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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...

Gabbard ends long-shot 2020 bid, gives support to Biden

Tulsi Gabbard in 2019.

Associated Press

March 19, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is suspending her presidential campaign, ending a long-shot effort that saw her feuding with Hillary Clinton and raising fears among Democrats that she would mount a third-party 2020 bid. She's offering her full support to former Vice President...

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...

Pritzker endorses Biden on eve of Illinois primary

Supporters of VP Joe Biden attend a campaign event in Des Moines.

Associated Press

March 16, 2020

Gov. J.B. Pritzker endorsed Joe Biden for president on the eve of Illinois' primary, saying Monday that the Democratic former vice president “is the right candidate to beat Donald Trump and lead us into a new era.” Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are facing off on Tuesday in Illinois and...

`We can do it,’ say young believers fueling Bernie Sanders’ campaign

Bernie Sanders rally at Grant Park on March 7, 2020. Jonathan Aguilar | The DePaulia

Associated Press

March 11, 2020

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — They've watched their parents and friends struggle to pay medical bills. They've spent time in Spain, Australia and other countries where people don't have the same worry. They live at home instead of the college dorm to try to cut down on what they'll owe in loans. They question...

Joe Biden has another big primary night, wins 4 more states

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his wife Jill, speaks to members of the press at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

Associated Press

March 11, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden decisively won Michigan’s Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday, seizing a key battleground state that helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago. The former vice president's victory there, as well as in Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho, dealt...

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