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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 […]

Draw the line: Gerrymandering is no good

Draw the line: Gerrymandering is no good

By Duke Staff 2/7/18 Life usually isn’t fair, but voting in Pennsylvania may just become a bit fairer. On Jan. 22, Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court ruled in a 5-2 decision that threw out the current map of Congressional districts for being unconstitutionally gerrymandered. The current map, drawn by the PA GOP majority in 2011, has been […]

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 […]

Echoing a national trend, Duquesne Republican disavows GOP

Echoing a national trend, Duquesne Republican disavows GOP

Hallie Lauer and Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke When news outlets projected GOP candidate Donald Trump would be the 45th President of the United States the night of Nov. 8, many Americans began to despair. However, it was not only Democrats who questioned Trump’s ability to lead the country in a time of great […]

We knew: Why the GOP debate is just a broken record

We knew: Why the GOP debate is just a broken record

By Duke Staff Ok, we admit it: We at The Duke didn’t get the chance to watch and dissect Wednesday night’s primetime Republican debate on CNN. With our press deadline fast approaching, there simply wasn’t enough time to watch, react and write. But honestly – did we even need to? We all knew what was […]

GOP not invested in Pittsburgh

By Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor Welcome to 1934 in Pittsburgh. The last Republican mayor to serve the city, John S. Herron, is defeated by Democrat challenger William McNair. With his victory, McNair broke a 25-year chain of Republican mayors in Pittsburgh. However, the streak he broke is dwarfed in comparison to the one he […]