Tag: Presidential Election of 2020

Trump Retreats From Flavor Ban for E-Cigarettes

WASHINGTON — It was a swift and bold reaction to a growing public health crisis affecting teenagers. Seated in the Oval Office in September, President Trump said he was moving to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes as vaping among young people continued to rise. “We can’t have our kids be so affected,” Mr. […]

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President Trump Bet Big This Election Year. Here’s Why He Lost.

WASHINGTON — When President Trump showed up in Louisiana for the third time in just over a month to try to help Republicans win the governor’s race, he veered off script and got to the heart of why he was staging such an unusual political intervention. His attempt to lift Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky […]

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How Elizabeth Warren Got to ‘Yes’ on Medicare for All

Two days before Senator Elizabeth Warren rolled out a fundamental reimagining of America’s health care and tax system — a $20.5 trillion package that would dwarf all her previous plans combined — she was working the phones to personally preview her proposal and sell it to a select group of political influencers. One was Paul […]

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Bloomberg Apologizes for Stop and Frisk at Just the Right Time

At a black church in New York on Sunday, Michael Bloomberg stood before the congregation and repented. He said the police stops of millions of black and Latino men when he was mayor, a policy known as stop and frisk, were a mistake. “Over time, I’ve come to understand something that I long struggled to […]

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Bloomberg to Speak at Prominent Black Church Sunday

Former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg will deliver remarks on Sunday at a predominantly black megachurch in East New York, choosing a crucial Democratic constituency — African-American voters — as the audience for his first speech since he re-emerged as a potential 2020 presidential candidate. Mr. Bloomberg is set to speak at the Christian Cultural Center […]

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Too Far Left? Some Candidates Don’t Buy the Argument

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The crowded Democratic field of presidential candidates grappled with President Barack Obama’s advice and legacy on Saturday, the day after the former president sounded an unusual public warning about moving too far left in the primary race. While none were willing to directly rebuff Mr. Obama, a few candidates offered implicit […]

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Elizabeth Warren’s Backup Backup Health Plan

ImageA president can do a lot through executive authority. Elizabeth Warren has offered a peek at what health care policy might look like in a Warren administration.Credit…Elizabeth Frantz for The New York Times The Democratic presidential candidates have been fighting over whether they should try to replace the health insurance system with a single government-run […]

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How to Dislodge the Brute in the White House

Chuck Hardwick, lifelong Republican, former Pfizer executive, now retired in Florida, voted for Donald Trump in 2016, but not without misgivings. He’d met him in the 1980s and noted a “consuming ego.” Still, elections are about choices, and he disliked the “scheming” Clintons. He was mad at the media for first mocking Trump during the […]

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Obama Says Average American Doesn’t Want to ‘Tear Down System’

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama offered an unusual warning to the Democratic primary field on Friday evening, cautioning the candidates not to move too far to the left in their policy proposals, even as he sought to reassure a party establishment worried about the electoral strength of their historically large primary field. Speaking before […]

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Elizabeth Warren Vows to Expand Health Coverage in First 100 Days

WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren vowed on Friday to pass major health care legislation in her first 100 days as president, unveiling a new, detailed plan to significantly expand public health insurance coverage as a first step, and promising to pass a “Medicare for all” system that would cover all Americans by the end of […]

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Trump’s Embrace of Sanctions Irks Allies and Prompts Efforts to Evade Measures

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s increasing reliance on economic sanctions to solve foreign policy problems is fueling concern that the United States is abusing its financial power and prompting some governments to seek ways to evade American measures. In recent months, the United States has increased pressure on Iran and Venezuela, dangled the removal of North […]

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How Michael Bloomberg and Deval Patrick Could Alter the 2020 Race

Senator Cory Booker gave a pep talk to donors at a Manhattan barbecue restaurant on Wednesday evening, declaring that he was close to qualifying for the Democratic primary debate in December. But Mr. Booker acknowledged uncertain times ahead in the race, according to two people in attendance: Every time he turned around, Mr. Booker said, […]

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Bloomberg Will Spend $100 Million on Anti-Trump Online Ad Blitz

Michael R. Bloomberg still has not declared whether he is running for president in 2020. He is about to become the single biggest spender in the presidential race anyway. Ahead of a potential campaign announcement, Mr. Bloomberg, the billionaire businessman and former mayor of New York City, is beginning a $100 million digital campaign designed […]

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Senate Republicans, Eyeing Election-Year Impeachment Trial, Wrestle With Timeline

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans are conflicted about how quickly to move on an impeachment trial against President Trump, with some arguing for a speedy vote on the charges and others seeing an opportunity to drag out the historic proceedings and tie down some Democratic senators at a prime moment in their presidential campaigns. Republican senators […]

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Sanders’s Climate Ambitions Thrill Supporters, but Experts Have Doubts

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — Senator Bernie Sanders’s $16 trillion vision for arresting global warming would put the government in charge of the power sector and promise that, by 2030, the country’s electricity and transportation systems would run entirely on wind, solar, hydropower […]

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Andrew Yang: Yes, Robots Are Stealing Your Job

During the last Democratic debate, in Ohio, there was a moment that stood out. Elizabeth Warren and I got into a debate over the impact of automation versus trade on the elimination of manufacturing jobs. Joe Biden also chimed in, agreeing that the fourth industrial revolution is costing jobs, so it’s important to deal with […]

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Warren Wealth Tax Could Slow Economy, Early Analysis Finds

WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren’s proposed wealth tax would slow the United States economy, reducing growth by nearly 0.2 percentage points a year over the course of a decade, an outside analysis of the plan estimates. The preliminary projection from the Penn Wharton Budget Model, which will be unveiled on Thursday in Philadelphia, is the […]

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It May Be a Good Idea for Democratic Front-Runners Not to Look Back

Joe Biden in Concord, N.H., last week. He is still the polling leader.Credit…Sarah Rice for The New York Times Elizabeth Warren in Concord, N.H., on Wednesday. Her rise has stalled.Credit…Sarah Rice/Getty Images Elizabeth Warren’s seemingly inexorable rise and Joe Biden’s dogged resilience have been the two major stories of the Democratic primary so far. Over […]

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