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Catching up on the race for the presidency

(L-R) Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez discusses the Conflict of Interest Rule at the Center for American Progress with Congressperson Xavier Becerra, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Cory Booker, Congressperson John Sarbanes, and Congressman John Delaney on April 6, 2016. Photo Credit: Department of Labor

Zella Lezak, Managing Online Editor

December 1, 2019

With the presidential elections just around the corner and the primary elections approaching fast, it is time for America (and even some Urban students) to decide who they want to be the next President of the United States. With a Republican primary including 4 candidates and a crowded Democratic primary...

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

Digitally modified photograph of members of the freshman class of Congress pose for a photo opportunity on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018.

Eli Gordon, Managing Editor

February 27, 2019

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

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 ...

Nationalism and globalism will define the political landscape

Cole Palmer, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017

"These fissures opening up in the political establishment are endemic of a system organized around an outmoded principle: the left/right dichotomy."

GOP’s Obamacare replacement passes House of Representatives

Kian Nassre, staff writer

May 13, 2017

  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...

2015 State of the Union was met with Congressional opposition

Olivia Morfit, Staff Writer

February 4, 2015

The annual State of the Union Address took place this year on Jan. 20, to varied reactions amongst Urban students and politicians. While President Barack Obama spoke of the betterment of the nation under his leadership, the room remained tense, perhaps due to the progressive nature of a few of his tal...

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