Tag: Delaney, John (1963- )

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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Echo Trump’s Tough Talk, or Lift Tariffs? Democrats Clash Over Trade

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidates clashed in a Tuesday night debate over how they would change course from President Trump’s protectionist trade agenda in fiery exchanges that underscored the depth of the rift within the party over economic policy. The strength of the United States economy, which has enjoyed steady growth and historically low unemployment […]

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Democratic Debate Turns Ferocious Over Health Care

WASHINGTON — It took only one question — the very first — in Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential primary debate to make it clear that the issue that united the party in last year’s congressional elections in many ways now divides it. When Jake Tapper of CNN asked Senator Bernie Sanders whether his Medicare for All […]

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Sanders and Warren Battle Accusations of ‘Free Everything’ as Center-Left Rift Flares

DETROIT — The leading liberal populists in the Democratic presidential primary, Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, strenuously fought back against accusations of impracticality and warnings of electoral ruin on Tuesday night, as a group of moderate underdogs sought to dent their momentum in the second round of presidential primary debates. From the first moments […]

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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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Is Joe Biden 2020’s Jeb Bush?

Gail Collins: Bret, the president’s been putting on quite a performance. Cavorting with Kim Jong-un in the DMZ and joking with Vladimir Putin about Russian interference in our presidential election, hehehe. Next, he’s planning to expropriate the traditional Independence Day celebration in Washington and turn it into some kind of Donald Does Democracy personal extravaganza. […]

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Democrats Confront Divisions Over Health Care in Debate

WASHINGTON — It was a command as much as a question, intended to put an end to months of equivocating and obfuscating on the issue: Which of the Democratic presidential candidates on the debate stage supported abolishing private health insurance in favor of a single government-run plan? Show of hands, please. Just four arms went […]

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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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23 Democrats Are Running for President. Do Any of Them Know What They’re Doing?

It was late on a Saturday night in May, and Marianne Williamson — the best-selling self-help author, spiritual sage and one of 23 souls vying to be the Democrats’ next presidential nominee — was sitting at a kitchen island in a large home on the western edge of Des Moines, nursing a generous glass of […]

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New Democratic Debate Rules Will Distort Priorities, Some Campaigns Say

The Democratic Party’s new directive that candidates must have at least 130,000 donors to qualify for the third primary debate in September arrived virtually without warning on Wednesday morning, and immediately sent shock waves through presidential campaigns worried that it would distort their priorities and affect the way they operate. Two-thirds of the sprawling field […]

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