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Trump Sets the Terms on Racial Division. Do Democrats Know What to Do?

GREENVILLE, N.C. — President Trump waited for 13 seconds, as the chants from the crowd of thousands grew louder. “Send her home!” the North Carolina audience yelled, mimicking Mr. Trump’s recent tweet attacking a Somali-born Democratic congresswoman. “Treason!” one man screamed. “Traitor!” shouted another. The moment Wednesday night, a microcosm of the angry tribalism that […]

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Iowa and New Hampshire Go First. How Are the Leading Candidates Set Up There?

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — In New Hampshire, Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s campaign is embracing activities like bowling and a potential poetry reading to forge relationships with activists and voters. In Iowa, party activists are discussing Senator Elizabeth Warren’s dozens of campaign organizers in awe-struck tones. And though Joseph R. Biden Jr. started campaigning late in […]

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Some Surge, Others Sputter: 5 Lessons From the Democratic Fund-Raising Reports

Mayor Pete Buttigieg soared and Senator Elizabeth Warren surged. Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. was solid. Senator Bernie Sanders held steady. Senator Kamala Harris scored late. And former Representative Beto O’Rourke stumbled. Badly. The second-quarter financial numbers that campaigns filed on Monday represent a clarifying moment for the state of the 2020 Democratic […]

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Here’s One List Where Kirsten Gillibrand Is Winning and Kamala Harris Is Tied With Marianne Williamson

Amid the relentless focus on Washington and presidential politics, a liberal political action committee has ranked the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on something much lower on the political food chain — what they are doing to help Democrats win state legislative seats. The idea is that rebuilding the party nationally depends on the hard work […]

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Farewell, Swalwell: As One 2020 Democrat Drops Out, Will Others Follow?

Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your guide to the day in national politics. I’m Lisa Lerer, your host. Someone finally jumped out of the clown car. Exactly three months after announcing his presidential bid, Representative Eric Swalwell of California became the first serious Democratic primary candidate to end his campaign. “The polling wasn’t moving after […]

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A New Approach on Housing Affordability

A growing number of Americans are struggling to cope with the high and rising cost of rental housing in the United States. On any given night last year, more than half a million Americans were homeless. Nearly 11 million households managed to keep a roof over their heads only by spending more than 50 percent […]

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Cory Booker’s Brand of Advocacy: Show Up. Cameras Often Follow.

Senator Cory Booker, tieless and in a blazer on the southwestern border in early July, approached a Customs and Border Protection officer, blue passport in hand. They greeted each other and the officer asked: “Is there somebody with you?” Yes, Mr. Booker said, he had a group with him. Specifically, Mr. Booker said, he was […]

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Is Campaign-Trail Spanish Really What Latino Voters Want to Hear?

MIAMI — In his months on the campaign trail, Beto O’Rourke has wanted to make one thing explicitly clear: He is not a pendejo. Never mind whether anyone in the audience understands the Spanish slang for idiot, it is now a standard part of his stump speech: “We don’t want our kids looking back at […]

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Booker Proposes Drastic Changes to Immigration Detention System

Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey on Tuesday announced a plan to drastically alter the nation’s immigration detention system through an executive order on his first day in office if he is elected president. In an effort to draw stark contrast to the immigration detention policies of the Trump administration, Mr. Booker’s platform simultaneously establishes […]

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Kamala Harris Doesn’t Have to Believe in Joe Biden’s Innocence

Symbolic representation has its problems. You can’t fix structural inequality with a palette swap of the people in charge. The selective elevation of a lucky few isn’t a substitute for broad-based opportunity. And “skinfolk,” as the old proverb goes, aren’t always “kinfolk.” But that doesn’t mean it lacks value. When people from historically excluded groups […]

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Kamala Harris Is Supported by Rivals After Trump Jr. Questions Her Race

Days after Donald Trump Jr. shared, and then deleted, a tweet questioning Senator Kamala Harris’s race, several of her rival Democratic presidential candidates lent her their support on Saturday. Mr. Trump, President Trump’s eldest son, on Thursday had shared a tweet from Ali Alexander, a right-wing personality, that falsely claimed Ms. Harris’s racial identity did […]

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The Democratic Debates

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Twenty Democrats seeking their party’s presidential nomination have now made their case to American voters. We take a look at their visions for the future, the breakout performances and the state of the race. [For an […]

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Elizabeth Warren Aced the First Democratic Debate

Elizabeth Warren came into Wednesday night’s debate as the candidate to watch most closely, the only one of the 10 onstage who had double-digit support in polls, with an apparent momentum that none of those rivals could claim. Her performance over two hours in Miami probably strengthened that position. During the first hour, Warren was […]

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Democrats Diverge on Economy and Immigration in First Debate

MIAMI — Democratic presidential candidates leveled a stark critique of President Trump’s management of the American economy and immigration system in the first primary debate on Wednesday, but split in unmistakable terms over just how aggressively the next president should seek to transform the country along far more liberal lines. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts […]

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Live Updates Ahead of Tonight’s First Democratic Debate

Here’s what you need to know: ImageThe stage being set up for the first Democratic presidential debate in Miami.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times The candidates on stage tonight: Bill de Blasio, Tim Ryan, Julián Castro, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, Amy Klobuchar, Tulsi Gabbard, Jay Inslee and John Delaney. Who needs the biggest boost? […]

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Mayor Pete’s Ties, Kamala’s Pearls, Biden’s Aviators: It’s All Up for Debate

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A Guide to the Democratic Debates

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Over the next two days, 20 Democrats will take the stage for the first debates of the 2020 presidential race. We look at the competing visions for America they’ll be fighting over this week, and throughout […]

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One-on-One With Cory Booker

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Cory Booker has executive experience, bipartisan bona fides and a raft of ambitious policy goals. So why is the New Jersey senator running in the middle of the 2020 Democratic pack — and how […]

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Cory Booker Needs a Breakout Moment. Will He Create One at the Debates?

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Senator Cory Booker has for months been looking for his breakout moment, the opportunity to stand out from the sprawling Democratic presidential field, go viral online, and reap the benefits in the polls and with a surge of new contributors. And for a moment last week, it seemed as if he had […]

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