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“It was just as difficult as I expected,” Suffolk student says about early voting in Texas

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Hailey Campbell, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

Early voting in the state of Texas started last Tuesday. It was just as difficult as I expected it to be. In Texas, voting by mail is only available for those over age 65 , those who are sick or disabled, out of the country on election day, or in jail (but are still legally allowed to vote). Gove...

Suffolk students make case for Biden

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Shealagh Sullivan, Journal Contributor

October 20, 2020

The words “settle for Biden” may not be the most enthusiastic campaign slogan, but it seems to be enough to get young people out to the polls and into voting booths. Former Vice President Joe Biden is currently up in the polls, but many students at Suffolk University are not voting for him enthusiastically. Settling seems to be a commonality among many students as they grapp...

Supreme Court hearings start for Barrett

Supreme Court hearings start for Barrett

Savanna Nolau, Journal Contributor

October 20, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Justice nominee, started confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Oct. 12.  The committee has set Oct. 22 as the day they will vote on her nomination. There is little that can be done by Democrats to delay what they see a...

Race to 270: Trump, Biden go back on trail and hold town halls

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William Woodring, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

After contracting and recovering from COVID-19 with less than a month until the general election, President Donald Trump is officially back on the campaign trail.  Trump held his first in person rally since his diagnosis in Sanford, Fla., on Oct 12.  Despite Trump’s recent COVID case, the campaig...

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. T...

Former Trump campaign advisor arrested in Florida

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Leo Woods, Journal Contributor

October 6, 2020

On Sept. 27, former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale was detained and later hospitalized in Fort Lauderdale, FL, after making several threats of suicide as reported by The Washington Post.   The hospitilization followed a distress call from Parscale’s wife Candice, who claimed Parscale had loaded a h...

Second stimulus package leads to battle in Washington

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William Woodring, Journal Contributor

October 6, 2020

President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that he will “reject” a $2.2 trillion stimulus package that Democrats say will support Americans who are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Heroes Act, passed by the House of Representatives a 214-207 vote on Oct. 1, includes additional funds fo...

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...

Trump SCOTUS nomination two months away from election leads to battle on capital hill

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Savanna Nolau, Journal Contributor

September 29, 2020

Just weeks before the November general election, President Donald Trump was tasked, for the third time, with filling a seat on the Supreme Court.  The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg allowed President Trump the opportunity to nominate conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett as Ginsburg’s succe...

Who is Judge Amy Coney Barrett?

U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett

James Bartlett and Hailey Campbell

September 29, 2020

President Donald Trump officially nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett Saturday to fill the open seat on the Supreme Court.  Barrett would be the third Supreme Court Justice to be appointed during Trump’s first term as president. Amy Vivian Coney was born on Jan. 28, 1972 to a Catholic household in New Orleans, ...

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