Tag: Sanders, Bernard

Can the Democratic Revolution Wait?

Is it time for a revolution within the Democratic Party? “Spare me,” writes Thomas L. Friedman in his column, “‘Trump’s Going to Get Re-elected, Isn’t He?’”: “Win the presidency, hold the House and narrow the spread in the Senate, and a lot of good things still can be accomplished.” More than 5,000 readers weighed in […]

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Sanders and Biden Fight Over Health Care, and It’s Personal

WASHINGTON — Senator Bernie Sanders does not understand Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s position on health care. To Mr. Sanders, the health care system is broken, and the only way to fix it is to replace it with his signature policy plan known as Medicare for All. “I am disappointed, I have to say, in Joe, […]

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Sanders to Call for Rivals to Reject Money From Health Care Industry

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is expected on Wednesday to call for all Democratic presidential candidates to pledge to reject contributions from the health care industry, escalating the ideological battle over an issue that has become central to the 2020 Democratic primary. With the appeal — which is set to be delivered as part of […]

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Some Surge, Others Sputter: 5 Lessons From the Democratic Fund-Raising Reports

Mayor Pete Buttigieg soared and Senator Elizabeth Warren surged. Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. was solid. Senator Bernie Sanders held steady. Senator Kamala Harris scored late. And former Representative Beto O’Rourke stumbled. Badly. The second-quarter financial numbers that campaigns filed on Monday represent a clarifying moment for the state of the 2020 Democratic […]

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Joe Biden Decides He Doesn’t Need to Stay Above the Fray After All

ATKINSON, N.H. — Joseph R. Biden Jr. spent the first months of his presidential campaign largely ignoring his nearly two dozen rivals, seeking to stay above the Democratic fray as he cast himself as an unapologetic pragmatist who could beat President Trump in a general election. But after a rocky first debate performance, blistering criticism […]

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Saving Bernie Sanders

We’re only two debates-and-their-aftermaths deep into the Democratic primary campaign, and already one of my 2020 scenarios is looking wobbly. This spring I prophesied that Bernie Sanders had a chance of imitating Ronald Reagan’s leap between 1976 and 1980 — in which a former insurgent dismissed as too old and too ideological became a nominee […]

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‘This Is Not a Find-a-Friend Contest’: Inside Bernie Sanders’s Resolute Campaign Style

WASHINGTON — When Senator Bernie Sanders brought his presidential campaign to Pittsburgh earlier this year, he quietly added a poignant stop to his schedule: a visit to the Tree of Life synagogue, where 11 congregants were killed in an anti-Semitic shooting last fall. But his appearance also came with explicit instructions to his campaign aides, […]

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A New Approach on Housing Affordability

A growing number of Americans are struggling to cope with the high and rising cost of rental housing in the United States. On any given night last year, more than half a million Americans were homeless. Nearly 11 million households managed to keep a roof over their heads only by spending more than 50 percent […]

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Outsider or Insider? How Bernie Sanders Learned to Walk the Line

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders was elected to the House in 1990 after branding himself an outsider and defying calls to join a Democratic Party he had long bashed as “ideologically bankrupt.” Nonetheless, Mr. Sanders, a democratic socialist who won Vermont’s lone House seat as an independent, quickly sank into a funk when Democratic conservatives circulated […]

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Bernie Sanders Raises $18 Million in 3 Months, Fueled by Small Donors

WASHINGTON — Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont raised $18 million in the past three months, his presidential campaign said on Tuesday. Mr. Sanders’s total was less than the $24.8 million that Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., collected in the quarter, an eye-popping sum that his campaign revealed on Monday. Mr. Sanders was the […]

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Moderates Have the Better Story

American progressives have a story to tell, and they are not afraid to tell it. In this story global capitalism is a war zone. Free trade is a racket. Big business and big pharma are rapacious villains that crush the common man. In this context you need a government prepared for war. You need a […]

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The Vulnerability of Biden (and Bernie)

This article is part of David Leonhardt’s newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it each weekday. People who give money to presidential candidates typically spend more time following campaigns than average voters do. Many campaign donors — including those who give small amounts — read policy proposals, watch debates and listen to candidate […]

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Kamala Harris Is Supported by Rivals After Trump Jr. Questions Her Race

Days after Donald Trump Jr. shared, and then deleted, a tweet questioning Senator Kamala Harris’s race, several of her rival Democratic presidential candidates lent her their support on Saturday. Mr. Trump, President Trump’s eldest son, on Thursday had shared a tweet from Ali Alexander, a right-wing personality, that falsely claimed Ms. Harris’s racial identity did […]

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What We Learned From the 2020 Democratic Debates

Mr. Biden’s sometimes meandering debate performance on Thursday night did little to quell the growing sense among his rivals that, while he remains atop the polls, the 2020 Democratic presidential race remains wide open seven months before the Iowa caucuses. Strategists for Mr. Biden’s rivals are already whispering about whether he has lost a step. […]

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On Night 2, the Democratic Debate Wakes Up and Shakes Up

The second night of the Democratic debates had the same location as the first, the same set, the same moderators, the same format and the same number of randomly selected candidates. But at some point in 24 hours, someone must have put caffeine in the water. Where the first debate mostly involved 10 candidates talking […]

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The Democratic Debates

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Twenty Democrats seeking their party’s presidential nomination have now made their case to American voters. We take a look at their visions for the future, the breakout performances and the state of the race. [For an […]

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This Democratic Debate Issue Has Tremendous Promise — and Peril

ImageSupporters of various candidates before the second night of the first Democratic debate in Miami on Thursday.CreditDamon Winter/The New York Times It would be an exaggeration to say that the Democratic primary race is entirely about health care, but only a little bit of one. The standout moment from the first evening was Elizabeth Warren’s […]

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Colbert Says Joe Biden Got His Teeth Knocked Out at the Debate

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. ‘Operation Destroy Joe Biden’ […]

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Biden Comes Under Attack From All Sides in Democratic Debate

MIAMI — Joseph R. Biden Jr. repeatedly found himself on the defensive in the Democratic debate on Thursday over his record as well as his personal views, with the most searing moment of the night, and the primary campaign to date, coming when Senator Kamala Harris confronted him over his comments on working with segregationists […]

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