’t stop playing into Russia’s hands by promoting the debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine hacked the 2016 election in an effort to sabotage his candidacy. On Sunday, Senator John Kennedy, Republican of Louisiana, was on “Meet the Press” spreading this disinformation. “I think both Russia and Ukraine interfered,” he […]

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Joe Biden Still Wants to Win Iowa. Here’s His Strategy.

STORM LAKE, Iowa — The teleprompters are gone. The gatherings are often intimate. There are fewer rope lines separating the candidate from the voters. And the message includes earnest efforts to relate to rural life. “You have the same problem out here with, with cattle and hogs that we have back in Delaware with chickens: […]

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Why the Less Disruptive Health Care Option Could Be Plenty Disruptive

ImageJoe Biden campaigning in Greenwood, S.C. He is one of the Democratic presidential candidates calling for a public option.Credit…Demetrius Freeman for The New York Times The single-payer health plans proposed by Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are often assailed as being too disruptive. A government plan for everyone, the argument goes, would mean that […]

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Ukraine Knew of Aid Freeze in July, Says Ex-Top Official in Kyiv

KYIV, Ukraine — As deputy foreign minister, it was Olena Zerkal’s job to read incoming diplomatic cables from embassies around the world. One from Washington caught her eye back in July, she recalled: It said the Trump administration had frozen military aid for Ukraine. “We had this information,” Ms. Zerkal said in an interview. “It […]

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Trevor Noah Roasts Joe Biden for ‘No Malarkey’ Slogan

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. ‘That’s Your Slogan?’ Trevor […]

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Republican Impeachment Defense Claims Trump’s Ukraine Pressure Was Apolitical

WASHINGTON — House Republicans plan to argue that President Trump was acting on “genuine and reasonable” skepticism of Ukraine and “valid” concerns about possible corruption involving Americans, not political self-interest, when he pressed the country for investigations of his Democratic rivals, according to a draft of a report laying out their impeachment defense. In a […]

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Three Women Accuse Gordon Sondland of Sexual Misconduct, Report Says

Three women have accused Gordon D. Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, of making unwanted sexual advances toward them years before his recent turn as a star witness at the impeachment proceedings against President Trump, according to a news report. The women shared their accounts with ProPublica and Portland Monthly, which published […]

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Giuliani Pursued Business in Ukraine While Pushing for Inquiries for Trump

As Rudolph W. Giuliani waged a public campaign this year to unearth damaging information in Ukraine about President Trump’s political rivals, he privately pursued hundreds of thousands of dollars in business from Ukrainian government officials, documents reviewed by The New York Times show. Mr. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, has repeatedly said he has no […]

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What the Bidens Actually Did in Ukraine

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Yesterday, we looked at the origins of President Trump’s baseless theory that Ukraine, not Russia, meddled in the 2016 election. This theory inspired one of the two investigations he sought from Ukraine that triggered the impeachment […]

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Minority Voters Chafe as Democratic Candidates Abandon Charter Schools

ATLANTA — The night before Democratic presidential candidates took to a debate stage here last week, black and Latino charter school parents and supporters gathered in a bland hotel conference room nearby to make signs they hoped would get the politicians’ attention. “Charter schools = self-determination,” one sign read. “Black Democrats want charters!” another blared. […]

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Black Voters to Black Candidates: Representation Is Not Enough

ATLANTA — Chyna Hester knew what she was supposed to say. The 20-year-old Spelman College student had just attended a “Black Women’s Breakfast” featuring Kamala Harris, the Democratic presidential candidate and the second black woman elected to the United States Senate. And speaker after speaker had explicitly argued that black women should support Ms. Harris […]

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2020 Democrats Unapologetically Support Abortion Rights, Times Survey Shows

The Democratic presidential field has coalesced around an abortion rights agenda more far-reaching than anything past nominees have proposed, according to a New York Times survey of the campaigns. The positions reflect a hugely consequential shift on one of the country’s most politically divisive issues. Every candidate The Times surveyed supports codifying Roe v. Wade […]

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Why Giuliani Singled Out 2 Ukrainian Oligarchs to Help Dig Up Dirt

VIENNA — They were two Ukrainian oligarchs with American legal problems. One had been indicted on federal bribery charges. The other was embroiled in a vast banking scandal and was reported to be under investigation by the F.B.I. And they had one more thing in common: Both had been singled out by Rudolph W. Giuliani […]

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Devin Nunes Denounces Reports He Played a Role in Ukraine

WASHINGTON — Representative Devin Nunes, an outspoken defender of President Trump in his impeachment hearings, said on Sunday that reports that he played a role in the effort to dig up damaging information on former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. in Ukraine were part of a criminal campaign against him by a “totally corrupt” […]

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Biden Is Struggling in Iowa and His Supporters There Know Why

WINTERSET, Iowa — Nancy Courtney displays a Joe Biden sign in her yard, makes phone calls for his campaign and supports the former vice president “100 percent,” she said. But the sluggish state of Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s organization in her city of Burlington, Iowa, had her fuming one recent evening. “In Burlington, they are […]

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Debate 5, and a Push for Black Voters: This Week in the 2020 Race

It was a busy week in the Democratic presidential campaign, with a flood of new policies and, of course, another debate. Let’s get right to it. A surprisingly subdued debate There weren’t a lot of sparks in this week’s debate, the fifth of the Democratic primary. But in the absence of a clear front-runner, several […]

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A Senate Trial Could Put Trump’s Use of Aggressive Defense Tactics to Their Biggest Test

WASHINGTON — Over four decades in public life, President Trump has sought to bend business, real-estate and political rivals to his will. Facts that cut against his position have been declared false. Witnesses who have questioned his motives have been declared dishonest. Critics of his behavior are part of a corrupt, shadowy effort aiming to […]

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The Four Lessons of Impeachment

After two weeks of compelling testimony in the House impeachment inquiry, it’s worth weighing what has emerged. Four conclusions stand out. First, there is now overwhelming testimony and evidence that affirm the deeply troubling revelation contained in President Trump’s summary of his “perfect” July 25 phone call with the newly elected president of Ukraine, Volodymyr […]

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The Double-Barreled Dream World of Trump and His Enablers

The Ukraine scandal now unfolding in congressional impeachment hearings has at its core a Shakespearean twist: President Trump, abetted by his paladins of spin, has trapped himself in an alternate universe. To undermine the well-established fact that Russia corrupted the 2016 vote to help him win, Mr. Trump and his allies have tried to build […]

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