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Politics

04/25/13 8:34pm
A recording of off-the-record comments that Frank Luntz made while speaking on campus were leaked to the liberal news agency Mother Jones on Thursday. GUEST COLUMN | Aakash Abbi’s disservice to Penn, GUEST COLUMN | Frank Luntz’s disservice to America
04/24/13 12:29am
The Penn Government and Politics Association hosted professor Sandy Schwartz Tuesday evening for a debate on President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
04/23/13 11:46pm

Homeowner tax relief bill closer to becoming law

Three bills that would allow the city more flexibility in collecting property taxes passed out of the Urban Affairs Committee.
04/23/13 6:12pm
Tuesday afternoon, animal rights group Animal ACTivists of Philly rallied at 34th and Walnut streets against the abuse of research animals at Penn and other universities. According to a 2011 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine report, Penn is number one among Ivy League universities in the number and severity of violations of the Animal Welfare Act.
04/18/13 12:07am
While the debate on gun control has reached a stalemate on Capitol Hill, the discussion continues strongly here on campus.
04/16/13 11:35pm

Penn students more supportive of gun control than general public, survey shows

As the gun control debate heats up on both the national and state stages, a recent survey shows that Penn students stand firmly on the side of more gun control — and reveals that many undergraduates have been personally affected by gun violence.
04/14/13 8:04pm

City planners to present draft of University Southwest District Plan

As a part of the comprehensive plan for the city’s future, Philadelphia2035 separated Philadelphia into 18 districts and aims to improve each one according to community needs and suggestions.
04/10/13 11:56pm

Two Penn affiliates to run for Congress, another considering

Though there’s still over a year before the primary, the race for Pennsylvania’s 13th congressional district seat is getting crowded — and several of the candidates have strong Penn connections. Tuesday, Fels Institute of Government faculty member Marjorie Margolies — who represented the 13th district from 1993-95 — made headlines with speculation that she may enter the race.
04/09/13 10:36pm

Former congresswoman Margolies considers comeback

Fels Institute of Government faculty member Marjorie Margolies may be poising herself for a return to Capitol Hill after an 18-year absence.
04/09/13 9:43pm

Philadelphia City Council deliberates 'life partners' reform

The bill — which was introduced on March 21 by Councilmember James Kenney and 1986 College graduate and Councilmember W. Wilson Goode — will receive a preliminary committee vote on Thursday.
04/09/13 12:25am

Students and faculty advocate for medical research funding in D.C.

Twenty graduate students and faculty members headed down to Washington, D.C. Monday to advocate for funding for medical research.
04/08/13 12:55am
Congressman Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) discussed the issue of illegal immigration in a heated and intense debate on Friday in Houston Hall. The talk was organized by the University of Pennsylvania’s Government and Politics Association.
04/04/13 1:28am

Guest column | With liberty and justice for all

It is in that same spirit that we are proud to express our firm support for marriage equality, as individuals and as the presidents of the Penn Democrats and Penn College Republicans, respectively.
04/04/13 12:12am
Both men and women will march through campus tonight in solidarity against sexual violence — a scene that would have been hardly imaginable just 20 years ago.
04/04/13 12:04am

Penn Dems, College Republicans spearhead national same-sex marriage statement

Penn Democrats and College Republicans released a statement affirming their support for same-sex marriage today, along with nearly 50 other college political groups across the country. The two reached out to other groups for nearly two months, asking leaders to sign on either themselves or on behalf of their organizations.
04/02/13 11:34pm

Governor Tom Corbett hesitates on Medicaid expansion

The University Health System contributed $121 million to cover uncompensated care in fiscal year 2012, which ended June 30, 2012, said Susan Phillips, senior vice president for public affairs at UPHS.
04/02/13 10:51pm
Last night, Jane Harman gave a presentation at the Law School on the “extrajudicial” use of drones.
04/02/13 7:57pm

State support of gay marriage parallels national stats

Pennsylvania voters are now almost evenly divided on legalizing same-sex marriage, according to a recent poll.
04/01/13 9:08pm

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey publicly supports same-sex marriage

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) publicly announced his support for marriage rights for same-sex couples in a press release Monday.
04/01/13 8:56pm

U.S. patent system undergoes major change

The United States patent system is undergoing a major change, harmonizing with the existing systems of most other countries.