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Congressional communications director discusses room for bipartisanship in the House of Representatives

Congressional communications director discusses room for bipartisanship in the House of Representatives

Eli Gordon, Managing Editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under Features

After eight years in the minority, Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2018, flipping 39 seats. They now control 235 out of the 435 total voting seats. Calling the victory “a new day in America,” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi declared that a Democratic-cont...

Midterm Madness Part IV: What Happened

Midterm Madness Part IV: What Happened

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

Democrats took the House and Republicans held the Senate, but so much more happened on Nov. 6. When the blue wave crashed down, the fundamental balance of power in dozens of states was shifted in ways that will affect us for years to come. But first things first: what exactly happened? Democrats ...

Midterm Madness Part III: What to Watch

Midterm Madness Part III: What to Watch

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Top Stories

What in God’s name is ARGENT? With Part III of this series comes my forecasting model for House, Senate and Gubernatorial elections: ARGENT. Created by me and named in honor of 538 founder Nate Silver, ARGENT uses publicly available political data to determine the “redness” or “blueness” o...

Obamacare: the bill that changed everything

Obamacare: the bill that changed everything

Kian Nassre, staff writer

June 3, 2017


Filed under Features

On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. However, in spite of the law’s fame (or infamy depending on your political views,) many do not even know what Obamacare does. Considering the Republican bill in Congress that seeks to repeal and...

GOP’s Obamacare replacement passes House of Representatives

Kian Nassre, staff writer

May 13, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

  On Thursday, May 4, the American Health Care Act passed the House of Representatives 217 to 213. The vote came just one day after Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA) announced that the House would hold a vote for the bill.   The vote was largely along party lines, with all 192 Democrat me...

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