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Race to 270: Pence, Harris and a fly take the debate stage, Biden and Trump on the trail

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James Bartlett and Hailey Campbell

October 13, 2020

In what was a wild week in the Race to 270, there was an active several days for both presidential candidates and their running mates. The first and only vice presidential debate was last week, and was a much less spirited affair than President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden’s de...

Biden faces health questions after Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis

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William Woodring, Staff Writer

October 13, 2020

President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis left many questioning former Vice President Joe Biden’s health, as both had shared the debate stage a few days before Trump tested positive.  It has been reported that the Biden campaign has made a meticulous effort to ensure that staffers and Bide...

Race to 270: taxes, debate and COVID-19 in the West Wing

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James Bartlett and Hailey Campbell

October 7, 2020

A busy two weeks in the 2020 race saw a look into the president's taxes, a debate, a Covid-19 super spreader event and a stay at the hospital for President Donald Trump.   In a report by the New York Times, it was discovered that President Trump only paid $750 in taxes the year he won the presidency and the same amount during his first year in office. &...

Book claims Ivanka Trump was considered for VP pick

Ivanka Trump

Thomas Pholnikorn, Journal Contributor

October 6, 2020

During the 2016 election campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump allegedly wanted to make his daughter, Ivanka Trump, the vice-president on the Republican ticket. According to the book, “Wicked Game: An Insider's Story on How Trump Won, Mueller Failed, and America Lost,” by Rick Gates, who is an...

Race to 270: Trump and Biden face undecided voters in town halls

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James Bartlett, Politics Editor

September 23, 2020

President Donald Trump and former Vice President and Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden faced voters in two town halls last week, with the election just weeks away. ABC News hosted a town hall on Sept. 15 at the National Constitution Convention center in Philadelphia with President Trump, w...

Trump criticizes protesters, Democrats at first pandemic-era rally in New England

A man wears a Trump-themed New England jersey at a Trump rally in Londonderry, N.H., Friday.

Katelyn Norwood and James Bartlett

September 1, 2020

President Donald Trump visited Londonderry, N.H., Friday for a campaign rally that fueled pro-police and anti-protester sentiment in a packed air hangar less than 24 hours after accepting the Republican nomination for president. It was clear that no one in the crowd at ProStar Aviation was still decid...

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 ...

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...

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