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Politics

11/01/10 4:20am

Mideast tension plays out at Fresh Grocer

Protesters from Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, a Philadelphia-based group which supports boycotts of the Israeli state, staged a flash mob Sunday at the Fresh Grocer at 40th and Walnut streets.
11/01/10 4:20am
Monday and Tuesday, nonpartisan political groups will be expending their final efforts on making sure students get to the polls.
11/01/10 4:14am
A glimpse at the National Mall on Saturday might suggest that people turned out to voice their opinions on issues ranging from marijuana to immigration, bears to pirates.
11/01/10 3:59am
At Temple University on Saturday, the President delivered a short speech to a crowd of approximately 1,500 students and volunteers, imploring them to sign up to canvass before Election Day.
11/01/10 1:57am

Michelle Obama coming to campus

Michelle Obama will be headlining a Get Out the Vote rally at Wynn Commons on Monday night. Students and community members are allowed to start arriving at 5:30 p.m.
10/28/10 3:26am
Students and local politicians gathered on a wet College Green Wednesday for the Get Out the LGBTQA Vote Rally, encouraging people to vote for allies of the LGBT community.
10/27/10 4:45am
Students that have grown weary of an election season dominated by witchcraft ads and Nazi costumes had an opportunity to witness something different — a substantive debate on economic policy.
10/27/10 3:12am

Kenyan ambassador addresses country's new constitution

Elkanah Odembo, the Kenyan Ambassador to the United States, gave a public address Tuesday evening to discuss Kenya’s recent progress as well as its goals for the future.
10/25/10 3:44am

Dems target competitive suburban district

With only eight days remaining until the 2010 midterm elections, Penn Democrats dedicated their time Saturday to the close election in Pennsylvania’s nearby eighth congressional district.
10/22/10 5:30am
Members of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action critiqued arguments supporting gun control and encouraged students to support pro-gun candidates in the upcoming elections.
10/20/10 4:31am
Enough students attended the Tuesday-evening event “Israel and Palestine: The Search for Solutions,” to fill up a lecture hall in Cohen Hall.
10/18/10 6:05am

PLTV, Penn Democrats register 1,300 new voters

Political student groups registered 1,341 students to vote in the upcoming midterms. At just 180 short of the 1,521 student voters in 2006, the numbers suggest potential for high voter turnout.
10/14/10 3:44am

Teach-in keeps DREAM Act alive

In an effort to raise campus awareness of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, which failed to pass last month, Chicano culture group MEChA held a teach-in Wednesday afternoon on College Green.
10/14/10 2:46am

Colbert rally aims to 'Keep Fear Alive'

The host of 'The Colbert Report' — a satirical news show — is holding the 'March to Keep Fear Alive,' a rally taking place on October 30 at the National Mall in Washington, DC.
10/07/10 4:40am

Penn's Tea Party hosts ex-governor candidate Robert Mansfield

Former Pa. gubernatorial candidate Robert Mansfield spoke Wednesday night to Penn’s branch of the Tea Party about his political journey toward the conservative grassroots movement.
10/05/10 4:51am
Now that registration for the Nov. 2 midterm elections is over, Penn’s political groups will shift gears to focus on voter turnout among both students and area residents.
10/04/10 4:36am

Groups make last effort to register voters

With a Pennsylvania voter registration deadline of midnight tonight student political groups spent the weekend adding as many students as possible to the state’s voter rolls.
10/04/10 3:47am

Penn Dems canvass in Philadelphia suburbs

Volunteers from the Penn Democrats went door to door in Swarthmore, Pa., on Saturday on behalf of Bryan Lentz, the Democratic candidate in Pennsylvania’s seventh congressional district — a key area of Pennsylvania for statewide candidates.
10/01/10 3:35am
Graduate student Dan Chinburg was once a full-time intern for the Democratic Committee in Montgomery County. Now he’s an active member of the Philadelphia Tea Party Patriots.
09/30/10 3:38am

Mobilizing the student vote

With less than five days remaining until the Oct. 4 voter registration deadline, student political leaders at Penn are making a final push to swell the voter rolls at polling locations across campus.