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Politics

03/15/21 1:30am
Close to 800,000 of the city's nearly 1.2 million adults could be vaccinated by July 4.
03/12/21 2:47am
Philadelphia City Council’s Committee on Children and Youth held a hearing on Wednesday, Mar. 3 to examine the role that Payments in Lieu of Taxes could play in the city’s future. 
03/12/21 12:46am
PLTV, a nonpartisan group, is gearing up to get Penn students to run for three of the five positions that are responsible for running local polling places: two inspectors and one judge of election. 
03/08/21 3:12am
63-year-old veteran and activist Jamal Johnson has started another hunger strike, alleging inaction on behalf of the City of Philadelphia towards the city's gun violence crisis.
03/07/21 11:49pm
The event, titled “Addressing Social Needs to Improve Health,” featured a panel of health care and social work experts, who discussed health care’s role in filling social service gaps. 
03/04/21 11:19pm
In Pennsylvania, new census data has the potential to alter the current nine-nine congressional delegation tie between Republicans and Democrats.
03/02/21 11:32pm
Study authors believe stronger enforcement of the National Voter Registration Act, which prevents states from removing voter registrants from rolls without a clear indication that a registrant has moved or died, might help relieve issues.
03/01/21 2:31am
Penn's experts maintain that those who graduate with the highest amount of student loan debt often end up with higher earnings after graduating from four-year university programs.
02/26/21 12:57am
The panelists expressed hope at the party would distance itself from former President Donald Trump now that he is out of office.
02/24/21 12:57am
A Supreme Court decision would have addressed the question of whether state courts have the right to change voting procedures set by the legislature. 
02/22/21 11:13pm
City officials projected that Philadelphia will soon only have enough money in its reserves to run the city for three days.
02/22/21 1:56am
In a conversation with former National Association for the Advancement of Colored People President Ben Jealous, Abrams discussed hot-button political issues, shared her thoughts on the future of the Democratic Party in the South, and offered both personal and career advice for Penn students.
02/19/21 2:44am
Akela Lacy, a politics reporter, and Alex Emmons, a national security reporter, discussed their hopes for the Biden presidency, how they interact with mainstream media, and what problems progressive journalists will face in the years to come.
02/19/21 1:56am
Scaramucci said his time working in the Trump administration, from which he was famously fired within ten days of being appointed, was “catastrophic mistake.” 
02/13/21 5:00pm
The Senate voted to acquit Trump in his second impeachment trial on — falling short of the two-thirds majority needed for conviction.
02/11/21 2:28am
Four of Penn's political groups detail how they are gearing up for a hybrid approach to event-hosting and community building this semester.
02/08/21 4:06am
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has yet to act on a resolution proposed by Penn alum and Councilmember Jamie Gauthier to address the city's increase in gun violence, prompting local community members to petition — and strike — for its approval.
02/08/21 12:03am
The healthcare professionals expressed a general sense of optimism towards the Biden-Harris administration's pandemic response. 
02/07/21 10:44pm
The move signals a shift in the way the Biden administration is approaching civil-rights enforcement compared to the previous administration. 
02/05/21 1:01am
Two Penn affiliates, Wharton professor Eric Orts and Penn graduate Kenneth Braithwaite, are exploring a potential run for the Senate in 2022.