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Photos: President Joe Biden visits Shanksville

Photos: President Joe Biden visits Shanksville

By Clare Sheedy, Senior Staff Photographer September 13, 2021
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visited Shanksville, Pennsylvania on Saturday for the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Opinion | Political hypocrisy shouldn’t stay the norm

Opinion | Political hypocrisy shouldn’t stay the norm

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist September 8, 2021
I wondered why it was so difficult for me to admit that Biden dropped the ball.
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the evacuation of U.S. citizens and their families, SIV applicants and their families and vulnerable Afghans from Afghanistan in the East Room of the White House on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, in Washington, D.C.

Opinion | Withdrawing from Afghanistan was an unconscionable blunder

By Jack Troy, Assistant Opinions Editor August 27, 2021
The time for nation building was over. So was the time for America taking on a significant combat role. But we hadn’t seriously committed to either of those in years and yet the situation remained relatively stable up until America’s final withdrawal was near and almost certain.
Opinion | Don’t fall for billionaire propaganda — strengthening the IRS is a good thing

Opinion | Don’t fall for billionaire propaganda — strengthening the IRS is a good thing

By Jack Troy, Opinions Editor June 16, 2021
America’s highest earners are terrified of a robust IRS and they’re hoping to manipulate the public into bailing them out.
Opinion | Biden must take a hardline on Saudi Arabia to save Yemen

Opinion | Biden must take a hardline on Saudi Arabia to save Yemen

By Jack Troy, For The Pitt News February 26, 2021
The Biden administration should freeze all arms sales and limit trade with the kingdom until the Saudis withdraw from this cruel war.
President Joe Biden takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as his wife, first lady Jill Biden, stands next to him during the 59th presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Biden, Harris have their work cut out for them, Pitt students say

By Priya Ray, Staff Writer January 22, 2021
As Pitt students began a new semester of classes, a new presidential administration was being sworn in in Washington. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as the 46th president and 49th vice president of the United States on Wednesday.
Editorial | Top 10 things to do while awaiting election results

Editorial | Top 10 things to do while awaiting election results

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 6, 2020
It’s unclear when we’re going to get finalized presidential election results. Or sleep. Here are the top 10 things we’re going to do in the meantime.
Pitt for Biden is a new student group focused on turning out the vote for the 2020 Democratic presidential ticket.

‘Stanning,’ not ‘settling’: Pitt for Biden works to mobilize students on campus

By Rashi Ranjan, Staff Writer October 12, 2020
Founded in April as a branch of the Students for Biden program, Pitt for Biden educates students on Biden’s policies, hosts discussions with political figures and helps new voters register and feel confident in the process.
Opinion | Veepstakes: Ranking Biden’s possible VP picks, take two

Opinion | Veepstakes: Ranking Biden’s possible VP picks, take two

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist July 14, 2020
Two months ago, columnist Devi Ruia wrote about her thoughts on the potential VP picks that she’d seen mentioned the most. But things have changed since then, other contenders have emerged and others that were mentioned as top choices have dropped out of consideration.
Opinion | Veepstakes: Ranking Biden’s potential VP picks

Opinion | Veepstakes: Ranking Biden’s potential VP picks

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist May 19, 2020
Here is my ranking of some of the potential VP picks.
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