That it took until 5 p.m. Friday to cancel the marathon is an insult.
As the region has focused on recovery efforts post-Sandy, local election officials have been working to make sure polling locations have power, displaced voters have access to absentee ballots, and any changes to polling locations gets communicated to a distracted public.
It’s a close race in Connecticut to fill retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman’s Senate seat. Republican Linda McMahon, a former pro wrestling executive, is running against Democrat Chris Murphy, a three-term congressman. McMahon’s wrestling ties hurt her Senate campaign two years ago, but this year, Connecticut Democrats are more interested in linking her to Mitt Romney.
Money flooding in politics after the Citizens United Supreme Court decision isn't only affecting the presidential campaign. A new Brennan Center for Justice report says money is flooding in to House races as well, including three in New York, in hopes of affecting the balance of power in congress.
The final debate between President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney took place Monday night at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. The focus of the debate was (supposed to be) foreign policy, and it was moderated by CBS's Bob Schieffer. Brian Lehrer hosted a (Mostly) Swing State Radio Network for a call-in special to preview the debate featuring:
- Jo Ingles of the Statehouse News Bureau from Ohio Public Radio and T.V.
- Mark Simpson, news director and Intersection host at WMFE in Central Florida
- Clay Masters, reporter with Iowa Public Radio
We'll post the audio here shortly. Below you can watch the entire debate and read a transcript of our debate live chat.
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Chris Christie takes his first trip to the South this weekend.
The white-tie event raises money for the epomonyous foundation which provides grants to Catholic healthcare programs in the New York area, while bringing out heavy-weights in New York City politics, business and media to watch the candidates take turns roasting each other.
Mitt Romney was correct that domestic oil production decreased 14 percent in one year, but that's nowhere close to the whole story.
The Vice Presidential debate took place Thursday night live in Danville, Kentucky. Brian Lehrer reconveneed his (Mostly) Swing State Radio Network, and was joined by former moderator Carole Simpson of ABC, and PBS' Jim Lehrer, host of this year's first debate.
We also live chatted with Anna Sale, our swing state colleagues and the politically diverse It's A Free Country bloggers for a witty, communal and informative experience. Watch the debate and read the transcript below!
Trailing in the polls, with a fraction of the money of national powerhouse fundraiser and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Republican Wendy Long is struggling to gain traction. And some Republicans say there's a reason the Republicans are fielding such a weak, underfunded candidate in New York. They say former U.S. Senator Alfonse D'Amato's ties to Gillibrand have discouraged GOP donors and supporters. It's a charge Gillibrand doesn't exactly deny.
Most Long Islanders reported they’d selected their man—but their party registration had little to do with it.
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The only town hall style presidential debate is slated for Tuesday night. Join Brian Lehrer and the (Mostly) Swing State Radio Network as we preview the debate. Mark Halperin, Time senior political analyst, talks about the parameters for the debate and what to expect from tonight's match-up, and Larry Levy joins live from Hofstra University to talk about undecided voters in Nassau County who will be asking the questions tonight. He is the executive dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies there.
Watch a live stream and chat live with Anna Sale, our swing state colleagues and the politically diverse It's A Free Country bloggers for a witty, communal and informative experience. Oh, and don't forget to get your debate bingo card(s)!
With less than a month left in the presidential race, the campaigns are scrambling to raise money, and to impress voters. A key part of that effort centers around campaigns efforts to appear authentic .
New Hampshire could be politically pivotal again with its four electoral votes in a close election for president. The state’s famously engaged voters watched the first presidential debate – and it made a difference. Going into their first meeting, President Barack Obama had opened up a 15-point lead in polls over Republican Mitt Romney, but that advantage has narrowed down to six points in the last week.
Watching the vice presidential debate? Why not watch and chat with us while we play interactive debate bingo! Get a fresh card, fill in your tiles as the candidates (or moderators) call out your terms, and tweet out when you've got a winner. Got beef with what constitutes a tile? Come chat it out or hash it out at #debatebingo.
Both campaigns are churning out ads directed at Latinos. Here's a look at their different messages.
Why do we need permission to think seriously about politics?