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. 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.

  3. Trade Turmoil Gives Democrats an Opening to Hit Trump on Economy U.S., Yesterday

    Democratic candidates have taken a calibrated approach to talking about the economy, but the trade war with China provides a potent new line of attack.

  4. Los directores ejecutivos seguro le temen a una recesión: podría causar una revolución en Español, Yesterday

    Los titanes económicos de Estados Unidos quieren que sepas que de verdad les importas. Más te vale no creerles.

  5. 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.

  6. Democrats Are Getting Very Serious About the Native American Vote Opinion, August 22

    At a forum for presidential candidates, “everyone counts” sounded like both a moral and an electoral imperative.

  7. Can Elizabeth Warren Win? Opinion, August 22

    Readers discuss her appeal to youthful voters. Also: Immigrant detention; recessions; the gun lobby; choices in dying; nuclear war.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

    An interview with the 2020 presidential candidate

  11. 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.

  12. C.E.O.s Should Fear a Recession. It Could Mean Revolution. Opinion, August 21

    America’s economic titans want you to know they really care. Doubt them.

  13. Elizabeth Warren Wants Wells Fargo to Explain Fees on Closed Accounts Business, August 21

    The senator from Massachusetts wrote to the bank, asking for information on its account closure practices and overdraft fees as described in a New York Times article.

  14. What American C.E.O.s Are Worried About Podcasts, August 21

    Nearly 200 executives tried this week to redefine the role of a corporation in society. We look at what’s behind that move.

  15. 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.

  16. What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Marco Rubio Agree On Opinion, August 20

    Many Republicans and Democrats agree: Governments should intervene to help the industries and technologies of the future.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. What Happens in a Recession? Opinion, August 17

    Trump loses, Uber evaporates, the social crisis gets worse.

  21. 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.

  22. Joseph Kennedy III Said to Be Eying Edward Markey’s Massachusetts Senate Seat U.S., August 17

    Mr. Kennedy, the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, paid for a poll last month to test his prospects against Mr. Markey, a Democratic official said.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

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

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

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. Democrats in Iowa Offer Plans to Combat Gun Violence U.S., August 10

    In the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Democratic presidential candidates on Saturday emphasized the urgent need to confront gun violence in America.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. Four Democratic Candidates Call on Walmart to Stop Selling Guns U.S., August 9

    Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders were among the candidates to speak out after the mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso last weekend.

  34. 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.”

  35. 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.”

  36. Can the Democrats Do Better Than Trump on North Korea? Opinion, August 5

    We surveyed the leading candidates on how they would deal with the nuclear threat from Kim Jong-un.

  37. ‘Of Course He’s Racist’: 2020 Democrats Criticize Trump After Shootings U.S., August 5

    After shootings in Texas and Ohio killed dozens, Democrats renewed their condemnation of the president for divisive rhetoric and inaction on guns.

  38. ‘Of Course He’s Racist’: 2020 Democrats Criticize Trump After Shootings U.S., August 5

    After shootings in Texas and Ohio killed dozens, Democrats renewed their condemnation of the president for divisive rhetoric and inaction on guns.

  39. 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

  40. 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.

  41. The Week in Business: The China Trade War Clobbers the Markets Business, August 3

    Plus, where should police departments draw the line with facial recognition surveillance?

  42. 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.

  43. With a Democrat, a Cooler Head Would Prevail on Iran Opinion, August 2

    One point of agreement for the presidential candidates: The nuclear deal needs to be restored.

  44. What Beto Gets Right Opinion, August 2

    His approach to both Medicare and the border.

  45. Democrats Are Having the Wrong Health Care Debate Opinion, August 2

    They should skip the argument over Medicare for All and find the best ways to tackle affordability.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

  53. 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.

  54. Is Impeachment Finally Happening? Opinion, August 1

    And the columnists answer your questions.

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

    Does standing erect count as winning the day?

  56. Some Democrats Want to Decriminalize Illegal Border Crossings. Would It Work? U.S., July 31

    It’s the latest topic in the debate over immigration: Should it be a crime to cross the United States border without authorization?

  57. 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.

  58. 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.”

  59. Moderates Faltered at Tuesday’s Debate. Will Joe Biden Do Better Tonight? U.S., July 31

    Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren held their ground as several centrists tried to paint their message as unrealistic for America.

  60. Warren and Sanders Fight Back Against Criticism From Moderates Video, July 31

    Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders formed an ideological tag team during the second round of Democratic presidential debates by embracing their liberal policy goals amid an intraparty fight with moderates over health care.

  61. Joe Biden Won Last Night’s Democratic Debate Opinion, July 31

    The real victor in the moderates-versus-progressives battle was the moderate who wasn’t there.

  62. Why Do the Democrats Keep Saying ‘Structural’? Opinion, July 31

    Candidates are promising a kind of change that history suggests they cannot deliver.

  63. Five Debate Takeaways Opinion, July 31

    Gov. Steve Bullock, welcome to the stage.

