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Thinking out loud: DePaul’s favorite political podcasts

Thinking out loud: DePaul’s favorite political podcasts

Maddy Crozier

October 30, 2016

NPR Politics Podcast “By far, my favorite and the best one is the NPR Politics Podcast. That is the best show around. With how the election has been going, they’ve been putting out a new episode every three days or so. So much happens within the span of a few days,” Klain said. “The NPR Politi...

Rauner, Madigan fight proxy war in statehouse races

Rauner, Madigan fight proxy war in statehouse races

Brenden Moore

October 30, 2016

In the shadow of an unbelievable presidential campaign and a high profile senate race, a proxy war that could determine how the state is governed the next two years is underway between Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan. Read More »...

Facebook reinforces political polarization

Facebook reinforces political polarization

Danielle Harris

October 16, 2016

For the more than 200 million Americans on Facebook, scrolling through their newsfeeds without finding a single political post has become practically impossible. Social media platforms like Facebook have become the main political news source for many American voters, and especially for young adults. Accor...

Fictional presidents influence viewers depiction of Oval Office

Fictional presidents influence viewers depiction of Oval Office

Madeleine Williamson

October 10, 2016

This fall, will beAmericans’ television sets, will remain constantly bombarded with the day-to-day news cycles and 24-hour news stories about the U.S. presidential election. But real-life candidates aren’t the only politicians on the screen right now. Some of television’s most popular shows today r...

If you want social change: vote

If you want social change: vote

Yazmin Dominguez

October 10, 2016

DePaul senior and vice president of the Nu Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, a national black fraternity, Scotty Midgett was walking across a parking lot on his way home from high school track practice in his home city of Brooklyn, New York  when a car began following him closely behind. As the car closed...

LIVE BLOG: Clinton, Trump meet in high stakes second debate

LIVE BLOG: Clinton, Trump meet in high stakes second debate

The DePaulia

October 9, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off for the second of three debates. The stakes could not be higher for Trump, who's still reeling after a hot mic in 2005 caught him bragging about committing sexual assault. Follow our reporters for up to the minute coverage. (function(d, s, id) {var js,ijs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementBy...

Duckworth reports $4.1 million third quarter haul, polls ahead of Kirk

Duckworth reports $4.1 million third quarter haul, polls ahead of Kirk

Brenden Moore

October 7, 2016

Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s campaign for U.S. Senate raised a solid $4.1 million in the third fundraising quarter, the campaign announced Thursday. Read More »...

Comptroller’s race heats up as Munger cashes in

Comptroller’s race heats up as Munger cashes in

Brenden Moore

October 6, 2016

The special election for Illinois comptroller is finally heating up as incumbent Leslie Munger (R), recently awash in cash from allies of Gov. Bruce Rauner, floods the airwaves with ads introducing herself to Illinois voters. The 30-second ad highlights Munger’s “No Budget, No Pay” propo...

Party hoppin’: midterm elections expected to shake up Congress

Party hoppin’: midterm elections expected to shake up Congress

Brenden Moore

October 3, 2016

Just as 2014 was a great year for Republicans, 2016 is shaping up to be a year of good opportunities for Democratic senate candidates. The map favors Democrats and gives them many opportunities to retake the upper chamber. Here are some of the likeliest states to see a change in party representatio...

Third party candidates grabbing the attention of young voters

Third party candidates grabbing the attention of young voters

Emma Krupp

October 2, 2016

As election season ramps up, a handful of students on campus still find themselves unhappy with the candidates on the major party tickets. Like the 63 percent of registered voters in a September Pew Research poll who said they were “not too or not at all satisfied” with Democrat Hillary Clinton...

‘Bernie or Bust’ helps Trump, hurts Clinton

‘Bernie or Bust’ helps Trump, hurts Clinton

Pat Mullane

May 22, 2016

As the primary election edges closer to its end date, the three remaining presidential candidates strut their last few miles of this month-long marathon across the nation.  And while Donald Trump has comfortably climbed himself up the GOP ladder — throning himself as the presumptive Republican nominee — the ...

Superdelegates, electoral college diminish voter influence

Superdelegates, electoral college diminish voter influence

Rachel Hinton

May 8, 2016

Every election cycle brings something new to mull over. Read More »...

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