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Dems Take Control of NY State Senate

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

New York’s last bastion of Republican control -- the State Senate -- has become a Democratic power base, along with the Assembly and Governorship. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Two long-serving Republicans lost, two vacant seats split, two other races remained too close to call, and ...

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Obamanomics

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

What president-elect Obama can do to re-set America’s financial system.

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NYC Celebrates First Black President-Elect

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

All night long, New York City has been celebrating the election of Barack Obama, the first African-American to win the White House. The partying erupted last evening along 125th Street in Harlem with hundreds of people watching the returns on a big screen in front ...

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Chris Shays Knocked Out of Office After 21 Years

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The tidal wave of support for Barack Obama swept Connecticut Republican Congressman Chris Shays out of office after 21 years. He was the last Republican from New England left in Congress and he was taken down by Democrat Jim Himes.

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New Yorkers Dance in the Streets

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Brian Lehrer takes calls from listeners who report thousands dancing in the streets in Harlem, celebrations in the Bronx, drum-playing in Ft. Greene, taxi drivers honking in Hell’s Kitchen, crying in Queens, and flag-bearing skateboarders in Soho.

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NYPD Cops Accused of Assault Are Put on Desk Duty

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Four police officers accused of assaulting and sodomizing a man last month in a Brooklyn subway station have been stripped of their guns and badges while a special grand jury investigates the allegations.

Tattoo parlor worker Michael Mineo says the officers approached him because they thought ...

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Waiting... Waiting... and Waiting to Vote

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Voters in Connecticut and New Jersey have until 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. in New York, to make their opinions known at the polls.

Turnout continues to be heavy. Nellie Vasquez was an early riser, getting in line to vote 15 minutes before her polling site ...

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What’s Black and White and Shrinking?

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Blogger Jeff Jarvis on newspaper and magazine layoffs, and what media can do to save itself.

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Problems at the Polls

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The record turnout is magnifying the the types of glitches that take place in every election, as every machine was needed and every poll worker kept busy.

A broken machine in Park Slope Brooklyn led to a line that snaked out the polling place and down ...

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Voter Resources

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in New York, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. in New Jersey

New Yorkers can verify that they are registered and find their polling place: NY Voter Look Up

New Jersey residents can visit: NJ Voter Look ...

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Nation Reacts as Obama Projected Winner

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Cheers in Times Square, Harlem and Chicago at 11PM on November 4, as all the networks project Barack Obama the President-elect of the United States of America.

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NYC Voters Take Long Lines in Stride

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The lines are long but many people are just happy be there. WNYC's Marianne McCune is in Hamilton Heights in Upper Manhattan where people are calling their friends and taking photos while they wait on line.

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For Some, This Election Means More Than Just Casting a Ballot

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

This morning in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn a long line stretched down Macon Street as residents waited one to two hours to cast their vote at P.S. 262, the El-Hajj Malik al-Shabazz elementary school at the corner of Malcolm X Boulevard.

Egypt Griffin was videotaping the scene ...

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Voting Problems In New Jersey

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

A spokesman for New Jersey Public Advocate Ron Chen says his agency has represented about one hundred voters who were turned away by poll workers for a variety of reasons.

Many have the same complaint as Somerset County resident Lisa Boylan and her husband.

BOYLAN: So we ...

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Fight Gets Tough In New Jersey for Open House Seats

Monday, November 03, 2008

In New Jersey, there are two hotly contested battles for open house seats. WNYC's Bob Hennelly is with us now to preview them.

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New York State Republicans Fight to Hold On to Congressional Seats

Monday, November 03, 2008

The national Republican Party decided last week to pull its money out of all but two congressional races in New York.

It was another sign that the democrats are ascendent in several swing districts.

One of the races the GOP targeted early on and now are in ...

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Mayor Bloomberg Set to Sign Term Limits Bill

Monday, November 03, 2008

Today New Yorkers have one more chance to sound off about the City Council's vote to overturn the term limits law. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: Before Mayor Bloomberg signs the term limit extension measure into law he will get to hear directly from the ...

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Election Eve Campaigning for Obama

Monday, November 03, 2008

Campaign volunteers streamed down by the busload to Pennsylvania this weekend to help out their candidate in a state that could, unlike New York, go either way.

One of them is Kimberly Conway, a lawyer from Brooklyn, volunteering for the Obama campaign. She spoke to us ...

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The New York (Business) State of Mind

Monday, November 03, 2008

From Buffalo to Long Island, state businesses are suffering from a nosedive in consumer confidence.

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New Poll Looks at Key State Senate Races

Monday, November 03, 2008

New York Republicans are hoping to retain their tenuous majority in the State Senate, with Democrats controlling every other entity of state government, and polls showing a tight race in some key Senate districts. WNYC's Fred Mogul reports:

REPORTER: Democrats need to win three seats across ...

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