Politics

US foreign policy success in Burma overshadowed in election
Election 2012 / Politics

US foreign policy success in Burma overshadowed in election

The meeting of Burma’s former dissident Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and President Barack Obama at the White House in September marked a success in U.S. foreign policy, but one that has been overshadowed by Middle East crises during the election campaign.

Local politicians court city’s Arab-American vote
Election 2012 / News

Local politicians court city’s Arab-American vote

The Arab American Institute estimates the Arab-American population has grown to 3.6 million nationwide, with 450,000 in New York State. Only California has more.

NYU students hustle to get the vote out
Election 2012 / Politics

NYU students hustle to get the vote out

In a tight election this year, both Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney are targeting younger voters.

The “Moho” Vote
Election 2012 / Politics

The “Moho” Vote

Whichever way they vote, gay Mormons have been emerging more recently as a vocal force within the Mormon community.

‘Stamp Stampede’ at Union Square
Election 2012 / Politics

‘Stamp Stampede’ at Union Square

The Stamp Stampede and its mini-marathon (12 hours of stamping cash) were conceived by Cohen with a campaign finance reform initiative in mind.

Home call centers foster camaraderie among volunteers
Election 2012 / Features / Politics

Home call centers foster camaraderie among volunteers

Wolfsthal’s apartment bell started ringing as early as 6:15 p.m. and scarcely stopped for the next 20 minutes. The host planted nosh around the apartment; nuts, grapes, cookies, cheese, crackers.

Election 2012 / News / Politics

Voices outside of the Hofstra Presidential Debate

Protestors and watchers ask the questions they want answered by the candidates.

Live Blog / Politics

First 2012 Presidential Debate

Live blog of the first presidential debate by the staff of Pavement Pieces. Editors: Alex Jung. Courtney Pence, Alaia Howell.
Reporters: Jordyn Taylor, Breana Jones, Gabrielle Wright, Timothy Weisberg, Sarah Fournier,Daniella Silva, Alyana Alfaro, Mary Zarikos, Jia Guo, Alex Reali, Natalie Triplett

Still Occupying: Discontent with Obama fills OWS
News / Politics

Still Occupying: Discontent with Obama fills OWS

Ahead of the November presidential elections, protestors gathered for a day of action Monday morning in Manhattan’s Financial District in an attempt to re-energize a movement that has flagged since the spring and voice their discontent with an Obama administration that has done little to deliver on the promise of his 2008 campaign. “From a conservative point of view, people […]

Occupy Wall Street protest continues to grow in face of arrests
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Occupy Wall Street protest continues to grow in face of arrests

Occupy Wall Street movement is growing in New York City and across the world.