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  1. The Shallow Cynicism of ‘Everything Is Rigged’ Opinion, Today

    Why do the president and many of his opponents act as though American political life is just another film noir?

  2. Making City Streets Safer for Cyclists and Walkers Opinion, Today

    Readers call for stricter enforcement of traffic rules for bike riders and stricter punishments for reckless drivers. Also: When Obama picked Joe Biden; whose history gets taught.

  3. Joe Walsh Confirms He Will Challenge Trump for Republican Nomination U.S., Today

    Calling Mr. Trump ‘completely unfit,’ Mr. Walsh, a conservative radio host, will adopt a television-centric strategy to try to rattle a media-obsessed president.

  4. The Education of Elizabeth Warren U.S., Today

    The former law professor’s path to presidential contender began in Texas bankruptcy courts, where she witnessed desperate families, similar to her own.

  5. Democratic Field Shrinks to 21: This Week in the 2020 Race U.S., Yesterday

    Jay Inslee and Seth Moulton are out, John Hickenlooper is in (a Senate race), and new plans for labor and the environment.

  6. Democratic Field Shrinks to 21: This Week in the 2020 Race U.S., Yesterday

    Jay Inslee and Seth Moulton are out, John Hickenlooper is in (a Senate race), and candidates released plans for labor and the environment.

  7. Jay Inslee’s Lonely Campaign for Climate Change Policy Opinion, August 23

    Democrats say they care about global warming. Why couldn’t Mr. Inslee get more traction on it?

  8. California Is the ‘Popular Boy or Girl at the Dance’ in 2020 U.S., August 23

    Kamala Harris has the home-state advantage, but the other Democratic presidential hopefuls are not ceding the state.

  9. A Kennedy-Markey Primary? Massachusetts Is Jolted U.S., August 23

    With the state gripped by the possibility of another Kennedy campaigning for Senate, the incumbent is not backing down: “Oh, I’m running.”

  10. Amy Chozick, ‘Chasing Hillary’ Author, on Writing Rituals and the Women Running for President U.S., August 23

    Plus: her evening ritual, which involves “Bachelor in Paradise” and CBD gummies.

  11. ‘It’s Gratifying’: Jay Inslee Finally Gets His Moment U.S., August 23

    The Washington governor and self-described climate candidate told us what it was like to achieve national recognition — after leaving the presidential race.

  12. Seth Moulton Ends 2020 Presidential Campaign With a Warning U.S., August 23

    Mr. Moulton, a congressman from Massachusetts, had focused his campaign on national security. He hinted at potentially supporting Joseph R. Biden Jr.

  13. Inslee Out. Moulton Out. De Blasio? Town Hall May Be Last Gasp. New York, August 23

    Trailing badly in the polls and in fund-raising for 2020, Mayor Bill de Blasio hopes that an hour on CNN Sunday before the nation’s voters can change his standing.

  14. Andrew Yang’s Bipartisan Bet U.S., August 22

    Mr. Yang is no fan of the president. But his coalition includes conservatives who see nonpartisan logic in his message about automation and job loss.

  15. N.R.A., G7, ‘Sesame Street’: Your Thursday Evening Briefing Briefing, August 22

    Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

  16. Joe Biden’s Poll Numbers Mask an Enthusiasm Challenge U.S., August 22

    There are signs of a disconnect between support for Mr. Biden in polls and excitement for his campaign on the ground in Iowa.

  17. John Hickenlooper Will Run for Senate in Colorado, a Key Target for Democrats U.S., August 22

    With his announcement on Thursday, Mr. Hickenlooper instantly became one of the Democrats’ best hopes in their quest to retake the Senate next year.

  18. What the 2020 Campaign Sounds Like Podcasts, August 22

    Presidential candidates come with a message — and a playlist. We look at how music helps set the tone.

  19. One-on-One With Marianne Williamson Opinion, August 22

    An interview with the 2020 presidential candidate

  20. A Former Congressman and Tea Party Republican Considers a Challenge to Trump U.S., August 21

    Joe Walsh, now a conservative radio show host, is expected to announce a primary challenge to Mr. Trump.

  21. The Next Democratic Debate Is One Poll Away From Being Split Over Two Nights (Again) U.S., August 21

    If one more candidate qualifies for the September debate in Houston, it will be spread across two nights. Tom Steyer and Tulsi Gabbard are close.

