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Superdelegates act as a Democratic counterweight

April 15, 2016

With the Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders separated by around 200 delegates, the purpose of superdelegates come into question. According to Philip Dynia, professor and chairman of political science,...

Millennials show increased participation in the 2016 presidential elections

April 8, 2016

Contrary to popular belief that Millennials do not vote, Cate Tringali, philosophy senior, will be at the polls this November and every other time she has the opportunity to vote. “I voted in 2012 and 2014, and I anticipate...

President Obama nominates a Supreme Court Judge

Nicholas Morea

March 16, 2016

President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill the Supreme Court vacancy after Justice Scalia's death. Garland, chief judge of the United State Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia, said being nominated was...

Clinton and Trump win in Louisiana primaries

Nick Reimann

March 6, 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both cruised to victory in the Louisiana primary. On the Democratic side, Clinton claimed victory winning 71 percent of the vote and carrying 63 of the state’s 64 parishes. Tr...

Louisiana gears up for 2016 presidential primary election

Nicholas Morea

March 4, 2016

With the presidential race heating up, Louisiana is next on the campaign trail for both Republicans and Democrats. On March 5, Louisiana voters registered for a specific party will be able to cast their vote in the Louisiana...

Presidential candidates look forward after Iowa

Nick Reimann

February 4, 2016

After the Iowa Caucuses officially kicked off the 2016 presidential race, the candidates’ focus now shifts toward New Hampshire. The state will hold its primary on Tuesday, Feb. 9, giving candidates an opportunity to gain...

John Bel Edwards proposed plan to protect LGBT employees

Nick Morea

December 11, 2015

Newly elected governor John Bel Edwards has proposed a new initiative to protect LGBT employees in Louisiana from discrimination. People who identify as gay can be fired from there job in Louisiana. Edwards' plan would cover...

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