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Trump panders at State of the Union

Trump panders at State of the Union

02/07/2019 By Duke Staff In the second State of the Union address of his presidency, Donald Trump began his annual address to Congress by calling for unity between parties following the longest government shutdown in history. “We must reject the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution, and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise and […]

Democratic Party hopefuls ample in numbers, varied in policy

Democratic Party hopefuls ample in numbers, varied in policy

01/31/2019 By Timothy Rush | Staff Columnist While the government trekked through its longest shutdown in history, democratic presidential hopefuls didn’t put their announcements of candidacies and exploratory committees on hold. With less than two years until the presidential election, the Democratic Party has had a surge of declared candidacies and committee formations. Announced candidates […]

Decorated war hero and politician McCain dies at age 81

Decorated war hero and politician McCain dies at age 81

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-chief 08/30/18 Regarded as a maverick and one of the best-known and most powerful U.S. Senators of his generation, John S. McCain III (R-Arizona), age 81, passed away on Aug. 25. McCain was a two-time presidential candidate, losing the 2000 Republican primary to George W. Bush (R-TX) and losing the 2008 Presidential […]

Many Duquesne ties present in U.S. House primary race

Many Duquesne ties present in U.S. House primary race

Raymond Arke | News Editor 11/07/17 11/09/17 UPDATE: Comment added from the Aaron Anthony campaign As the calendar gets closer to the 2018 midterm elections, a variety of candidates continue to emerge. In the nearby 12th Congressional District, two Duquesne alumni are part of a five-person race for the Democratic nomination to oppose Keith Rothfus […]

Science professor begins run for local U.S. House seat

Science professor begins run for local U.S. House seat

Kailey Love | Photo Editor 09/28/17 Correction 9/29/17: Stolz marched in the Pittsburgh March for Science and the Pittsburgh People’s Climate March. The story originally said he participated in the Washington D.C.-based versions of those events. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education at Duquesne, is […]

Duquesne grad and veteran launches Congressional bid in Tennessee

Duquesne grad and veteran launches Congressional bid in Tennessee

Kailey Love | Photo Editor Duquesne alum Todd McKinley is upholding the university’s longstanding and ongoing history of service by announcing a run for Congress in Tennessee’s first district. After retiring from a 20 year career in the Army on Nov. 1, 2016 as a Sergeant First Class, which included tours in Iraq, Afghanistan and […]

Murphy cancels Duquesne lecture over potential protests

Murphy cancels Duquesne lecture over potential protests

Brandon Addeo | News Editor U.S. Representative Tim Murphy (R-Allegheny) postponed a scheduled Feb. 21 talk at Duquesne shortly before it was set to start after Duquesne officials learned protestors might show up at the event. Murphy was supposed to lecture at 2:30 p.m. in the Student Union on his Helping Families in Mental Health […]

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 […]

Republicans tango with biased questions in debate

Republicans tango with biased questions in debate

By Michael Williams | Student Columnist  For many Republican candidates, the scariest part of October was the CNBC debate on Oct. 28 in Boulder, Colorado. It was a tense atmosphere throughout the night as multiple Republican candidates thought the CNBC debate moderators were purposely bullying them. According to Vox, even Stephen Colbert thought the moderators […]

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 […]