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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 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,...

Kamala Harris endorses Joe Biden while Jesse Jackson backs Bernie Sanders

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is helped across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Sunday, March 1, 2020, in Selma, Ala.

Associated Press

March 8, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris endorsed Joe Biden on Sunday and said she would "do everything in my power'' to help elect him, becoming the latest dropout from the Democratic race for president to line up behind the former vice president in his battle with Bernie Sanders for the nomination. The...

Takeaways from Super Tuesday: Bloomberg out, Biden buoyed

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a primary election night campaign rally Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Los Angeles.

Associated Press

March 4, 2020

DENVER (AP) — Super Tuesday was the biggest day on the primary calendar, and the results seemed very likely to reshape the Democratic presidential race in ways few people could have predicted a couple of weeks ago. Some takeaways from the results. BLOOMBERG'S CHECKS BOUNCED Mike Bloomberg...

Joe Biden nabs Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg backing on Super Tuesday eve

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a primary night election rally in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020.

Associated Press

March 2, 2020

HOUSTON (AP) — Rivals no more, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg united behind Joe Biden's presidential bid on Monday as the Democratic Party's moderate wing scrambled to boost the former vice president just hours before voting began across a series of high-stakes Super Tuesday states. The urgency...

Pete Buttigieg ending his presidential campaign

Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg walks to speaks with members of the media, Sunday, March 1, 2020, in Plains, Ga.

Associated Press

March 1, 2020

Democrat Pete Buttigieg is ending his campaign for president. Three people with knowledge of Buttigieg’s decision tell The Associated Press he is informing campaign staff. They were not authorized to speak publicly and requested anonymity. His campaign says Buttigieg will speak Sunday night in...

OPINION: Brave remarks or bitterness?

OPINION: Brave remarks or bitterness?

Jonathan DeCarlo, Contributing Writer

February 23, 2020

The Democratic Primary season is now in full swing. As candidates from multiple states go head-to-head to determine which among them will take home the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, tensions between candidates have continued to rise. As such, it can be expected that these tensions would lead...

Bernie Sanders wins Nevada caucuses, takes national Democratic lead

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with his wife Jane O'Meara Sanders, waves his hand during a rally in El Paso, Texas, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.

Associated Press

February 22, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bernie Sanders scored a resounding victory in Nevada’s presidential caucuses on Saturday, cementing his status as the Democrats' national front-runner amid escalating tensions over whether he’s too liberal to defeat President Donald Trump. While Sanders scored a strong victory,...

Takeaways from the Democratic debate in Las Vegas

From left, Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC.

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...

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

In this Feb. 7, 2020, photo, Democratic presidential candidate entrepreneur Andrew Yang speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.

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...

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