New Yorkers Vote for Mayor in Race Tinged With Acrimony and Uncertainty

Voters on Tuesday will participate in the city’s first mayoral election using ranked-choice voting, a system that may delay the declaration of a winner until mid-July.

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In Biden’s Foreign Policy, What Is ‘Rules-Based Order?’

All the talk about the “rules-based order” is just a way of sidestepping the real issues. 

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Priorities USA Will Pour $20 Million Into Voting Rights Efforts

Priorities USA, one of the largest liberal super PACs, is hoping to counteract Republican-driven voting restrictions through both digital ad campaigns and legal efforts.

#democratic-party, #law-and-legislation, #political-action-committees, #political-advertising, #priorities-usa, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Democrats Unite Behind Voting Rights Bill as It Faces a Senate Roadblock

With Republicans set to filibuster, Democrats are focusing on staying unified in the face of defeat. But the path ahead for the legislation is murky at best.

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Whether Maya Wiley or Kathryn Garcia, a Woman Mayor Could Save N.Y.C.

Both men leading the Democratic mayoral primary are disasters.

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Rancor Between Adams and Yang Marks End of Bruising Mayoral Campaign

On the eve of Tuesday’s primary, the top candidates for mayor of New York City issued their sharpest criticism of the campaign.

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Here Are the Democrats Running for Manhattan D.A.

Eight candidates are vying to take over the country’s largest local prosecutor’s office. The winner will inherit a potential Trump investigation.

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When It Comes to Big City Elections, Republicans Are in the Wilderness

The party’s growing irrelevance in urban and suburban areas comes at a considerable cost, sidelining conservatives in centers of innovation and economic might.

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A Crucial Voting Rights Decision

Is the Supreme Court willing to step in and settle the fight over restrictive voter laws?

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Joe Biden Is as Puzzled by the Senate as You Are

And he was a senator for 36 years. 

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Stop Hoping the G.O.P. Will Play Ball

Democrats are playing an honor game; Republicans are playing an endgame.

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Adams Clashes With Rivals on Last Weekend of Mayoral Campaign

Eric Adams and Andrew Yang tussled on questions of race in a frenetic day of campaigning, two days before the June 22 primary.

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Infrastructure Bill Talks Collide With Democrats’ Goal to Tax the Rich

Many Democrats see the push for an infrastructure package as an opportunity to raise taxes on rich individuals and corporations. But resistance is coming from multiple directions.

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The Strange Death of Liberal Russophobia

How the Biden presidency is (wisely) opting out of Cold War 2.0.

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Eyeing One Big Economic Bill, Democrats Face Myriad Challenges

With bipartisan infrastructure talks coalescing around a plan that omits many of their top priorities, Democrats are vowing to push through their own package. It won’t be easy.

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Republicans Wave the White Flag on Health Care (for Now)

The Supreme Court’s latest ruling moved the country’s debate over health policy into a new phase. Tough questions await both parties.

#democratic-party, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Katie Hobbs and Kyrsten Sinema Illustrate a Voting Rights Divide

Ms. Hobbs, the Arizona secretary of state, saw her star rise as she fought Republicans’ election falsehoods. Senator Kyrsten Sinema, a fellow Democrat, insists on a bipartisan approach to voting rights.

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Joe Manchin and the Magic 50th Vote for Democrats’ Voting Rights Bill

Democrats know that their election overhaul has no chance as long as the filibuster exists, but they are eager to show that all that stands in its way are Republicans.

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Yang Faces Backlash for Comments on Mentally Ill at Last Debate

Less than one week before the mayoral primary, the candidates remained focused on crime, while Andrew Yang was criticized for comments he made on the debate stage.

#adams-eric-l, #debates-political, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #new-york-city, #yang-andrew-1975

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The Transformation of Ralph Northam

How the Virginia governor who was embroiled in a blackface scandal became the most racially progressive leader in the state’s history.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #governors-us, #northam-ralph-s, #race-and-ethnicity, #virginia

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As Wars Wind Down, Congress Revisits Presidential Powers

The House is expected to repeal the 2002 authorization for the invasion of Iraq, and the Senate will consider doing so as well in a rare debate over war powers.

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Why New York Progressives Are Pinning Their Hopes on the City Council

With dozens of seats up for grabs, left-leaning Democrats hope that gains in the City Council could help offset a moderate mayor.

#democratic-party, #democratic-socialists-of-america, #elections-city-councils, #new-york-city

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Maybe Joe Manchin Knows Exactly What He’s Doing

In his own way, the Democratic senator from West Virginia is a political magician. What does he have up his sleeve now?

#democratic-party, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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5 takeaways from the final Democratic debate for New York mayor.

Most candidates avoided attacking Eric Adams, the presumed front-runner, while mental illness and affordable housing dominated the policy discussion.

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Candidates Clash Over New York City’s Future in Final Mayoral Debate

The eight contenders jousted over their policies on public safety, homelessness, education and climate change with less than a week left in the campaign.

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Biden’s Approval Takes a Hit, Driven by Sagging Hopes Among Democrats

The standstill in Washington has left many Democrats feeling impatient, a new poll suggests.

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The N.Y.C. Mayoral Race Is a One-Party Affair

The Republican Party isn’t a factor in politics here. That’s a problem.

