Tag: Warren, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Warren Draws Sharp Contrasts With Rivals in New Hampshire Speech

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who has ramped up her criticism of her presidential opponents after months of avoiding conflict, issued another rebuke Thursday in New Hampshire, taking thinly veiled shots at former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., and calling out former New York City mayor […]

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Elizabeth Warren Seeks a Second Act After Slip from Top

BOSTON — Faced with questions about her viability in a general election and ceding ground to opponents in the primary, Senator Elizabeth Warren is abandoning her above-the-fray approach and delivering her most forceful and direct criticism yet of her Democratic opponents. That is one of a series of adjustments Ms. Warren is implementing as she […]

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McKinsey Gives Pete Buttigieg Permission to Disclose Clients

WASHINGTON — Mayor Pete Buttigieg will disclose his management consulting clients, open his fund-raisers to reporters and reveal the names of people raising money for his presidential campaign, his campaign announced Monday, a series of significant concessions toward transparency for a candidate under increasing pressure to release more details about his personal employment history and […]

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Pete Buttigieg Will Open Fund-Raisers to Press Amid Pressure Over Transparency

WASHINGTON — Mayor Pete Buttigieg will open his fund-raisers to reporters and release the names of people raising money for his presidential campaign, his campaign manager announced Monday, a significant concession for a leading candidate under increasing pressure to release more details about his personal employment history and campaign finances. The move from the mayor […]

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Elizabeth Warren Earned $1.9 Million Over 3 Decades for Corporate and Legal Work

Senator Elizabeth Warren disclosed a detailed list of compensation she received during 30 years of moonlighting as a legal consultant — about $1.9 million in all — as she and Mayor Pete Buttigieg continued a back-and-forth demanding transparency in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Ms. Warren released the information abruptly on Sunday night, […]

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Exhausted With the Experts

In last Sunday’s column, I argued that Democrats looking for someone to unify their fractious coalition should take another glance at Bernie Sanders — on the grounds that he’s more popular across the party’s different factions, more unifying, more exciting and more potentially appealing to non-liberals than his critics tend to assume. There was one […]

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Buttigieg Struggles to Square Transparency With Nondisclosure Agreement

ImagePete Buttigieg after participating in a presidential forum in Waterloo, Iowa, on Friday.Credit…Jordan Gale for The New York Times MT. VERNON, Iowa — Pete Buttigieg rose from small-city obscurity to the top of Iowa’s presidential polls by saying yes to every interview and presenting himself as an aggressively transparent candidate poised to take on President […]

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Twilight of the Technocrats

In last Sunday’s column, I argued that Democrats looking for someone to unify their fractious coalition should take another glance at Bernie Sanders — on the grounds that he’s more popular across the party’s different factions, more unifying, more exciting and more potentially appealing to non-liberals than his critics tend to assume. There was one […]

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As Candidates Jostle for Position, a Long Race May Become a Marathon

MASON CITY, Iowa — With just under two months until the Iowa caucuses, the already-volatile Democratic presidential race has grown even more unsettled, setting the stage for a marathon nominating contest between the party’s moderate and liberal factions. Pete Buttigieg’s surge, Bernie Sanders’s revival, Elizabeth Warren’s struggles and the exit of Kamala Harris have upended […]

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Buttigieg, Sanders and Warren Debate: Free College for Some or for All?

A new policy debate is brewing between the left wing of the Democratic presidential field and Pete Buttigieg, a more moderate candidate, over eliminating public college tuition — and the dispute has scrambled the usual rhetorical lines. The Democratic field is largely united in calling for free college tuition in at least some circumstances. But […]

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Could Tax Increases Speed Up the Economy? Democrats Say Yes

WASHINGTON — Elizabeth Warren is leading a liberal rebellion against a long-held economic view that large tax increases slow economic growth, trying to upend Democratic policymaking in the way supply-side conservatives changed Republican orthodoxy four decades ago. Generations of economists, across much of the ideological spectrum, have long held that higher taxes reduce investment, slowing […]

