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Politics

11/05/12 11:10pm

Voter ID ads still cause controversy

Although not in effect for this election, Pennsylvania’s voter identification law could still cause confusion at the polls. Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson handed down an injunction on the voter ID law on Oct.
11/05/12 10:08pm

Penn gears up for Election Day 2012

There’s a lot to get done between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on election day. The Penn community is determined not to waste any of these hours. Political groups on campus are making a final push in campaigning for their parties and get-out-the-vote efforts.
11/05/12 9:49pm

Youth voter turnout expected to be high

While the youth voter turnout may not reach the recent high set in 2008, many experts are still expecting a large number of young people to show up at the polls Tuesday.
11/05/12 9:16pm
Participants in Penn’s Washington Semester Program have spent this fall “studying abroad” in Washington, D.C. However, while these students have found themselves at the center of the nation’s political scene, many feel that the last few months in D.C. have been surprisingly calm.
11/05/12 9:00pm
Later Tuesday night, Adam Cook will find out whether he has earned a seat among the nation’s powerful lawmakers. Cook, a 1999 College graduate, is running to represent Virginia’s First District in the House of Representatives.
11/05/12 8:52pm

Both candidates focus on PA in final stretch

Both presidential campaigns have put Pennsylvania back on the map in the final stretch of the election. The campaigns are courting Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes with advertisement buys and campaign stops by candidates and high-profile surrogates.
11/05/12 8:46pm

Clinton urges students to vote in front of packed Palestra

A crowd of 9,300 students and Philadelphia residents waited in a line that wrapped up around Franklin Field and stretched onto the South Street bridge. VIDEO: Bill Clinton at the Palestra PHOTO GALLERY: Bill Clinton at Penn
11/01/12 1:14am
Despite close numbers between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney nationally, likely voters at Penn have self-identified as 55.0 percent Democrat, according to a poll conducted by The Daily Pennsylvanian.
10/31/12 12:30am
The former Pennsylvania representative and 1963 College graduate currently co-teaches the “Conventions, Debates and Campaigns” class at the Fels Institute of Government.
10/31/12 12:24am

Political Action Week brings election events to campus

PoCo, an umbrella group of 10 member organizations, originally scheduled the week to start on Monday, but all of that night’s and Tuesday’s events were canceled or rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy. The week now includes 10 events that aim to discuss key policy issues in this year’s presidential election.
10/24/12 12:02am
Even though she has been present for many moments in history, covering campaigns will always be Mitchell’s favorite.
10/16/12 9:37pm
A crowd of about 1,200 attended Specter’s funeral at the Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley, Pa. on Oct. 16. The five-term Pa. senator, Penn Law professor and 1951 College graduate died Sunday of complications from non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. He was 82.
10/15/12 9:49pm
Conservative organizations are making extra efforts to target young voters this cycle.
10/14/12 2:25pm
Specter, a 1951 College graduate, is remembered for playing a key role in several Supreme Court nominations and for switching from a longtime Republican voice to a member of the Democratic party in 2009.
10/09/12 12:32am

PBS documentary 'Overdraft' explores U.S. debt situation

Last night in the Zellerbach Theatre, The Wharton School and the Penn Institute for Urban Research hosted a screening of Overdraft — a PBS documentary — which discusses the causes and dire consequences of the United States’ soaring national debt.
10/02/12 1:27pm

Pennsylvania judge strikes down Voter ID law

The much debated voter ID law in Pennsylvania will not go into effect for the Nov. 6 elections, just five weeks away.
10/02/12 12:37am

Bill Clinton campaigns for Kane in Philadelphia

Clinton stumped for Democratic Attorney General candidate Kathleen Kane at a fundraiser held at the Warwick Hotel at 220 South 17th Street. Ticket prices started at $100.
09/27/12 10:15pm

Philadelphia will not issue voter IDs for polls

In what’s being called a loophole in the law, the Montgomery and Allegheny county governments plan to allow voter IDs to be produced by organizations other than the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Driver’s License Centers.
09/27/12 12:08am

Student leads anti-bullying legislation

On Friday, state Rep. Dan Truitt (R-West Chester) introduced the Pennsylvania Safe Schools Act into the state legislature as House Bill 2636.
09/24/12 10:39pm

Penn surpasses other Ivy schools in political lobbying

In 2012, the University as a whole has so far spent $382,513 on the education industry throughout the first two lobbying quarters. The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania have spent $292,513, and the School of Medicine — which has its own government affairs office — has spent $90,000.