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Louisiana Senate race heats up

Nick Reimann

September 9, 2016

With focus on the 2016 presidential race, another important race looms on the ballot: Louisiana’s Senate race. So far, 24 candidates have qualified to appear on the ballot this November as they attempt to win the seat be...

With Cruz and Kasich out, Trump now considered presumptive nominee

Starlight Williams

May 5, 2016

After Donald Trump’s victory in the Indiana primary, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, his closest rival, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich have ended their presidential campaigns. Running on a unique platform with self-funding and controversial...

Presidential candidates are racing to the convention finish line

Nick Reimann

April 29, 2016

With delegate leads growing for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, many experts believe that the 2016 presidential primary contest may now be all but over. On the Republican side, Donald Trump stands with 987 delegates, far...

Cruz and Kasich team up to oppose Trump

Nicholas Morea

April 27, 2016

Republican candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich have partnered up to stop candidate Donald Trump from receiving the amount of delegates he needs to win the GOP nomination. To do this, Kasich has vowed to stop campaigning in states...

Superdelegates act as a Democratic counterweight

April 15, 2016

With the Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders separated by around 200 delegates, the purpose of superdelegates come into question. According to Philip Dynia, professor and chairman of political science,...

Millennials show increased participation in the 2016 presidential elections

April 8, 2016

Contrary to popular belief that Millennials do not vote, Cate Tringali, philosophy senior, will be at the polls this November and every other time she has the opportunity to vote. “I voted in 2012 and 2014, and I anticipate...

President Obama nominates a Supreme Court Judge

Nicholas Morea

March 16, 2016

President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill the Supreme Court vacancy after Justice Scalia's death. Garland, chief judge of the United State Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia, said being nominated was...

Clinton and Trump win in Louisiana primaries

Nick Reimann

March 6, 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both cruised to victory in the Louisiana primary. On the Democratic side, Clinton claimed victory winning 71 percent of the vote and carrying 63 of the state’s 64 parishes. Tr...

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