Stories by Brittany Petersen

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Did you know? Every member of the United States Cabinet is known as a “secretary,” except for the attorney general.

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If Northwestern students are stretching themselves too thin, what about congresspeople?

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The executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today that Chicago is one of four finalists to host ...

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Illinois Senator Barack Obama is the 2008 Democratic nominee for president. Everyone knew when today began where it would end ...

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Clinton campaign officials are confirming that Hillary Clinton will concede in a speech tonight that Barack Obama has enough delegates ...

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According to Political Radar, Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) said today that the Democratic primary “will be ended a ...

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May has been a great month for gay rights. New York Governor David Paterson’s spokewoman announced yesterday that the governor ...

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In a book titled “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception,” former White House Press ...

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Former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr is the Libertarian candidate for president. Former Georgia Rep. Bob Barr was chosen today as ...

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The Associated Press, among others, is reporting this morning that Barack Obama has asked former Fannie Mae CEO Jim Johnson ...

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Does wearing an American flag pin make you a true patriot?

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Some big things happened across the country today, and we at the Breaking News Blog aim to keep you up ...

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The Democratic National Committee announced in a press release today the launch of McCainpedia.com, an “electronic encyclopedia” containing “raw facts ...

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Osama bin Laden could be entering the sad, lonely world of the has-been. He has reportedly released two audio tapes ...

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Rumors have been flying since before McCain had the nomination clinched that he might choose former candidate and social conservative ...

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In California, marriages are no longer defined as a union between a man and a woman. Today in a 4-3 ...

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This is starting to get ugly, folks. Despite all hopes for a Clinton-Obama dream ticket, neither candidate has made a ...

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John McCain is now officially the Republican nominee for president. McCain swept the March 4 primaries, giving him more than ...

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In a press conference today where President Bush denied that the U.S. is heading into an economic recession, he was ...

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He's off doing presidential things, cementing his legacy forever.

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McCain and Obama exchanged some tense words today over Al Qaeda and Iraq, leading die-hard Celebrity Death Match fans to ...

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Who's donating this year? Your favorite NFL team might be.

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Wisconsin and Hawaii hold their Democratic and Republican primaries on Tuesday; at stake are 94 Democratic delegates and 56 Republican ...

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Obama won the Maine primary today, cementing his sweep of this weekend’s Democratic contests. With this weekend’s wins, Obama closed ...

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Barack Obama gained momentum on Saturday, winning the Democratic caucuses in Washington, Nebraska and the Virgin Islands. He is also ...

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Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans chose a nominee yesterday, leaving the fate of the nomination to later primaries and ...

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A new song, released Friday and made by Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am and director Jesse Dylan, is not likely ...

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The conservative advocacy group Citizens United’s new documentary, Hillary: The Movie, could be coming to a theater near you! The ...

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Democrat John Edwards dropped out of the race for the White House on Wednesday. According to CNN, the reason was ...

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After John McCain’s victory in the Florida GOP primary, most major news networks–including CNN, FOX News and MSNBC–are announcing that ...

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Some days, I’m glad I’m still safe and snug in journalism school, not getting told off by former presidents in ...

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Iraq? The economy, stupid? No: find out what the candidates' other goals could be for 2008.

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Senators Hillary Clinton and John McCain pulled off wins in the country’s first 2008 primaries in New Hampshire tonight. Clinton’s ...

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Pervez Musharraf was sworn in today for his second term as the president of Pakistan. The five-year term will be ...

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We test one of those online candidate tests.

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Gingrich will not run for president because of his dedication to his nonprofit organization.

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Several NU students talk about their experiences interning in Washington, D.C. last summer.