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Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden receives more campaign endorsements as the 2020 presidential race narrows

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is left as the only Democratic nominee in the presidential race after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-V.T.) declared the suspension of his campaign on April 8.

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter

May 4, 2020

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is left as the only Democratic nominee in the presidential race after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-V.T.) declared the suspension of his campaign on April 8.  Sanders, who trailed around 300 delegates behind Biden, has turned his support towards Biden, calling for the need to “come together to defeat the most dangerous president in mod...

Daily updates: Senate prepares for final vote on articles of impeachment

President Donald J. Trump addresses the crowd at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN, for his 2020 presidential campaign rally on Oct. 10, 2019. Trump's Senate impeachment trial began today.

by Kathy Fang, Arushi Saxena, and Varsha Rammohan

February 5, 2020

As the Senate proceeds with the historic impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump, this article will be updated with the latest news. Check Harker Aquila for more updates. Feb. 5 President Donald Trump was acquitted today of abuse of power and obstruction of congress, officially marking the...

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

From left to right: Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Republican presidential candidate President Donald Trump

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. ...

Harker Aquila’s guide to the escalations between the U.S. and Iran

After a sequence of targeted attacks between the U.S. and Iran, tensions between the two countries are escalating.

by Lucy Ge and Arushi Saxena

January 16, 2020

To clarify the time difference between Iran and California, all dates and times are reported in PST. Iran is 11 hours and 30 minutes ahead of California. Prompted by U.S. President Donald Trump authorizing an American airstrike that killed prominent Iranian general Qasem Soleimani on Jan. 2, a maj...

President Donald Trump becomes third president impeached by House

Longworth 1100 in the Longworth House Office Building, where testimonies for the impeachment inquiry were held.

by Kathy Fang and Eric Fang

December 18, 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives approved two articles of impeachment today against President Donald Trump this evening, marking the third time in American history that a president has been impeached. After nearly 12 hours of debates across both sides of the House and months of testimonies from ...

Demonstrators call for impeachment on street corners around Bay Area on the eve of historic impeachment vote

Protestors cross De Anza Boulevard and wave signs at cars that call for the House to pass two articles of impeachment tomorrow.

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2019

On the eve of a historic House vote on two articles of impeachment, activists voice their support for impeachment at demonstrations around the Bay Area, joining over 600 rallies and protests nationwide organized by the advocacy group MoveOn. The rallies and demonstrations took place across the nation, in various public areas and c...

Harker Aquila’s guide to tomorrow’s House vote on articles of impeachment

Members of the press and the Capitol stand outside the Longworth Office Building on Capitol Hill, where impeachment testimonies were held over the past month. After a monthslong process, the House is expected to vote on two articles of impeachment tomorrow.

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on impeachment tomorrow in the culmination of a historic series of investigations, trials and testimonies.  Tomorrow, a full House of 233 Democratic, 197 Republican and one independent representatives are expected to vote on two articles of impe...

Special counsel did not find conspiracy or coordination between Russia and Trump campaign, Attorney General writes

The letter submitted by Attorney General William Barr to Congress. The letter was later disclosed to the public and declares that the special counsel did not find any knowing coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

March 24, 2019

The investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller did not find any knowing coordination between President Donald Trump’s campaign members and the Russian government, according to a letter sent to Congress from Attorney General William Barr that summarized Mueller's confidential report, which was completed on Fr...

Longest government shutdown in history ends as Trump reaches temporary deal

The San Francisco City Hall lit up in the colors of the American flag. Government workers across multiple federal agencies are without pay due to a government shutdown that has lasted 22 days.

by Kathy Fang and Arushi Saxena

January 26, 2019

Thirty-five days into the longest government shutdown in history, President Donald Trump reached a deal to reopen the federal government until Feb. 15. The deal came amidst tensions between Republicans and Democrats over funding for Trump’s proposed southwest border wall, which would require billions...

China retaliates as U.S. increases tariffs

China retaliates as U.S. increases tariffs

by Michael Eng, Global Columnist

August 31, 2018

For the past year, the United States and China have been slugging it out in one of the largest trade wars in history, in terms of the value of tariffed goods.  The U.S. enacted 25 percent tariffs, that would affect $16 billion worth of Chinese goods on Aug. 23. Immediately, China responded with a 25 per...

Trump meets with Putin and Kim Jong Un

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un shake hands at the beginning of their summit in Singapore.

by Saloni Shah, Lifestyle Columnist

August 31, 2018

From allying with Russia to reinstituting an amicable relationship with North Korea, Trump’s actions have influenced U.S. international relations drastically. Summit with North Korea  June 12, 2018, was a historic day. President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to meet face-to-fa...

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