Tag: Presidential Election of 2020

Biden Dismisses Doubts on His Black Support: ‘You Know Better. You Know Better.’

DES MOINES — Joseph R. Biden Jr. was fresh off campaigning in the warm embrace of South Carolina, where the former vice president has held a commanding lead in the polls, when a pointed question in icy, politically competitive Iowa put him on the defensive. “Why is Senator Sanders leading you with black voters under […]

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Why the Legacy of Stop-and-Frisk Still Threatens Bloomberg

Two months after jumping into the presidential race, Michael R. Bloomberg has hired staff members in 35 states. He has poured $200 million into advertising. He has crisscrossed the country, visiting dozens of cities far from the standard campaign trail. But one issue has dogged him the entire way: His use of stop-and-frisk policing as […]

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Biden, Sanders, Social Security and Smears

While the news media has been focused on the “spat” between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, something much more serious has been taking place between the Sanders campaign and Joe Biden. Not to sugarcoat it: The Sanders campaign has flat-out lied about things Biden said in 2018 about Social Security, and it has refused to […]

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Lev Parnas Asks Barr to Recuse Himself From Criminal Case

A lawyer for Lev Parnas, the Soviet-born businessman who was involved in the campaign to pressure Ukraine to investigate political rivals of President Trump, asked on Monday that Attorney General William P. Barr disqualify himself from overseeing his criminal case because he has too many conflicts of interest. Mr. Parnas, who was charged in October […]

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‘You Picked Two!’: Parsing the Klobuchar-Warren Endorsement

To the Editor: Re “Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren Are Democrats’ Top Choices for President” (editorial, Jan. 20): As a potential Democratic primary voter, I don’t have the luxury of the two-choice option settled on by The Times. As the editorial predicted, there will be “those dissatisfied” with The Times’s decision. I’m in that category. […]

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3 Organizers for 3 Candidates, Under One Roof: This Is Campaigning in Iowa

RICEVILLE, Iowa — Charles Uffelman, a bearded and burly Tennessean who is working in Iowa for Elizabeth Warren, stirred gravy on a stovetop while biscuits rose in the oven. Jared Sherman, a Pete Buttigieg organizer in a checked lumberjack shirt, scrambled eggs. Bryan McNamara, a staff member for Joseph R. Biden Jr. who is fond […]

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Democratic Candidates Celebrate Dr. King’s Legacy at South Carolina Events

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Several Democratic presidential candidates, hoping to chip away at former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s support in South Carolina, gathered in the state capital on Monday morning to make remarks honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and take part in an annual holiday march and rally that had election-year […]

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When Bernie Sanders Came to Visit

Subscribe to “The Choice” on your favorite listening app: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Pocket Casts | Stitcher In the new podcast, “The Choice,” from NYT Opinion, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont was the first candidate to visit the editorial board for an endorsement interview. He presented his vision of ambitious progress […]

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New York Times Editorial Board Endorses Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren

The New York Times editorial board endorsed the two leading female candidates for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination on Sunday, throwing its support behind Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. The board’s decision to back not one but two candidates is a significant break with convention, one meant to address […]

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Mentioning Trump and K.K.K. in Same Sentence, Biden Condemns Hate

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. paid a visit to Sunday services at Bethlehem Baptist Church, a large black congregation here, urging the crowd to fight back against hatred and condemning President Trump in some of his strongest language yet for heightening racial divisions in the country. “This president and his […]

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The Big Ask of Black Voters: Trust the Government

DANVILLE, Va. — Ten minutes into a small community meeting between black farmers from Southern Virginia and regional campaign staff for Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, an aide took the floor. He was the only white person to speak in a room of older black voters seated in an old beauty salon. He stood, delivering […]

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Democrats Seek More Testimony and Evidence for Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON — With President Trump’s impeachment trial getting underway, Democrats are intensifying their demands for more testimony and documents that could add to the already voluminous evidence against him and bolster their case by shedding new light on several key questions. Despite the White House strategy of blocking testimony from top officials and rejecting demands […]

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How We Make Our Choice

Subscribe to “The Choice” on your favorite listening app: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Pocket Casts | Stitcher In the first episode of “The Choice,” the new limited-run daily podcast from The New York Times Opinion section, host Katie Kingsbury introduces the editorial board, its process in endorsing a candidate, and what […]

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Where Is Cory Gardner?

DENVER — They keep expecting to see Senator Cory Gardner everywhere — on the local Fox affiliates in Colorado, on Facebook, on literature crammed inside their mailboxes. They are voters who wear tasteful crepe blouses and carry structured Kate Spade totes, who like how their 401(k)’s are performing but say they could do without President […]

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What It Was Like to Witness The Times’s Democratic Endorsement

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. As two of the producers with “The Weekly,” The New York Times’s documentary TV series, we have experience filming presidential races and know how challenging it can be to obtain access to the candidates. If […]

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Biden and Sanders Clash Over Social Security

INDIANOLA, Iowa — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Saturday accused Senator Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign of distorting his record on Social Security, claiming without evidence that Mr. Sanders’s team was promoting a “doctored” video, a loaded word in an era of disinformation. “There is a little doctored video going around,” Mr. Biden […]

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Sanders and Warren Try to Tone Down Rift. Some of Their Supporters Seem Less Willing.

EXETER, N.H. — Senator Bernie Sanders had just finished addressing supporters here Saturday afternoon, reprising his stump speech standards about raising the minimum wage, addressing climate change and implementing universal health care when a voter raised her hand to ask about a topic he didn’t mention but which had increasingly loomed over the race. How […]

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Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger: Like Joe Biden, I Once Stuttered, Too. I Dare You to Mock Me.

As a small boy in Denison, Texas, I remember vividly the anguish of being called on in grade school, knowing that I was going to have a hard time getting the words out; that my words could not keep up with my mind, and they would often come out jumbled. My neck and face would […]

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Choosing a Democratic Candidate to Challenge Trump

Episode 25: ‘The Endorsement’ A Special Collaboration With The Times’s Editorial Board Watch the full episode on FX, Hulu, and in these areas outside the U.S. Producer/Director John Pappas Between coffee-shop chats in Iowa and stump speeches in New Hampshire, candidates for the Democratic nomination for president visited The New York Times last month for […]

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Could Bernie Sanders Win It All?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Has Bernie Sanders been woefully underestimated? This week on “The Argument,” the columnists discuss his rise in 2020 polling, his spat with his rival progressive Elizabeth Warren and whether Sanders has been given short […]

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