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Man Charged in Racist Threats Against Cory Booker and Rashida Tlaib

Federal officials charged a Florida man on Friday with leaving threatening phone messages laced with racist slurs at the offices of Senator Cory Booker and two House members, including Representative Rashida Tlaib. The man, John J. Kless, 49, made three phone calls within 30 minutes, starting at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, according to court records. […]

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Democrats Are United on Climate Change, but Not on What to Do About It

For Democrats vying to unseat President Trump, acknowledging climate change is easy. Deciding what to do about it is the hard part. Among the 18 declared candidates, there is no broad consensus on taxing polluters on their carbon emissions — a measure most experts say is needed to slow global warming. And when it comes […]

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The Argument: Which 2020 Underdogs Stand a Chance?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher In this episode of “The Argument,” recorded on April 10 before an audience at TheTimesCenter in New York, the columnists talk immigration in the Trump era. Michelle Goldberg makes the case for shunning administration […]

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Bernie Sanders Accuses Liberal Think Tank of Smearing Progressive Candidates

WASHINGTON — Senator Bernie Sanders, in a rare and forceful rebuke by a presidential candidate of an influential party ally, has accused a liberal think tank of undermining Democrats’ chances of taking back the White House in 2020 by “using its resources to smear” him and other contenders pushing progressive policies. Mr. Sanders’s criticism of […]

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Cory Booker, Citing a Rising Newark, Pitches a Campaign of ‘Justice’

NEWARK — Drawing on themes from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From a Birmingham Jail,” Senator Cory Booker pitched his campaign for president in newly urgent terms on Saturday, declaring that “we are here today to say we can’t wait” as he laid out his vision for addressing the economic and social […]

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Cory Booker Campaigns on Baby Bonds Program to Combat Inequality

AMHERST, N.H. — In the cozy confines of a rather stately New Hampshire home, Senator Cory Booker on Saturday offered a detailed outline of his proposal to address growing income equality with “baby bonds,” a government-run savings program for children. Speaking to a crowded living room, Mr. Booker of New Jersey wrapped his proposal in […]

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The Real Joe Biden Decision

At some point soon, Joe Biden is going to have to make two decisions. The first is whether he wants to run for the Democratic nomination. The second is whether he wants to win it, and at what cost. Right now, even after some slippage, Biden has the highest polling numbers of any candidate in […]

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Even Liberal Democrats Can’t Quit Wealthy Donors and Their Big Checks

Senator Cory Booker spun through a San Francisco fund-raiser hosted on Friday afternoon by high-tech titans and wealthy venture capitalists, including the investor Ron Conway. That evening, in New York, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand gathered donations at the Upper West Side home of Matthew Mallow, a vice chairman of the investment giant BlackRock. And on Sunday […]

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A Dummy’s Guide to Democratic Policy Proposals

We in the news media often whack politicians for not being serious about policy. And then we ignore their policy proposals. So here, in the spirit of orgiastic wonkishness, is my Dummy’s Guide to Democratic Policy Proposals. I write it because something fascinating is underway: After decades of incrementalism, Democrats are now proposing a litany […]

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The Long Run: ‘Newark’s Original Sin’ and the Criminal Justice Education of Cory Booker

NEWARK — After football practice one summer evening in 2008, a Pop Warner league coach and two of his players were driving through the Clinton Hill section of Newark when a car swerved and blocked their path. Suddenly six police officers emerged from unmarked vehicles and forced them out of their car at gunpoint. “I […]

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‘Newark’s Original Sin’: The Criminal Justice Education of Cory Booker

NEWARK — After football practice one summer evening in 2008, a Pop Warner league coach and two of his players were driving through the Clinton Hill section of Newark when a car swerved and blocked their path. Suddenly six police officers emerged from unmarked vehicles and forced them out of their car at gunpoint. “I […]

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Not All Medicare Cuts Are Bad

Senate Democrats, including several of the party’s presidential candidates, have savaged President Trump for proposing to reduce Medicare spending by several hundred billion dollars over the next decade. Senator Kamala Harris of California said the proposed changes in Medicare “would hurt our seniors.” Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts tweeted, “The Trump administration wants to cut […]

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Effort to Legalize Marijuana in New Jersey Collapses

TRENTON — A monthslong effort to legalize marijuana in New Jersey collapsed on Monday after Democrats were unable to muster enough support for the measure, rejecting a central campaign pledge from Gov. Philip D. Murphy and leaving the future of the legalization movement in doubt. The failure in the legislature marks one of the biggest […]

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N.J. Debates Legalizing Marijuana and Erasing Criminal Convictions

TRENTON — The New Jersey legislature was debating on Monday a sweeping plan to legalize marijuana that would also redress what its supporters say are the consequences of the war on drugs on minorities and tackle concerns about fairness in the multibillion dollar cannabis industry. In seeking to bring recreational marijuana to the doorstep of […]

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2020 Candidates Demand Full and Immediate Release of Mueller Report

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Democratic presidential candidates wasted no time Friday evening demanding the immediate public release of the long-awaited report from Robert S. Mueller III, with several saying that Americans deserved to know any findings about President Trump, Russia and the 2016 election in order to form judgments about Mr. Trump and the 2020 race. […]

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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Pillories Trump for ‘Beefing With a Dead Man’

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. ‘Who’s He Going to […]

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Cory Booker Finds His Moment

How do you answer hatred? How should you respond when your political opponents assault you with insult, stereotype and contempt? That’s the moral question we all have to answer during this election campaign. Hatred has become the defining emotion of our political life. As my colleague Thomas B. Edsall reported last week, according to a […]

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What Democrats Need to Know to Win in Rural America

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — It’s caucus season here in Iowa, and Democratic presidential candidates are swarming the place like flies at a cattle barn. We’ve talked policy with Amy Klobuchar and Kirsten Gillibrand over beers, and watched Kamala Harris work the crowd at a bar in Indianola. We’ve been in what once would have been “smoke-filled rooms” […]

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In 2020 Field Full of Women, Some Men Signal They Will Pick a Female Vice President

With a record number of female candidates running for president, some male Democratic contenders are signaling that a woman will be on their 2020 ticket — just not at the top. Two male candidates, Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey and Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman, suggested this weekend that they would pick a […]

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Legalizing Marijuana, With a Focus on Social Justice, Unites Democrats

People in Colorado still remember John Hickenlooper’s crack after the state legalized marijuana, which he opposed: “Don’t break out the Cheetos or goldfish too quickly.” But Mr. Hickenlooper, the governor at the time of the 2012 initiative allowing recreational use of cannabis, eventually changed his mind. He acknowledged that fears of increased use by children […]

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