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2020 Presidential Election

  1. contested election
    Futile Ploy to Overturn Election in Congress Divides GOPRepublicans in the Senate and House are publicly at odds over a pointless plan to block the certification of Biden’s win out of loyalty to Trump.
  2. the swamp
    The Full(est Possible) Story of the Four Seasons Total Landscaping Press EventA six-week, 37-source search for answers.
  3. politics
    ‘GOP Lawmakers Are Scared’: Republican Insiders Vent About ‘Stop the Steal’Party operatives sound off by text on Trump and his loyalists’ desperate legal antics.
  4. early and often
    Trump Spent His Holiday Weekend Bolstering His Loser RoutineA roundup of Trump’s latest preposterous election claims and flailing attempts to convince America that he’s definitely not a loser.
  5. 2020 presidential election
    Federal Judge Rebukes Trump’s Effort to Overturn Pennsylvania Election ResultsIn a scathing ruling, the judge said the Trump campaign was trying to “disenfranchise almost 7 million voters.”
  6. politics
    Michigan Legislators Spurn Trump’s Bid to Overturn Election ResultsThe president summoned the state’s Republican legislative leaders to the White House. They didn’t tell him what he wanted to hear.
  7. early and often
    Lindsey Graham Pressured Georgia Secretary of State to Toss Legal BallotsSecretary of State Brad Raffensperger says he’s alarmed by the efforts of Graham and other Trump allies to challenge Biden’s victory in Georgia.
  8. politics
    Trump Almost Acknowledges Losing the Election to Biden for the First TimeThe president offered some updates on COVID-19 vaccines, and came ever so close to admitting another administration would soon replace his.
  9. department of justice
    DOJ’s Top Election-Fraud Prosecutor Steps Down After Barr Jumps Into ElectionThe DOJ official overseeing election fraud stepped down hours after Barr authorized prosecutors to examine allegations of voting “irregularities.”
  10. new york city
    ‘New York Was Celebrating Together Today’Photographer Steven John Irby captures images of the citywide joy following President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump.
  11. 2020 elections
    How Fox News Covered Trump’s Election DefeatNews anchors at Trump’s favorite network played it straight, calling Biden “president-elect” and casting doubt on the president’s election lawsuits.
  12. memes
    Cory Booker Side-Eyes Beto O’Rourke Over Spanish Debate AnswerBooker made quite the face when O’Rourke answered a question in Spanish. Later in the debate … he answered a question in Spanish.
  13. 2020 presidential election
    How Electable Is Bernie Sanders?It’s not clear whether Sanders is actually stronger or weaker than his Democratic rivals as a potential challenger to Trump.
  14. vision 2020
    Mike Gravel, an 88-Year-Old Dark Horse 2020 Candidate Who’s a Hit With the TeensGravel has always been unconventional, going back to his days as a high-profile Senate opponent of the Vietnam War.
  15. 2020 presidential election
    Could Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams Form an Early Dream Ticket for 2020?There’s no real evidence to suggest it’s in the works, but it’s a fascinating possibility that could appeal to both pols.
  16. health care
    Beto and Bernie Offer Competing Plans to Fix Health CareMedicare for All is still the dominant Democratic health-care idea for 2020, but the less ambitious plan backed by O’Rourke could be a competitor.
  17. vision 2020
    White Evangelicals Are Still the Heart of Trump’s BaseYes, white Evangelical support varies modestly along with Trump’s overall standing, but it’s still his best demographic.
  18. vision 2020
    What Beto Backlash? Fundraising Haul Undercuts Reports of a Disastrous LaunchDespite negative reactions among journalists and on Twitter, his campaign raised $6.1 million in the first 24 hours, beating Bernie Sanders’s record.
  19. vision 2020
    George McGovern Proposed a Universal Basic Income. It Didn’t Go Well for Him.Long-shot presidential candidate Andrew Yang is proposing to mail every American a monthly $1,000 check. George McGovern tried that in the ‘70s.
  20. vision 2020
    Beto’s Cool, But Can He Win a Presidential Nomination?If O’Rourke can pass some early tests, his fundraising chops and his ability to mobilize young and Latino voters could make him formidable.
  21. 2020 presidential election
    Yes, a Contested Convention Could Actually Happen in 2020It’s still not likely to happen, but a vast Democratic field and proportional delegate awards could make things interesting in Milwaukee.
  22. green new deal
    Labor Fires Warning Shot on Green New DealAn AFL-CIO committee makes some threatening noises, but it sounds like a request for a seat at the table.
  23. impeachment
    Why Pelosi’s Anti-Impeachment Stand Makes SenseWithout a massive public opinion shift, initiating impeachment proceedings will just inflame Republicans and mislead Democrats.
  24. vision 2020
    Democrats Aim at Midwest With Choice of Milwaukee for 2020 ConventionDemocrats hope to tilt Wisconsin, and perhaps the entire region, but parties don’t always get a bump in the state where they hold their convention.
  25. donald trump
    Trump: I Am the WallThe wall has become more than a southern border barrier. It’s a metaphor for Trump’s promise to protect his base from economic and cultural change.
