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Kamala Decamps, Iowa’s Still Crowded, Trump’s Still Trump

Kamala Harris is out! This is big news. The Democratic presidential field is shrinking. We’ve got only 15 people left. Twenty-six fewer than the House Judiciary Committee. Smaller than the cast of “Saturday Night Live.” Although sometimes more entertaining. It’s natural the field is crowded — there are approximately 47 million native-born Democrats of presidential […]

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What Kamala Harris’s Campaign Teaches Us

Kamala Harris entered the presidential race with a bang. She announced her candidacy on Martin Luther King Day and not only raised $1.5 million in its first 24 hours, according to Politico, but also “in the first 12 hours made $110,000 in revenue from its online merchandise store that sells T-shirts, hats and tote bags […]

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Why There Won’t Be a Black Woman Running for President

When Senator Kamala Harris of California entered the race for the Democratic presidential nomination in January, many believed she would be hard to beat. Telegenic, highly educated and from a multiethnic background, she would have been an ideal candidate in the pre-Obama era. We expected her to create an All-American narrative that is relatable to […]

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Trevor Noah Detects Some Tension Between Trump and France’s President

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. ‘The One Gift That’s […]

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Did We Ever Know the Real Kamala Harris?

Just as California is so often viewed from afar as either glittering paradise or dystopian disaster, so Kamala Harris was crowned as the perfect Democrat for 2020. Like her state, Senator Harris’s story up close is both more prosaic and more nuanced than the shiny image built in part on misperceptions about California. Now that […]

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How Kamala Harris’s Campaign Unraveled

WASHINGTON — In early November, a few days after Senator Kamala Harris’s presidential campaign announced widespread layoffs and an intensified focus on Iowa, her senior aides gathered for a staff meeting at their Baltimore headquarters and pelted the campaign manager, Juan Rodriguez, with questions. What exactly was Ms. Harris’s new strategy? How much money and […]

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Black Voters to Black Candidates: Representation Is Not Enough

ATLANTA — Chyna Hester knew what she was supposed to say. The 20-year-old Spelman College student had just attended a “Black Women’s Breakfast” featuring Kamala Harris, the Democratic presidential candidate and the second black woman elected to the United States Senate. And speaker after speaker had explicitly argued that black women should support Ms. Harris […]

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Debate 5, and a Push for Black Voters: This Week in the 2020 Race

It was a busy week in the Democratic presidential campaign, with a flood of new policies and, of course, another debate. Let’s get right to it. A surprisingly subdued debate There weren’t a lot of sparks in this week’s debate, the fifth of the Democratic primary. But in the absence of a clear front-runner, several […]

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What Does Oakland Think of Kamala Harris Now?

OAKLAND, Calif. — When Senator Kamala Harris announced her presidential campaign on the steps of City Hall here in January, tens of thousands of people showed up, optimistically cheering for a person they believed could be the first woman — the first black woman — in the White House. “It was like a party where […]

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After Debating About Black Support, Democrats Fan Out to Try to Earn It

ATLANTA — A day after the fifth Democratic presidential debate was held in Atlanta, candidates fanned out across the region on Thursday, many speaking primarily to black audiences, in hopes of peeling away some of the black voters who have formed a core of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s support. Mr. Biden’s strength […]

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Who Won the Debate? Internet Roundup From Campaign Experts

Twitter can’t tell us whether, or how, Wednesday’s MSNBC/Washington Post debate will change voters’ minds. But it can give us the perspectives of some of the people with expertise on primary races: veteran campaign strategists, consultants and advocates from both parties. Here is a sampling of their reactions. Harris regained her first-debate shine Senator Kamala […]

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Democratic Debate Live Updates: The Candidates and the Big Issues Tonight

How to watch: The debate will last two hours. It is co-hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post. Moderators: Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell, Kristen Welker and Ashley Parker. Candidates: Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Bernie Sanders, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Kamala Harris, the entrepreneur Andrew Yang, Senator Amy Klobuchar, […]

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What Do We Hear When Women Speak?

Carole Simpson, a longtime television newscaster, was told early in her career that she could not be an anchor because “women don’t like to hear other women on the air.” “Women’s voices are shrill and not authoritative enough,” one boss told her, noting that news coming out of their mouths “sounds like gossip.” Ms. Simpson […]

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What Happened to Kamala Harris?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher When Senator Kamala Harris started her presidential campaign 10 months ago, she drew a crowd of 20,000 to her kickoff rally — the biggest of any candidate’s. She was talked about as a potential heir to […]

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Senate Republicans, Eyeing Election-Year Impeachment Trial, Wrestle With Timeline

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans are conflicted about how quickly to move on an impeachment trial against President Trump, with some arguing for a speedy vote on the charges and others seeing an opportunity to drag out the historic proceedings and tie down some Democratic senators at a prime moment in their presidential campaigns. Republican senators […]

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Our Schools Can’t Solve the Problems of Our Rigid Workweek

The average American parent has a strange schedule. The 9-to-5 work schedule hails from the early 20th century, when labor reformers sought to institute fairer labor conditions. The school schedule for children dates to the 1960s, when rural and urban school districts settled into a rhythm of six and a half-hour school days, five days […]

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Beto Is Out and Warren’s Way to Pay: This Week in the 2020 Race

For one day this week, the 2020 Democratic primary included “Gory BOOker,” “Steve BOO-lock” and “BoOOLián Castro.” How’s that for Halloween spirit? We’ll return to the holiday later. For now, here’s a look at the more substantive things that happened in the race this week. Beto O’Rourke is out Former Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas […]

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Warren Laces Into Rivals as Iowa Campaign Grows Combative

DES MOINES — Displaying a new assertiveness toward her Democratic opponents, Elizabeth Warren laced into her chief political rivals, warning on Friday night that the country was in a “time of crisis” and arguing that Democrats would lose in 2020 if they nominated “anyone who comes on this stage and tells you they can make […]

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Warren Leads Tight Iowa Race as Biden Fades, Poll Finds

Ms. Warren garnered 22 percent in a New York Times/Siena College poll, to 19 percent for Bernie Sanders. Pete Buttigieg has surged, while Mr. Biden’s travails have put the race in flux. Nov. 1, 2019 The top Democratic presidential candidates are locked in a close race in the 2020 Iowa caucuses, with Senator Elizabeth Warren […]

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Kamala Harris Campaign Cuts Staff in Effort to Keep Up With Top Rivals

The campaign of Senator Kamala Harris of California, whose stock in the Democratic presidential race has fallen drastically since an initial surge in interest, announced Wednesday that it would reduce its staff and redeploy organizers to Iowa, a long-anticipated concession of its blunted political standing. In a memo to staff, Ms. Harris’s campaign manager, Juan […]

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Democrats Have the Most Racially Diverse Field Ever. The Top Tier Is All White.

When the Democratic primary contest began last winter, it featured the most racially diverse field in history, with two black senators, a Latino former cabinet secretary, an Asian-American businessman and the first American Samoan elected to Congress. But 10 months later, the Democratic field has a top tier of four white candidates, three of them […]

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