How a Minneapolis Suburb Turned Blue, Despite Trump’s Law-and-Order Pitch

President Trump comfortably carried Chaska, Minn., in 2016. This time, he lost by nine percentage points — a dramatic shift that similarly played out in suburban counties across the country.

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Georgia Is a New Political Battleground

Joe Biden’s narrow lead in Georgia and the runoffs that will determine control of the Senate have raised questions as to whether 2020 is a Trumpian aberration or a long-anticipated political shift.

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Residents Feared Low-Income Housing Would Ruin Their Suburb. It Didn’t.

President Trump told suburban voters that affordable housing would hurt property values and increase crime. The story of one Wisconsin community challenges those assumptions.

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Georgia, Once Reliably Red, Is Suddenly a Battleground. What Happened?

Joe Biden could win the state because Republicans have failed to keep up with its diverse population and shifting suburban politics.

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Biden Trails in Texas Due to Weakness Amongst Hispanic Voters

Large Democratic gains among white suburbanites suggest risks down the ballot for Republicans in congressional and state House races, our poll shows.

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With Weakness Among Hispanic Voters, Biden Trails in Texas

Large Democratic gains among white suburbanites suggest risks down the ballot for Republicans in congressional and state House races, our poll shows.

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Why Trump Can’t Take Red Counties in North Carolina for Granted

Even some people in Gastonia, N.C., are a little perplexed about why the president was holding a rally in a small community that’s already in his camp.

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Democrats Hope 2020 Is the Year They Flip the Texas House

Republicans have controlled the state government since 2003. An anti-Trump surge could give Democrats a crucial boost.

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They Loved N.Y.C. but Lived in Jersey. The Pandemic Changed That.

Hoboken and Jersey City, often nicknamed the “sixth boroughs” of New York City, have their residents back full time.

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Suburbs Are Changing, Like It or Not

You may think you know what suburban design looks like, but the authors of a new book are here to set you straight.

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The 10 Bellwether Counties That Show How Trump Is in Serious Trouble

Each one is in a battleground state. Votes from people there will matter a lot — and offer Joe Biden several paths to victory.

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‘If He Doesn’t Win Ohio, It’s Over’: Trump Slips in the Heartland

Four years ago, the president easily won Ohio by building a balanced coalition among white voters across educational lines. But his support has waned since then, particularly in the suburbs.

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American Suburbs Are Tilting for Biden. But Not Milwaukee’s.

The predominantly white neighborhoods outside Wisconsin’s largest city, among the nation’s most racially segregated suburbs, could be a key part of President Trump’s narrowing path to re-election.

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Women in Suburbia Don’t Seem Too Worried About Its Destruction

President Trump has sought to fan fears about lower property values and crime, but polls suggest his general statements are not resonating locally.

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A New Front in the Biden-Trump Battle for the Suburbs: Wildfires

An issue that has always been on the sidelines in presidential campaigns may be coming to the forefront as Joseph Biden seeks to cast climate change, not violence, as the real and immediate threat to the suburbs.

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As Trump Again Rejects Science, Biden Calls Him a ‘Climate Arsonist’

The president visited California after weeks of silence on its wildfires and blamed the crisis only on poor forest management, not climate change. “I don’t think science knows” what is happening, he said.

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New Apartments in the Suburbs Attract New Yorkers

City residents head to new developments in walkable suburban communities where they can get apartments with more indoor and outdoor space.

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How Trump Is Using Westchester to Stir Up Suburban Fears

In an appeal to racism among white voters, the president says that Democrats tried to ruin Westchester County, N.Y., through fair housing policies.

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Suburban Home Sales Boom as People Move Out of N.Y.C.

Buyers worried about the health risks of living in packed urban neighborhoods seek the space and land the city can’t provide.

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New Yorkers Are Fleeing to the Suburbs: ‘The Demand Is Insane’

The pandemic is spurring home sales as prosperous city residents seek more space. One listing had 97 showings and received 24 offers.

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How Trump’s Convention Has Become a Crucial Play for the Suburbs

Conciliatory messages at the Republican convention were an acknowledgment by the president’s campaign that appealing to his right-wing base will not be enough to win re-election.

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Trump’s Suburban Strategy

Set against the backdrop of unrest, Republicans are using a law and order message to appeal to a powerful voting bloc.

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Virus, Heat, Fire, Blackouts

California, we can’t go on like this.

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Republican Convention: Best and Worst Moments From Night 1

Our columnists and contributors give their rankings.

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Why Trump Never Stops Talking About ‘Our Suburbs’

Political polarization along racial lines is worst in small towns and suburbs, where more than half of African-Americans live.

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Trump’s Racist, Statist Suburban Dream

Racial inequality wasn’t an accident. It was an ugly political choice.

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Why Trump’s Blunt Appeals to Suburban Voters May Not Work

People living the “Suburban Lifestyle Dream” tend to support recent protests and disapprove of the president’s handling of race.

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Alienated by Trump, Suburban Voters Sour on G.O.P. in Battle for the House

House Republicans are on the defensive in suburban strongholds as voters reject President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus and calls for racial justice.

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In Britain, the Economic Comeback Is in the Suburbs

Central London remains “very, very quiet” while shops and cafes outside town centers are seeing a fragile recovery.

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How to Navigate the Coronavirus Real Estate Market

Suburbs and fashionable exurbs are hot, but don’t forget that home prices have fallen before, a Nobel laureate warns.

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Trump Is Dog-Whistling. Are ‘Suburban Housewives’ Listening?

Or are they too busy organizing protests, posting links to bail funds and discussing antidotes for tear gas?

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Trump Doesn’t Speak for the ‘Silent Majority’

In fact, it is arrayed against him.

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Trump Moves to Roll Back Obama Program Addressing Housing Discrimination

The move coincides with efforts by the president’s re-election campaign to shore up support among white suburban voters.

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The Time I Saw Angela Lansbury Instead of the Horse Show

Not so long ago, top stars brought top musicals to suburban arenas that started their lives as tents.

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Trump Is in Trouble in Pennsylvania, but ‘He’s Been Way Behind Before’

The president’s campaign and allies have sketched out a comeback path in the battleground state, which he narrowly won in 2016, hoping to capitalize on factors like energy policy.

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Trump Attacks a Suburban Housing Program. Critics See a Play for White Votes.

Proponents of the policy saw the move as an attempt to shore up the president’s sagging support among white suburban voters by stoking racial division.

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As a Federal Coronavirus Expert Frets, the Capital Moves to Reopen

Like many areas around the country, Washington and its suburbs are embracing positive momentum in data on infections to push ahead.

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Coronavirus Escape: City to Suburbs

The pandemic has convinced some New Yorkers that it’s time to finally give up on city living.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #glen-ridge-nj, #manhattan-nyc, #montclair-nj, #new-york-city, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #population, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #shutdowns-institutional, #suburbs, #weston-conn, #westport-conn

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‘Like a Prison’: Paris Suburbs Simmer Under Coronavirus Lockdown

A combination of cramped quarters, economic stress and accusations of police abuse is inflaming tensions in the poorer districts around the city.

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