Oct 4th, 2012
1:05 pm
October 4th, 2012 | University
First Reactions: Presidential Debate

I caught the second half of the presidential debate last night. But even then, after a long day of classes, I caught myself unable to focus on anything but Romney’s hair. Generally, I’m a more political creature, but last night, maybe because of its statistics-heavy topic — the economy — my mind wandered away from […]

Aug 31st, 2012
5:10 pm
August 31st, 2012 | University
Outrage Alert: Rick Santorum coming to campus on Tuesday

Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum will speak in Woolsey Hall this Tuesday at the first Yale Political Union debate of the year. A former senator from Pennsylvania, Santorum is well-known for his socially conservative views on issues such as abortion and homosexuality. His visit to Yale is part of the Wendy P. McCaw Lecture Series, […]

Aug 2nd, 2012
5:17 pm
August 2nd, 2012 | City
Murphy leads Bysiewicz ’83 in new poll

A new poll reveals U.S. Rep Chris Murphy to be a strong favorite to win the November election to fill the Senate seat being vacated by U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67. The poll, released this week by Public Policy Polling, shows Murphy leading former Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz ’83 in the […]

Aug 1st, 2012
6:14 pm
August 1st, 2012 | City
Conn. federal judge rules DOMA unconstitutional

A Connecticut judge ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act violates the constitutional right to equal protection, the latest in a string of setbacks against the 1996 law. In a suit against the federal government, U.S. District Judge Vanessa Bryant issued a 104-page decision Tuesday that found the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage […]

Jul 4th, 2012
2:39 pm
July 4th, 2012 | City
Murphy sweeps New Haven endorsements

New Haven’s Democratic Party coalesced around U.S. Senate candidate Chris Murphy with a nearly unanimous endorsement Monday. The city’s entire state delegation, Mayor John DeStefano Jr., 27 of New Haven’s 30 aldermen and the entire Democratic Town Committee announced their endorsement of Murphy over Susan Bysiewicz ’83, his rival in the race for the seat […]

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