Tag: Democratic Party

Cash Is Pouring Into the N.Y.C. Mayoral Race. Here’s Who Has the Most.

Ms. Morales told supporters that her campaign had raised $340,000 overall and had 4,100 contributors from the city who gave an average of $50. About 30 percent of Ms. Morales’s donors described themselves as unemployed, her campaign said. Ms. Morales’s campaign, which is focused on working-class and poor New Yorkers, expects to qualify for matching […]

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A Second Economic Crisis for Biden, but a Different First Response

Mr. Biden has stressed that such aid will support increased consumer spending, but he and his team cast the goal of distributing the money in more human terms: to ensure as many Americans as possible avoid the scarring damage of homelessness, hunger and the virus itself. The Biden team and its allies are confident that, […]

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Biden Chooses Jaime Harrison to Head Democratic National Committee, Taps Keisha Lance Bottoms for Vice Chair Role

Photo: Michael Ciaglo (Getty Images) Jaime Harrison’s fundraising prowess and the national visibility he built during his challenge for Lindsey Graham’s Senate seat in the last election has landed him President-elect Joe Biden’s endorsement for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee. Biden has tapped Harrison to head the DNC in hopes that he can […]

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Yang’s Rivals in the Mayoral Race Co-opt His Signature Idea

Mr. Yang quit the presidential race in February after failing to gain ground in the New Hampshire primary, but he succeeded in making himself a political celebrity — and casting a klieg light on universal basic income. In various forms, the concept has been implemented in small pilot programs around the country, one of which […]

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Jaime Harrison Said to Be Pick for Next D.N.C. Chair

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. plans to name Jaime Harrison as his pick to lead the Democratic National Committee, part of an effort to bolster the committee ahead of what are already expected to be challenging midterm elections for the party, according to two people with knowledge of the selection. A former chairman of the […]

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9/11 United Congress. The Capitol Riot on 1/6 Has Deepened the Divide

WASHINGTON — As the Senate majority leader on Sept. 11, 2001, Tom Daschle was among those hurriedly evacuated in the chaos of an expected attack on the Capitol, only to return later that evening for a bipartisan show of unity and resolve on the marble steps many had used to flee just hours earlier. “We […]

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White Riot

In the bottom ranks of educational achievement, they continued, trends in inequality are consistent with the decline in the odds of marriage between high school dropouts and those with more education since the 1970s, a period over which the real wages of men in this education group declined. Christopher Federico, a professor of political science […]

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McGuire, Wall Street Favorite, Raises $5 Million and Jolts Mayor’s Race

Mr. de Blasio has mostly avoided any relationships with business leaders, long priding himself on being a champion of the working class. When asked in December about equity in education, the mayor said that his “mission is to redistribute wealth.” As the 2021 mayoral field began to take shape, it became clear that none of […]

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What Time is Trump’s Impeachment Vote? Streaming, Guide and More

The House will convene on Wednesday to debate and vote on whether to charge President Trump with “inciting violence against the government of the United States,” advancing an effort to impeach him for the second time in fewer than 13 months. The decision to move ahead with the vote comes after Vice President Mike Pence […]

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McConnell Privately Backs Impeachment as House Moves to Charge Trump

WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell has concluded that President Trump committed impeachable offenses and believes that Democrats’ move to impeach him will make it easier to purge Mr. Trump from the party, according to people familiar with Mr. McConnell’s thinking. The private assessment of Mr. McConnell, the most powerful Republican in Congress, emerged on the […]

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Atop the Powerful Budget Committee at Last, Bernie Sanders Wants to Go Big

Shortly before the 2016 election, Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, the Republican nominee for vice president and the speaker of the House, told a group of college Republicans why he thought Democrats winning control of the Senate would be a policy nightmare. “Do you know who becomes chair of the Senate Budget Committee?” Mr. Ryan […]

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How a Democratic Senate Can Ease the Coronavirus Crisis

Just as previous bills have made testing and vaccinations free, Congress could make it cheaper for people to access Covid-19 treatment—even for the uninsured. Provisions like these were included in a previous bill, the Heroes Act, which didn’t make it out of the legislature. But, Kates said, “since we’ll be living with the impact of […]

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A Swift Impeachment Plan

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If It’s Still Trump Party, Many Republicans Like Me Will Leave

The remaining days in the presidency of Donald Trump now number in the single digits. That should also be the number of days until the Republican Party begins the post-Trump era, and Trump-disdaining Republicans like me can fully re-engage with it. But it isn’t. Instead, we face a situation in which Mr. Trump clearly lost […]

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I Want Trump to Face Justice. But the House Shouldn’t Impeach Him.

We will never forget the events of Jan. 6. Our democratic institutions were assaulted. Lives were lost. The very foundations of our nation were shaken ─ but not broken. All responsible parties, including President Trump, must face justice. Yet, the manner in which President Trump and others are held accountable is a difficult question that […]

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The Democrats Keep Recycling Tired Rhetoric

Unlike a State of the Union, an inaugural address is designed to be inspirational. The emphasis has traditionally been on goals rather than on the specific legislative means a president plans to use to achieve them. But to be memorable, an inaugural address also needs more specificity than Biden’s campaign rhetoric about restoring “the soul […]

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The Democrats’ Stark, Historic Choice

The events of last week demand that we give D.C. statehood special attention. Many have argued that what happened Wednesday might have been prevented if the District controlled its own national guard as states do. Because the District is not a state, its guard was functionally under the control of the president who instigated the […]

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Can Andrew Yang’s Star Power Carry Him to New York’s City Hall?

