Tag: Warren, Elizabeth

Mueller Report Does Nothing to Narrow a Vast Partisan Divide

WASHINGTON — House Democrats vowed on Friday to pursue the revelations in the special counsel’s report on President Trump but drew little Republican support in a nation still deeply polarized over the investigation that has dogged the White House for two years. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena demanding that the […]

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What’s Really Going On in the Democratic Primary?

The early stages of the 2020 Democratic primary are rewriting the rules of how a candidate wins his or her party’s presidential nomination. Recent Democratic primary battles were all about the invisible primary, the yearlong period before the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary — when presidential candidates hired key staff members, seduced major […]

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9 Takeaways From the Biggest Reveal of the 2020 Money Race So Far

The Democratic challengers to President Trump raised tens of millions of dollars in the first months of the 2020 presidential campaign, with Senator Bernie Sanders setting the pace for the field, with $18.2 million raised. As always, it is important to remember that winning the money race is not the goal itself but a means […]

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Feature: Mick Mulvaney’s Master Class in Destroying the Government From Within

One rainy afternoon early in February 2018, a procession of consumer experts and activists made their way to the headquarters of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington to meet Mick Mulvaney, then the bureau’s acting director. The building — an aging Brutalist layer cake, selected by the bureau’s founders for the aspirational symbolism of […]

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Elizabeth Warren Proposes Broad Plan to Protect Public Lands

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts unveiled a public lands proposal on Monday, thrusting land-use issues and the environment into the spotlight as she continues to set the pace on policy in a crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates. Ms. Warren’s plan, which she outlined in a post on Medium ahead of trips to Colorado and […]

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Bernie Sanders Accuses Liberal Think Tank of Smearing Progressive Candidates

WASHINGTON — Senator Bernie Sanders, in a rare and forceful rebuke by a presidential candidate of an influential party ally, has accused a liberal think tank of undermining Democrats’ chances of taking back the White House in 2020 by “using its resources to smear” him and other contenders pushing progressive policies. Mr. Sanders’s criticism of […]

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Elizabeth Warren Posts Her 2018 Taxes: ‘Doing This Should Be Law’

WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts disclosed her 2018 tax returns on Wednesday, showing that she earned about $325,000 from her books last year on top of her Senate salary. Ms. Warren had previously posted 10 years of her tax returns online, and she has called on her fellow presidential candidates to do the […]

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Political Memo: Democrats Used to Campaign. Now Everyone Has a ‘Movement.’

Tired: Mounting a campaign for president of the United States. Wired: Asking Americans to join your “grass-roots movement” for president. It’s unclear exactly how the two are different. But pitching your “movement’’ to voters is now in vogue for a sprawling and unpredictable field of Democrats, all vying to lead the party into its new […]

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It’s Your iPhone. Why Can’t You Fix It Yourself?

A giant John Deere tractor and a pocket-size Apple iPhone have something important in common: The cost of repairing either one is too high. The two companies, and many of their peers, use a variety of aggressive tactics, including electronic locks and restrictive warranties, to push customers with broken equipment to seek help from their […]

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Why Elizabeth Warren, a Presumed Front-Runner, Trails Her Rivals in Fund-Raising

MEMPHIS — On a Sunday afternoon earlier this month, Senator Elizabeth Warren began a swing through the South by proclaiming that she was running “a different type of campaign” — one that did not include high-dollar fund-raisers but was entirely reliant on grass-roots contributions. “If you think that’s a good idea, go to ElizabethWarren.com,” she […]

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Even Liberal Democrats Can’t Quit Wealthy Donors and Their Big Checks

Senator Cory Booker spun through a San Francisco fund-raiser hosted on Friday afternoon by high-tech titans and wealthy venture capitalists, including the investor Ron Conway. That evening, in New York, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand gathered donations at the Upper West Side home of Matthew Mallow, a vice chairman of the investment giant BlackRock. And on Sunday […]

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A Citizens’ Guide to Regulating Big Tech

This election season, Americans are going to hear a lot about regulating big tech. Senator Elizabeth Warren has already kicked off that debate, and it would be the tone-deaf candidate who wasn’t alert to the increasing anxiety among the public over the power Silicon Valley giants wield. According to a 2018 survey by Pew Research […]

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The Argument: Who Botched the Mueller Report?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher The end of Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible ties between President Trump’s campaign and the Russian government has left some liberals disappointed. This week on “The Argument,” Michelle Goldberg thinks Attorney General William Barr’s […]

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A Dummy’s Guide to Democratic Policy Proposals

We in the news media often whack politicians for not being serious about policy. And then we ignore their policy proposals. So here, in the spirit of orgiastic wonkishness, is my Dummy’s Guide to Democratic Policy Proposals. I write it because something fascinating is underway: After decades of incrementalism, Democrats are now proposing a litany […]

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Not All Medicare Cuts Are Bad

Senate Democrats, including several of the party’s presidential candidates, have savaged President Trump for proposing to reduce Medicare spending by several hundred billion dollars over the next decade. Senator Kamala Harris of California said the proposed changes in Medicare “would hurt our seniors.” Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts tweeted, “The Trump administration wants to cut […]

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2020 Candidates Demand Full and Immediate Release of Mueller Report

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Democratic presidential candidates wasted no time Friday evening demanding the immediate public release of the long-awaited report from Robert S. Mueller III, with several saying that Americans deserved to know any findings about President Trump, Russia and the 2016 election in order to form judgments about Mr. Trump and the 2020 race. […]

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Best of Late Night: Seth Meyers Would Appreciate Joe Biden’s Announcing His Candidacy Already

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. Biden Plays Hide and […]

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Getting Rid of the Electoral College Isn’t Just About Trump

At a CNN town hall in Jackson, Miss., on Monday night, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts called for shutting down the Electoral College. “I believe we need a constitutional amendment that protects the right to vote for every American citizen and to make sure that vote gets counted,” she said. Her suggestion brought a sharp […]

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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Pillories Trump for ‘Beefing With a Dead Man’

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. ‘Who’s He Going to […]

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Pentagon Opens Internal Inquiry of Acting Defense Chief’s Ties to Boeing

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department’s inspector general said on Wednesday that it was investigating complaints that the acting defense secretary, Patrick M. Shanahan, had been promoting his former employer, the Boeing Company, and disparaging its military contractor competitors. The investigation will examine complaints filed last week by a watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics […]

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