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(From left) Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) have all been floated as potential running mates for Joe Biden.

Biden’s VP pick likely ‘inconsequential’ in 2020 but could indicate future of Democratic Party

May 18, 2020

Joe Biden's running mate choice will have little impact on the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, some political analysts say. However, the presumptive Democratic Party nominee’s announc...

Sen. Bernie Sanders is currently the runner-up in the Democratic presidential primary with 573 delegates, as of press time, behind former Vice President Joe Biden's 664 delegates.

Bernie Sanders to young voters: ‘Stop complaining and get involved in the political process’

March 8, 2020

When Sofia Felino was in high school in her hometown in Ventura, California, a 75-year-old democratic-socialist senator from Vermont with a Brooklyn accent came to town. Felino’s mother, an avi...

(Right) Jill Biden, wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, joins Mayor Lori Lightfoot (center) and Sen. Dick Durbin (left) as they endorse Joe Biden for president.

Lightfoot and Durbin endorse Biden, opinion split among faculty, students

March 6, 2020

Drawing mixed reactions from student and faculty, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) joined a growing list of public officials who have endorsed Joe Biden for president. “What impr...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives with wife Jill (center) and sister Valerie at a Super Tuesday campaign event at Baldwin Hills Recreation Center on March 3, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. After his make-or-break victory in South Carolina, Biden’s momentum continued in the Super Tuesday primaries.

Biden wins big on Super Tuesday, black Dems change the primary trajectory

March 4, 2020

Chicagoans took a front row seat watching Super Tuesday results as former Vice President Joe Biden staged what some called a sweeping comeback, thanks largely to black voters. “This is black power,” said...

Editor's Note: Why I am not voting, but you should be

Editor’s Note: Why I am not voting, but you should be

February 23, 2020

In the coming weeks, I will not fill out an absentee ballot in the 2020 primaries. In early March, I will not head to the polls ahead of time. And on March 17, I will not wake up early to arrive at my...

Ellie Krigman, freshman comedy major, watches with rapt attention as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered what politicos called her best performance.

These Columbia students ‘stan’ Elizabeth Warren for her policies

February 21, 2020

Four eager students gathered around a table with posters featuring Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) scattered about, all of them staring intently at the TV screen in front of them as they positioned “...

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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...

Group helps ‘STOP’ mental center closures

By mlekovic

April 20, 2009

Chicago’s mental health centers have been in a spiral of confusion for the past few weeks about whether or not some would be closing due to a $1.2 million cut in state funding.In early April, four of the city’s mental health centers were in danger of being closed to the public. All four of the health centers are located on the South Side, and community groups rallied in protest against the closures.“The administrati...

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