Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Some Presidents Felt Trapped in the White House Bubble. Trump Thrives in It. Advertisement Supported by White House Memo ByMichael Tackett March 27, 2019 WASHINGTON — He eats almost every meal in the White House or at properties he owns. His presidential travel has been limited largely to red-state campaign rallies with adoring crowds, brief appearances surveying natural disasters, official travel overseas and a handful of forays to factories. His most consistent interactions with Americans are the steady diet of tweets he sends them. Every president complains that the White House is a confining bubble, but unlike his predecessors, Donald J. Trump has made little effort to break out of it. In many ways, he lives in an echo chamber of his own making, an approach to the presidency that will be … [Read more...] about Some Presidents Felt Trapped in the White House Bubble. Trump Thrives in It.
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WASHINGTON — Joe Biden wants to be president. And each day, he's closer to being ready to run for the office. But even as he weighs a campaign to unseat President Donald Trump, Biden is carefully considering a key question — what happens when the president or his top allies try to make his family an issue?Conversations with aides to the former vice president and others who've spoken with him in recent weeks present the idea of a Biden candidacy as not if but when. Since the start of the year it's been like a "slow boil," as one aide put it, with Biden's answer on whether to run moving in a steady direction toward yes, incrementally warmer with each passing day.Elected Democrats and key party figures who've spoken with Biden, in person or by phone, say he has been giving percentages of the likelihood of him running — from 70, to 80 and even more recently 90 percent. He speaks regularly with President Obama, who is acting as a sounding board to his former running mate. … [Read more...] about Biden nears White House bid, but serious concerns remain
Dec 17, 8:44 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Pronita Naidu AND Nikhil Kumar 12/17/18 AT 5:00 AM The U.S. housing market, where growth has ground to a halt from decreasing affordability, higher prices and a mindset change in potential home buyers, will take 2-3 years more to recover and contribute to the country’s growth.At the same time, speaking to the International Business Times, analysts also dismissed talk of a housing bubble and allayed fears of a coming slowdown.Perhaps the most striking contrast from 2008, and what has contributed to the current stagnation in the housing market, is what analysts call a mindset shift among potential buyers. They said homebuyers are not willing the way they were before the last bubble to extend themselves to a “very uncomfortable point.”“It was previously believed that home values can only go up and it's the only way to build wealth, Yung-Yu … [Read more...] about US Housing Has Peaked, No Fears Of Crash
Thirty-six hours before polls open in Bucks County, Republican lawmaker Brian Fitzpatrick kicks off his shoes, perches next to a row of yellow mums and scans three-hundred constituent faces. "He doesn't belong to Donald Trump's Republican Party," Hindu leader Kamesh Patel tells his congregation before a Diwali celebration on Sunday. "He belongs to Abraham Lincoln's party." The Civil War reference complements Fitzpatrick's repeated rejection of Washington's "Hatfield–McCoy stuff." It also resonates in a county that favored President Barack Obama by a 2-point margin and picked Hillary Clinton by even less – 2,999 votes, to be exact. Fitzpatrick stands in a slightly different district this cycle. In early 2017, Pennsylvania's Supreme Court ruled the GOP-crafted congressional map violated the state's constitutional guarantee of "free and equal elections." A new chart nixed gerrymandered districts, including one notorious for its nonsensical "Goofy-kicking-Donald-Duck" … [Read more...] about New Pennsylvania district map fuels Democratic hopes of winning the House
Sections Skip to content Skip to site index At rallies, the president’s most fervent supporters look past his falsehoods, racially charged statements and attacks on critics. For his party to win Tuesday, he needs them to turn out in droves. Karen Engwis, left, and Peggy O’Neill at a Trump rally in Belgrade, Mont. “People are so angry and so many terrible things are said, we want him to know how much we appreciate what he is doing for this country,” Ms. Engwis said. Credit Credit Sofia Jaramillo for The New York Times Supported by ByMichael D. Shear Nov. 4, 2018 HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — In two years, President Trump has reshaped the idea of America for his supporters. They repeat his tweets. They parrot what he says in speeches. Their views on taxes, immigration and the news media are, word-for-word, his views on taxes, immigration and the news media — as endlessly repeated by Fox News. Outside the Trump bubble, … [Read more...] about Trump’s America: Aggrieved and Adoring Voices From Inside the Presidential Bubble