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Picketing, pigeons, politics: Scenes from the Nevada caucus

Picketing, pigeons, politics: Scenes from the Nevada caucus

Associated Press

12:16 am

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Candidates have hustled past tourists and slot machines to ask housekeepers and cooks for their votes in the back of flashy casinos. They've made their pitches over plates of tamales, tacos and soul food. They've walked a picket line in the street with union workers. And then, with...

Takeaways from the Democratic debate in Las Vegas

Takeaways from the Democratic debate in Las Vegas

Associated Press

February 20, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Six Democratic presidential hopefuls met on the debate stage in Las Vegas, but it was the newcomer, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who received the most attention, and none of it positive. Here are some key takeaways from the debate. THE $60 BILLION PUNCHING BAG Bloomberg...

Stop and frisk gets renewed attention in Bloomberg candidacy

Stop and frisk gets renewed attention in Bloomberg candidacy

Associated Press

February 17, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — David Ourlicht was a college student, walking down a street near campus, when he became one of millions of New Yorkers swept up in the era of stop and frisk. A police officer accosted Ourlicht, deeming suspicious a bulge in his jacket. Police patted him down, told him to stand against...

J.B. Pritzker proposes Illinois to go first in primary

J.B. Pritzker proposes Illinois to go first in primary

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor

February 16, 2020

With Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Cory Booker, Julián Castro and Andrew Yang dropping out of the Democratic primary, the race has become almost exclusively white; led by Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, followed by Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Joe Biden. This lack of diversity in ca...

Bernie Sanders edges Pete Buttigieg in New Hampshire, cementing Democratic front-runners

Bernie Sanders edges Pete Buttigieg in New Hampshire, cementing Democratic front-runners

Associated Press

February 11, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s presidential primary election Tuesday night, narrowly edging moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scoring the first clear victory in the Democratic Party’s chaotic 2020 nomination fight. In his win, the 78-year-old Sanders, a self-described...

Andrew Yang, who created buzz with freedom dividend, ends 2020 bid

Andrew Yang, who created buzz with freedom dividend, ends 2020 bid

Associated Press

February 11, 2020

Democrat Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur who created buzz for his presidential campaign by championing a universal basic income that would give every American adult $1,000 per month, suspended his 2020 bid on Tuesday. His national press secretary, Erick Sanchez, confirmed the decision. It came as he...

Iowa caucuses: who won, who lost

Iowa caucuses: who won, who lost

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor

February 10, 2020

Though the biggest surprise to come out of Iowa last week was the days-long delay in reporting results, the Democratic presidential candidates still had winners and losers among them – some more expected than others. Here’s how they did and what it means for their chances in New Hampshire’s prima...

What the Iowa caucus debacle means for the rest of the election

What the Iowa caucus debacle means for the rest of the election

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor

February 9, 2020

The sounds of basketballs dribbling in the Mount Vernon High School gym fade as people trickle into the nearby cafeteria. The high school is one of Iowa’s 1,678 caucus precincts, at which attendees will help choose which presidential candidates will receive Iowa’s 41 state delegates. The prec...

Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh ends 2020 GOP bid against Trump

Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh ends 2020 GOP bid against Trump

Associated Press

February 7, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh ended his Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump on Friday, abandoning an effort that faced long odds and financial struggles from the start. “I’m suspending my campaign, but our fight against the Cult of Trump is ju...

Iowa caucus participants reflect on state’s role in nomination process

Iowa caucus participants reflect on state’s role in nomination process

Brita Hunegs, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

CEDAR RAPIDS--  A stadium packed with supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders hummed with energy on Saturday night in Iowa’s second largest city. It’s just two days before the first ballots for the 2020 election will be cast, and the Sanders team wants to galvanize support for Sanders before the precede...

Bernie Sanders campaigns in Cedar Rapids with help from Vampire Weekend

Bernie Sanders campaigns in Cedar Rapids with help from Vampire Weekend

Emma Oxnevad and Lacey Latch

February 3, 2020

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA —  As Vampire Weekend plays to a thinning crowd of Bernie Sanders supporters in Iowa, a young black girl who couldn’t be a day older than 10 dances among the crowd, unaware of the political moment she’s standing in the center of.  She connects with the young adults around he...

Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in Iowa

Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in Iowa

Associated Press

January 15, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some key takeaways from Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, the final forum before the Iowa caucuses: CIVILITY AND SUBSTANCE OVER FIGHTING AND FRICTION After the United States’ killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Democrats were bracing for...

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