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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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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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Governor Paterson Tells Legislators, 'No More Borrowing'

Monday, November 03, 2008

As Governor Paterson and state leaders try to figure out how to close a $1.5 billion gap in the state budget, Paterson says they'll have to do it without borrowing.

Paterson says state government has to be managed like a household. He says he fears rating ...

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The End of a Sanitation Era

Monday, November 03, 2008

As Commissioner, Emily Lloyd oversaw the the flow of more than a billion gallons of drinking water every day from upstate reservoirs into New York City homes.

She was also responsible for the treatment of the water flowing out of those bathtubs, dish washers, and storm ...

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Mayor Extends Term Limits

Monday, November 03, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg signed his term limits bill into law, allowing himself and City Council members to run for a third term.

However, before the mayor signed, he got an earful from during the four-hour long public testimony. Several speakers praised the mayor, saying his financial skills ...

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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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In Penn., Latinos at Ease with Obama

Monday, November 03, 2008

There’s been much talk of racism this election season - and not only white racism. The Latino vote may be a deciding factor in some states and throughout this election many Hispanics have spoken of prejudice in their own communities against African-Americans.

But polls are increasingly ...

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PA's Latino Voters on Obama

Monday, November 03, 2008

There’s been much talk of racism this election season, and not only white racism. The Latino vote may be a deciding factor in some states, and over the past year, many Hispanics have spoken of prejudice in their own communities against African-Americans.

But polls are increasingly ...

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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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Staten Island Republicans Try to Hang on to Congressional Seat

Monday, November 03, 2008

One of the most closely watched races locally is in Staten Island, where Republican Bob Straniere is trying to defend Vito Fossella's seat for the GOP.

But polls suggest Councilman Mike McMahon is poised to win and that would make the city's entire congressional delegation Democratic.

Straniere, ...

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Is NJ Prepared for Election Day?

Monday, November 03, 2008

In New Jersey, an early Presidential primary and the heated battle between Senators Obama and Clinton helped draw over a half-million new voters to the rolls. That voter excitement has continued since, with with tens of thousands of prospective voters registering just in time to ...

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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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Election Eve Campaigning for McCain

Monday, November 03, 2008

Local volunteers for John McCain who couldn't make it to Pennyslvania, Ohio, and other battleground states have been hitting the phones.

Many are doing it from home, logging onto the campaign's website to get numbers of registered Republicans to call. Others are doing it in groups.

Retired ...

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NYC Native Makes Podium in Marathon

Monday, November 03, 2008

New Yorkers lined the sidewalks of the five boroughs under brisk, sunny skies yesterday, cheering on the nearly 40,000 runners at the annual marathon.

Queens native Kara Goucher had the best American showing, finishing third. She says New York's marathon is special to her.

GOUCHER: Because I ...

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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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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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Marathon Founder Fred Lebow Profiled in Documentary

Sunday, November 02, 2008

The arrival of marathon day in New York City can seem as inevitable as the coming of November itself. But it wasn't always that way. WNYC's Weekend Edition host Brian Zumhagen talks with director Judd Ehrlich about his documentary "Run for Your Life." It explores ...

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Get-Out-the-Vote Rallies Held Around the City

Sunday, November 02, 2008

A Harlem get out the vote Saturday was one of several events held around the city to encourage people to show up at the polls on Election Day.

REPORTER: Harlem State Senator Bill Perkins, one of several elected officials at the event, says they're not taking ...

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New Jersey US Senate Candidates Meet in Final Debate

Sunday, November 02, 2008

In New Jersey, the two major party candidates for U.S. Senate met in their final debate Saturday night. Republican challenger Dick Zimmer said incumbent Frank Lautenberg has been ineffective while serving a quarter-century in Washington. But the Democrat cited accomplishments, including securing funding for port ...

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Arab and Muslim Voters React to Assertions that Obama is a Muslim

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s detractors have sometimes accused the Illinois Senator of being Muslim and Arab –- as if those were dirty words or smears. That's been disturbing to many Arab and Muslim Americans – even though they say they're used to it, as ...

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