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Politics

11/02/09 3:03am

Penn Dems canvass for N.J. Gov. Corzine, Bucks DA candidate Asplen

A total of 13 Penn Dems members canvassed on Saturday for the reelection of New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine and on Sunday for the election of Chris Asplen for Bucks County District Attorney.
10/29/09 4:33am
In an effort to educate students, the Penn Democrats and College Republicans debated about healthcare reform and Afghanistan.
10/27/09 3:09am

Marc Stier demystifies healthcare reform for students

Despite a low turnout, Health Care for America Now Pennsylvania State Director Marc Stier fired up the Penn students at a healthcare rally last night.
10/26/09 4:23am
The Penn Dems are hosting a series of events to increase student understanding of the debate on health care reform.
10/22/09 2:51am

With Obama, a new phase of anti-abortion activism

Susan Freitsche, senior staff attorney at the Women’s Law Project, and other experts discussed this issue and its repercussions in a conference entitled, “Abortion and Reproductive Rights in the Era of Obama” at the Penn Law School last night.
10/21/09 11:35pm
Penn’s state funding was slashed by almost $12 million, or 25.6 percent, in the budget approved by Gov. Edward Rendell earlier this month.
10/14/09 3:01am

Candidates gear up for 2010 races

Former Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s stop in Philadelphia drew attention to the 2010 gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races.
10/14/09 2:13am
Despite his history of social activism and upcoming California gubernatorial campaign, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom told a crowd of Penn students yesterday that he is “the most unlikely guy to be sitting here in front of you.”
10/13/09 11:50pm
Romney emphasized the Republican Senate candidate's focus on limiting spending and creating jobs.
10/12/09 11:10pm

Lawrence Summers to speak in Irvine

Today, the economy is perhaps the most prevalent issue on people’s minds — and on Oct. 22, the Penn community can hear about the government’s economic policy firsthand.
10/12/09 1:01am
Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell approved a $27.799-billion budget on Friday, 101 days after the June 30 deadline. Pennsylvania was the last state to pass its budget.
10/11/09 9:11pm
Sen. Arlen Specter emphasized his ideological ties to President Barack Obama at a town hall meeting held at Houston Hall on Friday. Specter is up for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2010.
10/08/09 3:17am
Former 9/11 Commission Chairman Tom Kean advocated a return to this Congressional unity yesterday afternoon as he spoke to the Communications and Congress class taught by Annenberg School for Communication professor Alvin Felzenberg.
10/06/09 4:27am

Grad student speaks at Senate

Sixth-year Annenberg doctoral student Jessica Taylor Piotrowski spoke about financial aid yesterday at a U.S. Senate committee hearing on the expansion of Pell Grants.
10/05/09 4:22am

Low interest for Nov. election

Many campus groups have stepped down registration efforts for the Nov. 3 municipal primary because it is an off-year election.
09/24/09 2:15am
Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell and state lawmakers' proposal to raise $100 million in revenue by taxing arts and cultural institutions is being met with heavy criticism in Philadelphia.
09/21/09 9:23pm
Nearly three months after the legal deadline, Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell and legislative leaders have reached an agreement to balance the budget.
09/21/09 1:01am

Pa. Senate vote on budget saves city services

Just when it seemed that the city would be forced to lay off 3,000 employees and cut many essential services, the state legislature passed House Bill 1828 yesterday to prevent Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter from implementing his Plan C, or "doomsday," proposal.
09/18/09 6:22pm

Pa. Senate vote on budget saves city services

Just when it seemed that the city would be forced to lay off 3,000 employees and cut many essential services, the state legislature passed House Bill 1828 yesterday to prevent Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter from implementing his Plan C, or "doomsday," proposal.
09/18/09 6:21pm

House expands student aid

The House of Representatives voted 253 to 171 yesterday to expand the amount of federal aid to expand the amount of federal aid to students by ending subsidies to private lenders.