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Both Parties See Control of the Senate as Pivotal. Here Are the Key Races They’re Watching.

WASHINGTON — The battle for the White House may be the marquee political event of 2020, but it is the rapidly intensifying struggle for control of the Senate that will determine how power is truly wielded in Washington come 2021. As Republicans assess President Trump’s uncertain re-election chances, they see maintaining control of the Senate […]

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Democratic Field Shrinks to 21: This Week in the 2020 Race

“I’m not going to be the president,” Mr. Inslee conceded. He announced shortly after that he would seek a third term as governor. Mr. Inslee drew an outpouring of praise this week for spotlighting climate issues with his candidacy. He spoke with my colleague Lisa Friedman about the attention he received immediately after exiting the […]

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John Hickenlooper Will Run for Senate in Colorado, a Key Target for Democrats

John Hickenlooper, the former Colorado governor who ended his ill-fated presidential campaign last week, announced Thursday that he would run for a United States Senate seat in his home state, instantly making him one of the Democrats’ best hopes in their quest to retake the chamber next year. Mr. Hickenlooper was said to be resistant […]

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Hickenlooper Exits as O’Rourke Presses On: This Week in the 2020 Race

ImageCreditIvan Pierre Aguirre for The New York Times O’Rourke tries the reset button After 22 people were shot to death at an El Paso Walmart this month, former Representative Beto O’Rourke quickly returned to his hometown to grieve with and support his friends and neighbors. Soon, a fiercer presidential candidate emerged. Mr. O’Rourke called President […]

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Is the Senate Really Not ‘Good Enough’?

WASHINGTON — Has no one told these people about the free candy? When former Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado dropped out of the presidential race on Thursday, he made a point of noting that people were all but begging him to run for the Senate. Mr. Hickenlooper, who had previously dismissed a Senate run, said […]

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John Hickenlooper to End Struggling Presidential Campaign

John Hickenlooper, the former Colorado governor whose low-key brand of moderate politics made him popular in his home state but limited his appeal in a Democratic primary filled with urgent progressive energy, is expected to announce on Thursday that he is ending his presidential campaign, according to two people familiar with his planning. Mr. Hickenlooper […]

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Trevor Noah Suspects Trump Is Trying to Deport Melania

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. Close to Home The […]

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John Hickenlooper Mulling Ending Presidential Bid to Run for Senate

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — Former Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado is in discussions about ending his presidential bid and entering the race for his state’s Republican-held Senate seat, potentially giving Democrats a strong candidate in a race they must win to have hopes of retaking the chamber in 2021, according to four Democrats familiar with […]

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On Gun Control, 2020 Democrats Agree: No Reason to Hold Back

DES MOINES — Democrats running for president have engaged in bitter disputes this year over topics like health care, immigration and criminal justice. But after mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, jolted the nation earlier this month, the field of 2020 contenders seemed to move in lock step toward more aggressive gun control […]

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How Democrats Will Attack Trump on the Economy

It took more than 90 minutes for the moderators of the Democratic presidential primary debate on Wednesday night to turn to the economy, which polls show is a top issue on voters’ minds and is one of President Trump’s strengths as he seeks re-election. The candidates wasted no time attacking him on it. Over two […]

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Echo Trump’s Tough Talk, or Lift Tariffs? Democrats Clash Over Trade

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidates clashed in a Tuesday night debate over how they would change course from President Trump’s protectionist trade agenda in fiery exchanges that underscored the depth of the rift within the party over economic policy. The strength of the United States economy, which has enjoyed steady growth and historically low unemployment […]

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Sanders and Warren Battle Accusations of ‘Free Everything’ as Center-Left Rift Flares

DETROIT — The leading liberal populists in the Democratic presidential primary, Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, strenuously fought back against accusations of impracticality and warnings of electoral ruin on Tuesday night, as a group of moderate underdogs sought to dent their momentum in the second round of presidential primary debates. From the first moments […]

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The Democrats Should Stop Doing Trump’s Work for Him

Gail Collins: O.K., Bret, it’s debate week — Round 2. Are you still rooting for Mayor Pete? Bret Stephens: Nah, I’ve checked out. I’m totally rooting for Donald Trump. Gail: Um … Bret: Kidding! But if the Democratic contenders continue along the same path they were on during the first debate, they might as well […]

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Here’s Why John Hickenlooper and His Banjo Are Still in the 2020 Race

HANOVER, N.H. — Can John Hickenlooper interest you in a joke? “What’s the opposite of woe?” Mr. Hickenlooper, the former Colorado governor and still-presidential-candidate, asked inside a hotel reception room last week, testing a favorite equine comedy bit before tens of listeners. “Giddy up!” A few people giggled cooperatively. All right, how about some biography? […]

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As 2020 Candidates Struggle to Be Heard, Their Grumbling Gets Louder

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — When 19 presidential candidates descended on a hotel ballroom for an Iowa Democratic Party fund-raiser on Sunday, it seemed, at first glance, like a relatively collegial affair. Former Representative Beto O’Rourke wished Senator Kamala Harris and Marianne Williamson good luck. Ms. Harris shared popcorn with former Gov. John Hickenlooper. And Andrew […]

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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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