Christopher Lu was Obama’s classmate at Harvard Law School and later served as his legislative director during the president’s time in the senate
Stepping from the halls of Penn’s student government to the halls of Capitol Hill was natural for 1964 Wharton alumnus Howard Marlowe, who has now spent more than 30 years working in the true corridors of power.
The former Pennsylvania representative and 1963 College graduate currently co-teaches the “Conventions, Debates and Campaigns” class at the Fels Institute of Government.
PoCo, an umbrella group of 10 member organizations, originally scheduled the week to start on Monday, but all of that night’s and Tuesday’s events were canceled or rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy. The week now includes 10 events that aim to discuss key policy issues in this year’s presidential election.
Though Schmerin worked in at least five different government positions since he graduated, his interests have remained the same as they were at Penn, where he received the Norman D. Palmer Prize for the best senior thesis in international relations. He currently works at Fairholme Capital Management, where he conducts investment research.
To add to the volatility, Republican numbers have soared in the last two months before voter registration closed in October.
Stanley Prusiner, a 1964 College graduate and 1968 Medical School graduate, was among the signers. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1997.
Huffington was ranked 29th on Forbes’ most recent list of the “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women”
Politicians take advantage of us simply because we let them. We allow ourselves to be persuaded by the wrong things.
Pennsylvania’s swing state status will be determined by whether or not Romney chooses to capitalize on the new polls
Political rhetoric and the media’s coverage often eschew economic reasoning and evidence when discussing policy.
Conservative organizations are making extra efforts to target young voters this cycle.
Gillibrand suggested that if Romney defeats Obama in the November election, the consequences will be grave for America’s women.
In this election cycle, Penn employees are cumulatively the third-highest political donors among Ivy League schools.
Voter registration in Pennsylvania officially closed Tuesday at midnight. Penn Leads the Vote sent in 1,498 registration forms as of Tuesday at 6 p.m., while Penn Democrats estimates sending in between 1,300 and 1,400 registration forms.
Leder and his business partner met Romney when the candidate was at Bain Capital and they were at Lehman Brothers.
FactCheck’s primary aim is to provide information to voters rather than to force candidates to change their rhetoric.
Clinton stumped for Democratic Attorney General candidate Kathleen Kane at a fundraiser held at the Warwick Hotel at 220 South 17th Street. Ticket prices started at $100.
On Friday, Romney hosted a private fundraising event at the Union League of Philadelphia.“We really would shock people if early in the evening on November 6, it looked like Pennsylvania was going to come our way,” he said.
In what’s being called a loophole in the law, the Montgomery and Allegheny county governments plan to allow voter IDs to be produced by organizations other than the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Driver’s License Centers.
In 2012, the University as a whole has so far spent $382,513 on the education industry throughout the first two lobbying quarters. The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania have spent $292,513, and the School of Medicine — which has its own government affairs office — has spent $90,000.
Robinson visited an Obama campaign office in Northwest Philadelphia Saturday morning to “rally the troops,” promote voter registration and make sure that the staff and volunteers knew that the First Family appreciated their efforts.
On Sept. 12, Butler implied in a tweet that the creator of the controversial film “Innocence of Muslims,” which mocked the prophet Mohammed, should be arrested.
Of the eight states identified as toss-ups — Colorado, Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin — Pennsylvania only tops New Hampshire and Wisconsin in advertisement spending.
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The court promised an expedited hearing for the law with the interest of deciding in time for the election. If the court upholds the law, it will be in effect for the November election.
Particularly when tied with the Voter ID laws, many Democrats label the new redistricting plan as an attempt at gerrymandering given that the GOP has a majority in both chambers and lead the drafting of the maps proposed in January and April.
Although Twitter has become the newest tool for measuring the success of political speeches and conventions, the technique still needs refinement.
Regardless of their views on abortion, many students are shaken by recent statements from Republican politicians regarding rape and incest.
Not many people get to share a stage with former President Bill Clinton, but former Law School professor Elizabeth Warren will be one of them.
A Daily Pennsylvanian reporter recounts her experiences so far at the Democratic National Convention.
According to a study done in April by the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group, 91 accredited colleges surveyed at the time did not have acceptable IDs.
Eight students from communication class “Conventions, Debates and Campaigns,” are in Tampa Bay, Fla., this week to experience and report the RNC.
On Friday, Pennsylvania election officials announced a new government-issued ID that will be valid at the polls. The law will still be challenged in court by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania beginning on July 25.
As the election season heats up, the Supreme Court has left it to the voters to decide whether the Affordable Care Act is good policy — or whether it unjustly punishes people for inactivity. While there are short-term benefits for students, the long-term consequences are yet to be seen.
Several Penn students are showing their passion for Obama by working to get him re-elected.
College freshman Seth Koren will not have an opportunity to represent the Republican Party at August’s National Convention in Florida.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won today’s Pennsylvania primary, the Associated Press reported at 9 p.m.
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Today’s general assembly primaries will pit 27-year incumbent state rep. Jim Roebuck (D-Phila.) against Fatimah Muhammad, a 2006 College graduate, who is running for the first time to represent the 188th district, which includes Penn’s campus.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the clear front runner in the presidential race and will almost certainly win the nomination.
With former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum out of the Republican race, there is little doubt that the general election will be fought between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
Santorum, who served as a Pennsylvania senator from 1995 to 2007, has never seen great popularity in the Philadelphia area.
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Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum officially dropped out of the Republican presidential race on April 10, effectively guaranteeing former Massachussets Gov. Mitt Romney the Republican nomination.
Nutter and co-panelists Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sanchez and Penn Political Science professor Rogers Smith took a significant portion of the hour to agree that race still plays a role in politics today, though it has come a long way in the past decade.