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At the GOP Convention in Tampa, New Jersey's Star Rises

Monday, August 27, 2012

WNYC

 New Jersey is back on the map. The state, which has not voted for a Republican for president since George Bush the elder, is suddenly important.  And the Governor, GOP keynoter Chris Christie, is besieged like a rock star by a never ending-stream of reporters.

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This Week in Politics: Christie, Cuomo Bring Differing Approaches to Conventions

Saturday, August 25, 2012

WNYC

You could call it two conventions, two governors. Both Republican Chris Christie and Democrat Andrew Cuomo are fiscally conservative governors of populous northeaster states. But the two men, both seen to have presidential ambitions in 2016, have wildly different approaches to their party's national conventions.

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That's My Issue: Gay Rights

Friday, August 24, 2012

It was the Gay Rights Movement in San Francisco - in the mid-seventies - that really imprinted me. It was so powerfully visual; you would see the change from yone year to the next. In the late sixies and early 1970s, one was aware of homosexuals, of course - but ...

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That's My Issue: Draft Ambivalence

Friday, August 24, 2012

A new draft makes sense to my notions of fairness, smart decision-making and national unity. But I have a hard time getting too passionate about imposing a draft.

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That's My Issue: The Soapbox

Friday, August 24, 2012

Somewhere in the boxes of family photos that document all kinds of questionable childhood decisions (the perm in eighth grade, the Little House on the Prairie dress I wore to school once) is a photo of my first wrong call in politics. It was ...

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The Politics of the Curiosity Rover

Thursday, August 23, 2012

As the Chinese rush to make up for lost time, Curiosity delivers a more potent message to the international community: the U.S. is still in the space game, and we're doing more than you.

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Analysis: How Dolan at the RNC Will Affect the Catholic Vote

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cardinal Timothy Dolan will be offering a benediction at the Republican National Convention next week on the same night Mitt Romney will accept his party's nomination for President.

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That's My Issue: Redistricting

Thursday, August 23, 2012

It’s not our ‘party.’ It should be – and we can and must do a lot more than cry!

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Map | Track Isaac's Path in Real Time

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hurricane Isaac, which delayed the start of the GOP convention, made landfall late Tuesday. It hit near the mouth of the Mississippi River at about 6:45 p.m. and sidestepped New Orleans, which marked the 7-year anniversary of Katrina Wednesday. Track Isaac here, with each new forecast from the National Hurricane Center.

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Ahead of Keynote, Christie Says He Doesn't Care About GOP Platform

Thursday, August 23, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he didn't care about the GOP platform and echoed his call for Missouri Congressman Todd Akin to resign less than a week before he delivers the keynote at the Republican National Convention.

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Republicans Look to New Yorkers to Bless Convention

Thursday, August 23, 2012

For its religious blessings during their convention, Republicans are looking to New Yorkers.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the New York archbishop and the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, will give the benediction after Mitt Romney accepts the nomination, Romney announced on Wednesday. Greek Orthodox Archibishop Demetrios, the leader of the archdiocese based in New York City, will give the benediction after Rep. Paul Ryan accepts the nomination for Vice President on Wednesday night.

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Anna in the Swing States: Uneven Economy Leaves Florida Voters Cynical

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The unemployment rate has rapidly improved in Florida this year, but the overall recovery has been uneven at best. As Florida prepares for the national spotlight of the Republican convention, not even its most strident boosters are suggesting the state has fully recovered from the combined blows of a collapsed construction market, foreclosure crisis and job losses that started here in 2007.

It makes for an electoral paradox. Jobs and the economy is by far the top issue for Florida voters, but after five years of struggle, it is not clear how decisive their experiences will be in the voting booth. As President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney’s campaigns hammer on their messages about the economy, those who are still struggling don’t have much hope that a single election will offer salvation.

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NBA Owners Mostly for Romney, but Ballers All About Obama

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Owners of NBA teams may have given more money to Republican election efforts this year, but the players? That’s a very different story.

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That's My Issue: Autonomy over My Body

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

There is truly no commitment greater than the commitment of becoming a mother.

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That's My Issue: Jon Stewart on Experience and Politics (Video)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Is it that if you have experience with something and you understand the complexity of it because you've experienced it, it no longer becomes an entitlement, it's this valid issue that needs to be addressed in a nuanced way.

-- Jon Stewart on personal experience and politics

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That's My Issue: the New Feminism

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

These common "feminist" issues are not my issues.

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That's My Issue: Mitt Romney's Time Abroad (Video)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

"I lived in a way that people of lower middle income in France lived and I said to myself, 'Wow. I sure am lucky to be born in the United States of America.' I said to myself, 'Gosh, going to school is kind of important, and getting as much education as I can and doing as well as I can is important.' That changed my perspective.

-- Mitt Romney on his time in France

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That's My Issue: Ending Voter Apathy

Monday, August 20, 2012

We - a group of liberal-minded New Yorkers in our mid-20s - couldn't simply end America's folly in Iraq. So what could we accomplish?

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Map: Is Your Favorite Sports Team for Romney or Obama?

Monday, August 20, 2012

In a town with two football teams, local fans are divided. Turns out the same goes for the team owners and their politics.

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That's My Issue: Binationals and Gay Marriage

Monday, August 20, 2012

Because immigration is a federal matter, John will not be able to sponsor me for legal permanent residency. If we were a straight couple however, I’d have a green card by now.

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