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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 V: What’s Next?

Midterm Madness V: What’s Next?

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Top Stories

What 2018 tells us about the Democrats’ 2020 strategy The conversation about the Democrats’ strategy to take on Trump in 2020 is centered on two types of swing states: the rust belt and the sun belt. Rust belt swing states (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa) are more tra...

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 II: What to Know

Midterm Madness Part II: What to Know

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Top Stories

Will the House of Representatives flip on Nov. 6? Are Democrats doomed in the Senate? In Part II of Midterm Madness, I will explain the various political battlegrounds of 2018 from a macroscopic view. To do this, I will go into why the Democrats are not guaranteed to take the House from Republican contr...

2018 midterms could double the number of African American governors in American history

2018 midterms could double the number of African American governors in American history

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

October 22, 2018


Filed under News

Former NAACP leader Ben Jealous, former Georgia Assembly Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum are all running for Governor in Southern states in 2018. All of them are liberal Democrats. And most notably, all of them are aiming to set history by being the first Afri...

Midterm Madness Part I: What’s Going On

Midterm Madness Part I: What’s Going On

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Top Stories

In light of the upcoming midterm elections, I will be writing a series of articles explaining various aspects of the election season. Part I will inform readers on several key issues that have defined the election cycle. Part II, which will come out in a week or so, will examine the election numericall...

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