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How voter suppression laws will impact Duke students

On April 17th, Duke Democrats stands with student organizations across the state against voter suppression The North Carolina General Assembly has introduced a barrage of legislation that will pose significant obstacles for North Carolina voters, especially students, the elderly, women, transgender individuals, and the poor. North Carolina is trying to replicate the voting laws of Florida, which led… Continue reading How voter suppression laws will impact Duke students

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Obama plays losing hand in budget negotiations

President Barack Obama’s annual budget — which he will send to Capitol Hill Wednesday — includes a cut to Social Security called chained CPI. “CPI” stands for consumer price index; the United States has always adjusted Social Security benefits to inflation. Essentially, this policy presumes that seniors will change their buying habits as prices go… Continue reading Obama plays losing hand in budget negotiations