  26. vision 2020
    Heartland Progressive Sherrod Brown Won’t Run for President in 2020He was invisible in the polls, but Brown was widely thought to have potential as a progressive who appealed to white working-class voters.
  27. ilhan omar
    4 Reasons Republicans Are Keeping the Heat on Ilhan OmarOmar is a convenient target for Republicans hoping to distract attention from their own and their president’s extremism.
  28. vision 2020
    Republicans Are Going to Try the ‘Red Scare’ Strategy in 2020. Will It Work?Americans are now less hostile to socialism, but Republicans will still try their old strategy, as they need a distraction from Trump’s shortcomings.
  29. 2020 presidential election
    Bloomberg Won’t Run for President in 2020The former New York mayor will spend his time and money on issue advocacy, while possibly backing another candidate.
  30. vision 2020
    Hickenlooper Counts On Unconventional Path to the PresidencyIt may be the wrong year for this fan of fracking and bipartisanship.
  31. vision 2020
    Obama’s Call for Bipartisanship Failed. Why Do 2020 Dems Think They’ll Succeed?Candidates like Bernie Sanders seem to think they’ll get Republicans to go along with their agenda, though Obama couldn’t. They’ll need a plan B.
  32. 2020 presidential election
    What Should Democrats Do When Trump Attacks Them Over Reparations?While Democrats should dispute lies about what they mean by reparations, they should not retreat from the moral reckoning the country needs.
  33. vision 2020
    Democrats Don’t Have to Choose a Path to Victory Until the Fall of 2020The idea that Democrats must decide right now which states to prioritize in 2020 misses the lesson of 2016 that tactical flexibility is essential.
  34. 2020 presidential election
    Bill de Blasio’s Lost WeekendThe mayor returned to Iowa as part of his public consideration of a presidential run, and struggled with weather, logistics, and small audiences.
  35. 2020 presidential election
    Will 2020 Democrats Help Trump by Destroying Each Other?A huge Democratic field makes damaging the eventual nominee inevitable, unless candidates agree from the get-go to keep fights under control.
  36. filibuster
    Democrats Should Trust Democracy and Resolve to Kill the FilibusterA lot of Democratic senators running for president won’t challenge the filibuster. That’s a problem for Democrats.
  37. bernie sanders
    Bernie Sanders’s Two-Pronged Attack on American ExceptionalismBernie’s foreign and domestic policies may have more in common than you think, including a particular appeal to young people.
  38. 2020 presidential election
    The New Democratic Primary Calendar Makes Voters of Color Even More ImportantA changing calendar for 2020 means that soon after Iowa and New Hampshire very diverse states will dominate the calendar, and the contest.
  39. past is prologue
    If Ross Perot Couldn’t Win the Presidency, There’s No Hope for Howard SchultzPerot didn’t win a single state in 1992 — or cost Bush reelection. Schultz isn’t as well known, and there’s less of a rationale for his candidacy.
  40. vision 2020
    Big Trend Among Democratic Presidential Candidates: CapitalismWhile socialism is all the buzz in certain elite circles, old-fashioned regulated capitalism still prevails among most of Bernie Sanders’s rivals.
  41. 2020 presidential election
    Will Age Be an Issue in the 2020 Presidential Race?With Sanders running and Biden in the wings, Democrats need to take a serious look at the actuarial tables.
  42. william weld
    William Weld and the Strange Allure of No-Hope Primary ChallengesSo many people think Trump ought to have a primary challenger that they’ll exaggerate the importance of anyone who shows up.
  43. 2020 presidential election
    First 2020 Democratic Debate Will Be Two-Day, 20-Candidate Free-for-AllDemocrats won’t have a “kiddie table” debate or any other means of winnowing their enormous field.
  44. 2020 presidential election
    There’s a New, Improved Iowa Democratic CaucusThe new rules make it possible to participate by a “virtual caucus” and require an actual straw poll of all caucus participants.
  45. 2020 presidential election
    Looks Like the 2020 Democratic Presidential Field Could Be the Largest EverIn the past, very large presidential fields have produced unusual results, and more often than not, defeat.
  46. 2020 presidential election
    Biden and Sanders Have a Lot of Fans in CommonThe two men may represent different poles of the Democratic Party, but in part thanks to name ID, a lot of voters like both of them.
  47. 2020 presidential election
    Joe Biden May Be the Last Hurrah for Moderate DemocratsBarring a Biden nomination, the time seems ripe for progressives to take the wheel in the Democratic Party, and for moderates to fall in line.
  48. 2020 presidential election
    Report: Senator Amy Klobuchar’s Staff Mistreatment Goes Back a DecadeIt’s unclear how much fallout this will create for Klobuchar, who promoted the self-branding “Minnesota Nice” in her memoir The Senator Next Door.
  49. 2020 presidential election
    Report: Likely Presidential Candidate Klobuchar Mistreated Her StaffDo rumors about her conduct toward staff reflect sexist double standards, or evidence that’s she not so Minnesota Nice?
  50. 2020 presidential election
    Kamala Harris’s 2020 Launch Creates Nice Polling BuzzThe Californian is off to a good initial start in what will be a tough 2020 contest.
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