Debates (Political)

12 Things to Know About Ohio Before 12 Candidates Debate There

NYT > U.S. > Politics As the 2020 Democratic candidates descend Tuesday on Westerville, Ohio, a northern suburb of Columbus, for the fourth presidential debate, here are 12 fast facts about politics and the economy in the Buckeye State that could help shape the upcoming election. Ohio is a historically accurate presidential predictor The state […]

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Democratic Debate Preview: The ‘On Politics’ Guide

NYT > U.S. > Politics Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox. Tonight, I’m writing to you from Columbus, Ohio, where The New York Times has descended in force for the biggest presidential primary debate in history. This one is particularly exciting for those of us at the paper, since The Times […]

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Young Black Voters to Their Biden-Supporting Parents: ‘Is This Your King?’

NYT > U.S. > Politics HOUSTON — A groan erupted at a Jaylan Jones, 20, said, “Older people have that conservative outlook on things,” even older black Democrats. “Young people don’t want Biden. We want Beto. We want Bernie,” said Ms. Jones, a junior. “I think we can convince them.” The difference in opinion across […]

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A Clash Over Barack Obama’s Legacy? Democratic Voters Don’t Want to Hear It

NYT > U.S. > Politics In some of the tensest moments of the 2020 debates, a viewer might have concluded that Democrats were poised for a large-scale clash over the legacy of President Barack Obama. There have been heated arguments about whether to stick with Mr. Obama’s architecture for health care policy or to pursue […]

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Age Isn’t Hurting 2020 Democratic Leaders, to Rivals’ Chagrin

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Biden Has Deep Connection to Black Voters. Will It Translate Into Votes? Sept. 15, 2019 Joe Biden Knows He Says the Wrong Thing Aug. 12, 2019 Among the three candidates in their 70s atop the polls, Ms. Warren is the most crisp when speaking to […]

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Biden Has Deep Connection to Black Voters. Will It Translate Into Votes?

NYT > U.S. > Politics BIRMINGHAM — At the Democratic primary debate last week, Joseph R. Biden Jr. prompted some distress within the party with a rambling, and join the conversation around the 2020 presidential race.] “A lot of us are just shaking our heads, saying it seems to be a disqualifying sentiment,” said Aimee […]

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A Debate Recap, and a Debate Preview: This Week in the 2020 Race

NYT > U.S. > Politics A slimmed-down Democratic debate dominated this week’s campaign news — but there were other developments, too. Here’s our weekly catch-up on the How Elizabeth Warren Raised Big Money Before She Denounced Big Money Sept. 9, 2019 Kamala Harris Apologizes for Her Reaction to ‘Mentally Retarded’ Remark About Trump Sept. 8, […]

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Biden and Warren Avoid Direct Conflict — But for How Long?

NYT > U.S. > Politics If Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Elizabeth Warren are headed for a showdown, neither of them appears in a hurry to get there. The two candidates have seemed to be on a collision course for much of the last few months: Mr. Biden as the Democratic front-runner and de facto […]

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Attacks on Biden in Debate Highlight Divide Over the Obama Legacy

NYT > U.S. > Politics HOUSTON — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. clung tightly to the legacy of the Obama administration in a Democratic primary debate on Thursday, trying to offer himself as a stand-in for the former president as an array of progressive challengers, led by Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, […]

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As Democrats Debate, Trump Offers Alternative: A Rambling Speech

NYT > U.S. > Politics BALTIMORE — Moments after Democrats took the debate stage on Thursday night, President Trump delivered a rambling and disjointed 68-minute speech accusing the news media and the “radical left” of wanting to destroy America. “Whether you like me or not, it doesn’t matter,” Mr. Trump told an audience of Republican […]

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