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Sanders supporters rally, march in Boston ahead of Mass. primary

Sanders supporters rally, march in Boston ahead of Mass. primary

James Bartlett and Caroline Enos

February 23, 2020

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders rallied in the Boston Common and marched through the streets of Boston Saturday, Feb. 22, just a week before the Massachusetts primary on March 3.

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...

Wu looks to improve MBTA

A Green Line Train stopped at Northeastern University outbound MBTA stop

Oscar Torres, @MrOscarTorres

February 19, 2020

On Feb. 12, at Boston City Hall, Suffolk University students interviewed Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu. Wu shared her views on the MBTA, climate change, the 2020 presidential race and her own political future. For Wu, it all started at Harvard Law School, where she first developed an interest...

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...

Iowa Caucuses mark an uncertain start to 2020 election

Iowa Caucuses mark an uncertain start to 2020 election

James Bartlett

February 12, 2020

The Iowa caucuses came to a screeching halt Monday, Feb. 3, on a night shrouded in confusion and scrutiny toward the Iowa Democratic Party. Months, even years, of anticipation for last Monday night were further delayed after an app used to report the result of the caucuses had a technical glitc...

Trump unveils Middle East peace plan; rejected by Palestinians

A possible map of the future state of Palestine

Haley Clegg and Alexa DiFiore

February 6, 2020

U.S. President Donald J. Trump released a plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict last Tuesday evening, calling it the “deal of the century.” On Jan. 28, Trump presented his “vision to improve the lives of the Palestinian and Israeli people” at the White House alongside Israeli Prime...

Senate Impeachment trial to wrap up without witnesses this week

Mol Webber

February 5, 2020

President Donald Trump is close to acquittal with the final vote in the Senate impeachment trial slated for this week. Republican senators voted against the use of additional evidence regarding the impeachment trial, speeding up the process which most predict will result in an  acquittal this week...

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...

Alum to decide if official can testify on impeachment

Emily Devlin

October 30, 2019

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon, who graduated from Suffolk Law in 1974, has been asked to decide if a former national security official for the Trump administration can legally testify in the impeachment inquiry. Charles Kupperman, the official in question, was the aide to former National Securit...

Suffolk students react to Governor Baker’s vape ban

Suffolk students react to Governor Baker's vape ban

Nick Viveiros, Murat Metshin, and Abby O'Connor

October 23, 2019

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker made waves when he moved to outright ban the sale of all vaping products in the Bay State, leaving many at Suffolk wondering what’s next. Baker’s ban, which was unanimously approved by the Public Health Council on Sept. 24, will last for four months until Jan...

Suffolk students and faculty say Trump impeachment is looming, could be blocked by the Senate

Suffolk students and faculty say Trump impeachment is looming, could be blocked by the Senate

Caroline Enos

October 16, 2019

President Donald Trump has called the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry against him “Witch Hunt garbage.” But to Suffolk University students from both sides of the political spectrum, this isn’t quite the case. “I think Trump's actions warrant an investigation,” said Matt Lewis, a member of Su...

Mueller Investigation: Mueller finds no ties between Trump campaign and Russia

FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies during a House Appropriations Committee hearing on the FBI Budget

Nicholas Viveiros

March 27, 2019

Special counsel Robert Mueller has determined that neither President Donald Trump nor his campaign or administration actively, knowingly colluded with the Russian government to interfere with the 2016 election, according to a summary released by Attorney General William Barr. The investigation of possible collu...

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