#city-council-nyc, #democratic-party, #elections-district-attorneys, #elections-mayors, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses

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What’s at Stake for the Mayoral Candidates in the Final Debate

The two-hour debate on Wednesday will be one of the last opportunities for the candidates to redefine the New York City mayor’s race.

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Battle for Black Voters in N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race Centers on Policing

As New York’s Democratic primary nears, Black voters appear torn between Eric Adams and Maya Wiley and their divergent views on balancing public safety and civil rights.

#adams-eric-l, #black-people, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #mcguire-raymond-j, #morales-dianne, #new-york-city, #police-reform, #primaries-and-caucuses, #race-and-ethnicity, #voting-and-voters, #wiley-maya

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Departure of Netanyahu Provides Biden a Chance for Better Ties

The departure of Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister is a relief for Democrats, but Iran and the Palestinians could test Mr. Biden’s relations with a fragile new Israeli government.

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Shift in Israel Provides Biden a Chance for Better Ties

The departure of Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister is a relief for Democrats, but Iran and the Palestinians could test Mr. Biden’s relations with a fragile new Israeli government.

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NATO, Crime, Jupiter: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Is Bill de Blasio Secretly Backing Eric Adams for Mayor?

The mayor is not making a public endorsement in the primary race, but he is believed to favor Mr. Adams, the Brooklyn borough president.

#adams-eric-l, #de-blasio-bill, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #endorsements, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #primaries-and-caucuses

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NYC Mayoral Race: Poll Shows Adams in First, Garcia Second

With early voting underway, the candidates are making their final cases to voters, and they are attacking their closest rivals.

#adams-eric-l, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #new-york-city, #polls-and-public-opinion

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Garcia Rakes in Donations: 5 Takeaways From the N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race

Eric Adams takes heat for a comment on schools, while Curtis Sliwa gets Rudy Giuliani’s endorsement for the Republican nomination.

#adams-eric-l, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #new-york-city, #sliwa-curtis, #stringer-scott-m, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

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Black Virginians Took Ralph Northam Back. Neither Has Forgotten.

Virginia’s governor survived a blackface scandal with the help of Black Democrats, who saw a chance for policy concessions. Both got more from the relationship than they could have imagined.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #northam-ralph-s, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #whites

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Biden and the Democrats Love NATO. Should They?

It antagonizes Russia, keeps Europe subservient and facilitates endless wars. What’s there to love?

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In Congress, Republicans Shrug at Warnings of Democracy in Peril

As G.O.P. legislatures move to curtail voting rules, congressional Democrats say authoritarianism looms, but Republicans dismiss the concerns as politics as usual.

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Early Voting Begins in Wide-Open Race for New York Mayor

Voters seem most concerned about quality of life issues and public safety. They are also trying to figure out ranked-choice voting.

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How Joe Manchin Can Fix the Filibuster

In mending rather than ending the rule, he might get us a little closer to a workable middle ground.

#democratic-party, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #manchin-joe-iii, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-virginia

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Has New York Hit a Progressive Plateau? The Mayor’s Race Is a Key Test.

Concerns about crime are dominating the Democratic primary, and the party’s left wing has just started to coalesce.

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Born on the Left, Data for Progress Comes of Age in Biden’s Washington

A liberal think tank has grown comfortable with mainstream influence. Other activists say that being “normie” means it’s selling out.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #data-for-progress, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #democratic-party, #mcelwee-sean, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Justice Dept. Watchdog and Senate Open Inquiries Into Seizure of Democrats’ Data

Democrats denounced the Trump administration’s seizure of lawmakers’ data as an abuse of power and called on Republicans to back the congressional inquiry.

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Kamala Harris’s Vice Presidency Is Coming Into Focus

In a role that seldom allows for error, Ms. Harris is trying to shape her vice presidency by tackling unwieldy policy issues.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #content-type-personal-profile, #democratic-party, #harris-kamala-d, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #obama-barack, #senate, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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What Drives Joe Manchin? Frustrated Democrats Can Look to West Virginia.

The senator has become a lightning rod in his party and a major obstacle to President Biden’s agenda. In his home state, his stubborn belief in bipartisanship is recognized as the core of his being.

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How Democrats Should Approach the Midterm Elections

After four years of authoritarian rule,  Democratic control hangs in the balance. It doesn’t have to.

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U.S. Senate Confirms First Muslim Federal District Judge

The judge, Zahid N. Quraishi of New Jersey, said after his selection by President Biden, “Candidly, I would prefer to be the hundredth, if not the thousandth.”

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Bipartisan Group of Senators Announce Proposal on Infrastructure

Five Democrats and five Republicans announced a plan that would be fully paid for, though they did not offer details. Many lawmakers remained skeptical that it would be approved.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #democratic-party, #infrastructure-public-works, #republican-party, #senate, #taxation, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Senator Joe Manchin Has a Point

Low partisanship, not high ideals, is what propels the Democrats’ vision for voting reform.

#democratic-party, #manchin-joe-iii, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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How to Watch Tonight’s N.Y.C. Mayoral Debate

The third Democratic debate, featuring four candidates for New York City mayor, takes place Thursday night from 7 to 8 p.m.

#debates-political, #democratic-party, #garcia-kathryn, #stringer-scott-m, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

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