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Should a White Man Be the Face of the Democratic Party in 2020?

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — As Peter Johnson and Emily Neal waited for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to arrive at Barley’s, a brick-lined sports bar in southwestern Iowa, they gamed out possible nominees in the Democratic presidential primary. Mr. Johnson, a 27-year-old law student, said the large field was a great equalizer, and “if at the end […]

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The Argument: Which 2020 Underdogs Stand a Chance?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher In this episode of “The Argument,” recorded on April 10 before an audience at TheTimesCenter in New York, the columnists talk immigration in the Trump era. Michelle Goldberg makes the case for shunning administration […]

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Trump’s Attack on Ilhan Omar: How the 2020 Democrats Diverged in Response

The first reaction came Friday evening, from Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. President Trump had escalated his political attacks on Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota Democrat who is also one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress, tweeting an inflammatory video that implied she trivialized the horror of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Ninety […]

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How Old Is 37? Depends on Your Gender

As the Democratic field for 2020 gets more crowded, several fresh young faces have begun to emerge. There’s Beto O’Rourke, 46, a Texas congressman who lost his Senate race against Ted Cruz last year. There’s Mayor Pete (last name Buttigieg), just 37 and a gay veteran, who runs the city of South Bend, Ind. (pop. […]

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Even Liberal Democrats Can’t Quit Wealthy Donors and Their Big Checks

Senator Cory Booker spun through a San Francisco fund-raiser hosted on Friday afternoon by high-tech titans and wealthy venture capitalists, including the investor Ron Conway. That evening, in New York, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand gathered donations at the Upper West Side home of Matthew Mallow, a vice chairman of the investment giant BlackRock. And on Sunday […]

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Gillibrand Discloses 2018 Taxes, Pushing 2020 Rivals to Follow Suit

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York disclosed on Wednesday that she earned about $218,000 last year through her congressional salary and a book deal, becoming the first Democratic presidential candidate to disclose her most recent tax returns and issuing a challenge to her rivals to do to the same. In a tax return shared with […]

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Not All Medicare Cuts Are Bad

Senate Democrats, including several of the party’s presidential candidates, have savaged President Trump for proposing to reduce Medicare spending by several hundred billion dollars over the next decade. Senator Kamala Harris of California said the proposed changes in Medicare “would hurt our seniors.” Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts tweeted, “The Trump administration wants to cut […]

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What Democrats Need to Know to Win in Rural America

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — It’s caucus season here in Iowa, and Democratic presidential candidates are swarming the place like flies at a cattle barn. We’ve talked policy with Amy Klobuchar and Kirsten Gillibrand over beers, and watched Kamala Harris work the crowd at a bar in Indianola. We’ve been in what once would have been “smoke-filled rooms” […]

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Kirsten Gillibrand Officially Enters 2020 Democratic Race

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York officially joined the 2020 presidential race on Sunday, declaring in an announcement video that America needs “a leader who makes big, bold, brave choices,” and that she is that leader. There was little drama about whether Ms. Gillibrand would officially enter the presidential race ever since she had announced […]

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Former Gillibrand Aide Complained About Handling of Sexual Misconduct Claim

A former aide to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand resigned last year after accusing top aides to the senator of mishandling a sexual harassment complaint she filed against a colleague. Ms. Gillibrand’s office investigated the claim and kept the worker on staff, but dismissed him last week after Politico presented new details about the allegations to her […]

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A ‘Beat Trump’ Fervor Is Producing Big Turnouts for 2020 Democrats

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — They dragged their friends to see Bernie Sanders in Iowa. In South Carolina, their unrelenting selfie requests made Cory Booker late. And in New Hampshire, so many showed up at a church for an event with Kamala Harris that an overflow crowd had to stand outside in the snow. “I’m super […]

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What Kirsten Gillibrand Is Missing: New York Endorsements for 2020

WASHINGTON — Senator Cory Booker has been endorsed for president by New Jersey’s entire 11-member Democratic congressional delegation, his state’s governor and its other senator. Senator Bernie Sanders has the backing of Vermont’s other senator and its lone House member. Senator Kamala Harris has support from three-quarters of the Democrats in the California State Senate, […]

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Give Sept. 11 Survivors the Help They Deserve

After terrorists brought down the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, Terence Opiola, then an agent with the United States Customs Service, worked amid the debris for months, recovering body parts and other evidence to help identify victims. In 2015, like many who had been at the site, he was told he had leukemia […]

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The Administration You Save May Be Your Own

Almost none of the Democratic senators running for president want to abolish the filibuster. “We should not be doing anything to mess with the strength of the filibuster,” says Cory Booker. “Having just lived through being in the minority and how destructive the 51-vote threshold has been for Supreme Court justices, I just want to […]

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Democrats, Stop Groveling

Kirsten Gillibrand confronted a piece of fried chicken in South Carolina over the weekend. She began to eat it with a fork, realized that others around her were using their hands, asked if she should do likewise and ditched the utensils. Reading the reports of this, you got the sense that she would have grabbed […]

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‘This Is My Space’: Kirsten Gillibrand’s Unabashedly Feminist Campaign

The morning after the election of Donald J. Trump, Kirsten Gillibrand woke up and began crying. “Bawling,” she corrected herself. After spending the next two months “deeply depressed,” the junior senator from New York experienced what she called the most inspiring day of her political life: the women’s march. And almost two years to the […]

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‘A Woman, Just Not That Woman’: How Sexism Plays Out on the Trail

In the words of her detractors during the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton was abrasive and shrill. She was aloof. She was unlikable. It’s not a coincidence that some of these adjectives are now bubbling up in discussions of Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand and Kamala Harris as they campaign for the 2020 Democratic nomination. […]

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Cuomo’s Approval Rating Drops to Lowest Level in 8 Years as Governor

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] After an overwhelming re-election win, a series of high-profile bill signings and a fearless proclamation of New York as “the most progressive state in the nation,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo might have expected at least a brief honeymoon with […]

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6 Days When 2020 Democratic Hopefuls Scored With Small Donors

In the 2020 race for the White House, small donors are expected to play a more significant role than ever before. With so many Democratic candidates running, and only so much money to go around, whom small donors choose to support will determine in part which contenders will have the cash to compete — and […]

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What’s Really Radical? Not Taxing the Rich

Imagine for a moment that a presidential candidate made this speech: My fellow Americans, I’m here today to tell you about my economic plan. Each year, I will require every middle-class family across this great country to write a check. We will then pool the money and distribute it to the richest Americans among us […]

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