Tag: Clinton, Hillary Rodham

The Use of Private Email and Chats, This Time by Trump’s Family, Comes Under Fire

WASHINGTON — In the waning days of the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump turned his focus to the F.B.I. investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server when she was secretary of state, suggesting it was “bigger than Watergate.” “Her criminal action was willful, deliberate, intentional and purposeful,” he said at a […]

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While You Wait for Mueller

This article is part of David Leonhardt’s newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it each weekday. Yes, I know you’ve heard this before, but many observers think it’s finally true: The Mueller report seems to be coming soon. I want to step back this morning and review what Robert’s Mueller investigation (and others) […]

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Democrats’ Immigration Confusion

This article is part of David Leonhardt’s newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it each weekday. The Democratic Party no longer has a clear policy on immigration. It used to, not so long ago. The party’s leaders knew what they favored and felt comfortable saying so. Their platform generally included: 1) a path […]

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Political Memo: For Female Candidates, the Era of Family Dynasties Fades Away

[Sign up for our politics newsletter and join our conversation about the 2020 presidential race.] Wife. Widow. Daughter. For decades in American politics, successful female candidates often belonged to political dynasties, following in the footsteps of a husband or father and relying on their famous last names to reassure voters. […]

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Bernie 2020, Pro and Con

This article is part of David Leonhardt’s newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it each weekday. At the start of the Democratic presidential primaries four years ago, I was talking with someone who had spent decades living in Vermont. She asked me what I thought about Bernie Sanders’s […]

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Anthony Weiner Is Out of Prison, and in a Re-Entry Center in Brooklyn

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Anthony D. Weiner, the disgraced former New York congressman, has been released from a federal prison in Massachusetts and moved to a re-entry center in Brooklyn to serve out the remainder of his sentence […]

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‘A Woman, Just Not That Woman’: How Sexism Plays Out on the Trail

In the words of her detractors during the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton was abrasive and shrill. She was aloof. She was unlikable. It’s not a coincidence that some of these adjectives are now bubbling up in discussions of Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand and Kamala Harris as they campaign […]

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Oversight, Not Overreach

For some weeks, President Trump has been in a swivet about “presidential harassment” — or, as the practice is more commonly known, congressional oversight of the executive branch. He was up before dawn on Thursday, tweeting that the House Intelligence Committee’s new inquiry into his financial dealings with foreign actors […]

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Roger Stone’s Dirty Tricks Put Him Where He’s Always Wanted to Be: Center Stage

WASHINGTON — For two years, Roger J. Stone Jr. has seemed like the most obvious suspect in an old-fashioned mystery, the self-described “dirty trickster” taunting the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, to come at him while selling T-shirts proclaiming his innocence. Mr. Stone has tried to write himself into […]

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Roger Stone Was Indicted. Here’s What We Learned.

WASHINGTON — In Friday’s indictment of Roger J. Stone Jr., a longtime informal adviser to President Trump, the special counsel for the first time revealed evidence of efforts by senior Trump campaign officials to learn how emails and other information that had been hacked by Russia and given to WikiLeaks […]

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Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Trump Attorney Michael Cohen

WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee has issued a subpoena to compel Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, to appear before the panel next month to formally correct false testimony that he delivered last year about a proposed Trump Organization project in Moscow, one of his lawyers confirmed on […]

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May the Best Woman Win

The February before the 2016 election, Dan Cassino, a political scientist at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and some of his colleagues tried to measure how threats to traditional masculinity affected male voting behavior. They polled 694 registered voters in New Jersey about their support for various candidates. Half of the respondents […]

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The Kind of Judge We Need

“Why do judges write?” Judge Patricia Wald asked in a 1995 article. “Why do we not simply decree results in individual cases and, as necessary, announce broader commandments about what the law requires?” Judge Wald, who at the time was a former chief judge of the United States Court of […]

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Run, Joe, Run

In the summer of 2016, it was becoming clear that Hillary Clinton was a weaker presidential candidate than many Democrats had expected. Some problems were of her own making (the Wall Street speeches), and some were overhyped by the media (emails!). But the bottom line was that she didn’t look […]

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Is the President Making Middle School Worse?

Immediately after Donald Trump’s election, alarming stories appeared of school bullies who seemed to be inspired by the new president. In York County, Pa., two students marched through their high school hallways holding a Trump sign while a third shouted, “White power!” A teacher in Kansas reported students taunting classmates […]

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News Analysis: Trump and Pompeo Embrace Autocrats and Disparage Opponents at Home

WASHINGTON — President Trump has long claimed that he puts “America first” overseas. But in two remarkable statements on Thursday, Mr. Trump and his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, explicitly favored foreign autocrats over elected American leaders. Mr. Pompeo chose Cairo, the site of President Barack Obama’s 2009 address to […]

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‘There’s a Real Tension.’ Democrats Puzzle Over Whether a Woman Will Beat Trump

Joyce Cusack would love to see a woman as president in her lifetime. But she is not sure it should happen in 2020. “Are we ready in 2020? I really don’t think we are,” said Ms. Cusack, 75, a former Democratic National Committee member from Florida. Too many Americans may […]

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