Democrats Propose New Voting Rights Bill

The stripped-down measure is intended to demonstrate party unity in the face of Republican opposition to new federal voting standards.

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Democrats to Propose New Voting Rights Bill

The stripped-down measure is intended to demonstrate party unity in the face of Republican opposition to new federal voting standards.

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Republicans Block Voting Rights Bill, Dealing Blow to Biden and Democrats

All 50 G.O.P. senators opposed the sweeping elections overhaul, leaving a long-shot bid to eliminate the filibuster as Democrats’ best remaining hope to enact legal changes.

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How an Anti-Corruption Bill Became a Showdown on Democracy

The filibuster of a sprawling bill on voter rights, corruption and campaign finance will cap its journey from a Democratic statement to a larger struggle over the nation’s direction.

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Capitol Riot Security Failures Detailed in Senate Report

A 127-page joint report is the most comprehensive and detailed account to date on the intelligence, communications and policing failures around the Capitol riot.

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‘Does Anybody Have a Plan?’ Senate Report Details Jan. 6 Security Failures.

A 127-page joint report is the most comprehensive and detailed account to date on the intelligence, communications and policing failures around the Capitol riot.

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Klobuchar to Propose Ban on Prechecked Boxes in Political Donations

Senator Amy Klobuchar is pressing for legislation after a Times investigation showed that the use of prechecked boxes for recurring donations by former President Donald Trump’s campaign led to a surge of refunds.

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Big Hospital Chains Get Covid Aid, and Buy Up Competitors

The pandemic barely dented the financial outlook for some major networks, which continued to acquire weaker hospitals and ailing doctors’ practices. Critics worry consolidation leads to higher prices for medical care.

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Jim Klobuchar Dies at 93, Minnesota Newspaperman and Amy’s Father

He rose to folk hero status with his derring-do as a journalist and came to national attention when his daughter, Senator Amy Klobuchar, spoke openly about his struggles with alcoholism.

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‘Antitrust’ by Amy Klobuchar, and ‘The Tyranny of Big Tech’ by Josh Hawley

The senators are on opposite sides of the aisle, but both speak out on the dangers of big tech in their new books. It’s weird, really, how alike they sound.

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Senate Panel Deadlocks on Voting Rights as Bill Faces Major Obstacles

Democrats now face the task of overcoming their own differences on the measure, and deciding whether they will use it as a vehicle to try to curb the filibuster.

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Amy Klobuchar on ‘Antitrust’

The senator discusses her new book about fighting monopoly power, and Andrew Solomon talks about Katie Booth’s “The Invention of Miracles.”

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Democrats and Republicans Can’t Agree on Anything. They Shouldn’t Have To.

Bipartisanship is overrated, especially by senators (and former senators).

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Book Review: ‘Antitrust,’ by Amy Klobuchar

Klobuchar’s “Antitrust” looks at the history of policy toward trusts and monopolies, and calls for revitalized efforts to bring economic titans under control.

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Amy Klobuchar vs. Silicon Valley

The Minnesota senator presents her case for why regulating big tech is crucial for the future of our democracy.

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D.C. Statehood Backers Want to Be Included in Voting Rights Bill

In a change in tactics, advocates are pushing for statehood to be included in a broader bill taking shape.

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D.C. Statehood Backers Want to Be Part of Broad Voting Rights Measure in the Senate

In a change in tactics, advocates are pushing for statehood to be included in a broader bill taking shape.

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15 New Books to Watch For in April

Dive into a long-awaited biography of Philip Roth, an exposé of the Sackler family and novels from Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, Jhumpa Lahiri and Katherine Heiny.

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Biden Endorses Filibuster Rule Changes

President Biden for the first time said he favored a return to the requirement that opponents occupy the floor when making their case against legislation. Senator Mitch McConnell promised a “scorched earth” response.

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McConnell Threatens Retaliation for Filibuster Change as Idea Gains Strength

Activists urge Democrats to build a case by showing Republicans are determined to block popular liberal legislation on voting rights, immigration and guns.

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Bipartisan Senate Inquiry on Capitol Riot Will Begin With Scrutiny of Security Failures

A hearing on Tuesday will feature the testimony of the top two security officials at the Capitol on Jan. 6, who have since resigned, as well as police officials who responded to the riot.

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Democratic Congress Prepares to Take On Big Tech

Lawmakers say the attack on the Capitol has generated more support for tougher regulation of the industry.