  22. Democrats to Union Members: The Economy Is Failing You U.S., August 21

    Bernie Sanders rolled out a plan for organized labor as more than a dozen Democratic candidates pitched themselves to workers in Iowa.

  23. Giuliani Renews Push for Ukraine to Investigate Trump’s Political Opponents U.S., August 21

    The president’s lawyer wants investigations of the Biden family and reports that Ukrainian officials tried to damage the Trump campaign in 2016.

  24. Julián Castro Is in the Next Debate. That’s a Big Deal. Opinion, August 21

    This thing is still wide open.

  25. Democrats, Try Speaking to the Whole of America Opinion, August 20

    Presidential candidates should follow the example of my boss, John McCain, in avoiding divisive politics.

  26. Why the 2020 Criminal Justice Debate Is Completely Different U.S., August 20

    Democratic candidates are pushing ideas that were considered radical just a few years ago. But the American public has changed its views, too.

  27. Julián Castro Is the 10th Candidate to Qualify for the Next Democratic Debate U.S., August 20

    Mr. Castro, the former housing secretary, met the polling and donor benchmarks needed to earn a spot onstage in Houston in September.

  28. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Al Franken Podcasts, August 20

    We asked the Democratic presidential candidate how her decision to call for the resignation of a Senate colleague may have affected her campaign and her party.

  29. What Does Campaign Rally Music Say About a Candidate? Interactive, August 19

    Presidential campaigns have a sound. We analyzed the playlists of 10 contenders to see how the songs aligned with the messages.

  30. Jill Biden, Stressing Trump Matchup, Makes a Blunt Case for Her Husband U.S., August 19

    “You may like another candidate better, but you have to look at who is going to win,” she said, while campaigning for Joe Biden in New Hampshire.

  31. A Flash Point for Women in Politics U.S., August 19

    Women have never been more engaged. Now, at a critical moment, a poll looks at where their priorities lie.

  32. Elizabeth Warren Apologizes at Native American Forum: ‘I Have Listened and I Have Learned’ U.S., August 19

    The forum in Iowa gave Ms. Warren a chance to showcase her plans to help Native communities — and to address the lingering controversy over her past claims of ancestry.

  33. Does Anyone Know What Electability Is? Opinion, August 19

    There’s no good way to know which Democrat will do best in the general election.

  34. Personal Data About Small-Donor Democrats Is All Over the Internet Opinion, August 18

    The blame lies not with Russian hackers but with the presidential candidates and the federal government.

  35. Why Julián Castro’s Obama Moment Didn’t Last U.S., August 18

    As a young mayor, he was given a prime-time speaking spot at the 2012 Democratic Convention. He is still trying to get from that stage to a bigger one.

  36. ‘I Wasn’t Born a Front-Runner’: Julián Castro’s 2020 Strategy Video, August 18

    The former San Antonio mayor entered the presidential race in January and has had a tough time distinguishing himself from a crowded field of Democratic candidates. But Julián Castro is proving his strength is going head-to-head with his opponents.

  37. Hickenlooper Exits as O’Rourke Presses On: This Week in the 2020 Race U.S., August 17

    John Hickenlooper said he would give “serious thought” to a Senate run, Beto O’Rourke reset the focus of his campaign and Stacey Abrams laid out her 2020 plans.

  38. The 5 Days That Defined the 2020 Primary Interactive, August 17

    Money isn’t everything. But it does keep the lights on, and it explains why this Democratic field looks the way it does today.

  39. After Trump Body Shames Him, Supporter Says ‘I Love the Guy’ U.S., August 16

    The president has a long history of calling protesters names. But there’s no other known instance of him mocking one of his own supporters by accident.

  40. After Trump Body Shames Him, Supporter Says ‘I Love the Guy’ U.S., August 16

    The president has a long history of calling protesters names. But there’s no other known instance of him mocking one of his own supporters by accident.

  41. Why Are These Democrats Too Good for the Senate? U.S., August 16

    Several high-profile Democrats would rather hold on to their low-polling presidential campaigns instead of running for the Senate. Has it lost its appeal?

  42. Elizabeth Warren Offers a Policy Agenda for Native Americans U.S., August 16

    Ms. Warren’s campaign got off to a rocky start amid a controversy over her ancestry. Now she is making an effort to show how she would help Native people.

