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Vision 2020

  1. mueller time
    Mueller Report Failed to Move Trump’s Approval RatingsDespite Barr’s spin and the damaging evidence in the actual report, Trump remains an unpopular president — who could still win reelection.
  2. vision 2020
    Joe Biden Reportedly Pushes Campaign Announcement to ThursdayHe’s “been running for president since 1987 and can’t figure the basics out, like where to stand on his first day?” said a former aide.
  3. vision 2020
    The Turnout Boom in 2018 Was a Preview for 2020A Trump-centric election and the expansion of ways to register and vote early should combine to keep turnout as high in 2020 as it was in 2018.
  4. bernie sanders
    Bernie Sanders: ‘Democratic Socialist’ Is Just a Synonym for New Deal LiberalSanders said Monday night that being a “democratic socialist” just means believing in FDR’s Second Bill of Rights.
  5. impeachment
    Warren’s Impeachment Gambit Could Work Out Well for HerBy endorsing impeachment even as House Democratic leaders and most of her rivals held back, she could strengthen her claim to progressive support.
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    Texas Senator John Cornyn’s Path to Reelection Just Got TougherTexas Democrat MJ Hegar narrowly lost a congressional race in 2018. Now, she’s taking on Cornyn.
  7. vision 2020
    Biden’s Shock-and-Awe Strategy for 2020 Race Smells Like Jeb’s in 2016Jeb Bush offers an eternal cautionary tale for early front-runners with ideological baggage.
  8. vision 2020
    Medicare for All Should Hurt (Some) Hospitals and DoctorsAchieving health-care justice in the U.S. will require taking on price-gouging hospitals and overpaid specialists.
  9. vision 2020
    Highlights From CNN’s Town Halls With Five 2020 CandidatesDemocratic candidates Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and Pete Buttigieg appeared at Monday night’s event.
  10. vision 2020
    Watch Amy Klobuchar’s ‘Please Clap’ MomentDrawing Jeb Bush comparisons isn’t the greatest move for a Democratic candidate who’s currently polling at 2 percent.
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    Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Need 2016 Support Levels to Win Lots of DelegatesThe 15 percent minimum threshold for winning delegates will make it easier for front-runners like Sanders and Biden to hog them.
  12. vision 2020
    Elizabeth Warren Is Coming for Your Student Loan DebtWarren’s sweeping plan to cancel tens of millions of Americans’ student loan debt sets a radically progressive standard for the 2020 field.
  13. vision 2020
    All the Democrats Who Are — and Aren’t — Running in 2020A guide to everyone hoping to take on Trump, from Cory Booker to Andrew Yang — and those, like Oprah, who are sitting this one out.
  14. vision 2020
    Democrats Should Court the Economically Anxious Trump Voters Who Don’t ExistIt is the political scientist’s job to accurately describe the marginal Trump voter’s motives. The politician’s job is to change them.
  15. impeachment
    Elizabeth Warren Comes Out for ImpeachmentWhere Warren leads, will other candidates follow — and will House Democrats be taken where they have so far refused to go?
  16. impeachment
    Should Democrats Impeach President Trump?Intelligencer staffers debate whether it would be principled or foolish to impeach the president with the election on the horizon.
  17. vision 2020
    Has Joe Biden Lost His Ability to Unite Democrats?If elite progressive concerns about Biden spread to actual Democratic voters, his status as a potential unity candidate could be seriously damaged.
  18. not mueller time
    All the News That Was Buried by the Mueller ReportToday was a good day to hide bad news, if you had it. But we excavated it.
  19. mueller time
    Trump Deserves Impeachment. But Should the Democrats Do It?Yes, Mueller seems to have provided an “impeachment referral.” But it remains risky and perhaps unnecessary this close to the 2020 election.
  20. mueller time
    On Obstruction of Justice, Mueller Punted to Congress and the 2020 ElectorateMueller strongly suggested that impeachment or electoral defenestration is the only remedy for the misconduct he documents.
  21. vision 2020
    Terry McAuliffe Won’t Run for President in 2020The ebullient former Clinton money man will refocus on Virginia, where his party’s troubles may enable him to return to the governorship in 2021.
  22. vision 2020
    The Fed Has Good News for Our Economy — and Trump’s CampaignThe central bank has decided to stop sacrificing economic growth to fears of phantom inflation. That could spur wage growth — and Trump’s reelection.
  23. vision 2020
    Pete Buttigieg Is Already Facing Anti-Gay Harassment on the Campaign TrailHis candidacy will reveal either the strengths or the limitations of the nation’s professed tolerance for LGBT people.
  24. vision 2020
    Buttigieg Wants to Bring Back One of Bill Clinton’s Signature ProposalsExpanding national service was Clinton’s most reliable 1992 applause line, and it could help candidates like Mayor Pete strike a communitarian tone.
  25. vision 2020
    Which Democratic Presidential Candidates Have Qualified for the First Debates?Thirteen candidates have already made the cut, thanks to their standing in the polls or grassroots fundraising.
