Tag: Speeches and Statements

It Paid Doctors Kickbacks. Now, Novartis Will Pay a $678 Million Settlement.

It picked up the tab at Daniel and Peter Luger, but the inducements for doctors didn’t end with those New York restaurants. There were fishing junkets, golf outings and round-table events at Hooters. And then there were the six-figure honorariums that the Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. paid to several doctors who wrote thousands of prescriptions for […]

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The Tulsa Rally: Trump’s Words and Mood

Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times A thin crowd in the upper deck at President Trump’s rally on Saturday.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times To the Editor: In “Trump’s Plan for a Big Rally Sputters Badly” (front page, June 21), President Trump’s speech in Tulsa on Saturday night was described as “rambling, grievance-filled remarks.” But that doesn’t […]

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Joe Biden, Emissary of Grief

His entire political career has been marked by personal loss. His allies say that makes him uniquely capable of leading a nation grappling with death. June 11, 2020 An overstuffed binder sat in Joe Biden’s Senate office, holding the raw materials of his grief. It was a master collection, aides recalled, with remarks, notes and […]

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‘The Pain Is Too Intense’: Joe Biden Challenges White Americans

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., addressing a nation on edge, challenged white Americans on Friday to fully confront the enduring inequities faced by black Americans because, he said, “the pain is too intense for one community to bear alone.” In his first formal remarks since a white Minneapolis police officer was […]

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‘The Pain Is Too Intense’: Biden Challenges White Americans

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., addressing a nation on edge, challenged white Americans on Friday to fully confront the enduring inequities faced by black Americans because, he said, “the pain is too intense for one community to bear alone.” In his first formal remarks since a white Minneapolis police officer was […]

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Why Is Trump Leaving Us to Grieve on Our Own?

More than a hundred thousand lives have been lost to the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States, and while individuals and families have certainly grieved for their loved ones, there has been almost nothing in the way of a public remembrance of the lives lost. No national address; no moment of silence or official recognition […]

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Why Is Trump Leaving Us to Grieve on Our Own?

More than a hundred thousand lives have been lost to the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States, and while individuals and families have certainly grieved for their loved ones, there has been almost nothing in the way of a public remembrance of the lives lost. No national address; no moment of silence or official recognition […]

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U.S.-China Feud Over Coronavirus Erupts at World Health Assembly

A meeting of the World Health Organization that was supposed to chart a path for the world to combat the coronavirus pandemic instead on Monday turned into a showcase for the escalating tensions between China and the United States over the virus. President Xi Jinping of China announced at the start of the forum that […]

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Britain to Impose Coronavirus Quarantine on Air Arrivals

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Sunday that Britain would soon impose a mandatory quarantine on travelers arriving in the country by air to try to avert a new wave of coronavirus infections, signaling how cautious the country will be in relaxing its seven-week lockdown. Mr. Johnson offered no details about how the […]

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Sugarcoating and Brutal Honesty: How Leaders Are Handling Coronavirus Crisis

World leaders have spent the past several weeks grappling with the unexpected, as country after country has seen the coronavirus arrive at its borders and an outbreak has exploded into a pandemic. With the virus endangering citizens’ health and lockdowns ravaging the global economy, heads of government have taken different approaches in televised addresses and […]

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F.D.R., Truman and the Tale of Two Jeffersons

Writing to his mother and sister back in Grandview, Mo., on April 12, 1945, Vice President Harry S. Truman passed along some exciting news: His coming radio address for Jefferson Day, which Franklin D. Roosevelt created to mark the third president’s birthday, would be broadcast nationwide the following evening. It was a Thursday morning, and […]

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Read Bernie Sanders’s Full Speech on Ending His Campaign

After Senator Bernie Sanders dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Wednesday, he addressed supporters in a live stream from his home in Burlington, Vt. Though he acknowledged he could not win the nomination, he said his movement had won “the ideological battle.” And while he congratulated former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. […]

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Queen Elizabeth, in Rare Address to British Public, to Urge Resolve in Face of Epidemic

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II, in a rare televised address on Sunday evening, will try to rally her fellow Britons to confront the coronavirus pandemic with the resolve and self-discipline that have seen the nation through its greatest trials. “I am speaking to you at what I know is an increasingly challenging time,” the queen […]

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The Mind of Conservatism

AMERICAN CONSERVATISMReclaiming an Intellectual TraditionEdited by Andrew J. Bacevich When assembling an anthology of writings representative of a political persuasion, the challenge is to acknowledge the persuasion’s varieties without producing a concoction akin to sauerkraut ice cream, a jumble of incompatible ingredients. In “American Conservatism: Reclaiming an Intellectual Tradition,” Andrew J. Bacevich, a scholarly soldier […]

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D.J.T. Is No F.D.R.

