Tag: Presidential Election of 2024

A Conservative’s Take on the Chaotic State of the Republican Party

Produced by ‘The Ezra Klein Show’ Republicans already hold tremendous power in America. They have appointed six of the nine current Supreme Court justices. They have more state trifectas (control of both legislative houses, as well as the governor’s seat) than Democrats. And come 2023, they will also control the House of Representatives. But there’s […]

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Biden Wants South Carolina as First Primary State in 2024, Demoting Iowa

WASHINGTON — President Biden and the Democratic National Committee are moving to radically reorder the party’s presidential process by making South Carolina the first primary state in 2024, followed in order by Nevada and New Hampshire, Georgia and then Michigan. The plan, announced by party officials at a dinner Thursday in Washington, signals the end […]

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Biden, Demoting Iowa and Prizing Diversity, Wants S.C. as First Primary

WASHINGTON — President Biden and the Democratic National Committee are moving to radically reorder the party’s presidential process by making South Carolina the first primary state in 2024, followed in order by Nevada and New Hampshire, Georgia and then Michigan. The plan, announced by party officials at a dinner Thursday in Washington, signals the end […]

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Trump Embraces Extremism as He Seeks to Reclaim Presidency

Analysts and strategists see his pivot toward the far right as an intentional strategy to recreate political momentum that the former president may be losing, with at least some polls showing him trailing Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida for the Republican nomination in 2024. But his Republican critics worry the move taints the party at […]

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Republicans Hate Everything About Trump’s Dinner With Ye and Fuentes Except Trump

It took Republican leaders a few days to muster the energy to respond to the meeting. But on Monday afternoon, a cascade of high-level Republican officeholders criticized Trump for meeting with Fuentes. Mike Pence, Trump’s vice president, made a stern statement: “President Trump was wrong to give a white nationalist, an antisemite and a Holocaust […]

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Biden Helped Democrats Avert a ’22 Disaster. What About ’24?

Expecting a cataclysmic midterm election, many Democrats had been bracing for an end-of-year reckoning with whether President Biden, who once declared himself a “bridge” to a new generation, should give way to a new 2024 standard-bearer. But the stronger-than-expected Democratic showing has taken the pressure off. And Donald J. Trump’s decision to announce a run […]

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It’s Time, Again, for My Brother Kevin

This Thanksgiving, for the first time in years, my brother Kevin and I could both say we’ve had enough of Donald Trump. But that’s not to say he and I agree on much else. Once again, here’s Kevin with his annual view from the starboard side of the Dowd family: The midterms are over, and […]

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Trump’s Latest Dinner Guest: Nick Fuentes, White Supremacist

Mr. Fuentes, who attended the bloody far-right rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017, is best known for running a white nationalist youth organization known as America First, whose adherents call themselves groypers or the Groyper Army. In the wake of Mr. Trump’s defeat in 2020, Mr. Fuentes and the groypers were involved in a series […]

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Is Donald Trump Ineligible to Be President?

At the same time, I’m torn about using this specific tool. Section 3 is extraordinarily strong medicine. Like an impeachment followed by conviction, it denies the voters their free choice of those who seek to represent them. That’s not the way democracy is designed to work. And yet it is true, as certain conservatives never […]

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Trump Was a Gift That May Not Keep Giving

Both Begala and Celinda Lake, the Democratic pollster, stood firmly opposed. “We should leave this to Republicans to nominate their own Trump,” Lake said by email. Begala gave three reasons for his opposition. First, “it undermines President Biden’s powerful message that Trump leads a mega-MAGA fanatical fringe that is a clear and present danger to […]

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What Makes Trump Different From DeSantis and Other Republicans

An entire generation of Republican leaders has blithely ignored and betrayed the core concerns of many Republican voters, while too many of their jobs were shipped to China, their sons were sent off to unwinnable wars and their communities were poisoned by drugs. Compare this thinly veiled contempt with the way Mr. Trump embraced working-class […]

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President Biden Is Turning 80. Experts Say Age Is More Than a Number.

No one can predict how a single individual will fare. The medical report the White House released last year was a summary of findings by the president’s longtime personal physician, Dr. Kevin C. O’Connor, who proclaimed him a “healthy, vigorous, 78-year-old male.” But the White House has not released underlying lab documents, as Mr. Biden […]

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Garland Names Special Counsel for Trump Investigations

Some of the cases he investigated resulted in a decision not to file charges. One of the most notable cases the public integrity section did pursue under his watch was the successful prosecution of the former Republican governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell, on corruption charges — a conviction later overturned by the Supreme Court. He […]

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Nonprofits With Ties to Democrats Plan Counteroffensive Against Congressional Investigations

WASHINGTON — With Republicans in control of the House of Representatives, a loose network of groups allied with Democrats is planning a multimillion-dollar counteroffensive against an expected onslaught of oversight investigations into President Biden, his family and his administration. The White House, which is building its own defense team, has quietly signaled support for some […]

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Trump’s Don’t-Blame-Me Calculus

Cascading midterm losses rippled from east to west — Pennsylvania, Michigan, Arizona, Washington. Recriminations from fellow Republicans poured in. A rival’s star continued to rise in Florida. Yet when Donald J. Trump stepped onto the flag-bedecked stage at his gilded Palm Beach palace on Tuesday evening to declare that he would run for president again, […]

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Trump Is Running in 2024. The White House Has a Plan.

