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AP FACT CHECK: Harris eligible to serve as VP, president

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Biden receive a virtual briefing on COVID-19 from public health experts in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Associated Press

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CHICAGO (AP) — False claims that Kamala Harris is not legally eligible to serve as U.S. vice president or president have been circulating in social media posts since 2019, when she first launched her Democratic primary campaign. On Thursday, after Harris was selected by Democratic presidential nominee...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Super Tuesday narrows Democratic presidential race

Joe Biden speaks at a primary election campaign rally Tuesday, March 3, 2020.

Cailey Gleeson, Nation & World Editor

March 8, 2020

Two clear Democratic front runners emerged following Super Tuesday with Joe Biden winning nine states and Bernie Sanders taking California and several others.  Biden swept states across the South and Midwest – including Texas, Virgina, North Carolina, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Minne...

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...

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