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Politics

09/23/10 2:16am

Howard Dean fundraises for Pennsylvania Democratic midterm candidates

Howard Dean, a former governor of Vermont, held a fundraising event at the home of a Pennsylvania state senator on Wednesday for the Democratic candidates in Pennsylvania’s sixth and seventh congressional districts — Manan Trivedi and Bryan Lentz, respectively.
09/22/10 5:16am

Young Republicans may be more excited in 2010

A recent poll suggests that, contrary to popular belief, young Republicans may be more enthusiastic than their Democratic peers — at least in the upcoming midterm elections.
09/22/10 3:51am

DREAM act fails to pass

Though student activists at Penn were disappointed that the Development, Relief and Education for Minor Aliens Act’s passage failed to pass Congress, they say they will continue to campaign.
09/21/10 4:47am

Six months later, health care a liability for Democrats

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has become a heated issue between Republicans, who attack those who supported the bill, and Democrats, who wish to not be viewed as big spenders in a recession.
09/21/10 3:07am

Students seek answers from politicians on 10Questions.com

10Questions.com, a website designed to promote voter-candidate engagement, is offering voters the opportunity to submit questions to candidates in the gubernatorial, senatorial and selected congressional races across 11 states, including Pennsylvania.
09/20/10 5:04am

Obama to fundraise for Sestak today

U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak is holding a fundraiser at the Philadelphia Convention Center with President Barack Obama. The fundraiser marks the first time the two have appeared together since the primary, in which Obama endorsed Sestak’s opponent, Republican-turned-Democratic U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter.
09/20/10 1:22am

Penn Dems seek voter turnout in West Philadelphia

Looking to recreate the sizable spike in turnout in the 2008 election, Democrats on campus are making a new push to get out the vote in 2010.
09/15/10 4:15am

College Republicans plan involvement in Meehan race

In addition to laying out their objectives for the upcoming fall election, College Republicans hosted a member of Congressional candidate Patrick Meehan's campaign at Tuesday's meeting.
09/15/10 1:17am

Obama's 'Back-to-School Speech' aims to motivate students

In his second-annual “Back-to-School Speech” in Philadelphia on Tuesday, President Obama got a group of middle- and high-school students excited about the beginning of school.
09/14/10 2:59am

Clinton delivers speech in Philadelphia supporting Onorato

Former President Bill Clinton joined Dan Onorato, the Democratic nominee for Governor of Pennsylvania, at a rally at 52nd and Chestnut streets on Monday.
09/13/10 5:28am

Bill Clinton to appear in West Philadelphia today

Former President Bill Clinton will appear at 52nd and Chestnut streets today at 11 a.m. in support of Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Dan Onorato.
09/09/10 5:11am
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine kicked off the post-Labor Day election season in Houston Hall Wednesday afternoon.
09/01/10 7:15pm

NSO: more than parties for campus politicos

Taking advantage of the flood of new, wide-eyed freshmen arriving on campus, political groups at Penn are pushing for a higher voter registration rate in preparation for the midterm elections this November.
08/05/10 4:02am
Many of Bill and Hilary Clinton’s donors stayed home this weekend, while a professor at Penn’s Fels Institute of Government sat in the front row of the Rhinebeck, New York wedding.
07/08/10 3:35am

Kagan draws student interest

REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK — A look at the student presence on Capitol Hill during Kagan's confirmation hearings.
06/03/10 2:28am

PennDems weigh in on Sestak's job offer

Weeks after his victory over incumbent Senator Arlen Specter, U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak is facing questions regarding a statement he made that the White House had offered him a job in exchange for dropping out of the Pennsylvania primary.
05/27/10 4:17am
Now the Pennsylvania voters now know who will be on the Senate ballot in November Penn students offered a variety of explanations for Sestak’s victory.
05/27/10 4:03am

Factcheck.org wins two Webby Awards

The watchdog site took both the Webby and People’s Voice Awards in the politics category.
05/19/10 3:16am

Sestak wins Democratic primary

U.S. Representative Joe Sestak defeated incumbent Senator Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary Tuesday.
05/14/10 2:10am
A graphic of the important information for voting in the Pennsylvania primary on May 18.