Tag: Presidential Election of 2020

Kirsten Gillibrand, New York Senator, Joins Democratic Race for President

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, an outspoken advocate for women’s causes and electing more women to office, is entering the 2020 race for the White House herself, becoming the latest candidate to join what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary to take on President Trump. In an appearance Tuesday on the “Late Show With Stephen […]

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The Conversation: Is 2019 Over Yet?

Gail Collins: Well, gee, Bret, happy new year. How do you think 2019 has been going so far? I mean, except for the fact that the government is shut down. And Donald Trump is still president. What do you think’s going to happen next? Bret Stephens: And happy new year to you, Gail. My predictions, […]

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Bernie Sanders, Addressing Sexism Complaints, Will Meet With Former Staff Members

Senator Bernie Sanders, accelerating his efforts to contain the damage from reports of sexism during his 2016 presidential campaign, plans to meet on Wednesday with a group of former staff members seeking assurances of better practices if he runs again in 2020. As other potential presidential candidates prepare to roll out campaigns with forceful, positive […]

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Political Memo: Democrats Want to Run on Issues in 2020. But Does Beating Trump Matter Most?

WASHINGTON — Medicare for All. A federal jobs guarantee. The “Green New Deal.” No Super PAC money. No mass deportations. And, of course, a candidate who can beat President Trump — right? After a 2018 midterm election that energized the left, perhaps the most consequential political question facing the Democratic Party is whether liberals will […]

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The 2020 Field Is Growing. Some Waistlines Are Shrinking.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] CONCORD, N.H. — Senator Cory Booker’s visit to a house party in New Hampshire last month had many hallmarks of a campaign visit. He mingled with guests. He posed for photos. He gave a speech. He stood for more […]

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What’s the Best Way to Dump Trump?

Last weekend, a smart friend of mine raised an interesting question: Would political opponents of Donald Trump rather see him removed from office via impeachment and conviction, or would we rather see him voted out of office in 2020? The question has the makings of a parlor game that could occupy the passions of anti-Trump […]

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Run, Joe, Run

In the summer of 2016, it was becoming clear that Hillary Clinton was a weaker presidential candidate than many Democrats had expected. Some problems were of her own making (the Wall Street speeches), and some were overhyped by the media (emails!). But the bottom line was that she didn’t look like the ideal candidate for […]

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Stung by Florida Midterm Losses, Democrats See a Swing State Drifting Away

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. — After a painful midterm election for Florida Democrats that showed this crucial swing state drifting away from them, a group of party activists gathered at a Cuban restaurant last month to receive some bitter medicine — and a sober warning — to go with their croquettes and plantain chips. Democrats started […]

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Ocasio-Cortez Pushes Democrats to the Left, Whether They Like It or Not

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] WASHINGTON — Not so long ago, left-wing activists were dismissed as fringe or even kooky when they pressed for proposals to tax the super rich at 70 percent, to produce all of America’s power through renewable resources or to […]

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Julián Castro, Former Housing Secretary, Announces 2020 Presidential Run

Julián Castro, the former housing secretary and former mayor of San Antonio, announced on Saturday that he would run for president, one of the most high-profile Latino Democrats ever to seek the party’s nomination. His first campaign stop will be in Puerto Rico, where he will speak on Monday at the Latino Victory Fund’s annual […]

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As Trump Sticks With His Wall, His Ratings Stay Stuck in Place

By insisting on a border wall, President Trump is emphasizing an issue that may be popular with his base but seems unlikely to attract new supporters. There has been little polling since the government shutdown began last month, but what there is indicates that voters oppose a border wall, blame the president for the shutdown, […]

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Kamala Harris Is Hard to Define Politically. Maybe That’s the Point.

If Senator Kamala Harris’s book tour is a preview of her likely presidential campaign, the early signs point to a catchall message meant for Democrats across the spectrum. Speaking Friday night at the 92nd Street Y on New York’s Upper East Side, Ms. Harris covered many bases: her origin story from Oakland to Capitol Hill, […]

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Tulsi Gabbard, Representative From Hawaii, Announces Democratic Presidential Bid

Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii said Friday that she would run for president, joining what is expected to be a crowded field of Democrats seeking to challenge President Trump in 2020. Ms. Gabbard announced her decision to CNN in an interview with the political commentator Van Jones that is scheduled to air on Saturday. “I […]

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Gillibrand Hires New Aide, Signaling Presidential Run Is Imminent

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has hired a communications director for an expected presidential campaign, a sign that she is all but certain to join the race against President Trump and that her entry may be imminent. Ms. Gillibrand has recruited Meredith Kelly, formerly the top spokeswoman at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, as […]

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Will the Media Be Trump’s Accomplice Again in 2020?

“Pocahontas” won’t be lonely for long. As other Democrats join Elizabeth Warren in the contest for the party’s presidential nomination, President Trump will assign them their own nicknames, different from hers but just as derisive. There’s no doubt. But how much heed will we in the media pay to this stupidity? Will we sprint to […]

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Bernie Sanders Apologizes Again for Mistreatment of Women in 2016 Campaign

For a second time in eight days, Senator Bernie Sanders apologized to women on his 2016 presidential campaign, as he seeks to put behind him a series of damaging reports about the mistreatment of female staff members that threatens to undercut another likely White House bid. “It appears that as part of our campaign, there […]

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Democrats Find a Foil for 2020 Primary: Billionaires (Even Liberal Ones)

With populism making a strong comeback on the Democratic left, liberals have found an early, enticing foil in the party’s 2020 presidential primary: billionaires like Michael R. Bloomberg who could bankroll their own campaigns or finance others. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts fired several shots after entering the race last week, denouncing “campaigns that are […]

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The Argument: Why Do Powerful Women Make America Panic?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | RadioPublic | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play This week on “The Argument,” which side of the border wall debacle will prevail? Michelle Goldberg points to public polling, unhappy Republican lawmakers and Donald Trump’s rampant lies as proof that the president is […]

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Tom Steyer, Billionaire Impeachment Activist, Won’t Run Against Trump

Tom Steyer, the California billionaire who has crusaded for President Trump’s impeachment, said on Wednesday that he would not join the pack of Democrats running for president in 2020 and would instead redouble his efforts to topple Mr. Trump before the election. Mr. Steyer’s decision came as a surprise even to some of his political […]

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