In the last few months, the man who would be New York’s most famous mayoral candidate acted like anything but one. He spent more time barnstorming Georgia than he did the five boroughs. He openly contemplated cabinet roles and lobbied Washington lawmakers around stimulus relief. And he often made television appearances from his weekend home […]

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Superheroes and an Indoor Fund-Raiser: 5 Takeaways From the Mayor’s Race

Ms. Wiley wrote on Twitter that her campaign team had unleashed her to be her true self. “I can win this race and be a bad-ass Black woman mayor,” she posted. Mr. McGuire has proved to be a prolific fund-raiser, and Mr. Stringer and Mr. Adams have already qualified for public funds. We will learn […]

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Elizabeth Williams of the Atlanta Dream Continues to Embrace Activism

“An act of terror,” she called it, as we spoke over the phone. “Seeing the faces of those people as they were in the Capitol, seeing their hubris, that’s what pained me,” she said. “They looked so confident that they were not going to face any consequences. That was a reminder of the systemic issues […]

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House Moves to Force Trump Out, Vowing Impeachment if Pence Won’t Act

At one point, Mr. Trump told the vice president that he had spoken with Mark Martin, the former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, who he said had told him that Mr. Pence had that power. Mr. Pence had assured Mr. Trump that he did not. Mr. Trump made the vice president defend […]

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Police Reassess Security for Inauguration and Demonstrations After Capitol Attack

In a separate statement, Representative Jason Crow, a Colorado Democrat and former Army Ranger, said he had spoken with military officials who were aware of “possible threats posed by would-be terrorists” in the coming days and were working with local and federal law enforcements officers to prevent them. The Presidential Transition Updated  Jan. 10, 2021, […]

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The 51st State? Washington Revisits an Uphill Cause With New Fervor

But the differences transcend administrations. They reflect irritants in a relationship that inextricably binds the city’s roughly 710,000 residents — Ms. Bowser’s estimate was slightly off — to a federal colossus that is vastly more powerful. The city regularly supports federal officials with assistance as mundane as building the reviewing stands for inaugural parades and […]

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Georgia Officials Reveal Third Trump Call Trying to Influence Election Results

ATLANTA — More than a week before President Trump called Georgia’s secretary of state, pressuring him to “find” votes to help overturn his electoral loss, the president made another call, this one to a top Georgia elections investigator, in which he asked the investigator to “find the fraud” in the state. The earlier phone call, […]

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Democrats Shouldn’t Just Restore American Democracy. They Should Reinvent It.

The supposed stewards of democracy in our government have made basic civic participation something closer to a luxury good than a universal right. Poverty and racism are clear barriers to voting and running for office; lack of transportation, the fact that elections aren’t national holidays, outright voter suppression, a dearth of public campaign finance laws—all […]

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Democrats Ready Impeachment Charge Against Trump for Inciting Capitol Mob

WASHINGTON — Democrats laid the groundwork on Friday for impeaching President Trump a second time, as Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California threatened to bring him up on formal charges if he did not resign “immediately” over his role in inciting a violent mob attack on the Capitol this week. The threat was part of an […]

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Next Week Might Be Too Late to Impeach Trump

Unlike in last year’s impeachment saga, Congress actually has considerable cross-partisan support to act. A number of leading conservatives have backed Trump’s removal, including once-stalwart Trump defenders such as National Review and the Wall Street Journal editorial board. “This was an assault on the constitutional process of transferring power after an election. It was also […]

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Trump’s Impeachment Can’t Wait

Unlike in last year’s impeachment saga, Congress actually has considerable cross-partisan support to act. A number of leading conservatives have backed Trump’s removal, including once-stalwart Trump defenders such as National Review and the Wall Street Journal editorial board. “This was an assault on the constitutional process of transferring power after an election. It was also […]

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The Markets’ Splendid Disregard for the Chaos in Washington

UBS continued, “The tax hike is also likely to be smaller than the potential overall spending.” On balance, the report said, “With vaccination programs underway, we retain a positive longer-term outlook for equities.” Such analyses help to justify the upward trend of the stock market but don’t explain why the rally withstood the assault on […]

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Republicans Reel as Democrats Seethe

Just a few weeks ago, President Trump had lost the presidential election — whether he admitted it or not — but it still looked as if he had pulled off a remarkable feat: His take-no-prisoners, reality-bending style as the Republican Party’s leader had been at least somewhat vindicated by the results on Nov. 3. With […]

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How New York’s Representatives Voted After the Capitol Riot

Weather: Mostly sunny, with a high in the low 40s. Much the same over the weekend, but a bit chillier and gusty on Saturday. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Jan. 18 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day). When members of Congress were evacuated from the Capitol in Washington and sheltered in undisclosed locations Wednesday afternoon, New […]

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