Michael Patrick Leahy

Michael Patrick Leahy

13,000 Democrat Activists in Des Moines Hear from Party’s Presidential Candidates

DES MOINES, Iowa — An energized audience of  about 13,000 Democrat activists united in their hatred of Donald Trump packed the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Friday night to listen to 13 candidates for the party’s presidential nomination make their case for the party’s nod to challenge the incumbent president in the November 2020 general election.

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Chicago Teachers Union Strike Continues

The strike by the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) continued into its third day on Saturday as negotiations with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) failed to reach a resolution.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 17: Striking teachers are asked to leave as they picket outside the McCormick YMCA as Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot visits with children at the facility who were affected by the teachers' strike on October 17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. About 25,000 Chicago school teachers went on …

#RedforEd Teachers Strike in Chicago, Classes Are Cancelled

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) followed through on their earlier threats and went on strike on Thursday, forcing the cancellation of all classes for the 361,000 K-12 students who attend Chicago Public Schools (CPS).

Teachers and supporters gather for the rally on the first day of strike by the Chicago Teachers Union on October 17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI / AFP) (Photo by KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Impeachment Inquiry Backlash Boosts GOP’s Bevin in Kentucky Governor Race

Voter backlash against the Democrat impeachment inquiry of President Trump and strong support for the president in Kentucky appear to be key factors helping Republican Gov. Matt Bevin in his re-election battle against Democrat challenger Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear.

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