Tag Archives: Obama

Blog: Grading Obama’s Handling of the Recovery

By Fionn Adamian When Barack Obama took office, he inherited a crippling recession. Economic recovery—or a lack thereof—would define public opinion of the president throughout his tenure. Fast forward six years and people’s outlooks differ significantly on his success: some bash the recovery for being tepid while others point to accelerating growth. Despite Obama’s poor

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Obama the Scapegoat

By Leopold Spohngellert Note: Blog posts reflect the views and opinions of their authors and not necessarily those of Penn Dems as an organization. At this point in President’s Obama’s presidency, it seems like everybody has turned on him. This election cycle was defined as a referendum on Obama’s presidency by Republicans, and Democrats took their bait.

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Let’s Get to Work

Last Tuesday, voters across the country went to the polls and voted for divided government. With the White House still occupied by a Democrat, and both houses of Congress now run by a party whose main goal has been to obstruct the president, opportunities for bipartisanship seem elusive. We believe, however, that there is no

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Speaker Series: Communications Director Desiree Peterkin Bell

Tuesday, February 4 She’s worked with Michael Bloomberg and Cory Booker. She’s served as Obama for America’s senior advisor in Pennsylvania. Now, she is both the Communications Director and and the City Representative for Mayor Nutter. With such an impressive resume, Desiree Peterkin Bell is someone you don’t want to miss. Join us Tuesday as she speaks

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