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Editorial: First Clinton-Trump debate offers nothing new

Editorial: First Clinton-Trump debate offers nothing new

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 27, 2016

After the first general election debate of 2016, most of The Pitt News’ office had nothing to say. There were shrugs and analogies to petulant children. Most brushed off the question of who won by giving a name followed by “I guess.” The general consensus was that Clinton won, just barely, but...

What you need to know about Debate Moderator Lester Holt

By Matt Moret / Assistant Opinions Editor

September 26, 2016

No matter who wins the first general election debate of 2016 tonight, one person’s face is certain to blanket news coverage roundups, and you may have never even heard of him before. He’s Lester Holt, and he will be your moderator. Holt has been the anchor of the NBC Nightly News since June 2015, when ...

Take a look: The Pitt News’ live blog of the first presidential debate

Take a look: The Pitt News’ live blog of the first presidential debate

By The Pitt News Staff

September 26, 2016

Welcome to The Pitt News' hub for 2016 election coverage. Here you'll find stories about Trump, Clinton and third party supporters on campus; updates on visits from politicians and analysis from our opinions writers with their takes on this year's contentious election. Monday night, columnists H...

First Lady Michelle Obama to visit Fitzgerald Field House

First Lady Michelle Obama to visit Fitzgerald Field House

By Lauren Rosenblatt / News Editor

September 26, 2016

In preparation for the quickly-approaching presidential election, First Lady Michelle Obama will campaign for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton on Pitt’s campus on Wednesday. Obama will speak at the Fitzgerald Field House at 3:30 p.m., where doors will open at 1 p.m. Anyone interested in att...

Trump speaks at Pittsburgh Shale Conference

Trump speaks at Pittsburgh Shale Conference

By Rachel Glasser and Emily Baranik / For The Pitt News

September 23, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump outlined his energy plan in Pittsburgh Thursday, which he said would improve the United States economy by reducing restrictions on the energy industry. At a Shale Insight Conference downtown, Trump discussed the plan he rolled out in May and said the k...

Pittsburgh weighs in on fracking

Pittsburgh weighs in on fracking

By Stephen Caruso and Amina Doghri / The Pitt News Staff

September 23, 2016

On land lined deep with Marcellus shale and the ancient fossil fuels it blankets, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump preached energy investment at a shale and natural gas convention Thursday. Outside the David Lawrence Convention Center Downtown, where he was speaking, angered citizens an...

Trump’s economic platform is a guise for the rich

Trump’s economic platform is a guise for the rich

By Saket Rajprohat | For The Pitt News

September 22, 2016

“Trumponomics” sounds like a helping hand for the little guy but is actually a pedestal for the wealthy. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced his economic plan during a speech at the Economic Club of New York last Thursday, calling for 4 percent economic growth if he becomes president. The candidate plans to increase the ...

GALLERY: Trump Visit Sparks Protests in Downtown Pittsburgh

GALLERY: Trump Visit Sparks Protests in Downtown Pittsburgh

By Stephen Caruso and Jordan Mondell / Pitt News Staff

September 22, 2016

Protester arrested outside downtown Trump speech

Protester arrested outside downtown Trump speech

By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor

September 22, 2016

Police arrested one person during a protest against Donald Trump and fracking in downtown Pittsburgh this afternoon. The Republican presidential candidate was speaking to the Shale Insight Convention at the David Lawrence Convention center, highlighting his pro-fracking and natural gas agenda to attendees...

Late night and Trump: It’s complicated

Late night and Trump: It’s complicated

By Matt Maielli / Senior Staff Writer

September 22, 2016

If you were the host of America’s most-viewed late-night show and you had a guest that was a presidential candidate known for hateful rhetoric against minorities and immigrants, what would you do with him? Did you say ruffle his hair? Because that’s what Jimmy Fallon and NBC thought was the righ...

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