By Diego Quezada During the second presidential debate, an undecided voter asked President Barack Obama what he planned to do to curb gun violence. Governor Mitt Romney predictably pivoted to a discussion on families and said that people should get married before having children. But that wasn’t disappointing; it shouldn’t surprise anyone when Romney evades… Continue reading Obama: Come for our guns
By Ciera Echols The role that America should play in the future of the Middle East must be meticulously calculated. America must not become heavily entangled in the future affairs of the Middle East. Although we must still stand by our Middle Eastern Allies, we must now work on reducing our involvement in the Middle… Continue reading The Future of Foreign Policy in the Middle East
In addition to your midterms (hopefully) being over for a while and fall break being only a week away, there’s something else to celebrate this weekend. September’s unemployment numbers were reported today, and dropped to 7.8%—the lowest they’ve been since January 2009. The unemployment rate in August was 8.1%. September job creation was apparent in… Continue reading Unemployment down to 7.8%
Durham’s annual pride parade took place yesterday. Duke Dems and Duke Students for Obama had a great day of registering voters—and enjoying the many wonderful floats. Check out our slideshow. Photo cred: Laura Neubauer.
Romney and co. launched an Ohio bus tour Monday with emphasized focus on his ticket, instead of just the presidential candidate himself. The tour marks the first time in about a month that he and Ryan have publicly appeared together. After several polls released early this week showed Obama with a strong lead in the… Continue reading Honeymoon period for Romney, Ryan over… especially in OH
Michelle Obama made a stop in Durham today to speak at NCCU. In her speech, she touched on many of the themes she spoke about at the DNC. Check out our Twitter feed from the event here. She talked about first meeting Barack and falling in love with him, and their similar backgrounds and family… Continue reading First Lady speaks at NCCU
I can’t imagine ever working for the Romney campaign, but I especially wouldn’t want to be one of his publicity people this week, after remarks he made at a May private donor fundraiser were posted online. For those of you who missed it: the left-leaning Mother Jones Magazine published a video of Romney where he… Continue reading Obama gives dignified response to Romney’s 47% remarks