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OPINION: The Democratic Party should not dismiss Tara Reade

OPINION: The Democratic Party should not dismiss Tara Reade

Tommy Virgl, Contributing Writer

May 22, 2020

The #MeToo movement has been an essential mechanism for questioning positions of power, and for allowing the voices of survivors of assault to be heard. With the conversation just getting started, we need the movement more than ever. Tara Reade, who served as Joe Biden’s Senate staff assistant s...

Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

In this Sept. 29, 2019 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses while speaking at a campaign event at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. Sanders' campaign said Wednesday the Democratic presidential candidate has had a heart procedure for a blocked artery and that he’s canceling events and appearances

Associated Press

April 8, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, an acknowledgment that the former vice president is too far ahead for him to have...

Biden wins Illinois primary, AP reports

Joe Biden speaks at a primary election campaign rally Tuesday, March 3, 2020.

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions & Social Media Editor

March 17, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden emerged victorious in the Illinois Democratic primary elections, according to the Associated Press. Biden had a wide variety of endorsements all throughout the state, including Governor J.B. Pritzker, Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago and Senators Richard J. Durbin and...

DePaul alum Ed Burke pleads not guilty to federal corruption charges

Ald. Edward M. Burke entering the Dirksen federal courthouse to plead not guilty to federal corruption charges stemming from FBI recordings.

Doug Klain, Opinions Editor

June 4, 2019

DePaul University alumnus Alderman Edward M. Burke pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to federal charges alleging he abused his longtime role as Chicago alderman to extort businesses and individuals for personal gain. “In the lexicon of Chicago politics, it’s a momentous day,” said NBC 5 political...

Legal sports betting on the horizon, but money may not follow

Legal sports betting on the horizon, but money may not follow

Kevin Donahue, Contributing Writer

March 4, 2019

The DePaul Blue Demons took on the Creighton Bluejays on Feb. 20 in a basketball game that didn’t go DePaul’s way. However, in sporting events across the country, there is a game within the game. Billions of dollars a year are bet on sporting events around the world. In the past, the way to place ...

Preckwinkle brings ambition, experience to mayoral race

In this Dec. 9. 2018 file photo, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle speaks during a news conference at the Chicago Teachers Union headquarters in Chicago.

Bianca Cseke, Copy Editor

February 25, 2019

When Toni Preckwinkle was a teacher with Chicago Public Schools, one of her students was killed in a drive-by shooting while standing on their front porch. It’s moments like these that Preckwinkle says have influenced her decision to go into public service, including alderman of the 4th Ward, Cook...

Candidates court college voters: As politicians turn to social media to expand their reach, some are proving more successful than others

Sen. Kamala Harris on Capitol Hill on Feb. 7, 2019.

Bianca Cseke, Copy Editor

February 18, 2019

When Sen. Kamala Harris’ communications director, Lily Adams, posted a video of Harris dancing to Cardi B’s “I Like It” about two weeks ago, she probably thought it would help make the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate more relatable to young voters. It didn’t. In fact, most of the responses ...

In Latin America, a deadly job for journalists

Jesús Ramos Rodríguez, a veteran radio broadcaster for Radio Oye 99.9 FM in southeastern Mexico, was murdered as he ate breakfast Saturday, Feb. 9. The country is among the world's deadliest for members for the media.

Richie Requena, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019

He was a radio broadcaster who had run his talk show, “Our Region Today,” for nearly 20 years in the Mexican state of Tabasco. Then on Saturday, Feb. 9th, as Jesús Eugenio Ramos Rodríguez was eating breakfast at the Hotel Ramos with former Emiliano Zapata mayor Armín Marín Sauri and two others, h...

Transparency International: World is facing ‘crisis in democracy’

President Donald Trump speaks about border security Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Washington. Transparency International says the U.S. is seeing an

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

February 18, 2019

For the first time since 2011, the U.S. has fallen out of the top 20 countries on anti-corruption group Transparency International’s latest Corruption Perception Index. With a score of 71, it sits between France, which scored 72, and the United Arab Emirates, which scored 70. The lowest-scoring count...

State of the union address calls for unity; President also takes aim at ‘ridiculous partisan investigations’

State of the union address calls for unity; President also takes aim at 'ridiculous partisan investigations'

Kevin Donahue, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2019

President Donald Trump called the state of the union “strong” during his Tuesday address to Congress and the nation. In the 82-minute speech, which is the second longest in American history, President Trump reiterated familiar talking points including the defense of American jobs, improving in...

Poland summit: What to expect at this week’s U.S.-sponsored “Ministerial to promote Peace and Security in the Middle East”

Poland summit: What to expect at this week's U.S.-sponsored

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

February 11, 2019

It was announced in early January: an international summit in Warsaw on February 13-14, sponsored by Poland and the U.S., with a focus on Iran and the Middle East. While the State Department said in a press release the "Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East" w...

‘We never, ever punted a problem,’ Emanuel tells DePaul

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joins journalism professor Carol Marin on Tuesday, Jan. 28 to speak to students about the relationship between  journalists and public officials.

Doug Klain, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2019

The City of Chicago was battening down the hatches in preparation for record-freezing temperatures, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel wasn’t afraid to crack a joke. “Is anybody cold?” he chuckled as he entered an event for journalism students at DePaul University. With three months left as mayor, Emanu...

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