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‘Yang Gang’ rallies in Chicago

‘Yang Gang’ rallies in Chicago

December 6, 2019

“American Idiot” by Green Day and “Uprising” by Muse blasted over loudspeakers as hundreds of attendees wearing “MATH” hats and raising “humanity first” signs cheered and shouted wit...

The best responses in an otherwise tame Democratic presidential debate

The best responses in an otherwise tame Democratic presidential debate

November 22, 2019

The Democratic presidential debate came on the heels of a full day of public testimony in the U.S. House’s impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s alleged quid pro quo with Ukraine. With no ...

The Obamas come home to promote the Presidential Center

The Obamas come home to promote the Presidential Center

October 30, 2019

Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama returned to Chicago Tuesday to garner support for the Obama Presidential Center—including touting revisions to the design of the museum building—...

Chicago wants to ‘dump Trump’

October 29, 2019

After weeks of protests surrounding immigration reform, abortion access, climate action and a Chicago Teachers Union strike, President Donald Trump brought his vitriolic campaign to Chicago, bringing even mo...

The top three talked-about debate topics: Trump, Trump and Trump

The top three talked-about debate topics: Trump, Trump and Trump

October 16, 2019

In the most crowded presidential debate in history with 12 candidates, there may as well have been a 13th podium set up for President Donald Trump for how prevalent he was in the discussion. The twelve candi...

Presidential candidates talk LGBTQ+ youth, healthcare and protests at historic town hall

Presidential candidates talk LGBTQ+ youth, healthcare and protests at historic town hall

October 11, 2019

On the eve of the 31st anniversary of National Coming Out Day, and two days after the Supreme Court heard arguments regarding LGBTQ+ workers’ rights, nine Democratic presidential candidates gathere...

The impeachment inquiry process, explained

The impeachment inquiry process, explained

October 8, 2019

When news broke of the U.S. House of Representatives moving forward with a formal impeachment inquiry, many automatically assumed impeachment and removal from office were one and the same. Fact ch...

Editor’s Note: Do not let political apathy get in the way of a historic moment

Editor’s Note: Do not let political apathy get in the way of a historic moment

September 29, 2019

In the far back of the Chronicle’s newsroom, news channels play on the TV throughout the day. So, when Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced the U.S. House would be moving forward...

Cringe and clap moments from the September debate

Cringe and clap moments from the September debate

September 13, 2019

Ten of the top-polling Democratic presidential contenders walk onto a debate stage in Houston, and America says, “I guess it was okay.” Thursday’s latest round of 2020 presidential debates—despite...

Ten not so crazy climate crisis solutions from 2020 presidential contenders

Ten not so crazy climate crisis solutions from 2020 presidential contenders

September 5, 2019

After members of the Democratic National Committee voted against holding a debate between 2020 presidential candidates dedicated to the climate crisis, 10 frontrunners participated in a town hall on t...

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...

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...

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