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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

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...

Sarah Palin deletes Twitter posts in light of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shooting

Cody Siler, staff writer

February 6, 2011

Sarah Palin has come under fire for her political rhetoric following the Jan. 8 shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), who was targeted in an infographic that appeared on Palin’s website in 2010. A mentally unstable man identified as Jared Lee Loughner opened fire on Giffords and the crowd...

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