Tag: Klobuchar, Amy

When to Peak? Amy Klobuchar Has Given It Some Thought

HENNIKER, N.H. — For months, Senator Amy Klobuchar has been the Democratic presidential candidate turning down the music at the party. As Senator Elizabeth Warren promised “big, structural change,” and Senator Bernie Sanders offered his brand of “political revolution,” Ms. Klobuchar was steadily reminding voters of the factors that have long mattered in national politics, […]

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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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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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The Electability Debate, Brought to You by the People Who Want to Be Elected

Pete Buttigieg was trying a little tenderness. “I’m running to be the president for that day the sun comes up and the Trump presidency is behind us,” said the millennial mayor of South Bend, Ind., pumping his left fist a bit for the crescendo, “which will be a tender moment in the life of this […]

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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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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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Will New Candidates Shake Up the 2020 Race?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Why are Michael Bloomberg and Deval Patrick flirting with jumping into the 2020 presidential primary this late in the game? This week on “The Argument,” the columnists debate what the pair’s maneuvers say about […]

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Let’s Talk About Bloomberg While We Still Can

Gail Collins: Congratulations, Bret. Michael Bloomberg just stuck his toe in the presidential race. I’m sure he was inspired by our last conversation in which you pleaded for a Bloomberg candidacy. I loved your argument that he had “nothing to lose except 2 percent” of his net worth. Think it’s really going to happen? Bret […]

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Is Mayor Pete the Answer?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Is Pete Buttigieg the best Democratic candidate to take on Trump? This week on “The Argument,” the columnists size up the South Bend mayor’s rise in Iowa and a new Times poll terrifying those […]

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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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In Iowa, Amy Klobuchar Gets a Second Look After Debate

MASON CITY, Iowa — Before last week, Beth Kundel Vogel was undecided when it came to the Democratic presidential hopefuls. But in the debate on Tuesday, Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota impressed her by calling out Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusets for offering voters a “pipe dream” rather than a plan to pay for universal […]

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The Other Candidates Are Coming for Warren

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Under attack from her Democratic rivals, can Elizabeth Warren hold on to her new front-runner status in the 2020 presidential primary? This week on “The Argument,” the columnists discuss the fallout from the fourth […]

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Two-Person Race? Moderates, and Bernie Sanders, Say Not So Fast

COLUMBUS, Ohio — For months, the Democratic presidential race has seemed to move inexorably toward a confrontation between former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. As Ms. Warren gathered financial support and strength in the polls, Mr. Biden steadily slid on both fronts while the rest of the Democratic […]

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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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A Night for the Not-Bidens

The ridiculous number of candidates on the Democratic stage last night created a fundamentally misleading aural and visual impression. Watching without access to polling data, you might have imagined that this was some sort of wild careening mess of a primary race, when really it’s remarkably consolidated. There is a Joe Biden constituency that seems […]

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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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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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Amy Klobuchar Goes After Elizabeth Warren in Debate

Senator Amy Klobuchar confronted Senator Elizabeth Warren over her health care plan and taxes in Tuesday night’s Democratic debate in Westerville, Ohio. In the first exchange, Ms. Warren, who is from Massachusetts, was asked repeatedly how she would pay for “Medicare for All” and insisted that costs would not increase for middle-class Americans. But she […]

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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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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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The Third Democratic Debate

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Just 10 candidates qualified for the stage in Houston, but that didn’t change some recurring themes: Joe Biden was again the target of fierce scrutiny, and health care was a central point of contention. But what […]

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