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Politics

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.
12/04/13 7:36pm
A group including Penn affiliates has been meeting at the Annenberg Public Policy Center to evaluate current presidential debate logistics.
12/04/13 5:56pm
Officials from Yale University and New Haven toured local campuses and University City to see how the Philadelphia colleges encourage investment in their surrounding communities.
11/24/13 8:49pm
The Pennsylvania state government approved a plan that will give SEPTA $350 million per year for infrastructure improvements.
11/24/13 4:10pm

Rendell: Thanks, but no thanks, for mayoral return

Ed Rendell, the Philadelphia mayor-turned-Pennsylvania governor, has pushed back in recent weeks on rumors that he may throw his name into the 2015 mayoral race, saying that his candidacy is a long shot at best.
11/21/13 10:19pm

Civic House Associates Coalition hosts panel on food justice

The discussion, held as part of the Penn Political Coalition’s Political Action Week 2013, focused on food access and availability not only in Philadelphia but also in urban areas around the country.
11/17/13 9:14pm

Political Action Week to tap political passion

Week will sponsor events from Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s “Hot Chocolate on the Walk” to UPenn Women’s Political League’s screening of “Miss Representation.”
11/07/13 5:47pm
The Statesman aims to broaden discourse on campus to include right-leaning perspectives.
11/06/13 10:01pm
Sestak has made clear his intentions to run for Senate since earlier this year.
10/22/13 10:03pm

ICYMI: Pa. gubernatorial candidate Katie McGinty

The Daily Pennsylvanian takes a look at Pa. gubernatorial candidate Katie McGinty’s prior experiences and stance on current issues.
10/22/13 8:27pm

Penn profs running for Congress neck and neck in fundraising

Marjorie Margolies and Valerie Arkoosh, two Penn professors running in the primary for the 13th congressional district, reported similar campaign fundraising totals for the third quarter.
10/16/13 6:56pm

Congress reaches deal, but Penn hurt by shutdown

Both faculty and students are experiencing holdups in research projects because of the shutdown.
10/08/13 8:46pm

Corbett's insurance plan has unclear effects on Penn Med

The proposal comes as a response to the 2010 Affordable Care Act, which provides federal funding for state Medicaid expansion.
10/04/13 5:28pm

Penn Political Coalition launches nonpartisan fund

PoCo, the umbrella organization for political student groups, will launch a $7,500 fund for policy and politics-related programming on campus.
10/02/13 7:25pm
This week, they held a phonebanking event for Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark running for Senate.