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Election Update: Unexpected Frontrunners

By Eva Lynch Following the early primary results of Iowa and New Hampshire, constituents are left with a dwindling roster battling for the Democratic primary nomination. Republican voters are already showing their support for President Trump, who is beginning his campaign for re-election. Former Vice President Joe Biden was predicted early to be at least Read More …

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SGA, During one of the Longest Sessions of the School Year, Passes Three New Pieces of Legislation

By Katie Hoban The Student Government Association (SGA) of Catholic University held a senate session 5-8 in which the senate debated a piece of legislation to add a water filtration system in Gibbons Hall and a bill to make freshman learning community (LC) classes more structured regarding assessment. The senate also opened the floor for Read More …

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Immaculee Ilibagiza Speaks on Love and Forgiveness

By Renee Rasmussen Immaculee Ilibagiza, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, came to Catholic University to speak to the students for Campus Ministry’s CUA on Tap presentation on Thursday February 13. Her talk, focused on the power of forgiveness and healing, followed her journey through the genocide.  Ilibagiza grew up in a small village in Read More …

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“End of Asylum?” With Dr. Julia G. Young

By Eva Lynch Julia G. Young, professor of the Department of History, spoke to students and faculty about the current legal and political threats to asylum in the United States as well as her personal experience as a volunteer legal advocate for asylum-seekers in South Texas.  This lecture on Wednesday afternoon was sponsored by the Read More …

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New Hampshire Democratic Debate Recap

Courtesy of The New York Times By Anna Harvey The New Hampshire Democratic Debate took on a new sense of importance with the quickly approaching New Hampshire primary on February 11.  The debate took place at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire on February 7, and featured Democratic candidates Andrew Yang, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Read More …

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Supreme Court Votes to Allow Trump’s “Wealth Test” for Immigrants

Courtesy of The New York Times By Jeremy Perillo While Chief Justice John Roberts was presiding over the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court voted to end an injunction that challenged Trump’s plan to bar immigrants who get federal assistance. On Monday, January 27th, the justices voted 5-4, along ideological lines, after Read More …

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Brookland Development Opposed By Residents

By William McQuillen Brookland has long been a quiet, traditional neighborhood of D.C., with a “real sense of neighborhood cohesion,” according to a 2013 Washington Post article.  However, in recent years there has been a dialectical opposition between the “new”— young families, rising developments, college students, business changes— and the “old”— families who have raised Read More …

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Nancy Pelosi Rips up President Trump’s State of the Union Address

Courtesy of CNN By Franchetta Groves President Trump delivered his third State of the Union (SOTU) address last Tuesday evening. Upon finishing, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi ripped her copy of his speech. The recent impeachment trial contributed to polarization and tension between the president and the Democratic party.  Pelosi shocked the Congress and Read More …

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Sanders and Buttigieg Battle In New Hampshire Primary

By Cristina Goerdt Senator Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary last night, edging ahead of former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg to come out on top.  Sanders’ win in New Hampshire, as well as his narrow defeat last week in Iowa, dramatically increases his viability as the Democratic presidential nominee.  According to the Read More …

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2020 Election Update 2/14

Courtesy of: NBC News By Jeremy Perillo While the Iowa caucuses earlier this month proved to be chaotic, the New Hampshire Democratic primary proved to turn the tide for the Democratic presidential field. With Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg neck and neck in the delegate count thus far, the predicted future of the primaries has Read More …

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