The Pitt News

Immigration officials make arrest on Craig Street

Immigration officials make arrest on Craig Street

By John Hamilton, Janine Faust and Salina Pressimone

January 11, 2018

Immigration officers arrested a person on Craig Street Thursday afternoon as part of a targeted raid in the Oakland area, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Thursday night. ICE officials said the Pittsburgh sub-office conducted an operation that lead to the arrest of one person at the Un...

Rep. John Conyers quits House committee post amid sexual harassment probe

By Tracy Wilkinson | Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

November 26, 2017

Sexual abuse allegations continued to roil U.S. politics Sunday, with Democrat Rep. John Conyers Jr. stepping down from a powerful House post and President Donald Trump again voicing support for Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. Conyers announced he was stepping down as ranking member...

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but memes should never hurt us

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but memes should never hurt us

By Neena Hagen, For The Pitt News

November 9, 2017

The Senate is used to strange occurrences, but Nov. 1, our legislators discussed a group of memes which are purportedly evidence for Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election. The U.S. intelligence community thinks the memes were part of a sophisticated network of propaganda used to suppo...

Rejecting his legacy, Flake boldly speaks out

Rejecting his legacy, Flake boldly speaks out

By Ana Altchek | For The Pitt News

November 1, 2017

Growing up in a town between Princeton and Trenton, New Jersey, I was exposed to a diverse population — both racially and economically. And while I am grateful I grew up in a place that encouraged a progressive mind-set, this naturally precluded conservative views. A lot of people in my town thought this was ...

Bush 2020? One great speech can’t erase eight years

Bush 2020? One great speech can’t erase eight years

By Brian Gentry | For The Pitt News

October 24, 2017

Defying all expectations of his speaking ability, former President George W. Bush gave an eloquent speech last week criticizing the Trump administration. “We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism — forgotten the dynamism that immigration has always brought to America,” he said. The for...

Editorial: Military rhetoric marks harmful double standard

Editorial: Military rhetoric marks harmful double standard

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 22, 2017

From what we’ve heard in the past week from the Trump administration about respecting a former four-star general, you’d think it would show greater deference for other members of the military. A political dispute that began last week highlighted this sharp contrast between words and actions. A...

JFK documents promise transparency, not conspiracy

JFK documents promise transparency, not conspiracy

By Ben Sheppard | Columnist

October 16, 2017

Three shots rang out from Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, the afternoon of Nov. 22, 1963. Those fatal shots killed President John F. Kennedy, wounded the American spirit and left many burning questions — some of which may soon find answers. The National Archives’ plan to declassify documents regarding ...

Editorial: Trump breaks promises on CHIP funding

Editorial: Trump breaks promises on CHIP funding

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 15, 2017

Policy changes stalling have been a hallmark of President Donald Trump’s first several months in office. But for a politician who’s promised health “insurance for everybody,” Trump should find the events of the past two weeks an especially striking reversal. The Children’s Health Insurance Program — a federal project designed to provide health care coverage fo...

Editorial: Trump’s big, empty tax promises

Editorial: Trump’s big, empty tax promises

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 12, 2017

President Donald Trump visited Harrisburg Wednesday, Oct. 11 to discuss his plans for tax reform in front of a crowd of roughly 1,000 people. The crowd comprised mostly of truckers and small manufacturing business owners — the types of people Trump promised to help while campaigning for the presiden...

Trump’s NFL comments ignore players’ real concerns

Trump’s NFL comments ignore players’ real concerns

By Will Schulman | For The Pitt News

October 5, 2017

After taking the gold and bronze medals in the 200-meter dash at the 1968 Olympics, Tommie Smith and John Carlos shocked the world — the two Olympians held up black gloved fists for the entire anthem. When Colin Kaepernick, then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback, decided last year to kneel for th...

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper
trump