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Trump totes COVID-19 treatments that aren’t effective, experts say

President Donald Trump

James Bartlett

April 24, 2020

President Donald Trump has floated ideas for possible COVID-19 treatments in recent days, but experts say they could actually be harmful. Trump has claimed for months that warm weather could lead to a possible drop in COVID-19 cases, much like how warm weather leads to decreases in cases of influ...

Small businesses, hospitals given more aid through new relief package

The United States Capitol

James Bartlett

April 24, 2020

A major $484 billion relief package that was signed by President Donald Trump Friday will provide sought after aid to hospitals and small businesses across the nation.  The bill passed through the Senate and House earlier in the week. Officials said $320 billion of the aid will go to the deplete...

Biden gains top endorsements as race pushes on

Former Vice President Joe Biden.

Julia Carfagno

April 17, 2020

In less than 72 hours, former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden gained three key endorsements from former President Barack Obama and former presidential candidates Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.  On Monday, Biden held a press conference wit...

Bernie Sanders drops out of 2020 presidential race

Bernie Sanders speaking at the 2019 California Democratic Party State Convention in San Francisco, California

James Bartlett

April 8, 2020

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders dropped out of the presidential race Wednesday. The announcement came after the Wisconsin primary, which was controversially held despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Though the primary will yield no results until Monday April 13, the writing was on the wall for the ...

The resurrection of Biden and the slow death of the Sanders campaign

Former Vice President Joe Biden

James Bartlett

March 31, 2020

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ chance at becoming the Democratic nominee looks grim at best.  Though Sanders is still in the race, it is becoming increasingly clear that Biden is the presumptive nominee after his surge in the month of March. Biden got off to a slow start in the race, winning ...

Stimulus package changes federal student loan policy, pays those in need

The United States Capitol

James Bartlett

March 27, 2020

Congress passed a $2 trillion stimulus package that will pay individuals and families, as well as make changes to the federal student loan policy, to provide relief to Americans facing economic impacts due to the coronavirus pandemic. Under the stimulus package, anyone earning $75,000 or less indiv...

Biden takes the lead, Sanders reassess and COVID-19 cuts into primary season

Bernie Sanders

James Bartlett

March 18, 2020

Former Vice President and Democratic presidential front runner Joe Biden won all three states that hosted primary contests Tuesday night, and incumbent president Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination. Four states, Florida, Ohio, Illinois and Arizona, were due to conduct primaries Tuesday. How...

Democratic primary presses on amid coronavirus pandemic

(From right) Vermont Sen. Bernine Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden are still vying for the Democratic nomination as cases of coronavirus continue to break out across the country.

James Bartlett

March 13, 2020

The Democratic presidential race continues on despite the coronavirus chaos unfolding across the country.  Super Tuesday was a surprising success for former Vice President Joe Biden, who won 10 of 14 states. Biden’s win in South Carolina, as well as endorsements from fellow moderates who dropped ou...

Super Tuesday sees Biden surge; Warren, Sanders drag

Super Tuesday sees Biden surge; Warren, Sanders drag

Haley Clegg, Kaitlin Hahn, Phoebe Adams, and Amy Koczera

March 4, 2020

In the week preceding Super Tuesday, the Democratic party saw three candidates either drop out of or suspend their bid for candidacy. Billionaire Tom Steyer dropped out of the race on Saturday. Mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg suspended his campaign and dropped out of the Democra...

Markey and Kennedy face off in first debate of Massachusetts Senate race

(From left) Incumbent Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey and Massachusetts State Rep. Joseph Kennedy III.

James Bartlett, @james_bartlett8

February 20, 2020

Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey and Massachusetts Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III faced off in the first debate of the 2020 senate race Tuesday. The hour long debate, hosted by WGBH, was the first meeting between Markey, the incumbent, and his challenger Kennedy. Attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan, who is also...

Sanders edges out victory over Buttigieg in New Hampshire primary

Sanders edges out victory over Buttigieg in New Hampshire primary

James Bartlett

February 13, 2020

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire democratic primary Tuesday night, Feb. 11. Sanders, who also won the New Hampshire primary in the 2016 Democratic primaries, repeated that victory four years later, living up to multiple polls that had him finishing first after the votes were ca...

Patrick enters Democratic race, adds to number of presidental hopefuls

Patrick enters Democratic race, adds to number of presidental hopefuls

Mol Webber

November 20, 2019

With the Iowa Caucus less than 80 days away, former Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick has started a last minute campaign as a 2020 democratic nominee with hopes of being an alternative moderate vote. Patrick unexpectedly started his campaign last week, despite announcing last year that he wouldn...

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