In the clash over Robert H. Bork’s nomination, Joe Biden’s moderate instincts defined a winning strategy.
Patrick HealyToday we’re starting a new series, Lessons In Power, about how the 2020 candidates learned to gain and wield influence. The first part examines Joe Biden’s tactics to defeat Reagan’s nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. nytimes.com/2019/09/07/us/… via @nytimes
A loose network of conservatives says it has dossiers of offensive social media posts and other problematic public statements by hundreds of journalists.
Patrick Healy.@kenvogel & @jwpetersNYT lay out the step-by-step attack by Trump allies in the 24 hrs after a Times editorial accused Trump of fomenting anti-Semitism & a Times story on press secretary Stephanie Grisham included unflattering details of her job history.
Patrick Healy"The Times will not be intimidated or silenced," NYT publisher A. G. Sulzberger said in a new story revealing an orchestrated operation by allies of the White House to attack journalists by manipulating & exaggerating information. nytimes.com/2019/08/25/us/… via @nytimes
Presidential campaigns have a sound. We analyzed the playlists of 10 presidential candidates to see how the songs align with their core message.
Patrick HealyNEW: Today we published our 2020 campaign rally playlist project. Takeaways:
* Trump’s rally music is overwhelmingly performed by white artists/majority-white bands.
* Most of @ewarren’s songs are from the ‘90s & earlier. nytimes.com/interactive/20… via @nytimes
Some of President Trump’s re-election ads have repeated his inflammatory claims about an “invasion” on the southern border — language that is under scrutiny after the El Paso shooting.
Patrick HealyNEWS: Since January, Trump’s campaign has posted more than 2,000 ads on Facebook including the word “invasion.” They are part of a Facebook ad buy for Trump immigration spots that total $1.25 million since late March, @thomaskaplan reports.
After shootings in Texas and Ohio killed dozens, Democrats renewed their condemnation of the president for divisive rhetoric and inaction on guns.
Patrick HealyIt was a rare day when the 2020 Democrats were in unison, raising alarms about the shootings in El Paso and Dayton and all but acting in concert as they tried to hold Trump accountable for his remarks on white supremacy, write @katieglueck & @ByMattStevens
A New TV Show from The New York Times on FX and Hulu
Patrick HealyThe progressive wing of the Democratic party led by @SenSanders and @AOC says the Green New Deal is one of the keys to beating Trump. Moderate Democrats tell #TheWeeklyNYT they’re worried the strategy may backfire.
The 2020 Democratic field has one of the youngest presidential candidates in modern history and the oldest one.
Patrick HealyToday we published a story and series of charts looking at the last 60 years of Democratic presidential candidates, and how generational change has been a powerful argument with voters & often for the nominees and winners. nytimes.com/interactive/20… via @nytimes
For debate No. 3, in mid-September, candidates must have donations from 130,000 people and register at least 2 percent in four polls.
Patrick HealyThe Democratic Party is making it tougher for the 23 presidential candidates to qualify for their third debate, in September, after making it pretty easy to get on stage for the June and July debates. @llerer has the details.
In 1969, three college students in New Jersey built a network of 10,000 volunteers to lower the voting age. Now, campaigns are sprouting up again.
Patrick HealyToday we published a story about lowering the voting age to 16. Teenagers are impacted by gun violence & social turbulence; they should have a vote in who represents them, they say. Many Republican & Democratic officials oppose it. nytimes.com/2019/05/19/us/… via @nytimes