Tag: Republican Party

Trump Raises $24.8 Million in 24 Hours, Swamping Democrats’ First-Day Totals

President Trump’s campaign announced Wednesday that he had raised $24.8 million over 24 hours as he kicked off his re-election bid, an enormous haul that punctuates the financial advantage he is expected to enjoy over his Democratic challengers in 2020. Mr. Trump’s one-day total was more than any Democratic presidential candidate raised in the entire […]

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Trump’s Re-election Rally

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher The president kicked off his re-election campaign on Tuesday with a rally in Orlando, Fla. We spoke with a colleague who was there. [For an exclusive look at how the biggest stories on “The Daily” podcast […]

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Trump Is Betting That Anger Can Still Be Power

Donald Trump has been the most persistently unpopular first-term president in the postwar era. Much of the nation is exhausted and embarrassed by his presidency, pining for normalcy, eager to change the channel. The president’s own internal polls show Mr. Trump trailing the former vice president, Joe Biden, not only in many battleground states Mr. […]

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The G.O.P.’s Other Gender Gap

With the announcement last week that Representative Susan Brooks, Republican of Indiana, will not run for re-election next year, Republicans in Congress suffered yet another setback in their struggle to convince the American public that they are more than a collection of angry white men. Ms. Brooks’s departure is embarrassing for a party that lost […]

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Ocasio-Cortez Calls Migrant Detention Centers ‘Concentration Camps,’ Eliciting Backlash

WASHINGTON — Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the liberal freshman Democrat from New York who has made fighting for immigrants’ rights a signature issue, on Tuesday described the Trump administration’s border detention facilities as “concentration camps,” provoking backlash from Republicans who said she was minimizing the Holocaust. “This administration has established concentration camps on the southern border […]

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Trump Wants to Neutralize Democrats on Health Care. Republicans Say Let It Go.

WASHINGTON — As President Trump prepares to kick off his bid for a second term this week, he is anxiously searching for a way to counter Democrats on health care, one of their central issues, even though many of his wary Republican allies would prefer he let it go for now. Since he announced his […]

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Trump to America: Who’s Going to Stop Me?

In a new interview with ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos, parts of which were released on Wednesday evening, Donald Trump announced his willingness to betray and subvert American democracy, again. Asked what he would do if he were offered foreign dirt on an opponent in 2020, he said he’d take it, and pooh-poohed the idea of […]

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A Truce Falters, and a Plan to Raise Congress’s Pay Falls Apart

WASHINGTON — Last week, a group of freshman Democrats — primarily from districts long held by Republicans — approached the House majority leader with a seemingly odd demand: Block our pay raises. It has been 10 years since members of Congress have gotten even a cost-of-living increase, and the leader, Representative Steny H. Hoyer of […]

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The End of the Rape and Incest Exception

All of a sudden, abortion opponents have abandoned rape and incest exceptions to abortion bans. Louisiana became the latest state to do so last month, following Ohio, Mississippi and, most notoriously, Alabama. That same month, younger abortion foes in groups like Students for Life of America fired off a letter asking the Republican Party to […]

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Corruption Is the Tie that Binds for Trump-Era Republicans

A strange thing has happened over the past month or so: Senate Republicans have begun to stand up to President Trump. Haltingly, tentatively, perhaps, but on things that matter, a bit of spine has been sighted. What matters? Well, they’ve objected to the controversial appointments of Herman Cain and Stephen Moore to seats on the […]

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Congratulations on Fixing the Border, Mr. President!

Remember that time when Donald Trump was going to win the Nobel Peace Prize for ending the threat of nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula? It was almost exactly a year ago. The president was about to meet North Korea’s Kim Jong-un in Singapore. A group of House Republicans nominated the president for a Nobel […]

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4 Disturbing Details You May Have Missed in the Mueller Report

After two years of silence, Special Counsel Robert Mueller recently made his first public remarks — to complain, it seemed, that no one had read his report. “We chose those words carefully,” Mr. Mueller said, “and the work speaks for itself.” But at a dense 440-plus pages, if the report speaks for itself, it takes […]

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The Democratic Party Is Trying to Downplay Climate Change. Don’t Let It.

Now we know. The Democratic Party establishment in Washington really believes it is going to get away with running another round of presidential primaries in which the climate crisis is basically hidden in the attic. The proof came this week, when the Democratic National Committee informed one of the candidates, Jay Inslee, that it had […]

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Deceased Strategist’s Files Detail Republican Gerrymandering in North Carolina, Advocates Say

When the hard drives of a deceased Republican strategist revealed new evidence last week about the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, many people wondered whether the files hid other revelations. On Thursday, in a county court in Raleigh, N.C., they got an answer: there is potentially much more. […]

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The Donald Thinks D-Day Is About Him

PARIS — How small he is! Small in spirit, in valor, in dignity, in statecraft, this American president who knows nothing of history and cares still less and now bestrides Europe with his family in tow like some tin-pot dictator with a terrified entourage. To have Donald Trump — the bone-spur evader of the Vietnam […]

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When It Comes to the Senate, the Democrats Have Their Work Cut Out for Them

For Democrats to overcome the Republican advantage in the struggle for control of the Senate, they will need a massive turnout effort and a wave election even more powerful than the one that won them the House in 2018. But first let me backtrack for a minute. The political landscape would seem, on the surface, […]

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Fact-Checking Trump’s London Visit: Trade, Protests, Brexit

What TRUMP Said “We are your largest partner. You’re our largest partner.”— Business round table in London False. When it comes to international trade, the United States’ top partners so far this year are Mexico, Canada and China, with total trade amounting to $150.6 billion, $146.6 billion and $132 billion. Britain ranked seventh at $33.1 […]

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Stop Trying to Make Coal Great Again

Should rowboats be made out of plastic, wood or metal? Should restaurants feature red, white, blue or no tablecloths at all? What proportion of loafers, sneakers, high heels and regular shoes should the footwear industry offer us? For Republicans who favor free enterprise, the answer to all of these questions would be: Leave it to […]

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Charges of Politics in Census Debate Are ‘Smoke and Mirrors,’ Justice Dept. Says

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department issued a withering rebuke on Monday to assertions that a Republican political operative helped draft the department’s request to place a citizenship question on the 2020 census, a decision whose legality the Supreme Court is likely to decide within weeks. In a brief filed in United States District Court in […]

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