Politics


Kennedy, Markey Debate for the First Time

In the first debate between incumbent United States Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and U.S. Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-Mass.), few major substantive differences emerged between the two candidates.


Kennedy and Markey Debate at WGBH

U.S. Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-Mass.) and incumbent Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) debate at WGBH Tuesday.


Six Cambridge City Councilors Endorse Markey in U.S. Senate Race

Six members of the Cambridge City Council endorsed incumbent United States Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) in his primary election campaign against U.S. Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-Mass) Thursday.


Political Reporters Analyze 2020 Campaign Trail at IOP Forum

Four journalists covering the presidential election discussed uncertainty in the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries and experiences with day-to-day reporting on the campaign trail at the Institute of Politics Thursday evening.


Sanders Wins New Hampshire Democratic Primary, Buttigieg ’04 in Close Second

United States Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) won New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation Democratic presidential primary Tuesday, finishing narrowly ahead of former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Peter P. M. Buttigieg ’04.


NH Reax

Harvard students gather at the Institute of Politics to watch the results of the New Hampshire primary Tuesday evening.


Harvard Dems Flock to New Hampshire to Campaign for Presidential Candidates

Dozens of Harvard undergraduates braved sub-freezing temperatures over the weekend to campaign for Democratic presidential candidates in New Hampshire ahead of the state’s first-in-the-nation primary on Tuesday.


Harvard Kennedy School Initiative Was Involved in Preparing Iowa State Parties for Caucus Cyberthreats

The Defending Digital Democracy project — a Harvard Kennedy School initiative that aims to prevent election-related cyber attacks — held seminars last fall with the Iowa Democratic and Republican parties to prepare for potential threats to this year’s caucuses.


Iowa Reactions

Harvard's Institute of Politics hosted a viewing party to watch the coverage of the Iowa Caucus, the first major nomination contest of the 2020 presidential election cycle.


‘More is More’: Joe Kennedy III and Elizabeth Warren's Parallel Paths From Harvard Law School to Congress

On February 9 last year, United States Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-Mass.) took the stage to carry out a coveted task in Massachusetts politics: introducing U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), his former Harvard Law School professor, as she officially launched her 2020 presidential campaign.


Kennedy Takes Aim at Markey’s Iraq War Vote at Cambridge Dems Event

Attempting to draw a distinction in the Massachusetts United States Senate race, U.S. Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-Mass.) criticized incumbent Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), his primary opponent, for Markey’s initial vote in favor of the Iraq War at a Cambridge Democrats event featuring both candidates Sunday night.


Alan Dershowitz to Join Trump’s Legal Defense Team

Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan M. Dershowitz will be added to President Donald J. Trump’s impeachment team to help with his legal defense during the forthcoming United States Senate trial.


Harvard Institute of Politics Announces Spring 2020 Resident Fellows

The former governor of Alaska and five other prominent political figures are slated to join the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics this spring as part of their residential fellows program, the IOP announced Thursday.


U.S. Representatives Sign Letter Supporting Harvard Graduate Student Union Strike

Twenty-two Harvard alumni who currently serve in the United States House of Representatives sent a letter to University President Lawrence S. Bacow last week declaring their support for the Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers strike.


Harvard Professors Sign Letter Supporting President Trump’s Impeachment

Twenty-five Harvard faculty joined more than 1,500 historians to sign an open letter Monday denouncing President Donald J. Trump’s “numerous and flagrant abuses of power” and calling for his impeachment.


Justice Department Continues Investigation Into Harvard Admissions

A Department of Justice investigation into alleged discrimination in Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policies remains ongoing, according to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by The Crimson last month.


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