Tag: Democratic Party

Want to Understand the 2022 Midterms? Meet Joe and Marie.

In other words, the race in Washington’s Third is an almost perfect microcosm of the broader political forces at work in the fall midterm elections. You’ve heard it before: Until recently, it seemed inevitable that a red wave would crash over America in November. The Democrats’ congressional majority is paper-thin, the party in power typically […]

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Biden Makes an Appeal on State Legislative Races

President Biden became involved in state legislative races for the first time, with an email Friday asking Democrats to each donate the modest sum of $7 to his party’s campaign arm for statehouse elections. And, following his Sept. 1 speech lashing “MAGA Republicans,” Biden is framing the stakes as a battle for American democracy, coupled […]

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Democratic-Allied Group Pours $60 Million Into State Legislative Races

A Democratic-aligned group is investing nearly $60 million in state legislative races in five states, a significant sum in an often overlooked political arena where Democrats have struggled for decades. The group, the States Project, said it was focusing on flipping a single seat in the Arizona State Senate that could swing it to Democratic […]

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Secretary of State Races Turn Rowdy During the Homestretch

In a normal election year, races for secretary of state are sleepy affairs, and their campaigns struggle for media coverage amid the hurly-burly of more prominent Senate, governor and House contests. This year, however, is anything but normal. Democrats are pouring millions of dollars into races for secretary of state, buoyed by the nature of […]

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Democrats Are Dropping the Ball on Iran

Cotton has also never been an advocate for police reform, or even for peaceful protest. The current protests in Iran have been compared by many to the 2020 racial justice protests in America following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. In both instances, protesters were shocked by police brutality and were calling for […]

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Public Schools Will Be on the Ballot in November

Nearly every parent I spoke to acknowledged, unprompted, how privileged they were to be able to move their children to a new situation, and lamented that this wasn’t an option for all families. Most described themselves as Democrats, supportive of public schools in general and supportive of teachers in particular. Some described their own experiences […]

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For First Time in at Least 25 Years, No Democrat Has Top Grade From N.R.A.

The Democratic break from the National Rifle Association is complete: For the first time in at least 25 years, not a single Democrat running for Congress anywhere in the country received an A in the group’s candidate ratings, which were once a powerful influence in U.S. elections. A New York Times analysis of the N.R.A.’s […]

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The Republic

This transcript was created using speech recognition software. While it has been reviewed by human transcribers, it may contain errors. Please review the episode audio before quoting from this transcript and email transcripts@nytimes.com with any questions. archived recording (joe biden) My fellow Americans, please, if you have a seat. Thank you. I speak to you […]

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Democrats Are Starting to Feel Hopeful About the Midterms. Should They?

But Philip Bump wrote for The Washington Post that, so far, there are no obvious signs that young people will reward Biden for the relief plan, which hasn’t yet taken effect. In approval rating polls since August, “when we look at Americans under 30 — the group with the most debt — there’s been little […]

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Will Cheri Beasley’s North Carolina Senate Race Break Democratic Hearts Again?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The pep rally at the Lenny Boy Brewing Company Friday night was a packed and raucous show of confidence as Democratic officials greeted the “next senator” from North Carolina, Cheri Beasley, and the Mecklenburg County faithful asked about her plans for after her inevitable triumph come Election Day. Then the Rev. Derinzer […]

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Glenn Youngkin Is Playing a Dangerous Game

Their arrival marked the beginning of a tectonic shift in American political life. “The difference in laws between the North and the South created a political coming-of-age for Black migrants,” the political scientist Keneshia N. Grant writes in “The Great Migration and the Democratic Party: Black Voters and the Realignment of American Politics in the […]

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Law Enforcement Funding Package Splits Democrats Ahead of Midterm Elections

WASHINGTON — Legislation to increase funding for local police departments has hit a snag on Capitol Hill amid deep Democratic divisions, as progressives balk at steering more money to law enforcement and moderates clamor for action that could blunt Republicans’ efforts to paint them as soft on crime ahead of the midterm elections. House Speaker […]

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Don’t Let Republicans Off the Hook on Same-Sex Marriage

Why is it always on the Democrats to compromise? To be the nice ones? To take the high road to nowhere? On Thursday, the bipartisan group of senators behind the Respect for Marriage Act, which would have enshrined federal protections for same-sex marriage, announced a delay on putting the measure to a vote, which had […]

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Burnout, Productivity and Other Tales of the Office

To the Editor: Re “‘Quiet Quitting’ Is Not the Solution to Burnout,” by Laura Vanderkam (Sunday Opinion, Sept. 18): Ms. Vanderkam misses another key alternative to “quiet quitting”: returning to the office. We’ve always had burnout, and returning to the office won’t solve that for everyone. But part of the burnout we’re feeling is a […]

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Inflation Remains Voters’ Top Concern. Can Republicans Keep Their Focus?

