Amílcar Barreto—an expert in Puerto Rican politics and an associate professor in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities—weighs in on the cash-poor island’s debt crisis and its impact on the 2016 presidential election.
Maura Healey, L’98, (pictured above, right) won her race to become Massachusetts’s next attorney general, while New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, L’85, H’13, was re-elected to a second term.
Josh Zakim, a 2009 graduate of Northeastern’s School of Law, was elected to the Boston City Council last week and said he is excited to be part of a new chapter in Boston politics.
Earlier this week, President Obama signed a bill passed by Congress that would raise the debt ceiling and avoid default. The combative negotiations that preceded the deal, however, highlighted the deep political divide in Washington. We asked Robert Gilbert, the Edward W. Brooke Professor in Northeastern’s Department of Political Science, to examine the political climate in light of this deal, and what it means for the 2012 elections.