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Toomey’s got mail: Grad students deliver letters

Caitlin Schroering spoke at the protest outside of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s Downtown office Wednesday afternoon. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Rachel Glasser | News Editor

December 7, 2017

The Grinch is best known for stealing Christmas, but he left Whoville and showed up on the doorstep of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s Downtown office Wednesday. It was a blustery day, windy and in the low 40s, but Ph.D. epidemiology student Abby Cartus attributed the conditions to something other than ...

Editorial: Recognize student debt’s real toll on campus

(Illustration by Raka Sarkar | Senior Staff Illustrator)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 10, 2017

With grades, a fluctuating social life and life after graduation all weighing heavily on our collective conscience, any college student can tell you they’re no stranger to stress. And according to research released recently by collegiate contracting giant Sodexo, students in the United States ...

Editorial: Toomey isn’t listening to constituents

Protestors hold a cutout of Sen. Pat Toomey at a

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 1, 2017

After months of relentless pressure from voters all across the state, Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey finally attended a town hall meeting last night to hear his constituents’ grievances — sort of. In a PBS-organized special, Toomey appeared for an hour on stage in front of an audience of about 50 c...

Editorial: Toomey is either lying or misinformed, and it will hurt Pennsylvanians

Protestors hold a cutout of Sen. Pat Toomey at a

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

June 28, 2017

Regardless of what Sen. Pat Toomey may say, the new Senate health care bill does cut federal spending to Medicaid, and does so in a significant way. Medicaid is a federal program designed to provide health insurance to those who otherwise cannot afford it, and as of April 2017 nearly 75 million Ame...

Sanders criticizes GOP health care bill at Pittsburgh rally

Bernie Sanders called the GOP health care bill

By Lexi Kennell / Contributing Editor

June 25, 2017

If the 1,600 people at Saturday’s health care rally take Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ advice, Republican senators’ phone lines will be busy all week. The former presidential candidate, along with several other speakers, told the ralliers to urge senators — specifically Pennsylvania Sen. Pat T...

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