The coronavirus pandemic may plunge the United States into its worst social and economic crisis since the Great Depression. But our response — from the president’s blame-shifting rhetoric to the Senate’s inadequate relief package — has yet to rise to the scale and scope of the challenge. I’ve written before about why Congress needs to […]

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How Andrew Cuomo, New York Governor, Became the Politician of the Moment

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo awoke before dawn on Tuesday, emerging after a few hours’ sleep to board a helicopter to New York City for the coronavirus briefing that has become a daily ritual for him and for the millions of people now watching. But this event would be different. The outbreak was […]

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In Daily Coronavirus Briefing, Trump Tries to Redefine Himself

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s campaign rallies have been canceled for the foreseeable future. His noisy back-and-forths with reporters on the South Lawn, half drowned out by the whir of Marine One behind him, have also disappeared. And with almost no meetings or foreign leaders visiting the Oval Office, Mr. Trump can no longer invite the […]

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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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Biden Builds a Lead as Sanders Presses On: This Week in the 2020 Race

We know you probably didn’t come to a politics roundup for more news about the coronavirus. But it has upended the Democratic primary, Washington and politics writ large just as it has upended sports, culture and the rest of society. So let’s get you caught up on that and the rest of the week in […]

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Can Our Political Leaders Still Reassure Us?

It seems almost churlish to compare a speech by President Donald J. Trump in 2020 to one by Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 1940. In the canon of reassurance — the model for how a leader might address a nation on edge — Churchill’s “We Shall Fight on the Beaches” address to the House of […]

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We Need to Flatten the Curve. Trump and Fox Are Behind It.

Donald Trump’s speech from the Oval Office Wednesday night was horrifying for many reasons: It seemed barely thought through, containing three misstatements that had to be clarified (two about international trade, sowing more confusion in an already volatile market); he spoke without humanity, when humanity is precisely what this first-order crisis requires (peel off his […]

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Elizabeth Warren: A Populist for the Professional Class

BOSTON — It is, without a doubt, one of the most compelling stories that Elizabeth Warren tells. She was just a girl when her father (“my daddy,” she calls him) had a heart attack. The family lost its station wagon and came close to losing its home. That is when her mother dug out “the […]

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Romney, Defying the Party He Once Personified, Votes to Convict Trump

WASHINGTON — Senator Mitt Romney of Utah never became president, but he earned a new distinction on Wednesday: He will be remembered as the first senator in American history to vote to remove a president of his own party from office. Mr. Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for president, said he expected swift and extreme […]

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Full Transcript: Mitt Romney’s Speech Announcing Vote to Convict Trump

Senator Mitt Romney, Republican of Utah, announced on the Senate floor on Wednesday that he intended to vote to convict President Trump of abuse of power. He was the only Republican to break with his party and support removing Mr. Trump from office. “The president’s purpose was personal and political,” Mr. Romney said of the […]

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Romney, Breaking With Republicans, Will Vote to Convict Trump of Abuse of Power

WASHINGTON — Senator Mitt Romney of Utah announced on Wednesday that he would vote to convict President Trump of abuse of power, making him the first Republican to support removing Mr. Trump for his bid to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rivals. “I think the case was made,” Mr. Romney said in an interview […]

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Democrats Turn to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan for Trump State of the Union Response

[What to expect at Trump’s 2020 State of the Union Address.] LANSING, Mich. — Gretchen Whitmer has only been Michigan’s governor for 13 months. She has yet to “fix the damn roads,” as she repeatedly promised on the campaign trail. Beyond her state’s borders, she is largely unknown. But Ms. Whitmer, who on Tuesday will […]

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Trump Versus George Washington

Wow, Adam Schiff did a great job in Marathon Impeachment. Schiff, one of the managers the House sent to handle the impeachment trial in the Senate, has been the rock star of the proceedings. (O.K., suggesting this is a rocking experience would be … overstatement. But you get the idea.) On Wednesday, Schiff spoke for […]

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World Leaders Gather in Jerusalem 75 Years After Holocaust: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageJewish families arriving in freight trains at Auschwitz, the concentration camp where the Nazis exterminated Jews during World War II.Credit…Sovfoto/UIG, via Getty Images Leaders from around the world descend on Jerusalem. Jerusalem is being swarmed by Western presidents, premiers and potentates, all descending on the Holy City to recall […]

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