State of the Union

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 […]

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 […]

Staff Editorial: State of the Union address missed important points

By Duke Staff As President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union last Tuesday, members of the audience applauded nearly after every topic. While it seemed like a successful evening, a closer inspection of Obama’s words left us at The Duke less than willing to give a standing ovation. Going green (but not evergreen) […]

Obama visits Pittsburgh, promotes MyRA

Obama visits Pittsburgh, promotes MyRA

    By Pat Higgins and Aaron Warnick | The Duquesne Duke President Barack Obama traded a suit jacket for a collared fleece pullover to stay warm Wednesday during his visit to Pittsburgh where he signed an order to establish a new savings plan and pushed his strategy for manufacturing jobs. U.S. Steel’s Mon Valley […]

Staff Editorial: State of the Union addresses needs

In last night’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama highlighted at least a few issues that every American, regardless of party affiliation, beliefs or attitude should support. First and foremost, politicians, especially senators and representatives, need to reach across the aisle and work with their fellow elected officials. The past four years have […]