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Politics

01/26/12 11:05pm

Polling locations could sway votes, study finds

According to a study published last week by a team of Baylor University psychologists, common polling locations such as churches could trigger unconscious voter bias. MAP: Polling locations and voter bias
01/25/12 1:39am
The event, sponsored by both the Penn Democrats and College Republicans, gave students of varying political views the opportunity to watch President Barack Obama’s address, followed by informal discussion.
01/23/12 9:19pm

Pennsylvania implements new test for food stamp eligibility

With the new test, people under the age of 60 who own more than $2,000 in certain kinds of assets and people over 60 who own more than $3,250 will no longer be eligible to receive food stamps.
01/16/12 11:20pm

A humbled Huntsman bows out of race

It was with humility that Huntsman bowed out of the race yesterday. “Mary Kaye and I are equally humbled and amazed at the outpouring of support we’ve received,” he wrote on his campaign website. INTERACTIVE: Timeline of Jon Huntsman Jr.‘s campaign
01/16/12 11:19pm
Wharton junior Laura Brown, a Daily Pennsylvanian staff member, was recently elected president of College Republicans.
01/12/12 8:03pm

FactCheck aims to keep politicians honest

The nonpartisan, nonprofit organization — a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center established in 1993 — is attempting to reduce the level of deception in the American political system, one dishonest claim at a time.
12/04/11 8:21pm

President's aide leaves White House for Wharton

Reggie Love, who for the last five years has served as a special assistant and personal aide to President Barack Obama, is currently a first-year Wharton MBA candidate.
11/08/11 12:53am

Election day arrives in Philadelphia

Today, Penn students registered to vote in Philadelphia will have a chance to have a say in the future of the city. For some, the decisions they make on election day will out last their time at Penn. INTERACTIVE: Who’s running in Philadelphia?
11/06/11 10:30pm

Former Nixon advisor tells students to consider public sector jobs

Richard Nathan, the assistant director of the United States Office of Management and Budget during President Nixon’s time in office, joined students to speak about the key to succeeding in politics and other careers.
11/01/11 12:24am

Cantor, after canceling at Penn, speaks at other universities

Although protesters were enough for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) to cancel his speech at Huntsman, he went on to give income-equality speeches at other universities amidst protesting crowds.
10/30/11 11:10pm
Today, I’ve decided to come out of the closet. I’m not coming out as a gay man, no. I’m referring to the other kind of closet — the conservative closet.
10/20/11 8:53pm

Gaddafi era ends as dictator killed

After a long and tireless effort since the start of his overthrow in August, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi of Libya is dead.
10/03/11 9:49pm

New state legislation may bar students from voting

A bill that would require voter photo identification in the 2012 election is being debated by the Pennsylvania State Legislature.
09/28/11 12:27am

Pennsylvania Republicans propose controversial changes to presidential voting system

If the proposal is adopted, Pennsylvania electoral votes will be given to candidates based on congressional districts rather than the state’s current “winner-take-all” approach.
09/26/11 11:51pm

Emma Ellman-Golan | A less democratic distribution

The Republicans’ sinister motivations for electoral redistribution are blatantly obvious, but there are also a number of reasons why this proposed system would be devastating for Pennsylvania.
09/18/11 10:53pm
On Monday night during the Tampa GOP debate, Michele Bachmann, a Minnesota Congresswoman, attacked Texas Governor Rick Perry for his use of an executive mandate for all 11- and 12-year-old girls in the state to receive the Human papillomavirus vaccine, Gardasil.
09/15/11 11:40pm

Federal spending cuts to research feared by Penn administrators

Of the many aspects of government spending up for debate in the current 2012 fiscal year budget negotiations, the continued funding for grant-giving organizations such as the National Institute of Health and the National Science Foundation could be cut — a concerning prospect for Penn administrators.
09/13/11 11:20pm

Obama plans $447B stimulus to create jobs

The future is uncertain for President Barack Obama’s newly proposed American Jobs Act, a half-trillion-dollar piece of legislation that aims to jumpstart the economy and lower the 9.1 percent unemployment rate.
09/09/11 12:07am
Nearly a year after 2010 Graduate School of Education graduate Daniel Chinburg started Penn’s Tea Party branch, the movement died as quickly as it came.
09/07/11 12:06am

Philadelphians draw their own district maps

City Council members have until Sept. 9 to come up with a district map of Philadelphia. This year, five Philadelphia groups collaborated to create FixPhillyDistricts.com, a website where citizens can log on and redraw the district map for themselves.