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Wall Street Donors Are Swooning for Mayor Pete. (They Like Biden and Harris, Too.)

The behind-the-scenes competition for Wall Street money in the 2020 presidential race is reaching a fevered peak this week as no less than nine Democrats are holding New York fund-raisers in a span of nine days, racing ahead of a June 30 filing deadline when they must disclose their latest financial hauls. With millions of […]

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‘Who’s Taking Care of the Kids?’ Is Finally a Question for Dads on the Trail, Too

[Sign up for our politics newsletter, and we’ll send you an invite to our live chat on debate night.] Representative Eric Swalwell can rattle off the best places to pump breastmilk in an airport. Julián Castro broke from the campaign trail for the last day of preschool. And Gov. Steve Bullock postponed the announcement of […]

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Democratic Debates, Sanders on Socialism, New Polls: This Week in the 2020 Race

We’re trying something new in our 2020 presidential campaign coverage. Every Saturday morning, we’re publishing “This Week in the 2020 Race,” bringing you the key moments — from speeches and surprises among the candidates to new policies and polls that are influencing the campaign. It’s a quick way to follow the presidential campaign and the […]

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23 Democrats Are Running for President. Do Any of Them Know What They’re Doing?

It was late on a Saturday night in May, and Marianne Williamson — the best-selling self-help author, spiritual sage and one of 23 souls vying to be the Democrats’ next presidential nominee — was sitting at a kitchen island in a large home on the western edge of Des Moines, nursing a generous glass of […]

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Kamala Harris, Seeking a Campaign Jolt, Defends Record as Prosecutor

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. — Senator Kamala Harris of California has, for months, faced criticism from activist Democrats who have said her record as California attorney general was at odds with her progressive reputation. But on Saturday, as Ms. Harris seeks to reinvigorate her presidential campaign, she went on the offensive, laying out a robust defense […]

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Biden Retains Lead in Iowa Poll, but Warren and Buttigieg Gain

CRESCO, Iowa — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. retains a lead among likely Iowa caucusgoers, but both he and Senator Bernie Sanders have lost ground over the past three months while Senator Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., have made clear gains, according to a new poll from […]

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Democrats Urge Pompeo to End Policy Used to Deny Citizenship to Children of Gay Couples

Nearly 20 Democratic senators and 80 members of the House of Representatives signed sharply worded letters that were sent to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday, calling on his department to reverse a policy that has been used to deny citizenship to children of Americans born abroad through assisted reproductive technology. The two letters, […]

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Democrats Take Aim at Silicon Valley. They Take Its Cash, Too.

SAN FRANCISCO — Top Democrats in Washington and on the 2020 campaign trail are taking technology giants to task, calling them too big, too powerful and too careless about privacy. “The era of self-regulation is over,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared on Monday. But just as Ms. Pelosi was preparing to start an antitrust investigation, some […]

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California Is Now an ‘Early Primary State.’ Democrats Are Grappling With How to Compete.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Senator Elizabeth Warren bounded onto stage before a crowd of more than 6,000 here — “the biggest one so far,” she announced excitedly — and stayed for nearly two extra hours, past 11 p.m., until everyone who wanted a picture with her had gotten one. At the same time on Friday night, […]

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Could Prostitution Be the Next Vice to Be Decriminalized?

ALBANY — Marijuana has gone mainstream, casino gambling is everywhere and sports wagering is spreading. Could prostitution be next? Lawmakers across the country are beginning to reconsider how to handle prostitution, as calls for decriminalization are slowly gaining momentum. Decriminalization bills have been introduced in Maine and Massachusetts; a similar bill is expected to be […]

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Kamala Harris Wants to Require States to Clear Abortion Laws With Justice Dept.

As numerous states have passed restrictive new abortion laws, Senator Kamala Harris of California on Tuesday is expected to outline a proposal that would require some states and localities with a history of flouting abortion rights to obtain federal approval before such laws can take effect. Ms. Harris, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for […]

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