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Should College Be Free?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Should public colleges be tuition-free? Should student loan debt be forgiven? This week on “The Argument,” the columnists discuss Pete Buttigieg’s criticisms of his more liberal Democratic rivals’ plans to reduce the costs of […]

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Warren Takes Aim at Bank Mergers, a Sign of Her Presidential Intentions

WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren plans to introduce a bill in coming weeks that would intensify the scrutiny of bank mergers, a signal less of legislative action to come than of her intentions for the finance industry if she is elected president. The bill, a companion of which will be introduced Wednesday in the House […]

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Why the Less Disruptive Health Care Option Could Be Plenty Disruptive

ImageJoe Biden campaigning in Greenwood, S.C. He is one of the Democratic presidential candidates calling for a public option.Credit…Demetrius Freeman for The New York Times The single-payer health plans proposed by Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are often assailed as being too disruptive. A government plan for everyone, the argument goes, would mean that […]

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The Case for Bernie

The Democratic Party needs a nominee, but right now it has a train wreck instead. The front-runner seems too old for the job and is poised to lose the first two primary season contests. The woman who was supposed to become the front-runner on the basis of her policy chops is sliding in the polls […]

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2020 Democratic Candidates Wage Escalating Fight (on the Merits of Fighting)

WALPOLE, N.H. — Pete Buttigieg has a nifty politician’s knack for coming off as a soothing, healing figure who projects high-mindedness — even while he’s plainly kicking his opponents in the teeth. “There is a lot to be angry about,” he was saying, cheerfully. Mr. Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind., was seated […]

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Warren Wealth Tax Has Wide Support, Except Among One Group

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s plan to tax the assets of America’s wealthiest individuals continues to draw broad support from voters, across party, gender and educational lines. Only one slice of the electorate opposes it staunchly: Republican men with college degrees. Not surprisingly, that is also the profile of many who’d be hit by Ms. Warren’s so-called […]

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Elizabeth Warren Wants to Revoke Medals of Honor for Wounded Knee Massacre

WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts on Wednesday introduced legislation to revoke Medals of Honor from 20 United States soldiers who killed hundreds of Native American women and children in the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890. The proposal from Ms. Warren, a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, follows a House bill on […]

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Meet the Leftish Economist With a New Story About Capitalism

Mariana Mazzucato was freezing. Outside, it was a humid late-September day in Manhattan, but inside — in a Columbia University conference space full of scientists, academics and businesspeople advising the United Nations on sustainability — the air conditioning was on full blast. For a room full of experts discussing the world’s most urgent social and […]

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Democrats Increasingly Vocal in Calling ‘Medicare for All’ a Political Liability

Prominent Democratic leaders are sounding increasingly vocal alarms to try to halt political momentum for “Medicare for all,” opting to risk alienating liberals and deepening the divide in the party rather than enter an election year with a sweeping health care proposal that many see as a liability for candidates up and down the ballot. […]

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Minority Voters Chafe as Democratic Candidates Abandon Charter Schools

ATLANTA — The night before Democratic presidential candidates took to a debate stage here last week, black and Latino charter school parents and supporters gathered in a bland hotel conference room nearby to make signs they hoped would get the politicians’ attention. “Charter schools = self-determination,” one sign read. “Black Democrats want charters!” another blared. […]

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Did New Hampshire Fall Out of Love With Bernie Sanders?

FRANKLIN, N.H. — Bernie Sanders is more than happy to remind New Hampshire about his big win in the state’s Democratic presidential primary almost four years ago. To hear the Vermont senator tell it, it was promises of a $15 hourly minimum wage, free tuition to public colleges and “Medicare for all” that powered his […]

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Black Voters to Black Candidates: Representation Is Not Enough

ATLANTA — Chyna Hester knew what she was supposed to say. The 20-year-old Spelman College student had just attended a “Black Women’s Breakfast” featuring Kamala Harris, the Democratic presidential candidate and the second black woman elected to the United States Senate. And speaker after speaker had explicitly argued that black women should support Ms. Harris […]

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