  43. Obama and Biden’s Relationship Looks Rosy. It Wasn’t Always That Simple. U.S., August 16

    Their partnership is the stuff of buddy-movie lore, but those who saw it up close described a more difficult, complicated dynamic.

  44. Citing Economy, Trump Says That ‘You Have No Choice but to Vote for Me’ U.S., August 15

    As the markets wobble over fears of a slowdown amid an escalating trade and currency war with China, the president defended policies that are rattling many businesses and investors.

  45. Citing Economy, Trump Says That ‘You Have No Choice but to Vote for Me’ U.S., August 15

    As the markets wobble over fears of a slowdown amid an escalating trade and currency war with China, the president defended policies that are rattling many businesses and investors.

  46. A Corey Lewandowski Senate Run Would be a Test Case for Trump World U.S., August 15

    As associates of the president consider running for office, a potential bid by his former campaign manager could serve as a trial balloon.

  47. Beto O’Rourke’s New Approach to 2020: ‘Taking the Fight to Donald Trump’ U.S., August 15

    After the shooting in El Paso, Mr. O’Rourke decided to abandon his focus on early primary states and more directly confront the president over immigration and gun control.

  48. John Hickenlooper, Ending Presidential Bid, Will Give Senate ‘Serious Thought’ U.S., August 15

    Mr. Hickenlooper’s presidential campaign failed to gain traction. He is eyeing the Republican-held Senate seat in Colorado, a major target for Democrats.

  49. Many Democrats Love Elizabeth Warren. They Also Worry About Her. U.S., August 15

    Even as she demonstrates why she is a leading presidential candidate, Ms. Warren is facing persistent questions and doubts about whether she would be able to defeat President Trump.

  50. Stacey Abrams on Voter Suppression, the 2020 Race and the Vice Presidency U.S., August 14

    Ms. Abrams, who announced this week that she would not run for president, told The New York Times in an interview that she would be “honored to be considered” for vice president.

  51. These Four Candidates Are Scrambling to Make the Cut for the Next Democratic Debate U.S., August 14

    Julián Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, Kirsten Gillibrand and Tom Steyer are getting closer to qualifying, and they’re urgently seeking supporters who can help them earn a spot onstage.

  52. John Hickenlooper Mulling Ending Presidential Bid to Run for Senate U.S., August 13

    Mr. Hickenlooper, who has remained near the bottom of the Democratic field, is in discussions to challenge Colorado’s Republican senator, Cory Gardner.

  53. Stacey Abrams Will Not Run for President in 2020, Focusing Instead on Fighting Voter Suppression U.S., August 13

    Ms. Abrams will concentrate on building a national movement for fair and equitable elections, including a voter protection hotline.

  54. These 3 Cities Are Key for 2020 Democrats. They’re Not in Iowa. U.S., August 13

    Senator Cory Booker detoured from early-voting states to hold rallies this month in Detroit, Philadelphia and Milwaukee, where turnout will be essential to Democrats winning back key states in 2020.

  55. 4 Days, 20 Democrats. Who Won the Iowa State Fair? Interactive, August 13

    We followed presidential hopefuls around the Iowa State Fair and rated them on a corn dog scale.

  56. Joe Biden Knows He Says the Wrong Thing U.S., August 12

    It’s not because he is 76, his campaign says. The former vice president has always had this tendency, and he hopes it won’t hurt him in the 2020 race.

  57. On Gun Control, 2020 Democrats Agree: No Reason to Hold Back U.S., August 12

    After mass shootings jolted the nation this month, the Democratic candidates seemed to move in lock step toward more aggressive gun control positions without resistance from moderates.

  58. What We Learned From the Iowa State Fair U.S., August 12

    In the On Politics newsletter: Lessons from a sweaty, calorie-filled weekend at the state fair. Plus, riding the Ferris wheel with Cory Booker.

  59. The Pundit-Defying Idiosyncrasies of Iowa Voters Opinion, August 12

    They don’t vote for “moderates” or “progressives.” They vote for people.

  60. Useful Idiots and Trumpist Billionaires Opinion, August 12

    Greed, ego and willful blindness at the top.

  61. Why Bernie Sanders Stood Out at the Iowa State Fair U.S., August 12

    Most candidates go to the fair to establish human connections with voters. Mr. Sanders’s approach underscored how his campaign is focused primarily on championing ideas.

