A Post-9/11 Veteran as President? Pete Buttigieg Makes His Case

On the Democratic debate stage Tuesday night, Mr. Buttigieg didn’t brag about his military service, but he did outflank his rivals.Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., at a campaign rally in Des Moines.Credit…Hilary Swift for The New York TimesThe last time a Democratic presidential nominee was trying to unseat a Republican incumbent, he arrived…

In Louisiana Governor’s Election, a True Test of Trump’s Sway

Though the president has injected himself into high-profile races this year, the governor’s runoff in Louisiana may be one of the purest tests of his influence.President Trump visited Louisiana on Wednesday to bolster the candidacy of Eddie Rispone, the Republican candidate for governor.Credit…Anna Moneymaker/The New York TimesWEST MONROE, La. — Walking away from a T-shirt…

Chicago Schools Cancel Classes as Teachers Prepare to Strike

The Chicago Teachers Union and the city’s new mayor failed to reach a contract deal. Classes were canceled for 300,000 public school students on Thursday. Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago said classes would be canceled on Thursday, as a standoff continued with the city’s public school teachers.Credit…Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune, via Associated PressOct. 16, 2019CHICAGO…

In Tribute to Cummings, Obama Hints at Rebuke of Trump

Politics|In Tribute to Cummings, Obama Hints at Rebuke of TrumpThe former president said that Representative Elijah E. Cummings showed that “you’re not a sucker to have integrity.” Former President Barack Obama at the funeral service for Representative Elijah E. Cummings on Friday.Credit…Justin T. Gellerson for The New York TimesOct. 25, 2019WASHINGTON — Former President Barack…

Chicago Schools Cancel Classes as Teachers Prepare to Strike

The Chicago Teachers Union and the city’s new mayor failed to reach a contract deal. Classes were canceled for 300,000 public school students on Thursday. Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago said classes would be canceled on Thursday, as a standoff continued with the city’s public school teachers.Credit…Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune, via Associated PressOct. 16, 2019CHICAGO…

‘Racist’ Snub of Mother Cabrini? Cuomo Needles de Blasio

The actor Chazz Palminteri called the mayor’s wife racist over a decision to not honor a saint with a statue. Then the governor stepped in.Chazz Palminteri’s call to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s weekly radio show on Friday led to a live confrontation between the mayor and the actor.Credit…Michael Loccisano/Getty ImagesPublished Oct. 11, 2019Updated Oct. 15,…