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Apr 03 2019
Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot took home the victory in Chicago's mayoral race on Tuesday, making her the city's first African American female mayor.
The 56-year-old political newcomer defeated Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, a 72-year-old former school teacher with nearly two decades of experience in public office.
The two Democrats took the lead in aABC News (Online)
Nov 05 2020
Democrats' long-term hopes for electoral success have long cited the growing Latino population in the country. But former Vice President Joe Biden's performance in heavily Latino areas of key states has concerned members of his party — and may have cost him Electoral College votes, according to groups and activists working to mobilize Latino voters.
Nationally, Biden appears to haveNPR (Online News)
Dec 02 2017
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has called for a fellow Democrat to resign after allegations surfaced that the freshman lawmaker sexually harassed a staffer during his campaign.NPR (Online News)
Aug 12 2020
It's official, presidential candidate Joe Biden has chosen California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate.
But according to former Obama Senior Advisor David Axelrod, Harris wasn't his top choice and politics pushed her into the position.
"He reportedly clicked well with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, but she would not have fulfilled the desire of those whoTownhall
Mar 13 2020
If you can remember a time before the media was oversaturated with coronavirus news, it was just over a week ago that President Trump retweeted a video of Joe Biden at a campaign rally appearing to endorse him. The video, which CNN (Lean Left media bias) called “dishonestly edited,” was originally tweeted by Dan Scavino, Assistant to the President and White House Director of Social Media:Julie Mastrine
Jun 26 2019
Former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III will testify to Congress in a public session next month about his investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and possible obstruction of justice by President Trump, a reluctant witness long sought by House Democrats.
The House Judiciary and Intelligence committees, in an announcement late Tuesday, said that “Washington Post
Dec 18 2019
In his first public comments on the transaction since it was revealed by U.S. prosecutors this week, the Dubai-based lawyer, Ralph Isenegger, said in an emailed statement to Reuters that the interest-bearing loan was a personal business transaction.
“The funds were entirely mine and I was not acting in this matter at the request of or on behalf of any of my clients or indeed anyone elseReuters
Apr 20 2017
Last summer, U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel of San Diego was thrust into the center of the presidential campaign.Los Angeles Times
Jun 25 2019
Illinois becomes 11th state in US to legalize recreational marijuana, first to set up statewide marketplace
Illinois on Tuesday became the 11th state in the U.S. to legalize marijuana for recreational use after Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill that permits residents to purchase and possess up to one ounce of cannabis at a time and non-residents up to 15 grams.
The move, which fulfills one of Pritzker’s campaign promises, also implements the nation’s first comprehensive statewide cannabisFox News (Online News)
Oct 18 2018
Perspectives BlogJournalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and longtime critic of the regime in Saudi Arabia, was allegedly murdered at the Saudi consulate on October 2, sparking global outrage over human rights abuses at the hands of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. While Saudi Arabia has been condemned by media outlets across the aisle, some have been particularly critical of President Trump's John Gable, AllSides Co-founder