  64. Echo Trump’s Tough Talk, or Lift Tariffs? Democrats Clash Over Trade U.S., July 31

    Though presidential candidates appearing at a debate on Tuesday generally favored a strong approach to China, they differed over whether protectionism was the way forward.

  65. Who Won Night 1 of the Democratic Debate? Experts Weigh In U.S., July 31

    Lower-polling candidates had their moments, but none outshone the front-runners, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

  66. CNN Pits Democrats Against Each Other, Trevor Noah Says Arts, July 31

    “I felt like at any moment they were about to go, ‘By the way, Elizabeth, did you notice that Klobuchar totally stole your look?’” Trevor Noah joked Tuesday.

  67. Highlights From Night 1 of July Democratic Debates Video, July 31

    The leading progressives, Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, fended off attacks from underdog moderate challengers.

  68. Elizabeth Warren on Free College and Canceling Student Debt U.S., July 30

    Ms. Warren has proposed a $1.25 trillion plan that would wipe out most student debt.

  69. Elizabeth Warren on a Wealth Tax U.S., July 30

    Ms. Warren wants to tax the 75,000 wealthiest families in the United States and reduce inequality.

  70. Warren’s Slam on Delaney Was Called the Line of the Night. Here’s What She Said. U.S., July 30

    Senator Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday made her argument that Democrats should nominate a presidential candidate who will fight for sweeping change.

  71. Sanders and Warren Battle Accusations of ‘Fairy Tale’ Promises as Intraparty Rift Flares U.S., July 30

    Moderate underdogs kicked off the Detroit debates by targeting the top candidates with charges of “wish-list economics” and “impossible promises” on health care.

  72. Watch Bernie Sanders and John Delaney Battle Over Medicare for All U.S., July 30

    The first debate exchange captured the battle within the Democratic Party over how the presidential nominee should change the country’s health care system.

  73. Live Analysis: The July Democratic Debates, Night 1 Interactive, July 30

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

  74. Democratic Debate 2019 Live: Candidates Face Off in Detroit U.S., July 30

    Tonight’s lineup will feature 10 candidates including Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind.

  75. 6 Highlights From Night 1 of the July Democratic Debates U.S., July 30

    The CNN debate was a clash over health care with moderates along the edge throwing firebombs on the electability of progressives with the boldest policy plans.

  76. How Similar Are Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, Really? U.S., July 30

    You may be wondering how the race’s leading liberals differ. Or you may be a progressive voter trying to figure out whom to support. We’re here to help.

  77. How Similar Are Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, Really? U.S., July 30

    You may be wondering how the race’s leading liberals differ. Or you may be a progressive voter trying to figure out whom to support. We’re here to help.

  78. What I’ll Be Looking for Tonight Opinion, July 30

    Ten Democrats go back to the debate stage

  79. What to Watch for in Tuesday’s CNN Democratic Debate U.S., July 30

    Everything you need to know about the presidential primary debate in Detroit.

  80. The Democrats Should Stop Doing Trump’s Work for Him Opinion, July 30

    Yes, the two-night, 20-candidate format is ludicrous, but can we please have a reasonable debate about America’s future?

  81. Ahead of Debates, Pennsylvania Democrats Want Candidates to Stress Pragmatism U.S., July 30

    In a key swing state, Democrats looking at the presidential field were more likely to follow their head than their heart in whom to support.

  82. Top Progressives Face Off: Democratic Debates, Night 1 Interactive, July 29

    Aside from the marquee matchup between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, there are plenty of other dynamics to watch for in second round of debates.

  83. The Democratic Debate Lineups Might Lead to Fireworks U.S., July 29

    For half of the candidates, it may be their last chance to make an impression on the national debate stage. Here’s what could happen.

  84. Seven 2020 Democrats Pledge to Focus First Bill on Fighting Corruption U.S., July 29

    Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg are among the presidential candidates earning approval from the government-reform group End Citizens United.

  85. Ex-Corporate Lawyer’s Idea: Rein In ‘Sociopaths’ in the Boardroom Business, July 29

    Jamie Gamble had an epiphany after retiring: Corporate executives “are legally obligated to act like sociopaths.” He has a proposal that he believes could fix that.

  86. Why Aren’t 2020 Democrats Talking About Impeachment? Because Voters Aren’t Asking U.S., July 28

    Impeachment is popular among Democratic voters, but remains secondary to issues like health care. And their support is tempered by the worry that nothing will come of it.

  87. Why Democrats Are So Far From Consensus on 2020 U.S., July 28

    As the next debates loom, the progressive wing of the party wants sweeping change. Many others just want to jettison the president.

  88. Who Owns Theodore Roosevelt? Sunday Review, July 27

    From Elizabeth Warren to Mike Pence, politicians want to claim America’s 26th president as their inspiration. They might want to reconsider.

  89. What Kamala Harris Believes U.S., July 27

    The Democratic candidate wants relevant policy, not “a beautiful sonnet.” Is that enough for voters?