Tag: Biden, Joseph R Jr

Sanders Seizes Lead in Volatile Iowa Race, Times Poll Finds

DES MOINES — Senator Bernie Sanders has opened up a lead in Iowa just over a week before the Democratic caucuses, consolidating support from liberals and benefiting from divisions among more moderate presidential candidates who are clustered behind him, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll of likely caucusgoers. Mr. Sanders has gained six […]

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Latest Polls: 4 Reasons Anything Could Happen in Iowa

Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates, voters and issues that will shape the 2020 election. The Iowa presidential caucuses are usually a nail-biter. But with a sardine-packed field of Democratic candidates and the Senate’s impeachment trial cluttering some of their schedules, clarity this year is […]

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A Major Fear for Democrats: Will the Party Come Together by November?

FORT DODGE, Iowa — Democrats have always represented a cacophonous array of individuals and interests, but the so-called big tent is now stretching over a constituency so unwieldy that it’s easy to understand why voters remain torn this close to Iowa, where no clear front-runner has emerged. The party’s voters are splintered across generational, racial […]

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Bernie Will Have to Fight Dirty

When the former Vermont governor Peter Shumlin took to Politico to air his concern that Senator Bernie Sanders will “play dirty” as the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination advances, I thought: If only. Despite mounting mainstream Democratic panic about the prospect of a scorched-earth Sanders campaign, Mr. Sanders’s recent struggles indicate that his greatest […]

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Democrats, Seeking to Pre-empt Trump’s Defense, Delve Into Biden

WASHINGTON — House Democrats sought on Thursday to pre-emptively dismantle President Trump’s core defenses in his impeachment trial, invoking the words of the nation’s founders, Mr. Trump’s allies and the president himself to argue that his pressure campaign on Ukraine was an abuse of power that warranted his removal. On the second day of opening […]

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Kamala Harris Is Said to Be Weighing an Endorsement of Joe Biden

Senator Kamala Harris is weighing an endorsement of Joseph R. Biden Jr., according to multiple Democratic officials familiar with her deliberations. Such a move could lift Mr. Biden’s campaign and perhaps do even more to enhance Ms. Harris’s chances of becoming vice president, but it could also anger her liberal base in California. An endorsement […]

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Joe Biden Is Stronger Than You Think

It was yet another epic failure of political punditry. Go back to the early months of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign and read what the consultants and commentators were saying about him: His support is just name recognition; he’ll fade! He’s too old! He’s running a zombie campaign! The party has moved left and he’s out […]

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How Joe Biden Talks About a Touchy Subject: His Son

SPARKS, Nev. — Joseph R. Biden Jr. called an octogenarian voter a “damn liar” and challenged him to a push-up contest. He dismissed a heckler as an “idiot.” He commanded the news media to focus on President Trump instead of the overseas business dealings of his son, Hunter Biden, demanding of one reporter, “Ask the […]

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Stuck in the Senate as Their 2020 Rivals Have Iowa to Themselves

WASHINGTON — Hours into the first long night of President Trump’s impeachment trial on Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont kept checking his watch. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts sipped hot water — one of two drinks allowed in the chamber — to warm up. Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota jotted down notes. And Senator […]

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Why Endorse Two Candidates?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Which 2020 Democratic contender would be the best nominee to take on President Trump? This year, the Times’s editorial board — a group of opinion journalists and editors separate from The Times’s op-ed columnists […]

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Emails Show Budget Office Working to Carry Out Ukraine Aid Freeze

The same morning last July when President Trump had his fateful call with Ukraine’s president, White House officials were working behind the scenes to impose the freeze sought by the president on military assistance to Ukraine, reviewing the legal wording they would use to implement the hold, emails released late Tuesday night show. The emails […]

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Bernie Sanders Has Narrow Lead in New National Poll

A new national poll shows Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont with a lead in a national debate qualifying poll for the first time in the 2020 Democratic primary, while a second national survey conducted by a different pollster shows former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. in front. The first poll, conducted by SSRS for […]

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Biden and Sanders Trade Attacks Over Honesty and Social Security

MASON CITY, Iowa — A day after former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Bernie Sanders appeared to have brokered a truce after weeks of tension, Mr. Biden released a video on Tuesday night suggesting the Sanders campaign was engaging in “dishonest attacks” and Mr. Sanders responded with a video of his own […]

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Ukraine Said No to Trump’s Political Hit Job. Will G.O.P. Senators Say Yes?

Senate Republicans are threatening to give President Trump what even a foreign government knew was inappropriate: the dirtying of a political rival. What an irony it would be if Mr. Trump’s impeachment trial itself yielded the very result for which he is being impeached: the corruption of America’s election integrity by the baseless denigration of […]

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The Last Impeachment Trial

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device:Via Apple Podcasts | Via Spotify | Via Stitcher As President Trump’s impeachment trial begins in earnest this afternoon, we look back two decades to a time when Google was in its infancy, Y2K was stoking anxiety and partisanship in Congress was not quite so entrenched. […]

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Biden Dismisses Doubts on His Black Support: ‘You Know Better. You Know Better.’

DES MOINES — Joseph R. Biden Jr. was fresh off campaigning in the warm embrace of South Carolina, where the former vice president has held a commanding lead in the polls, when a pointed question in icy, politically competitive Iowa put him on the defensive. “Why is Senator Sanders leading you with black voters under […]

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Biden, Sanders, Social Security and Smears

While the news media has been focused on the “spat” between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, something much more serious has been taking place between the Sanders campaign and Joe Biden. Not to sugarcoat it: The Sanders campaign has flat-out lied about things Biden said in 2018 about Social Security, and it has refused to […]

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‘You Picked Two!’: Parsing the Klobuchar-Warren Endorsement

To the Editor: Re “Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren Are Democrats’ Top Choices for President” (editorial, Jan. 20): As a potential Democratic primary voter, I don’t have the luxury of the two-choice option settled on by The Times. As the editorial predicted, there will be “those dissatisfied” with The Times’s decision. I’m in that category. […]

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3 Organizers for 3 Candidates, Under One Roof: This Is Campaigning in Iowa

RICEVILLE, Iowa — Charles Uffelman, a bearded and burly Tennessean who is working in Iowa for Elizabeth Warren, stirred gravy on a stovetop while biscuits rose in the oven. Jared Sherman, a Pete Buttigieg organizer in a checked lumberjack shirt, scrambled eggs. Bryan McNamara, a staff member for Joseph R. Biden Jr. who is fond […]

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Democratic Candidates Celebrate Dr. King’s Legacy at South Carolina Events

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Several Democratic presidential candidates, hoping to chip away at former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s support in South Carolina, gathered in the state capital on Monday morning to make remarks honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and take part in an annual holiday march and rally that had election-year […]

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New York Times Editorial Board Endorses Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren

The New York Times editorial board endorsed the two leading female candidates for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination on Sunday, throwing its support behind Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. The board’s decision to back not one but two candidates is a significant break with convention, one meant to address […]

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Mentioning Trump and K.K.K. in Same Sentence, Biden Condemns Hate

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. paid a visit to Sunday services at Bethlehem Baptist Church, a large black congregation here, urging the crowd to fight back against hatred and condemning President Trump in some of his strongest language yet for heightening racial divisions in the country. “This president and his […]

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The Big Ask of Black Voters: Trust the Government

DANVILLE, Va. — Ten minutes into a small community meeting between black farmers from Southern Virginia and regional campaign staff for Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, an aide took the floor. He was the only white person to speak in a room of older black voters seated in an old beauty salon. He stood, delivering […]

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