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Cheer Up, Democrats

Dumpster fire, train wreck, meltdown — pick your unflattering metaphor and odds are that someone is using it right now to describe Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate in Charleston, S.C. It was not a pretty scene. Anyone tuning in hoping to gain clarity about the field was instead treated to a two-hour collective panic attack. […]

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6 Takeaways From the Democratic Debate in South Carolina

From the opening bell, the Democratic candidates sparred with the desperation of the looming deadline. Sixteen states and territories will vote in the next week and everyone has little time to slow the building momentum of Senator Bernie Sanders, who leads in the early delegate chase and has won the most votes in each of […]

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Sanders and Bloomberg Under Attack in Sharp Exchanges in Debate

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Democratic presidential candidates delivered a barrage of criticism against their party’s emerging front-runner, Senator Bernie Sanders, at a debate on Tuesday night, casting him as a divisive figure with unrealistic ideas, even as they continued to batter Michael R. Bloomberg for his extreme wealth, his record on policing and his behavior […]

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Live Updates Ahead of Tonight’s Democratic Debate in South Carolina

ImageThe stage for the Democratic debate this evening at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, S.C.Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times The South Carolina primary, where 54 delegates are at stake, is on Saturday. Last week’s debate in Las Vegas was the fiercest yet as candidates took more personal swipes at one another. With the addition of […]

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Tom Steyer Stirs More Debate Over Payments in South Carolina

As he courts voters across South Carolina, Tom Steyer, a billionaire businessman running for president, has lavished money on the black community — employing black-owned businesses, hiring African-Americans for his staff and buying ads with black-owned news organizations. But as he tries to forge connections with the black community, some of Mr. Steyer’s transactions have […]

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5 Takeaways from the Nevada Caucuses (The Big One: Sanders Takes Control)

LAS VEGAS — Senator Bernie Sanders won big on Saturday and is now the clear front-runner. Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. saved enough face to march on to his must-win in South Carolina a week from now. Pete Buttigieg finished in the top tier again and embraced the urgency of knocking down a […]

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Pete Buttigieg’s Dash for Cash: 10 Fund-Raisers in Two Weeks

In the compressed and crucial weeks between the New Hampshire primary and Super Tuesday, Pete Buttigieg is moving aggressively to replenish his campaign coffers with an ambitious schedule of 10 fund-raisers held across six states in a 14-day period. The money chase for Mr. Buttigieg began in Indianapolis on Thursday at the 16,000-square foot home […]

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What to Watch For Before the New Hampshire Primary Polls Close

ImageVoting at Broad Street Elementary School in Nashua, N.H., on Tuesday.Credit…Tamir Kalifa for The New York Times The New Hampshire polls started opening widely at 6 a.m. and will start to close at 7 p.m. The secretary of state has said final results could arrive as early as 9:30 p.m. Eight Democratic candidates are mounting […]

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New Hampshire Usually Winnows the Field. This Year May Be Different.

EXETER, N.H. — The Democratic presidential candidates amplified their attacks on one another on Monday in the final hours before polls open in New Hampshire, highlighting the deep divisions between the party’s left and center even as their campaigns prepared for a set of even more pivotal contests in the weeks ahead. Yet before they […]

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Victors in Iowa, Sanders and Buttigieg Are Targets in Democratic Debate

MANCHESTER, N.H. — The two victors in the Iowa caucuses, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., came under sharp and sustained criticism in a Democratic presidential debate on Friday, as the group of candidates assailed Mr. Sanders for his left-wing policy platform and pushed Mr. Buttigieg onto […]

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Amy Klobuchar’s Caucus-Day in Iowa Visit Pays Off

JOHNSTON, Iowa — For weeks undecided Iowans have been saying that they may make their decision based on the last candidate they see in person. On Monday night, that sentiment paid off for Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota at Johnston Middle School. The senator was a surprise guest at the Johnston 2 precinct, popping in […]

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5 Things We Learned Interviewing 2020 Democrats (Again)

The first time we interviewed the Democratic presidential candidates, late last spring, we had a pile of yes-or-no, either-or policy questions to ask, many of them representing litmus-test issues at the heart of Democratic politics: single-payer health care and foreign wars, wealth concentration and tech regulation. Our second round of interviews was different. For starters, we […]

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Tom Steyer Spends Millions in South Carolina. Black Voters Reap the Benefit.

HARTSVILLE, S.C. — While leading Democratic presidential candidates make a last-minute push in Iowa and Michael R. Bloomberg looks ahead to Super Tuesday, Tom Steyer has his eye on a different prize: South Carolina. And he’s spending millions of dollars to court the black voters who are crucial to success in the state. Mr. Steyer, […]

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When Tom Steyer Came to Visit

Subscribe to “The Choice” on your favorite listening app: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Pocket Casts | Stitcher Today on “The Choice,” the endorsement podcast from NYT Opinion, the California businessman Tom Steyer’s interview with the editorial board. He’s running as the only Democratic candidate who understood how the economy works, and […]

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Democratic Candidates Celebrate Dr. King’s Legacy at South Carolina Events

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Several Democratic presidential candidates, hoping to chip away at former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s support in South Carolina, gathered in the state capital on Monday morning to make remarks honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and take part in an annual holiday march and rally that had election-year […]

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