Zach Nunn, an Iowa Republican challenging one of the House’s most vulnerable Democrats, had been talking for months about rising prices when a Texas congressman two weeks ago invited him to visit the Mexican border — to see the fentanyl confiscated, hear tales of dying migrants and witness overwhelmed border agents. Mr. Nunn took it […]

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You Cannot Be Too Cynical About Trump (or His Imitators)

Bret Stephens: Hi, Gail. Any plans to hop a flight to Martha’s Vineyard? Gail Collins: Gee, Bret, I think the Vineyard folks have had enough unexpected guests for a while. But I really was impressed by how gracious they were to the immigrant families that Gov. Ron DeSantis shipped there. Bret: It’s a shame for […]

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The Return of Combat Joe

At another point, when the moderator Chris Wallace was ending a segment, Biden asked sarcastically, “That was really a productive segment, wasn’t it?” and said to Trump, “Keep yapping, man.” Biden successfully used the chaos Trump caused during the debate against him. By chiding Trump’s intemperance in those simple, crude terms, he made him look […]

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Majority of Latino Voters Out of G.O.P.’s Reach, New Poll Shows

“I don’t consider myself a Democrat or Republican — I am on standby right now until the next election,” she said. In their effort to attract new voters, Republicans have frequently criticized Democrats as being too “woke.” The accusation resonates with many Hispanic voters, with 40 percent saying that the party has gone too far […]

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Republicans on the Defensive on Abortion and Other Social Issues

WASHINGTON — Republicans have perfected the art of keeping the heat on Democrats on the searing social issues of the day, but this election year, it seems to be Republicans who are getting scorched. During a midterm cycle that seemed tailor-made for significant Republican gains in the House and Senate, Democrats have managed to grab […]

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Now All Biden Has to Do Is Build It

Produced by ‘The Ezra Klein Show’ In the past few months, Joe Biden’s agenda has gone from a failed promise to real legislation. Taken together, the CHIPS and Science Act and the Inflation Reduction Act (along with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act) have the potential to put America on a path to decarbonization, develop some of […]

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The Political Calculations Behind DeSantis’s Migrant Flights North

Ron DeSantis, the Republican governor of Florida, one-upped his Texas counterpart, Greg Abbott, this week by sending two planeloads of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts — the cherry on top of a monthslong campaign to essentially troll liberal cities and states by transferring many asylum seekers to those communities. The airlift, a spokeswoman for […]

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Why Is There Still No Strategy to Defeat Donald Trump?

One of the stunning facts of the age is the continued prominence of Donald Trump. His candidates did well in the G.O.P. primaries this year. He won more votes in 2020 than he did in 2016. His favorability ratings within his party have been high and basically unchanged since late 2016. In a range of […]

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Democrats Delay Senate Vote to Protect Gay Marriage as GOP Balks

WASHINGTON — Senator Tammy Baldwin, Democrat of Wisconsin, said on Thursday that the Senate would postpone an expected vote on legislation to provide federal protections for same-sex marriage until after the midterm elections in November, amid dimming hopes of drawing enough Republican support to ensure its passage. Leading proponents of the Respect for Marriage Act […]

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Fetterman Says Stroke Problems Have Not Slowed Down a ‘Normal’ Campaign

Four months after suffering a stroke he described as a “near-death experience,” Lt. Gov. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania acknowledges lingering problems with his speech and hearing that sometimes cause verbal miscues. He has relied on closed captions or the help of staff members to smooth his interactions with voters and reporters as he runs for […]

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The Conflict Between Elites and Populists May Not Be What It Seems

These trends manifest, the authors continue, “in two ways: first, in any given survey year, rich people report being less materialist than the poor. Second, as average incomes increased over time, the U.S. population as a whole became less materially oriented.” In a separate 2020 paper, “Moral Values and Voting,” Enke found that starting in […]

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How Fierce Primaries, Abortion and Inflation Transformed the 2022 Map

Republicans can also brag of the most racially diverse slate of House candidates they have ever fielded, including 29 Hispanic contenders, 26 Black candidates, six Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders, and three Native Americans. Mr. Wasserman calculated that 61 percent of Republican candidates in swing districts were women, people of color and military veterans. Many […]

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Inflation Report Dampens Biden’s Claims of Economic Progress

WASHINGTON — President Biden gathered with top Democrats at the White House on Tuesday to celebrate their inflation fight at an inopportune moment, as a sobering new report showed just how far the economy still has to go to bring soaring consumer prices under control. The Consumer Price Index report for August contained a large […]

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Chuck Schumer to Push $15 Million Into Democrats’ Fight to Hold Senate

WASHINGTON — Senator Chuck Schumer, the majority leader, plans to transfer $15 million from his campaign account to the Democratic Senate campaign effort as well as to several of the party’s key candidates, according to a Democrat with knowledge of his plans. The infusion of cash comes as Mr. Schumer appears comfortable in his re-election […]

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What to Watch in Tuesday’s (Final!) Primary Night

Mr. Mowers, who lost to Mr. Pappas in 2020, earned the endorsements of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Minority Whip Steve Scalise. Representative Elise Stefanik of New York, the third-ranking House Republican, is supporting Ms. Leavitt, who once worked for her. How Times reporters cover politics. We rely on our journalists to be independent observers. […]

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Democrats’ Midterm Dilemma: How to Back Biden, Yet Shun Him, Too

When President Biden appeared in central Ohio on Friday for the groundbreaking of a semiconductor manufacturing facility, he was joined by Tim Ryan, the Democrat running for Senate. The party’s candidate for governor, however, did not attend, saying from afar that she appreciated Mr. Biden’s visit to her state. Five days earlier, in Wisconsin, another […]

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In New Hampshire, an Intraparty G.O.P. Fight for the Senate Intensifies

An intramural Republican fight over New Hampshire’s nominee for the Senate entered its final day on Monday with Gov. Chris Sununu and national Republicans working furiously to try to block a Trump-style 2020 election denier, Don Bolduc, whom they perceive as too extreme to win in November. As former President Donald J. Trump remained on […]

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