Voters validate Obama’s vision

Michael E. Cunniff, Editor-in-Chief
November 7, 2012
Filed under Election2012, Opinion

It’s finally over. The nastiest, most bitter and most partisan presidential campaign in recent memory has finally concluded after two straight years of “I approve this message” and super PAC ads dominating our television airwaves. Now, the majority of us will forget all about presidential politics... Read more »

Flames of The Torch

November 7, 2012
Filed under Election2012, Opinion

Now that the election is finally over, we can start to move on from the petty partisan politics of the past of the last 17 months. Now is time to move on from what’s in Mitt Romney’s binders, or if President Obama thinks you built that. Now is the time for action, for work to be done to continue... Read more »

Supreme Court will determine Obama’s legacy

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor
November 7, 2012
Filed under Election2012, Opinion

Over the course of the last year, President Obama and Mitt Romney have battled over every issue under the umbrella of American politics. They turned attention to the economy, foreign affairs and human rights. Basically, anything that could show some sort of short-term impact that could play up to an... Read more »

Hope and Change, Part II

Hope and Change, Part II

Shannon Luibrand, Staff Writer
November 7, 2012
Filed under Election2012, Home Scroll, News

The cheers of Democrats exploded across the nation at 11:12 p.m. last night when multiple media outlets declared President Barack Obama had won over the state of Ohio, securing his re-election. NBC, CBS and Fox News all reported that Obama had won the pivotal state of Ohio, and with it the 19 electoral... Read more »

What’s next in Congress

Mitchell Petit-Frere, Sports Editor
November 7, 2012
Filed under Election2012

As citizens of the United States arose from a short nights sleep on the morning after Election Day, none could point to a great deal of change in Washington — the House of Representatives remains in the control of Republicans, Democrats continue to hold the majority in the Senate and Barack Obama secured... Read more »

GIllibrand back to DC

Shannon Luibrand, Staff Writer
November 7, 2012
Filed under Election2012

Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand cruised to reelection to New York’s national Senate seat, defeating Republican challenger Wendy Long in a landslide. “I can’t thank you enough for the honor and privilege of continuing to serve this state and to fight for New York families in the United... Read more »

Meeks gets 8th term

Christopher Brito, Staff Writer
November 7, 2012
Filed under Election2012

As part of the newly restructured Congressional District 5, the University and southeast Queens will be represented by a familiar face as Democrat Gregory Meeks won his eighth term in the U.S. House of Representatives in a landslide, according to Newsday. With 79 percent of the vote, Meeks, defeated... Read more »

Sandy and the Election

Sandy and the Election

Jarrod Jenkins, Staff Writer
November 7, 2012
Filed under Election2012, Home Scroll, News

The lasting effects of Hurricane Sandy have inconveniently affected the 2012 presidential voting process for University students throughout the tri-state region. Although the states have offered voting alternatives, students who are affected with issues concerning electricity and gas have caused many... Read more »

Johnson: Working outside the two-party system

Peter Long, Entertainment Editor
November 7, 2012
Filed under Election2012

Most Americans went to the polls yesterday and voted for the candidates who represented the two largest political parties in the nation. What most voters didn’t see were the names of the third-party candidates at the bottom of the ballot, with the exception of Libertarian party candidate Gary Johnson,... Read more »

College Dems take GOTV effort to Ohio

Kori Williams, Staff Writer
November 7, 2012
Filed under Election2012

The St. John’s University chapter of College Democrats canvassed for President Obama’s campaign in Pennsylvania and Ohio yesterday, the latter being a key battleground state that eventually decided the election. College Democrats returned from Pennsylvania on Tuesday after numerous trips to take... Read more »

Liberals aren’t the only ones getting out the vote

Matthew Wolfson, Staff Writer
November 7, 2012
Filed under Election2012

While the College Democrats canvassed nationally for President Obama in Ohio and Pennsylvania, the College Republicans focused their efforts more locally, campaigning two Queens locals: Dan Halloran in his failed bid for Congress, and Eric Ulrich, the Republican candidate for state Senate. Greg Mitchell,... Read more »