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Vision 2020

  1. endorsements
    Dershowitz ‘Could’ Vote Biden, Would Like to Be Socially Acceptable AgainTrump’s favorite attorney has previously raised concerns about being shunned by liberal elites. Just don’t ask him about that Jeffrey Epstein stuff.
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    4 of the 5 Top-Polling Democrats Land on Same Primary-Debate NightBy the luck of the draw, Elizabeth Warren will be the only high-ranking candidate appearing during night one of the first round of debates.
  3. bernie sanders
    Why Does Bernie Sanders Cling to ‘Socialism’?Intelligencer staffers discuss the pros and cons of being associated with a still-polarizing term.
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    Qualifiers for the First 2020 Democratic Primary Debates AnnouncedThe roster shows the number of candidates qualifying equaling the DNC’s cap of 20. Steve Bullock is unhappy with his exclusion.
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    Elizabeth Warren’s One-Two Punch for Conquering WashingtonThe policy-oriented senator has at least a good start on a plan for enacting her plans.
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    Jimmy Carter Is Emerging As a Role Model in the 2020 PrimariesNot only is his name no longer a political slur, Democratic candidates are actively trying to emulate him.
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    Joe Manchin Is the Worst, But We’ll Miss Him When He’s GoneIf Manchin follows through on his retirement threat, Democrats will have a hard time taking back the Senate in 2020 — or the foreseeable future.
  8. socialism
    Bernie Sanders Is Right — We’re All ‘Socialists’ NowThe government will always intervene in markets. The real debate is about whose interests it should serve when it does so.
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    The Iowa Caucuses Aren’t Going Anywhere. Get Used to It.Complaints about Iowa’s unfair influence tend to miss that it’s already ceded a bit of power, and creating a new system is exceedingly difficult.
  10. politics
    Democrats React to Trump Saying He’d Accept Foreign Dirt on 2020 RivalsTrump’s interview with George Stephanopoulos garnered criticism from 2020 Democrats, including more calls for impeachment from Gillibrand and Warren.
  11. the national interest
    Trump Goes on TV to Solicit 2020 Foreign CollusionHe’s not hiding his intentions here.
  12. vision 2020
    Elizabeth Warren Edges Past Sanders in New 2020 PollsSanders still leads in the polling averages. But he also appears to have a lower ceiling of potential support than the Massachusetts senator.
  13. politics
    Howard Schultz’s Presidential Campaign Is Going on Summer VacationHe says he might jump back in the race if Joe Biden is not the Democratic nominee.
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    Trump Can’t Stop Lying About His UnpopularityHis latest assault on unwelcome poll numbers — including data from his own campaign — shows he’s compelled to deny reality and make up his own.
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    Democrats Need Brains As Well As SpineThe problem that Joe Biden exhibits in praising bipartisanship is one of understanding, not of will.
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    Why the House Probably Won’t Flip in 2020The House bears watching because Democrats are holding a lot of districts Trump carried in 2016, but so far signs are good for Pelosi’s team.
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    The States Trump Might Plausibly Aim to Flip in 2020There are no states that look like ripe fruit for Trump, though Minnesota, New Hampshire, Maine, Nevada, and maybe Virginia are possibilities.
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    Class Divides Republicans – But Not Democrats – on Economic IssuesA new study suggests Democrats have much to gain – and little to lose – by campaigning on a progressive economic message in 2020.
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    Tulsi Gabbard Had a Very Strange ChildhoodWhich may just help explain why she’s so totally out of place in today’s Democratic Party. And her long-shot race for the presidency.
  20. vision 2020
    Tulsi Gabbard Had a Very Strange ChildhoodWhich may just help explain why she’s so totally out of place in today’s Democratic Party. And her long-shot race for the presidency.
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    Warren and Buttigieg Are Gaining Ground in IowaThe gold-standard Iowa Poll by Ann Selzer shows support for Biden and Sanders weakening, and two clear tiers emerging below them.
  22. the power grid
    Bill de Blasio Tries to Find Someone, Somewhere, Who Wants to Vote for HimThe Democratic primaries might be anyone’s game to lose, except for the New York mayor.
  23. vision 2020
    Not As Many ‘Bernie or Bust’ Voters As FearedAnd a lot of Sanders supporters who voted for Trump or stayed home in 2016 were, like everyone else, misled by the assumption Clinton had it won.
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    Is the DNC ‘Winnowing’ Potentially Strong 2020 Presidential Candidates?The party can’t make everyone happy, but yes, there have been some late bloomers who did well despite poor early polls.
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    Should Democrats Hold a Climate-Change Debate?Intelligencer staffers discuss whether the DNC dropped the ball by ruling one out.