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Photos Inside the Capitol: The Sound of the Mob Came First

Not long after Senator Mitch McConnell warned his Republican colleagues that their efforts to overturn an election would send democracy into a “death spiral,” fear surged through the Senate chamber.

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Myon Burrell Has Life Sentence Commuted by Minnesota

Mr. Burrell, who has maintained his innocence, was 16 when an 11-year-old was killed by a stray bullet. The case posed challenges for Senator Amy Klobuchar during her presidential campaign.

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YouTube, under pressure over election falsehoods, suspends OAN for Covid-19 misinformation.

The company, which has largely escaped the scrutiny faced by other social media outfits, is being pushed to restrict misleading videos.

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Republicans Blast Social Media C.E.O.s While Democrats Deride Hearing

Republican senators accused the leaders of Twitter, Facebook and Google of censorship. Democrats denounced that as posturing.

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To Recognize Misinformation in Media, Teach a Generation While It’s Young

There is no silver bullet to slay internet lies and fictions. But students can be taught to know when information is reliable.

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Who’s in the Running to Be Joe Biden’s Vice President?

Here are 12 women who are under serious consideration by Mr. Biden, and why each might be chosen — and might not be.

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Inside Biden’s Vice-Presidential Search: Who’s on the List and Where It Stands

The search committee is conducting interviews and seeking private documents, and prospects like Val Demings and Keisha Lance Bottoms are getting a closer look as political currents influence the search.

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Protests in Minnesota Renew Scrutiny of Klobuchar’s Record as Prosecutor

Amy Klobuchar, now being considered as a potential vice-presidential candidate, oversaw several cases involving police shootings in Minneapolis during her years as a prosecutor.

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The End of ‘Who Me? For V. P.?’ Politics

Maybe now people can actually admit their ambitions.

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Elizabeth Warren Knows What Joe Biden Needs in a Vice President

If Biden wants to win the White House and govern like a New Dealer, Warren is his indispensable partner.

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Kamala Harris Is Weighing Her Next Step. Could It Be Vice President?

The California senator is considered a potential running mate for Joe Biden. But unlike other possible contenders, she has avoided making a pitch for the ticket.

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Joe Biden Would Rather Be Talking About Something Else

Anything else, really.

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Why Biden’s Choice of Running Mate Has Momentous Implications

Mr. Biden has hinted that he might serve only one term if he wins. That would set up a woman as the front-runner for 2024 and perhaps define the Democratic agenda for the next decade.

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The Politics of Sanity Are Within Our Grasp

But is Joe Biden too low key for this high-key moment?

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Will There Be More Coronavirus Stimulus Checks?

Members of Congress are already talking about the next relief package. What should be in it?

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Joe Biden’s Running Mate Should Be Stacey Abrams

He needs a running mate who strengthens the ticket in the areas where he is weakest. One person stands out.

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As Pandemic Imperils Elections, Democrats Clash With Trump on Voting Changes

Republicans, led by President Trump, are resisting broader voting access measures pushed by Democrats, which they see as threats to their election prospects.

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It’s Time to Protect the 2020 Election, Too

Voting by mail is key to ensuring the integrity and accessibility of November’s vote.

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How It All Came Apart for Bernie Sanders

The Sanders campaign appeared on the brink of a commanding lead in the Democratic race. But a series of fateful decisions and internal divisions have left him all but vanquished.

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Biden Vice President Candidates? Party Leaders Favor Former Rivals

Discussions with 60 Democratic officials found that three former candidates — Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar — were their leading choices, followed by Stacey Abrams.

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Joe Biden Says He Would Choose a Woman as His Running Mate. But Who?

As Mr. Biden leads in the primaries, attention is growing on possible running mates for the 77-year-old Democrat. Here are several factors and names in the mix.

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Bernie Sanders Has Already Won the Democratic Primary

He set the tone, determined the issues and tugged the party toward him.

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Inside the Mind of a Super Tuesday Voter

One suburban voter — who has a personal history with Joe Biden — asks himself which moderate candidate has the best chance of beating President Trump.

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Amy Klobuchar Drops Out of Presidential Race and Plans to Endorse Biden

Ms. Klobuchar made her decision hours before Super Tuesday. She shocked the primary field with a third-place finish in New Hampshire, but ultimately could not compete with better-funded rivals.

#democratic-party, #klobuchar-amy, #presidential-election-of-2020