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    Why Julián Castro Could Be 2020’s Dark Horse CandidateThe former San Antonio mayor and head of HUD has a long way to go to become a viable candidate, but the Latino vote could give him a path to victory.
  27. vision 2020
    In a Eulogy for a Friend, Biden May Have Buried the Old Democratic Party, TooBiden and his late South Carolina friend were both embodiments of a more accommodating era of politics. Can Biden “evolve” beyond it?
  28. vision 2020
    Is Pete Buttigieg Literally Parks and Rec’s Ben Wyatt?A young mayor, board-game enthusiast, and Leslie Knope fan could be the next U.S. president — in Pawnee, and in real life.
  29. bernie sanders
    Should Establishment Democrats Fear Bernie Sanders?Intelligencer staffers discuss the Vermont senator’s uneasy relationship with party insiders, and whether he’s any less electable than his rivals.
  30. vision 2020
    Poll Shows Roy Moore Is Still the Wacko to Beat in AlabamaMoore may draw multiple GOP rivals, but don’t bet the farm against him — or against Democratic incumbent Doug Jones.
  31. vision 2020
    Bernie Sanders Is the Howard Schultz of the LeftThere’s one independent 2020 candidate trying to unite red and blue America around bipartisan, common sense solutions. And it isn’t the coffee man.
  32. vision 2020
    A Long Talk With the 2020 Candidate Putting Climate Change FirstThe Washington governor on nuclear power, constituent Howard Schultz, and the prospect of debating Trump.
  33. vision 2020
    William Weld Isn’t Going to Save the GOP From TrumpThe former turned current Republican is as much of a threat to Trump as the gnats Richard Nixon swatted aside in 1972.
  34. vision 2020
    From Breezy Beto to Wonky Warren: How Candidates Use PolicyPolicies can be an ideological marker, a signature, or even an identity.
  35. vision 2020
    Why Joe Biden’s ‘Obama Strategy’ Is Smart — and RiskyObama’s mantle can hide a multitude of Biden’s political sins. But it also draws attention to Obama’s hands-off attitude toward 2020.
  36. vision 2020
    Trump Raises $30 Million in First Quarter, Smashing Democratic NumbersFor Democrats, just as distressing as the total is Trump’s success with small donors: a reported 99 percent of donations were $200 or less.
  37. vision 2020
    What Changes When the Presidential Field Is Full of Mothers, Not Just FathersFatherhood has generally worked as a bonus for male politicians. For women in politics, motherhood is much more complicated.
  38. vision 2020
    Report: Joe Biden to Run Obama Nostalgia CampaignAs the party moves to the left, Joe Biden is banking on the Obama bubble.
  39. vision 2020
    Pete Buttigieg Announces Presidential CampaignWelcome to the race, Mayor Pete.
  40. vision 2020
    The 10 Worst Presidential-Nomination CampaignsThere have been plenty of woofers — and warnings — for the 2020 presidential field.
  41. vision 2020
    Mayor Pete Is the Democrats’ Folksiest Heartland Hope. Really!Perhaps what they need to win the presidency is a gay Rust Belt millennial who has never governed anything but the fourth-largest city in Indiana.
  42. vision 2020
    Echoing Trump, McConnell Calls for Making 2020 a ‘Referendum on Socialism’When conservatives cannot tout their own agenda, launching a Red Scare is a handy perennial approach.
  43. politics
    Massive Stop & Shop Strike Raises the Stakes for 2020 DemocratsAs a national strike wave continues, Democratic candidates will have to work hard for labor’s vote.
  44. early and often
    Corey Lewandowski Is Advising a Candidate Planning to Challenge AOCTrump’s former campaign manager has been helping Ruth Papazian, a medical journalist who’s launching a long-shot challenge to the first-term Democrat.
  45. vision 2020
    Manchin Torments Democrats Some More With Endorsement of Susan CollinsThe sort-of-Democratic senator from West Virginia is doing everything he can to undermine his party’s drive to regain control of the upper chamber.
  46. vision 2020
    Joe Biden May Be Less Electable Than He LooksWhen voters are presented with negative information about both Biden and Trump, the Democrat’s advantage disappears, according to a new poll.
  47. vision 2020
    Why Democrats Could Pick a Nominee Sooner Than You ThinkWhile pundits like to dream of a contested convention, an early knockout remains a real possibility.
  48. andrew yang
    Andrew Yang Plans to Use a 3D Hologram for Remote CampaigningWatch Yang’s hologram duet with Tupac’s.
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    Trump May Freak Out Florida With Green Light for Offshore DrillingFlorida Republican elected officials fear Trump’s relationship with fossil-fuel industries could lead him to a politically disastrous decision.
  50. vision 2020
    Bernie Sanders Can Still Set Himself Apart on Medicare for AllHis Medicare for All plan is now just one of many in the 2020 field, but he has some advantages over candidates open to more incremental reform.
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