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Elizabeth Warren “100% behind” Pitt grad student union

Elizabeth Warren “100% behind” Pitt grad student union

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

April 9, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., encouraged the union hopefuls in a short video posted to social media Tuesday.

Sanders will hold Sunday rally in Schenley Plaza

Sanders will hold Sunday rally in Schenley Plaza

By Brian Gentry and Emily Wolfe

April 8, 2019

The already-crowded race for the 2020 Democratic primary is about to get its first Pitt stop with a visit from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who will hold a rally this Sunday in Oakland.

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.

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.

Biden begs the presidential question

Biden begs the presidential question

By Maggie Durwald | Columnist

February 16, 2018

I settled into my seat at the Carnegie Music Hall Monday night, surrounded by cheering audience members, whose exclamations of “Run, Joe, run!” rang throughout the hall. Former Vice President Joe Biden had arrived in Pittsburgh. Biden’s 27th and final stop on his American Promise Tour took him to the Steel City Monday to talk about his ...

Editorial: Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech not grounds for presidency

Editorial: Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech not grounds for presidency

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 10, 2018

A touching personal narrative and optimistic view of the future, both surging with classic American ideals — this was the blueprint of Oprah Winfrey’s much-applauded speech at the Golden Globes Sunday night. And according to Matt Bennett of USA Today, these are also the elements of presidential speech. Despite Winfrey’s repeated statements denying her interest in running for any public office, her...

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