Biden Can Still Rescue His Presidency

He needs to remember why the American people elected him. 

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Attack at a Synagogue in Texas

Reaction to the hostage siege in Colleyville, Texas. Also: Glass barriers in the subway; the Bronx fire; Democrats’ task; vote counting and the V.P.

#bronx-nyc, #congregation-beth-israel-colleyville-tex, #cytron-walker-charlie, #deaths-fatalities, #democratic-party, #fires-and-firefighters, #harris-kamala-d, #jews-and-judaism, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #morris-mary-1947, #new-york-city, #subways

Hochul Outpaces Foes by Raising a Record-High $21.6 Million for Campaign

The fund-raising haul positions Gov. Kathy Hochul, who leads her rivals in polls, as a prohibitive favorite to win her first full term as governor of New York in November.

#campaign-finance, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #hochul-kathleen-c, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #primaries-and-caucuses, #suozzi-thomas-r, #williams-jumaane-d, #zeldin-lee-m

Bill de Blasio Says He Won’t Run for Governor After All

Mr. de Blasio, the former New York City mayor, had signaled for months that he planned to run for governor, but he faced long odds in a crowded Democratic primary.

#de-blasio-bill, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #mayors, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government

Congress Can Trade Stocks or Keep the Public Trust. Not Both.

Why on earth are representatives and senators allowed to trade stocks?

#burr-richard-m, #democratic-party, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #house-of-representatives, #krishnamoorthi-raja, #merkley-jeffrey-a-1956, #ossoff-jon, #pelosi-nancy, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #securities-and-exchange-commission, #senate, #spanberger-abigail, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warren-elizabeth

The Democratic Party’s Latino Voter Problem

Given the political stakes as well as the stakes for Latino families, Democratic leaders must do better.

#democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #midterm-elections-2022

Marchers Honor King and Call on Senate to Pass Voting Rights Legislation

The holiday came a day before the Senate returns to debate what is expected to be a doomed effort to pass the legislation. But advocates say they aren’t giving up.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #king-martin-luther-jr, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements, #washington-dc

Senate Democrats Press Ahead With Debate on Voting Rights Bill

The Senate on Tuesday will begin to debate new voting rights protections, even though the measure appears all but dead in the face of two key Democratic defections.

#democratic-party, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #law-and-legislation, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-act-1965, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Welcome to the ‘Well, Now What?’ Stage of the Story

It’s been a very long year for Joe Biden. 

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #buttigieg-pete-1982, #cruz-ted, #democratic-party, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #harris-kamala-d, #presidential-election-of-2024, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

This Isn’t the Presidency Biden Imagined for Himself

The problems the president is facing are an almost perfect inversion of the problems Obama faced.

#american-families-plan-2021, #american-jobs-plan-2021, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #democratic-party, #infrastructure-investment-and-jobs-act-2021, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supply-chain, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

What Is Joe Biden Thinking?

The strange strategy of a staggering presidency.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warren-elizabeth

More Mojo, Joe!

Less Senate bean soup, more affordable meat.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #caucus-room, #democratic-party, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

With Voting Bills Dead, Democrats Face Costly Fight to Overcome G.O.P. Curbs

Party officials now say they are resigned to spending and organizing their way around the new voting restrictions passed in Republican-controlled states.

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #midterm-elections-2022, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Democrats Face a Dilemma on Voting: Compromise or Keep Pressing?

With their broad voting rights push nearing a dead end, Democrats must soon decide whether to embrace a far narrower bipartisan effort to protect vote counting and administration.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Frustrated Democrats Call for ‘Reset’ Ahead of Midterm Elections

Democrats already were expecting a rough election year. But their struggle to advance priorities has some calling for a course correction.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elections, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #midterm-elections-2022, #republican-party

Hochul Unveiled a Sweeping Vision for New York. Now Comes the Hard Part.