  62. The Freshmen: Mikie Sherrill Podcasts, August 12

    An outspoken progressive wing in the House has seized the country’s attention. But the path to power for Democrats may depend on moderates, who have a very different vision for the party. Meet one of them.

  63. 18 Candidates. 72 Hours. A Hectic Weekend at the Iowa State Fair. Video, August 12

    Democratic presidential candidates descended on Des Moines to meet prized Iowa caucus voters, spend time with their families and, of course, eat some food on a stick.

  64. After El Paso Shooting, Will Voters Revisit Beto O’Rourke? U.S., August 11

    The presidential candidate is back in the spotlight after a tragedy in a city that is core to his personal and political identity.

  65. Kamala Harris, in a Pivot, Makes Her Play for Iowa U.S., August 11

    After months of putting the state on the back-burner, Ms. Harris has stepped up her presence in Iowa, spending more days there in recent weeks than she did through June.

  66. Morals and Values in the 2020 Election Opinion, August 10

    Readers react to David Brooks’s appeal for “an uprising of decency” by the Democrats to counter President Trump.

  67. Democrats Condemn Trump After Shootings: This Week in the 2020 Race U.S., August 10

    The candidates blamed the president for fostering white nationalism and described how they would combat gun violence if elected.

  68. Democrats’ 2020 Problem: How to Be Tougher on Trade Than Trump U.S., August 10

    Democrats are highly critical of NAFTA and China, but they will have a hard time taking a tougher line than Mr. Trump has as president.

  69. Interviewing Bill de Blasio in the City He’s Trying to Leave Times Insider, August 10

    Matt Flegenheimer, a political reporter for The Times, set out to do what the New York City mayor running for president seems to believe few others have done — understand him.

  70. Joaquin Castro’s Tweet Was Not Doxxing Opinion, August 9

    We can’t misuse the charge in an effort to suppress protected speech.

  71. At Iowa’s Wing Ding Dinner, Democrats Assail G.O.P. on Gun Control U.S., August 9

    Nearly all of the 2020 Democratic candidates gave speeches at the annual event, and while many joked about the size of the field, most sought to contrast themselves with President Trump.

  72. A Lesson for Equinox and SoulCycle: Even Sweat Can Be Political Business, August 9

    In the Trump era, a number of companies have found themselves, willingly or not, tossed by partisan storms.

  73. Can Anyone Catch Joe Biden? U.S., August 9

    The Democratic candidates descend on Iowa to give it a try — and sample the best food on a stick the state fair has to offer.

  74. For Celebrity Chefs, Politics Proves Precarious Food, August 9

    Three New York restaurateurs — David Chang, José Andrés and Christina Tosi — pleaded with the developer Stephen Ross to cancel a fund-raiser for President Trump.

  75. Joe Biden Says ‘Poor Kids’ Are Just as Bright as ‘White Kids’ U.S., August 9

    Mr. Biden was speaking at a town hall hosted by the Asian & Latino Coalition in Des Moines when he made the remark, which he quickly sought to recover from.

  76. Joe Biden Says ‘Poor Kids’ Are Just as Bright as ‘White Kids’ U.S., August 9

    Mr. Biden was speaking at a town hall hosted by the Asian & Latino Coalition in Des Moines when he made the remark, which he quickly sought to recover from.

  77. Trump’s Opponents Want to Name His Big Donors. His Supporters Say It’s Harassment. U.S., August 8

    Calling out campaign donors isn’t a new political tactic, but the question of how much should be publicly disclosed about them has been an issue repeatedly raised by Republicans in recent years.

  78. Trump’s Opponents Want to Name His Big Donors. His Supporters Say It’s Harassment. U.S., August 8

    Calling out campaign donors isn’t a new political tactic, but the question of how much should be publicly disclosed about them has been an issue repeatedly raised by Republicans in recent years.

  79. Why Is the Iowa State Fair So Important? U.S., August 8

    Skipping the fair would be seen as a huge insult to Iowans in the crucially important first primary state, but what do voters really want to see?

  80. They Paid $42 for a SoulCycle Ride, Not for Trump U.S., August 8

    A look at what happens when politics enters every spandex-clad corner of life, especially in the Hamptons.

  81. ‘Comrade de Blasio’ Enters the Fox News Den to Spar With Sean Hannity New York, August 8

    Mayor Bill de Blasio, a fierce critic of the network, became the first Democratic presidential candidate to go on Mr. Hannity’s show.

