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Democratic primary field narrows as Joe Biden gathers endorsements from former presidential candidates

Democratic primary field narrows as Joe Biden gathers endorsements from former presidential candidates

by Nicole Tian, Co-Lifestyle Editor

March 10, 2020

Before the first Democratic primary debates, 24 candidates made up the primary pool; at the start of this month, that number had dropped to seven. After Super Tuesday last week, the field is down to three candidates, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders (I.-V.T.) and Representative Tu...

Elizabeth Warren suspends her presidential campaign with a message to keep fighting

Elizabeth Warren suspends her presidential campaign with a message to keep fighting

by Nicole Tian, Co-Lifestyle Editor

March 5, 2020

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D.-M.A.) ended her 2020 presidential election campaign today after announcing her candidacy last February, following former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D.-M.N.) and former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg, who are all now endorsing forme...

Biden and Sanders score big wins on Super Tuesday as voters in 14 states cast their ballots

Biden and Sanders score big wins on Super Tuesday as voters in 14 states cast their ballots

by Varsha Rammohan and Arushi Saxena

March 4, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders (I.-V.T.) both secured several key states on Super Tuesday as fourteen states held their primaries yesterday. Biden overwhelmingly won the primaries in Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Sanders clinched a lead in Vermont, California, Colorado, and Utah.  In order to clinch the party nominat...

After night of chaos, Buttigieg, Sanders, Trump score wins at Iowa caucuses

After night of chaos, Buttigieg, Sanders, Trump score wins at Iowa caucuses

by Kathy Fang, Varsha Rammohan, Arushi Saxena, and Eric Fang

February 4, 2020

After a 21-hour delay due to inconsistencies in voting results, the Iowa Democratic Party’s caucus results indicate that Democratic presidential candidates former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are currently leading the race, with 62 percent of precincts reporting. ...

Youth Activism Club to host voter registration during long lunches this week

Youth Activism Club to host voter registration during long lunches this week

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2020

Students can register or preregister to vote in front of Manzanita today and Friday during long lunch. Youth Activism Club will be helping students ensure their registration for the upcoming primary elections on March 3 and the general election on Nov. 3. To register, students will need to know the ...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins hands with Bernie Sanders in her first public endorsement of his campaign

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins hands with Bernie Sanders in her first public endorsement of his campaign

by Kathy Fang and Nicole Tian

December 23, 2019

An ocean of blue signs promoting “Bernie 2020” floods Venice Beach as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) runs upstage and greets the crowd members with an enthusiastic “What’s up Los Angeles!” Shouting back their affirmations, tightly packed crowd members drown out one another, wildly waving ...

Sen. Kamala Harris drops out of presidential race amid limitations in campaign funding and organization

Sen. Kamala Harris drops out of presidential race amid limitations in campaign funding and organization

by Eric Fang, Kathy Fang, and Gloria Zhang

December 3, 2019

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is dropping her bid for the presidency, according to her announcements this morning on Twitter and on Facebook. Harris, who has served as one of two senators from California since 2016, credited her campaign suspension to limitations in funding, as she elaborated in a blog post on Medium. Recent articles published by The New York Times and The Washington P...

Politician Rishi Kumar shares vision for 18th congressional district with journalism classes

Politician Rishi Kumar shares vision for 18th congressional district with journalism classes

by Sarah Mohammed, Reporter

November 14, 2019

Saratoga city councilmember and Democratic candidate for California’s 18th Congressional District, Rishi Kumar visited two of the upper school’s news journalism classes on Tuesday to speak about topics ranging from Silicon Valley’s unique “innovation economy” to proper urban planning of hou...

In conversation with US Rep. Ro Khanna: Khanna weighs in on impeachment, political activism and the housing crisis

In conversation with US Rep. Ro Khanna: Khanna weighs in on impeachment, political activism and the housing crisis

by Eric Fang, Arushi Saxena, and Anna Vazhaeparambil

October 18, 2019

Settling into a large suede armchair, U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna took a slow sip of his coffee. Over the next half hour, Khanna discussed his work as a representative since 2016 and key issues faced by his constituents, including housing, student debt and climate change.  Khanna represents California’s 17th Congressional Di...

Presidential candidates, climate protesters and DNC members convene at summer meeting in San Francisco

Presidential candidates, climate protesters and DNC members convene at summer meeting in San Francisco

by Eric Fang, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

August 26, 2019

Outside the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel on Friday, supporters of presidential candidate Tom Steyer cheered and waved blue “Tom 2020” posters. Dispersed throughout the lobby, people of all ages wearing “Kamala Harris for the People” shirts handed out flyers. An older man in an Amer...

“Saving democracy”: Cory Booker taps into the “moral imagination” of supporters, voters

“Saving democracy”: Cory Booker taps into the “moral imagination” of supporters, voters

by Kathy Fang and Nicole Tian

August 23, 2019

Against two neon projections spelling out “CORY 2020” in bold letters, New Jersey Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker led the crowd in an emphatic chant to conclude his speech from yesterday’s fundraiser. “We will rise. We will rise,” he shouted into the microphone...

“Not left, not right, forward”: Presidential candidate Andrew Yang solicits the support of tech workers and Asian Americans in the Bay Area

“Not left, not right, forward”: Presidential candidate Andrew Yang solicits the support of tech workers and Asian Americans in the Bay Area

by Eric Fang, Editor-in-Chief

August 22, 2019

“How many of you work in technology?” Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang asked the over 150 people having lunch at circular tables around him.  About half the people in the room raised their hands.  “So you know what’s on the horizon,” Yang said. “If you work in technology,...

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