Republicans Confront Unexpected Online Money Slowdown

In an otherwise favorable political climate, small-dollar donations have dropped for Republicans, making the party more reliant on megadonors to compete.

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Gun Sellers Stoke Fears to Boost Weapon Sales

The number of firearms in the U.S. is outpacing the country’s population, as an emboldened gun industry and its allies target buyers with rhetoric of fear, machismo and defiance.

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Gun Control Advocates Have More Money Now, but Money Can’t Buy Zeal

After more mass shootings, one side is gaining donors and political will; the other is galvanized by gun rights. Will anything be different?

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Rick Caruso’s Law-and-Order Campaign for Los Angeles Mayor

Rick Caruso, a billionaire front-runner in Tuesday’s primary election for Los Angeles mayor, has built his campaign on a law-and-order message.

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How Many Billionaires Are There, Anyway?

Forbes thinks there are 735 of them in America. Another count finds 927. Whatever the answer, the mystery is revealing — and the number is growing rapidly.

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Man Charged in Kidnapping of Bloomberg’s Housekeeper From Colorado Ranch

The man was accused of kidnapping an employee of Mr. Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor, and asking for the whereabouts of his daughters.

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Learning Loss Among Our Kids Is Significant. Here’s How to Help Them.

Will Covid closures lead to an overhaul of public school systems?

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As Adams Plots City’s Future, He Leans on a Past Mayor: Bloomberg

The relationship between Eric Adams, the Democratic mayoral nominee in New York City, and Mike Bloomberg has benefits for both men.

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Inside the I.R.S. Files of the Ultra-Wealthy

The journalist Jesse Eisinger breaks down the ProPublica investigation into how little the uber-rich pay in taxes, and what that means for the rest of us.

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The Real Tax Scandal Is What’s Legal

The wealthiest Americans live by a different set of rules, lavishly spending money that isn’t taxed as income.

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Mark Levitan, Who Measured the True Face of Poverty, Dies at 73

He came up with a more realistic threshold, changing the way New York City determines who is impoverished and persuading the Obama White House to follow suit.

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Bloomberg Gives $150 Million to Help Universities Diversify STEM Doctorates

The initiative, which will benefit Johns Hopkins and six other institutions, will be named in honor of Vivien Thomas, best known for his work treating “blue baby syndrome.”

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Could ‘Young Rock’ Be Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Apprentice’?

A wrestler’s job is to sell an absurd fiction, and make it reality — maybe it’s not so different from politics.

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Help, We Can’t Stop Writing About Andrew Yang

The outsider brings provocative ideas and good vibes. But can an “empty vessel” really make it through New York’s shark-infested media waters?

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Elizabeth Warren Grapples With Presidential Loss in New Book

In “Persist,” the Massachusetts senator delves into gender issues and her own shortcomings after her failed bid for the Democratic nomination.

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Dozen Megadonors Gave $3.4 Billion, One in Every 13 Dollars, Since 2009

A new study shows the role of the super rich in politics since the Supreme Court loosened restrictions on political spending more than a decade ago.

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Bloomberg Employees Get Access to Hospital’s Vaccine Slots

A company memo on Tuesday informed the staff that NYU Langone would “provide vaccines for Bloomberg employees who meet the eligibility requirements.”

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The City Where Cars Are Not Welcome

As automakers promise to get rid of internal combustion engines, Heidelberg is trying to get rid of autos.

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Ray McGuire Has It All. He Still Wants to Be N.Y.C. Mayor.

Raymond McGuire has lived a grand New York life, conquering Wall Street and kibitzing with Steve Martin. But in his campaign for mayor, he is eager to reach beyond his wealthy supporters.

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Why This Billionaire Will Never Leave New York

For the cosmetics mogul and philanthropist Leonard Lauder, the city, with its museums, public transit and parks, is an explorer’s delight.

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Bloomberg Funds Last-Minute Advertising Blitz for Biden in Texas and Ohio

The billionaire former New York City mayor has concentrated largely on Florida in the general election. But his private polling found President Trump vulnerable in two of the country’s biggest red states.

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Black New Yorkers Are Twice as Likely to Be Stopped by the Police, Data Shows

A report shows Black neighborhoods have been more heavily patrolled, but police officials have said that enforcement is mostly driven by 911 and 311 calls, not racial bias.

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There Are Better Ways for Bloomberg to Spend His Money

If he wants to help Joe Biden in Florida, Michael Bloomberg should help re-enfranchise thousands of formerly incarcerated people.

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How Politics Gutted Ex-Felon Voting Rights in Florida

It’s a cautionary tale about the messy process of citizen-led ballot initiatives and how a dominant political party can exert its power.

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Bloomberg Says He’ll Spend $100 Million in Florida to Help Biden

The move came as polls show a tight race in Florida, and after criticism that the New York billionaire had not delivered on his promise to put his fortune behind defeating President Trump.

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How to Fix New York’s $5 Billion Budget Crisis

Before he borrows, Mayor de Blasio needs to make significant cuts to avoid greater pain later.

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Bloomberg to Give $100 Million to Black Medical Schools

The billionaire’s gift is meant to ease students’ debts and free them to serve in needy communities.

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Biden Speaks Once More, With Feeling

Capping off an odd, inventive TV convention, the nominee cast the election as a moral crusade and emotional journey.

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Democratic Convention: Best and Worst Moments From Joe Biden’s Big Night

Our columnists and contributors give their rankings.

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‘He Stiffed Our Party’: Bloomberg Doubts Resurface Before D.N.C. Speech

Michael Bloomberg’s appearance on the final night of the Democratic convention has reignited questions about his pledge to throw his fortune behind the effort to defeat President Trump.

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Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety Pours $15 Million Into Races in 8 States

The group, Everytown for Gun Safety, hopes to help Democrats flip three Senate seats, win control of state legislatures and lift Joe Biden to victory in Florida.

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Here’s How New York Can Recover After the Coronavirus

Use this crisis to build a more inclusive and sustainable city.

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Ex-Field Organizer Sues Bloomberg Campaign, Alleging Breach of Contract

A former campaign worker for Michael Bloomberg filed a proposed class-action lawsuit on Monday, arguing she and thousands of others were tricked into taking their jobs and are owed overtime pay.

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Coronavirus in New York: 13 Confirmed Cases

Here’s how the outbreak, and the reaction to it, has unfolded in the state.

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How Biden Came Back

And how should we prepare for the coronavirus?

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Wall Street, Encouraged by Biden’s Wins, Breaks Out Its Checkbooks

Fearful of the more progressive candidates, some finance executives had sidelined themselves from the elections until Mr. Biden surged.

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Joe Biden Just Performed a Miracle

On Super Tuesday, he roared back to the front of the pack.

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Democrats Decide That Joe Biden, as Risky as He Ever Was, Is the Safest Bet

The former vice president had the Super Tuesday of his dreams, winning in places he hasn’t even set foot in recently.

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2020 California Primary: What Polls Show

Everything you need to know ahead of the California primary.

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South Carolina Primary Results: 5 Things We Learned

Joe Biden is “very much alive,” but the race is far from over as the Democratic presidential candidates turn toward the 16 contests on Tuesday.

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‘We’re the Base’: Black Democrats in South Carolina Want to Send a Message

As many prepare to rally around Joe Biden in Saturday’s primary, black voters want it known that their views of electability are not shaped by predominantly white states like Iowa.

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The Field: Biden’s Last Hope

Could winning the crucial black vote in South Carolina change the course of the former vice president’s struggling campaign?

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