  82. Andrew Yang Becomes 9th Democrat to Qualify for the Next Debate U.S., August 8

    Mr. Yang, an entrepreneur, earned 2 percent support in a new poll, adding him to the group of Democratic presidential candidates who will go to Houston in September.

  83. Biden’s Biggest Weakness? Iowa. But Some Rivals Don’t Seem to Know It. The Upshot, August 8

    A few major candidates are not focusing their campaigns on the state.

  84. Does Trump Help Fuel Mass Shootings? Opinion, August 8

    And are Democrats breaking up with Obama?

  85. Warren Joins O’Rourke in Calling Trump a White Supremacist U.S., August 8

    In an interview, Senator Elizabeth Warren said President Trump had “done everything he can to stir up racial conflict and hatred in this country.”

  86. Elizabeth Warren Calls Trump a White Supremacist U.S., August 8

    In an interview, Ms. Warren said the president had “done everything he can to stir up racial conflict and hatred in this country.”

  87. Donald Trump’s Outrageous 2020 Advantage Opinion, August 7

    It’s not what you think it is.

  88. Don’t Assume Trump’s Approval Rating Can’t Climb Higher. It Already Has. The Upshot, August 7

    Millions of Americans who did not like the president in 2016 now say they do.

  89. Biden and Booker Say Trump Is Fostering Hatred, Not Fighting It U.S., August 7

    The Democratic candidates lashed the president with their sternest denunciations yet of his exploitation of racism for political purposes and his resistance to gun control.

  90. How to Close the Racial Wealth Gap Opinion, August 7

    A new online calculator has a winner: Baby bonds.

  91. Tiffany Cabán Concedes Queens D.A. Race, Dashing Progressives’ Hopes New York, August 6

    Melinda Katz wins the Democratic nomination by 55 votes after a recount erases her opponent’s slim election night lead.

  92. How the El Paso Shooting Exposes the Rifts in Texas Politics U.S., August 6

    In areas like Sugar Land, Tex., a burgeoning multiethnic population and suburbanites repelled by President Trump are giving Democrats more hope.

  93. Is ‘Bernie or Bust’ the Future of the Left? U.S., August 6

    The Democratic Socialists of America figure out what it means to oppose Donald Trump.

  94. Where the 2020 Democrats Stand on Gun Control U.S., August 6

    While several presidential candidates have already rolled out plans to address gun violence, others endorsed new policies after two mass shootings over the weekend.

  95. How Bill de Blasio Went From Progressive Hope to Punching Bag Magazine, August 6

    The New York mayor turned quixotic presidential candidate seems sick of his city—and the feeling is mutual.

  96. Young Climate Activists Push Democrats to the Left U.S., August 5

    A New TV Show from The New York Times on FX and Hulu

  97. Progressive Activists Have Pushed Democrats to the Left on Climate Issues. Now What? U.S., August 4

    Groups like the Sunrise Movement helped pressure Democratic presidential candidates to support the Green New Deal. They are now deciding how to use their rising influence.

  98. What These Student Debaters Learned From the 2020 Democratic Debates U.S., August 4

    For those who recently attended a debate camp, the Democratic debates were not a chance to undercut rivals or wring donations but something else: a lesson plan.

  99. Some Democratic Candidates Seek to Link Shootings to Trump U.S., August 4

    In the wake of two shootings, one of which is being investigated as domestic terrorism, some said the president creates a culture that lets white nationalism thrive.

  100. Democratic Candidates Praise Labor — and the Obama Legacy, Too U.S., August 3

    After widespread criticism over attacks on Barack Obama at this past week’s debates, Democratic candidates at a labor forum in Las Vegas took a very different tack.

  101. Donald Trump Is Not a Sinister Genius Opinion, August 3

    His race-baiting is impulsive and unpopular, not a brilliant strategy to win white votes.

  102. 6 Things We Learned About the 2020 Race From Our Fund-Raising Maps U.S., August 3

    Democratic presidential candidates have raised over $200 million so far. We analyzed fund-raising data to see where they’re getting their money.

  103. Debates and More Debates: This Week in the 2020 Race U.S., August 3

    Sanders and Warren dominated Night 1. Biden, Booker and Harris were the focus of Night 2. We’ll do it all again in September.

