Tag: Sanders, Bernard

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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Buttigieg Jumps Out to Lead in Iowa Poll

DES MOINES — Pete Buttigieg continues to surge in Iowa, leapfrogging Senator Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to hold a commanding lead among likely Democratic caucusgoers, according to a new poll from The Des Moines Register and CNN. The poll showed that Mr. Buttigieg was the first choice for 25 […]

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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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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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Bernie Sanders Is Taking Long Walks and Eating Salads

DES MOINES — Before a campaign event last month, Bernie Sanders and his wife, Jane, went for an hourlong stroll around Green Castle Recreation Area, a lush park in central Iowa with evergreen trees and a small lake. Mr. Sanders also walked around a residential neighborhood in Waterloo recently, prompting curious passers-by to ask him […]

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Major Nurses’ Union Backs Bernie Sanders and His Push for ‘Medicare for All’

WASHINGTON — The country’s largest nurses’ union will endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for president this week, a significant boost to his campaign from a major ally in the fight for his signature health care proposal. The union, National Nurses United, fervently supported Mr. Sanders’s last bid for the White House in 2016, and its members […]

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Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders Star in Their Own Iowa Buddy Movie

CORALVILLE, Iowa — It was her first visit to Iowa, but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bounded onstage like she was speaking to a hometown crowd in Queens. “Are you all ready for a revolution?” she said, as rap lyrics in Spanish rang through the crowd. “I sure am.” Her question was a fitting prelude for the man […]

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Warren Would Take Billionaires Down a Few Billion Pegs

“Yes, billionaires will have to pay a little more,” Senator Elizabeth Warren said of the revised tax package she introduced recently, “six cents on each dollar.” This modest-sounding proposal, though, would have a far-reaching impact on the wealthiest Americans when combined with her other tax plans — shrinking colossal fortunes over time and making it […]

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Sanders Rebukes Bloomberg: ‘Sorry, You Ain’t Going to Buy This Election’

CORALVILLE, Iowa — Bernie Sanders on Saturday unleashed his most forceful rebuke yet of Michael R. Bloomberg’s potential presidential bid, warning the former mayor of New York that he would not be able to “buy this election” and chastising his plan to skip campaigning in the early states. Speaking at a rally in Coralville, near […]

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‘I’d Consider Anybody’: Democrats Like Their 2020 Candidates, and Yet …

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Jackie Wellman worries that Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are too liberal to defeat President Trump, thinks Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., may be too inexperienced and, while she is fond of Joseph R. Biden Jr., she is also uneasy about his tendency to misspeak. “I am worried […]

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Bloomberg Is In, Maybe: This Week in the 2020 Race

Less than two months ago, Michael R. Bloomberg told a PBS interviewer that he probably couldn’t win a Democratic primary, and that entering the race as late as November would be “pretty hard.” Well, it’s November now, and he seems to have changed his mind. Here’s a look at what happened on the campaign trail […]

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How Should a Billionaire Behave in Public? A Run for President Is One Option.

There is probably never a bad time to be a billionaire. But this, at least, is an especially complicated one. Yes, one billionaire is president — if President Trump’s financial self-assessments are to be believed, in lieu of his tax returns — and at least one more, Tom Steyer, is running to succeed him. Yet […]

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Run, Mike, Run!

Mike Bloomberg should run for president, for two reasons that ought to be dispositive. First, he would be a very good president, potentially a great one. Second, he stands a much better chance of beating Donald Trump than anyone in the current Democratic field. The main question is whether Democrats are inclined to allow the […]

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The Billionaires Are Getting Nervous

When Bill Gates founded Microsoft in 1975, the top marginal tax rate on personal income was 70 percent, tax rates on capital gains and corporate income were significantly higher than at present, and the estate tax was a much more formidable levy. None of that dissuaded Mr. Gates from pouring himself into his business, nor […]

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Democrats in Battleground States Prefer Moderate Nominee, Poll Shows

A New York Times/Siena College survey in six key states also showed voters want a candidate who can work with Republicans. If the Democratic presidential primary were being held today, whom would you vote for? Ariz. 209 surveyed Biden Warren Sanders Buttigieg Klobuchar Harris Gabbard Yang Booker O’Rourke Don’t know Source: New York Times Upshot/Siena […]

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‘Tío Bernie’ Is Courting the Latino Votes He Needs to Win

LOS ANGELES — Three months before anyone starts voting in the Democratic primaries, advisers for Bernie Sanders are confident about the new voters they are registering in Iowa. They expect a decisive victory in New Hampshire, where Mr. Sanders, the senator from neighboring Vermont, is seen as a local. And in California, a state the […]

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The Big Problem With Wealth Taxes

Senator Elizabeth Warren unveiled a new wealth tax proposal last week that she says will raise — along with her previously announced wealth tax plan — $3.75 trillion over the next decade. Senator Bernie Sanders says his wealth tax will yield $4.35 trillion over the same period. We fear these figures are vast overestimates. The […]

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Sanders to Spend More Than $30 Million on Advertising in Early States

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders’s campaign plans to spend more than $30 million on TV advertising alone in the first four presidential nominating states and California, according to several people familiar with the strategy, a financial show of force that also suggests he needs to reach outside the traditional sphere of Democratic primary voters and caucusgoers […]

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Is Mayor Pete the Answer?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Is Pete Buttigieg the best Democratic candidate to take on Trump? This week on “The Argument,” the columnists size up the South Bend mayor’s rise in Iowa and a new Times poll terrifying those […]

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