After laying out her priorities in the State of the State address, Gov. Kathy Hochul must now work with the Legislature to back her with funding and new laws.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #democratic-party, #hochul-kathleen-c, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #stadiums-and-arenas, #state-legislatures, #state-of-the-state-message-nys

Will Biden’s Voting Rights Speech Be Too Little Too Late?

I hope that this is a better-late-than-never situation.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #senate, #speeches-and-statements, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Democrats Plan to Fast-Track Voting Rights Bill, Speeding a Showdown

The move will allow for debate on the legislation to begin this week, hastening a confrontation with Republicans and the moment when Democrats could try to change Senate rules.

#democratic-party, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Ambition or Compromise?

After President Biden’s speech on voting rights, we explain the two camps in the debate about how to protect them.

#democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

The Gender Gap Is Taking Us to Unexpected Places

With unforeseen and underexplored consequences.

#colleges-and-universities, #democratic-party, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #voting-and-voters, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Analysis: Biden Defense of Filibuster Withers Under Partisan Rancor

The president left no doubt that he has reached a breaking point, lashing out at senators who are blocking voting rights legislation.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Biden Calls for Legislative Action on Voting Rights

President Biden says he won’t keep “quiet” any longer about protecting ballot access. But voting rights groups say he should’ve raised his voice months ago.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #georgia, #harris-kamala-d, #republican-party, #senate, #texas, #voting-and-voters, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

North Carolina Court Upholds Republican Gerrymander of Maps

The ruling set up a final battle over the maps in the state Supreme Court, where Democrats hold a slim edge.

#democratic-party, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #elections-state-legislature, #north-carolina, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden-Cheney 2024?

Saving American democracy may involve following Israel’s example.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cheney-liz, #democratic-party, #how-democracies-die-book, #israel, #levitsky-steven, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden Will Endorse Changing Senate Rules to Pass Voting Rights Legislation

In Georgia, the president will express support for altering rules around the Senate filibuster, setting up a confrontation with Republicans.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #democratic-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-act-1965, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Chris Hayes on How Biden Can Have a Better 2022

The political journalist discusses the Biden administration’s successes and failures with the economy, pandemic response and climate change.

#audio-neutral-informative, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #democratic-party, #hayes-chris-1979, #inflation-economics, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Voting Rights Groups Skipping Biden’s Speech Over Inaction

Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor, also will not be there, but she cited a scheduling conflict.

#abrams-stacey-y, #atlanta-ga, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #georgia, #harris-kamala-d, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-act-1965, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Randi Weingarten Still Wants Schools Open

Even with Omicron, the teachers’ union leader isn’t calling for shutdowns.

#american-federation-of-teachers, #chicago-teachers-union, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #democratic-party, #education, #education-k-12, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees, #weingarten-randi

Democrats Go Hunting For Missing Voters

Some strategists say the party needs a “radical departure” from its longstanding reliance on demographic changes to give Democrats a stable hold on political power.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Former ‘American Idol’ Star Clay Aiken Announces Run for Congress

Mr. Aiken said he was running as a “loud and proud Democrat” for an open House seat in his native North Carolina this year.

#aiken-clay, #american-idol-tv-program, #chapel-hill-nc, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #midterm-elections-2022, #north-carolina, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #united-states-politics-and-government

Talking to Voters From Both Parties

Readers are upset that Republicans in one of the focus groups still believe that the election was stolen. Also: Vaccine mandates; marriage and divorce.

#democratic-party, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #marriages, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Manchin’s Choice on Build Back Better: Mine Workers or Mine Owners

Senator Joe Manchin III is caught between the mine workers’ union, which supports President Biden’s social policy and climate bill, and mine owners in his state who oppose it.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #manchin-joe-iii, #mines-and-mining, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-virginia

Covid 3.0, Biden 2.0 and Trump Number … Well, We’re Not Quite Sure

The new year is off to an unusual start. 

#cheney-dick, #cheney-liz, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Biden Comes Out Swinging Against Republicans as His Agenda Stalls

The president pledged to use all of the powers of his office to thwart Republicans still under the thumb of Donald J. Trump.

