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Politics

29 minutes ago
Over the last few weeks, several groups supporting individual candidates in the Democratic primary — Penn for Bernie, Penn for Beto, Penn for Pete, and Penn for Kamala — have sprung up on Instagram.
22 hours ago
There was unanimous agreement among the candidates on ensuring open primaries and same-day voter registration, but the Democrats diverged on what policies were best suited to increase voter turnout.
04/22/19 11:58pm
The battle for mayor of Philadelphia will feature four major candidates. Here’s what you need to know about each of them.
04/21/19 10:50pm
“Local elections sometimes get less coverage but they are nonetheless still very important,” Penn Dems Communications Director and College freshman Tamara Wurman said.
04/17/19 10:52pm
In an interview with the DP, Bush spoke about bipartisanship solutions to climate change and the need for college students to rise up and take the lead.
04/17/19 12:49am
At the summit, speakers presented a range of perspectives on combating climate change at the local, state, national, and international levels.
04/16/19 12:34am
At College Hall, Owens said the concepts behind the #MeToo movement once played a role in the lynching of blacks, called the notion that Republicans opposed civil rights a myth, and proclaimed blacks were being misled by the Democratic Party.
04/11/19 10:48pm
Experts stressed the severity of the nationwide opioid crisis, clarified the benefits of decriminalizing addiction, and emphasized the need to change the country's culture to reduce dependence on such drugs.
04/11/19 6:55pm
If found guilty on all charges, his sentence would represent a maximum of 335 years in prison, NPR reported. 
04/11/19 2:24pm
The Silfen Forum event begins at 3 p.m. at Irvine Auditorium and is titled "Is There an Antidote for the Opioid Epidemic? Seeking a Cure for the Worst Drug Crisis in American History."
04/09/19 11:00pm
A major part of Delaney’s pitch focused on uniting the country in the face of increasing political polarization.
04/03/19 11:13am
The candidates at the town hall, co-hosted by the Penn Government and Politics Association (GPA), Penn Democrats, and College Republicans, included Democrats, Republicans, and independents.
03/28/19 12:05am
Throughout the talk, Livni stressed the importance of maintaining Israel’s identity as a Jewish state while preserving democratic rights of non-Jewish minorities.
03/27/19 10:57pm
When asked about the Center’s future, Biden Center Director of Communications Carlyn Reichel did not directly address the Vice President’s political plans.
03/26/19 12:09am
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) threw AIPAC under increased scrutiny when her criticisms surrounding Israel and AIPAC were labeled by politicians as anti-Semitic. 
03/22/19 1:48am
“We protect our freedom from an ever encroaching federal government and we allow for the laboratories of democracy to rule the day,” Jeb Bush said.
03/21/19 11:44pm
At a Thursday discussion hosted by Penn Democrats, the recently re-elected Congressman (D-Pa.) indicated his support for former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential race, expressed his skepticism of the Green New Deal, and revealed his view on how to appeal to working class voters.
03/19/19 9:38pm
O'Rourke's hourlong speech highlighted issues of immigration, income inequality, health care, the opioid crisis, and the criminal justice system.  
03/18/19 8:59pm
Both Penn and Philadelphia have their own sustainability offices, and similar to their carbon emission targets, Penn shares the city's overall goals while setting its own stricter guidelines. 
03/10/19 7:34pm
Despite a slew of Democrats declaring their candidacies for president in recent weeks, Penn Dems plan to wait until March 2020 to endorse a favored candidate.