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Politics

02/01/10 5:19am

Two years into his term, Mayor Michael Nutter makes City Hall more accessible to College Hall

Despite the budget constraints that have eclipsed many of Nutter’s planned initiatives, Penn officials and political analysts say Nutter’s real accomplishment has been changing the tenor of university relationships, making City Hall much more accessible and open to College Hall.
01/29/10 4:40am

Supreme Court vote allows for more corporate campaign advertising

Individuals have always been able to create their own advertisements — provided they had the money to do so. Corporations and unions were barred from doing this. In a 5-4 vote, the court ruled that these restrictions were in violation of corporations’ and unions’ First Amendment rights.
01/28/10 6:34am
Students gathered at venues across campus to watch President Barack Obama's second State of the Union address.
01/28/10 6:02am
Wednesday evening, the Wharton Asia Club hosted a presentation by the highest ranking government representative from Hong Kong based in the United States, Commissioner Donald Tong.
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.