Tag: Presidential Election of 2016

For Some 2020 Democrats, Rejection of Amazon Aligns With Far-Left Policy Views

The decision by Amazon this week to abandon its planned headquarters in New York City tapped into one of the major themes of left-wing Democrats: that giant corporations — and in some cases the billionaires who run them — must be held to account for wage inequality, corporate greed and middle-class stagnation. And some contenders […]

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Mueller’s Office Recommends Paul Manafort Serve Up to 25 Years in Prison

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors recommended Friday that Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, serve up to 25 years in prison and pay up to $25 million in fines for a fraud scheme that they said spanned more than a decade and showed that he believed “the law does not apply to him.” The prosecutors, […]

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Manafort Found to Have Lied to Prosecutors While Under a Cooperation Agreement

WASHINGTON — A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, repeatedly lied to prosecutors after he agreed to cooperate with the special counsel’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. The decision by Judge Amy Berman Jackson of United States District Court may affect the sentence she hands […]

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The Political Magic of Us Vs. Them

However often President Trump strays from his favored political strategy, he faithfully returns to it like a dog to a bone: first, polarize the American electorate along racial, cultural and economic lines, then exploit the schisms that have supplanted the class divisions that were once central to both American and European partisan politics. On one […]

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Trump, No Stranger to Jewish Stereotypes, Rejects Ilhan Omar’s Apology

WASHINGTON — President Trump demanded on Tuesday that a freshman lawmaker from Minnesota resign after she posted tweets deemed anti-Semitic even by fellow Democrats, but those tweets echoed some of the same insinuations about Jews and money that he has trafficked in for years, as a candidate and president. Mr. Trump rejected the apology of […]

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White House Memo: Without Pelosi as a Foil, Trump Tries Out Some Alternatives

WASHINGTON — The Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives was a blessing in disguise for a president who needed a foil, Republicans predicted last November. President Trump, who had only the press and the special counsel to battle with, they said, would find a useful antagonist in Speaker Nancy Pelosi. It hasn’t exactly turned […]

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‘This Is My Space’: Kirsten Gillibrand’s Unabashedly Feminist Campaign

The morning after the election of Donald J. Trump, Kirsten Gillibrand woke up and began crying. “Bawling,” she corrected herself. After spending the next two months “deeply depressed,” the junior senator from New York experienced what she called the most inspiring day of her political life: the women’s march. And almost two years to the […]

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In Closed Hearing, a Clue About ‘the Heart’ of Mueller’s Russia Inquiry

WASHINGTON — Of the few hints to emerge from the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, about evidence of possible collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Russia, one of the most tantalizing surfaced almost in passing in a Washington courtroom last week. Comments by one of Mr. Mueller’s lead prosecutors, disclosed in a transcript of […]

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Trump Does His Divisive El Paso Number

EL PASO — This tranquil city of bilingual trans-border commerce is where lurid fantasy meets humdrum reality. President Trump will come here Monday, risking life and limb at “our very dangerous southern border,” that “lawless” frontier facing a “tremendous onslaught.” I can reassure the president: He will be able to gaze at Mexico without breaking […]

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White House Memo: Painting Socialists as Villains, Trump Refreshes a Blueprint

WASHINGTON — President Trump has proved himself adroit at creating villains to serve as his political foils. In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, he introduced a new one: socialists. Right after his calls to support the overthrow of Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, and condemning the “socialist policies” that have reduced the country […]

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Democratic Donor Who Pivoted to Trump Draws Scrutiny in Inaugural Inquiry

WASHINGTON — In the world of big-dollar political donors, Imaad Zuberi is notable less for the scale of his giving than for its baldly transactional nature. A supporter of President Barack Obama and then Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign who frequently posted pictures of himself alongside high-profile politicians, Mr. Zuberi, a California venture capitalist, abruptly pivoted […]

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Demand for Long-Acting Birth Control Rose After Trump’s Election Amid Insurance Concerns, Study Shows

In the days after President Trump was elected, some women saw his victory as reason to worry: Would he fulfill his campaign promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act? And if so, would it eventually become harder and costlier to obtain birth control? News organizations sounded the alarm: “Get an IUD Before It’s Too Late,” […]

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news analysis: The Age of Big Leaks

On the very day that Roger Stone was charged with lying about a momentous set of leaks that originated with Russian hackers, a feisty band of transparency activists led by a Boston woman posted a voluminous collection of leaks from inside Russia. It was less a coincidence than a trend, a consequence of technology and […]

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Trump Sought a Loan During the 2016 Campaign. Deutsche Bank Said No.

Donald J. Trump was burning through cash. It was early 2016, and he was lending tens of millions of dollars to his presidential campaign and had been spending large sums to expand the Trump Organization’s roster of high-end properties. To finance his business’s growth, Mr. Trump turned to a longtime ally, Deutsche Bank, one of […]

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Fact Check: Fact-Checking President Trump’s Interview With The New York Times

What Trump Said “We have 25 percent now on $50 billion. And by the way, Peter, that’s a lot of money pouring into our Treasury, you know. We never made 5 cents with China. We’re getting right now 25 percent on $50 billion.” False. Tariffs imposed on imports of foreign goods do not mean another […]

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Senate Evidence Clarifies Mystery Call Around Trump Tower Meeting

WASHINGTON — Democrats have long stoked suspicions about whether President Trump knew his son met with Russians offering dirt on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign, pointing to phone calls that Donald Trump Jr. received from a blocked number around the time of the meeting. New evidence obtained by Senate investigators appears to have refuted […]

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5 Takeaways From The Times’s Interview With President Trump

WASHINGTON — President Trump wanted to talk. He initially invited A. G. Sulzberger, the publisher of The New York Times, to an off-the-record dinner. Mr. Sulzberger countered with a request for an on-the-record interview that included Times reporters. The White House accepted. Mr. Trump held forth from the Oval Office about the investigation into what […]

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He Says ‘Wall,’ They Say ‘Border Security’: A Glossary of the Border Debate

Kellyanne Conway, White House adviser, recently dismissed as a “silly semantic argument” questions about President Trump’s use of the word “wall” — is it concrete, steel, see-through, a “smart wall,” slatted, piked, solar-powered, a chain-link fence or just a metaphor? The semantics, however, are anything but trivial. If the White House and House Democrats are […]

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Trump Says He’ll Leave Decision of Whether to Release Special Counsel’s Report to Justice Dept.

President Trump said on Wednesday that he would not intervene with the Justice Department’s decision-making process about whether to release the report by the special counsel investigating possible collusion with Russian officials in the 2016 campaign. “They’ll have to make their decision within the Justice Department,” Mr. Trump said in an Oval Office interview with […]

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The ‘Rotten Equilibrium’ of Republican Politics

One clear lesson from the elections of 2016 and 2018 is that President Trump and his fellow Republican candidates win where white voters are losing ground. Take a look at the 2018 congressional results in the upper Midwest and Pennsylvania, states that provided the Electorate College votes crucial to Trump’s capture of the White House. […]

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