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Politics

12/03/09 5:36am

Behind the scenes with Jon Stewart

Professor Gail Shister took her class to The Daily Show in New York City on Tuesday as a part of her “Television Criticism” writing seminar.
12/03/09 4:32am

New Penn Dems leaders hope to harness energy of '08

College sophomore Emma Ellman-Golan and Wharton junior Liz Celata will take the helm of Penn Democrats, hoping to increase excitement among students for the upcoming gubernatorial and senatorial elections.
12/01/09 5:54am

Hart gauges public views on Obama, Congress

Peter Hart's Annenberg study, to be aired on C-SPAN, sought to elicit qualitative feedback on the new administration’s progress thus far.
11/24/09 4:46am

Biden offers positive economic outlook

Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the Committee of Seventy’s annual breakfast yesterday at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue.
11/19/09 2:46am

Phila. has spent just 0.5% of its stimulus funds

Nine months have passed since President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, but Philadelphia has spent less than $800,000 of its allotted stimulus money.
11/17/09 5:28am

Army Chief of Staff Casey reviews resiliency training sessions

Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey reviewed the first Master Resilience Training class of 150 non-commissioned officers Monday.
11/17/09 3:27am

Rendell says economy is key in next elections

It’s the economy, stupid.
11/12/09 3:07am

Kennedy speechwriter Sorensen discusses new book

Ted Sorensen, special counsel and principal speechwriter to former President John F. Kennedy, spoke Wednesday afternoon at the Penn Bookstore about his new book.
11/06/09 5:28am
Last night, healthcare experts voiced their thoughts on the need for reform and the possible effects of changes to the system.
11/06/09 5:00am

IDF general offers Penn a 'wake-up call'

Last night, Israeli Defense Forces Brigadier General Effi Eitam offered the Penn community a “wake-up call.”
11/05/09 6:07am

A closer look at grassroots organizing

Melissa Harris-Lacewell, associate professor of Politics and African American Studies at Princeton University, discussed the roles that race and youth grassroots organizing played in the election in Claudia Cohen Hall last night.
11/04/09 4:58am
The long lines of students waiting to vote on Election Day last year were nowhere to be seen during yesterday’s municipal election.
11/03/09 3:40am

Pennsylvanians go to the polls Tuesday

The highest-profile race in the election is the contest for district attorney between Democrat Seth Williams and Republican Michael Untermeyer.
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.