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    Democrats Are Reviving an Old Populist TraditionBold proposals from 2020 candidates aimed at reforming how government works could change Democrats’ reputation as the party of government itself.
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    If Trump Were Smart, He’d Raise the Minimum Wage Before 2020Hiking the wage floor to $10 would earn Trump media praise and “populist” bona fides — without actually hurting the GOP donor class.
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    Raise Wages, Bernie Sanders Tells Walmart ShareholdersThe 2020 candidate joined Walmart associates at the company’s annual shareholder meeting, saying it still pays many employees “starvation wages.”
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    Could Biden’s Opposition to Federal Abortion Funding Bring Him Down?Backing the federal abortion-funding ban used to be bipartisan — but now Biden is embracing a stance that’s increasingly anathema to Democrats.
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    A Brief History of Old Guys Who Became President of the United StatesIn a shift from the early days of the presidency, septuagenarians Trump, Sanders, and Biden aren’t all that old compared to their peers.
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    AOC Is Right: There’s No Point in Debating John DelaneyOcasio-Cortez doesn’t need to debate the presidential candidate on Medicare for All — and not just because he’s failing to register in the polls.
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    How Much Does Age Matter for Presidential Candidates in 2019?Intelligencer staffers discuss whether the over-70 crowd should worry about their electoral prospects.
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    Warren’s ‘Economic Patriotism’ Plan Beats Trump at His Own GameThe senator has a plausible, eco-friendly plan for reviving American manufacturing and shrinking the trade deficit.
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    Why Can’t the Irreligious Have Their Own Presidential Candidate?It’s an opening that someone in a huge Democratic presidential field — maybe de Blasio? — might consider exploiting.
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    Joe Biden’s Climate Plan Proves He’s a Weather VaneBiden is more of an opportunist than an ideological centrist. But the left can’t count on the wind always blowing in its direction.
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    Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren Are Making Massive Bets on IowaBut is aggressive organization-building still the best way to win the nation’s first caucus?
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    Nobody’s Conceding California to Kamala Harris in the 2020 RaceThe Golden State’s favorite daughter needs a win at home, but it will be tricky, as appearances by 13 of her rivals this weekend showed.
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    A Kasich Primary Challenge to Trump Ain’t HappeningOnce the Ohioan was perceived as a viable challenger to Trump’s renomination. Now he’d need to put on a red hat to get any sort of GOP audience.
  39. mueller time
    Warren Calls for Making Prosecution of Sitting Presidents PossibleThe first 2020 candidate to call for Trump’s impeachment offers a way to make future impeachment proceedings less necessary.
  40. impeachment
    Should Democrats Reserve Impeachment for a Possible Second Trump Term?Without the ultimate remedy available, a reelected Trump could truly run wild.
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    More Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Calling for Trump’s ImpeachmentMueller’s statement on his investigation pushed a few more candidates into the pro-impeachment camp, while others are still hedging their bets.
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    Elizabeth Warren Wants to Show How Much She’d Save You in Child-Care CostsBuilding on the success of her student-loan calculator, Warren is offering voters a way to see what her child-care policy could do for their family.
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    Why Millennials’ Political Awakening Could Bury Trump in 2020All generations vote at higher rates as they age. But 2018 turnout data suggests that Trump has accelerated this process for millennials and Gen Z.
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    No One Knows How to Prepare for the Democratic DebatesThe details remain fuzzy, so 2020 candidates are casting around for ideas. Engineered viral moments? Planned attacks? Take a page from Carly Fiorina?
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    Trump’s Grossly Dishonest Appeal to African-AmericansTrump’s efforts to depict himself as an opponent of overzealous law-and-order politics and a champion of criminal-justice reform is beyond belief.
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    DNC Makes It Tougher to Qualify for Fall Presidential DebatesIf the 2020 presidential field hasn’t been “winnowed” by the fall, the DNC will take matters into its own hands.
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    Which Democratic Presidential Candidates Have Qualified for the First Debates?Twenty candidates have already made the cut, thanks to their standing in the polls or grassroots fundraising.
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    In Appeal to Moderates, Bernie Calls for Worker-Ownership of Means of ProductionSanders’s new plan for increasing labor’s share of profits is both more socialist – and more popular – than some of his more conventional policies.
  49. mitch mcconnell
    Mitch McConnell: ‘Oh, We’d Fill’ Potential Supreme Court Vacancy in 2020The majority leader laughed as he rejected the argument he used to block Obama Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland in 2016.
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    Is Elizabeth Warren a Serious Contender After All?Intelligencer staffers discuss what her recent surge in the polls signifies about the future of her candidacy.
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