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Politics

11/13/14 10:55am

Obamacare architect's comments at Penn conference spur controversy

Penn was in the news this week after a controversial video at a University conference re-emerged featuring MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber, who helped draft the Affordable Care Act, saying the law only passed because of the "stupidity of the American voter." The video, which was posted on Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics website, showed Gruber addressing an audience at a health economics conference in October 2013.
11/13/14 2:54am
Pennsylvania Governor-elect Tom Wolf won by nearly 10 points in an election year while Republicans solidified their dominance in the House and Senate
11/13/14 2:37am
This year's State of School commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Student Committee on Undergraduate Education
11/12/14 2:42am
The new home of Penn's political science and economics departments is on track to be completed by January 2018, and as of now is almost halfway done being designed.
11/11/14 9:49pm
I hope that I will love my child the instant I know they are mine — as my parents felt with me. I will love an adopted child with the same deep, irrational and unconditional love my parents have given me. Just like my parents, I will then begin the lifelong process of getting to know who they really are, and loving them not just as my child, but as their own person.
11/11/14 3:02am
Polling locations at Penn saw a 23 percent decrease in the number of voters as compared to the last gubernatorial election, according to the most recent data available from the city. 
11/11/14 12:29am
¨I encourage everyone to become involved in the political process. I just remind Republicans that voting day is always on Wednesday,¨ Democrat assemblyman Raj Mukherji said at an on-campus event Monday.
11/05/14 1:35am
With a new Pennsylvania governor and the Republicans now controlling the Senate, the midterm elections on Tuesday significantly changed local and national political landscapes.
11/05/14 1:33am
Penn’s polling stations saw less than a third of voter turnout this election cycle 
11/04/14 3:59am
Map of today's polling places and list of resources to guide your vote
11/04/14 3:00am
This year's race for Pennsylvania State Senate and for the General Assembly in Penn's election district will see two Democratic incumbents facing off against two Republican challengers.
11/04/14 3:00am
In tomorrow’s election for the U.S. House of Representatives, voters will have a choice between Democratic incumbent Chaka Fattah and Republican opponent Armond James to represent Pennsylvania’s 2nd Congressional District.Both candidates ran unopposed in their respective party’s primary elections in May.
11/04/14 2:59am
Funding for education in Pennsylvania is an issue both Republican incumbent Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf took head on in their campaigns.
11/04/14 2:56am
As Pennsylvania voters flock to the polls today, they have a clear choice in affecting the direction of the state: Keep Republican Governor Tom Corbett in office, or replace him with Democratic challenger Tom Wolf.
11/03/14 10:46pm
Luckily, however, voters need not merely vote against the past four years. They can go to the polls and vote for the future. Tom Wolf, whom President Bill Clinton called “the best candidate for governor in America,” offers the chance for a new, progressive direction for Pennsylvania.
11/03/14 2:13am
President Obama joined in a Tom Wolf for Governor campaign rally on Sunday at Temple University in Philadelphia.
10/30/14 1:45am
If there's one thing for students to take away from Penn’s annual Political Action Week, it's to get involved early and often.
10/28/14 11:12pm
Non-monosexual people often face a similar issue of erasure. “Pansexuality doesn’t exist.” “It’s just a way to get attention.” “It is a stepping stone to ‘truly’ coming out.” These remarks, all of which I’ve heard, are ways of discrediting someone else’s sexual orientation, and their romantic and sexual attractions and experiences. Non-monosexual women are told we are catering to the male gaze, and non-monosexual men are told that they are “actually” gay and just haven’t fully come out yet. Both stereotypes are false and harmful.
10/23/14 2:25am

University prepares to lobby new state legislature for Penn Vet funding

As Election Day nears, Penn's state lobbyist isn't focusing as much on the governor's race as he is on convincing new state legislators why Penn Vet funding is so important.
10/14/14 2:06am
As Philadelphia prepares to decriminalize marijuana on October 20, 2014, students and staff at different universities agreed that this decision wouldn’t change anything about their individual policies on how they deal with marijuana.