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Politics

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.
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.”