Tag: Klobuchar, Amy

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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Democratic Debate Turns Ferocious Over Health Care

WASHINGTON — It took only one question — the very first — in Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential primary debate to make it clear that the issue that united the party in last year’s congressional elections in many ways now divides it. When Jake Tapper of CNN asked Senator Bernie Sanders whether his Medicare for All […]

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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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What I’ll Be Looking for Tonight

This article is part of David Leonhardt’s newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it each weekday. The second round of Democratic primary debates begins tonight in Detroit, followed by another debate on the same stage Wednesday night. Most analysts expect confrontation, because these are the last debates before the standards for qualifying get […]

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Low in Cash and Polls, 2020 Democrats Get Creative With Accounting

Staff members for a half dozen Democratic presidential candidates did not receive their final June paycheck that month. Instead, their campaigns nudged payday into July, an accounting maneuver that obscured payroll costs and temporarily made it look like candidates had more cash on hand than they actually did. The move deferred more than $700,000 in […]

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What Kamala Harris Believes

LOS ANGELES — At her strongest, Senator Kamala Harris is forceful and pragmatic. She elates crowds in Iowa and South Carolina with her denunciations of President Trump, and spells out her policy agenda — on matters like restricting gun sales, reducing prescription drug prices and giving tax benefits to renters — in precise terms. Then […]

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Who Still Calls it a ‘Glass Ceiling?’ Not the 6 Women Running for President

Kamala Harris is prepared to “break things.” Elizabeth Warren said she would “persist.” Amy Klobuchar has challenged voters to discount women “at your own peril,” while Tulsi Gabbard insisted that a presidential race with six women is not an anomaly but “what an election should look like.” The women running for president are promising many […]

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Trump Has Scrambled America’s Foreign Policy. Can the Democrats Do Better?

What is America’s role in the world? What does it stand for? What threats does it face? When and how should it intervene in disputes? With military force, or with diplomacy? With sanctions or development aid? For any Democrat competing to succeed President Trump as president, solutions to such problems could require not only undoing […]

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2020 Won’t Repeat the Mistakes of 2016, Whatever They Were

WASHINGTON — Democrats still don’t agree on why they lost the White House in 2016. But they have absolutely no intention of repeating their mistakes. Whatever they were, exactly. Was it the loss of working-class white voters or urban black voters? Too much talk of Donald J. Trump or not enough? And what about those […]

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It’s a Question No One Says They Want to Ask. But the Women Running for President Keep Hearing It.

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Some people whisper it, some apologize for it, and some are very careful to mention their neighbors — their neighbors would be the ones to ask. “Do you really think a woman could be elected president?” In ways subtle and overt, Democrats keep hearing that same question, even days after debates where […]

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Kamala Harris Is Supported by Rivals After Trump Jr. Questions Her Race

Days after Donald Trump Jr. shared, and then deleted, a tweet questioning Senator Kamala Harris’s race, several of her rival Democratic presidential candidates lent her their support on Saturday. Mr. Trump, President Trump’s eldest son, on Thursday had shared a tweet from Ali Alexander, a right-wing personality, that falsely claimed Ms. Harris’s racial identity did […]

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For Elizabeth Warren, Policy Is Personality

There are plenty of good arguments against running a presidential campaign the way Senator Elizabeth Warren is doing it, with a heavy emphasis on detailed policy proposals. It’s not just that most voters can’t absorb all the details, though we probably can’t, and may not even really care about them. It’s also hard work, and […]

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Klobuchar Reminds the Men Onstage: Women Know Something About Abortion, Too

It took 30 minutes or so for Senator Elizabeth Warren to wind toward well-worn territory for her: a riff on the evils of insurance companies. “It’s not working for families,” she said, “But it’s sure as heck working for them. It’s time for us to make families come first.” It took barely a moment more […]

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Live Updates Ahead of Tonight’s First Democratic Debate

Here’s what you need to know: ImageThe stage being set up for the first Democratic presidential debate in Miami.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times The candidates on stage tonight: Bill de Blasio, Tim Ryan, Julián Castro, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, Amy Klobuchar, Tulsi Gabbard, Jay Inslee and John Delaney. Who needs the biggest boost? […]

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The 6 Women Running for President Have Answers

You’re reading In Her Words, where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. “The opportunities for the next president are enormous. We can show worldwide leadership.” — Senator Elizabeth Warren, on whether it’s possible for the next president to help […]

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We Put the 2020 Democrats on the Spot: Here Are 7 Takeaways

We spent hours interviewing the enormous Democratic presidential field on subjects ranging from climate change and border control to fast food and personal humiliation. And while many Democrats agree on a broad set of political ideas, there were some telling differences and disclosures that emerged from our conversations. Here are a few of our takeaways. […]

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