Tag: New Hampshire

Why Don’t We Know Which Democratic Candidate Can Beat Trump?

The Democratic presidential primary is starting to feel less like a political contest and more like an existential experiment. In the era of big data and after a year of micro-analyzing every little twist and turn, we seem to know less than we did at the beginning. In an era when we’re supposed to know […]

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The Fallout From New Hampshire: This Week in the 2020 Race

Well, that was exhausting. One and a half states down, 48.5 to go. Let’s catch you up on what happened during one of the most eventful stretches of the 2020 race so far. New Hampshire is done Video transcript Back transcript Sanders Won, Klobuchar Surged: What We Learned From New Hampshire New Hampshire was the […]

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The Math That Could Add Up to a Sanders Nomination

The results of the Iowa and New Hampshire contests amount to a strategic victory for Bernie Sanders, fracturing his opposition and opening a path for him to win the nomination. But the results do not leave him in a dominant position. His support in national polls remains in the low to mid-20s, leaving many candidates […]

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Are We Headed for a Bernie Sweep?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Is Bernie Sanders on an unstoppable path to the Democratic nomination — and if so, can he defeat President Trump in November? This week on “The Argument,” the columnists discuss the results of the […]

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Searching for the Perfect Trump Antidote

Perhaps you think New Hampshire sent us a mixed message. After all, Bernie Sanders won but the moderates got more votes, and on Tuesday night three different candidates seemed to be giving victory speeches. What does the Democratic rank-and-file really want? Well, the answer is: Ralph in Michigan. Ralph is the symbol of all the […]

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New Hampshire Primary Sets a Record for Turnout, but It May Be Deceiving

In Iowa last week, Democrats looking anxiously for a surge in caucus turnout — higher, some expected, than the record set in 2008 — were dismayed when the numbers barely even exceeded the much lower bar set in 2016. New Hampshire gave them better news. But it still wasn’t really what they were hoping for. […]

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I Worry About Sanders, and His Coattails

In 1981, as a Washington Post intern prowling for stories, I called the new socialist mayor of Burlington, Vt. He was an earnest and intelligent oddball, I decided, but not a serious politician with a future. So I didn’t write about Mayor Bernie Sanders — underscoring that I have a record going back almost four […]

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Alarmed by Sanders, Moderate Democrats Can’t Agree on an Alternative

MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Democratic presidential primary is entering an intensely tumultuous phase, after two early contests that have left former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. reeling and elevated Senator Bernie Sanders but failed to make any candidate a dominant force in the battle for the party’s nomination. Within the Democratic establishment, the results […]

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After New Hampshire, What Comes Next for Elizabeth Warren

MANCHESTER, N.H. — It was 24 hours before the biggest contest of her political life. Senator Elizabeth Warren didn’t want to talk about it that way. She was making the media rounds ahead of the New Hampshire primary when she dialed into a progressive SiriusXM radio show, Signal Boost. A voter asked her a straightforward […]

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Bernie Sanders, Front-Runner

This article is part of David Leonhardt’s newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it each weekday. Bernie Sanders is now the front-runner for the Democratic nomination. He won the New Hampshire primary last night, after virtually tying with Pete Buttigieg in Iowa last week. In some ways, Sanders looks like a strong front-runner. […]

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Deval Patrick, Latecomer to the 2020 Race, Drops Out

Former Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Wednesday, just three months after entering it, ending a last-minute campaign that seemed to fizzle out almost as soon as it had begun. Mr. Patrick had hoped to capture delegates in his neighboring state of New Hampshire and to carve away […]

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For Joe Biden, Two Bad Losses and a Precarious Path Forward

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s fifth-place finish in the New Hampshire Democratic primary on Tuesday plunged his campaign further into peril and uncertainty, jeopardizing his fund-raising efforts and potentially upending his path to the nomination. It is a devastating outcome for a former vice president with widespread name recognition, deep relationships across the […]

