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As election season heats up, campus political groups rally voters

College Republicans (left) and College Democrats (right) at Pitt have both begun work on energizing western Pa. voters for both local and national elections on Nov. 3.

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

The College Democrats and College Republicans at Pitt have both begun work to energize western Pennsylvania voters for both local and national races, seeking to bolster voter turnout for what is considered to be one of the most important swing regions in the state, which itself is a swing state on the national level. The groups continue to hold virtual events due to COVID-19 restrictions, disrupting their typical in-person election-season activities.

Your guide to the June 2 primary election

Pennsylvania mail-in ballots must be filled out and received by the county elections office on June 2.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

May 27, 2020

This is the first year Pennsylvania has allowed mail-in ballots for anyone who requested one by the May 26 deadline. Mail-in ballots must be filled out and received by the county elections office by 8 p.m. on June 2.

Editorial: Trump must stop politicizing coronavirus response

U.S. President Donald Trump leaves with Vice President Mike Pence after the coronavirus task force press briefing on Monday at the White House in Washington, D.C.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 14, 2020

Trump needs to remove this partisan attitude from his dealings with the pandemic and simply focus on giving Americans factual information.

Opinion | Trump’s coronavirus response sucks

President Donald Trump takes questions at a news conference about the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic at the White House March 13 in Washington, D.C. Trump is facing a national health emergency as COVID-19 cases continue to rise and 30 people have died from the virus in the United States, according to The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist

March 15, 2020

‪At every stage of the coronavirus outbreak, Trump has done the wrong thing, presumably based on a combination of incompetence, narcissism and a desire to protect himself politically.‬

In case you missed it: News from winter break 2019

The Bruegger’s Bagels located on 3714 Forbes Ave. closed in mid-December.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

January 5, 2020

We’ve rounded up a few of the break’s biggest headlines, in case you missed them.

U. S. House to begin impeachment inquiry

President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on Tuesday in New York City. World leaders from across the globe are gathered at the 74th session of the U.N. General Assembly, amid crises ranging from climate change to possible conflict between Iran and the United States.

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

September 24, 2019

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that the House will begin a formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump — the fourth inquiry in the 243-year history of the American government.

Georgetown law professor talks Constitution at annual lecture

Victoria Nourse, Ralph Whitworth Professor in Law at Georgetown spoke Tuesday about separation of powers and the current state of politics.

By Madison Brewer, For The Pitt News

September 18, 2019

Each year since the passage of a 2004 federal amendment, Constitution Day is celebrated on September 17, commemorating the day 230 years ago when delegates from the original 13 states ratified the Constitution, giving life and law to our republic.

Trump administration: a worldwide embarrassment

Trump administration: a worldwide embarrassment

By Josh Gaylord, For The Pitt News

October 19, 2018

Trump claims he’s “accomplished more than almost any administration” — but his “accomplishments” have hardly been good. The president has pushed archaic policies and eroded political alliances.

US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, at the United Nations in New York on September 11, 2017. (Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA/TNS)

By Tracy Wilkinson | Tribune Washington Bureau

June 19, 2018

WASHINGTON _ The Trump administration announced Tuesday it is withdrawing from the U.N. body that oversees human rights around the globe, saying the 47-nation council has shown an "unconscionable" bias against Israel and a blind willingness to ignore abuse elsewhere. The decision to leave the U.N....

Editorial: Address landslides in local infrastructure plans

A landslide in Virginia. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 16, 2018

More than 70 landslides have hit Pittsburgh this year — but the one on Route 30 last week was possibly the worst. The collapsed roadway severely damaged four residences and raised the City’s landslide cost to an estimated $12 million in 2018 so far. But funding for repair efforts remains slim...

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