Tag: Warren, Elizabeth

We Put the 2020 Democrats on the Spot: Here Are 7 Takeaways

We spent hours interviewing the enormous Democratic presidential field on subjects ranging from climate change and border control to fast food and personal humiliation. And while many Democrats agree on a broad set of political ideas, there were some telling differences and disclosures that emerged from our conversations. Here are a few of our takeaways. […]

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We Put 21 Democrats on the Spot: Here Are 7 Takeaways

We spent hours interviewing the enormous Democratic presidential field on subjects ranging from climate change and border control to fast food and personal humiliation. And while many Democrats agree on a broad set of political ideas, there were some telling differences and disclosures that emerged from our conversations. Here are a few of our takeaways. […]

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A Radical Plan to Fix the Dollar

Elizabeth Warren released an “American jobs” plan recently. It includes several trade and manufacturing policies intended to benefit American workers and companies. Wall Street responded with righteous indignation, which suggests she may have hit a nerve. One element of her plan most likely explains Wall Street’s angry reaction: a call to tackle America’s overvalued dollar. […]

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‘Who’s Taking Care of the Kids?’ Is Finally a Question for Dads on the Trail, Too

[Sign up for our politics newsletter, and we’ll send you an invite to our live chat on debate night.] Representative Eric Swalwell can rattle off the best places to pump breastmilk in an airport. Julián Castro broke from the campaign trail for the last day of preschool. And Gov. Steve Bullock postponed the announcement of […]

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Democratic Candidates Promise to Close Wealth Gap Between Blacks and Whites

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Four top Democratic presidential candidates promised black voters Saturday that, if elected, their administrations would help close the wealth gap between black and white Americans, continuing the growing trend of Democratic candidates and officials talking more explicitly about racial inequalities. The candidates, former Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas, Senator Cory Booker of […]

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Democratic Debates, Sanders on Socialism, New Polls: This Week in the 2020 Race

We’re trying something new in our 2020 presidential campaign coverage. Every Saturday morning, we’re publishing “This Week in the 2020 Race,” bringing you the key moments — from speeches and surprises among the candidates to new policies and polls that are influencing the campaign. It’s a quick way to follow the presidential campaign and the […]

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Liberal Wonks, or at Least Elizabeth Warren, Have a Plan for That

Not long ago, political pundits were writing off Elizabeth Warren’s political chances, but recent polling makes her an increasingly plausible contender, and her comeback has been getting her a sudden wave of favorable media coverage. Will she actually be the Democratic nominee? If so, will she win? I have absolutely no idea. Nor does anyone […]

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How Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren Cracked the Code of the 2020 Race

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Pete Buttigieg ran through his stump speech (six minutes on generational change), tossed bean bags with activists (in front of as many cameras as Iowa voters), took seven questions from reporters (“How does it feel to be a rock star?”) and pounded out some blues on an electric keyboard (a Miles […]

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23 Democrats Are Running for President. Do Any of Them Know What They’re Doing?

It was late on a Saturday night in May, and Marianne Williamson — the best-selling self-help author, spiritual sage and one of 23 souls vying to be the Democrats’ next presidential nominee — was sitting at a kitchen island in a large home on the western edge of Des Moines, nursing a generous glass of […]

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Elizabeth Warren Has Lots of Plans. Together, They Would Remake the Economy.

WASHINGTON — As the 23 Democrats seeking the 2020 nomination struggle to distinguish themselves, Senator Elizabeth Warren has set herself apart with a series of proposals that would significantly remake the American economy, offering a detailed portrait of what her presidency might look like. Many of the proposals from Ms. Warren, a former Harvard law […]

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Biden Retains Lead in Iowa Poll, but Warren and Buttigieg Gain

CRESCO, Iowa — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. retains a lead among likely Iowa caucusgoers, but both he and Senator Bernie Sanders have lost ground over the past three months while Senator Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., have made clear gains, according to a new poll from […]

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Stephen Colbert Teases G.O.P. for ‘Flirting With Rebellion’ Against Trump

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. No, The ‘D’ Doesn’t […]

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Elizabeth Warren Criticizes Joe Biden’s Hyde Amendment Stance in MSNBC Town Hall

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who has built her presidential campaign on a slew of detailed policy proposals and has been slowly gaining ground in the crowded Democratic primary field, took questions Wednesday in a town-hall event on MSNBC. The forum, moderated by Chris Hayes, was held in Fort Wayne, Ind., and the first question […]

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I Want to Live in Elizabeth Warren’s America

It’s early, but this much is true: Elizabeth Warren is running the most impressive presidential campaign in ages, certainly the most impressive campaign within my lifetime. I don’t mean that the Massachusetts senator is a better speaker than anyone who has ever run, nor a more strident revolutionary, nor as charismatic a shaper of her […]

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Warren and Sanders: Two Liberals Aiming for the Same Target

LANSING, Mich. — When Elizabeth Warren took the stage at a rally Tuesday evening, she brought with her the kind of populist economic message that had roused working-class voters here during the presidential race three years ago. “For years, America’s basic economic policy has been to help the big corporations do whatever they want to […]

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Elizabeth Warren Proposes ‘Aggressive Intervention’ to Create Jobs

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts on Tuesday proposed an economic program of “aggressive intervention on behalf of American workers,” suggesting that as president she would invest $2 trillion in climate-friendly industries over a decade, create a new cabinet-level Department of Economic Development and even manipulate the dollar to promote exports. Unveiling a campaign theme of […]

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The Fox News Primary? How Trump’s Favorite Network Became a Democratic Power Player

Three months ago, Democratic Party leaders took a stand: Fox News, President Trump’s favorite channel, and a reliable soapbox for attacks on liberals, was barred from participating in the party’s 2020 presidential debates. The move would ice out the network derided by critics as “state TV” from influencing the outcome of the Democratic primary. Things […]

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Fact-Checking Elizabeth Warren on the Campaign Trail

Senator Elizabeth Warren has climbed in recent polls as she churns out a stream of ambitious policy proposals and renews calls for President Trump’s impeachment. In public remarks, Ms. Warren weaves personal anecdotes with explanations of her many plans, interspersing statistics and critiques of wealth inequality and corruption in Washington. Her focus on her own […]

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Elizabeth Warren Wants Congress to Ensure Presidents Can Be Indicted

For many Democrats, the aftermath of the Mueller report raised one central question: Would Robert S. Mueller III have charged President Trump with a crime if Justice Department policy had not prevented him from doing so? On Friday, Senator Elizabeth Warren said the answer was yes. Ms. Warren, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for […]

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The 2020 Race Is Testing Progressives’ Power. They’re Pushing Back.

Optimism filled the Prospect Park air as more than 100 supporters of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign gathered last week for an organizing event called “How to Be All In for Elizabeth.” But as dusk approached, the final “She Has a Plan” button was handed out, and the crowd of mostly millennial Brooklynites began to […]

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