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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 […]

Voting for first time in election brings joy, fear

Voting for first time in election brings joy, fear

By Ollie Gratzinger | Staff Columnist  For the past year or so, everyone in the country — and some beyond — had their eyes set ahead to Tuesday, Nov. 8: the day America would decide who replaces Barack Obama as the President of the United States after eight years in office. That day has come […]

Editorial: Politicians after your entertainment

Editorial: Politicians after your entertainment

By Sean Ray | A&E Editor Election years may be a dour time for most people, filled with arguments on Facebook and non-stop campaign ads, but for the entertainment industry, presidential runs are veritable goldmines. Satirists like Stephen Colbert and Samantha Bee take joy in skewering candidates whenever they get the chance. Video games like […]

First Lady visits Pitt, urges Clinton vote

First Lady visits Pitt, urges Clinton vote

By Elsa Buehler | Staff Columnist  Thousands of students and community members from the Pittsburgh area gathered in the Fitzgerald Field House on Sept. 28 to hear First Lady Michelle Obama campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Michelle was set to speak at 3:30 p.m., and the doors opened at 1:00 p.m., but people […]

Superdelegates could play huge role in election process

Superdelegates could play huge role in election process

By: Duke Staff Any way you look at it, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders pulled off one of the greatest upsets in modern political history on Tuesday night, squeaking by a heavily-favored Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Party’s Michigan primary. But if you look at official delegate counts, it’s like the race for the Democratic nomination […]

Sanders real winner despite losing Iowa caucus

Sanders real winner despite losing Iowa caucus

By: Michael Williams | Student Columnist  Iowa is feeling the Bern. Clinton may have won by the numbers, but Sanders won by momentum. According to Google statistics Hillary Clinton won with 49.9 percent and 23 delegates while Bernie Sanders received 49.6 percent and 21 delegates. In third place was Martin O’Malley, who dropped out of […]

Deez Nuts for president: Joke highlights presidential frustration

Deez Nuts for president: Joke highlights presidential frustration

By Leah Devorak | Layout Editor This past week the Independent Party presidential candidate Deez Nuts became the top trending topic on Twitter – and rightfully so. Mr. Nuts, who is now the most successful Independent candidate in two decades, has a very interesting political agenda which can be found in its entirety on his […]

Clinton, Rubio lead charge of early ’16 candidates

Clinton, Rubio lead charge of early ’16 candidates

Julian Routh | News Editor When classes start again in August, the first primaries of the 2016 presidential election will be right around the corner, so we at The Duke will send you home for the summer with an early look at the race. With help from Duquesne assistant political science professor and election specialist […]

Vote for Clinton’s campaign, not her celebrity status

Duke Staff  On Sunday a woman announced her presidential candidacy for the second time in her political career. From millennials to baby boomers, Saturday Night Live to Buzzfeed, Americans everywhere are reacting to Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016. One editor at The Duke remarked jokingly that the only person who could beat her […]

Putin compared to Hitler

By Jim Lorditch | Student Columnist Speaking at an event for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach, Calif. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton compared the Russian troop deployment in Crimea to Hitler’s aggressive Nazi foreign policy. She drew parallels between Hitler’s logic of “protecting” ethnic Germans in foreign countries to Vladimir Putin’s same […]