Republicans Present $928 Billion Counteroffer to Biden on Infrastructure

The plan’s total price tag came close to what the president has said he would consider, but it included only a fraction of the new spending he has requested. A compromise faces long odds.

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To Fix College Affordability, Biden Should Embrace the Sanders-Jayapal Plan

Reviving higher education in America requires a holistic solution that ends student debt and restores dignity to educators.

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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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At 100 Days, Biden Is Transforming What It Means to Be a Democrat

A lifelong centrist, President Biden has moved leftward with his party, and early in his tenure is driving the biggest expansion of American government in decades.

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Progressive Lawmakers to Unveil Legislation on Energy and Public Housing

The proposal, billed as the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act, offers a clear policy marker for liberals as Democrats seek to influence President Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan.

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How a Senate Ruling Could Help Push Biden’s Agenda Through Congress

Democrats now appear to have more chances to maneuver bills past Republicans, but it remains unclear how and when they might use them, and for what.

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An Unusually Optimistic Conversation With Bernie Sanders

The Vermont senator discusses the Rescue Act, cancel culture, the filibuster and more.

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Liberals Grow Impatient With Biden’s Foreign Policy Decisions

A recent endorsement of his Iran policy from Jared Kushner inflamed frustrations among Democratic allies calling for bolder action abroad.

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Liberals Grow Impatient With President Biden’s Foreign Policy Decisions

A recent endorsement of his Iran policy from Jared Kushner inflamed frustrations among Democratic allies calling for bolder action abroad.

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Tanden’s Confirmation on Shaky Ground as More Senators Voice Opposition

Two Republican senators said they would not vote to confirm President Biden’s nominee to head the budget office, further dimming her chances to secure enough support in an evenly divided chamber.

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How Biden United a Fractious Democratic Party Under One Tent

President Biden and progressive Democrats are united by a moment of national crisis and the lingering influence of his predecessor. But the moment of harmony may be fragile.

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How Biden United a Fractious Party Under One Tent

President Biden and progressive Democrats are united by a moment of national crisis and the lingering influence of his predecessor. But the moment of harmony may be fragile.

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Minimum Wage Hike Would Help Poverty but Cost Jobs, Budget Office Says

The Congressional Budget Office said raising the federal minimum wage to $15 would also increase the deficit, potentially helping the proposal’s prospects of being included in relief legislation.

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Effort to Include $15 Minimum Wage in Relief Bill Poses Test for Democrats

The measure will test their willingness and ability to use procedural maneuvers to shepherd big policy goals past entrenched Republican opposition in an evenly divided Senate.

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The First Post-Reagan Presidency

So far, Joe Biden has been surprisingly progressive.

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Bernie Sanders Meme Merchandise Earns $1.8 Million for Vermont Charities

Proceeds from sales of the T-shirts and sweatshirts will go to community organizations in the senator’s home state, including Feeding Chittenden.

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A Witness to History and Bernie Sanders in His Mittens

Brendan Smialowski, a photojournalist for Agence France-Presse, shot the image of a bundled Mr. Sanders that spawned a multitude of memes on Inauguration Day.

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The Rising Union Movement at Amazon, Google and Twitter

The Trump era spurred them to collective action. But the work has just begun.

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Bernie Sanders Is Once Again the Star of a Meme

The Vermont senator was cold, but comfortable. The internet noticed.

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Atop the Powerful Budget Committee at Last, Bernie Sanders Wants to Go Big

To the chagrin of Republicans, the democratic socialist senator will play a central role in shepherding Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s agenda through Congress.

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When Churches Rescue Americans From Crushing Covid

Churches are doing what politicians have been unable to do, rescuing Americans from crushing medical bills.

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Progressives’ Wish List for Biden Starts With Warren and Sanders

The Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats, two of the left’s most prominent groups, are calling on the president-elect to appoint progressive allies to 13 key government positions.

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Biden and Surrogates Hit Trump on Taxes in Closing Argument

“Why should you pay more taxes than Donald Trump?” Joseph R. Biden Jr. asked as he took aim at the president’s taxes and tax policy.

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Donald Trump Exposed Truths About Both Parties

The 2016 election should have forced change on all our factions. With Trump’s help, they’ve all reverted back to type.

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Why the Leftists Should Vote for Biden in Droves

Politics is about power, and the left will have more under a Biden presidency.

