Tag: Democratic Party

Trump’s N.J. Rally: Long Lines, Sold Out Hotels and Subpoena-Coladas

WILDWOOD, N.J. — By Monday at 3 p.m., the line outside the convention center had snaked up and down several blocks, and was growing quickly. Those with spots close to the front had arrived at about 2 p.m. on Sunday and had spent the night bundled in blankets, “Keep America Great” flags and woolen Trump […]

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Always Look on the Bright Side of Impeachment

Gail Collins: Bret, there are only two subjects in our current political world: impeachment and the Democratic presidential race. Both are certainly … exciting. I know you’re as eager to see Donald Trump kicked out of the White House as I am, but despite all the heavy drama on the impeachment front, it isn’t going […]

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Inside the Buttigieg Campaign as Staff Members of Color Sought to Be Heard

In early December, more than 100 members of Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign staff gathered at the South Bend City Church a mile from headquarters for a mandatory half-day retreat about diversity and inclusion. Less than two months remained before the start of voting, a time when most campaigns are focused full-time on politics. Buttigieg advisers […]

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The Bernie Juggernaut

A half-hour before a Bernie Sanders rally on Saturday night in Iowa, a line snaked around the nearly 900-seat Ames City Auditorium, but no one else was being let in: The theater was full. Inside, the Grammy-winning indie rock band Portugal. The Man was playing. Rows of people were assembled on risers behind the musicians, […]

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Listen Up, Liberals: You Aren’t Doing Politics Right

In religion and in politics, participants come together in communities to serve a higher purpose. They worship together to serve God. They join advocacy groups and political party committees to serve their civic duty. But increasingly, especially among well-educated white liberals, religion and politics are not face-to-face communal experiences. Instead, participants try to extract emotional […]

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In Iowa, the ‘Not Sanders’ Democrats Find Voters Torn

BETTENDORF, Iowa — As they streamed out of the ballroom following a Scott County fund-raising banquet Saturday night, one after the other Iowa Democrats admitted that they still had not decided whom to support just over a week before the state’s presidential caucuses. But by not mentioning his name as they rattled off their short […]

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Live Trump Impeachment Trial Stream

Here’s what you need to know: Video President Trump’s lawyers continue their opening arguments before the Senate amid intensifying calls for witnesses to appear in the impeachment trial.CreditCredit…Doug Mills/The New York Times John Bolton gives Democrats more reasons to call witnesses. House impeachment managers and Senate Democrats have been clamoring to persuade Republicans to allow […]

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When Pete Buttigieg Came to Visit

Subscribe to “The Choice” on your favorite listening app: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Pocket Casts | Stitcher Today on “The Choice,” the endorsement podcast from NYT Opinion, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg visits the Times boardroom for his interview. The editorial board challenged Buttigieg on his time at the […]

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Trump Denies Telling Bolton That Ukraine’s Aid Depended on Biden Investigations

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday pushed back on a firsthand account from his former national security adviser, John R. Bolton, about tying military aid for a foreign ally to his own personal agenda, as senators consider the president’s future in the Oval Office. “I NEVER told John Bolton that the aid to Ukraine was […]

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The Fight Over Witnesses Is Really a Fight Against Trump’s Obstruction

This week, as part of the impeachment trial of President Trump, the Senate will take up the question of subpoenas for witnesses and documents. House managers had previously tried but failed to convince their Republican colleagues to go along with a series of amendments on witnesses and documents. The vote on witnesses is critical. The […]

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Bernie Sanders and His Internet Army

The defense from Bernie Sanders was straightforward: It wasn’t me. He had been milling about on the Senate floor one day in the summer of 2017 when a colleague, Kamala Harris, stepped toward him. “Do we have a problem?” Ms. Harris asked, according to Democrats familiar with the exchange. Some prominent Sanders supporters had been […]

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Iowa Should Never Go First Again

The Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary owe their first-in-the-nation status partly to circumstance. Decades ago, Iowa’s caucus was the initial step in a long, complex process that the state used to award delegates, which meant that the voting had to happen early in the year. New Hampshire was mostly trying to save money — […]

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Trump Tied Ukraine Aid to Inquiries He Sought, Bolton Book Says

WASHINGTON — President Trump told his national security adviser in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens, according to an unpublished manuscript by the former adviser, John R. Bolton. The president’s statement as described by Mr. Bolton […]

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Red Tape and Unreturned Calls: Caucusing in Iowa With a Disability

DES MOINES — When Meg Young arrived at her precinct in 2016, the line stretched out the door and down a steep hill, where caucusgoers waited in the cold for an hour and a half before the three-hour caucus began. Ms. Young, who has multiple sclerosis, managed to grit it out. But her symptoms are […]

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‘Good Not to Be In Washington’: Senators Return to Iowa for Burst of Campaigning

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar dashed back to Iowa for a frenzied burst of campaigning on Saturday after a week in which they were confined to Washington for the impeachment trial of President Trump. Their appearances took place amid signs of growing strength in Mr. Sanders’s candidacy, particularly a […]

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Des Moines Register Endorses Elizabeth Warren

DES MOINES — The Des Moines Register endorsed Senator Elizabeth Warren for the Democratic presidential nomination on Saturday night, calling her “the best leader for these times.” The newspaper, Iowa’s largest and most influential, made its selection just over a week before the caucuses on Feb. 3, when Iowans will take part in the first […]

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What if It Were Obama on Trial?

What if it were President Barack Obama who was the subject of the Senate impeachment trial? How would we feel then? Cass Sunstein, a professor at Harvard Law School, suggests a question along those lines in his book “Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide.” It’s one of several thought experiments that I suggest in order to step […]

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Tom Steyer Spends Millions in South Carolina. Black Voters Reap the Benefit.

HARTSVILLE, S.C. — While leading Democratic presidential candidates make a last-minute push in Iowa and Michael R. Bloomberg looks ahead to Super Tuesday, Tom Steyer has his eye on a different prize: South Carolina. And he’s spending millions of dollars to court the black voters who are crucial to success in the state. Mr. Steyer, […]

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What to Watch For in Trump’s Impeachment Trial on Saturday

President Trump’s lawyers will begin presenting their defense on Saturday, hoping to deliver a sharp counterargument to three days of presentations that House impeachment managers wrapped up Friday night. As Democrats ended their opening arguments, Republican senators appeared largely unmoved in their belief that Mr. Trump should remain in office, and dismissed the notion that […]

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Sanders Seizes Lead in Volatile Iowa Race, Times Poll Finds

DES MOINES — Senator Bernie Sanders has opened up a lead in Iowa just over a week before the Democratic caucuses, consolidating support from liberals and benefiting from divisions among more moderate presidential candidates who are clustered behind him, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll of likely caucusgoers. Mr. Sanders has gained six […]

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The Haves of Iowa and the Have-Nots Across the Border

LE MARS, Iowa — As the longtime owner of Archie’s Waeside steakhouse, Bob Rand has a story about almost everybody who wanted to be, or was, president in the past few election cycles. Once, during the 2016 presidential race, Ben Carson and his campaign team showed up unannounced, and hungry. President George W. Bush’s security […]

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