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Politics

11/06/18 9:20pm
Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Pa.) was re-elected to the House, still serving as the representative for Penn's campus.
11/06/18 8:35pm
The current U.S. ambassador to Russia and a former Governor of Utah, Huntsman Jr. received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Penn in 1987.
11/06/18 1:38am
A large task force will be put in place in order to protect against voting fraud and monitor polling locations in Philadelphia on Election Day.
11/04/18 10:13pm
During the 2014 midterms, Penn had a turnout rate of 19.8 percent but recent work by Penn Leads the Vote has utilized student leaders to inspire peers to turn out for Tuesday's midterms.
11/04/18 9:15pm
Six years after leaving Penn, DePizzo is running for Congress in his home state of Ohio despite a 0.1 percent chance of winning the seat, which has been controlled by the current Democratic incumbent for eight terms.
11/04/18 6:23pm
With midterm elections only days away, the volunteers are assisting patients in filling out emergency absentee ballots. 
11/04/18 5:35pm
The Polybian Society is a non-partisan political discussion group on campus that is a branch of Penn's Government and Politics Association.
11/03/18 1:19pm
With midterms coming up on Nov. 6, some Penn students share why they decided not to vote in Pennsylvania this election cycle.
10/31/18 12:12am
If enacted, the change would dramatically curtail recognition of transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals under federal law. 
10/30/18 11:28pm
According to a report from The New York Times, the 1968 Wharton graduate frequently confides in his close friends in phone calls made using an iPhone that is not secure. 
10/29/18 9:54pm
Penn's College Republicans left a comment on the Penn Dems post but has since deleted it. The group's interim president Richard Murphy declined to provide further comment on the issue. 
10/29/18 5:01pm
The Supreme Court ruled Pennsylvania's congressional map unconstitutional last January, and the new state map will make its debut in next week's midterm election.
10/27/18 9:53pm
The suspect in the shooting, Robert Bowers, 46, opened fire at the Tree of Life Congregation in eastern Pittsburgh and attacked during a service.
10/25/18 4:02pm
A UPenn Alert was sent at 3:30 p.m., indicating that the object was cleared and is no longer a danger to the community. 
10/24/18 8:16pm
All the current SCOTUS justices hold law degrees from either Harvard or Yale, except Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. She holds a degree from Columbia Law, but before transferring she attended Harvard Law.
10/24/18 8:08pm
Penn's student focus group explored levels of frustration with racism and discrimination, the role of democracy and human rights in U.S. foreign policy, and the depolarization of political parties.
10/24/18 7:46pm
PennDesign studios have recently returned from a trip to Puerto Rico as part of their disaster relief research and infrastructural improvement design efforts in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
10/24/18 12:26am
Kim was motivated to become a special victims prosecutor after she was sexually assaulted in college. Sexual assault prevention is now the top issue she campaigns on. 
10/22/18 1:38am
The way women decide to vote will be a strong indication of the way demographics have shifted in the past two years, said professor Dawn Teele, recipient of Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research of Women in Politics.
10/21/18 11:49pm
"In every election I've ever covered going back almost 30 years, politicians have always said this is the most important election of our lifetime," Dick Polman, WHYY political columnist and Penn writer-in-residence, said. "It's kind of become a cliche— but this one really is."