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Why These Millionaires Are Staying Put Despite a New Tax on Them

The reason has little to do with money. Family and community ties keep them from leaving their state.

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Is Socialism Coming to America?

In “The Socialist Awakening,” John B. Judis argues that a new socialism is emerging among the young and educated.

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Meet a Secret Trump Voter

‘Being a lesbian who’s voting for Trump is like coming out of the closet again.’

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How Barrett and the Court Fight Are Influencing Swing Voters

Americans who are still making up their minds in the presidential contest are weighing a complex set of issues and applying a range of viewpoints to the two candidates. They don’t fit neatly into partisan stereotypes.

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Bernie Sanders Talks ‘Nightmare Scenario’ of Trump Losing But Not Stepping Down

Warning that this election is an “extremely dangerous moment” for the country, he said in an interview that he would aggressively push to try to stop President Trump from delegitimizing the vote.

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Hi, There. Want to Triple Voter Turnout?

Campaign volunteers go door to door to rouse voters on Election Day. Now some stay outside polling places, asking voters to text friends to join in.

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Sanders Urging Biden to Do More to Excite Progressives

Bernie Sanders has been sounding more direct notes of caution to the Biden campaign, saying the centrist former vice president should work harder to appeal to young voters and Latinos.

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Biden, Speaking to National Guard, Takes Aim at Republican Criticism on Crime

The Democratic presidential nominee hit back at attacks delivered at the Republican National Convention.

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The 7 Takeaways From The 2020 DNC

Joe Biden rallied the party around him, with help from Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders. But even as Democrats reach out to disaffected moderates, they’re also holding together a fractured coalition.

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Watch AOC Endorse Bernie Sanders’s Nomination for President: Full Speech Transcript

Ahead of the roll call, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez nominated fellow democratic socialist Senator Bernie Sanders for the presidency.

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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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A D.N.C. Opening Night for the New Abnormal

The first night of the pandemic-era TV convention was intense and sometimes weird. That was part of the message.

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Watch Four Moments That Mattered on the First Night of the D.N.C.

Two of our correspondents break down highlights from the Democrats’ first virtual convention.

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This Democratic Convention Shows Our Last Best Hope

You can “hate politics,” but you can’t sit out this election.

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The Biggest Moments From Night 1 of the Democratic Convention

Michelle Obama’s voting plea, Bernie Sanders’s call to circle around Joe Biden and a moment of silence for George Floyd: The virtual gathering was surreal, but still powerful at times.

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Bernie Sanders Goes on Attack Against Trump and Urges Support for Biden

In a prime-time speech at the Democratic National Convention, the runner-up for the party’s nomination assailed President Trump, warning, “The future of our democracy is at stake.”

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A Full Guide to Night 1 of Democratic Convention

Michelle Obama will appear, and Democrats will see whether there’s an anti-Trump consensus or a mishmash of messaging, with speakers ranging ideologically from Bernie Sanders to John Kasich.

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Despite Everything, Bernie Sanders Still Believes

The senator from Vermont explains why the left still has a fighting chance.

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Bernie Sanders Lost Again, but This Time He’ll Deliver a Victory Speech

Progressive candidates are winning. The pandemic increased support for “Medicare for all.” What does Mr. Sanders make of it? “He may feel a little bit like Moses.”

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What You Need to Know About the 2020 Democratic National Convention

Michelle Obama will appear, and Democrats will see whether there’s an anti-Trump consensus or a mishmash of messaging, with speakers ranging ideologically from Bernie Sanders to John Kasich.

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DNC Guide: Speakers List, Start Time, Schedule, Streaming and More

Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders will headline the first night of the convention on Monday.

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How the Democrats Are Lining Up Their Convention Speakers

Prime-time keynote speeches will feature Michelle Obama on Monday, Jill Biden on Tuesday and Barack Obama on Wednesday before Joe Biden’s acceptance address on Thursday.

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Unwanted Truths: Inside Trump’s Battles With U.S. Intelligence Agencies

Last year, intelligence officials gathered to write a classified report on Russia’s interest in the 2020 election. An investigation from the magazine uncovered what happened next.

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Biden Faces Pressure From Left Over Influence Industry Ties

Many of his aides and close allies are veteran Washington hands who have profited from advising big corporations. The Sanders-Warren wing of the party is not happy.

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Bernie Sanders Is Asking for Masks for All

A national campaign to encourage mask wearing, including the distribution of free masks, would help to check the pandemic.

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