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Politics

12/03/10 2:36am
College sophomores Isabel Friedman and Jake Shuster will take charge of the Penn Democrats as president and vice president, respectively. Having been elected Wednesday, they discussed their plans for the group with The DP.
11/24/10 4:53am

E-bullying in national spotlight

A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives would require universities that receive federal funding to prohibit harassment based on a student’s sexual orientation.
11/19/10 5:18am

Obama taps alum as U.N. rep

Penn alumnus Joe Torsella, an active figure in Pennsylvania government and politics, was named to a position in President Barack Obama’s administration on Monday.
11/18/10 6:20am

Jewish voters not singular bloc

As in past election cycles, Democratic candidates won a majority of the Jewish vote in the midterm elections, but the complete story of the Jewish vote is far more complex.
11/17/10 5:07am

Gov’t funding may take hit

For Penn, millions of dollars are potentially at risk with the change in political power in Harrisburg, Pa., and Washington, D.C., next year after the midterm elections.
11/16/10 5:10am
Philadelphia’s upcoming mayoral election will be the focus of efforts by Penn Democrats, Penn College Republicans and the Penn Tea Party.
11/12/10 9:07am

Analysts split on Tea Party effect

While Republicans scored a number of big wins across the country last week, netting one of the largest seat gains in Congress in half a century, Tea Party-backed candidates for Senate produced a far more mixed record.
11/10/10 5:05am
Yesterday, professors John DiIulio, Jr., Neil Malhotra and John Lapinski, all of whom teach political science, gathered as a panel to explain the results of the recent elections and forecast the future of U.S. politics for students and faculty.
11/10/10 4:22am

Pa. set for redistricting next year

The midterms were a major success for the national Republican Party, but the full results also reveal an additional Republican victory that will impact Pennsylvania for the next decade.
11/08/10 2:25am

Loss of alums in government raises funding concerns

With two Penn alumni slated to leave office, there is growing concern among administrators over the possible loss of federal and statewide funds for research.
11/05/10 5:20am
Sharif Abdel Kouddous, senior producer for Democracy Now!, is mad at the corporate media. He spoke to a small crowd Thursday night about the importance of independent media.
11/04/10 5:31am

Slight drop in youth turnout

The major races in Pennsylvania have been decided, and while statewide turnout is down compared to the 2006 midterm election, the results at Penn reveal a more complex story.
11/03/10 6:33am
The races to replace Sen. Arlen Specter and Gov. Ed Rendell are over, and as results came in, supporters of Senate nominee Joe Sestak had one word for their feelings: disappointment.
11/02/10 5:47am
At one of the last Democratic rallies this election season, Michelle Obama spoke to a crowd of 3,500 Penn students and community members about the stakes of tomorrow’s midterm election.
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.