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Candidates debate before election

The first 2020 presidential debate took place Sept. 29 between President Donald J. Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Vice President Joe Biden. Since the first presidential debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon in 1960, debates have been a major part of the election process. They consist of both major party candidates answering a […]

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Trump declares national emergency: A closer look

President Donald J. Trump declared a national emergency Feb. 15 after Congress denied him the funds needed to build a border wall along the U.S.–Mexico border. Trump asked for $5.7 billion for the wall but was only granted $1.375 billion by Congress. Declaring a national emergency allows the president to use $3.6 billion of military […]

Racism still exists for minorities in office

Rep. Kiah Morris, the only black woman in the Vermont Legislature, announced her resignation from office last week, citing her husband’s health for her early resignation but also because Morris and her family had experienced “continued harassment” and were seeking legal restitution for “the harm endured.” In August, Morris announced she would not be seeking […]