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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...

Here’s who’s most likely in the running to be Joe Biden’s VP

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden gestures during a foreign policy statement in New York.

Marcus Robertson, Contributing Writer

May 7, 2020

This November, we know the Democratic Party’s candidate is Joe Biden. But the other name on the ticket? Anybody’s guess. Biden said he’ll pick a woman in this year’s so-called “veepstakes.” His campaign says they’ve formed a selection committee, meaning the vetting process may have alr...

OPINION: Not all Bernie Sanders supporters will automatically back Joe Biden

OPINION: Not all Bernie Sanders supporters will automatically back Joe Biden

Rebecca Meluch, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 6, 2020

When Bernie Sanders announced the suspension of his campaign two weeks ago, I began to have flashbacks to the 2016 presidential election.  After he dropped out and endorsed Democratic presumptive Hillary Clinton four years ago, many progressive voters felt disheartened for having to cast a vote fo...

Biden on sexual assault allegation: ‘never, never happened’

This video framegrab image from MSNBC's Morning Joe, shows Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaking to co-host Mika Brzezinski, Friday, May 1, 2020. (MSNBC's Morning Joe via AP)

Associated Press

May 1, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Friday categorically denied allegations from a former Senate staffer that he sexually assaulted her in the early 1990s, saying “this never happened.” Biden’s first public remarks on the allegation by former staffer Tara Reade...

Biden assault allegation prompts GOP attacks, Dem worries

In this March 10, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to members of the press at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

Associated Press

April 30, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sexual assault allegation is raising Joe Biden's first big challenge as the Democrats' presidential nominee, fueling Republican attacks and leaving many in his own party in an uncomfortable bind. Biden's campaign has denied the allegation from his former Senate staffer Tara Reade,...

OPINION: In-person primary voting shouldn’t have happened during pandemic

John Locher | AP

Tommy Virgl, Contributing Writer

April 27, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has caused many publicly favored businesses and hotspots to grind to a halt, whether it be restaurants, bars, clubs, museums, hiking trails — the list goes on. With all of these small businesses shutting down, there’s one event that oddly has not been postponed in some stat...

Experts say COVID-19 might upend 2020 election

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Sunday, April 19, 2020, in Washington.

Cailey Gleeson, Nation & World Editor

April 20, 2020

Amid increasing uncertainties as coronavirus ravages the United States, the 2020 presidential election has been transformed as candidates’ responses to the crisis – or lack thereof – have been under intense scrutiny from the public and media alike.  Not only has there been a shift in priority for politician...

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...

Guía del votante del abogado del estado del condado de Cook

In this Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, residents of Chicago' 33rd Ward mark their ballots at Marie's Golden Cue pool hall. An embarrassing mistake in Illinois’ automatic voter registration system could mean deportation, criminal charges or both for a handful of people who cast recent ballots.

Hannah Mitchell, Multimedia Editor

March 16, 2020

Deslice hacia abajo para leer la entrevista de cada candidato. Candidatos demócrata: Kim Foxx Bill Conway Donna More Bob Fioretti   Candidatos republicanos: Patrick O'Brien Christopher Pfannkuche...

Donna More — La DePaulia

Donna More is running for Cook County State’s Attorney.

Hannah Mitchell and Maria Guerrero

March 16, 2020

¿Qué está haciendo su campaña para alcanzar los votos latinx?  Hemos pasado mucho tiempo en las comunidades. En realidad, pasé todo el fin de semana en Pilsen, La Villita. He estado trabajando con una mujer, Elizabeth Ramírez, que dirige un programa para personas que tienen familias latinas q...

Kim Foxx — La DePaulia

In this Feb. 22, 2019 file photo, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx speaks at a news conference, in Chicago. Foxx who was harshly criticized when her office suddenly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett, says Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 that she's running for re-election.

Hannah Mitchell and Maria Guerrero

March 16, 2020

¿Qué está haciendo su campaña para alcanzar los votos latinx?  Hemos estado, uno, hablando de nuestros registros, ya que afecta a las comunidades, contratado nuestro primer asesor de políticas de inmigración, nuestro litigio afirmativo en la presentación de demandas contra el presidente Trump...

Bill Conway — La DePaulia

Bill Conway, an adjunct professor of finance, is running against incumbent Kim Foxx for State’s Attorney.

Ella Lee, Hannah Mitchell, and Maria Guerrero

March 16, 2020

¿Qué es lo que no funciona con el actual Fiscal del Estado? Simplemente no me gustó lo que estaba sucediendo en esa oficina. Había trabajado ahí, y realmente pude ver de primera mano lo importante que es tener una oficina del Fiscal del Estado y un sistema de justicia penal que sea honesto, ju...

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