#american-families-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #midterm-elections-2022, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Fury Alone Won’t Destroy Trumpism. We Need a Plan B.

Steve Bannon is thinking globally and acting locally. He’s not wrong. 

#arizona, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #how-democracies-die-book, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements, #wisconsin

Harry Reid’s Memorial Draws Tributes From Biden and Obama

Some of the country’s most prominent Democrats recounted tales showcasing the former Senate majority leader’s tenacity and modesty.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #funerals-and-memorials, #nevada, #obama-barack, #reid-harry, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

With Omicron, Teachers’ Unions Push for Remote Schooling, Worrying Democrats

Chicago teachers have voted to go remote. Other unions are agitating for change. For Democrats, who promised to keep schools open, the tensions are a distinctly unwelcome development.

#american-federation-of-teachers, #atlanta-ga, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #chicago-ill, #chicago-teachers-union, #collective-bargaining, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #fairfax-county-va, #kentucky, #lightfoot-lori, #milwaukee-wis, #newark-nj, #newark-teachers-union, #san-francisco-calif, #teachers-and-school-employees, #weingarten-randi

‘It’s Going to Be the White House Next’: Nine Democrats Grapple with Jan. 6

The lack of consequences for Republican leaders over Jan. 6 has Democrats worried for the future. But some also expressed empathy for the rioters.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

What Democratic and Republican Voters Really Think About the State of America

We convened two focus groups about Jan. 6 and democracy. Here’s what surprised us.

#democratic-party, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Our Democracy Isn’t Just Going to Fix Itself

It needs your help.

#democratic-party, #electoral-college, #house-of-representatives, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

4 Takeaways From the Jan. 6 Capitol Attack Commemoration

President Biden took a confrontational approach to his predecessor, who isn’t going away, and other takeaways from the commemoration events.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #capitol-building-washington-dc, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

At the Capitol, a Day of Somber Remembrance

The anniversary of Jan. 6 was part national commemoration, part group therapy session and part slick production as Democrats marked the deadliest attack on the Capitol in two centuries.

#capitol-building-washington-dc, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #republican-party, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

Will Cuomo Try to Make a Comeback?

Recent decisions by prosecutors to not pursue criminal charges against ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo may fuel his interest in re-entering public life.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #impeachment, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment

Democrats Are Failing to Defend Democracy

They need to get busy at the grassroots.

#absentee-voting, #democratic-party, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Kathy Hochul’s Speech Is a Road Map to the Campaign That Lies Ahead

Gov. Kathy Hochul sought to exude decisiveness in crisis, previewing her efforts to run as the steady-hand candidate as she seeks her first full term.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #governors-us, #hochul-kathleen-c, #james-letitia, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #primaries-and-caucuses, #state-of-the-state-message-nys, #suozzi-thomas-r, #williams-jumaane-d, #zeldin-lee-m

A Year After Jan. 6: ‘Democracy Is at Risk’

Readers worry about the future of our Republic.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #garland-merrick-b, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Law of Unintended Political Consequences Strikes Again

Progressive philanthropists who fund groups that promote extreme views are “exacerbating intraparty conflict and stoking interparty backlash.” 

#black-lives-matter-movement, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #ford-foundation, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #perriello-tom, #police-reform, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #third-way, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walker-darren-1959

Imagine It’s 2024, and Republicans Are Declaring Trump President

Too many Americans are willing to believe in election lies, and their leaders eager to cater to that mistaken conviction.

#democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #states-us, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Our Broken Electoral System Created the Capitol Riot

Our institutions, from the Electoral College to the media, have convinced conservatives that they are denizens of the real America. 

#constitution-us, #democratic-party, #electoral-college, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Representative Bobby Rush, Longtime Illinois Democrat, Will Retire

The decision by the pastor and civil rights activist added to a wave of Democrats deciding not to run for re-election in a difficult midterm cycle.

#black-panther-party, #chicago-ill, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #illinois, #rush-bobby-l, #united-states-politics-and-government