WASHINGTON — With Donald J. Trump’s announcement that he is officially running to reclaim the Oval Office he falsely asserts was stolen from him, President Biden is ready to implement what some of his top aides refer to as “the Trump project.” Mr. Biden has spent much of the last year putting a fearsome face […]

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Amid Crises, Biden Offers the World a Choice: My Way, or Trump’s

BALI, Indonesia — President Biden returns home from a week of diplomacy and crisis management in the Middle East and Asia strengthened in his faith that this period of war and economic turmoil calls for his brand of coalition-building politics — reinforcing the leadership differences with his predecessor, Donald J. Trump, just as he announced […]

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DeSantis, Without Naming Trump, Slams ‘Underwhelming’ Midterms for GOP

MIAMI — Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida gave a blunt assessment on Tuesday of Republicans’ shortcomings in the midterm elections, getting in a not-so-subtle dig at former President Donald J. Trump not long before Mr. Trump is expected to announce a third White House bid. “There were a lot, a lot of disappointments,” Mr. DeSantis […]

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Trump Angst Grips Republicans (Again) as 2024 Announcement Looms

Before the votes are even fully counted in the 2022 midterm election, Republicans are starting to face a decision: Do they stick with Donald J. Trump into 2024 or leave him behind? For seven years, in office and out, before and after his supporters overran the Capitol, Mr. Trump has exerted a gravitational pull on […]

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Trump Under Fire From Within GOP After Midterms

Donald J. Trump faced unusual public attacks from across the Republican Party on Wednesday after a string of midterm losses by candidates he had handpicked and supported, a display of weakness as he prepared to announce a third presidential campaign as soon as next week. As the sheer number of missed Republican opportunities sank in, […]

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Trump-DeSantis Rift Grows, With Dueling Rallies and Name-Calling

SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. — Former President Donald J. Trump hasn’t endorsed Gov. Ron DeSantis this year because, as he has explained, his fellow Floridian never asked. Mr. DeSantis didn’t attend the Trump rally on Sunday in Miami, his allies said, because he wasn’t personally invited. Bruised egos are commonplace in politics. But rarely has […]

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Republicans Have Made It Very Clear What They Want to Do if They Win Congress

That’s not the only looming crisis. At this point, much is known about the myriad attempts Trump and his backers made to subvert the result of the 2020 presidential election. The country’s saving grace was that there was little preparation behind that effort and Republicans in key positions — to say nothing of Democrats — […]

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Biden Faces One More Inflection Point After a Life of Struggle

Mr. Biden seems to think he comes across as funnier than he does. “Not a joke!” he says again and again, four, eight, 10 times in a single speech. In San Diego last week, he told one audience that his remarks were “not a joke” a full 17 times — and threw in “I’m not […]

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Trump, Biden and Obama Will Campaign in Pennsylvania in Midterm Finale

The super PAC has sent similar videos of Trump-endorsed candidates to voters in Arizona, Ohio, Michigan and Nevada. For Mr. Trump and Mr. Biden, the stakes could extend well beyond this year’s fight for control of Congress. Already, both men have taken early steps toward announcing another run for president in 2024. Mr. Trump has […]

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Trump Prepares to Announce 2024 Presidential Campaign Bid

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Former President Donald J. Trump is expected to announce a third White House campaign soon after the midterms, possibly as soon as the week of Nov. 14, according to people familiar with the planning. Advisors cautioned that no final decisions had been made and that the former president could change his […]

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Justice Dept. Weighs Special Counsel for Trump Inquiries if He Runs

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department hopes to reach a decision on whether to bring charges against former President Donald J. Trump before the 2024 campaign heats up, and is considering appointing a special counsel to oversee investigations of him if he runs again, according to people familiar with the situation. The department is investigating Mr. […]

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We Can Expect to See a Lot of Marjorie Taylor Greene and Jim Jordan if Republicans Take the House

Unfortunately for President Biden and Democrats, there is a precedent for this sort of move: House Republicans played this game successfully after they took the House in the 2010 midterms, winning a number of policy concessions from the Democratic Senate and President Barack Obama. But these levers of power, too, are fraught with peril. Shutdowns […]

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Letters, Tweets, TV: How Midterm Disinformation Has Washed Over Pennsylvania

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — Disinformation has long been a feature of American politics. Mudslinging, smear campaigns, dirty tricks. Yet wading through the muck ahead of this year’s midterm elections in one fiercely contested state, Pennsylvania, shows just how thoroughly it now warps the American democratic process. In July, a tweet made the rounds spreading a […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to the U.S. Midterm Elections

If you are broadly aware that the upcoming midterm elections in the United States have major global implications, but you’re not up to speed on the American system of government or you’re having trouble following along, you’re in the right place. In the United States’ two-party system, control of two crucial bodies of government — […]

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Trumpism Beyond Trump

In March, he signed legislation prohibiting classroom instruction and discussion about sexual orientation and gender identity in some elementary school grades, a law that opponents derided as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. It also placed DeSantis squarely in the culture-war debate over transgender rights, a theme he has continued to address. In a debate last […]

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