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    Brett Kavanaugh: The Controversial Supreme Court Nominee

    “I’m innocent. This thing was sprung on me. This thing was sprung at the last minute,” replied Judge Kavanaugh while testifying at a senate hearing regarding the assault of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. This is a case that has resulted in strong emotional responses throughout the nation. All over America, everyone was talking about the controversial judge-to-be: not only one aspiring for the highest court in the land, but also one who has recently been dealing with serious allegations of sexual assault. For those who may not know, Brett Kavanaugh is currently an Associate Justice to the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President Donald Trump…

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    Cuomo Defeats Nixon in Democratic Primaries

    In a landslide victory on Thursday, Sept. 13, incumbent New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, vying for a third term, defeated challenger, Cynthia Nixon, in the Democratic Primaries by about 30% of the votes. According to the New York Times, Cuomo was victorious with 65.6 percent to Nixon’s 34.4 percent. Cuomo defeated Nixon in each one of the five boroughs.   Cuomo ran on his record of progressive accomplishments. According to his campaign website, Cuomo has championed passing stricter gun legislation, fighting for women’s reproductive rights, legalizing same-sex marriage and fighting for DREAMers. He allocated more money toward education, extending school programs to include Pre-K for three-year-olds and the Excelsior scholarship.…

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    OP-ED 10 reasons why political complacency is not an option – Part 2, 5-10

    The following is Part 2 of a two-part series. Both articles highlight the cause and effect of each listed reason as to why political complacency is not an option. 6- If you find yourself caring about any of the following:  The environment, equality, medical care, a healthy economy, discrimination, or other such sociopolitical concerns/matters that affect your life -get involved, speak, push back, type, text, post a sticker, and scrutinize your information sources. The point is that our voices are powerful weapons. Perhaps it’s time to enter your political representative’s phone number and email into your contacts list. They will get the message when you empower yourself.   7- Traditional…

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    QC professors talk money and power in politics

    Queens College students and faculty gathered in Powdermaker Hall 118 on Sept. 13 to hear two professors speak about the presidential election, the importance of political participation and the effects of money in politics. The event was organized by the Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding and was co-sponsored by the Political Science Club, New York Public Interest Group and the Michael Harrington Center.Professors Michael Krasner and Keena Lipsitz, both political science professors at Professors Michael Krasner and Keena Lipsitz, both political science professors at QC, served as speakers for the event. Lipsitz spoke about how the presidential election reached its current state and what to expect in the…

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    Fuse and Voto Latino Launch Initiative

    Fuse teamed up Voto Latino to launch a “Crash the Parties” initiative in search of two aspiring, millennial Latino reporters to cover the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in July. Hopeful reporters from ages 18-34 submitted a 1-minute video explaining why they want to report from the conventions or attended casting calls in Los Angeles on May 6 or in New York on May 9. From May 16 through May 31 the public voted for the top ten candidates. Expert judges would then go through their selection process from June 1 through the 10th. The two winners selected would be announced during the Voto Latino Power Summit Conference on June…