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Joe Biden’s Poll Numbers Mask an Enthusiasm Gap

NYT > U.S. > Politics PROLE, Iowa — Joseph R. Biden Jr. is Elizabeth Warren Wants Wells Fargo to Explain Fees on Closed Accounts Aug. 21, 2019 Bernie Sanders Sets a Goal: Double Union Membership in 4 Years Aug. 21, 2019 The Next Democratic Debate Is One Poll Away From Being Split Over Two Nights […]

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John Hickenlooper Will Run for Senate in Colorado, a Key Target for Democrats

NYT > U.S. > Politics John Hickenlooper, the former Colorado governor who Joe Biden’s Poll Numbers Mask an Enthusiasm Gap Aug. 22, 2019 Elizabeth Warren Wants Wells Fargo to Explain Fees on Closed Accounts Aug. 21, 2019 Jay Inslee, Dropping Out of 2020 Race, Will Run for Governor Again Aug. 21, 2019 The Next Democratic […]

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Trump’s Interest in Buying Greenland Seemed Like a Joke. Then It Got Ugly.

NYT > U.S. > Politics It started as a headline seemingly straight out of The Onion. Then it unleashed a torrent of jokes on late-night television and social media. And finally it exploded into a serious diplomatic rupture between the United States and one of its longtime allies. In the latest only-in-Trumpland episode skating precariously […]

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Stephanie Grisham’s Turbulent Ascent to a Top White House Role

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — Stephanie Grisham doled out fast food and tracked lost gear as a press wrangler on President Trump’s 2016 campaign, far from the in-crowd flying on the gold-plated Trump jet. An early and hard-working convert to Mr. Trump’s cause, she told a reporter at one point that she was […]

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Bernie Sanders’ ‘Green New Deal’: A $16 Trillion Climate Plan

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — Senator Bernie Sanders on Thursday released a $16.3 trillion blueprint to fight climate change, the latest and most expensive proposal from the field of Democratic presidential candidates aimed at reining in planet-warming greenhouse gases. Mr. Sanders unveiled his proposal one day after Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington, who […]

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Migrant Families Would Face Indefinite Detention Under New Trump Rule

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — The Trump administration unveiled a regulation on Wednesday that would allow it to detain indefinitely migrant families who cross the border illegally, replacing a decades-old court agreement that imposed a limit on how long the government could hold migrant children in custody and specified the level of care […]

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Deficit Will Reach $1 Trillion Next Year, Budget Office Predicts

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — The federal budget deficit is growing faster than expected, even as President Trump openly considers more tax cuts and other ideas that would add to government debt. The deficit will reach $960 billion for the 2019 fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30, and $1 trillion for the 2020 […]

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N.R.A. Gets Results on Gun Laws in One Phone Call With Trump

NYT > U.S. > Politics President Trump spent at least 30 minutes on the phone Tuesday with Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the National Rifle Association, the latest conversation in an aggressive campaign by gun rights advocates to influence the White House in the weeks since the back-to-back mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. […]

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Trump Accuses Jewish Democrats of ‘Great Disloyalty’

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Tuesday that any Jewish person who votes for a Democrat is guilty of ignorance or “great disloyalty,” intensifying his efforts to drive in a partisan wedge over religion and support for Israel even as he appeared to draw on an anti-Semitic trope. Mr. Trump […]

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Putting a Positive Spin on Oil Exploration in the Arctic Refuge

NYT > U.S. > Politics When the Trump administration first pushed to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil exploration, it predicted that drilling would generate a windfall for the federal Treasury: $1.8 billion, by a White House estimate. But two years later, with the expected sale of the first oil and […]

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