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…

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…

Buttigieg Jumps Out to Lead in Iowa Poll

DES MOINES — Pete Buttigieg continues to surge in Iowa, leapfrogging Senator Elizabeth Warren and former…

Raise Billions From Billionaires? Tax Experts Say It’s Not That Simple

One of the signature initiatives of Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign is a wealth tax that, she…

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…

It May Be a Good Idea for Democratic Front-Runners Not to Look Back

ImageJoe Biden in Concord, N.H., last week. He is still the polling leader.Credit…Sarah Rice for The…

Bernie Sanders Is Taking Long Walks and Eating Salads

DES MOINES — Before a campaign event last month, Bernie Sanders and his wife, Jane, went…

Big Nurses Union Backs Bernie Sanders and His Push for ‘Medicare for All’

WASHINGTON — The country’s largest nurses union will endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for president this week,…

How the 2020 Democrats Plan to Help Veterans

The large field of Democrats running for president may have differing views on the best way…

Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders Star in Their Own Iowa Buddy Movie

CORALVILLE, Iowa — It was her first visit to Iowa, but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bounded onstage like…

Warren Would Take Billionaires Down a Few Billion Pegs

“Yes, billionaires will have to pay a little more,” Senator Elizabeth Warren said of the revised…

Sanders Rebukes Bloomberg: ‘Sorry, You Ain’t Going to Buy This Election’

CORALVILLE, Iowa — Bernie Sanders on Saturday unleashed his most forceful rebuke yet of Michael R.…

‘I’d Consider Anybody’: Democrats Like Their 2020 Candidates, and Yet …

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Jackie Wellman worries that Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are too…

Examining Conflicting Claims About ‘Medicare for all’

Since Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont drove the idea of “Medicare for all,” or a single-payer…

Bloomberg Is In, Maybe: This Week in the 2020 Race

Less than two months ago, Michael R. Bloomberg told a PBS interviewer that he probably couldn’t…

How Should a Billionaire Behave in Public? A Run for President Is One Option.

There is probably never a bad time to be a billionaire. But this, at least, is…

Democrats in Battleground States Prefer Moderate Nominee, Poll Shows

Democrats in Battleground States Prefer Moderate Nominee, Poll Shows A New York Times/Siena College survey in…

Bernie Sanders Calls for Allowing Migrants in U.S. for 5 Years to Stay

WASHINGTON — Senator Bernie Sanders on Thursday called for ending virtually all of the Trump administration’s…

Sanders to Spend More Than $30 Million on Advertising in Early States

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders’s campaign plans to spend more than $30 million on TV advertising alone…