Tag: Sanders, Bernard

Philadelphia Hospital to Stay Closed After Owner Requests Nearly $1 Million a Month

A hospital with room for nearly 500 beds has been closed for months in the center of Philadelphia, a city bracing for the spread of the coronavirus and a crush of sick patients. But the facility will remain empty, city officials said, because they cannot accept the owner’s offer: buy the hospital or lease it […]

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The Most Powerful People in American Politics Are Over 65

LAS VEGAS — Joseph R. Biden Jr. wasn’t accustomed to overflow audiences. It was a Tuesday evening in February and Mr. Biden had limped into Las Vegas, bruised from his disappointing showings in the Iowa and New Hampshire nominating contests. But at Harbor Palace Seafood Restaurant, a dim sum spot here, a crowd of retirees […]

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As Coronavirus Crisis Unfolds, Sanders Sees a Moment That Matches His Ideas

Both hands were waving — over here, over there, a full wingspan on display — as Bernie Sanders directed his most biting sarcasm at his “Republican friends.” Excuse him, forgive him, for wanting working people to get a few more bucks for a few more months as part of the sweeping stimulus bill that was […]

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Why June 2 Is Suddenly the Hottest Date on the Primary Calendar

Think of it as Super Postponed Day. June 2 had been an afterthought on the Democratic primary calendar. Ever since Joseph R. Biden Jr. seized the mantle of front-runner, voters in New Jersey and a few other states scheduled to vote that day assumed the Democratic horse race would be over before their primaries rolled […]

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2020 Primary and Election: Has the Coronavirus Postponed It All?

There is a rhythm to it all, in happier times, a procession of dates and checkpoints to spread the politics and patriotism neatly across the calendar. The presidential primaries tick past, Tuesday by Tuesday, through the spring. Former rivals hug it out at their party conventions in the summer. The Olympics bring the sides together, […]

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Bernie Sanders Plans to Participate in Next Debate, Campaign Says

Senator Bernie Sanders plans to participate in the Democratic presidential debate in April if one is held, his campaign said on Tuesday, the strongest indication yet that he plans to continue competing against Joseph R. Biden Jr. in the 2020 primary for the foreseeable future. The Democratic National Committee has said previously that there would […]

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Democratic Convention Planners Look at Contingency Options

WASHINGTON — Planners for the Democratic National Convention are looking at “contingency options” in case the mid-July gathering in Milwaukee can’t take place because of the coronavirus, officials said on Monday for the first time. “As we navigate the unprecedented challenge of responding to the coronavirus, we’re exploring a range of contingency options to ensure […]

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The Pandemic and the Primary

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device:Via Apple Podcasts | Via Spotify | Via Stitcher Two weeks ago, the biggest story in the country was the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Now, with the dramatic onset of the coronavirus crisis, the primary has largely gone off the radar. Today, we talk […]

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Biden Addresses a Visibility Question: ‘How Do We Get More of You?’

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., the likely Democratic nominee against President Trump in this year’s general election, was asked a question during a virtual fund-raiser on Sunday that reflected a challenge looming over his campaign as the coronavirus outbreak intensifies. “What I’m concerned about is that we see Donald Trump every day with […]

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Joe Biden’s Campaign Was Cash Poor. He Seized Control of the Nomination Anyway.

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has taken command of the Democratic primary for president despite running on a shoestring budget in a contest where Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont raised more money in February alone, $47.6 million, than Mr. Biden had spent in his previous five months combined, new federal records show. The […]

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How It All Came Apart for Bernie Sanders

In mid-January, a few weeks before the Iowa caucuses, Senator Bernie Sanders’s pollster offered a stark prognosis for the campaign: Mr. Sanders was on track to finish strong in the first three nominating states, but Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s powerful support from older African-Americans could make him a resilient foe in South Carolina and beyond. […]

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Climate Voters Still Want More From Biden

Now, some climate-focused voters said they are struggling with their feelings as former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. appears certain to become the Democratic nominee. In interviews with two dozen activists and voters who consider the planet’s warming their top issue, almost all said they worried that Mr. Biden has not made the issue […]

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What Coronavirus? Trump Campaign Plows Ahead Online With Talk of ‘WINNING Like Never Before’

On Sunday, hours before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned against any gatherings of 50 people or more, a measure designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, President Trump signed an email to his millions of supporters. “Tonight is going to be a bad night,” Mr. Trump began. The email was not […]

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How Are We Supposed to Vote During a Pandemic?

This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it Tuesdays and Thursdays. Will New York postpone its primary? (Maybe.) Do polling places have hand sanitizer? (Don’t count on it.) And what happens if President Trump tries to cancel the election? (Probably not what you think.) As the coronavirus […]

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Progressive Ideas Remain Popular. Progressive Presidential Candidates Are Losing. Why?

This was supposed to be the presidential primary race in which the progressive wing of the Democratic Party put it all together. The left was coming for power, not only moral victories. One popular podcast promised that the party’s moderates would soon “bend the knee,” as working Americans flocked to a left-wing presidential agenda. But […]

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Well Played, Bernie Sanders

It is time to bid a gentle and grateful farewell to Bernie Sanders’s quest for the presidency. On Tuesday, even as the coronavirus pandemic roiled the primaries and kept some voters away from the polls, Joe Biden swept to victory in three states — Illinois, Arizona and Florida. The results were not close. In Florida, […]

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Bernie Sanders Will ‘Assess His Campaign’ After Three More Primary Losses

Bernie Sanders and his advisers were weighing his next steps on Wednesday morning after he lost primaries in three more states, with some Democrats growing increasingly vocal that he should consider exiting the race amid a national health emergency caused by the coronavirus. Hours after Joseph R. Biden Jr. widened his delegate lead over Mr. […]

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The Bernie Sanders Revolution Has Moved to Mom’s Couch

With the country in crisis mode, Melat Eskender, 19, has assumed battle position: In her parents’ living room making phone calls for Senator Bernie Sanders, with quarantine rations of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos at her side. The coronavirus outbreak has scattered college students across the country. Thousands left their campuses to return to their childhood bedrooms, […]

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4 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Democratic Primaries

Joseph R. Biden Jr. swept the three states that voted Tuesday: Florida, Illinois and Arizona. Bernie Sanders lost ground badly in the delegate count. And the coronavirus pandemic continued to wreak havoc on the most basic facets of American life, threatening to disrupt if not derail the remaining primary calendar. With nearly 60 percent of […]

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Biden Sweeps Three States and Takes Commanding Lead, as Virus Reshapes American Politics

Joseph R. Biden Jr. easily defeated Senator Bernie Sanders in three major primaries on Tuesday, all but extinguishing Mr. Sanders’s chances for a comeback, as anxious Americans turned out to vote amid a series of cascading disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Biden, the former vice president, won by wide margins in Florida and Illinois […]

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Are Voters ‘Essential Personnel’ During a Pandemic?

These are the instructions now, simple and bleak: Stay home if you can. Only essential personnel report for duty. Do not travel unless absolutely necessary. And here, on Tuesday, were the attendant questions, at least as grim: Are voters essential personnel in a pandemic? Is an election — that grand replenishing of government, where the […]

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Sanders Needs Delegates. These 3 States Are Unlikely to Help.

ImageAt a polling place in Bonita Springs, Fla., on Tuesday. Florida, Arizona and Illinois are voting today, and Ohio postponed its primary.Credit…Elise Amendola/Associated Press When the results are final on Tuesday night, nearly 60 percent of the delegates to the Democratic National Convention will be in the books. If the polls and recent primary results […]

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