Congress

Pelosi Survives Leadership Election

Pelosi Survives Leadership Election

December 1, 2016 at 1:34 pm 0 comments

After weeks of drama that saw U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s future as the top official in the lower chamber’s Democratic Caucus come into question, the matter has finally been settled. On Wednesday, Nov. 30, Pelosi defeated underdog challenger Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan by a margin of 134-63. Realistically,Read More

The Alachua County NAACP is offering free rides to voters on election day. Black votes across the state are up compared to 2012. (Ramsey Touchberry/WUFT News)

An analysis of voter fraud and Trump’s ‘rigged’ election claims

November 5, 2016 at 1:43 pm 0 comments

By: Ramsey Touchberry Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been using a new campaign strategy. “Of course there is large scale voter fraud happening on and before election day. Why do Republican leaders deny what is going on? So naive!” Trump tweeted on Oct. 17. Just the day before, heRead More

Florida U.S. Senate Race Enters Homestretch

Florida U.S. Senate Race Enters Homestretch

November 1, 2016 at 11:56 am 0 comments

As most of the nation’s attention continues to focus on the presidential race, the showdown for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat is entering a crucial period with just over one week remaining until Election Day. The incumbent Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who initially refused to run for reelection as he ranRead More

12 Days to Go: The State of the Race

12 Days to Go: The State of the Race

October 27, 2016 at 7:50 pm 0 comments

With less than two weeks left until Americans across the country head to the polls to choose their 45th president, it’s a good time to take a look at the electoral dynamics heading into the big day of November 8th. As it currently stands, the RealClearPolitics average (RCP), which averages theRead More

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The Unobtainable Millennial Vote

October 11, 2016 at 11:25 am 0 comments

By: Rachel Reh Everyone knows young people don’t vote. Our generation has become the laughing stock of the electorate: lazy, disengaged and politically apathetic. We may be a generation deeply invested in social justice, but our voting record underscores our activist image. Only half of eligible young people voted inRead More

Debate Debrief

Debate Debrief

September 29, 2016 at 7:28 pm 0 comments

The much-anticipated moment has come…and passed. On Monday, September 26, our chosen candidates from the two respective parties went head to head in a debate that garnered record-breaking viewership. But if you were not one of the 84 million viewers of the First 2016 Presidential Debate, fear not. Although theRead More

Allen Ellison and the Congressional Dream Team

Allen Ellison and the Congressional Dream Team

May 27, 2016 at 10:04 pm 1 comment

By: Jessica C. Lumpkin It’s perfectly natural to surround yourself with people who agree, support and praise you all the time. Let’s face it—it’s comforting to have people who are always in your corner, no matter the issue or circumstance. These are the people we often consider to be our mostRead More

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Fighting Fire with Fire: A Cause for the Limousine Liberal

May 12, 2016 at 12:07 pm 0 comments

By: Steven Hollis A common theme that has been brought up consistently during this year’s presidential election has been money in the political system.  Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders rails against the Koch Brothers’ wealth in seemingly every stump speech he makes across the country, priding himself on his campaign’s averageRead More

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Guest Column: Why I Support Hillary Clinton

March 28, 2016 at 9:14 pm 0 comments

By: Jacob Best This election season, there is too much at stake to simply sit at home and not let your voice be heard. In my view, there is only one candidate ready to successfully and efficiently tackle all of the challenges our country faces — both at home andRead More

Why Marco Rubio is the Only Republican the Democrats Should Fear

Why Marco Rubio is the Only Republican the Democrats Should Fear

February 15, 2016 at 5:10 pm 0 comments

By: Maria Llanos Out of the remaining Republican candidates, Marco Rubio continues to be a front-runner for President of the United States. So how did a first time senator from Miami, Florida capture the minds of so many voters already? Well, he appears to be one thing his other opponentsRead More