  104. The Who-Can-Beat Trump Test Leads to Kamala Harris Opinion, August 2

    Bringing the energy and hope to stare down Trump and his movement.

  105. Two Debates Down. Ten to Go. Podcasts, August 2

    Experimenting with our coverage of the Democratic debates (since there are so many of them).

  106. Tulsi Gabbard Thinks We’re Doomed U.S., August 2

    Or we will be if America doesn’t leave the rest of the world alone. That’s why the 38-year-old congresswoman from Hawaii is running for president.

  107. Why I Like Booker, Buttigieg, Inslee ... Opinion, August 2

    Readers explain why they find candidates other than the front-runners more appealing.

  108. Climate Could Be an Electoral Time Bomb, Republican Strategists Fear Climate, August 2

    A growing number of young voters, including conservatives, identify climate change as a top priority. Republican strategists fear that could soon pose a big problem.

  109. What Beto Gets Right Opinion, August 2

    His approach to both Medicare and the border.

  110. Worst Democratic Strategy Yet: Attack Obama’s Legacy Opinion, August 2

    Rather than effectively prosecute the easy case against the worst president ever, the Democrats went after one of the best.

  111. How the Democratic Debates Narrow the Field Podcasts, August 2

    New qualifying rules are changing the way presidential campaigns are run — and giving some candidates a clear edge.

  112. Young Climate Activists Push Democrats to the Left The Weekly, August 2

    A New TV Show from The New York Times on FX and Hulu

  113. Detailed Maps of the Donors Powering the 2020 Democratic Campaigns Interactive, August 2

    We analyzed the Democratic presidential candidates’ fund-raising to see how widespread their support was across the United States.

  114. Trump Treats Rally in Cincinnati as Rebuttal to Democratic Debates U.S., August 1

    Delivering a reliably red-meat speech to supporters who gathered Thursday in Ohio, President Trump took the stage to paint prominent Democrats as “left-wing extremists.”

  115. Republicans Watch Fractious Democratic Debates and Like What They See U.S., August 1

    The fissures displayed at the Democratic debates in Detroit left senior Trump campaign officials predicting a bump in their poll numbers in critical Rust Belt states.

  116. ‘Fire Pantaleo,’ Lead Poisoning and the Perils of Going National New York, August 1

    As Mayor Bill de Blasio runs for president, his tenure is coming under more scrutiny than he might have expected.

  117. Kirsten Gillibrand Is Right: Racism Is About White People Opinion, August 1

    Democrats should answer questions about race the way she did.

  118. Debate Round 2: How Did Biden Do? Opinion, August 1

    Readers assess Joe Biden’s performance, urge the lower-tier candidates to focus on Senate races and critique the sniping among the contenders.

  119. Marianne Williamson Knows How to Beat Trump Opinion, August 1

    We need an uprising of decency.

  120. Why Not Cory Booker? Opinion, August 1

    He’s winning the debates and he’s great on paper. When will he catch on?

  121. When Will the 2020 Democratic Field Start to Shrink? U.S., August 1

    After two rounds of debates, 24 Democratic candidates are still running for president. There’s little incentive to drop out right now, but August will be crucial.

  122. Debates Identify Plenty of Democratic Divisions, but Not a Consensus Favorite U.S., August 1

    Joseph R. Biden Jr. is the front-runner, but a fragile one. And now he finds himself defending his ties to Barack Obama, whose legacy drew some criticism from other Democrats.

  123. Of Course Americans Are Turning to Social Democracy Opinion, August 1

    They can no longer afford the luxury of a smaller, less expensive welfare state.

  124. How Democrats Will Attack Trump on the Economy Business, August 1

    Unemployment is low and growth is solid, but the president’s 2020 rivals are challenging the Trump economic record on several fronts.

  125. What We Learned From the July Democratic Debates U.S., August 1

    With at least four candidates in strong contention for the nomination, the race is anyone’s to win.

  126. CNN’s Democratic Debates Give Conflict a Reality-TV Boost Arts, August 1

    Facing elimination in the next round, candidates sought to stand out by lashing out, and the network played up the drama.

  127. Only 7 Candidates Have Qualified for the Next Democratic Debate U.S., August 1

    While 20 presidential candidates debated this past week, far fewer are assured the chance of doing so again in September.

