United States Politics and Government

Trump and California See Same Homeless Problem, but Not the Same Solutions

NYT > U.S. > Politics SAN FRANCISCO — Open-air heroin use. Sidewalks smeared in human feces. Blocklong homeless camps and people with severe mental illnesses wading through traffic in socks and hospital clothes. You would be forgiven if you thought that those descriptions of California’s urban ills came from the mouth of the state’s biggest […]

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Trump’s Challenge: Can His Word on Iran Be Trusted?

NYT > U.S. > Politics For a president with a loose relationship with the facts and poisonous relationships with allies, the attack on the Saudi oil fields poses a challenge: how to prove the administration’s case that Iran was behind the strike and rally the world to respond. President Trump must now confront that problem […]

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Warren and Trump Speeches Attack Corruption, but Two Different Kinds

NYT > U.S. > Politics Senator Elizabeth Warren stood beneath a marble arch in New York City, telling a crowd of thousands that she would lead a movement to purge the government of corruption. Not far from the site of a historic industrial disaster, Ms. Warren described Washington as utterly compromised by the influence of […]

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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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Elizabeth Warren, at Washington Sq. Park Rally, Promises to Take On Corruption

NYT > U.S. > Politics Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Social Security Plan: Raise Benefits by $200 a Month Sept. 12, 2019 Age Isn’t Hurting 2020 Democratic Leaders, to Rivals’ Chagrin Sept. 16, 2019 Bernie Sanders, in Las Vegas, Previews Plan for Affordable Housing Sept. 14, 2019 Go to Source

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During Kavanaugh Hearings, Senator Alerted F.B.I. to New Allegation

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — As the F.B.I. began looking into allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings last year, a Democratic senator wrote to the director of the bureau saying that he had “information relevant” to the inquiry, but that the F.B.I. apparently failed […]

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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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Kamala Harris Was Ready to Brawl From the Beginning

NYT > U.S. > Politics SAN FRANCISCO — The rebuttal sounded something like a threat. That seemed to be ] Yet if her 2003 run proved that Ms. Harris could thrive in campaign conflict, it was also an early lesson in the challenges of negotiating the party’s base, particularly for a politician more inclined toward […]

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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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