Reid J. Epstein

Reid J. Epstein

@reidepstein

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Politics reporter @nytimes covering 2020 and beyond. Tell me where to eat in your town. reid.epstein@nytimes.com

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Joined on January 08, 2009

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It’s my first day at @nytimes! Send me some news reid.epstein@nytimes.com

It’s my first day at @nytimes! Send me some news reid.epstein@nytimes.com

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In the driveway of the Vilsack house in Waukee, Biden repeating his earlier riff attacking Medicare for All as "a heavy sleigh to carry," though he say it is "a worthwhile goal."

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Joe Biden, in Waukee, Iowa, on Trump's comments about the squad: "He said they should go home? He should go home. He should go home. For real!"

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Joe Biden in DSM with doubts about Medicare for All: "It may be as good, you may like it as well, it may or may not, but the transition of dropping 300 million people on a totally new plan, I think is a little risky at this point.” w/@abbygoodnough

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The Q2 fundraising figures so far: Buttigieg: $24.8 million Biden: 21.5 Warren: 19.1 Sanders: 18 Harris: 12 ... Inslee: 3 Castro: 2.8 Bennet: 2.8 Yang 2.8 Gillibrand 2.3 Bullock 2 Hickenlooper: 1.15 Ryan .9 The big mystery: Beto O'Rourke

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Biden on raising his hand at the debate when asked if he'd be for federal insurance for undocumented immigrants: "I'm not doing any more raise-your-hand questions."

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Joe Biden, at an AARP event in Des Moines, describing his health care proposal: "If you like your health care plan, your employer-based plan, you can keep it. If you like your private insurance, you can keep it."

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Your AM deep read: me and @SherylNYT spent month examing Biden's school desegregation record. What we learned -- while he never opposed voluntary efforts that Kamala Harris enjoyed, his anti-busing advocacy was more sweeping than he currently describes.

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Many things are striking about this profile of Mayor Pete’s coming out. But one point: how early in his life he knew he wanted to run for office. Maybe even President.

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Asked Bernie if it's fair to put Biden in same category as insurance, pharma cos."The charge that he’s making is exactly what the Rs are saying.” On Biden's emphasis on bipartisanship: “Maybe Joe is thinking about what existed in Congress 30 years ago"

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The climate nooses (with a disclaimer) are out at the Progress Iowa Corn Feed in Cedar Rapids.

The climate nooses (with a disclaimer) are out at the Progress Iowa Corn Feed in Cedar Rapids.

VP saw 384 men sleeping inside fences, on concrete w/no pillows or mats. They said they hadn’t showered in weeks, wanted toothbrushes, food. Stench was overwhelming. CBP said they were fed regularly, could brush daily & recently got access to shower (many hadn’t for 10-20 days.)

VP saw 384 men sleeping inside fences, on concrete w/no pillows or mats. They said they hadn’t showered in weeks, wanted toothbrushes, food. Stench was overwhelming. CBP said they were fed regularly, could brush daily & recently got access to shower (many hadn’t for 10-20 days.)

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.@jdawsey1 reports from McAllen, where he is traveling with Pence:

.@jdawsey1 reports from McAllen, where he is traveling with Pence:

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NEW: Falling in Iowa & outraised by @ewarren, @BernieSanders allies + advisers want him to lean more into his bio, train his fire on....@JoeBiden “I do think he’s going to have to draw a contrast with the vice president,” sez @RoKhanna w @melbournecoal

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Quoted @MsRommelBand

When you have jury duty on the same day as @CoryBooker and he thanks you for teaching music to kids. #musiceducation #civicduty🇺🇸 🎵🇺🇸 #wo2world

When you have jury duty on the same day as @CoryBooker and he thanks you for teaching music to kids. #musiceducation #civicduty🇺🇸 🎵🇺🇸 #wo2world

Cory Booker has jury duty today -->

Pete Buttigieg is proposing plans to dismantle “racist structures and systems” in govt; his goals include major changes sought by liberal criminal justice reform groups, and in some cases conservative groups as well. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/11/us/politics/pete-buttigieg-racism.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share … via ⁦@nytimes

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“I arranged to have some contestants fly in,” Mr. Houraney recalled. “At the very first party, I said, ‘Who’s coming tonight? I have 28 girls coming.’ It was Trump and Epstein.” Me and @MaggieNYT on the Trump and Epstein relationship.

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That one time these two had a party with 28 women and no one else, by ⁦@anniekarni⁩ and ⁦@maggieNYT

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Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack is hosting a house party for Joe Biden next week. But no endorsement at this point.

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Meanwhile, Eric Swalwell ends his presidential campaign after 91 days. With Tom Steyer now running, we still have a couple months before we can say every 2020 Democrat in the race has eclipsed Scott Walker's 71 days in the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Meanwhile, Bernie raised more $$ in his first 2 quarters of fundraising in '15 ($39M) as the uber-underdog than he has in first 2Qs as a frontrunner in '19 ($36M).

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