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Politics

03/19/14 8:25pm
Even though 1984 Law School graduate John Hanger withdrew from the Democratic gubernatorial primary last week, he believes that his campaign's message had a lasting impact on the dialogue between the candidates.
03/13/14 12:56pm

Alum withdraws from Pa. governor race

Former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and 1984 Law School graduate John Hanger announced Thursday that he would no longer be pursuing the Democratic Party’s nomination for governor.
03/03/14 3:52pm
Only four of 20 seats on the Democratic ward committee - a political group which represents the party on a local level - near Penn are currently filled, and none of them are held by Penn students or faculty.
02/11/14 8:43pm

Philadelphia Police headquarters may move to West Phila.

The proposed plan would place the headquarters at 46th and Market streets.
02/11/14 7:33pm
Two Penn alumni have raised over $1 million each in Pennsylvania's Democratic gubernatorial primary election.
02/09/14 5:10pm

Penn Ukrainians see unity emerging from protests

The DP has reached out to several Ukrainian student and faculty members in order to listen to their thoughts on the crisis currently affecting their homeland.
02/06/14 10:20pm
Biden showed strong support for the new Amtrak locomotive as the engine of technological, environmental and economical progress.
02/04/14 10:07pm

Corbett budget proposes stable funding for Penn Vet

The Republican governor proposed $28 million for Penn Vet in his budget, which will have to pass the Republican-held legislature before it is finalized.
02/03/14 6:23pm
Vice President Biden will be giving a speech this Thursday in an event meant to highlight infrastructure investments.
02/02/14 7:30pm
Hanger is a democrat, Penn Law alum and former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
01/28/14 8:44pm
With over $600,000 spent on lobbying in 2013, Penn lobbies more any other school in the Ivy League.
01/27/14 8:13pm

Questioning enrollment at Penn-funded school

Pastor Kevin R. Johnson has been accused of using political influences to get his kids into Penn Alexander School, despite living outside the school’s catchment zone.
01/26/14 3:11pm
A Wharton graduate and Operation Desert Storm veteran says he’s running for Congress.
01/22/14 6:35pm
The Presidential Commission on Election Administration suggests measures to streamline voting processes and increase election efficiency.
01/20/14 4:02pm

Law requiring photo ID to vote has been overturned

Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard L. McGinley issued a permanent injunction Friday that bars the enforcement of a law requiring Pennsylvania residents to produce photo identification in order to vote.
01/17/14 6:16pm

Congress restores $1 billion in NIH funds

While the $1.1 trillion spending package signed into law by President Barack Obama Friday evening is a step in the right direction for Penn research, it will not solve all the problems caused by sequestration.
01/14/14 6:25pm

Formerly homeless Penn law student seeks public office

Dafan Zhang, an immigrant from China, went from being homeless to running for public office as a state representative for Delaware County.
12/08/13 7:50pm
Wharton junior Amiyr Jackson was elected president of Penn Democrats on Dec. 4. The Daily Pennsylvanian sat down with the new Penn Dems president to discuss his goals for the coming year.
12/05/13 9:50pm

SLAP performs flash mob in McDonald's

SLAP performed a flash mob to the tune of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” to support fast food strikes across the country.
12/05/13 7:55pm

Poll reports falling support for Corbett

Corbett is behind every major Democratic candidate by double digits in the upcoming gubernatorial election.