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Professors will register students to vote in class

September 4, 2019

A year after a successful voter registration pilot program within the Communication Department, Associate Professor Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin was at a "point of despair" over how to broaden student registration...

Roadmap to 2020: a voting guide

Roadmap to 2020: a voting guide

September 3, 2019

        With the Illinois primary election slated for March 17, 2020, and a diverse field of more than 20 candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, voters...

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4 losers and 1 winner from night two of the Democratic debates

August 1, 2019

“Go easy on me, kid,” former Vice President Joe Biden told Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as the two presidential candidates entered the debate stage. Though she did not take it easy on Biden...

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Three things Democrats disagreed on during round two of the debates

July 31, 2019

The latest debate put a spotlight on tensions within the Democratic Party as candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination work to set themselves apart in the eyes of voters. Tuesday nigh...

462 days before the 2020 election, young people are already fired up

462 days before the 2020 election, young people are already fired up

July 30, 2019

With many young voters incited by President Donald Trump’s political agenda and a diverse field of Democratic candidates, an increase in political engagement from young voters could impact the 2020...

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is one of many Democrats at odds with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as she advocates for Congress to pursue the impeachment of Trump.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: ‘Trump’s claims of total exoneration are wrong’

July 25, 2019

As Special Counsel Robert Mueller wrapped up his much-anticipated testimony before Congressional committees Wednesday, 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) emphasized President ...

John Hickenlooper on climate, the Senate and education

John Hickenlooper on climate, the Senate and education

July 16, 2019

The Chronicle sat down with Democratic presidential candidate and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to discuss his plan for battling the climate crisis, why he chose not to run for the U.S. Senate and what his favo...

As he did during the debate, Buttigieg accepted responsibility for the racial tensions in South Bend, and acknowledged that his work thus far as mayor has not done enough for the black community.

Pete Buttigieg addresses building trust with black voters on campaign trail

July 2, 2019

After a police shooting shadowed South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s time on the Democratic presidential primary debate stage, Buttigieg is attempting to earn trust with black Americans o...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is scheduled to appear at a Rainbow PUSH Coalition Convention event Saturday, alongside some other Democratic presidential hopefuls.

‘A president can do it all by herself’: Warren talks big structural changes

June 29, 2019

Still hot off the debate stage, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., made a campaign pit stop in Chicago for a town hall Friday night where she outlined many of her policy plans. But Warren also provide...

Former Vice President Joe Biden clarified his position on busing at a speech held at the Chicago Teacher's Union headquarters on Friday.

Joe Biden defends his civil rights record

June 28, 2019

A day after California Sen. Kamala Harris called out former Vice President Joe Biden during Thursday night’s presidential primary debate for his opposition in the ‘70s to busing, which helped to...

Candidates sparred onstage on issues ranging from race relations to healthcare in night two of the first Democratic primary debates of the season. Photos by Wilfredo Lee / AP

Three ‘food fight’ moments during night two of the Democratic primary debates

June 28, 2019

      Amid cringe-worthy moments from Thursday night’s Democratic presidential primary debate, were numerous bickering matches between big-name candidates who took aim at each o...

Ten Democratic presidential candidates went head-to-head onstage to debate their stances on issues ranging from immigration to impeachment in the first round of the Democratic primary debates Wednesday evening. Photos by Wilfredo Lee / AP

Five key moments from night one of the Democratic primary debates

June 27, 2019

      From awkward Spanish to shouting matches over an obscure section of the U.S. Code many viewers probably hadn’t heard of, night one of the Democratic presidential primary...

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