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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, shakes hands with supporters in Chicago during his Saturday, March 7 rally in Grant Park.

Sanders drops out of presidential race; Biden the presumed Democratic nominee

April 8, 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders has ended his bid for the presidency, paving the way for former Vice President Joe Biden to earn the Democratic nomination. “The path toward victory is virtually impossible,...

Democratic presidential primary and the CHIditarod race

Democratic presidential primary and the CHIditarod race

March 11, 2020

On this week’s episode of Chronicle Headlines, Managing Editor Mari Devereaux recaps the past week of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Then, Photojournalist Zachary Clingenpeel chronicles ...

Vermin Supreme has been campaigning for the presidency with the Libertarian Party since 2012. He is known for wearing a rubber boot on his head and his free pony policy.

Would you vote for a man who wears a boot on his head? 0.1% of New Hampshire did

March 9, 2020

For his opening statement in front of a Chicago audience, 2020 presidential candidate Vermin Supreme did not discuss foreign policy, student loan forgiveness programs or climate change policy. Wearing...

(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...

Pinky promises and the golden boy:  Buttigieg, Warren exit presidential race

Pinky promises and the golden boy: Buttigieg, Warren exit presidential race

March 6, 2020

America will not have a female president or an openly gay president for at least another four years now that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg have ...

In a staff-wide poll, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) won with 63%, followed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) at 14.8%.

Endorsement: Bernie, for more than the bros

February 29, 2020

Election year, a time ripe with both hope and trepidation for the future of our country. With caucuses, debates and nationwide campaign tours already underway, presidential candidates have been in o...

Yang interacts with supporters following his speech Thursday, Dec. 5.

‘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...

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