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Networks call re-election for Obama


President Barack Obama finished off a hard-fought race with a victory, becoming re-elected as the 44th President of the United States on Tuesday night. As most major networks began calling the election around 8:20 p.m., hundreds of students keeping tabs on the results in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center erupted in screams and cheers. Though […]

Young voters look to buck trend


As polls continue to report a drop in interest among young voters, the atmosphere on college campuses like USC speaks to a different trend. “You’re voting for Romney?” an outraged Kevin Li yelled across Trousdale Parkway. “No way man, Obama all the way!” “Hey, Romney’s pretty damn good!” his friend Bernie Yang volleyed back. Though […]

Live blog transcript of the second presidential debate


Tonight, President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney met for their second presidential debate, and the Daily Trojan live blogged it. Here is the transcript. 5:59 Editorial director Elena Kadvany and opinion columnist Sarah Cueva will be live blogging the second presidential debate, Elena from a liberal perspective and Sarah from a conservative one. […]

Point/Counterpoint: The aftermath of the VP debate


Point: Elena Kadvany Vice President Joe Biden set a refreshing standard for the rest of the debates. He was feisty, firm, genuine, personal — and even more presidential than President Barack Obama. Rep. Paul Ryan did not bomb the debate or make any ridiculous comments that will damage the Romney campaign. He did just fine. […]