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Politics

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.
11/04/09 4:58am
The long lines of students waiting to vote on Election Day last year were nowhere to be seen during yesterday’s municipal election.
11/03/09 3:40am

Pennsylvanians go to the polls Tuesday

The highest-profile race in the election is the contest for district attorney between Democrat Seth Williams and Republican Michael Untermeyer.
11/02/09 3:03am

Penn Dems canvass for N.J. Gov. Corzine, Bucks DA candidate Asplen

A total of 13 Penn Dems members canvassed on Saturday for the reelection of New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine and on Sunday for the election of Chris Asplen for Bucks County District Attorney.
10/29/09 4:33am
In an effort to educate students, the Penn Democrats and College Republicans debated about healthcare reform and Afghanistan.
10/27/09 3:09am

Marc Stier demystifies healthcare reform for students

Despite a low turnout, Health Care for America Now Pennsylvania State Director Marc Stier fired up the Penn students at a healthcare rally last night.
10/26/09 4:23am
The Penn Dems are hosting a series of events to increase student understanding of the debate on health care reform.
10/22/09 2:51am

With Obama, a new phase of anti-abortion activism

Susan Freitsche, senior staff attorney at the Women’s Law Project, and other experts discussed this issue and its repercussions in a conference entitled, “Abortion and Reproductive Rights in the Era of Obama” at the Penn Law School last night.
10/21/09 11:35pm
Penn’s state funding was slashed by almost $12 million, or 25.6 percent, in the budget approved by Gov. Edward Rendell earlier this month.
10/14/09 3:01am

Candidates gear up for 2010 races

Former Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s stop in Philadelphia drew attention to the 2010 gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races.
10/14/09 2:13am
Despite his history of social activism and upcoming California gubernatorial campaign, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom told a crowd of Penn students yesterday that he is “the most unlikely guy to be sitting here in front of you.”
10/13/09 11:50pm
Romney emphasized the Republican Senate candidate's focus on limiting spending and creating jobs.
10/12/09 11:10pm

Lawrence Summers to speak in Irvine

Today, the economy is perhaps the most prevalent issue on people’s minds — and on Oct. 22, the Penn community can hear about the government’s economic policy firsthand.
10/12/09 1:01am
Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell approved a $27.799-billion budget on Friday, 101 days after the June 30 deadline. Pennsylvania was the last state to pass its budget.
10/11/09 9:11pm
Sen. Arlen Specter emphasized his ideological ties to President Barack Obama at a town hall meeting held at Houston Hall on Friday. Specter is up for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2010.