In Infrastructure Votes, 19 Members Broke With Their Party

The defectors who crossed partisan lines in Congress include 13 Republicans who supported the bill and the six liberal members of “The Squad,” who opposed it.

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A Foul Play by Progressives Over Israel’s Iron Dome

Progressive Dems are wrong to target a defensive weapon system. 

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As Scott Stringer’s Campaign Reeled, the Media Was Confounded

Handling a delicate allegation of sexual misconduct is a lot more challenging than covering a horse race.

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An Accusation Blew Up a Campaign. The Media Didn’t Know What to Do.

Handling a delicate allegation of sexual misconduct is a lot more challenging than covering a horse race.

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House Narrowly Passes $1.9 Billion Capitol Security Bill

The one-vote margin of passage reflected opposition on the right and left. The measure faces long odds in the Senate, where it is likely to face a filibuster.

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Save Snow Days!

Haven’t kids lost enough this year?

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N.Y.P.D.’s Robot Dog Returns to Work, Touching Off a Backlash

Deployed at a public housing building, the device drew condemnation as a stark example of police power and misplaced priorities.

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Nadler, Ocasio-Cortez and Others in Congress Call on Cuomo to Resign

At least nine Democrats in New York’s congressional delegation said Friday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has become engulfed by scandals, had lost the ability to govern.

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‘Georgia Is Not New York’: Progressives Adapt Efforts for Senate Runoffs

The two Democrats running in Georgia don’t share the far-reaching policy goals of their party’s left flank, but progressives are still trying to help their campaigns — with modified messages.

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Treasury Secretary Warren? Progressives Line Up to Press Their Agenda on Biden

With control of the Senate unclear, liberal Democrats are trying to figure out how to achieve their policy goals through the White House.

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What Does the Democratic Party Stand for?

Nearly four years after Hillary Clinton’s loss, it’s still hard to tell.

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Progressive Victories Signal Staying Power for the Movement

After Bernie Sanders fell to Joe Biden, the young left mourned what could have been. Now, after a series of victories in congressional races, it’s hopeful again.

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Cori Bush Defeats William Lacy Clay in a Show of Progressive Might

The upset of the veteran congressman from St. Louis sent tremors though the Democratic establishment in Missouri and Washington, D.C.

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Jamaal Bowman, Progressive Insurgent, Defeats Eliot Engel in House Primary

Mr. Bowman defeated the 16-term incumbent in a race that pitted the Democratic establishment against the party’s progressive wing.

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Insurgent Wave in New York Pushes Old Guard Democrats Aside

Three insurgent candidates were poised to win their congressional primaries in New York, hinting at a broad directional change for the party.

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How Progressive Candidates of Color Are Building Winning Coalitions

Candidates like Charles Booker and Jamaal Bowman are bringing together liberal white voters and voters of color, a dynamic seen this week in races in Kentucky and New York.

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We Talked to More Than 50 Democratic Officials. Almost All Want to Divert Police Funding.

Interviews with superdelegates and members of a Biden-Sanders task force found near-unanimous sentiment for redirecting money away from policing, with positions beyond what Joseph R. Biden Jr. has proposed.

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New York Primary 2020: What We Know

Candidates from the Democratic Party’s left wing are holding strong leads in the state’s primary contests.

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Engel Falls Behind as Insurgent Wave Upends House Primaries in N.Y.

Following the 2018 success of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, three progressive Democrats took commanding leads in their primaries.

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Lots of Drama But Little Certainty in Kentucky and New York Primaries

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez easily won her primary, though many other races in New York were still up in the air. Kentucky Democrats were deciding who would face Mitch McConnell in the fall.

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New York Primary, Kentucky Senate Showdown: What to Watch For Today

There are competitive House races in New York and Charles Booker faces Amy McGrath in the Senate primary in Kentucky. Results may be delayed because of the many voters casting absentee ballots.

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Kentucky and New York Hold Primaries Today: What to Watch For

There are competitive House races in New York and Charles Booker faces Amy McGrath in the Senate primary in Kentucky. Results may be delayed because of the many voters casting absentee ballots.

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N.Y. Primary: Who Is on the Ballot?

In many of the races, the victors are all but assured to win in the general election in November.

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Can the Most Vulnerable House Democrat Withstand a Progressive Challenger?

Representative Eliot Engel’s primary contest against Jamaal Bowman in New York is a test of the Democratic establishment’s ability to withstand its emboldened left wing.

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Hillary Clinton Backs Eliot Engel, in Her First House Primary Endorsement of 2020

Mr. Engel, a longtime New York representative, is trying to fend off a serious challenge from his left by Jamaal Bowman, who has been endorsed by Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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The New York Times’s Endorsements for New York’s Congressional Primary

Here are our endorsements in the congressional primaries. In-person voting begins June 13.

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Can Jamaal Bowman Be the Next A.O.C.?

The uprising over police violence fuels a progressive primary challenge.

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Eliot Engel’s Hot Mic Moment: ‘If I Didn’t Have a Primary, I Wouldn’t Care’

Mr. Engel, a Democratic congressman from New York, is facing a primary challenge and has been criticized for staying in Washington during the pandemic. He made the remark at an event after returning to the Bronx.

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