Tag: Warren, Elizabeth

Rethinking America’s Approach to the World

The White House has ordered a freeze on up to $4 billion that Congress approved for global health, United Nations peacekeeping and other foreign aid. Unless lawmakers can overcome a complicated legislative process and force a reversal by the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, that money could be denied to programs fighting […]

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What Happens in a Recession?

This column is not in the business of forecasting recessions, based on inverted yield curves or any other form of augury. But when enough credentialed auguries suddenly think one might be possible, it seems prudent to speculate about the consequences if they turn out to be correct. So let’s imagine what might follow if, sometime […]

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Joseph Kennedy III Said to Be Eying Edward Markey’s Massachusetts Senate Seat

WASHINGTON — Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III of Massachusetts is considering a primary challenge next year against Senator Edward J. Markey, according to a senior Democratic official. Such a race could substantially alter the state’s political landscape and has the potential to elevate a fourth member of a Democratic dynasty to the Senate. Mr. Kennedy, […]

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Elizabeth Warren Offers a Policy Agenda for Native Americans

WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts on Friday laid out a collection of policy proposals intended to help Native Americans, pledging to protect tribal lands and to bolster funding for programs that serve Native people. In releasing the proposals, Ms. Warren is drawing attention to Native American issues after months of largely refraining from […]

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Many Democrats Love Elizabeth Warren. They Also Worry About Her.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Senator Elizabeth Warren has built the most formidable campaign organization of any Democratic presidential candidate in the first nominating states, raised an impressive $25 million without holding high-dollar fund-raisers, and has risen steadily in Iowa and New Hampshire polls. Few candidates inspire as much enthusiasm as she does among party voters, […]

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Why Bernie Sanders Stood Out at the Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES — Bernie Sanders examined the butter cow. He power-walked by the Ferris wheel. He gobbled a corn dog. He spoke to almost no one. Most presidential candidates use the 10-day Iowa State Fair to showcase their retail campaigning skills, because it is one of the best opportunities to meet a wide cross-section of […]

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On Gun Control, 2020 Democrats Agree: No Reason to Hold Back

DES MOINES — Democrats running for president have engaged in bitter disputes this year over topics like health care, immigration and criminal justice. But after mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, jolted the nation earlier this month, the field of 2020 contenders seemed to move in lock step toward more aggressive gun control […]

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The Pundit-Defying Idiosyncrasies of Iowa Voters

On Friday, Julie Allen, a 62-year-old Medicaid consultant, took time off work to sit in the scorching sun at a midday, open-air rally for Joe Biden in Boone, Iowa. In 2016, she told me, she was “all in” for Bernie Sanders, but she now feels “he’s past his time,” and as she considers her choices […]

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Democrats in Iowa Offer Plans to Combat Gun Violence

DES MOINES — One by one, Democratic presidential candidates on Saturday emphasized the urgent need to confront gun violence in America, speaking largely in harmony on an issue that has been thrust to the forefront after last weekend’s mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio. At a forum in Des Moines, the candidates voiced […]

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Democrats’ 2020 Problem: How to Be Tougher on Trade Than Trump

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s escalating economic war with China highlights a challenge for Democrats hoping to unseat him in 2020: They’ll have a hard time being tougher on trade than he is. For years, Democrats in Congress have been warning that China is an economic aggressor bent on undermining American industry. They have denounced the […]

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At Iowa’s Wing Ding Dinner, Democrats Assail G.O.P. on Gun Control

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — The Democratic presidential candidates paused here for a moment of silence for the victims of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, underscoring how the turbulent events of the past week have refocused the primary contest. The brief lull in the primary campaign came as nearly the entire field […]

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Four Democratic Candidates Call on Walmart to Stop Selling Guns

FORT DODGE, Iowa — At least four Democratic presidential candidates called on Walmart on Friday to stop selling guns after the mass shooting at one of the company’s stores in El Paso last weekend. “The weapons they sell are killing their own customers and employees,” Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts wrote on Twitter on Friday […]

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Elizabeth Warren Joins Beto O’Rourke in Calling Trump a White Supremacist

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts said on Wednesday night that she believed President Trump was a white supremacist, broadly accusing him of dividing Americans along racial lines and providing direct and tacit support to those who believe white people are superior to other races. Asked in a brief interview with The […]

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Warren Joins O’Rourke in Calling Trump a White Supremacist

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts said on Wednesday night that she believed President Trump was a white supremacist, broadly accusing him of dividing Americans along racial lines and providing direct and tacit support to those who believe white people are superior to other races. Asked in a brief interview with The […]

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Is ‘Bernie or Bust’ the Future of the Left?

ATLANTA — Three years ago, the Democratic Socialists of America had 5,000 members. Just another booth at the campus activities fair, another three-initialed group an uncle might mention over lunch. Today, dues-paying D.S.A. members exceed 56,000. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a rising star of American politics, is one. So are a couple of dozen local elected […]

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Can the Democrats Do Better Than Trump on North Korea?

Over the two years and three meetings that President Trump has engaged with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader may have produced fissile material for as many as a dozen more nuclear weapons, according to expert estimates. That’s hardly the total denuclearization of North Korea that Mr. Trump promised. Would his Democratic challengers do a […]

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‘Of Course He’s Racist’: 2020 Democrats Criticize Trump After Shootings

Democratic candidates for president excoriated President Trump and his Republican allies anew on Monday in frustration over rampant gun violence, the racist and divisive culture they accuse him of fostering, and his early-morning suggestion to tie background checks on gun purchasers to immigration legislation. After a taxing weekend filled with frayed nerves, anger and tears, […]

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‘Of Course He’s Racist’: Democratic Candidates Criticize Trump After Shootings

Democratic candidates for president excoriated President Trump and his Republican allies anew on Monday in frustration over rampant gun violence, the racist and divisive culture they accuse him of fostering, and his early-morning suggestion to tie background checks on gun purchasers to immigration legislation. After a taxing weekend filled with frayed nerves, anger and tears, […]

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Democratic Candidates Praise Labor — and the Obama Legacy, Too

LAS VEGAS — Former Housing Secretary Julián Castro insisted that on immigration matters, “there’s no comparison between Obama and Trump, O.K.?” In response to a reporter’s question, Senator Elizabeth Warren only briefly acknowledged past disagreements with the Obama administration before pivoting to praise former President Barack Obama’s achievements on health care and protecting consumers. And […]

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