Tag: Democratic Party

News Analysis: In Trump’s Immigration Announcement, a Compromise Snubbed All Around

WASHINGTON — Immigrant advocates denounced it as cruel. The conservative right howled that it was amnesty. What President Trump billed on Saturday as a compromise to end the country’s longest government shutdown pleased neither the Democratic congressional leaders whose buy-in he needs to strike a deal nor the core supporters […]

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In Iowa, Gillibrand Uses Small-Town Roots to Sell Electability

BOONE, Iowa — Senator Kirsten Gillibrand represents one of the biggest and bluest states in America, anchored by the nation’s largest urban metropolis. But as she made her way across snowy Iowa during her first visit as a presidential candidate, Ms. Gillibrand put far more emphasis on her upstate New […]

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Trump Offers Deportation Protections in Exchange for Wall Funding

WASHINGTON — President Trump announced on Saturday that he would extend deportation protections for some undocumented immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion in funding for a wall along the border with Mexico. In casting the proposal as a compromise, Mr. Trump sought to shift pressure to Democrats to end the […]

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Trump Expected to Offer Deportation Reprieves in Exchange for Wall Funding

WASHINGTON — President Trump is expected to announce on Saturday his support for extending deportation reprieves in exchange for $5.7 billion in funding for a wall along the southern border with Mexico, as Republican lawmakers and White House aides have pressured him to end the shutdown. Mr. Trump is expected […]

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As Beto O’Rourke Weighs 2020 Run, Democrats Chafe at His Go-It-Alone Style

For a moment in August, an event hall in Texas teemed with hope, taquitos and unity. It was a border-town stop for Beto O’Rourke’s Senate campaign, but another Democratic politician commanded particular attention: Gina Ortiz Jones, a history-making congressional candidate — gay, Filipina-American, an Iraq war veteran — hoping to […]

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Democrats Are United on Teacher Strikes. But They’re in a ‘Gladiator Fight’ Over Education.

When 30,000 Los Angeles teachers went on strike on Monday, prominent Democrats — and potential presidential candidates — lined up to give their blessings. Senator Kamala Harris of California said she was “standing in solidarity” with teachers, who are demanding higher pay, smaller classes and more support staff. “I’m with […]

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Doug Jones Risks His Alabama Senate Seat Over the Shutdown and the Wall

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — After Doug Jones scored an upset win in the Alabama Senate race in 2017, elated Democrats nationwide dreamed of winning in other deeply red corners of the country. Mr. Jones seemed to offer a model, rejecting labels like progressive or conservative and calling himself a “Doug Jones […]

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The Real Governments of Blue America

Officially, a big part of the federal government shut down late last month. In important ways, however, America’s government went AWOL almost two years earlier, when Donald Trump was inaugurated. After all, politicians supposedly seek office in order to get stuff done — to tackle real problems and implement solutions. […]

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Gillibrand Road Tests 2020 Campaign Themes, at a Diner Close to Home

TROY, N.Y. — Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s first stop on her newly announced presidential campaign was close to home — so close that it naturally invited questions about her unequivocal promise, just three months earlier, not to run for president as she sought re-election to represent this state. Ms. Gillibrand, a […]

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Would You Like to See Your Presidential Candidate Floss?

This article is part of the Frank Bruni newsletter. You can sign up here to receive the free newsletter every Wednesday. I remember when candidates announced their presidential bids in formal tableaux, with flags and members of their family placed just so. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, announced […]

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Editorial Observer: Democrats in Albany Let the Good Times Roll

Democrats in Albany had something altogether new and unfamiliar to warm them in bitter chill that marks the start of the legislative season: power. In November, the party won real control of the State Senate for the first time in more than a half-century. This week, Democratic senators — along with […]

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Kirsten Gillibrand, New York Senator, Joins Democratic Race for President

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, an outspoken advocate for women’s causes and electing more women to office, is entering the 2020 race for the White House herself, becoming the latest candidate to join what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary to take on President Trump. In an appearance Tuesday on […]

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With New Voting Laws, Democrats Flex Newfound Power in New York

ALBANY — After years of lagging behind other states, New York was set to radically overhaul its system of voting and elections on Monday, taking up several bills that would allow early voting, preregistration of minors, voting by mail and sharp limits on the influence of money. The bills, which […]

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Tulsi Gabbard says she’s running for president—here’s what you should know about her

Tulsi Gabbard Is Running For President—Here’s What You Should Know – HelloGiggles Tulsi Gabbard says she’s running for president—here’s what you should know about her this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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What’s Really at Stake in the Los Angeles Teachers’ Strike

For decades, public schools were part of California’s lure, key to the promise of opportunity. Forty years ago, with the lightning speed characteristic of the Golden State, all of that changed. In the fall of 1978, after years of bitter battles to desegregate Los Angeles classrooms, 1,000 buses carried more […]

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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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Stung by Florida Midterm Losses, Democrats See a Swing State Drifting Away

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. — After a painful midterm election for Florida Democrats that showed this crucial swing state drifting away from them, a group of party activists gathered at a Cuban restaurant last month to receive some bitter medicine — and a sober warning — to go with their croquettes […]

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Ocasio-Cortez Pushes Democrats to the Left, Whether They Like It or Not

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] WASHINGTON — Not so long ago, left-wing activists were dismissed as fringe or even kooky when they pressed for proposals to tax the super rich at 70 percent, to produce all of America’s power […]

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Brexit and the U.S. Shutdown: Two Governments in Paralysis

ImageLeft, pro- and anti-Brexit demonstrators outside Parliament in London last month. Right, a view of the Capitol during the government shutdown in Washington.CreditAndrew Testa for The New York Times LONDON — In Parliament, lawmakers are mired in gridlock over Britain’s departure from the European Union, with no clear path forward. […]

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Julián Castro, Former Housing Secretary, Announces 2020 Presidential Run

Julián Castro, the former housing secretary and former mayor of San Antonio, announced on Saturday that he would run for president, one of the most high-profile Latino Democrats ever to seek the party’s nomination. His first campaign stop will be in Puerto Rico, where he will speak on Monday at […]

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Trump Furloughed Me. Should I Take Up Pole Dancing?

Monday, Jan. 7 5:30 a.m. It’s the first full day I am furloughed, but I’m not sleeping in. My wife goes to a hot yoga class on Monday and she gets up at 5:30 a.m. to get there on time. I get up then, too, because she needs every light […]

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