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Politics

09/26/11 11:51pm

Emma Ellman-Golan | A less democratic distribution

The Republicans’ sinister motivations for electoral redistribution are blatantly obvious, but there are also a number of reasons why this proposed system would be devastating for Pennsylvania.
09/18/11 10:53pm
On Monday night during the Tampa GOP debate, Michele Bachmann, a Minnesota Congresswoman, attacked Texas Governor Rick Perry for his use of an executive mandate for all 11- and 12-year-old girls in the state to receive the Human papillomavirus vaccine, Gardasil.
09/15/11 11:40pm

Federal spending cuts to research feared by Penn administrators

Of the many aspects of government spending up for debate in the current 2012 fiscal year budget negotiations, the continued funding for grant-giving organizations such as the National Institute of Health and the National Science Foundation could be cut — a concerning prospect for Penn administrators.
09/13/11 11:20pm

Obama plans $447B stimulus to create jobs

The future is uncertain for President Barack Obama’s newly proposed American Jobs Act, a half-trillion-dollar piece of legislation that aims to jumpstart the economy and lower the 9.1 percent unemployment rate.
09/09/11 12:07am
Nearly a year after 2010 Graduate School of Education graduate Daniel Chinburg started Penn’s Tea Party branch, the movement died as quickly as it came.
09/07/11 12:06am

Philadelphians draw their own district maps

City Council members have until Sept. 9 to come up with a district map of Philadelphia. This year, five Philadelphia groups collaborated to create FixPhillyDistricts.com, a website where citizens can log on and redraw the district map for themselves.
08/04/11 3:22am

Student establishes first youth-led statewide LGBT organization

2011 College graduate and incoming Penn Design student Jason Goodman has established the first youth-run statewide LGBT organization in the country.
07/28/11 4:34am

Debt deals spare Pell Grant program

The Pell Grant program, which is on the chopping block as lawmakers look to make spending cuts to resolve the ongoing debt ceiling crisis, may remain intact.
07/28/11 4:22am
With a mission to “make politics more simple,” two Penn graduate students are creating a startup that helps voters discover candidates who hold political views in line with their own.
07/21/11 4:55am
The Public Policy Polling firm has found that President Barack Obama's statewide approval rating is at 46 percent.
07/07/11 4:27am

Pennsylvania budget cuts hit public universities

Although Gov. Tom Corbett fulfilled his promise not to raise any taxes, he reduced funding for social services, including higher education.
07/07/11 4:19am

New York votes to legalize same-sex marriage

Gay marriage, which will be legal in six states and Washington, D.C., is illegal in Pa. and unlikely to become legal anytime soon.
07/07/11 4:17am
Obama held two Democratic National Committee fundraising events in Philadelphia, one at the Hyatt Hotel at the Bellevue and one at the home of 1981 Penn Law graduate and Comcast Corporation Executive Vice President David Cohen
06/21/11 11:00pm
Speaking from Liberty Park in Jersey City, N.J., 1987 College grad and former Ambassador to China Jon M. Huntsman Jr. announced his presidential campaign for the 2012 election.
06/16/11 4:27am

Huntsman joins the presidential race

1987 College graduate Jon Huntsman Jr. will announce his candidacy for the 2012 presidential elections on June 21 in front of the Statue of Liberty.
06/09/11 3:31am

Santorum launches presidential bid

Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator, has been the object of many Penn student protests.
05/19/11 4:39pm

Few Penn students vote in Philly primaries

Penn mirrored a city-wide trend of low voter turnout in this year's municipal primary elections on May 17.
05/18/11 12:04am

Penn grad Donald Trump will not run for President in 2012

1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump announced that he will not run in next year's presidential election.
05/12/11 9:22pm

Newt Gingrich will run for president in 2012

Controversy arose when former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich spoke at Penn earlier this year.
05/12/11 6:57pm

Summer Pell Grant cuts unlikely to affect Penn students

Though budget cuts that the United States Congress passed last month went into effect for the 2011 fiscal year, one of its main education-related cuts won’t affect students studying at Penn this summer.