Tag: Cruz, Ted

Partisans Dig In as Executives Call for Action on Guns

When a letter signed by about 150 leaders of some of the nation’s most recognizable companies called on Thursday for tighter gun control measures, the reactions cut largely along partisan lines. Democrats like Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut said the letter, which was signed by companies including Levi Strauss, Yelp and the Gap, pointed to […]

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Trump Won’t Order a Capital Gains Tax Cut, for Now

WASHINGTON — President Trump told his top economic advisers on Wednesday that he had decided, for now, to forgo using executive authority to deliver a tax cut that would primarily benefit wealthy investors. The decision, which Mr. Trump disclosed at a White House meeting focused on tax issues, ended more than a year of debate […]

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No One Attacked Trump More in 2016 Than Republicans. It Didn’t Work.

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has called President Trump an “existential threat” to the nation. Senator Kamala Harris has warned on the campaign trail that the president is a racist. After the mass shooting in El Paso this month, in which a Texas man who confessed to killing 22 people echoed […]

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In Epstein Tweets, Trump Revisits a Favored Conspiracy Genre: Murder

President Trump has long used his fame and platform to amplify conspiracy theories and undermine his political enemies by muddying the waters when it comes to facts. For years, he has helped to erode voter faith in institutions by invoking the idea of a sinister force — such as the “deep state” or a rigged […]

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Legal Shield for Websites Rattles Under Onslaught of Hate Speech

When the most consequential law governing speech on the internet was created in 1996, Google.com didn’t exist and Mark Zuckerberg was 11 years old. The federal law, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, has helped Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and countless other internet companies flourish. But Section 230’s liability protection also extends to fringe sites […]

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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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A $5 Billion Fine for Facebook Won’t Fix Privacy

The Federal Trade Commission issued a $5 billion fine against Facebook on Wednesday. It’s an eye-popping number for sure, one that blows previous fines out of the water. It’s a number that makes for impressive headlines, but it is largely meaningless. Facebook posted $15 billion in revenue last quarter, at which point it announced that […]

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Should Neil Armstrong’s Bootprints Be on the Moon Forever?

[Read all Times reporting on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. | Sign up for the weekly Science Times email.] When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin visited the moon 50 years ago, they left roughly 100 objects behind, including a portion of their lunar lander, the American flag and, yes, various kinds […]

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In Portland, a Punch and a Milkshake Rumor Feed a Fresh Round of Police Criticism

It was by now a familiar scene of summer street warfare in Portland: Conservative marchers, this time pushing a #HimToo message in one of the nation’s most progressive cities, faced down a rowdy group of anti-fascist protesters. Soon the tensions escalated, with a black-clad activist striking the conservative journalist Andy Ngo in the face while […]

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Who Is the Republican Heir to Trump?

For the kickoff of his 2020 re-election campaign in Florida last week, President Trump was surrounded by thousands of devoted supporters in KAG (Keep America Great) hats. More notably, though, he was also joined by a man who once called Mr. Trump “a con artist” and said he would “never get control of” the Republican […]

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The Debate Stage Will Be Crowded. Ted Cruz Can Help.

Still-simmering rage about debate rules. Misdeeds of opponents that continue to grate. Occasional dark jokes about debate-induced therapy bills. Nearly four years after the 2016 primary debate season began, the memories haven’t faded for some of the Republican operatives and candidates who lived through it. This week in Miami, it’s the Democrats’ turn to endure […]

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