Democrats take the floor for first debate

By: Regina Wright ~Staff Writer~ The first Democratic Presidential debate kicked off on Oct. 13, in Las Vegas. Five candidates — former Sen. Jim Webb, Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee — tried to impress the national audience while also distinguishing themselves and their platforms. Free public college, higher taxes for the wealthy, paid family leave, the Black Lives Matter Movement and climate change were some of the many topics discussed by the candidates. Several of the questions surrounded Hillary Clinton and her time as … Continue reading Democrats take the floor for first debate

Second debate highlights candidates, not policies

By: Nick Bergeman ~Staff Writer~ There may still be more than four months until the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary, but the 2016 presidential race is already in full swing and hotly contested. Though the Democratic ticket has its share of competition, the Republican Party appears to have the corner on the dramatic tension. At the second Republican debate, hosted by CNN on Sept. 16, the 11 candidates in the primetime debate were eager to impress and survive another day in the race. The candidates were arranged on stage according to recent poll data on their standings, with the … Continue reading Second debate highlights candidates, not policies

Next debate will focus on candidates

By: Jonathan Hogue ~Opinions & Editorials Editor The Republicans will hold their second primary debate on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. The debate will focus on a host of issues, but the candidates themselves will be the main focus. Establishment Republicans like John Kasich, Jeb Bush and Scott Walker will discuss their experience and how their executive and legislative experience is needed in the White House. The outsiders Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina will counter with rhetoric that shows Washington insiders as the reason for today’s problems. Trump dominated summer coverage with his brash … Continue reading Next debate will focus on candidates