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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 III: What to Watch

Midterm Madness Part III: What to Watch

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

November 1, 2018

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...

Midterm Madness Part II: What to Know

Midterm Madness Part II: What to Know

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

October 25, 2018

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...

Midterm Madness Part I: What’s Going On

Midterm Madness Part I: What’s Going On

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

October 17, 2018

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...

Death of Justice Scalia raises question of who will take his place

Zoe Meneghetti, Opinions Editor

June 7, 2016

On March 16, 2016, President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland, the chief judge of the United States Court of appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, to serve as the replacement for late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. With the 2016 presidential election fast approaching, the Republ...

Students divided over 2016 Republican presidential candidates

Students divided over 2016 Republican presidential candidates

Zachary Ngin, Staff Writer

October 14, 2015

When asked to choose the best Republican candidate for president, Urban’s largely liberal student body reacted with indecision, honest consideration, and at times, derision. Interviews and an informal survey reveal a lack of consensus, with choices ranging from establishment stalwarts to conservative insur...

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