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It Was the Best of Warren. It Was the Worst of Warren.

If you had any question before Tuesday night’s debate about which Democratic presidential candidate is effectively the front-runner, the first half-hour answered it. Pete Buttigieg went after Elizabeth Warren, wondering why she was so intent on abolishing private health insurance and suggesting that her stance would dangerously intensify political polarization in America. Amy Klobuchar went […]

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Democratic Debate Like a Nightclub on a Tuesday, Trevor Noah Says

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. ‘Like a Nightclub on […]

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6 Takeaways From the October Democratic Debate

WESTERVILLE, Ohio — The CNN/New York Times debate on Tuesday night revealed new dynamics in the Democratic presidential race: Senator Elizabeth Warren took sustained fire from multiple rivals, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. struggled to make an impact and Mayor Pete Buttigieg and other candidates were newly aggressive in making their points. Here […]

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Kurds in Syria Were Sold Out by President Trump, 2020 Democrats Say

It was an unusual juxtaposition for Democrats — calling a Republican president weak militarily. That’s how the contenders for the party’s nomination framed the recent withdrawal of American troops from northern Syria under President Trump, who they said during Tuesday night’s debate had created turmoil with his impulsive foreign policy decision making. “It’s been the […]

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Warren Comes Under Fire on Funding for Health Care Plan

WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, an emerging front-runner in the Democratic presidential race, battled sustained criticism from her Democratic rivals over her position on health care in a debate on Tuesday night, squeezed by a combination of moderate and progressive opponents who pressed her to describe in plain terms how she would […]

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Debate Night: What I’ll Be Watching For

This article is part of David Leonhardt’s newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it each weekday. Tonight, 12 Democratic candidates will be debating near Columbus, Ohio. Here’s what I’ll be looking for from the seven candidates with the best chances of winning the nomination: Elizabeth Warren. Swing voters exist, and they are likely […]

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How to Prepare a Debate Zinger That Doesn’t Sound Prepared

The goal of breaking out in a way that alters the dynamics of the race is all the more urgent for most of the candidates in Tuesday’s debate, as they fight for oxygen in a campaign now overshadowed by the impeachment inquiry Mr. Trump faces in Washington. “You can see they’re grasping for this one […]

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How ‘White Guilt’ in the Age of Trump Shapes the Democratic Primary

ANKENY, Iowa — When Donald Trump was elected, John Olsen felt enraged by the racial tension that fueled his rise, the silence of his white neighbors and the stories of racial discrimination he heard from his nonwhite friends. Black friends said they were followed around department stores, so Mr. Olsen, who is white, became a […]

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Democrats Will Hope for a ‘Bump’ at Next Week’s Debate. What’s It Worth?

Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates, voters and issues that will shape the 2020 election. After next week’s Democratic debate, pundits will inevitably argue over who won and who lost, and they’ll scour the polls to see if any presidential candidate has gotten a “bump” […]

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Sanders Posts Biggest Money Haul of Quarter. Will Warren Top Him?

Senator Bernie Sanders has produced the biggest fund-raising quarter of the Democratic primary, as his campaign announced on Tuesday that he had taken in $25.3 million over the last three months. Now the big questions looming over the donor race are whether Senator Elizabeth Warren will surpass him, and whether former Vice President Joseph R. […]

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Kamala Harris, Trailing Top Rivals, Raises $11.6 Million in Third Quarter

Senator Kamala Harris of California has raised $11.6 million in the past three months, her campaign said on Tuesday, a total that almost identically matches her fund-raising totals from previous quarters, when she also raised around $12 million. Ms. Harris’s third-quarter number is far below what some other candidates reported this week: Mayor Pete Buttigieg […]

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Why Impeachment Might Be Trouble for Some Democratic Candidates

WASHINGTON — Oddly, it has been business as usual on the campaign trail this week. Senator Elizabeth Warren explained her policy plans to voters in New Hampshire on Wednesday, Senator Bernie Sanders walked a picket line with striking auto workers in Detroit and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. courted donors in Bel Air, […]

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How Trump and His 2020 Rivals Are Using the Impeachment Battle to Rake In Cash

The breathless text message from President Trump and his campaign landed soon after Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry: “I need you on my Impeachment Defense Team.” Within three hours of Ms. Pelosi’s announcement on Tuesday, Mr. Trump had raised $1 million, and his campaign said on Wednesday it was on pace to […]

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2020 Democrats Go All In on Iowa

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa — Iowa’s presidential caucuses disenfranchise huge blocs of voters. The state is 91 percent white. It is not easy to get to, or get around in. But to a greater degree than in recent campaigns, this unrepresentative and idiosyncratic state is proving that it is the only electoral battleground that matters for […]

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Love in the Time of Democrats

There was a lot of drama. Senator Cory Booker, by way of greeting, lifted one of the moderators of Friday night’s L.G.B.T.Q. Presidential Forum right off the floor in a great bear hug. Later, an audience member interrupted Senator Amy Klobuchar with what sounded like an appeal to “protect sex workers.” And then there was […]

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Trump Is ‘Locked and Loaded’ for Iran, but He’s No Dirty Harry, Colbert Says

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. ‘Top Unintelligence Official’ President […]

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Democrats’ Afghan Strategy Sounds Familiar. It’s a Lot Like Trump’s.

For 18 years and four presidential elections, Democrats running for president have felt compelled to lay out comprehensive plans for the future of Afghanistan, vowing to never again let the country become a breeding ground for terrorists who could strike the United States as they did on Sept. 11, 2001. Now, the candidates are racing […]

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How Kamala Harris Can Make a Comeback

The most effective presidential candidates are able both to energize their base and persuade the political middle. Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan and F.D.R. all did so. They managed to seem exciting to their party and yet also comfortable for swing voters. Senator Kamala Harris has the potential to pull off this trick. Her confrontational criticism […]

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Kamala Harris Was Ready to Brawl From the Beginning

SAN FRANCISCO — The rebuttal sounded something like a threat. That seemed to be Kamala Harris’s point. It was December 2003, a final debate in the final days before the runoff election in Ms. Harris’s race for San Francisco district attorney against her onetime boss, Terence Hallinan. And Mr. Hallinan, the crusading progressive incumbent, was […]

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