Tag: Clinton, Hillary Rodham

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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2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Lining Up. Who Matches the Moment?

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s formation of an exploratory committee for president on Monday represents a sort of political ball drop, the beginning of a new year and new campaign that will feature an unusually large number of Democrats seeking the presidency. Or will it? As the 2020 Democratic primary gets underway, […]

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Departing House Republicans Try to Keep Investigation Into F.B.I. Alive

WASHINGTON — In one of their final acts in the House majority, Republicans released a letter on Friday urging their Senate counterparts to pick up their politically charged inquiry into the handling of the F.B.I.’s investigations of President Trump’s campaign and Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, and […]

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Secret Experiment in Alabama Senate Race Imitated Russian Tactics

As Russia’s online election machinations came to light last year, a group of Democratic tech experts decided to try out similarly deceptive tactics in the fiercely contested Alabama Senate race, according to people familiar with the effort and a report on its results. The secret project, carried out on Facebook […]

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Yes, Russian Trolls Helped Elect Trump

This year, researchers at Ohio State University tried to measure the impact that fake news had on the 2016 election. They based their analysis on a postelection survey in which they’d asked voters 281 questions, three of which were intended to determine their exposure to online disinformation. Respondents were asked […]

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The Secret to Winning in 2020

Young or old? Female or male? White, black or Latino? The first stage of the 2020 presidential campaign — the jockeying stage — is underway, and Democrats are trying to figure out who the ideal candidate is. They’re asking the wrong questions, though. Demographic identity matters much less than people […]

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Mulvaney Called Trump a ‘Terrible Human Being’ in 2016

Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s pick to be acting White House chief of staff, described Mr. Trump in 2016 as a “terrible human being” who had said “disgusting and indefensible” things about women on the infamous “Access Hollywood” recording. Mr. Mulvaney, a former Republican congressman, made the comments in a debate […]

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Trump Is Compromised by Russia

One of the chief questions in the Trump-Russia scandal has been whether Vladimir Putin has leverage over the president of the United States, and, if so, what that leverage looks like. The significance of the fabled “pee tape,” after all, is not that it would reveal Donald Trump to be […]

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Ivanka Trump Says Her Private Email Use Has ‘No Equivalency’ With Hillary Clinton’s

WASHINGTON — The president’s daughter and White House adviser, Ivanka Trump, said her use of a personal email account for government business was not the same as Hillary Clinton’s using a private email server, which the president and his supporters had long argued was illegal. “There really is no equivalency,” […]

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Roger Stone Sought WikiLeaks’ Plans Amid 2016 Campaign, Associate Says

WASHINGTON — An associate of the former Trump campaign adviser Roger J. Stone Jr. released documents on Tuesday showing that as the presidential campaign heated up in the summer of 2016, Mr. Stone tried to dispatch him to find out what information WikiLeaks had that could prove damaging to Hillary […]

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Maybe They’re Just Bad People

Seven years ago, a former aide to Ralph Reed — who also worked, briefly, for Paul Manafort — published a tawdry, shallow memoir that is also one of the more revealing political books I’ve ever read. Lisa Baron was a pro-choice, pro-gay rights, hard-partying Jew who nonetheless made a career […]

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Clinton Wants Europe to Get Tough on Migration. It Already Has.

ROME — When Hillary Clinton warned in an interview this week that Europe’s centrist leadership needed to “get a handle” on migration, or risk further fanning the flames of populism, some wondered where she had been the last few years. “We already did this,” said Italy’s former center-left interior minister, […]

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Republicans Subpoena James Comey and Loretta Lynch Over Clinton Email Case

The House Judiciary Committee has issued subpoenas for James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, and Loretta E. Lynch, the former attorney general, as part of an investigation into their handling of inquiries into Hillary Clinton’s email server and possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. The subpoenas, issued […]

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Hillary Clinton: Europe Must ‘Get a Handle’ on Migration to Thwart Populism

Europe’s leaders need to send a much stronger message that they will no longer offer “refuge and support” to migrants if they want to curb the right-wing populism spreading across the Continent, Hillary Clinton warned in an interview published Thursday. Mrs. Clinton said that while the decision of some nations […]

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What Are Corrupt Politicians Thankful for? Partisan Warfare

Under federal indictment, Republican Representatives Chris Collins of New York and Duncan Hunter of California are both heading back to Congress. Rep. Collins has been charged with insider trading for using his concurrent position as a director of a pharmaceutical company to tip off associates, including his son, about negative […]

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How Long Before Trump Destroys the Rule of Law?

Tuesday’s revelation that the president had ordered his White House counsel to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey illustrates the fragility of even apparently bedrock political norms in the Age of Trump. The story prompted a new level of stunned outrage among Trump critics, even those already jaded by the […]

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Democrats Plan to Investigate Ivanka Trump’s Use of Private Email Account

WASHINGTON — President Trump, who campaigned in 2016 by aggressively criticizing Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, dismissed as “fake news” on Tuesday questions about a similar practice by his daughter Ivanka Trump during her early days working in the White House. A White House review showed that […]

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