Presidential Election of 2020

Ambassador to E.U. to Testify That Trump Delegated Ukraine Policy to Giuliani

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — Gordon D. Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, will tell House impeachment investigators on Thursday that President Trump essentially delegated American foreign policy on Ukraine to his personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, a directive that he will say he disagreed with but nonetheless followed. Mr. […]

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Macabre Video of Fake Trump Shooting Media and Critics Is Shown at His Resort

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — A video depicting a macabre scene of a fake President Trump shooting, stabbing and brutally assaulting members of the news media and his political opponents was shown at a conference for his supporters at his Miami resort last week, according to footage obtained by The New York Times. […]

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Missing From Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 Surge: Democratic Endorsements

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren has built her following in part by taking pictures with thousands of voters deep into evening after campaign events, but her dinner audience here one night last month was far smaller. And Ms. Warren’s guests were more interested in hearing, and politely challenging, her campaign […]

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Hunter Biden to Leave Chinese Company Board, His Lawyer Says

NYT > U.S. > Politics Hunter Biden, son of Joseph R. Biden Jr., the former vice president and a Democratic presidential candidate, intends to step down from the board of a Chinese company by the end of the month, according to a statement from his lawyer. Hunter Biden’s lawyer, George Mesires, said in a statement […]

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James Comey Would Like to Help

NYT > U.S. > Politics James Comey slumps strategically in restaurants — all 6-foot-8 of him, drooping faux-furtively with his back to the room — and daydreams about deleting the civic-minded Twitter feed where a bipartisan coalition pronounces him a national disgrace. He sleeps soundly — nine hours a night, he ballparks — and organizes […]

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At Louisiana Rally, Trump Lashes Out at Impeachment Inquiry, Pelosi

NYT > U.S. > Politics LAKE CHARLES, La. — President Trump left a dizzying trail of developments behind him in Washington on Friday evening, swapping the confines of the capital for a fiery rally where he used foul language, fierce political attacks and personal grievances to light up his supporters for the second day in […]

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Giuliani’s Ukraine Team: In Search of Influence, Dirt and Money

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — When Rudolph W. Giuliani set out to dredge up damaging information on President Trump’s rivals in Ukraine, he turned to a native of the former Soviet republic with whom he already had a lucrative business relationship. Lev Parnas, a Ukrainian-American businessman with a trail of debts and lawsuits, […]

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Democrats Will Hope for a ‘Bump’ at Next Week’s Debate. What’s It Worth?

NYT > U.S. > Politics Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at Perhaps more important, the exchange gave her fund-raising operation a shot of adrenaline: Just 24 hours after the debate, she had raised $2 million. But she soon fell from the race’s top tier, and has not broken into the double digits in […]

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Trump Denies Quid Pro Quo for Ukraine, but Envoys Had Their Doubts

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — President Trump has repeatedly denied that there was any quid pro quo attached to his pressure on Ukraine to investigate his political enemies, but a Mr. Sondland then raised the proposed statement by Mr. Zelensky. “To avoid misunderstandings, might be helpful to ask Andrey for a draft statement […]

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