Tag: Presidential Election of 2020

At a Historic Moment for Asian-American Candidates, Andrew Yang Leans In

They broke into cheers every time he referred to numbers or statistics. They chanted “PowerPoint! PowerPoint!” when he renewed a pledge to use the program to deliver the State of the Union. And when the 2,500 rain-soaked supporters of Andrew Yang realized he was about to drop his biggest applause line, they screamed the words […]

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Feature: How ‘The View’ Became the Most Important Political TV Show in America

On a weekday in March, less than two months before his three-year sentence in federal prison was set to begin, Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer, decided to spend one of his final afternoons of freedom having lunch with Joy Behar, the veteran co-host of ABC’s “The View.” The show had approached Cohen about […]

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Anita Hill Worries Female 2020 Candidates Are ‘Not Being Taken Seriously’

Anita Hill, whose treatment during Justice Clarence Thomas’s confirmation hearing has become an issue in the 2020 campaign, said she worries that the Democratic women in the race “are not being taken seriously as presidential candidates.” “And I think if we don’t take them seriously as presidential candidates, we are not going to hear those […]

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In Trump’s New York, Republican Leader Is Ousted by Party Rebellion

The last time New York’s Republican Party won a race for statewide office, Andrew M. Cuomo’s political career was a mess, Donald J. Trump’s political career didn’t exist and George E. Pataki was cruising to a third term as governor. That was in 2002. Since then, Democrats have won every statewide election, culminating last fall […]

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The Conversation: If Politics Is All About Pushing Hot Buttons, Is There Anything That Can Cool Us Down?

Bret Stephens: Hi there, Gail. Until last week or so, I think there was a fairly broad consensus (including between the two of us) that impeachment was not a great idea. But now a Republican congressman, Michigan’s Justin Amash, has declared that Donald Trump has “engaged in impeachable conduct,” and the debate has resumed in […]

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‘I Don’t Want an Exciting President’

On Saturday afternoon, at Joe Biden’s official campaign kickoff rally in Philadelphia, I asked every attendee I met why they were supporting, or at least considering supporting, the former vice president. Often, they mentioned other people whom they thought Biden might appeal to. Again and again, they said they cared about beating Donald Trump above […]

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Fox News Welcomes Pete Buttigieg. Trump and ‘Fox & Friends’ Aren’t Pleased.

The night began with a campaign-style biographical video and ended with a standing ovation. The candidate called President Trump’s behavior “grotesque” and lamented the “media noise machine on the right wing.” He attacked Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham by name. Viewers of Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s town hall event on Sunday could be forgiven for thinking […]

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Trump Calls for Inquiry Into Ties Between Biden Family and China

President Trump on Sunday night called for an investigation into financial ties between China and the family of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., the current front-runner in a crowded Democratic 2020 field, and the candidate Mr. Trump’s advisers believe could pose the biggest potential threat to his re-election. “100 percent — it’s a […]

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Kamala Harris Announces Plan to Close the Gender Pay Gap

Senator Kamala Harris of California on Monday announced a proposal to close the gender wage gap by requiring larger companies to certify that men and women are paid equally, in an effort to combat wage discrimination on a federal level. Unlike previous federal legislation regarding the pay gap, which asked workers to report or sue […]

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There’s No Boom in Youngstown, but Blue-Collar Workers Are Sticking With Trump

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — In May 2016, David Betras, a Democratic Party leader in the heart of industrial northeast Ohio, sent a memo warning Hillary Clinton’s campaign that it was on the verge of losing Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan because she was not connecting with blue-collar voters. These states “should be easy wins for us,’’ he […]

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Mediator: Social Media Pollution, a Huge Problem in the Last Election, Could Be Worse in 2020

It’s unlikely you have heard of @ToTheXToTheY. But you may be familiar with its work. This anonymously run Twitter account made a splash in 2016, after a protester rushed Donald J. Trump at a rally in Dayton, Ohio. The Secret Service nabbed the man before he got too close, but not before Mr. Trump flinched. […]

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Abortion Fight or Strong Economy? For G.O.P., Cultural Issues Undercut 2020 Message

WASHINGTON — The unemployment rate is at a 50-year low, companies are adding jobs and the gross domestic product grew by 3.2 percent in the first quarter, undercutting predictions of a coming recession. Yet for all that political upside, Republicans demonstrated repeatedly last week that they were not positioning themselves to wage the 2020 election […]

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Bernie Sanders’s Education Plan Laments Rise of Charter Schools

Senator Bernie Sanders took aim at charter schools on Saturday, calling for a moratorium on federal funding for the schools in a declaration of his education policy priorities ahead of the 2020 election. In a 10-point plan, Mr. Sanders, one of nearly two dozen candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, said that, if elected, he […]

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Biden Delivers Call for National Unity at Philadelphia Rally

PHILADELPHIA — Joseph R. Biden Jr., sometimes known to Democrats in this city as Pennsylvania’s “third senator,” returned to the state of his birth on Saturday to deliver a forceful call for national unity, looking past the Democratic presidential primary to directly appeal to the voters who helped power President Trump’s victory in this state […]

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‘I Did My Best to Stop American Foreign Policy’: Bernie Sanders on the 1980s

As Burlington’s mayor from 1981 to 1989, Bernie Sanders tried to infuse local politics with international issues. From his earliest days in office, Mr. Sanders aimed to execute his own foreign policy, repudiating President Ronald Reagan’s aggressive support for anti-Communist governments and resistance forces, while going further than many Democrats in backing socialist leaders. In […]

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De Blasio Once Ignored Trump. But in Iowa, It Was All Trump.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] SIOUX CITY, Iowa — When Mayor Bill de Blasio visited Iowa in February, he delivered a deluge of ideas about how his party could take back the White House. He also offered one main piece of political advice: Ignore […]

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Does Anyone Actually Want Joe Biden to Be President?

The most important requirement for the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee? Electability. It matters more, we keep hearing, than nominating a candidate who has good policies. It matters more than nominating a candidate with a track record of passing progressive legislation. It certainly matters more than nominating a candidate who could be the first female president. […]

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After Alabama Abortion Law, 3 Democrats Propose a New Strategy

Responding to a series of highly restrictive abortion laws aimed at overturning Roe v. Wade, several Democratic presidential candidates have called on Congress to codify abortion rights, signaling a newly aggressive approach in a debate whose terms have long been set by conservatives. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey was first out of the gate […]

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Kirsten Gillibrand Is Struggling. Will Abortion Rights Be Her Rallying Cry?

In the two years leading up to her 2020 run, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand spent millions of dollars building up a network of online and grass-roots donors who could power her coming presidential campaign. But after Ms. Gillibrand’s big announcement in January, her expensively laid plans unraveled as those potential contributors all but vanished. Ms. Gillibrand […]

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