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Unpacking Pitt’s appeal as a campaign stop for 2020 candidates

Unpacking Pitt’s appeal as a campaign stop for 2020 candidates

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

Almost every candidate who’s come to Pittsburgh as part of the 2020 presidential campaign has made a stop in Oakland.

U. S. House to begin impeachment inquiry

U. S. House to begin impeachment inquiry

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

September 24, 2019

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that the House will begin a formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump — the fourth inquiry in the 243-year history of the American government.

Gillibrand discusses health care, labor rights in Oakland

Gillibrand discusses health care, labor rights in Oakland

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

July 11, 2019

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), another Democratic presidential hopeful, came to Oakland for a roundtable discussion with several UPMC and Allegheny Health network employees and union organizers.

Opinion | Don’t discount Mayor Pete

Opinion | Don’t discount Mayor Pete

By Devi Ruia, Staff Columnist

April 2, 2019

Despite his youth, Buttigieg has an impressive resumé and shouldn’t be discounted in the 2020 race.

Editorial: Stop calling Beto O’Rourke a progressive candidate

Editorial: Stop calling Beto O’Rourke a progressive candidate

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 19, 2019

While O’Rourke quickly rose in fame and favor following his failed Senate bid, his past voting record as a member of the House of Representatives doesn’t match the progressive image he currently projects.

Opinion | Bust the filibuster

Opinion | Bust the filibuster

By Devi Ruia, For The Pitt News

March 5, 2019

The Senate filibuster isn’t exactly the top issue of the 2020 presidential election. But while it may not be talked about as much as climate change, health care or gun violence, it could be the key to passing legislation regarding these issues.

Editorial: Sanders isn’t the answer for 2020

Editorial: Sanders isn’t the answer for 2020

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 21, 2019

Many Democratic contenders are running on platforms that were heavily influenced by the ideas Sanders supported in 2016. He should allow them to do so and act as their mentor, instead of insisting on carrying on his own legacy.

Opinion | Gillibrand’s ‘Women-Plus’ campaign is exactly what we need right now

Opinion | Gillibrand’s ‘Women-Plus’ campaign is exactly what we need right now

By Devi Ruia, For The Pitt News

February 21, 2019

Her "Women-Plus" campaign could prove to be the perfect strategy for her, and one that the American people need to witness — regardless of whether or not she gets the nomination.

Editorial: Democratic newcomers need to learn from 2016 mistakes

Editorial: Democratic newcomers need to learn from 2016 mistakes

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 13, 2019

If Democrats want to win back the White House, their presidential candidates need to learn from the last time around and not allow campaigning and rhetoric to get as ugly and intense as it did in 2016.

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