Politics

Ald. Ameya Pawar, at lectern, gets the endorsement from U.S. Rep. Chuy Garcia, right. (WBBM Newsradio)
February 10, 2019 - 2:57 pm
Rep. Jesus "Chuy" Garcia noted Pawar's support of a higher minimum wage and paid sick leave in the Chicago City Council as signs of his progressive chops that Garcia feels the city needs in its next treasurer.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., acknowledges cheers as she takes the stage during an event to formally launch her presidential campaign, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Lawrence, Mass.
AP Photo/Elise Amendola
February 09, 2019 - 3:37 pm
Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren made her bid for the presidency official on Saturday in this working-class city, grounding her 2020 campaign in a populist call to fight economic inequality and build "an America that works for everyone."
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam talks during an interview at the Governor's Mansion, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 in Richmond, Va. The embattled governor says he wants to spend the remaining three years of his term pursuing racial "equity.
Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via AP
February 09, 2019 - 2:29 pm
Virginia's governor pledged to work at healing the state's racial divide Saturday, even as calls mounted for the lieutenant governor to resign - capping an astonishing week that saw all three of the state's top elected officials embroiled in potentially career-ending scandals.
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