Tag: Buttigieg, Pete (1982- )

The Abortion Mysticism of Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., has made his Christian piety a minor theme of his presidential campaign — quoting Proverbs on the debate stage to critique Republican opposition to a minimum-wage increase, attacking conservative evangelicals over their “porn star presidency” and un-biblical approach to refugees, urging his party to court religious voters […]

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Democrats’ Afghan Strategy Sounds Familiar. It’s a Lot Like Trump’s.

For 18 years and four presidential elections, Democrats running for president have felt compelled to lay out comprehensive plans for the future of Afghanistan, vowing to never again let the country become a breeding ground for terrorists who could strike the United States as they did on Sept. 11, 2001. Now, the candidates are racing […]

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The Third Democratic Debate

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Just 10 candidates qualified for the stage in Houston, but that didn’t change some recurring themes: Joe Biden was again the target of fierce scrutiny, and health care was a central point of contention. But what […]

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Up, Up, Up With Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren didn’t have her best debate on Thursday night, nor was she the most poetic or passionate candidate on that overcrowded stage. Beto O’Rourke, describing the toll of gun violence, forged a moment more poignant than any of hers. Amy Klobuchar and Cory Booker had better one-liners. Pete Buttigieg’s beautifully shaped final answer put […]

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Zingers, Groaners and a Trump Pile-On: ‘That’s Called the Democratic Primary’

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. jammed his finger skyward, eyes narrowing like his polling advantage, accusing the “socialist” to his right, Senator Bernie Sanders, and the “distinguished friend” to his left, Senator Elizabeth Warren, of hawking infeasible health care proposals loaded with dubious math. Mr. Sanders, raspier than usual but no gentler on […]

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Who Won the Democratic Debate? Texas

All I can say is that if you are like me, and you remember those years when national Democratic Party leaders treated Texas like it had a near fatal case of kooties — from Michael Dukakis and Bill Clinton to Hillary Clinton’s attempts in 2008 and 2016 and all those off-year elections in between — […]

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Divide Over Health Care Ignites Fiery Exchanges in Democratic Debate

HOUSTON — The leading Democratic presidential candidates split sharply over the issue of health care in a debate on Thursday night, exposing the gulf between former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s careful moderate politics and the transformational liberal ambitions of Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Mr. Biden, the front-runner […]

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Tonight’s Democratic Debate: Live Updates From Houston

How to watch: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern on ABC, Univision and on streaming services. Moderators: The debate will be hosted by George Stephanopoulos, David Muir, Linsey Davis and Jorge Ramos. Candidates: Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Kamala Harris, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the entrepreneur Andrew […]

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Tonight’s Democratic Debate: What Time Is It and How to Watch

The debate is 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Houston, and you can watch it on ABC and Univision. It will also be available on streaming services. Ten Democratic candidates will debate: Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Kamala Harris, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the entrepreneur Andrew Yang, […]

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How the Next Democratic Debate Offers a New Start for Second-Tier Candidates

WASHINGTON — Senator Amy Klobuchar is going to spend nearly all her time and money on Iowa, visiting each of the state’s 99 counties with hopes that old-fashioned retail politics can inject new life into her campaign there. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has not matched his prolific fund-raising with significant growth in the polls, is […]

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Presidential Candidates Flock to New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention

Image<img alt="Supporters of Democratic presidential hopefuls atthe New Hampshire Democratic Party State Convention, in Manchester, N.H.” class=”css-1m50asq” src=”https://static01.nyt.com/images/2019/09/08/us/08dems-print1-sub/merlin_160348857_2c55decc-c290-4a32-bcf6-4d82c7425f10-articleLarge.jpg?quality=75&auto=webp&disable=upscale” srcset=”https://static01.nyt.com/images/2019/09/08/us/08dems-print1-sub/merlin_160348857_2c55decc-c290-4a32-bcf6-4d82c7425f10-articleLarge.jpg?quality=90&auto=webp 600w,https://static01.nyt.com/images/2019/09/08/us/08dems-print1-sub/merlin_160348857_2c55decc-c290-4a32-bcf6-4d82c7425f10-jumbo.jpg?quality=90&auto=webp 1024w,https://static01.nyt.com/images/2019/09/08/us/08dems-print1-sub/merlin_160348857_2c55decc-c290-4a32-bcf6-4d82c7425f10-superJumbo.jpg?quality=90&auto=webp 2048w” sizes=”((min-width: 600px) and (max-width: 1004px)) 84vw, (min-width: 1005px) 60vw, 100vw” itemprop=”url” itemid=”https://static01.nyt.com/images/2019/09/08/us/08dems-print1-sub/merlin_160348857_2c55decc-c290-4a32-bcf6-4d82c7425f10-articleLarge.jpg?quality=75&auto=webp&disable=upscale”>Supporters of Democratic presidential hopefuls atthe New Hampshire Democratic Party State Convention, in Manchester, N.H.CreditElizabeth Frantz for The New York Times MANCHESTER, […]

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Jacob Wohl Is Charged With a Felony in California

Jacob Wohl, a conservative operative with a large internet following who has helped orchestrate efforts to smear opponents of President Trump, was charged this week with a felony in California related to the sale of a security, according to court documents. Mr. Wohl, 21, a former blogger who has contributed to The Gateway Pundit, a […]

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5 Takeaways From the Democrats’ Climate Town Hall

CNN hosted back-to-back town halls Wednesday on global warming.CreditHilary Swift for The New York Times Over a marathon seven hours on Wednesday, 10 of the Democratic presidential candidates participated in back-to-back CNN town hall events on climate change, fielding questions from audience members and several of the network’s top anchors. It was something of a […]

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Democrats Say Their Climate Plans Will Create Jobs. It’s Not So Simple.

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — The Democratic presidential candidates are rolling out their plans to fight climate change, and one thing is clear: Averting catastrophe is only one selling point. So far, nearly every presidential candidate claims that cutting greenhouse gases will also […]

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Pete Buttigieg Was Rising. Then Came South Bend’s Policing Crisis.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — On a Tuesday in March, just after Pete Buttigieg began to catch fire with Democrats nationally, he flew home for his final State of the City address. Mr. Buttigieg, the two-term mayor, drew more than 40 rounds of applause as he described the “comeback decade” in South Bend, pointing to new […]

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Reviving the American Working Class

Here’s one question that ought to be put to the Democratic candidates at their next debate in September: How would you improve the life of the average home health care worker? The iconic American worker of the 20th century — a man making cars in a Detroit factory — remains the focus of political debate […]

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Trade Turmoil Gives Democrats an Opening to Hit Trump on Economy

WASHINGTON — Weeks of turmoil in financial markets and an extraordinary outburst over trade from President Trump have opened a fresh lane of attack for Democrats hoping to unseat a president who has put the strength of the economy at the center of his re-election pitch. On the campaign trail this past week, Democratic candidates […]

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Why Kamala Harris Is Not a Lock in California in 2020

LOS ANGELES — At an auditorium here one evening this week, Atticus Tyagi stepped onstage with a canvas bag nearly as large as he is, bearing the name of his “Gammy” — Senator Elizabeth Warren — and the elementary schooler calmly chose raffle tickets to determine who in the audience of thousands would have a […]

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Democrats to Union Members: The Economy Is Failing You

ALTOONA, Iowa — Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Wednesday rolled out an ambitious plan to strengthen organized labor in the United States, setting a goal of doubling union membership in his first term as president. Mr. Sanders was among the biggest names in a procession of Democratic presidential candidates who affirmed their support for […]

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