Buttigieg Campaign Used Stock Photo of Kenyan Woman to Illustrate Plan for Black America

Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign, struggling to build support among black voters, removed a photo from its…

230 Years and Zero Presidents: Why Mayors Haven’t Jumped Straight to the White House

ImageCalvin Coolidge in 1924. A decade and a half before becoming president, he was mayor of…

How Moderates Are Seizing the Moment in the Democratic Primary

LAS VEGAS — After spending months in anxious passivity, staking their hopes on Joseph R. Biden…

President Trump Bet Big This Election Year. Here’s Why He Lost.

WASHINGTON — When President Trump showed up in Louisiana for the third time in just over…

Too Far Left? Some Candidates Don’t Buy the Argument

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The crowded Democratic field of presidential candidates grappled with President Barack Obama’s…

Bloomberg to Speak at Prominent Black Church Sunday

Former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg will deliver remarks on Sunday at a predominantly black megachurch in…

How Elizabeth Warren Got to ‘Yes’ On Medicare for All

Two days before Senator Elizabeth Warren rolled out a fundamental reimagining of America’s health care and…

Elizabeth Warren’s Backup Backup Health Plan

ImageA president can do a lot through executive authority. Elizabeth Warren has offered a peek at…

Deval Patrick Is In, Next Debate Stage Is Set: This Week in the 2020 Race

There was more upheaval in the 2020 race this week, as one new Democratic candidate entered,…

Obama Says Average American Doesn’t Want to ‘Tear Down System’

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama offered an unusual warning to the Democratic primary field on…

Elizabeth Warren Vows to Expand Health Coverage in First 100 Days

WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren vowed on Friday to pass major health care legislation in her…

Trump’s Embrace of Sanctions Irks Allies and Prompts Efforts to Evade Measures

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s increasing reliance on economic sanctions to solve foreign policy problems is fueling…

Bloomberg Will Spend $100 Million on Anti-Trump Online Ad Blitz

Michael R. Bloomberg still has not declared whether he is running for president in 2020. He…

How Michael Bloomberg and Deval Patrick Could Alter the 2020 Race

Senator Cory Booker gave a pep talk to donors at a Manhattan barbecue restaurant on Wednesday…

Is There Room for One More Candidate?

Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your guide to the day in national politics. I’m Lisa Lerer,…

How to Build a 2020 Campaign in Less Than 90 Days: Deval Patrick Edition

So Deval Patrick has declared he is running for president. Now comes the hard part: actually…

Sanders’s Climate Ambitions Thrill Supporters, but Experts Have Doubts

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON…

Why Voters Don’t Seem Interested in Barrier-Breaking Candidates

LAS VEGAS — Julián Castro’s fund-raising appeal last month was blunt. “Tragic mistake,” the subject line…

Elizabeth Warren Hits Back at Billionaires in New Ad for Wealth Tax

WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren has found a favorite set of adversaries in the 2020 presidential…

Deval Patrick Joins the 2020 Race: ‘This Won’t Be Easy, and It Shouldn’t Be’

Former Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts officially entered the presidential race on Thursday, adding an 18th…