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Former President Donald Trump waves as he disembarks from his final flight on Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Political Science Department discusses impeachment, inauguration in virtual panel

Nika Schoonover, Politics Editor January 21, 2021

The Political Science Department held a virtual panel to discuss the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump, the inauguration ceremony and efforts to overturn the presidential election result.  The...

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.(Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

The Latest: Biden sworn in as nation’s 46th president

Associated Press January 20, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's presidential inauguration (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Joe Biden has officially become the 46th president of the United States. Biden took the oath...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump listens as Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt delivers remarks on proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act, at the White House in Washington. In Trump's presidency, fact checking became a cottage industry unto itself. And “alternative facts

What to know about impeachment ahead of the inauguration

Nika Schoonover, Politics Editor January 18, 2021

President Donald Trump became the first U. S. president to be impeached twice on Jan. 13 for inciting an insurrection at the Capitol under false claims of a fraudulent election. Since the Senate will not...

In this combination image of two photos showing both President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Letter to the editor: Civility has been a long term casualty of American politics

Dick Farkas, Professor of Political Science January 18, 2021

Editor's note: This commentary was partially published last November in the Croatian language by Gabrijela Bijelić, journalist. Dubrovački vjesnik (weekly newspaper) and Slobodna Dalmacija (daily newspaper). Reaction...

President-elect Joe Biden campaigns in Atlanta, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, for Senate candidates Raphael Warnock, center, and Jon Ossoff, left. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Black voters essential to Democrat win in Georgia

Nika Schoonover, Politics Editor January 9, 2021

After months of a contentious political battle in Georgia, Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock won Georgia’s two Senate runoffs. The Democratic wins in Georgia decisively granted the party control...

Jon Ossoff, left, and Raphael Warnock wave to the crowd during a campaign rally in Augusta, Ga., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Democrats Ossoff and Warnock are challenging incumbent Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in a runoff election on Jan. 5. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)

Warnock, Ossoff win in Georgia, handing Dems Senate control

Associated Press January 6, 2021

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats won both Georgia Senate seats — and with them, the U.S. Senate majority — as final votes were counted Wednesday, serving President Donald Trump a stunning defeat in his last...

Observers watch an official work as ballots are counted for Georgia's Senate runoff election at the Georgia World Congress Center on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Warnock makes history with Senate win as Dems near majority

Associated Press January 6, 2021

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state’s history and putting the Senate majority within the party's...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event to announce his choice of retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to be secretary of defense, at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Biden upholds moderate Democratic policies, despite Trump’s claims of socialism

Theodora Koulouvaris, Staff Writer December 10, 2020

Throughout the 2020 presidential campaign, President Donald Trump attempted to portray President-elect Joe Biden as a socialist. “Biden has made a corrupt bargain in exchange for his party’s nomination,”...

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters as he walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington, before departing for a campaign rally in Middletown, Pa.

Analysis: How Trump’s refusal to concede affects American society

Nicole Shih, Staff Writer December 1, 2020

The morning after Election Night in 2016, once the Associated Press declared that Donald Trump won the presidency, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a phone call to election victor Donald...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, steps from his car as he arrives to board a plane at New Castle Airport, in New Castle, Del., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, en route to Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Misinformation regarding COVID, the election plagues social media

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor December 1, 2020

Misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic, election results and prominent figures impact how the average social media user understands these prevalent issues.  False headlines continue to plague social...

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, foreground, along with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, third from left, and public health officials provide updated public guidance around the coronavirus, during a press conference at the Thompson Center, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Chicago.

Experts say distrust in state officials, flawed pension systems led to Fair Tax defeat

Cailey Gleeson, News Editor November 30, 2020

After a heated battle between Gov. J.B. Pritzker and state billionaires leading up to the election, Illinois voters ultimately voted against the proposed Fair Tax Amendment – which would change the state’s...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden looks to supporters and members of the press while arriving to a campaign event Friday, Oct. 16. 2020 in Southfield, Mich. (Nicole Hester/Ann Arbor News via AP)

Biden flips 2 Illinois counties as Democrats lose 3 state House seats

Damita Menezes, Contributing Writer November 22, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden flipped McClean and Kendall Counties, while in down-ballot races, Republicans picked up three seats in the Illinois State House of Representatives. In the Illinois legislative...

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