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Midterm Mania: Mix of Democratic, Republican success across U.S.

Midterm Mania: Mix of Democratic, Republican success across U.S.

Kailey Love | Managing Editor 11/08/18 A “Blue Wave” in the House. GOP gains in the Senate. Over 100 women elected across all national positions. The first openly gay governor ever elected in the U.S. Welcome to the 2018 midterm elections. The long anticipated general election saw record numbers of voter turnout nationwide, up significantly […]

Midterm Mania: Democrats make gains in PA state house

Midterm Mania: Democrats make gains in PA state house

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 11/08/18 While much of the country watched national races for U.S. House and Senate seats, Pennsylvania Democrats and Republicans battled it out for control of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the state Senate in Harrisburg. While Republicans held both houses, Democrats made gains in each. For the Pennsylvania House, there […]

Conor Lamb secures upset victory in nearby Congressional race

Conor Lamb secures upset victory in nearby Congressional race

Raymond Arke | News Editor 03/15/18 Calling it a close race does not quite do it justice. Duquesne and Pizza Milano are close. The walk from Gumberg to Starbucks is close. This was something more. The March 13 special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District was more than just tight; it came down to a […]

House education bill may cause big changes for college financial aid

House education bill may cause big changes for college financial aid

Kailey Love | Photo Editor 01/11/18 UPDATE: 01/17/18 Correction of Rep. Foxx’s name. Only one x had been used in the last sentence. Shortly before Christmas on Capitol Hill, several House Republicans compiled a 542-page bill that would significantly change how Duquesne students, and students nationwide, fund their education. On Dec. 1, 2017, House Republicans […]

GOP tax plan, opposed by Duquesne and other universities, could harm students

GOP tax plan, opposed by Duquesne and other universities, could harm students

Kailey Love | Photo Editor 11/30/17 For anyone that relies on a teaching assistant or research position for graduate level tuition, you may soon pay taxes on money that you never see. On Nov. 16, the United States House of Representatives passed legislation to overhaul the tax code with a vote of 227-205. Though a […]

Democrats score big wins across nation on Election Day

Democrats score big wins across nation on Election Day

Raymond Arke | News Editor 11/09/17 A blue tide washed over the American electorate Nov. 7, as Democrats won resoundingly in many local and state elections across the nation. However, statewide results in Pennsylvania showed more mixed results for both parties. According to the Pennsylvania Department of State unofficial election returns, with 99 percent of […]

GOP nominee Donald Trump wins U.S. presidency

GOP nominee Donald Trump wins U.S. presidency

Wins in key battleground states Pennsylvania, Ohio spur Trump to victory in closely contested race Raymond Arke | Asst. News Editor Running as an outsider the entire campaign, Republican Party nominee Donald Trump delivered a stunning upset in a close race over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, becoming the 45th President of the United States. The […]

Clinton must take lessons from ’08 to beat Bernie

Clinton must take lessons from ’08 to beat Bernie

By Julian Routh: Editor-In-Chief    This column marks the beginning of “Capital Pundits,” a political blog featuring daily analysis and commentary on the 2016 Presidential Election by Julian Routh and the staff of The Duquesne Duke. You can read this article and more online at www.capitalpundits.com. If anyone knows how dangerous it is to underestimate […]

President Obama inspires with last State of the Union

President Obama inspires with last State of the Union

By: Duke Staff Fare thee well, President Obama. The president conducted his final State of the Union address on Tuesday with style, preceded by musical performances and interviews with popular YouTube stars. The speech itself highlighted many of the projects that the president accomplished during his two terms including the Affordable Care Act, thriving job […]

PA voters choose Dems in state elections

PA voters choose Dems in state elections

By Raymond Arke | The Duquesne Duke On Nov. 3, a sweep secured the Pennsylvania judicial branch for the Democrats, as Republicans made some gains on the national scale. But experts say it’s too early to tell how the 2016 presidential elections will play out. In Pennsylvania, the biggest races were for three slots on […]