Tag: Elections, House of Representatives

Trump’s Doctor Thought He Had a Ticket to Congress. It Hasn’t Been So Easy.

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Dressed in cowboy boots and jeans, with an American flag pin on his lapel, Dr. Ronny L. Jackson rolled up at the Red River Harley-Davidson outpost to make his pitch to voters. “I just came from the White House,” Dr. Jackson, the former White House physician, told the small crowd gathered […]

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Ocasio-Cortez Builds Progressive Campaign Arm to Challenge Democrats

WASHINGTON — Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez plans on Friday to endorse an all-female slate of progressive candidates through her new political action committee, using her clout in the insurgent left and the considerable campaign funds she has drawn to counter the Democratic establishment in key races around the country. The endorsements of over a dozen congressional […]

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Democrats Plan to Highlight Health Care and Jobs Over Investigating Trump

WASHINGTON — House Democrats, recovering from their failed push to remove President Trump from office, are making a sharp pivot to talking about health care and economic issues, turning away from their investigations of the president as they focus on preserving their majority. Top Democrats say that oversight of the president — in particular his […]

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Moderate Democrats Fear Bernie Sanders Could Cost Them the House

WASHINGTON — As Bernie Sanders emerges as the leader in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, his rise is generating fears among centrist Democrats that the apparent leftward shift of their party could cost them not only a chance to retake the White House, but also their hold on the majority in the House […]

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To Sway Swing Voters, Try Empathy

It’s a truism that America has been gripped by tribalism, polarization and rage. But what if it were possible to have a civil conversation with an unlike-minded stranger? To find common ground and even persuade that person to think differently? In early December in Doylestown, Pa., a group of canvassers trained by a liberal grass-roots […]

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A Primary From the Right? Not in Trump’s G.O.P.

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — The scene was almost quaint, this cowboy-hatted neophyte preaching his gospel as about 15 supporters, peering out from snow-drenched hoodies, nodded along. Glimpsed from afar, it seemed a reminder that even in 2020, politics still boils down to this: small-town voters braving the elements to listen to an underdog candidate speak truth […]

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Why Democrats Still Have to Appeal to the Center, but Republicans Don’t

American politics has been dominated by the Democratic and Republican Parties since the Civil War. That gives us the illusion of stability — that today’s political divisions cut roughly the same lines as yesteryear. But in recent decades, the two parties have been changing, and fast. Those changes are ideological — the Democratic Party has […]

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Ousted From Washington, Ex-Spy Valerie Plame Asks Voters to Send Her Back

SANTA FE, N.M. — When Valerie Plame declared her run for Congress by boasting of her past as a C.I.A. agent, money poured into her campaign from donors around the country charmed by her vow to take on President Trump. But now, the view that Ms. Plame is a shoo-in to win the coveted seat […]

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