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Democrats campaign for races they can’t vote in

Democrats campaign for races they can’t vote in

November 6, 2018


Filed under City

By Julia Preszler, city editor Sitting at a mahogany-colored table in a house on a quiet street in Newton, Leo Hannenberg click-click-clicked in rapid succession on his clunky Panasonic Toughbook. With each click, he fired off a text message to someone in Texas, asking whether they would knock on doo...

Candidates for governor speak at College Democrats

Candidates for governor speak at College Democrats

December 6, 2017


Filed under Campus

By Morgan Lloyd, campus editor Two Democratic candidates for Massachusetts governor harshly criticized the state’s politics while discussing new solutions to fix economic inequality and social issues in an event held by Northeastern University College Democrats Saturday night. Both candidates, 47-y...

In the House: Another government shutdown?

In the House: Another government shutdown?

April 11, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

By Connor Hamill, political columnist April 28, 2017: A day which could live in infamy. That is the day the nation’s current spending bill is set to expire. Without a new spending bill, the federal government will shut down, closing national parks and federal museums, among other institutions. ...

In the House: Filibustering Gorsuch is a mistake

In the House: Filibustering Gorsuch is a mistake

April 3, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

By Connor Hamill, political columnist Neil Gorsuch: judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. Supreme Court—and huge problem for Democrats. Hearings for Gorsuch have gotten under way in Congress, and they’ve put Democrats in...

Dissecting the DNC: Can Chair Tom Perez mend a broken party?

Dissecting the DNC: Can Chair Tom Perez mend a broken party?

March 24, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

By Zipporah Osei, political columnist Thomas Perez won his bid for chairman of the Democratic National Committee against Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) on Feb. 25 after a second round of votes. The win was not surprising—Perez became a favorite for the chair after entering the race in December...

Dissecting the DNC: Death to Democratic Identity Politics?

Dissecting the DNC: Death to Democratic Identity Politics?

February 13, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

By Zipporah Osei, political columnist   The election of Barack Obama in 2008 saw a change in focus for the Democratic Party. After having record numbers of black and Latinx voters come out to the polls to elect the nation’s first black president, the party decided to start speaking directly to ...

In the House: The Future of the Affordable Care Act

In the House: The Future of the Affordable Care Act

February 7, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

By Connor Hamill, political columnist One of former President Barack Obama’s crowning achievements, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the bane of most GOP members’ existence. Passed in 2010 and upheld in a 2012 Supreme Court decision, the ACA aimed to give more Americans access to affordable heal...

Election outcome inspires NU students to take action

Election outcome inspires NU students to take action

December 1, 2016


Filed under Campus

By Erika Christiansen, news staff Northeastern student Danielle Rosenduft always knew she wanted to fight to protect the environment as a lawyer or a politician, but on the morning of Nov. 9, less than 24 hours after the election of Donald J. Trump, she had an epiphany: She was going to run for ...

Editorial: America at a point of reckoning

Editorial: America at a point of reckoning

November 3, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The United States is at an ideological tipping point. According to a 2016 report from the Pew Research Center, today, 93 percent of Republicans are more conservative than the average Democrat, while 94 percent of Democrats are more liberal than the average Republican. Two decades ago, those numbers were muc...

For Scalia’s seat, it’s all politics, not prudence

For Scalia’s seat, it’s all politics, not prudence

February 26, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

By Dylan McGuinness, political blogger When the news hit that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died, it didn’t take long for politicians on both sides of the aisle to send their condolences and hastily digress to their more important message: Who should replace him. As the statements poured in, each ...

Trump’s impact on the primary process

Trump’s impact on the primary process

February 26, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

Will the GOP reform its electoral system? By Chris Forcini, political blogger It’s no secret that Donald Trump has rocked the Republican establishment. In the shadow of his commanding lead, candidate after candidate has left the race, leaving only four challengers between him and the nomination...

Laughing Liberally provokes political discussion

Laughing Liberally provokes political discussion

January 13, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

On Saturday night, the Riot Theatre was packed. Half an hour before the show, tens of people were still coming into the venue, just to see the sign “Sold Out”. “Laughing Liberally Boston”, a monthly progressive political comedy show, hit the stage on Jan. 9 at the Riot Theater in Jamaica Plain....

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