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2020 Elections

  1. 2020 election
    No, Hillary Clinton Is Not Going to Be the Democratic Nominee in 2020Mark Penn and Andrew Stein are indulging the new Republican vice of HRC2020 porn.
  2. 2020 elections
    With Mixed Feelings, Iowa Democrats Look Forward to Their 2020 CaucusesIowa Democrats have suffered two rough election years, but that adversity could help the state produce a Trump-ready nominee in 2020.
  3. politics
    Bernie Sanders and the Lies We Tell White VotersPoliticians who aren’t willing to alienate racists will end up pandering to them.
  4. the national interest
    Trump Is Trapped, and Trying to Protect Himself at All CostsHolding him accountable serves not only Democrats’ self-interest but the rule of law. That process begins now.
  5. politics
    A Different Kind of Democratic Party Is Rising in the SouthA more diverse and ideologically progressive breed of southern Democrat is moving to the fore, based on a coalition of minority and suburban voters.
  6. 2018 midterms
    2014’s Electorate Showed Up to the 2018 Election. But It Voted Differently.Exit polls from the pro-Republican 2014 and pro-Democratic 2018 elections show similarly shaped electorates, but a change in public opinion.
  7. 2018 midterms
    The Midterms Did Not Prove That Democrats Should Adopt Your Policy PreferencesCentrists and progressives will cherry-pick results and claim vindication. But last night’s elections were a mixed bag for ideologues of all stripes.
  8. the kavanaugh hearings
    Fear of a 2020 Primary May Have Made Lindsey Graham Go Feral Over KavanaughPerhaps private sycophancy towards Trump wasn’t protecting Graham’s flanks back home, so he went with public rage towards Trump’s enemies.
  9. the kavanaugh hearings
    Collins and Murkowski Face Political Repercussions at Home for Kavanaugh VotesCollins has guaranteed herself a tough reelection race in 2020, and Murkowski is already getting an intraparty threat from Sarah Palin.
  10. the kavanaugh hearings
    Ghosts of Anita Hill Testimony, Crime Bill Haunt Biden’s 2020 Presidential BidJoe Biden actions while he was chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee could cause problems for a presidential run.
  11. sexism
    Democratic Women Fear America Not Ready for a Woman As PresidentIt may take a midterm win driven by women to convince Democrats that it’s not risky to run a woman against Trump in 2020.
  12. profile
    Cory Booker Wants to Give You a Hug, and Be Your Next PresidentHe’s ready to run the most optimistic, earnest, emotionally present campaign in history — and is betting that’s what Trump’s America is ready for.
  13. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Why the Clock Is Ticking on Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court NominationIf Brett Kavanaugh isn’t confirmed soon, Trump’s mission to reshape the Supreme Court could get dicier.
  14. 2020 elections
    Report: Michael Bloomberg Plans to Run for President in 2020 As a DemocratThe former mayor of New York City would be 78 at the time of the election.
  15. 2018 midterms
    New Hampshire Democratic Front-runners Win, Famous Son LosesNew Hampshire will elect either its first black congressperson or its first openly gay congressperson in the fall.
  16. 2020 elections
    The Case for Michael Avenatti 2020The celebrity lawyer’s stunt candidacy just might teach Democrats that they can’t make progress without breaking a few norms.
  17. vision 2020
    Another Problem for Trump: A 2020 Primary Challenge Is Growing More LikelyIn New Hampshire, there are increasing signs that a fellow Republican will take on the president.
  18. Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 Maneuvering Is Getting Even More AggressiveShe’s already laid serious groundwork to take on Trump, and recent moves could have her muscling further ahead of the other potential candidates.
  19. How Darrell Issa Could Return to Washington As Indicted Congressman’s SuccessorIssa had been eyeing Hunter’s strongly Republican district from the moment he “retired.” A Hunter resignation or defeat could make it real.
  20. Democrats Vote to Strip Power From Superdelegates, Reform CaucusesFollowing the contentious 2016 primaries, the DNC embraced the biggest reforms to its presidential nomination process since the 1980s.
  21. Michael Cohen: I Won’t Accept a Pardon From ‘Criminal’ TrumpThe president’s former fixer has officially welcomed himself to the Resistance.
  22. Does a Tape of Donald Trump Saying the N-word Exist? Would It Matter If It Did?Four New York staffers discuss the political impact of Omarosa’s allegation that a recording of Donald Trump using an anti-black racial slur exists.
  23. Nobody’s Neutral About Trump’s Job PerformanceTrump’s approval ratings are normally high among Republicans and abnormally low among Democrats, with hardly anyone being unsure about him.
  24. Let’s Say Ruth Bader Ginsburg Retires in 2023. Then What?Even if Trump is reelected, his ability to reshape the Supreme Court depends on GOP control of the Senate, which looks iffy for 2020 and 2022.
  25. The ‘Democratic Extremism’ Narrative Distracts Attention From GOP ExtremismRepublicans and the MSM have their varying reasons for ignoring Trump-era GOP extremism and exaggerating ideological conflict in the Democratic Party.
  26. Elizabeth Warren Is Waging a Full-Body Fight to Defeat TrumpThe Massachusetts senator has emerged in the past few weeks as the de facto leader of the Democratic Party, and the candidate-of-the-moment for 2020.
  27. Why We Should Bury the Illusion of a Republican Revolt Against TrumpAgain and again, scattered GOP elites have called for abandoning Trump, and the rank and file have refused.
  28. Trump Has Obama’s Reelection Numbers, But Not His ChancesClinton and Obama were popular before and after their bad midterms. We’ve not seen a popular Donald Trump so far.
  29. The Debate Over Gerrymandering Is Changing in a Fundamental WayRedistricting isn’t just about nice-looking maps anymore.
  30. How to Maintain Your Sense of Proportion in the Trump EraThe closer we get to the 2018 and 2020 elections, the less sense it makes to treat Trump’s very presence as an intolerable, outrageous scandal.