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Politics

01/26/10 6:39am
Penn students from all over the country have received Philadelphia jury duty summons as a result of registering to vote in Pennsylvania for the 2008 presidential election.
01/26/10 5:01am
Pennsylvania’s Senate primary may not be until May 18, but Democratic candidate Joe Sestak isn’t wasting any time getting his message out to students.
01/20/10 5:42am
One year ago today, Penn students packed into Houston Hall and huddled in the cold on the National Mall to watch Barack Obama’s inauguration as the 44th President of the United States.
01/20/10 3:50am

Preserving the majority: Penn Dems try to fill Kennedy's vacant Senate seat with one of their own

Monday night, Penn Dems made the most of campaigning technology to support Democrat Martha Coakley in a special election to fill the late Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy’s seat. With 89 percent of ballots counted, Brown receieved 52 percent of the vote to Coakley’s 47 percent, according to CNN.
01/19/10 6:09am
Last week Penn for Palestine held a memorial for the lives lost in the conflict with Israel in Gaza last winter, and reactions within the Penn community were mixed.
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.