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Politics

05/13/10 11:52pm

Democratic Senate race tightens in Pennsylvania

With just days to go before next Tuesday’s primary, U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) and U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) are tied for the Democratic Senate nomination.
05/01/10 3:19am

Sestak addresses local business, Penn tensions with West Phila.

One day before his first debate with incumbent U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter in the Pa. Senate primaries, U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak reached out to West Philadelphia residents through a rally at 40th and Walnut streets Friday.
04/29/10 12:04am

Greeks lobby in D.C. for tax-free donations to houses

Alpha Epsilon Pi President and College junior Dave Dobkin traveled to Washington, D.C., with 100 other fraternity and sorority members to lobby for the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act (CHIA).
04/29/10 12:04am

With finals occupying peers, student groups campaign in West Philadelphia

With the May 18 Democratic primary election less than a month away and a close race between U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak and incumbent U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, student groups are starting to shift campaign efforts off campus.
04/26/10 12:37am

Student hopes to bring Tea Party to Penn

Master of Science in Education student Dan Chinburg's motivation for bringing the movement to Penn is to “enhance the diversity of opinion” on campus, as well as to expose students to “alternate views … that are very foreign to their experiences.”
04/25/10 11:43pm

Dog ownership affects voter preferences, study finds

Annenberg professor found that dog ownership exerted a “small but significant” effect on voters’ opinions of each candidate.
04/22/10 4:58am
Editor of The New Yorker David Remnick spoke Wednesday at the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Distinguished Lecture in Communication on “The Joshua Generation: Race and the Campaign of Barack Obama.”
04/20/10 3:05am
Former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton offered critiques of President Obama’s positions on American exceptionalism, Afghanistan and Iran.
04/16/10 1:22am

Philadelphia Tea Party protests Tax Day

The Tea Party Patriots, Inc., was created last year with the values of promoting “fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free markets,” according to its mission statement.
04/15/10 1:16am
The primary allows voters to choose their party’s nominee for a number of state and federal positions. This year, it includes the contested Democratic Senate race between incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter and U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, who represents Pennsylvania’s 7th District.
04/14/10 5:28am
It’s not everyday that Penn President Amy Gutmann sits down with three of Penn’s leading professors and two of America’s most influential political experts.
04/12/10 11:50pm

Students to lobby for Israel in capital

Penn Israel Coalition organized a trip to the nation’s capital to speak to legislators and advocate for issues related to Israel.
04/08/10 3:29am
At a rally Wednesday night in the Lower Quad hosted by seven different student and faculty groups, Mayor Nutter urged all Penn students to complete their census forms, both for the good of Penn and the city as a whole.
04/07/10 3:54am
Throughout the week, Penn is campaigning for students who live both on and off campus to fill out and submit their census forms. Census forms are due nationwide on May 14.
04/06/10 5:21am

*Specter switches parties again

Experts say Specter, formerly a Democrat — and formerly a former Republican ­— made the switch because he faced a tough primary against his opponent, U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.).
04/05/10 12:57am

Students successfully lobby for labor rights

On April 1, Aramark and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers released a joint statement proclaiming an agreement that outlines better wages and improved working conditions for Florida tomato field workers.
04/05/10 12:23am

Political climate may affect students' desire to study in D.C.

Although Penn’s Washington Semester Program has been offered every semester since 1994, the political climate in the nation’s capital may affect students’ motivations for enrolling in the program.
04/02/10 5:50am
Despite the huge amount of media and legislative drama surrounding health care reform, most Penn students know little about the specifics of the bill that the president signed this week.
04/02/10 5:06am

Federalists strive for two-sided debate

Though the group has connections to United Nations officials and Supreme Court justices, few outside of the Law School know about Penn’s Federalist Society.
04/02/10 3:47am
As the first Iraq War veteran to serve in Congress, Murphy explained that he is leading the charge for repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell this year, a policy that he views not as a “peripheral issue” but central to U.S. national security.