Tag: Castro, Julian

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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Julián Castro Is in the Next Debate. That’s a Big Deal.

We had some real news in the Democratic presidential nomination race on Tuesday: By hitting 2 percent in a national poll, Julián Castro became the 10th, and perhaps final, candidate to qualify for the September debate. In fact, it put him into the October debate as well, since the Democratic National Committee rules have a […]

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Julián Castro Qualifies for the Next Democratic Debate

The former housing secretary Julián Castro on Tuesday became the 10th Democratic presidential candidate to qualify for the next round of debates, after a new national poll showed him earning 2 percent support. The poll, conducted for CNN by SSRS, a research firm, was the fourth qualifying poll to show Mr. Castro having cleared that […]

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Julián Castro’s Obama Moment

The night before Julián Castro delivered the keynote address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention for President Barack Obama’s re-election, he had eaten by himself at the T.G.I. Friday’s not far from the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C. No one recognized the 37-year-old mayor of San Antonio. As the other delegates party-hopped around […]

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As Debate Deadline Nears, Democratic Candidates Scramble to Make the Cut

With the deadline to qualify for the next Democratic presidential debates looming just two weeks away, candidates on the bubble are mounting some of their final offensives, urgently seeking supporters who can help them make the cut. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has poured more than $1 million into advertising in Iowa and New […]

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Can Anyone Catch Joe Biden?

DES MOINES — The pack of cheering voters, sweating reporters and snapping cameras surrounding Joe Biden made its way through the Iowa State Fair like a pulsating amoeba, consuming everyone and everything in its path. “Do you like being the front-runner?” a reporter shouted Thursday afternoon. “What about calling President Trump a white supremacist, like […]

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Four Democratic Candidates Call on Walmart to Stop Selling Guns

FORT DODGE, Iowa — At least four Democratic presidential candidates called on Walmart on Friday to stop selling guns after the mass shooting at one of the company’s stores in El Paso last weekend. “The weapons they sell are killing their own customers and employees,” Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts wrote on Twitter on Friday […]

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Trump’s Opponents Want to Name His Big Donors. His Supporters Say It’s Harassment.

WASHINGTON — For many businesses, a sudden deluge of phone calls might signal an influx of new customers. But most of the 25 calls Justin Herricks received before noon on Thursday were from people who wanted to tell him he was a white supremacist for donating money to President Trump. “I’ve had people say, ‘Hey […]

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Some Democratic Candidates Seek to Link Shootings to Trump

EL PASO — Democratic candidates for president on Sunday reacted strongly to two mass shootings that killed at least 29 people, calling on Congress to act decisively on gun control while denouncing a culture of hatred and white nationalism that some said emanated from the Trump White House. Speaking to CBS News early Sunday, former […]

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Democratic Candidates Praise Labor — and the Obama Legacy, Too

LAS VEGAS — Former Housing Secretary Julián Castro insisted that on immigration matters, “there’s no comparison between Obama and Trump, O.K.?” In response to a reporter’s question, Senator Elizabeth Warren only briefly acknowledged past disagreements with the Obama administration before pivoting to praise former President Barack Obama’s achievements on health care and protecting consumers. And […]

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How Democrats Will Attack Trump on the Economy

It took more than 90 minutes for the moderators of the Democratic presidential primary debate on Wednesday night to turn to the economy, which polls show is a top issue on voters’ minds and is one of President Trump’s strengths as he seeks re-election. The candidates wasted no time attacking him on it. Over two […]

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Joe Biden Did Fine, and That Might Have Been Enough

One month after a wobbly debate performance that reinforced the perceived weaknesses of the ostensible front-runner — Is he too old? Too nostalgically moderate? Too politically brittle to defend himself when challenged? — former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. settled behind his center-stage lectern on Wednesday night and supplied some answers: He is still […]

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Biden-Harris Rivalry Flares From the Start in Testy Exchange Over Health Care

DETROIT — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Kamala Harris of California renewed their political rivalry almost instantly on the debate stage Wednesday night, as Mr. Biden accused Ms. Harris of peddling “double talk” on the central campaign issue of health care and Ms. Harris defended her newly unveiled plan as a […]

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Democratic Debate Night 2: Live Updates

Here’s what we’re watching: ImageThe first night of the Democratic presidential debates at the Fox Theater in Detroit on Tuesday.CreditErin Schaff/The New York Times How is Biden preparing for the debate? At the first presidential primary debate, Joseph R. Biden Jr. gave a halting, unsteady response when Senator Kamala Harris attacked his record on busing, […]

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What to Watch For Tonight in the CNN Democratic Debate

You can watch the debate, which is taking place in Detroit, on CNN, CNN en Español and CNN International. It will also be available on streaming services. The 10 Democratic candidates will have 60-second opening statements followed by 60 seconds to answer questions from the CNN moderators, Dana Bash, Don Lemon and Jake Tapper. Each […]

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Where Did It Go Wrong for Beto?

It’s got to be hard to be Beto O’Rourke these days. Preparing for the Democratic debate on Tuesday night, he must feel as if he’s been shipped to an alternate universe, like when Superman found himself trapped in Bizarroworld, where everything was the same but completely different. Not that long ago — November 2018 — […]

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The Democrats Should Stop Doing Trump’s Work for Him

Gail Collins: O.K., Bret, it’s debate week — Round 2. Are you still rooting for Mayor Pete? Bret Stephens: Nah, I’ve checked out. I’m totally rooting for Donald Trump. Gail: Um … Bret: Kidding! But if the Democratic contenders continue along the same path they were on during the first debate, they might as well […]

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The Democratic Debate Lineups Could Lead to Fireworks. Here’s Why.

Officials involved in the campaigns and some of the candidates themselves have foreshadowed testier exchanges this week, as 10 candidates take the stage each night knowing they are fighting for their political lives. And indeed the debate lineups, chosen during a game show-style live draw on CNN, will provide ample opportunity for rhetorical fireworks. The […]

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There Is Nothing Wrong With Julián Castro’s Spanish

The problem with Julián Castro’s Spanish is not whether he is an English monolingual, uses the wrong prepositions or alternates between English and Spanish pronunciation. There is, in fact, no problem with Mr. Castro’s Spanish, other than prejudice against Latino Spanish-speakers. But as the second round of Democratic Party presidential debates approaches, you can expect […]

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