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Democrats Postpone Convention Until August Because of Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — The Democratic National Committee on Thursday postponed its national convention because of the coronavirus, moving it from mid-July to mid-August. It is the largest political event to be moved so far because of the public health crisis, which has already led to the cancellation of hundreds of state and local conventions from both […]

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How Will Biden Choose a Running Mate? Look to the Obama Model

Joseph R. Biden Jr. has spoken with former President Barack Obama about the process of selecting a running mate. His allies remain enthusiastic about Mr. Biden’s promise of a female vice-presidential candidate, despite growing Democratic fixation on Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York as he commands loyal audiences for his daily briefings on the […]

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The President vs. the Governors

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher This week on “The Argument,” how is the coronavirus — and President Trump’s response to it — hitting blue states and red states differently? Michelle Goldberg argues that Trump’s efforts to secure flattery from […]

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Biden Calls for Democratic Convention to Be Delayed Because of Virus

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Wednesday night called for moving the Democratic National Convention from mid-July to August, making him the most prominent member of his party to say the convention must be rescheduled because of the coronavirus outbreak. “I doubt whether the Democratic convention is going to be able […]

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2020 Conventions: Democrats Are in Fear and`The Show Must Go On’ for Republicans

WASHINGTON — Taking their cue from President Trump, Republicans at every level of the party are pushing ahead with plans to put on their national convention this summer and provide Mr. Trump the kind of gauzy coronation he seeks. Democrats, by contrast, are mired in uncertainty. Access to their convention arena in Milwaukee is contingent […]

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Democrats Fear for Their Convention. For Republicans, ‘The Show Must Go On.’

WASHINGTON — Taking their cue from President Trump, Republicans at every level of the party are pushing ahead with plans to put on their national convention this summer and provide Mr. Trump the kind of gauzy coronation he seeks. Democrats, by contrast, are mired in uncertainty. Access to their convention arena in Milwaukee is contingent […]

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How ‘Never Bernie’ Voters Threw In With Biden and Changed the Primary

Jane King, a financial investor from Boston who describes herself as progressive, began the presidential primary as an avowed supporter of Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. But as Ms. Warren’s candidacy seemed to fade early this year, Ms. King looked elsewhere. She considered Michael R. Bloomberg, Ms. Warren’s electoral nemesis. She thought about Pete Buttigieg, […]

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Who Are the Voters Behind Trump’s Higher Approval Rating?

Justin Penn, a Pittsburgh voter who calls himself politically independent, favored Joseph R. Biden Jr. in a matchup with President Trump until recently. But the president’s performance during the coronavirus outbreak has Mr. Penn reconsidering. “I think he’s handled it pretty well,” he said of the president, whose daily White House appearances Mr. Penn catches […]

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Sanders Argues He Has ‘Narrow Path’ and Says He Wants to Push His Issues

Senator Bernie Sanders this week offered his clearest articulation to date of his rationale for remaining in the Democratic presidential primary despite Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s commanding delegate lead, arguing that a “narrow path” remains for his candidacy and that it’s important for him to keep pushing his liberal agenda. “Campaigns are an important way […]

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Biden Faces a Cash Gap With Trump. He Has to Close It Virtually.

Joseph R. Biden Jr. is working the phones with top donors while cloistered in his Delaware home. His digital team is searching for the right tone to ask small contributors for cash during the sharpest economic downturn in their lifetimes. And his finance operation is plotting how to keep the checks coming when catered parties […]

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Coronavirus Has Taught Us More About Trump Than We Wanted to Know

Bret Stephens: Gail, I’m having a weird disconnect. On Friday, I rode my bike all the way up to the George Washington Bridge. The weather was perfect and New York had never looked so glorious. The next day, which was dank and rainy, Donald Trump raised the possibility of quarantining New York, along with parts […]

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2 Top Democratic Groups Form Alliance to Support Joe Biden

Two of the most prominent outside Democratic groups are forming a partnership to pool resources and research to help elect former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. this fall, an attempt at consolidating fund-raising in an increasingly competitive marketplace for third-party organizations. Unite the Country, the super PAC formed late last year to support Mr. […]

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What the ‘Cuomo 2020’ Fantasy Says About 2020 Reality

His is a new coalition, couch-bound and spooked, finding small comforts where few had sought sustenance before: in the tender embrace of a disaster briefing by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. Fans share text messages about the accent — the Queens English, brusque but empathetic — and the cable-news group therapy of his slide show presentations, […]

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How Coronavirus Has Transformed Elections Across the U.S.

From the White House to the county courthouse, the coronavirus pandemic has drastically upended the 2020 elections. Many Democratic leaders now doubt their national party convention will take place as planned in July, while President Trump’s determination to hold the Republican convention could collide with life-and-death realities. Both Mr. Trump and former Vice President Joseph […]

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Should Biden Freak Out About Trump’s Coronavirus Bump?

Every day, at the White House briefing about the coronavirus, Donald Trump gets the undivided attention of the media, a national television audience bloated by crisis and as many minutes as he wants to play a “wartime president,” as he grandiosely calls himself. Never mind that he flubs his lines and turns tragedy into farce. […]

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The Most Powerful People in American Politics Are Over 65

LAS VEGAS — Joseph R. Biden Jr. wasn’t accustomed to overflow audiences. It was a Tuesday evening in February and Mr. Biden had limped into Las Vegas, bruised from his disappointing showings in the Iowa and New Hampshire nominating contests. But at Harbor Palace Seafood Restaurant, a dim sum spot here, a crowd of retirees […]

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The 2020 Debate Over Health Care Is Getting ‘a Lot More Real’

WASHINGTON — One of the thorniest debates in American politics is over health care. Now add a pandemic. The future of America’s health insurance system has already been a huge part of the 2020 presidential campaign. At campaign events over the past year, voters have shared stories of cancer diagnoses, costly medications and crushing medical […]

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Sanders Is Ready to Debate Again. Biden Says ‘We’ve Had Enough Debates.’

A day after Senator Bernie Sanders’s campaign indicated that he would participate in a presidential debate next month if one is held, Joseph R. Biden Jr. expressed impatience with the idea, saying that “we’ve had enough debates” and adding that his focus was on combating the coronavirus crisis. Mr. Biden, the former vice president, has […]

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Why June 2 Is Suddenly the Hottest Date on the Primary Calendar

Think of it as Super Postponed Day. June 2 had been an afterthought on the Democratic primary calendar. Ever since Joseph R. Biden Jr. seized the mantle of front-runner, voters in New Jersey and a few other states scheduled to vote that day assumed the Democratic horse race would be over before their primaries rolled […]

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2020 Primary and Election: Has the Coronavirus Postponed It All?

There is a rhythm to it all, in happier times, a procession of dates and checkpoints to spread the politics and patriotism neatly across the calendar. The presidential primaries tick past, Tuesday by Tuesday, through the spring. Former rivals hug it out at their party conventions in the summer. The Olympics bring the sides together, […]

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Bernie Sanders Plans to Participate in Next Debate, Campaign Says

Senator Bernie Sanders plans to participate in the Democratic presidential debate in April if one is held, his campaign said on Tuesday, the strongest indication yet that he plans to continue competing against Joseph R. Biden Jr. in the 2020 primary for the foreseeable future. The Democratic National Committee has said previously that there would […]

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