  128. Marianne Williamson Wants to ‘See the Memes.’ Here They Are. U.S., August 1

    Sure, this week’s Democratic debates were full of substance. But the internet had its fun, too.

  129. Which 2020 Candidates Would You Swipe Right On? Interactive, August 1

    It’s hard getting to know everyone in such a crowded field. Here’s a dating app to make it easier.

  130. Debate Disappointment: I Wanted So Much More From Joe Biden Opinion, August 1

    And I find myself fretting that none of these Democrats can beat Donald Trump.

  131. Winners and Losers of the Democratic Debate, Night 2 Interactive, August 1

    Our columnists and contributors give their rankings.

  132. Debate Night 2: The ‘On Politics’ Breakdown U.S., August 1

    Senator Cory Booker entered the 2020 race preaching the gospel of “radical love.” Well, the love is gone.

  133. Highlights From Night 2 of the July Democratic Debates Video, August 1

    Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Kamala Harris sparred while fending off attacks from fellow candidates on health care and criminal justice reform.

  134. Joe Biden Did Fine, and That Might Have Been Enough U.S., July 31

    The former vice president had a lot to prove. To those who had written him off after the first debate, he had this to say: “malarkey.”

  135. ‘Go to Joe 30330’: Biden Sends Supporters on a Digital Wild Goose Chase U.S., July 31

    All of the candidates onstage closed the nearly three-hour Democratic debate by directing viewers to their websites. All except former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

  136. Debate Drama: Here’s Joe Opinion, July 31

    Does standing erect count as winning the day?

  137. Cory Booker Says Joe Biden Created ‘All the Problems That He Is Talking About’ U.S., July 31

    The Democratic rivals sparred on their respective criminal justice records in one of the tensest moments of the night.

  138. Gillibrand Criticized Biden Over a Child Care Vote. Here’s the Full Story. U.S., July 31

    The measure, a 1981 expansion of a child care tax credit, offered families a tax credit for the cost of child care. Here’s why Mr. Biden opposed it.

  139. Tulsi Gabbard Says Kamala Harris Should Apologize for Record as Prosecutor U.S., July 31

    Speaking on the second night of the Democratic debates in Detroit, Ms. Gabbard highlighted Ms. Harris’s record as a prosector in San Francisco and as attorney general of California.

  140. F.B.I. Agents Raid South Bend Housing Authority Offices U.S., July 31

    The Indiana city’s mayor, the presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, distanced himself from the housing agency in a statement.

  141. Protest Over Eric Garner’s Death Disrupts Democratic Debate U.S., July 31

    The protest, aimed at Mayor Bill de Blasio, broke out during Senator Cory Booker’s opening statement. Separate protesters interrupted former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

  142. Biden Under Fire From All Sides as Rivals Attack His Record U.S., July 31

    Mr. Biden, the front-runner, was confronted over his record on health care and criminal justice, and this time not just from Kamala Harris.

  143. Debate Fact Check: What Were They Talking About, and What Was True? U.S., July 31

    Our reporters are following all of the exchanges. They will be fact-checking the candidates and providing context and explanation for the policy debates.

  144. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Got the Most Speaking Time During the Democratic Debate Interactive, July 31

    Follow along live during the debate.

  145. Live Analysis: The July Democratic Debates, Night 2 Interactive, July 31

    Follow the Democratic presidential debate with our reporters in real time.

  146. Imagining a Warren-Buttigieg, or Buttigieg-Warren, Ticket Opinion, July 31

    Sure, it’s way too early to be thinking about running-mate pairings. But what the heck.

  147. 5 Highlights From Night 2 of Democratic Debates U.S., July 31

    The candidates along the wings went hard after the night’s leading candidates, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

  148. Moderates Take On Sanders and Warren at the Democratic Debate Opinion, July 31

    Readers assess how the candidates did, suggest a different format and discuss “Medicare for all.”

  149. The Debates in Detroit: A Big Field, a Sprawling Circus and Lots of Porta Potties U.S., July 31

    At the Democratic debates in a humid Motor City, it wasn’t just the candidates who were on display and clamoring for attention.

  150. At Tonight’s Democratic Debate, Black Voters Will Be the Focus U.S., July 31

    With Joseph R. Biden Jr., Kamala Harris, and Cory Booker all onstage, candidates are likely to make direct appeals to the Democratic Party’s most loyal constituency.