The Daily Northwestern

Schakowsky: Walsh ’embarrassment’ to country after abortion flap

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

October 19, 2012


Filed under Blogs, Daily Decision

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) this afternoon called Congressman Joe Walsh an “embarrassment” to the United States less than a day after the conservative firebrand suggested that abortion is never needed to save a woman’s life. In an interview with The Daily, Schakowsky linked Walsh (R-Ill.) to...

State-level candidates debate in Evanston forum

State-level candidates debate in Evanston forum

Amanda Gilbert, Reporter

October 19, 2012


Filed under City, Daily Decision, Politics, State

The Central Street Neighbors Association hosted a forum Thursday night for several Illinois House and state senate candidates in an Evanston middle school. Nearly 50 people met at Haven Middle School for the forum featuring candidates vying to represent the districts that contain Evanston. Both...

CRC hosts third watch party as Obama, Romney spar

CRC hosts third watch party as Obama, Romney spar

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Campus Editor

October 17, 2012


Filed under Campus, Daily Decision, Student Entertainment

As President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney returned to prime time for the second of three debates, Northwestern students returned to the Communications Residential College to watch and discuss. CRC’s third debate watch party of this election season was followed by a discussion...

Kearney: Students, your voter registration clock is ticking

Kearney: Students, your voter registration clock is ticking

Ryan Kearney, Columnist

October 15, 2012


Filed under Columns, Daily Decision, Opinion

With Election Day in three short weeks, the country is abuzz with discussion and debate about the presidential candidates.  Yet possibly because of Northwestern’s location in a liberal district of a non-swing state, the election feels strangely distant from life here on campus. Student political groups,...

Obama coming home to vote early

Obama coming home to vote early

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

October 15, 2012


Filed under Blogs, Daily Decision

President Barack Obama will return home next week to cast an early ballot in the presidential race. The Obama campaign announced this afternoon that the president will arrive in Chicago on Oct. 25 to highlight the "ease, convenience, and importance of voting." First lady Michelle Obama mailed her...