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Wrapping Up The Iowa Caucuses

Friday, January 04, 2008

Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee won handily in last night's Iowa caucuses.

In an unexpected turn, Hillary Clinton came in 3rd, a half a point behind John Edwards. Former mayor Rudy Giuliani spent the caucus in Iowa and came in sixth on the Republican side.

Here with us to discuss the results ...

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Live Coverage of the New Hampshire Primaries

Friday, January 04, 2008

WNYC New York and New Hampshire Public Radio bring you live coverage of the New Hampshire primaries on January 8th starting at 8PM. Host Brian Lehrer brings you the results as they come in as well as reports from WNYC's Andrea Bernstein at Clinton headquarters and Elaine Rivera at Giuliani ...

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City Schools Receive Awards Cash

Friday, January 04, 2008

REPORTER: PS 46 in Queens will get an extra $14,000 from the Department of Education.

It's one of 134 city schools to receive part of the $3.4 million allocated to schools that made significant improvements in education.

PS 46 principal Marsha Goldberg says she plans to use the money for new educational ...

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Giulaini Spends Caucuses in Florida, New Hampshire

Friday, January 04, 2008

New Hampshire Public Radio's Josh Rogers reports.

After speaking to workers at the Segway headquarters in Bedford, Rudy Giuliani defended his campaign’s decision to focus on Florida and the many states that vote on February 5th.

He says the compressed election schedule requires a non-traditional approach and that he’s not concerned that ...

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Giuliani Spends Caucuses in Florida

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Candidates from both parties have invested their time and money in Iowa - but to different extents.

From the group of leading contenders, only Rudy Giuliani decided to forgo the state altogether in the days leading up to today's caucus.

WNYC's Fred Mogul stopped by Giuliani headquarters in Des Moines to see ...

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Bronx Families Fight for Childcare

Thursday, January 03, 2008

REPORTER: Lucille Murray currently serves about 150 children and is slated to be closed next week.

The Administration for Children's Services says it found serious financial mismanagement and fraud at the center.

Elected officials and parents don't dispute that, but say the city should find another group to run the daycare.

Public Advocate ...

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Investigation Begins Into Tankleff Case

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Marty Tankleff says he's grateful and relieved that the Suffolk County District Attorney will not re-try him for the 1988 murders of his parents, but he suggests the issue is far from over. WNYC's Amy Eddings reports.

Tankleff was behind bars for more than 17 years for the murders, but was ...

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City's Teen Smoking Rate Declines

Thursday, January 03, 2008

About 8.5% of the city's teenagers now smoke - that's half as many as it was just 6 years ago and about a third the current rate nationwide.

A big reason for the decrease is the higher price of cigarettes, which is felt by teens more than adults.

A fairly graphic ad ...

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The Return of Late Night Shows

Thursday, January 03, 2008

REPORTER: Letterman's company, Worldwide Pants, struck a deal with the Writer's Guild which enabled the writers to come back to work.

For the show's ritual Top 10 list, Letterman enlisted writers still on strike to give their demands.

LETTERMAN: Number 2, from Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Chris Albers, "I don't have ...

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Barack Obama Gives Victory Speech in Iowa

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Barack Obama gives his victory speech in Iowa, beginning with "they said this day would never come...."

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Sen. Clinton Concedes in Iowa

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Sen. Hillary Clinton, unbowed by a third-place finish in the Iowa Democratic caucuses, congratulated Sen. Obama and Sen. Edwards and said America needs a new beginning.

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Clintons Campaign in Leadup to Caucus

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Senator Hillary Clinton faces her first electoral test outside New York state today when Iowans go to caucus. WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein reports from Des Moines.

In a hall stuffed way over capacity, former President Bill Clinton, dressed in black jeans and a blazer, introduced his wife as the only one ready ...

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Huckabee Thanks Supporters in Iowa

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Mike Huckabee rode a wave of support from evangelical Christians to win, he thanks his supporters and his family.

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John McCain Concedes Defeat in Iowa

Thursday, January 03, 2008

After coming in 4th in Iowa, McCain concedes saying he plans to win in New Hampshire and Michigan.

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Update From Iowa as Caucus Day Dawns

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Voters in Iowa make their picks for Republican and Democratic presidential candidates in caucuses tonight. The first official test in the 2008 presidential race is expected to be a close one.

WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein and Fred Mogul are in Des Moines and they join us now.

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Edwards Concedes in Iowa

Thursday, January 03, 2008

John Edwards concedes in Iowa where he came in behind Barack Obama. Edwards said the one thing that was clear in Iowa is that the status quo lost and change won.

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New Jersey's Budget Woes Continue

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

New Jersey has started 2008 with the 3rd largest budget deficit in the US - that's according to a recent review by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

It found 13 states, including several of the country's largest, face budget shortfalls in 2008.

But, only California and New York face larger ...

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Garden State Considers Historic Apology

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

This week, New Jersey lawmakers are expected to consider a measure that would make it the first northern state - and the 5th state overall - to apologize for slavery.

The bill's sponsor, Assemblyman William Payne, says if former Confederate states can do it, why can't a northeast state?

Legislators in Maryland, ...

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City’s Teen Smokers Declining

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

The smoking rate among the city's teenagers has dropped to 8.5 percent - the lowest on record, and well below the national average of 23 percent.

REPORTER: According to Health Commissioner Tom Frieden, teens are more sensitive to the higher prices of cigarettes, and have responded to public health campaigns.

FRIEDEN: It's ...

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Suspect Dies While in Police Custody

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

The Police Department says a burglary suspect died while in custody, before charges were filed against him.

The suspect was arrested after officers responded to a 911 call yesterday afternoon, concerning a burglary in progress in the Bronx.

After the suspect was arrested, but before he was taken to a local precinct ...

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