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Quinn Reticent on Term Limit Position

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

As Mayor Bloomberg's bill to repeal term limits was introduced to the City Council, the body's speaker, Christine Quinn, has yet to take a position on the controversial measure. Speaker Quinn says she's continuing to deliberate with her Democratic colleagues on what position she should ...

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Bailout Only the Beginning, Clinton Says

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Sen. Hillary Clinton says the $700 billion bailout plan is just the beginning of what needs to be done to prevent an even deeper economic crisis from unfolding in the U.S. She says Congress should adopt a program to rewrite mortgages and reset terms for ...

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Keep an Eye on Student Loan Markets, Schumer Warns

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Sen. Charles Schumer is asking federal officials to keep a close eye on the student loans market. He says private banks are severely limiting or cutting off their access to student loans.

SCHUMER: If the doors of education are closed because of this financial crisis and ...

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City Lawmakers get First Look at Term Limits Bill Today

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

City lawmakers get their first look today at the language in Mayor Bloomberg's bill to extend term limits. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports on what's next.

City Council members have yet to see the Bloomberg bill itself, but were told it seeks to extend the current two ...

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World Wide Financial Markets & Wall Street

Monday, October 06, 2008

Despair about a weakening global economy swept over Wall Street.

Here with some analysis of the day’s financial news is BusinessWeek's Financial Editor Adrienne Carter.

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Council Members Debate Term Limits

Monday, October 06, 2008

Several Council members heading into this afternoon's Democratic caucus said they were still undecided about how to vote on repealing term limits without going back to voters that have twice cast ballots to keep them in place.

Even City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has yet to ...

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VP Debate Companion Archive

Monday, October 06, 2008

The Takeaway: Hey, folks! We'll be starting things shortly! 7:48

Andrea Bernstein: Andrea here, from the spin room. Big news today for the GOP, McCain is "pulling out" of Michigan. Which is to say he's not spending big money there anymore. His campaign hastily convened a conference call to say, contrary ...

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Dem Caucus to Debate Term Limits

Monday, October 06, 2008

Democrats will meet behind closed doors today with Council Speaker Christine Quinn to decide what to do with Mayor Bloomberg's call to change the city's term limits law. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports.

REPORTER: For two-thirds of the Council's 51 members the debate will be very much ...

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Only 1 in 3 Public Clinics Provide Emergency Contraception

Monday, October 06, 2008

The Health and Hospitals Corporation, which runs most of the clinics, says the medication known as "the morning after pill" is widely available. They claim the problem is mis-information provided by phone operators.

Public Advocate Betsey Gotbaum's staff compiled the report after calling them anonymously.

HHC pledges ...

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Wall Street Consumers Not Comforted By Bailout

Monday, October 06, 2008

Panicky investors sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average below 10,000 at one point in the trading day.

Trader Alan Valdes says that's a vote of "no confidence" in the stock market.

VALDES: It is a psychological number you want to see held. and if they don't hold ...

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Presidential Debate Night Schedule

Monday, October 06, 2008

8PM on AM 820 and 93.9 FM Election Reset with Brian Lehrer

9PM on AM 820 and 93.9 FM Presidential Debate moderated by Tom Brokaw

11PM on AM 820 NPR Debate Special

11PM on 93.9 FM New Sounds

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Who's Really to Blame for Financial Crisis? Clinton Says Not the Left

Monday, October 06, 2008

As Republicans and Democrats blame one another for the roots of the current financial crisis, Senator Hillary Clinton is defending a 1977 law that was strengthened by her husband, President Clinton, that expanded home mortgages to low-income families.

Some conservatives are blaming the 'Community Reinvestment Act' ...

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Penn. Voter Drive on Over Drive

Monday, October 06, 2008

Today is the last day for voter registration in Pennsylvania. Over the weekend, hundreds of New Yorkers headed out to the battleground state. WNYC's Arun Venugopal tagged along to North Philadelphia with some Obama volunteers.

REPORTER: The bus empties out in the 11th Ward of Philadelphia, ...

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Review of Immigrants Legal Assistance Spurs Worry

Monday, October 06, 2008

The right for immigrants to appeal a deportation order because of their attorney's mistakes or incompetence is under review, and immigrant advocates fear it’s in jeopardy. WNYC Marianne McCune has more.

REPORTER: There are some great immigration attorneys, and some bad ones. Even some con artists. ...

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Former Lehman CEO Gets Grilled By Congress

Monday, October 06, 2008

Congreesmembers cited documents indicating Lehman steered millions of dollars to executives as the company was nearing bankruptcy.

One of two Republicans on the panel, Connecticut Congressman Chris Shays, says he shares Americans' disbelief about the size of some executive pay packages.

SHAYS: To those of us on ...

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Wooing Voters In Pennsylvania

Monday, October 06, 2008

With its 21 electoral votes, Pennsylvania is one of the most highly-contested battleground states.

And, with the McCain campaign’s decision to pull out of Michigan, the battle over Pennsylvania is likely to get even more fierce.

Today is the deadline for registering voters in Pennsylvania and yesterday ...

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New Jersey Lawmakers to Devote Session to Economy

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Now that the $700 billion national economic bailout package has been signed into law, the New Jersey Assembly is preparing to tackle economic conditions closer to home. Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts announced last week a plan to break with tradition and devote the entire session ...

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Schumer Wants Federal Direct Loans for Small Businesses

Sunday, October 05, 2008

New York Senator Charles Schumer says he wants the Small Business Administration to make short-term loans available to companies that are hurting.

SCHUMER: Because the banks are frozen in what they're doing, it hurts small business that depend on these daily and weekly lines of credit.

REPORTER: ...

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New Show Features Drag Queen House Balls

Sunday, October 05, 2008

A new show opened this week at the Vineyard theater, called Wig Out! It's the story of a community of drag queens and their "house balls" -- the performance competitions among them. It tells multiple love stories, through song and poetic storytelling. And its cast ...

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Councilmembers Seek Referendum on Proposed Term Limit Repeal

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg's effort to repeal term limits is meeting with some opposition from the city council.

REPORTER: On the steps of City Hall Saturday, councilmembers Bill De Blasio and Letitia James introduced legislation that would put the mayor's propsoal to the voters. DeBlasio told WNYC that ...

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