On a Friday, the world heard vulgar audio of Mr. Trump boasting about forcing himself on women. By Sunday night, the episode that was supposed to doom him had begun to recede.
Matt Flegenheimer“It makes sense for the Biden team to understand why they’re winning today,” @RobbyMook, Clinton's 2016 campaign manager, warns. “It makes even more sense for them to think about how they lose.”
Matt FlegenheimerMisdirection. Scorched earth. "I love it."
What 2016's "Access Hollywood" weekend -- the last time Trump's chances appeared so dire -- says about his campaign crisis playbook (and what the next few months might look like).
Latest in NYT "Long Run" series
His entire political career has been marked by personal loss. His allies say that makes him uniquely capable of leading a nation grappling with death.
Matt Flegenheimer“Funerals are for the living,” Joe Biden once said. This much he knows.
What his decades as eulogist -- captured in a private collection of notes, specked w/ his scribbles -- tell us about the president he aspires to be.
A deep look w/ @katieglueck
“Don’t boo — vote,” has been Barack Obama’s mantra. Now, Democrats want to adapt it: Protest, then vote.
Matt Flegenheimer“We do our job,” said Aalayah Eastmond, 19, a Parkland survivor now organizing protests against police violence, “and then...”
Young protesters say voting isn’t enough to meet the moment. Dems hope they do it anyway.
But the 16th president is showing up quite a bit in the 2020 race. He remains uncommitted.
Matt FlegenheimerAbraham Lincoln does not approve this message. He has not approved of anything for some time.
With malice toward none (and w/ THE @sarahlyall), a look at the 2020 moment Lincoln definitely didn't ask for
What two strange months in 2008 taught the former vice president about the politics of grievance, and how that might help him pick a running mate of his own to take on Donald Trump.
Matt FlegenheimerOne obvious-but-overlooked data point for VP deliberations: Joe Biden thinks Joe Biden was a very good pick!
"It was a governing pick with political benefits,” said Anita Dunn, a top adviser on Biden 2020 and Obama '08. “The best kind of governing pick.”
Wisconsin voters may have risked their health to make it to the polls in a pandemic. But lately, it’s feeling as though 2016, not 2020, remains the most pivotal political moment.
Matt FlegenheimerEvery election, we are told, is the "most important of our lifetimes."
But what if the most important election of our lifetimes already happened?
NYT analysis on another surreal primary night
Matt FlegenheimerThe most important election of our lifetimes?
“Actually, it was the last one.”
As he dropped out of the presidential race, the billionaire former mayor of New York confronted a moment he had never quite faced: a big, heaping, public loss.
Matt Flegenheimer"Not sure what you say," Bloomberg began.
This made sense.
On Weds, the billionaire met something he's not used to (large-scale public defeat) with something else he's not used to (conspicuous public emotion).
A little dispatch from the end of Mike 2020