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Politics

02/14/11 4:38am

Egyptian protest was ‘a revolution’

Friday’s announcement that former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak will step down was met with jubilation that spread from Cairo’s Tahrir Square to Penn's campus.
02/11/11 4:23am
At the Penn Bookstore, Mary Frances Berry discussed her new book about the stories behind Obama’s words as he progressed from the campaign to the presidency.
02/10/11 4:04am

Students respond to proposed abortion bill

Republicans have retracted a controversial proposal to redefine rape for the purposes of limiting federal funding for abortions, but they have brought other contentious issues to the podium, such as the Protect Life Act.
02/04/11 3:45am

Obama aims for affordable higher education

Penn has expressed support for the goals the president outlined in his State of the Union address, which include increasing enabling lower-income students to attend college.
02/03/11 8:08am

Students split over controversial documentary on Iran

Iranium — a documentary about Iran’s nuclear power program — premiered at the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology on Wednesday night.
02/01/11 6:11am

Internet shutdown doesn't deter protesters

Following widespread protests on January 25, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak instituted internet censorship in an attempt to curb protesting.
02/01/11 6:04am
The reverberations of the Egypt protests against President Hosni Mubarak’s nearly 30-year-old regime have been felt a world away, here on campus.
01/31/11 11:33pm
Professors at Penn are split over whether 1987 Penn alumnus Jon Huntsman’s resignation indicates plans for a Republican presidential run in 2012.
01/26/11 7:12am

Students weigh in on Obama

As President Barack Obama headed into his second State of the Union, political talk centered around his first two years and his imminent campaign for re-election.
01/20/11 2:59am

Ariz. shooting raises concerns over politicians' safety

In response to the shooting, Rep. Bob Brady (D-Pa.) announced he would introduce legislation to make it a federal crime to threaten congressmen and their staff while they are on official duty.
01/19/11 2:13am

Alum leads Giffords' recovery

Michael Lemole, a 1995 School of Medicine alumnus, is one of three primary doctors for the congresswoman who was shot in the head outside a Tucson, Ariz., supermarket on Jan. 8.
01/14/11 5:53am

Palin comment upsets Jewish groups

A statement issued by former Alaska governor Sarah Palin in response to criticism levied at her included the term "blood libel," angering Jewish organizations across the nation.
01/13/11 3:36am
According to a Jan. 1 Newsweek article, Penn alumnus and United States Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, Jr. might be gearing up for a possible run at the 2012 presidency.
12/20/10 2:00pm

Senate repeals DADT but shatters DREAM

The U.S. Senate handed student activists mixed results this weekend, derailing the DREAM Act but putting an end to the ban on openly gay individuals serving in the military.
12/16/10 5:06am

Obama's panel on bioethics releases first report

A new report released Thursday from Obama's panel on bioethics, chaired by Penn President Amy Gutmann, is calling for more transparency and oversight of synthetic biology research.
12/15/10 8:09am

Obama taps former Penn President Rodin for advisory board

Judith Rodin, who served as Penn's president from 1994 to 2004, was appointed to the White House Council for Community Solutions on Monday.
12/13/10 1:08am

Tax cut compromise may benefit students

President Obama recently agreed to extend income tax cuts for all American citizens, as opposed to his former stance to extend benefits for all but the wealthiest two percent of Americans. The compromise — which will be presented to the Senate Monday — includes a plan for tuition spending as well.
12/12/10 11:51pm

New START treaty delayed in Senate

College Republicans and Penn Dems hold different views regarding the nuclear arms agreement signed by President Obama and Russian President Medvedev in April.
12/10/10 4:49am

DREAM Act derailed in Senate vote

The lame-duck Senate voted Thursday to delay a vote on the DREAM Act — a measure that aims to grant citizenship to immigrants who are not legal residents.
12/09/10 5:34am

House passes students’ DREAM

Student activists at Penn were encouraged by the passage of the DREAM Act in the House on Tuesday night. The Senate is expected to vote on the bill Thursday.