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American carnage vs. hope and change in Washington, D.C. last week

American carnage vs. hope and change in Washington, D.C. last week

Brenden Moore

January 30, 2017

In a sense, the events of Washington D.C. are one continuous house party. With an open invitation, folks from across the country and around the world arrive, stay awhile — perhaps even indulge in the pleasures of This Town — and eventually go home. Read More »...

Chicagoans bus to DC for inauguration protests

Chicagoans bus to DC for inauguration protests

Rachel Hinton

January 23, 2017

Thursday’s crisp weather didn’t stop activists. Their sharpied-signs and neck pillows blew haplessly in the wind as they waited to board buses to protest the incoming Trump Administration. Before the buses rolled in they talked in small groups about previous protests they’d attended and where th...

Trump supporters celebrate on inauguration day

Trump supporters celebrate on inauguration day

Brenden Moore

January 23, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After facing ridicule from acquaintances, friends, family and pressure from popular culture, a feeling of vindication swirled around the National Mall as supporters of Donald Trump celebrated the billionaire’s inauguration as the 45th president of the U.S. Friday afternoon. R...

Trump supporters vindicated on Inauguration Day

Trump supporters vindicated on Inauguration Day

Brenden Moore

January 20, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After facing ridicule from acquaintances, friends, family as well as pressure from popular culture, a feeling of vindication swirled around the National Mall as supporters of Donald Trump celebrated the billionaire’s inauguration as the forty-fifth president of the United States...

Congress rejects Obama’s veto of 9/11 victims bill

Congress rejects Obama’s veto of 9/11 victims bill

Danielle Harris

October 2, 2016

In a rare instance of bipartisan cooperation, Congress voted to override President Barack Obama’s veto of the 9/11 victims bill Sept. 28. Co-authored by Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) allows the families of victims killed...

DePaul is taking charge of state collegiate politics

DePaul is taking charge of state collegiate politics

Brenden Moore

September 11, 2016

When DePaul Democrats President Jack McNeil is asked of the challenge in attracting DePaul’s large and diverse student body to his club, he, with a chuckle, replies, “Are you asking us if we have a yacht?” The good-natured ribbing is aimed at his DePaul counterpart, DePaul College Republicans P...

‘Feel the Bern’: Why Bernie Sanders is the ideal candidate for millennials

‘Feel the Bern’: Why Bernie Sanders is the ideal candidate for millennials

Danielle Harris

July 18, 2015

Government Involvement Study | Create infographics Millennials are a highly coveted group among candidates in the 2016 presidential race. The generation is certainly an influential one, as 18- to 29-year-olds account for 23 percent of the U.S. population. Read More »...

Chuy Garcia concedes to Rahm Emanuel: “We didn’t lose today, we tried today”

Chuy Garcia concedes to Rahm Emanuel: “We didn’t lose today, we tried today”

Megan Deppen

April 7, 2015

Shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday night it was announced that Jesus "Chuy" Garcia had called incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel to concede in the first mayoral runoff in Chicago history. "The people of Chicago made me who I am today," Garcia said in a raspy voice over the loudly cheering crowd. "We didn't lose today, we tried today." Garcia talked about the hottest issues of the campaign,...

‘Guns, God and Country’: Religion and patriotism in politics

‘Guns, God and Country’: Religion and patriotism in politics

Alicya Dennison

March 8, 2015

Patriotism, a word that started out simply meaning national loyalty, has transformed into a double entendre during the era of Obama. The first meaning is often used in conjunction with Obama’s lenient actions toward “terrorists,” while the other refers to American’s level of devotion to said president. ...

Turning DePaul Blue Demons red: Party labels in Chicago

Turning DePaul Blue Demons red: Party labels in Chicago

Nicholas Oviatt

February 22, 2015

The city of Chicago needs a swift kick in the butt. Get the guillotines set up in Grant Park and all of the city officials rounded up. Read More »...

Judy Baar Topinka leaves legacy behind in Illinois

Judy Baar Topinka leaves legacy behind in Illinois

Brenden Moore

December 12, 2014

​Illinois lost a treasure this week with the sudden passing of state comptroller Judy Baar Topinka (R – Riverside), a political institution in the state who never tried to be anyone other than herself. Read More »...

DePaul professors predict close Illinois governor’s race

DePaul professors predict close Illinois governor’s race

Summer Concepcion

October 26, 2014

A number of DePaul professors are unsure of who is going to win the Illinois governor’s race Nov. 4. With just a week left before the midterm election, professors cannot fully put their cards down on Democratic incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn or Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, a venture capitalist who...

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