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Lloyd Blankfein Says Bernie Sanders Would ‘Ruin Our Economy’

Lloyd Blankfein is tweeting again. This time, the former Goldman Sachs chief executive is taking aim at Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the victor of Tuesday’s Democratic primary in New Hampshire by a slim margin. In a tweet on Tuesday night, his first since November, Mr. Blankfein said Mr. Sanders would “ruin our economy” if […]

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Sanders Won, Klobuchar Surged: What We Learned From New Hampshire

new video loaded: Sanders Won, Klobuchar Surged: What We Learned From New Hampshire Recent episodes in 2020 Presidential Candidates The list of Democrats ready to fight President Trump for the keys to the White House is long. Learn more about who they are and the issues they care about. The list of Democrats ready to […]

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The Results From New Hampshire

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device:Via Apple Podcasts | Via Spotify | Via Stitcher Senator Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s Democratic primary last night, with Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar close behind in second and third. After two candidates once considered front-runners, Senator Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe […]

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How Amy Klobuchar Pulled Off the Big Surprise of the New Hampshire Primary

CONCORD, N.H. — Senator Amy Klobuchar knew she might have an opportunity in New Hampshire’s presidential primary. As a fiscally moderate Democrat who opposes the “Medicare for all” and free four-year college plans of her liberal rivals, Ms. Klobuchar was in sync with the smaller-government tilt of plenty of Democrats in the state. Her emphasis […]

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Bernie Prevails. Cue the Party Panic.

The Democratic race was messy going into New Hampshire. It’s even messier as it moves on. Yes, Bernie Sanders won the state’s primary on Tuesday night. And that victory, coming on the heels of his functional tie with Pete Buttigieg in the dysfunctional Iowa caucuses last week, makes him the indisputable front-runner for the Democratic […]

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Who Won in New Hampshire? Not the Establishment

MANCHESTER, N.H. — The revolution has not come. Bernie Sanders is looking like the front-runner anyway. The more moderate, non-Sanders alternatives combined to far outpace the liberal Vermont senator’s vote share here on Tuesday night, with Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of a small Indiana city, again holding him to a virtual draw. His predictions […]

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Michael Bennet Drops Out of the 2020 Presidential Race

Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado, who campaigned for president on a promise to fix a broken Washington, ended his bid for the Democratic nomination on Tuesday after a dismal showing in the New Hampshire primary. Mr. Bennet had staked all his hopes on New Hampshire, holding 50 town hall events there in the 10 weeks […]

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Democrats Get the Attention, but Trump Aims to Put New Hampshire in Play

MANCHESTER, N.H. — In 2016, Donald J. Trump came within a few thousand votes of winning New Hampshire in the general election. This time around, fueled by a stockpile of donations, his campaign is looking at New Hampshire and its four electoral votes as a key target in its efforts to expand the map. There […]

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President Bernie Sanders?

This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it Tuesdays and Thursdays. Senator Bernie Sanders — the septuagenarian Jewish democratic socialist who wants to remake the American health care system, end public college tuition and give workers partial ownership stakes in the companies they work for — has […]

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What to Watch For Before the New Hampshire Primary Polls Close

ImageVoting at Broad Street Elementary School in Nashua, N.H., on Tuesday.Credit…Tamir Kalifa for The New York Times The New Hampshire polls started opening widely at 6 a.m. and will start to close at 7 p.m. The secretary of state has said final results could arrive as early as 9:30 p.m. Eight Democratic candidates are mounting […]

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Warren, in New Memo, Outlines Her Path and Rivals’ Flaws

MANCHESTER, N.H. — In a lengthy Election Day memo outlining their path forward in the fractured Democratic primary, Elizabeth Warren’s campaign manager drew the sharpest contrasts to date with her leading rivals, arguing that Bernie Sanders has a political “ceiling,” Joseph R. Biden Jr. is at risk of having his support collapse and that Pete […]

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