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11/27/12 8:44pm

Time running out for Pennsylvania health care exchange decision

States still debating whether to set up their own health-exchange market or let the federal government do it received a one-month extension on Nov. 14 with a Dec. 14 deadline.
11/19/12 6:12pm

HUP adjusts to implementation of Affordable Care Act

According to Daniel Polsky, Perelman School of Medicine and health care management professor, the ACA will impact how hospitals operate.
11/12/12 9:51pm

Politics-based classes have to re-focus after election

In the wake of last week’s election, several politics-focused courses at Penn are approaching the rest of the semester in slightly new ways.
11/07/12 3:39pm

City's top election official ousted from position

Republican Al Schmidt and Democrat Anthony Clark, who has had building tension with Singer in the past few months, voted to remove her as chair and make themselves co-chairs.
11/06/12 8:49pm

Alum loses Congressional race

1999 College graduate Adam Cook’s run for Congress has come to an end.
11/06/12 1:23am
With public education being an issue that could potentially be influenced by the election, members of the Penn community came together Monday to discuss the future of the city’s school system.
11/06/12 1:08am

Excited first time voters head to polls

Two years ago, freshmen and sophomores stood in high school watching the nation decide the fate of U.S. politics. This year, they get to be a part of it. Many first time voters are excited to vote either in their home states or here in Pennsylvania.
11/05/12 11:10pm

Voter ID ads still cause controversy

Although not in effect for this election, Pennsylvania’s voter identification law could still cause confusion at the polls. Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson handed down an injunction on the voter ID law on Oct.
11/05/12 10:08pm

Penn gears up for Election Day 2012

There’s a lot to get done between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on election day. The Penn community is determined not to waste any of these hours. Political groups on campus are making a final push in campaigning for their parties and get-out-the-vote efforts.
11/05/12 9:49pm

Youth voter turnout expected to be high

While the youth voter turnout may not reach the recent high set in 2008, many experts are still expecting a large number of young people to show up at the polls Tuesday.
11/05/12 9:16pm
Participants in Penn’s Washington Semester Program have spent this fall “studying abroad” in Washington, D.C. However, while these students have found themselves at the center of the nation’s political scene, many feel that the last few months in D.C. have been surprisingly calm.
11/05/12 9:00pm
Later Tuesday night, Adam Cook will find out whether he has earned a seat among the nation’s powerful lawmakers. Cook, a 1999 College graduate, is running to represent Virginia’s First District in the House of Representatives.
11/05/12 8:52pm

Both candidates focus on PA in final stretch

Both presidential campaigns have put Pennsylvania back on the map in the final stretch of the election. The campaigns are courting Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes with advertisement buys and campaign stops by candidates and high-profile surrogates.
11/05/12 8:46pm

Clinton urges students to vote in front of packed Palestra

A crowd of 9,300 students and Philadelphia residents waited in a line that wrapped up around Franklin Field and stretched onto the South Street bridge. VIDEO: Bill Clinton at the Palestra PHOTO GALLERY: Bill Clinton at Penn
11/01/12 1:14am
Despite close numbers between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney nationally, likely voters at Penn have self-identified as 55.0 percent Democrat, according to a poll conducted by The Daily Pennsylvanian.
10/31/12 12:30am
The former Pennsylvania representative and 1963 College graduate currently co-teaches the “Conventions, Debates and Campaigns” class at the Fels Institute of Government.
10/31/12 12:24am

Political Action Week brings election events to campus

PoCo, an umbrella group of 10 member organizations, originally scheduled the week to start on Monday, but all of that night’s and Tuesday’s events were canceled or rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy. The week now includes 10 events that aim to discuss key policy issues in this year’s presidential election.
10/24/12 12:02am
Even though she has been present for many moments in history, covering campaigns will always be Mitchell’s favorite.
10/16/12 9:37pm
A crowd of about 1,200 attended Specter’s funeral at the Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley, Pa. on Oct. 16. The five-term Pa. senator, Penn Law professor and 1951 College graduate died Sunday of complications from non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. He was 82.
10/15/12 9:49pm
Conservative organizations are making extra efforts to target young voters this cycle.